Exercise 3.8 – Re-photographing

Take a photo of a person’s face. Set up a small arrangement of objects. Re-photograph a photograph or collection can help different elements in the composition to gel into the same visual ‘space’. I am trying to move through some of these exercises a little quicker than in the past. I have been spending too long…

Exercise 3.7 – A significant object

You probably own many significant objects, from a wedding ring to old clothes, trophies of achievement to mementos that recall special events or times of your life, like toys or records. Choose one of these to photograph. This mustn’t be a general thing like ‘flowers’ but something entirely specific to you. Respect the fact that this…

Exercise 3.6 – Mixing Genres

This exercise allowed us to pick a subject and produce four photographs that cover each of these genres: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life and Story. The subject could be anything at all but had to be the same throughout. I generally quite like mixing things in the image, and because of this wanted to try and…

Exercise 3.5 Photographs from text

“Choose a text that has meaning for you… Try to generate visual ideas that communicate something about the text… How would you turn that text into a photograph or a series of photographs?.. When you’ve finished your work, place the photograph or photographs you’ve made with the text, side-by-side.” I had spent quite a while…