1. Get Involved [in the VU Arts Market & other great stuff]

    The University is celebrating Arts Week during the first week of September to promote local arts and crafts. We’d like to invite students and staff to participate in our Arts Market.
    You can sell handmade arts and craft, up-cycled or recycled items, body products and more.
    The Arts Market will be held at Footscray Park Campus.
    Date: Wednesday 3 September 2014
    Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
    We will provide a trestle table for you to sell or promote your arts and crafts products or services.

    More here?

    National Campus band competition has a heat in a couple of weeks. There is a $5000 prize for the national winner as well as the opportunity to play at Australian University Games in front of an audience of more than 1800 students.
    http://www.vu.edu.au/news-events/news/be-part-of-the-2014-national-campus-band-competition
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1459617807624054

    Enter the Art Prize
    http://www.vu.edu.au/news-events/news/entries-open-for-vu-art-prize-2014

    Good luck to all and keep us in the loop with your market stalls, band entries and art entries, so we can come, see hear and buy your work and support  you!

  2. Simple Pointers to Good Pictures

    1. Get Closer
    2. Get Closer
    3. Get Closer
    4. Shoot first ask questions later
    5. Try a vertical AND a horizontal
    6. Turn around 180 degrees what’s behind you?
    7. Pay attention to light & lighting, [direction and quality]
    8. Rule of thirds
    9. Point of view, look up look down, move in and out move left & right [see #1]
    10. Diagonals?
    11. Corners?
    12. Edges?

    Photography changes everything?

  3. Abundant photography: the misleading metaphor of the image flood - David Campbell

    The article with all its hyperlinks that will lead you off in a series of other articles about the implications of the current volume of imagery being made in the 21st century for better or for worse.

  4. What Happens On The Internet In 60 Seconds

    SIXTY SECONDS!

  5. hyperallergic:

(via Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies)
It’s one thing to take a #museumselfie with a work of art, as if to say, “yes, I was here with this artwork” or “yes, here is my reflection in the surface of this piece.” It’s another thing to make Greco-Roman statues look like they were chiseled specifically for selfie-shooting moments.
READ MORE

Great Idea!

    hyperallergic:

    (via Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies)

    It’s one thing to take a #museumselfie with a work of art, as if to say, “yes, I was here with this artwork” or “yes, here is my reflection in the surface of this piece.” It’s another thing to make Greco-Roman statues look like they were chiseled specifically for selfie-shooting moments.

    READ MORE

    Great Idea!

  6. In chronological order; here are my favourites from the photo stroll last week.

  7. Week 4’s class

    Please bring all your photos taken so far this semester for our class this week, the more photos the better.

  8. A sample of the 137 photos I took on Friday in Footscray.

    A sample of the 137 photos I took on Friday in Footscray.

  9. Week Three Brief.

    Choose one of the 3 exercises and then upload the results to your tumblr.

  10. Cafe Cui, meeting place for the week 3 excursion

    Remember, wear warm comfortable clothing come armed with any digital capture device.

  11. Week Three Location Shoot, Friday the 8th of August.
Meet me at this cafe folks. Bring any kind of digital capture device you own.
AM class, at 9:15
PM Class at 1:15
Wear good shoes and bring a raincoat, I will hand out the “brief” for the day at the cafe, we will then reconvene at the cafe at the designated time.

    Week Three Location Shoot, Friday the 8th of August.

    Meet me at this cafe folks. Bring any kind of digital capture device you own.

    AM class, at 9:15

    PM Class at 1:15

    Wear good shoes and bring a raincoat, I will hand out the “brief” for the day at the cafe, we will then reconvene at the cafe at the designated time.

  12. List of Artist from this weeks video?

    Sally Mann
    Robert Adams
    Martin Parr
    Lewis Hine
    Gregory Crewdson
    Larry Rosenthal?
    William Klein
    Henry fox talbot
    Seydou Kaita
    Ed Burtinsky
    Li Cheung
    Annie Liebowitz
    Wang Qinsong
    Edward Steichen
    Alfred Steigltiz
    Paulo Ventura
    Eugene Richards
    Martin Parr
    Robert Capa
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Phillip Jones Griffiths
    Magnum Photo Collective
    Jeff Wall
    Andreas Gursky
    Camille Siylvy
    Francois Mutard?
    Ansel Adams
    Alec Soth

    Some Questions that arose from the video today

    Art?
    Market?
    Value, uniqueness, scarcity, size Cost?
    The 70s art boom?
    What does it mean to be a photographer. What is a photograph worth?
    Editing what does it mean in the 21st century?
    Most expensive photograph ever? 
    Authenticity? Digital is nothing more than a series of 1s and 0s?
    Art and money uneasy bedfellows?
    Art or commerce which has more value?
    Photojounalistic values? Where did they came from, who decided what they were?
    Constructed imagery?
    Boundaries between commercial art and fine art?
    Painting or photography? [Retouching/Manipulation existed from the start]
    80 billion photos in 2007, how many this year?

  13. Practice the craft of photography from the luxury of your couch!
  14. Without question, the 21st Century will be a photographic century. Photography will play a more fundamental role in the functioning of 21st Century societies than 20th Century practitioners working with light-sensitive emulsions and photographic papers could have ever dreamed. So while in one sense photography might be “over,” in another, it’s barely gotten going. And we haven’t seen anything yet.
  15. Cameras for class

    Please bring a camera to class next week if you own one. Also if bringing a camera to class, bring your manual for your camera as well please.