Monthly Archives: September 2013

People & Place-Exercise 6- Review a portrait sequence

For this exercise we had to create a formal and structured portrait session, for this I choose my son and take at least 20 photos so they could be reviewed after to see which was the best. As I choose … Continue reading

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People & Place- Exercise 5- Eye Contact and Expression

For this exercise, we had to set up a portrait session where the face was prominent and by directing the subject, photograph them looking directing at the camera, away from the camera etc. My subject for this exercise was my … Continue reading

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Benoit Courti

Just thought I would share this link to photographer, Benoit Courti. I recently found his work and thought it was amazing, definitely something to take a moment to look at http://benoitcourti.4ormat.com/deepblack

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People & Place- Exercise 4- An active portrait

For this exercise we had to find a subject we had to discuss what sort of activity they are interested in and photograph them doing it. For this I had quite a lot of trouble finding someone to pose, so … Continue reading

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People & Place- Exercise 3- Experimenting with Light

I found that this exercise had quite a broad scope to it and found myself wondering whether I had read too much into it or not enough. Once I had taken a look at others work, I realised that it … Continue reading

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People & Place- Exercise 2- Thinking about Location

For this exercise, we had to act as a location hunter and take reference shots of 6 different settings or locations which could be used for either a full body or torso portrait. After we had done this, we had … Continue reading

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People & Place- Exercise 1- Portrait- Scale and setting

For this exercise we had to take 4 photos of a person using four scales Face, cropped in close Head and shoudlers Torso, taking into account arms and hands Full figure I chose to use my husband for these images … Continue reading

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