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Posts from the ‘Exercises’ Category


Difficult!  Selecting from the images taken for the exercises, not a lot to choose from!  The image captured was often the only acceptable crop, cropping for the sake of it made little sense.  However, there were several shots from the portrait v landscape exercise that lent themselves to a better composition than originally dictated by that exercise.  Having selected 3 that were suitable candidates, choosing how to crop them required much more thinking!  “Trees” seemed an easier decision, but curves and lines was much more tricky to select an appealing crop.  Presented here in order of difficulty! Read more…


Balance, a concept that, after reviewing the catalogue so far, I found much lacking in my shots: and where it was detected, it was present by serendipity, not by selection.  Looking through images taken for the exercises, I found that some had an element of compositional balance, but this was a by-product of looking for a pleasing composition, or trying to catch a contrast. Read more…

Portrait v Landscape

Scenes with a strong vertical component clearly lend themselves to a vertical orientation, and vis versa.  Whilst the sequence of images shows some subjects best suit a certain orientation, not every subject is so clearly pigeonholed. Read more…


The placing of the horizon line in the sequence 1-3 significantly alters whats “important”.  In this sequence, is it the heavens or the earth?  The divine or the mundane?  Both low and high work in this context:t the drama of the skies (1) emphasises the scale of man compared to the heavens; the expanse of earth (3) evokes mans conquest over his domain. The least satisfying in the sequence is the mid horizon (2), there is almost a tension, its unclear whats important, and this leads the viewer to also be a little uncomfortable with the composition, the uncertainty of the photographer transmits to the viewer. Read more…

Focal Lengths: Filling the Frame

These first four shots (1-4) taken from a static location (i.e  the camera didnt move!) show the affect of broad vistas and narrow detail. Read more…

Andalucía Cicloturismo

La doble eme: rutas, altimetrías de puertos de Andalucía... Y mucho más.

The Art of Photography

OCA BA Hons Degree in Photography - Level One


Photographs from my world.

Recreation Law

It's not what I write, It's what you Learn

Bicycle Geek

Geeking out on Velocipedestrian Goodness

The Freeman View

OCA's Photography course author Michael Freeman in discussion.


OCA BA Hons Degree in Photography - Level One