For the exhibition i attended the TwoXTwo exhibition held at the CATC campus in the valley. I found the venue to have a nice and relaxed vibe with the soft buzz of live music and many a conversation between the attendees. It was a lot more relaxed than i expected which calmed my nerves a lot as i knew it would not be long till i had to be in the exact same position. I thought the average of six images by each student was a great number to view and explained the story quite well in each case. i thought the atmosphere and the area chosen in the building was perfect and accompanied by the mood lighting and "bar" it made for a good night out.
Four students had their exhibition Jo Westaway, Gary Pocock, Chantelle Tsikieas and Roger Arnaud. Prior to the opening night and attending the college there was a good amount of pre marketing and brochures available to draw attention to the opening night. i think one criticism was the lack of space to stand back and admire the works. it felt quite cramped. I really liked reading each and every story and how each story came about. I noticed Gary Pocock had a story under each and every image which made i really liked. Something i found a little od has the work of Roger Arnaud's work with the one metallic based print among the other matte prints. This is something i wasn't a fan of as i don't think it did the matte prints the justice they deserved, My eye was constantly drawn to the metallic based in the middle. i fond the consistent pattern of Chantelle's work to be quite pleasing to the eye and quite dramatic. I think overall the night was a great success and gave me a great insight into what to expect when it is my turn.
I guess the metallic stock gives a better contrast look and this is what I will be aiming for. Over all I thought the evening to be a success and a classy and well organised event. Catering, live music awesome view, great photographic talent and great crowd are still the thoughts lingering in my mind. A slight disclaimer here is that this was my first exhibition that I have attended, but it won’t be the last. Until now I didn’t really see what all the fuss was about but I think it is absolutely necessary to get appreciation of another persons abilities and to obtain appreciation of said abilities.
Copyright is something i rely on the AIPP for as they keep a great up to date forms and is a wealth of information in the subject.
Moral rights in this instance relate to the creator and the right can be summarised as to be attributed for their work, not to have their work falsely attributed and not to have their work treated in a derogatory way. There is a fair amount of interpretation here and precedence as to how the act has been enforced but generally speaking, adhering to these guide lines is also ethical and a responsible attitude to adopt. Photographers Copyright key points also outlined by the Council are as follows.
I personally rely on the AIPP here and use the documents provided on the site to cover me as they pride them selves and are the "governing body" for the modern day photographer. I tend to make all my clients aware and make them understand why the images were taken and under what circumstances they can be used. I have a slightly modified contract from the AIPP that states how, when and for how long the images can be used. alot of my clients have domestic ownership of the images and no commercial rights will be given without prior consent.
Of course with anything of a legal nature there are variations, sub clauses, amendments and particular paths to follow in their implementation. Always reliable legal advice from a professional dedicated to this type of law is highly recommended.
Photos challenged for AUTHENTICITY
The most famous picture of the Loch ness monster, a grainy black and white photograph showing a long head and neck emerging from the lake, turned out to be a hoax. In 1993, Christian Spurling came forward and admitted he had created it out of toy submarine and some plastic. Monster fans had speculated that the pictures showed a plesiosaur, while skeptics said it must have been an otter head or tree trunk.
This image is from the current era and is something i personally
I must say i'm not a massive fan of having the glass end of the camera in my direction. I definitely feel much more comfortable having my eye to the eyepiece. I have added a couple of shots that i liked of myself taken in reflections from events in the past. I have just found i got quite rigid when i know the camera is around and don't tend to do myself any justice.
For this particular shot i had the camera mounted on the dash if the car and shot it with a 8-15mm lens. I fired this shot using trigger and firing it with the trigger in my left hand.
Terry Barrett – Classification system
Refers to an image that describes something. In some way all images describe something and usually intend to do more than that. Either tell a story, evoke emotion etc. Descriptive photograph is only used to describe something with no other intentions. Some examples include xrays, photographs of the moons surface, photo ID cards etc.
Refers to Photographs that help us to understand something that is hard to see without using a camera. Eadweard Muybridge’s image ‘ Galloping Horse 1878′ helped to discover that all 4 horses hooves left the ground at the same time. This was something that was discovered through capturing the image, and the use of technology.
Refers to images that do not try to being scientifically accurate and instead are a subjective. They often tell us how things are but let the viewer interpret the meaning in their own way. These shots are also often set up and then taken. Joe Mcnally’s photograph shows a scene that has been shot up to photography. It suggests what may be happening but lets the viewer decide how they want to see it.
Ethically Evaluative Photography.
Refers to an image that makes an ethical judgments. They either praise or condemn aspects of society, and are shown in a way that the photography wants to viewer to see the subject. Dorothea Lange’s image ‘Migrant Mother, 1936′ makes ethical judgement on the migratory farm labor around the state of California.
Aesthetically Evaluative Photography.
Refers to beautiful things photographed in beautiful ways. Many landscapes and still life images are knows as aesthetically evaluative images as they focus on a beauty in the object and are simple and pleasing to the eye. Edward Weston’s still life series on peppers are very aesthetically evaluative. Through lighting he creates fantastic elegant still life’s.
For artwork i choose what i think for most people is the most recognisable art work in the world
For musical performer i choose Tina Turner for two reasons i remember hearing her a lot at home growing up but later in my photography career i would learn of a man named Bob Gruen. To the left is the image he captured of her as a strobe flashed her from the general admission area of one her concerts. This image is what has set to have started his career as a photographer and got him the job as her own personal photographer among others including the late John Lennon.
For the advertising i choose a company i don't deal with personally but i feel has one of the greatest marketing strategies of all time. Apple has turned a simple product into something the whole world relies on. And made it not a product we want but one people can not live without. I think numbers wise the apple logo is on par with coke and kodak as the most recognisable brands in the world.
The Gestalt psychology is a field of study associated with the human perception of an object created by grouping un associated objects together and reflective upon the way we see the world around us. In this i grouped some jewelery together and made a face. This is something i struggled with alot. Although i tend to think i'm rather creative behind the camera, But when it comes to other art related projects i tend to struggle. For this i thought id try and keep it as simple as i could. I though making one of the most easily recognisable things on earth a face would not make the viewer use their imagination to much. Over the years people have seen faces in nearly everything including toasts, apples, bananas, clouds among many other things. Although this face looks distressed i assure you no one was hurt in the making :).
Although my subject for this was anything but a exciting i struggled to find a statue of somthing to show the pitch and yaw and show the angles. On the way back home i came across this unsuspecting wet floor sign. I figured it would be around the perfect size to depict what i was trying to show. I see how this would be a good technique as even on some of the angles i have shot of this sign are more pleasing than others. And sometimes the angle we first see something may be pleasing but but just looking and admiring and getting the camera around the item we can come up with something nice and striking. By moving the pitch and yaw and moving the camera left right and up and down with a relatively wide lens (24mm) gives a great effect.
Rule of thirds
Rule of thirds is something i have only just discovered in the last year or two when i watched a interview with my favorite photographer Darren Heath. Darren explained how this basic yet mostly overlooked technique can boost your photography and how even an untrained eye finds this pleasing. I have since started to implement this is my day to day shooting and i find it can be quite striking
I have shot everything i needed for this assignment in one day as a additional challenge for myself. I have added examples of it in my genre of shooting at the top of this page. I find this the strongest compositional technique in my camera bag. And one i find myself going back to time and again.
David Clarke is a South East Queensland based Internationally published photographer specialising in the fast paced world of motorsport photography.