Monthly Archives: February 2012

Assignment 4 started at last

Many weeks late but I have finally got started on assignment 4!  A pot of orchids is my chosen subject and I started with lots of ideas on how I would photograph them, some showing the whole stem and others … Continue reading

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Chasing the light – Ibarionex Perello (published Nov 2011)

Ibarionex Perello is an American photographer and writer.  This is the sort of book that you can read at bedtime and then go back to and dip into again and again as a reference book; the language is quite American but easy … Continue reading

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Shiny surfaces

This was a fun activity which needed a bit of experiment to get any results that were worth looking at.  The guidance was to use a rolled up cone of tracing paper to diffuse the light shining on the subject. My … Continue reading

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Contrast and shadow fill and concentrating light

One of the things that interests me about some of the photographs in the recommended text, particularly with those photographers who photograph people, is how they use the shadows to produce interest.  So although in this exercise the idea seems … Continue reading

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