Monthly Archives: July 2012

the end of the scrapbooks

Catherine started an interesting thread on the OCA Student forum with which I sympathised. I’m not an artist in the same way as Catherine but I identified with her state of mind concerning feelings of being stuck. http://oca-student.com/node/90295?page=1   and http://catherinebanks.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/reflections-on-progress-as-at-31st-july-2012/#comments On re-reading … Continue reading

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Muller, W. (2003) Karat – Sky Over St Petersburg. Nazraeli Press. Tucson USA ISBN-3: 932809-40-8

(This book arrived from Missouri Central library courtesy of the Surrey libraries in Oxted. Even the library staff were amazed that this was possible, and makes future suggested readings quite intriguing as to where the books may come from.) There … Continue reading

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For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness, Julian Germaine

http://www.juliangermain.com/projects/foreveryminute.php Germaine met Charles Shelling while walking to see Portsmouth Football team when he noticed Snelling selling flower cuttings priced in odd specific amounts, such as 57p, 83p and so on. He followed Charlie’s comings and goings and documented them … Continue reading

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Lewis’s Fifth Floor – A Department Story, Stephen King

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I can only show the cover of the book with a link to various images found through a Google search – https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=lewis’s+fifth+floor&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TlsQUIOMCobF0QWelIC4DA&ved=0CF4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=705 The book is fairly small but contains 160 pages of photos and text. When King first walked into … Continue reading

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Saatchi visit, part 2

For me it is important to think of these as works by an “artist” rather than a “photographer”. This is an extensive catalog of contemporary art that just happens to involve photography as the medium, and represents the current directions … Continue reading

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Saatchi Gallery: Out of focus

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OCA STUDY TRIP TO SAATCHI GALLERY “Out of Focus” 1 gain a personal perspective on a wide range of photographers 2 Reflect on the experience of seeing photography in a gallery 3 Network with other OCA students I recorded several … Continue reading

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Exercise: Colour cast and white balance

Auto setting is close, but the daylight setting is closest to the actual tones. The building is not as creamy white as interpreted by the cloudy setting. The daylight setting seems to have a blue cast, and while the auto … Continue reading

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Exercise: Highlight clipping

This is the whole scene with no highlight clipping, and I found that there were differences between the pre-capture histogram, which was showing very slight clipping, the post-capture clipping display, and then the histogram within Photoshop. I picked out a … Continue reading

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