Research Point Project 2 – Photographing the “Reality” – Group f.64

In opposition to the pictorialist style of photography, the soft-focused, academic style of photography prevalent among West Coast artists during the early 20th century, where the usage of soft-focus lenses and rich luxurious papers gave the images produced the appearance of drawings rather than photographs, f/64 was a group founded initially by seven photographers, sharing … Continue reading Research Point Project 2 – Photographing the “Reality” – Group f.64

Exercise 2.4: Woodpecker

Brief Find a subject in front of a background with depth. Take a very close viewpoint and zoom in; you’ll need to be aware of the minimum focusing distance of your lens. Focus on the subject and take a single shot. Then, without changing the focal length or framing, set your focus to infinity and … Continue reading Exercise 2.4: Woodpecker

Exercise 2.1: Zoom

Brief Find a scene that has depth. From a fixed position, take a sequence of five or six shots at different focal lengths without changing your viewpoint. (You might like to use the specific focal lengths indicated on the lens barrel.) As you page through the shots on the preview screen it almost feels as … Continue reading Exercise 2.1: Zoom