1. Tumblr?

    So folks, we are at the business end of the semester, I want to see a lot MORE research being done  and presented back on your tumblrs, particularly in terms of visual research so far only a handful of you are posting regular updates to your tumblrs, please ramp this activity up.

  2. Some post research thoughts

    Jill Greenberg

    image

    Gary Winnogrand

    Lee Freidlander

    Bill Cunningham & the movie 

  3. Abstract Photography, Part 1

    Medium.com is an interesting website, an open source writing place. Consumer engagment is its driving force. Read this and many other articles on photography there.

  4. Sources? References?

    Use these websites to cross check your source imagery and names for your week 8 research project, as there is a lot of incorrectly attributed work out there in cyber-sapce.
    http://www.mpritchard.com/photohistory/index.html
    http://www.masters-of-photography.com/

  5. Week 6 Photoshop Project?

    Topics?
        •    Race Riots in Ferguson?
        •    Legalisation of Cannabis in Australia?
        •    Immigration issues; global and or local?

    Requirements
    A3 poster size 42 x 29cm, 300dpi

    1 image of your own [minimum]

    2 images sourced elsewhere [minimum]

    Text created using the text tool

    Some Special effects/layer effects

    Save your work as a photoshop file [file>save as]

    Flatten the file. [layer>flatten image]

    Resize to 72 dpi. [image>image size]

    Save your work as  a jpeg [file>save as] change the file format to jpeg.

    Upload the jpeg to your tumblr; tell me which ‘issue’ you chose, and reference your image file’s URLs.

  6. The notion of place is one that can appear deceptively straightforward, as nothing more than a series of spatial and geographic contingencies defined by whatever happens to be there at a particular moment. This is often a considerably striking issue in photography, where the medium not only facilitates superficial readings, but actually affirms the immediacy of such an impression; everything is seemingly left to chance, with no deeper structure at work. The ease with which photography generates surface judgements also encourages the absence of ideological questions in considering the arrangement of our built environments. But the experience of place as such is fundamentally related to (and indeed, actively shaped by) forms of social organisation, both in terms of how its contours are drawn and how the very idea of place, of belonging, determines our identifications.
  7. Learning about Exposure - The Exposure Triangle - Digital Photography School

  8. 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!

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. What Happens On The Internet In 60 Seconds

    SIXTY SECONDS!

  12. 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.
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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!

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

  14. Week 4’s class

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

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

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