Exercise 4.6 Using image layers in Photoshop

Layer a series of photographs that include deep shadow – Choose 4 final images – Place the layers on top of one another and change the blends. This exercise was quite fun actually. I used 4 images I have taken over the last couple of weeks. I did this essentially to provide variety in the…

Exercise 4.5 Layers

Look out of a window from inside and make a photograph that includes all three of these elements: foreground detail in front of the window, a reflection of something otherwise unseen in the window, background environment on the other side of the window.   I really need to attempt this exercise again at night and…

Exercise 4.4 Patchwork

For some reason I decided to make each grid a day. A journey if you like. Not step by step, not chronologically but focused on a single day. There was no formulated timing of shooting – so no shot every hour or whatever. I simply did what I often do and took my camera for…

Exercise 4.3 Assembly

I set up the camera outside – I had an idea that I would build a big tower – if I can’t succeed in terms of quality then I can at least do well in terms of scale. Its difficult finding an empty space in our garden, so I chose a least full section. The…

Picture Analysis – Laura Letinsky

My autocorrect keeps wanting to change Letinsky to Lewinsky, which shows that even successful photographers have a smaller profile than White House interns. The image quality in the handout seemed quite poor to me for what was expected – not especially in comparison to others in the book – but considering the difficulty in assessing…

Exercise 4.2 Constructed imagergy

We have had builders in and the house has been all over the place. However, it did mean that some rooms were empty for painting and new carpets blah blah. So I had some space, which I could use. Over some time I started just moving things into a wall space. I would go off,…

Exercise 4.1 Fragments

I wanted to avoid the normal grouping of still lives. I wasn’t opposed to doing traditional style lives – but just wanted to play with the set-up really. So because of this I chose traditional still life objects, bottle, fruit, flowers – the usual – but tried to mess a bit with the structure. I…

Assignment three – And another one

As I mentioned last time the printer has managed to speed up some of his processes, and hence this page was reproduced much quicker than before. Now to be fair to the guy, this page was in better condition, with less creasing and foxing. So according to our discussion today, that made it much easier…

Assignment Three – Another clone

This morning I went to the printers to pick up the latest re-print of pages from the Illustrated History of Clowns and Clowning. Because of the high quality of the work the printers are producing, it has worked out very expensive to get it laid out, copied, images made, and then finally printed. Because of…

Exercise 3.11 Visual Evidence

“Make four photographs that document the place where you’re reading this and the act of reading it. Be as neutral, as dispassionate as possible. This is visual evidence.” I simply sat in one of the places I sometimes do my work – not always the same place as I get bored – and took 4 shots – front, left,…

Assignment 3 – Clones

I am always interested in ‘found’ works – the act of finding, and choosing to present, and present in a certain way making them a certain type of art work. I have used them to some extent in this segment of the course. In 2012 I was browsing through an Oxfam book store in Balham, London. It…

Exercise 3.10 – A formal portrait

Who means a lot to you? It could be the person closest to you emotionally, with whom you’ve shared important life experiences. Or perhaps its an old friend you haven’t seen for a while. Make a formal portrait of the person standing in the significant place of the previous exercise. A ‘formal’ portrait is generally full…