Today Paul and a new lecturer called Richard Weston spoke with us today.
Photography- Harmony and Proportion- Discord and Imbalance
“You do not need to be a great photographer to take a great photograph”
This was proven when a site was opened where people would send in their own photographs and a few critics would tell them what was good and what was bad about it, however, someone as a joke entered the photo below, the critics told him it was blurry, grainy, and showed to much motion blur etc. When in fact this photo was taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson and recently sold for £265,000
Always wonder about a story in a photograph
Sometimes what you cant see in the photograph is what is important
“For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity” – Alexander Rodchenko 1892-1956
Composition is always important
“make the ordinary , extraordinary” –
“i don’t know anything, but i do know that is interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”
James Webb- Young 1886-1973
Gather raw material
Set yourself mini tasks
Set colour schemes
Bird watching by Paula McCartney, i found very strange.
Paula ordered fake birds off ebay and tied them to trees, then took the photographs for the book about bird watching, to me that is cheating.
Bee- Rose-Lynn Fisher
With funding and high technology, Rose Lynn Fisher took these incredible photographs of bees
(most) photography is easy
Become your own photo journalist
Always know the difference between RGB and CMYK
Know the difference between Vector and BitMap images