Thursday, 27 September 2012

brainstorms for art3

A2 (ART3) at a glance

1.Title Page
2.The relationship between I.S.O, Aperture and Shutter speed
3. Night Photography
4. Studio Lighting

5. Brainstorm of personal starting point (finalise 1 or 2 ideas)
6. 2x Conceptual Photographer analysis that link to your concept idea
7. 2 x Visual/Medium influences analysis
8. What are my intentions?

9. Practical idea development (photo shoots and reflection)
10. Final Presentation

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Students work - Painting with light on location

Jessie Kendall

Jessie Kendall

Jessie Kendall

Jessie Kendall

John Russel
John Russel
John Russel
John Russel

John Russel

Monday, 24 September 2012

Student images, Kellie Lock, Sam Peddle Banks

Here Kellie and Sam have taken to the task of lighting scenes with manual lights and slow shutter speeds. Kellie has taken on the really vivid and interesting subject matter of decay and abandonment and shot it beautifully. Sam on the other hand has made a very average location (his back garden) and lit it in a way that adds a cinematic and dramatic feel to a everyday location. Note how the difference in colour tone has given off connotations of warmth and cold and totally changed our impression of these locations.

Kellie Lock

Kellie Lock
Kellie Lock

Kellie Lock
Sam Peddle Banks

Sam Peddle Banks

Sam Peddle Banks

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Reflecting on night photography

Title Night Photography

Subtitled Capturing Still Life, Light Painting, Night Motion

-Intro – What was your task? Where you did it? Why? What you used? Why?
-Use a variety of images to show progression and different techniques/camera tech used.
-Remember to discuss the relationship of aperture, I.S.O and Shutter Speed when mentioning Camera tech.
-Describe the type of light/light sources you used and how this effected the image and your camera tech
-Discuss what object you photographed used and why you used it?
-Discuss any problems you encountered and how you overcame them?
-Use sophisticated language and consider your presentation.
-Discuss any post production

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Klavdij Sluban - Working with Adolescent Prisoners

Klavdij Sluban – Working with Adolescent Prisons

“To work for a long period inside a jail you do need a certain kind of trust from their side you must ensure subjects are aware and believe in your project. Its your job as a photographer to do that.”
Adolescence is a crucial period of one’s life. I decided to photograph this age group within Prisons because of their energy. To be imprisoned at this young age means they have a quest beyond the norm, I show them how their energy (rage, violence, hatred...) can be channeled through art. It is much more efficient. And on top of it, you can even be rewarded for it through recognition, because we all need recognition.
The primary goal is photographic. To show the kids something constructive is possible in these conditions. It’s very important to have a precise goal, but it is also out of moral considerations. I do not question the fact they are in jail, but I give them the tool to question themselves, their confinement, and the space they are confined in. The work has 2 results, exposure to ousiders and an attempt to help the insiders, to take them out of their imprisonment without them leaving.

Klavdij Sluban: Lens Culture Conversations with Photographers from Jim Casper on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A interview with Jeff Cowen

Here Jeff Cowen talks about his process of making a body of work. The issues of his unconventional strategy to, how he finds inspiration, what are his creative making techniques and how he approaches concept.

Jeff Cowen Photographic Works, Artist Talk, Köln 2012 from Jim Casper on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Reflecting on the relationship of Aperture, Shutter Speed and I.S.O in Sketchbooks

 1.Only stick in technically perfect images for your final pieces

Rules under or over exposed
    1b. Ensure your aperture setting reflects the correct depth of field
    1c. Nice framing/composition

2. Mistaken images can be stuck in to show process and workings out but only if
 you have perfect images afterwards

3. Discuss what you had to do to shutter speed and I.S.O as a result of shooting on a
 particular aperture setting. (Don’t forget tripod) try and write as a commentary, almost a self reflective guide/diary.

4. Also discuss framing, composition, portrait genre objectives you have applied or not?

Within this reflection demonstrate an ability to express clear understandings of the relationship between ;
Aperture, Shutter Speed and I.S.O

Monday, 3 September 2012

Art and Design grade boundaries

After a year which saw grade boundaries move tremendously it is important we take note of where the grade boundaries moved to but aim to surpass them to ensure we achieve the grades we want.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Analysing/Reflecting checklist

When analysing photographers work or reflecting on your own practice, be it conceptually or technically, use the following checklist to ensure you cover as many areas as possible. Remember "A" grades have to be "rigorous"

Technical Analysis - Consider;

Composition - Rule of Thirds - TABLES
Light - Natural - Manipulated - Studio - 3 pointing - Low Key - Hard/Soft
Shutter Speed - Motion blur - Still movement
Aperture - Depth of Field - Area of Focus
White Balance - What type of light source does the image have? What W.B would be needed?
I.S.O - Grain - Noise - Does the camera need to be sensitive to light?
Lens - Wide - Zoom - Macro - Low Aperture

Remember if you move/change your Aperture, Shutter Speed or I.S.O the other 2 out the 3 key camera controls need to change to accommodate this. At A2 you need to prove you understand how they are all linked.


Remember to answer all the following questions by referencing specific images and details about those images. Do not be generic be detailed and specific.

Purpose - Why has this image been taken? To show, help, document, evidence, tell?
Meaning - What does it mean? Who does is concern? What are the benefits?
Context - When the work took place? Where the work took place? How does that concern the concept/purpose and meaning?
Political - Does the work try and give out a political message/view point/standing?
Social - Does the work highlight a social concern problem/success?
For Who? Who do you think the audience for this work is? Why so?