Exercise 3.10 A formal portrait

Exercise Brief: How would you make a formal portrait of someone, that tells the viewer about that person’s character, life, and interests but remains subtle and restrained? Making a ‘formal’ portrait is a ‘real world’ scenario for most photographers. It’s generally a full-length portrait of a person showing their whole figure deliberately posed to be…Read more »

Relationship between Image and Text – Learning from photographers and artists

For this exercise, we were asked to refer to two photographers works – Barbara Kruger’s montages of photography and text, plus Gillian Wearing’s Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants you to say. I also read a bit about the relationship between text and image…Read more »

Exercise 2.8 Fill-flash

Flash isn’t just useful to illuminate a dark scene, but to bring out a foreground subject with a flash that is balanced with ambient light – be that sunlight or artificial light. You can see many examples of fill-flash in Martin Parr’s photographs at http://www.martinparr.com. You can use an on-camera flash or an external flash…Read more »