Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Bye bye Community Photography Class

On Saturday, my community photography class ended it was not an accredit course so there is no certificate but I assumed that. I think it's was an interesting way to bring the community together and learn some new skills. So, it's nice to have my Saturday afternoons free but I'm going to miss it , particularly the banter and the great jokes.

I am so happy I attended,  it meant I got to meet some of the locals and improved my photography skills. It gives a better understanding of the principles of photography such as light, shadow composition and how to bring emotion into my photos. The most important thing, I've taken away is perspective and how to adapt my own position to take a photograph that captures the most impact. During the course consciously, I never thought I had learnt anything until I went to Glasgow I realised subconsciously; meaning I taken fewer photos but they all seem more aesthetically appealing and a superior quality.


Here are some of my favourites.













At the end, we had to produce a small theme of three to five photographs. I chose to birds of the park. Each seems, to sums up the various emotions that the wet and damp weather can stimulate. My favourite is the one with the bird in the tree it has an eerily atmospheric the reminded me of Hitchcock's The Birds. I think this is my preference for more darker and ominous darker images. I've slightly edited the pictures with Instagram filters.






I heard mentioned a potential for community photography event to promote what we have been doing and chance for people to showcase their favorite pieces. 

21 comments:

  1. Yes, some very interesting perspectives! I like the egg and egg cup in the blue light!

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    1. I like the egg in a cup and the use of contrasting light and shadow. That lesson was about the impact light can have on a picture. I also have another one where some is using the eggs as eyes I love it but didn't get consent to put it on the post.

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  2. Tombstones and trees, two of my favorite elements in photography :) At my "home" graveyard some folks have a tombstone that is like an open book. I have always admired it and that picture of yours reminds me of it. If I would not be a pagan I would want a tombstone like that :)

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    1. Thank you. My favorite subject matter is usually anything around nature, cemeteries and churches, bit of an odd mixture, despite renouncing all ties with Christianity. It sounds interesting my partner and his mother have elected to to have a tree planted where their bodies rather than a tomb stone, I prefer this idea. I want to be burnt and scattered to the winds

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    2. Oh yes. I will be burnt also. I want my ashes back to the forest where I came from 😏

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    3. Oh yes. I will be burnt also. I want my ashes back to the forest where I came from 😏

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  3. Oh, yes, your photos are nice, indeed^^ I like to experiment with perspective and angles and I love macro photos. And dynamic ones too; those, that capture some kind of movement, because those tend to be more engaging and expressive. :)

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    1. I have tried with macro photo but often these aren't great. When I attend gigs I like to capture both the performer movements and emotions. I haven't really tried with the dynamic one of yet but the effects look amazing I guess a good time to practice.

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  4. Nice photos. I took a photography class when I was in high school. I enjoyed taking pictures and developing my own film. I wonder if everything is digital now or if there are still photography classes out there that teach the old way.

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    1. Thanks you. I'm not really sure if any place teach the traditional method of photograph. I imagine there are the just hard to find. It sound interesting taking photography classes and developing your own photos. The old method photos do seem to have lovely quality you can't seem to do with digital.

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  5. Great photos! And I totally agree with you, the birds in the tree are like straight from a Hitchcock's movie. :D

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    1. Thanks, it was the running joke of the class.

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    2. Thanks, it was the running joke of the class.

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  6. I love the photos!!! Great class! It's too bad the class ended!

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    1. I know it's a shame but with the current climate in the Uk we're luck to have funding for it. I enjoyed my time.

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    2. I know it's a shame but with the current climate in the Uk we're luck to have funding for it. I enjoyed my time.

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  7. I'm sorry your class ended, but what wonderful photos you've shared. I especially love the creepy trees x

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    1. Well I was luck to have attended it nice to my Saturday back it would nice it a interest group started from it.

      I love my creepy tree even the tutors liked them.

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  8. I like the Hitchcock-ian bird picture best. lol

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