Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Maciej Dakowicz- Photographing- Alchohol, Nights out and pubs

Photographing a Drinking culture in Cardiff. Scenes of this nature are not uncommon around Britain, If we were to walk through a town centre around midnight onwards these type of incidents are all too common.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Preconceived Ideas (judging stereotypes) Deta Pepe

Deta Pepe, Portraits with Men

Here Deta Pepe has photographed herself in various situations to highlight how peoples opinions of a person can change dramatically due to different reasons such as; how they dress, where they live, their hobbies and possessions and maybe most interestingly the men with which they spend time. The fact Deta casts herself in these self staged portraits reflects the concept fantastically well.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011

Sketch Book Help

Photography ART1


Staged Narrative                  

1, Each Genre must be explored with a genre overview, which discusses genre conventions and characteristics. These genre conventions must be applied to images with a description to explain why they are used. (if applicable)
2, An conceptual Body of work must be chosen for each genre and studied and discussed. Conceptual information researched and applied to chosen images. This will be backed up with descriptions and justifications of visual conventions within the images that help portray this concept. This proves understanding of the concept and ability to analyse. Students can also apply the original genre conventions to the conceptual bodies of work.  
3, Lastly in the genre section of the Sketch Books, students will include their own genre specific images and discuss concept and genre conventions. This will be accompanied by a personal reflection on how successful they believe their attempt to shoot in this genre was. Visual conventions should be discussed and critiqued also. (e.g. mis en scene, composition, lighting)

Creative Making
Saturation and contrast                  
Hard, Soft and Low Key Lighting                  
Low Mo/Fi
Shot Types/Angles                  
I.S.O, Aperture, Shutter Speed
White Balance                  
3 point Lighting

Students should experiment and learn how and when to use these various creative techniques. Reflection should be considered for all. How well have their own attempts gone? How could it improve? A description of how these processes are created/used should also be logged. All students own work is considered in the marking of Sketch Books.


Now students understand genre, concept and creative making, they will begin to plan and capture their own conceptual bodies of work. A genre and concept will be researched and planned. Students will be involved in critiques of one another’s work to help develop visual and conceptual quality. Creative Making should reflect concept and all images consider and apply composition, correct camera Tech and lighting. All students’ final work will be accompanied with an artist’s statement, which discusses concept.

Documentary photography

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Long Exposures/ Slow shutter speeds= Light Painting

How to create light painting (Basics)

Light Painting Animation

Behind the scenes of Light Painting Animation

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Ensuring you remember good DSLR "Tech" settings

Aperture, Shutter Speed and I.S.O are all crucial to ensure a good quality and correctly lit image. TO ensure you reflect on this good practice, a tip. Keep your images that you believe have applied the correct settings and come out really nice. Keep a note of the light you have taken your images in. For example, the below photographs have been taken in stark sun light with no cloud cover at all. Now I have imported my images to the Macs and if I have forgotten what settings I have used to create these images that I am happy with, we can still find out the settings. Click on the image icon/file once and then hold down (cmd) and (i). Then click on the information tab. The software then relays the setting information back to us. So my recent walk around the fields local to my house resulted in the images below which came out well. I now know the exact settings to shoot when there is low sunshine, around 3-5pm and no cloud cover.

1/160 Shutter Speed, 4.5 aperture, I.S.O 100

1/160 Shutter Speed, 4.5 aperture, I.S.O 100
1/200 Shutter Speed, 4.5 aperture, I.S.O 100
1/160 Shutter Speed, 4.5 aperture, I.S.O 100

1/160 Shutter Speed, 4.5 aperture, I.S.O 100

1/80 Shutter Speed, 4.5 aperture, I.S.O 100