While I was in London looking at the National Portrait Gallery I took a walk down to Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair as it was exhibiting work from Sir Don McCullin, CBE. The exhibition was called Proximity and was a brilliant display of vintage gelatine silver prints from McCullin over a period of decades of work. As someone who is interested in photojournalism and press photography … Continue reading FMP:Don McCullin exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery.
So; as the work at university continues for my final major project, I say university and so I should. I have called the place where I go college before but I’m in the university section as I am studying a higher education course so, enough of that. I visited the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham as part of my photographic research on portraits and to … Continue reading FMP: Visit to Midlands Arts Centre.
So, my 2 years as a HNC photography student is coming to an end and I am now required at first to, present 3 FMP ideas to my peers via this blog so that they can give me critical feedback to help decide on the final outcomes so here goes……. Idea 1. Capturing images of workers from the police, fire, ambulance and night truck drivers … Continue reading Final Major Project Task 1
Metadata is used in photography to give information about the digital file of a photograph. It contains the creators name and email address for example. In fact, it can have lots of information in it and this information is all put into the file by the creator. The metadata has basic info like the file name, a label and caption. You can add camera … Continue reading Metadata.
I was tasked at college with shooting 1 roll of black and white film or shooting in colour film the theme or influence of a chosen photographer. The first photographer that sprung into my mind was Vivian Maier, who was an American street photographer who died in 2009. Maier’s work was mainly shots of people but she also took shots of architecture in and around … Continue reading London Trip/Street Photography.
Flash photography is basically adding light to the subject when there is not enough there already for you to make a correct exposure for what your intensions are for your image. It could be to just get a balanced exposure or it could be to freeze action. All flash units have a guide number; because light intensity falls off with distance, the distance from camera … Continue reading Flash photography.
Just a quick one, I’ve noticed my Birmingham images are on the wall at the college. This makes me feel good,as I’ve not had any of my work on display for a very long time. Frames always make your work look better in some way and this is encouraging me to get out more and produce more images. Maybe I can blow up an image … Continue reading Birmingham Project
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