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Research for Exercise 1.4 – Framing

For this exercise I wanted to really understand what is meant by framing.  Up to this point I had thought that it meant using objects such as a window frame or a group of trees to  frame the subject. What … Continue reading

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Research for Part 1 – From that moment onwards……

As part of my research for Part 1 of the course, I considered composition and the use of “The Rule of Thirds”[1], Gestalt principles of dynamic symmetry, and principles of image composition[2]. There were many articles advising on how to … Continue reading

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Exercise 5.2

Select an image by any photographer of your choice and take a photograph in response to it. You can respond in any way you like to the whole image or to just a part of it, but you must make … Continue reading

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Exercise 5.1: The Distance Between Us

Use your camera as a measuring device. This doesn’t refer to the distance scale on the focus ring(!). Rather, find a subject that you have an empathy with and take a sequence of shots to ‘explore the distance between you’. … Continue reading

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Exercise 4.4

Exercise 4.4 Use a combination of quality, contrast, direction and colours to light an object in order to reveal its form. For this exercise we recommend that you choose a natural or organic object such as an egg, stone, vegetable … Continue reading

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Exercise 4.3

Capture ‘the beauty of artificial light’ in a short sequence of shots (‘beauty’ is, of course, a subjective term). The correct white balance setting will be important; this can get tricky –but interesting – if there are mixed light sources … Continue reading

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Exercise 4.5

  Make a Google Images search for ‘landscape’, ‘portrait’, or any ordinary subject such as ‘apple’ or ‘sunset’. Add a screengrab of a representative page to your learning log and note down the similarities you find between the images. Now … Continue reading

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