2.10 Dodging & Burning – the Hardcore Superstars

I have found 2.10 to be a really useful learning exercise. In the past I have tended to use it infrequently, and then primarily to correct exposure rather than as a creative process. The original image I used was taken on one of our recent hot, sunny Spring days near the London Eye. It was grabbed in passing, so there was no time for any … Continue reading 2.10 Dodging & Burning – the Hardcore Superstars

Picture Analysis – The Conversation

In this exercise we are asked to consider Michael B├╝hler-Rose’s “The Conversation”. At first sight my reaction is that this is not a photograph I have any great liking for, but I cannot pin down why that might be and if there’s anything this course has taught me it’s to think as much about why I don’t like something as why I do. So here … Continue reading Picture Analysis – The Conversation

Exercise 1.11: Stillness & Movement

In this exercise it was suggested we research the work of Toshio Shibata, and draw inspiration from his abstract compositions contrasting fluidity and solidity. Being pushed for time I’ve used a location very close to home. Aside from the occasional heron, the Castle Mill wier has never seemed to me to be an especially photogenic place. However, looking at it through the eyes of Toshio … Continue reading Exercise 1.11: Stillness & Movement

Exercise 1.10: Shutter Speed

This exercise is about experimenting with shutter speed, something I really enjoy. One of the things I love about photography is the ability to alter the perception of time in a way not possible with the naked eye. I especially like the possibilities offered by long exposures, and the superimposition of multiple shots. In the past I have admittedly stuck to some subjects which would … Continue reading Exercise 1.10: Shutter Speed