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TAOP Exercises

Exercise 14: Positioning a point

Objective: To take four images that show how positioning a point in different parts of the frame, experimentin with how the image is affected by placing the main focus of the image in different place ... Continue Reading

Posted in 03. Elements of Design, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on March 12, 2011

Exercise 13: Vertical and horizontal frames

Objective: To take a set of 20 images, framed both vertically (portrait) and horizontally (landscape), and compare the compositions to understand for the given subject whether one framing or another ... Continue Reading

Posted in 02. The Frame, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on September 3, 2010

Exercise 12: Positioning the horizon

Objective: To find a reasonably interesting landscape with an unbroken horizon and to take a series of photographs with the horizon arrange from bottom to top I was a little restricted with this exer ... Continue Reading

Posted in 02. The Frame, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on August 13, 2010

Exercise 11: Balance

Objective: To take six existing photographs, decide and explain how the balance works for each picture. Apart from one image none of the photographs have been cropped and are shown as taken – a ... Continue Reading

Posted in 02. The Frame, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on August 6, 2010

Exercise 10: Focal lengths and different viewpoint ...

Objective: To take a series of pictures with different focal lengths from different viewpoints that demonstrate how changing focal length can impact the reading of the picture. These pictures were ag ... Continue Reading

Posted in 02. The Frame, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on August 4, 2010

Exercise 9: Focal lengths

Objective: To take a series of pictures of the same scene varying the focal length of the lens As with Exercise 6: Fitting the frame to the subject I used my Canon G10  walkabout camera for this exer ... Continue Reading

Posted in 02. The Frame, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on August 3, 2010

Exercise 8: A sequence of composition

Objective: To take a series of pictures in a public situation that form a series and tell the story of the scene The brief describes how this exercise is about recording the way the scene is approache ... Continue Reading

Posted in 02. The Frame, OCA Learning Log, TAOP Exercises, The Art of Photography
on July 26, 2010

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