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What can you see?

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  • 1.What can you see?

2. Clue: what is the photographer trying to communicate? 3. WILF: To build an understanding of point of view and to encourage students to look at a familiar setting in new wayswith the eyes of photographers TURNING THE ORDINARY INTO EXTRAORDINARY WALT: Documenting THE CHANGING/ALTERING LANDSCAPE- reinvent, reinterpret, re-define 4. Painting c.1928 by George H. Downing SPROWSTON MILL Our universal, traditional, conditioned understanding of the landscape. Everything on a horizontal plane. Idealic, utopian but does this show the realities? 5. Documenting YOUR experience of the environment. HOW do you experience it? HOW can you capture this? Child like curiosity and play my story Try not to let traditional understanding dictate. How does the context and setting tell a story? Juxtaposition of Urban and natural Connect your audience 6. Hockney's creation of the "joiners" occurred accidentally Take risks! Taking images at different times of day and perspectives tell a story of how the landscape changed as we journey through it - similar to Cubism discussing the way human vision works: Fractured, fragmented, patchwork, composite image using layers on Photoshop Looking at the whole and breaking it down 7. I was born in the Lincolnshire fens and have a special relationship with this landscape. ...based upon fractured images of fenland landscapes and Derbyshire treescapes, [these photos] are meditations upon scientific observations of reiterating patterns in nature which often manifest forms of symmetry of form out of what at first sight appears as complete chaos David Lewis-Baker Influenced by Hockney Taken on: March 6, 2009 one of a series Special, unique, personal and purposeful relationship with your landscape. English Landscape Symetries South Lincolnshire Fens. 8. The vortograph, invented in the early 1900s by Alvin Coburn, was arguably the first form of abstract (or non-objective) photography. These contemporary shots adopt similar techniques but take them to (dizzying) new heights and spin them in (uncanny) urban dimensions. vortograph-inspired-urban- images/#ixzz2VoiJ2FtC Rotating layers, symmetry/assymetry, pattern, lines, geometries 9. Honkey Kong (Donkey Kong) by Christian slund Christian slund found a wonderful way to still be playing in the streets. Or on it really. In his series Honkey Kong he transformed the streets of Hong Kong into a two-dimensional platform. In this amazing series he pays tribute to classic 2D platform games. The series is part of an advertising campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey. Our relationship with Technology and the landscape....child like curiosity and play 10. The unique characteristic of a pinhole camera is its ability to image with an effectively infinite depth of field. Everything from a fraction of an inch from the camera, all the way to infinity, appears at the same level of focus in the image. This means that one can record intimate textural detail across all distance scales, enabling one to explore near to far perspectives, in which nearby objects appear much larger (but in focus) relative to more distant objects (also in focus). Pinhole Photography by Scott Speck There is a pin hole function in your school cameras 11. There is a lot to be said about child like curiosity and play: Explore all viewpoints and senses, Experiment and Take Risks! TREASURE HUNT! FIND: PHOTOGRAPH (suggestions) Typography: signs, road markings From a Worms-Eye View A Reflection From a Birds-Eye View A Circle, Triangle, Square or Rectangle From a Worms-Eye View A Tree Branch From a Worms-Eye View A Shadow From a Birds-Eye View A Flower From a Worms-Eye View An Insect From a Birds-Eye View A Person From Close up Dacay, vandalism From Close up Surprise Me! From Your Unique Point of View Point of View: A birds-eye viewpoint: from above looking down. worms-eye viewpoint: from below, looking up. What other points of view can you find and photograph? 12. Anja Bhrer Think about : Contrast texture and surfaces- reflections Orientation, pattern, repetition, lines/diagonals, balance. Ellie Vanhoutte : adding that extra dimension to a sometimes-mundane urban utilitarian landscape Observe like you never did before Walk down the street, stop randomly and look around. Pick an object, study it from different perspectives and then shoot. 13. Contrasting colours and geometries Cropping and framing a subject: whats inside and outside the frame? Go back to the basics line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and colour. 14. Worms eye view of trees Think about: The space subjects do and don't ocupy. Positive space: Silhouette of the branches leaves trunks. Negative space: the shapes of the sky The negative space can form interesting patterns Texture, focal point/rule of thirds and the golden section. Capture Light trails (adjust shutter speed), colour, depth of field Shoot details to create interest Angela Jewell of Gordon, Berwickshire, 15. Sometimes it's all about isolating an object that you would not normally pay attention to. Keep it simple Another fine monochrome by Giovanni Orlando of a very basic, everyday kind of subject, yet the photograph is beautifully presented with a superb choice of depth-of-field, admirable simplicity, great tones and wood texture, and to top it all up a great black and white conversion which emphasizes and magnifies every little detail. 16. LIGHT AND SHADOW: creating ABSTRACT patterns and forms [Stairs, Railing, Shadows and Four Men] Andr Kertsz (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894 1985 New York) Date: 1951 Look for contrast: light v dark, rough v smooth, circle v square 17. Tips for turning the ordinary into extraordinary Go back to the basics: line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color. Shoot details to create interest Look for contrast Keep it simple Photo by Giovanni Orlando Observe like you never did before 18. We all struggle for inspiration and creativity, and we as human beings tend to take so many things around us for granted. We might see, but not observe. We might glimpse, but not appreciate. And we go on and on trying to find some source of inspiration for ideas to make some new pictures, when the truth of the matter is its all around us the sky is the limit!!!! 19. No more than an old filthy toilet seat could from inside look like an abandoned building. The light, perspective, and black and white treatment really do wonders to this plain old view that many might not even think to photograph, let alone treat specially and bring out all these fine details and stunning effects to light with a very thoughtful and beautiful end result. 20. SUbjECT What are you trying to say about the subject in this photograph? TECHNIqUE What techniques can you use to direct attention to the subject? How do you want to compose the photograph? Lighting: What direction is the light coming from? Point of view: Where can you position yourself when taking the photograph? Framing: How can you hold the camera? (Vertical, horizontal, parallel to horizon, or tilted?) Timing: When should you take the photograph? Motion: Should anything be moving in the photograph? Should it look blurry or frozen in space? Focus: What should be seen clearly in the photograph? Materials: What camera, film, and equipment do you need for this photograph? Tips: Create more than one photograph. Approach the subject from different points of view and vary how you hold the camera and frame photographs. Capture different moments in time, especially when photographing people or motion.