Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Visual Language - Photography 3 (OUGD104)

This is the work from my Visual Language session on 15/12/09.

After reviewing my previous photographs of sets of three and the number three, I decided that I wanted to develop further photographs working with the theme of repetition and texture as this seemed to occur in some of the photos I had previously taken. The photos were taken outside of the premises of LCA. Here are my favourite ten photos that I took:

I chose these photos as I began to focus on filling the frame with the repetition of texture and was pretty pleased with how it was working out. Each photo has its own characteristics of repetition which makes each texture unique. It was also quite interesting how prominent the repetition of very definite, hard-edged shapes was in the city environment. For me, this works in expressing the man-made, structured, unnatural order of a city environment. Although that's another kettle of fish.

All in all, the repetition of shape filling the frame of the photograph works to form a strong visual image.


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Visual Language - Photography 2 (OUGD104)

In this visual language session which took place on 8/12/09, we were simply put into pairs and assigned a category and had to go and photograph 100 objects (between the pair) in that category. I was paired with Ross. Our category was '3' so we chose to explore the college looking for different number 3 letterforms and sets of 3 objects in a row. Here are my favourite 25 photos:

I chose these particular photos as they each have a unique quality about them, be it the interesting subject matter, the location in which they were taken. Some are numbers and some are sets. Sets were found to be easier to find and photograph than the actual number 3. But I decided to include the three as it simply fits the theme.

Apologies for some blurry shots. I'm still trying to get used to the camera I used for this.


Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Visual Language - Photography 1 (Photography Tutorial) (OUGD104)

Here are the photographs I took of my orange objects in this tutorial session. I have not really used an SLR camera much in the past so this was a big learning curve for me. I enjoyed playing around and experimenting with stuff.

And so we have it.


Thursday, 3 December 2009

Visual Language - Colour 3 (OUGD104)

The following was done in the Visual Language session I was in on 17/11/09. We explored different colours relationships with each other using squares of coloured paper and coloured arrows. These were some of the highlights:

Green on blue is not as striking as red on blue due to the high degree of contrast between red and blue and the low degree of contrast between green and blue.

Red on green pops out more as they are complimentary colours and have a huge contrast. The fact that they are highly chromatic makes this very effective.

Yellow on black sinks as the black engulfs the yellow in whereas the black on yellow pops out as the black dominates over the yellow.

When the small yellow square is replaced with a white one, the yellow opposite appears to have a lighter tint as the white draws it in due to the fact that they have not got much contrast between them.

We associate trust with white on green due to the medical implications that it has. The white forces a slight light tint on the green.

Black on green pushes the green to visually appear to have a slight dark tone to it. This makes it less trusting in contrast to the white on green.

The yellow and orange on the black background stand out far more than they do on the white due to the fact that that they are of a higher contrast against black than white.

You are more likely to listen to the red arrow as it stands out more in comparison with the green one on the blue background. The red and blue are fighting more than the blue and green as they are of higher contrast. The blue is pushing the red to its complementary of orange.

It could be said that the black arrow is pointing at the white arrow due to the impact of the black on the green compared to the white on green.

Primary colours red and blue in stripes really bounce around when you look at them. On the white the red is slightly more prominent as it is of a larger contrast with the white than the blue, whereas on the black it is the blue which stands out due to it's larger contrast with the black than the red.

The blue is interpreted very differently depending on what colour it is on. Over the green it appears more green as dominant green forces it more towards the secondary colour wheras over the red it fights with it as they are both primary colours wanting to be with their complementary colours.

The primaries blue and yellow clash and the yellow seems to be tinted by the white background making the blue very prominent.

This session was good in terms of rapidly experimenting with colour combinations. Many many more compositions were tried out and I also photographed them but I was selective in choosing effective ones for the blog.