Monthly Archives: February 2013

Thames Valley Group meeting notes, 23rd February 2013

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Dave Bartlett TAoP lines, patterns, diagonals, etc at A3.  B&W DPP ass 1 – trains at Didcot Eddy Lerpiniere P&P portraits white balance problems type of paper – semi-gloss will give a better colour / dynamic range. John Umney no people, … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 tutor feedback

“Throughout this assignment you have demonstrated a good understanding of various photographic techniques, controlling light and contrast in these black and white images. You have also shown visual skills in observing interesting views to photograph and composing them to make … Continue reading

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Printing again

Think I made a breakthrough this weekend after struggling with my printer for almost a year, motivated by forthcoming OCA regional group meet and review session where we have to take a few prints for group discussion. After buying prints … Continue reading

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Manipulation research

Manipulation #1 This series reminded me of  John Stezaker’s collages in which he cuts up and joins old found photos. I don’t understand his intent although I enjoy the results.  Anna Pantelia’s photographic manipulation seems more  fluid, and interesting in … Continue reading

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Introduction to William Eggleston’s Guide by John Szarkowski

Introduction to William Eggleston’s Guide by John Szarkowski At this writing I have not yet visited Memphis, or northern Mississippi, and thus have no basis for judging how closely the photographs in this book might seem to resemble that part … Continue reading

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Vernacular quote

“Aesthetically unpretentious, generally functional images made by amateur snapshooters or grass-roots professionals (e.g. itinerant tintypists, photowallahs, or jobbing local portraitists) for everyday purposes such as creating keepsakes or recording mundane objects. In 1964, John Szarkowski mounted an exhibition at MoMA, … Continue reading

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Exercise: Strength of interpretation

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Exercise: Black and White

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In the first photo the red overwhelms the image but that’s not what I was trying to show. This is the captain of a 60′ tourist barge steering his boat with around one hundred passengers along a busy river- WITH … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: (Steps and) Stairways to heaven (and hell)

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Stairways and steps have featured in photographs over the years from Alfred Stieglitz; Euegene Atget; André Kertész; Brassaï; Cartier-Bresson; DeCarava; and Stephen Shore to name just a few. Some have a deliberate psychological intent while others are found within a scene but … Continue reading

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