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Personal Work – Crash Site

I had mixed feelings about taking and subsequently posting this picture.

Assignment 5: Narrative and Illustration – Subject Choice

At the weekend I took photographs of the Leicester Forest Cycling Club’s road race. Rather than just shoot pictures of the race itself, I asked people that were riding if they’d mind me following them for the day, the idea being that the set would have a more narrative feel and tell the story of […]

Exercise – Evidence of action

Showing a narrative through a sequence of images can tell the story that the photographer has in mind, leading the audience through the narrative from start to finish, showing plenty of detail and leaving no room for misunderstanding. However, a sequence is not always possible or desirable. We may want the viewer to do some of […]

Personal Work – Bradgate Strangers

Following the prescriptive exercises of the previous section of the course, I fancied a project outside of the syllabus that would challenge me in other ways.

Exercise – The lighting angle

This exercise shows us the effect of moving a light source around the subject, or rather what information we can give on the subjects colour, shape and form by lighting from different angles.

Exercise – Softening the light

Most photographs are taken during the day using sunlight as their light source.

Exercise – Outdoors at night

I’d like to think that I’m pretty well versed in night time photography

Exercise – Judging colour temperature 2

This exercise further reinforces the different colours of daylight.

Assignment 2 – Elements of Design

The second section of the Art of Photography course builds on the basics of the first and leads us through a series of exercises that explore the use of design elements in composition.

Exercise – Implied Lines

In the course of writing this blog, I’ve often found it frustrating that I can’t post pictures that are subject to copyright here. The course notes tell us not to, even though, when I do link to the picture elsewhere, it often hasn’t been credited properly.