Category Archives: Reflections

Making an Exhibition of Myself

My main intention when starting DPP was to learn more about how I could tweak and enhance my images to look the way I had intended them to look when I pressed the shutter button. Little did I know that … Continue reading

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Social photographers

I’m writing this post whilst bobbing up and down on a ferry in the Irish Sea, returning from a trip to Ireland. My wife and I had traveled over with our 6 month old son to catch up with family … Continue reading

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The Olympic Spirit

Olympic fever finally reached the North East this weekend. A once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph the Olympic torch passing by. I am very proud to say I know one of the torch bearers and so traveled up to … Continue reading

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From across the galaxy…

Today was the Butterwick Hospice’s May Fayre. It’s always a popular annual event that’s always well attended. I photographed it last year as well and I was interested in finding out how much I had improved since starting DPP. Last … Continue reading

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Peace Processed

In my Assignment 4 feedback my tutor mentioned how photographers develop longer term ‘projects’ depending on their interests etc. This idea really appealed to me. It enabled me to make the distinction that my OCA study should be encouraging me … Continue reading

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House Keeping

Whilst I am thinking about what to do for my 5th DPP assignment, I thought it would be a good idea to review what I’ve learnt so far. Since this Learning Blog also contains my learning for TAOP I want … Continue reading

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Chris Marker – La Jetée

As part of my Assignment 3: Monochrome feedback, my tutor recommended that I take a look at Chris Marker’s film ‘La Jetée’. This was partly because the entire film is made up of a monochrome photo montage and I had … Continue reading

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On Susan Sontag

From looking at my Christmas list of filters, books and lens cloths Santa would probably have guessed that I’m an OCA photography student! One of the books on my list was On Photography, by Susan Sontag. It was a book … Continue reading

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The final chapter

I have now finished my 4th assignment and working through Project 5: The final image. Since this part of the course consists of just 2 exercises, I’m aware that the final assignment will need to demonstrate what I have learned … Continue reading

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What you see is what you get.

My last few blog posts have been about the ethics of image manipulation. As I think more about this my own views appear to be being manipulated into accepting some forms of image altering. I have just finished what will … Continue reading

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