Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Learn from common mistakes in your new unit.

1) Constantly check the week by week schedule and ensure you keep up to date with tasks and reflection. When students get behind it limits them to push themselves and tasks become almost tick box, rather then excelling.

2) Ensure photographer research is informed by contextual research on the issue the body of work discusses to increase knowledge and sophistication of written work. 

3) Ensure reflection is critical, not descriptive and identifies any weakness and sets it as a target on the next shoot. Examiners do not just want to hear how happy you are with the shoot....every shoot. Reflection should also not be simply a log diary of what you did. This can occur but again it needs to be critical and show refinement. 

4) Some students on the last unit you were slow to begin shooting, ensure you hit the ground running and do not be afraid to experiment and learn from doing. Theres nothing worse than a rushed and under developed final piece. 

5) Students should ensure they have strong visual influences, consider lighting and project the intended concept in their work.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Isabel M. Martinez -Quantum Blink series

Creative ideas for new projects

Henri Cartier-Bresson on Luck and Geometry


A fantastic article by Adam Marelli analysing the work of Bresson and how he uses geometry to his adavnatge. REad more about it here: http://www.adammarelliphoto.com/2012/05/henri-cartier-bresson-vs-ferdinando-scianna/

Rosetta Whitehead wins Fotoura Light Painting competition

winning image
Rosetta Whitehead - "Having worked in the field of holography- working in a dark room was something I became familiar with. Fascinated with the female form and surreal imagery; light painting was the perfect medium for me. After stumbling across the technique by mistake; suddenly the world of possibilities opened up before me. I've been light painting ever since. There is nothing more magical than that moment, when  you are waiting for the image to pop up onto your screen, finding that things you could not imagine, have occurred. I have been light painting for over 6 years, and I will be light painting for many years to come."

Some more of her work here: http://rosettapierra.net/
See more images and tutorials on light painting here: http://fotoura.com/themes/light-painting/

Some motivation...

Jenny Jones triumphs at the winter olympics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/winter-olympics/24733141

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Interior Design, Minimalism, Collage,

Inspiration for Photography projects does not have to come from Photographers. Here are some images from an interior design blogger who has considered texture and colour palette that blend together seamlessly. The collage has been placed together to create a minimalist and attractive piece.

http://emmas.blogg.se/2013/august/ (post found below)  

http://emmas.blogg.se (homepage)