The bookbinding session today will focus on creating a simple Japanese stab bound book, and a basic hardcover book. The tutorials below will take you through the making of both these books which can then be expanded upon to create more lavish and creative versions…
. . . → Read More: Bookbinding session
A key part of the open classes and the open community, is reciprocating the critique and feedback (the open-love). I came across this great How2 by Alan Levine over on Jim Groom’s DS106 (open class in Digital Storytelling) for organising your open-love with Google Reader.
“Be smart- use the syndication tools that your blogs automatically create and an RSS reader such as Google Reader. This provides an easy way to quickly see what is new without even visiting the blog sites.
I made a screencast for how to do this …. the rest of Alan Levine’s post can be found here.
So in Google Reader you can subscribe to this bundle and add the PICBOD attending students and if you’d like to opt-in with your blog address then drop it into the comments below and I’ll update as . . . → Read More: Keeping up with the Open-love (tech-tips).
In last week’s session students were given an introduction to the large format cameras available here at Coventry. This video was produced to act as a refresher for those using they 5″x4″ field camera but perhaps it will be of interest to a wider . . . → Read More: Building the Photographic Frame with 5″x4″
We looked at building a frame without the subject in it, one that we could pre-visualise as a photograph, paying particular attention to the dynamics of the environment (considering how the image and the feel of the image would change as we moved about the subject).
Once framed we moved the subject in and working with a tripod, started by allowing a large pictorial space around the subject (and physical space between the photographer and the subject). As our lighting dynamics were understood (and a starting point for our framing established) we concentrated on exploring the the notion of an intimate encounter. Working in pairs (so as to appreciate from both perspectives of Photographer and Subject) we made images that moved closer until we negotiated our way into the subjectʼs personal space.
. . . → Read More: Technical workshop: Working intimately with natural light
Toyo field camera walkthrough from CU Photography . . . → Read More: Building the frame with 5×4″ – Video Walkthrough