The main lesson I took away from the wonderful Ansel Adams exhibition was not about individual photographs, but about the old master’s mastery of the print. Truly amazing!
Thoughts from my visit to The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition of 150 original Man Ray portraits.
Feedback from my tutor for my TAOP Assignment 2.
10 pictures of foodstuff arranged to match a pre-defined set of compositional design elements. It was a fun exercise that I learnt a lot from.
Thoughts and notes about the exhibition Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour.
In my learning log for TAOP exercise 2-9 I look at repetition, patterns and rhythms in pictures, and manages to get myself somewhat confused.
In this exercise, I investigated “real” and “implied” triangles as a compositional device.
A picture of the flooded river Ouse in North Yorkshire reminded me of one of the conclusions from the press photographer 2012 exhibition: Pictures of natural disasters have more impact if there is a human context.
Exercise 2.7 is about implied lines – lines that aren’t really visible lines in the picture, but which the brain recognises as such. The typical examples are eye-lines, lines “made up of” points, and movement-lines.
Finding curves in the City proved to be more of a challenge than finding diagonals, and in the end I had to raid the archives for a good example of natural curves. Here are four images using curves to emphasize movement and direction. TAOP exercixe 2.6
Lane markings on Westminster Bridge, fairy-light covered trees, a Christmas Market stall and a building with a windmill on top demonstrates strong diagonal lines in these notes for TAOP exercise 2.5
I went to view the World Press Photo exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall in London. So many amazing pictures. Some unpleasant. Some optimistic. Some touching. Some showing detachment. But all of them evoking emotion and showing a human angle to the news and the world around us.