EYV Exercise 5.3

Brief Look again at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photograph Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare in Part Three.  Is there a single element in the image that you could say is the pivotal ‘point’ to which the [...]

EYV Exercise 5.2

Brief Select an image by any photographer of your choice and take a photograph in response to it.  You can respond in any way you like to the whole image or to just a part of it, but you must [...]

Photographs and context

In his essay entitled ‘Photographs and context’ Terry Barrett discusses category displacement in connection with one particular image and goes on to propose a framework for contextualising [...]

EYV Exercise 5.1

Brief Use your camera as a measuring device. This doesn’t refer to the distance scale on the focus ring (!). Rather, find a subject that you have an empathy with and take a sequence of shots to [...]

EYV Exercise 4.3

Brief Capture ‘the beauty of artificial light’ in a short sequence of shots (‘beauty’ is, of course, a subjective term). The correct white balance setting will be important; this can get tricky [...]

EYV Exercise 4.2

Brief In manual mode take a sequence of shots of a subject of your choosing at different times on a single day. You might decide to fix your viewpoint or you might prefer to ‘work into’ your [...]

EYV Exercise 4.5

Brief Make a Google Images search for ‘landscape’, ‘portrait’, or any ordinary subject such as ‘apple’ or ‘sunset’. Add a screengrab of a representative page to your learning log and note down [...]

Lens Sweet Spot

When introducing the EYV Project 4 Ex nihilo, the OCA manual states ‘ Studio work is highly technical and you really need to know your equipment inside out…’. How very true this proved to be. [...]

EYV Exercise 4.4

Brief Use a combination of quality, contrast, direction and colour to light an object in order to reveal its form. For this exercise we recommend that you choose a natural or organic object such [...]

EYV Exercise 4.1

4.1.1 Brief Set your camera to any of the auto or semi-auto modes. Photograph a dark tone, a mid-tone and a light tone. Add the shots to your learning log with quick sketches of the histograms [...]