Photography from The Mountains to The Sea

Photography from The Mountains to The Sea

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!

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Man Ray Portraits

Man Ray Portraits

Thoughts from my visit to The National Portrait Gallery's exhibition of 150 original Man Ray portraits.

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Assignment 2 Feedback

Assignment 2 Feedback

Feedback from my tutor for my TAOP Assignment 2.

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TAOP Assignment 2: Elements of Design

TAOP Assignment 2: Elements of Design

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.

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A question of colour

A question of colour

Thoughts and notes about the exhibition Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour.

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Rhythms and patterns

Rhythms and patterns

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.

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Real and implied triangles

Real and implied triangles

In this exercise, I investigated "real" and "implied" triangles as a compositional device.

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Flooded Ouse

Flooded Ouse

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.

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Implied lines

Implied lines

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.

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Curves

Curves

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

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