Monday, 16 November 2015

Edexcel A2 Examination 2016 : Truth, Fantasy or Fiction Photography / Photomanipulation Illusions - Pictures coming out of the frames

Bobby Raffin - When Paintings Come To Life

Painting by Alexa Meade who paints onto people click here

Bobby Raffin 

Unknown Photographer /  Artist

Unknown Photographer /  Artist

Gregory Enclide

Monday, 9 November 2015

Edexcel A2 Examination 2016 : Truth, Fantasy or Fiction - Tom Hussey Reflections Through Time / Change / Age

Tom Hussey Photographer

These images are part of a series of photos created for an advertisement for medication to help people suffering from Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is a condition where recent memories are stripped away leaving the sufferer left with memories of their youth. So we the mirror used as a way of showing how the person sees themselves, in contrast to how they appear to those around them.

You can find lots of artists and photographers using image manipulation software like photoshop to play with reflections in mirrors, but this is the most striking and  effective I have seen.

You could have a go yourself using two photographs of reflections in a mirror using photoshop, the hard edges of the mirror makes fitting together the two different images fairly easy. You could create an image that looks at differences between how we see ourselves and how we are seen by others

Portrait by Tom Hussey

You could take the idea of a contrast between an actual object and its reflection in a shiny surface like the photo above not a mirror

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Friday, 25 September 2015

A2 Photography Edexcel Exam 2016 Truth Fantasy Fiction Forced Perspective

Flip the camera around and you can easily fool the camera even when it is obvious what you have done

Phillipe Ramette

Monday, 21 September 2015

Aberlardo Morell Camera Obscura

 I made my first picture using camera obscura techniques in my darkened living room in 1991. In setting up a room to make this kind of photograph, I cover all windows with black plastic in order to achieve total darkness. Then, I cut a small hole in the material I use to cover the windows. This allows an inverted image of the view outside to flood onto the walls of the room. I would focus my large-format camera on the incoming image on the wall and expose the film. In the beginning, exposures took five to ten hours.

A few years ago, in order to push the visual potential of this process, I began to use color film and positioned a lens over the hole in the window plastic in order to add to the overall sharpness and brightness of the incoming image. Now, I often use a prism to make the projection come in right side up. I have also been able to shorten my exposures considerably thanks to digital technology, which in turn makes it possible to capture more momentary light. I love the increased sense of reality that the outdoor has in these new works .The marriage of the outside and the inside is now made up of more equal partners