Category: Exercises

Jul 29

Exercise: The Real and the Digital

Images taken by a camera have always been manipulated; I remember going to see an exhibition of photographs of the royal family by Cecil Beaton. He described the care that would be taken in developing the films and how the prints would always be made to show royalty at their best, removing any imperfection. Images …

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Jul 28

Exercise: Composite image

This exercise involved using “digital software such as Photoshop to create a composite image which visually appears to be a documentary photograph but which could never actually be.” I had the idea of superimposing a picture of a train or a lorry on to a river scene so that it looked as if the vehicle …

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Jul 14

Exercise: Sarah Pickering

At the beginning of the series the images are convincing as scenes of urban life. The streets are realistic if grey and monotonous from the same breeze -block construction. As you go through the series you begin to wonder – why are there no people/animals/plants or trees or indeed any sign of life whatsoever. As …

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Jul 12

Exercise: Photos in Street Photography Style

This exercise required 30 colour 8images and 30 black and white images in a street photography style. I had already planned a trip to London to visit an exhibition, so I went to Covent Garden to try to complete this exercise. The photographs that I took on the day are shown below. It is interesting …

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May 07

Exercise: Can pictures ever be objective?

This was a good exercise to start the course and get me thinking about objectivity. A copy of my response to the exercise can be found by clicking here: Can pictures ever be objective I enjoyed this exercise, it got me thinking about ‘citizen journalism’ and whether all these photos taken on mobile phones are …

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