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Ford Model T Roadster - 1913 Model T Ford from 1913.
Something to try in lockdown. I used a glass ball, but anything glass would work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fv5a7fM4Ls
Lensball photography - making light trails Using a lensball or glass sphere and long exposures to create light trails.
If you haven't tried cyanotype printing, I think it's pretty cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVsxxt7poj4
youtube.com How to make a cyanotype photogram of a Hare
A nikon classic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuoKYPttHhM
The Nikkormat FT2. a bonkers Nikon from 1975-77
Something I've been playing with today.Lovely film camera.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL_tSwBi9Sk
A thing of beauty from 1998.
A great place for photographs - in any weather.https://youtu.be/oTrJqwwhncg
One of the Magnificent Seven Victorian Cemeteries in London. Very popular with film makers and tourists.
'But how does the meter work without a battery?'
That question took me back a few years and made me dig out an old Weston meter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTpEAWtI2_c&t=168s
youtube.com The classic Weston meter with a simplified explanation of how this type of meter works.
A true entry level camera - from 1967! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyVricYQUzY
Looking at a 1960's classic 35mm SLR.
So a while ago I was tasked with demonstrating the use of google forms for a school inset.
Here's what I came up with and I used it with my Yr10 photography students. It's an exercise in rating portraits as if the students were judging a photographic competition.
The students scored all the photos (there are 8) out of 10 and we made a google sheet out of the form responses.
If you watch the video, you can see what the context was. It was an interesting as my 14/15 year old students didn't recognise the photos and just judged them on their 'merits'. Try it for yourself and see which of the photos you like the best, and more importantly, why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgQyEE19h1U
An exercise in rating photographs. Here is a link to a google form to do the Rate the Portrait exercise online. Pleas make a copy in your google drive so tha...
If anyone is using Affinity Photo (and why not at £25) here's something I did because it was raining! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKKYkKQbRR0&t=164s
Photography resources now being posted on Youtube. Please subscribe to keep up to date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8x-xCK8Ca8
Please subscribe to the Youtube channel. I'm converting a lot of resources to video, and it gives me motivation to know that people care. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thQotz_94DA
A level Photography. Creating sparks by burning wire wool.
How to achieve top marks in GCSE photography.Please subscribe to my new channel. Thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Csh4979Q8
How to get top marks in the externally set task. This work was awarded Level 9/
Photographing smoke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB2NKqPj7HE
Photographing smoke and mirroring to make images with impact
This was described a photographing the inside of my head by one of my pupils. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFxNWhI-nZw
youtube.com Using a torch and coloured paper to do some light painting
Using long exposure to blur water and create a sense of movement.
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Photograpy GCSE, Book art, Book folding.
Till the autumn terms the resources on the site are free. Enjoy. https://www.gcsephotography.co.uk/
The Photography Teacher's cover photo
A project I know most photographers just will not get, but I'm getting people to read poems about photography for my school pupils. Here's the first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kToLLGVyaAM
Photography, by James Metcalfe, read by Rachel Murdoch
Affinity Photo will extend their 10 day trial period to 180 days for photography teachers. Just playing with it. Quite different from PS, but this was so easy, it seems like cheating.
This weekend, I will be gluing, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123394332786
ebay.co.uk 0.2mm pinhole in 30mm x 30mm brass plate. Great little kit that is educational, but capable of producing impressive 120 negatives which you can print or scan to produce positive images. Wood is 4mm plywood which has been laser cut. | eBay!
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Using a wide aperture creates a shallow depth of field, emphasising the fox while the cat is still recognisable in background. The cat's paws suggest a confident approach, while the fox appears nervous as if being aware that he's being stalked.
I've been working tonight with a textile specialist who has been tasked with teaching photography next year. I could cry for her. Where we had common ground was the shared belief in craft (something sadly missing in a lot of UK schools). It reminded me of this which I wrote for an online magazine. https://bap2blog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/my-photopedagogy/
bap2blog.wordpress.com My Photopedagogy. When I was small, I used to watch my grandmother make apple pies. She made the best apple pies in the world. Yes, I know others have made that claim, but it’s simply not true. My …
Sometimes you have to see beyond the obvious.
Sometimes you have to create you own luck by getting out and shooting more. Nikon D300s plus 70-300 VR Nikkor at 300mm.
Sometime you get lucky enough to have an interesting visitor.
Today's pinhole photo. For those interested it's a Reality So Subtle 6x6 pinhole camera. Film was HP5 developed in Microphen.
Adventures in #pinhole photography
There was a time when photography magazines sought to sell extra copies by posting photos of young women on their covers and calling it 'art'. In these more 'aware' time you might have thought that this sort of cheap marketing was behind us, but apparently not. When a reader wrote in to complain about the magazine cover below, the reply was that the photo showed the lighting style of the photographer. Really? And the only way to show this was to show a photo of a young woman?
I don't think anyone would claim that the image was pornographic, but is indicative of a culture where women are objectified to sell magazines. The photographer in question immediately went on to facebook to get validation from his friends, and of course those that replied stuck up for him, but again that might be indicative of a particular culture.
Photography is a mixed ability pastime, and you have to remember that more than half the population of of average or below average ability. I do, however think catering for the baser aspects of our society does photography a disservice.
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