Tag Archives: reflection

Personal Work – Crash Site

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

David Gibson – The street photographer’s manual

Another book that I’ve been reading recently is David Gibson‘s Street Photography Manual. Gibson is a member of the on-line collective of street photographers called In-Public which has been ‘a pivotal influence’ apparently in the growing popularity of street photography.

Content versus techique

As I prepare to begin the fifth and final part of the Art of Photography course, Illustration and Narrative, I’ve begun to think about the content of my photographs rather than just the technique.

Assignment 4 – Subject Choice

I’ve now completed all but one of the exercises in the lighting section of the course. The one I’ve missed is the impractical ‘lighting through the day’ that required repeat visits to the same spot between sunrise and sunset. Given that there are 18 hours of daylight at this time of year and I work […]

Gallery Visits, Brussels

Last week, I was lucky enough to be able to spend a few days in Brussels. I visited with my wife, mother-, sister- and uncle-in-law. While they were busy seeing the sites of a city I’ve visited a couple of times previously, I headed out to see a few of the many photography shows on […]

Assignment 2 – Tutor Feedback

Last night I received my tutor’s report on my second assignment – the Elements of Design.

Intent

It’s very rare that I’ll ask a stranger for a picture, but whenever I have, the stranger has always obliged.

Study Visit – Dayanita Singh

I saw a lot of photography on Saturday. I went to London for my second study visit with the OCA, to see ‘Go Away Closer’ by Dayanita Singh at the Southbank’s Hayward Gallery. Making the most of the trip, and feeling like the wide-eyed boy from the sticks, I planned to see the Home Truths: Photography, […]

Assignment 1 – Contrast: Tutor Feedback

Last night I received my tutor’s feedback on my first assignment. It had taken a while, but was worth the wait. The opening sentence said: ‘you have submitted an excellent first assignment’. I was tempted to close the email at that point but I read on and was happy with the very positive feedback on the […]

Reflection – The course so far

Over the last week or so, it feels like I’ve begun to make improved progress with the course. I’ve particularly enjoyed the study of lines in composition for a couple of reasons. Firstly, having had time off in Poland, spending Christmas with my wife’s family, has mean that I’ve had the time, and importantly daylight […]