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OCA Learning Log

Exercise 7: Object in different positions in the f ...

Objective: To take a number of pictures of a subject set within a large even background and how the positioning of the main subject impacts on the asthetic quality of the photograph. For this exercise ... Continue Reading

Posted in 02. The Frame, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on July 23, 2010

Exercise 6: Fitting the frame to the subject

Objective: To photograph the same subject at least for times, framing the subject in a different way for each shot. I’m lucky enough to work in a lovely part of London, Marylebone Village. One ... Continue Reading

Posted in 02. The Frame, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on July 20, 2010

Exercise 5: Panning with different shutter speeds

Objective: To photograph moving objects at different shutter speeds while panning – following the motion with the subject in the centre of the frame The shots for this exercise were taken in the ... Continue Reading

Posted in 01. A way of seeing, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on July 17, 2010

Exercise 4: Shutter speeds

Objective: To photograph moving objects at different shutter speeds to establish the slowest shutter speed that can be used to create a sharp image of the subject For this exercise I decided to photog ... Continue Reading

Posted in 01. A way of seeing, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on July 16, 2010

Exercise 3: Focus with different apertures

Objective: To compare the difference in depth-of-field between images taken from the same viewpoint (tripod mounted) at different apertures. For this exercise I used the same image set-up as for exerc ... Continue Reading

Posted in 01. A way of seeing, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on July 10, 2010

Exercise 2: Focus with a set aperture

Objective: To show how changing the focus point with a aperture set at it’s widest affects the picture and make a choice as to which is the preferred image. For this exercise I have chosen two s ... Continue Reading

Posted in 01. A way of seeing, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on July 10, 2010

Exercise 1: Focal length & angle of view

Objective: The objective of the project is to understand the relationship between the focal length of the lens and the angle of view. Included in this was to understand the ‘standard’ foca ... Continue Reading

Posted in 01. A way of seeing, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on July 10, 2010