Category: Learning log

Overall Evaluation

Exploring myself through photography has been a natural occurrence throughout the course and I feel I am beginning to become more able to place myself amongst other photographers. However, I feel I can explore this so much further and look forward to doing so in the subsequent courses and beyond. Photography is an ever-evolving journey…

Exercise 5.1

Use your camera as a measuring device. This doesn’t refer to the distance scale on the focus ring(!). Rather, find a subject that you have an empathy with and take a sequence of shots to ‘explore the distance between you’. Add the sequence to your learning log, indicating which is your ‘select’ – your best…

Exercise 5.3

Exercise 5.3 Look again at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photograph Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare in Part Three. (If you can get to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London you can see an original print on permanent display in the Photography Gallery.) Is there a single element in the image that you could say is the pivotal…

Exercise 5.2

Exercise 5.2 Select an image by any photographer of your choice and take a photograph in response to it. You can respond in any way you like to the whole image or to just a part of it, but you must make explicit in your notes what it is that you’re responding to. Is it…

Assignment 4 – Research

  My chosen subject for assignment 4 was to be myself and use self-portraiture along with artificial lighting techniques. I came across many photographers whilst I explored the subject of self portrait. Cindy Sherman, for instance, used photography to explore self portraiture and the nature of perception in a viewers eyes. She played out and…

Exercise 4.5

Exercise 4.5 Make a Google Images search for ‘landscape’, ‘portrait’, or any ordinary subject such as ‘apple’ or ‘sunset’. Add a screengrab of a representative page to your learning log and note down the similarities you find between the images. Now take a number of your own photographs of the same subject, paying special attention…

Exercise 4.4

Exercise 4.4 Use a combination of quality, contrast, direction and colour to light an object in order to reveal its form. For this exercise we recommend that you choose a natural or organic object such as an egg, stone, vegetable or plant, or the human face or body, rather than a man-made object. Man-made or…