Project 2, Photography as Information – Exercise 5.3

Exercise 5.3 Looking again at Henri Cartier Bresson’s photograph Behind the Gare Saint-Lazarre,  introduced earlier in the module (Part 3 Traces of Time, Project 3 – What Matters Is To Look) we are asked to say whether there is a ‘pivotal point’ to which the eye returns. The point, is surely, the place where the … More Project 2, Photography as Information – Exercise 5.3

Project 1, The Distance Between Us – Exercise 5.2, part B – Personal Archive

Following on from Exercise 5.2 which required an homage to a chosen photographer and image further homage is requested from my personal archive. Whilst I have rarely deliberately set out to celebrate known photographers I have emulated some of the subject choices of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Image 1 – Water tower near Ossett Whilst … More Project 1, The Distance Between Us – Exercise 5.2, part B – Personal Archive

Project 1 – The Distance Between Us – Exercise 5.2

Exercise 5.2 The exercise requires an homage to a photographer of my choosing. I am asked to select a particular photograph and respond to it in whatever form I might wish. The photographer chosen is Joseph Wright and the particular image is Image 4 from his series Edgelands – The Floods and is reproduced here for educational … More Project 1 – The Distance Between Us – Exercise 5.2

Part 5, Project 1 – The Distance Between Us – Exercise 5.1

Exercise 5.1 Exercise 5.1 requires that the camera is used as a measuring device. Not as has previously been demonstrated in terms of a meter of light as in Exercise 4.1, nor as a measure of distance by the scale of the focussing ring but in terms of whether a connection might be found between … More Part 5, Project 1 – The Distance Between Us – Exercise 5.1

Part 4, Project 4 – Exercise 4.5 – Considering Creativity

Exercise 4.5 – Considering Creativity A search engine image search for “church” returns many images.    As these images are the top images returned by a search engine; they are the images ‘wanted’ by those who are searching for an image of a church. Search engines track responses and then display what is responded to. Many … More Part 4, Project 4 – Exercise 4.5 – Considering Creativity

Part 4 Project 4, Exercise 4.4 – Ex Nihilo

Exercise 4.4 The exercise requires taking a starting point shooting in a studio or a controlled environment that replicates a studio and ‘building’ shots “Ex Nihilo” – from nothing. To build from nothing using studio lighting is a great opportunity to learn about how light works in terms of its quality, its contrast, its direction and … More Part 4 Project 4, Exercise 4.4 – Ex Nihilo

Part 4, Project 3 The Beauty of Artificial Light – Exercise 4.3

Exercise 4.3 Artificial light can be found in many forms. Cinematographer Christopher Doyle is renowned for his work with light and his skill at capturing the artificial light playing upon people faces can be seen in the film In the Mood for Love. In watching some of the film it can be understood that the … More Part 4, Project 3 The Beauty of Artificial Light – Exercise 4.3