Sunday, 21 February 2016

Edexcel AS Photography Exam Power Energy And Dynamism - Russian Constructivism

Definition: A style or movement in which assorted mechanical objects are combined into abstract mobile structural forms

Russian Constructivism started in 1913 with the Russian Revolution as an attempt to produce art that presented the achievements and positive side of life in Russia after the revolution

careful when looking for examples on the web as lots of artists and designers have borrowed from Russian propaganda and constructivism images

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Edexcel AS Photography Exam 2016 Energy Power Dynamism - Movement Photography

Multiple Exposure where multiple shots of the same moving figure and merged in one photo to show stages in the same movement

Slow exposure shot taken in Camera to suggest movement

Christin Page Minnotte (website)

Slow exposure shot taken in Camera to suggest movement

Providing you have the camera on a tripod or a flat surface so that is completely steady to eliminate camera shake you can use a slow shutter speed to create a sense of movement 

Tip: Increase the F stop to change the aperture and compensate for the increase in light when taking a slow exposure. Use the light meter in the camera and increase the F stop up from f4.5 or f5.6 to to reduce the light coming into the camera

Friday, 5 February 2016

A2 Truth Fantasy And Fiction Edexcel 2016 Exam - Inner Thoughts Speech Bubbles Ironic titles of photos

What does body language tell us about the people in this image?

Putting text alongside the image tells a story....but is it the only story?

The difference between thoughts inside someones head and how they are seen by the photographer makes for an interesting contrast and an interesting image. Either as a single image or a series of images

Look at body language what is the person in this photo thinking?


Where's the bus my feet are killing me

I can remember when this was all fields

What Ideas do you have?

Think about use of humour, overlaying text to create a book cover as the title will change our perceptions of the image, adding text as a tag line as if its an image in a newspaper, create a series of photos that gradually reveal the story like a Slinkachu...first image no text, second image text, third image different text.

You can use digital, hand drawn speech bubbles or thought bubbles added afterwards. You can hold them up in the original image. But that can instantly make the image humorous and ironic do you want that

False or Forced Perspective