#picbod will look a little differently this year but you can still be a part of the class community and produce outcomes to our weekly tasks.
As Jonathan works on other modules this year on the BA Photography degree here at Coventry, Matt will be leading the class of #picbod 2013. We have never looked to stand still while open education moves rapidly on and so and rather than keep going in a familiar direction we will take this opportunity to experiment with different ways of doing things.
So what does this actually mean? Well, picbod.org wont be the place to go for all the latest, instead, the class will be hanging out in a Google community found here. It is an open community and everyone is encouraged to join, as well as to actively contribute to the space. We will feature weekly tasks, notes and outcomes with a large part played by our own students.
What about the #picbod hashtag in Twitter? We will still be using this, it’s been invaluable up to now for both attending and remote students so keep tweeting your thoughts, outcomes and links relating to #picbod using the hashtag.
And #phonar? We will keep you . . . → Read More: It’s #picbod Jim, but not as we know it…
A bit like an avalanche coming to rest. The silence is deafening.
But there’s more, after the tumultuous final weeks of picbod2012 we’re delighted to announce we’ll be pulling all of the content (including your stuff, our stuff, the contributors’ stuff) into one beautiful narrative for your download delectation.
We’ll be in touch in the near future with this, in the meantime it only remains to say a massive thank you for making the class such a success for all the contributors and instructors and making the live experience so rich for our students.
If you’d like an official #picbod badge to boast of your tribal belonging then email us your address and we’ll post one out.
jw . . . → Read More: #picbod 2012 draws to a close…
Image JASKIRT DHALIWAL
Tonight sees the launch of the #picbod exhibition at Artspace, Coventry.
The exhibition is a culmination of the work produced by level 2 students in response to the open class #picbod (picturing the body)
If you would like to come to the event, it’s opening time are:
Thursday 15th March 7.00pm onwards (opening night)
Friday 16th March 1.00pm – 5.00pm / 8.00pm – 11.00pm
Saturday 17th March 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Details on the location can be found on the event . . . → Read More: The #picbod Exhibition Launches… TONIGHT!
- A big #picbod thanks to contributor Peter Dench who has kindly agreed to donate the print below to the exhibition launching Thursday 15th March in Coventry. For those who are not able to see the print in Coventry, in person, you should check out Pete’s book ‘England Uncensored’ which features this image and is available to buy over here.
. . . → Read More: Peter Dench to Join #Picbod Students in Exhibition
Picbod 2012 is coming to a finish. Like an avalanche.
TASK : Design a flyer for the show – use any of the material we’ve produced throughout the class and email it to
j.worth (at) coventry.ac.uk to be shown here (images linked to the maker) – show kicks off next Thursday so best . . . → Read More: The #picbod 2012 final exhibition
Thanks to all of you who gave feedback on the #picbod App beta, from this feedback we have developed version 1.1 which adds the ability to upload images into flickr (either from your phone camera or gallery) as well as being able to share to Facebook and via Email. Plus – you can now search all of the #picbod posts easily to find exactly what you need.
You can download the #App for iPhone/iPod and iPad by clicking the link below
The New #picbod App!
Even with this update we are keen to hear as much feedback from you, good or bad to help us improve your experience, please send any feedback our way by . . . → Read More: #picbod App update – Download it Now!
We’re very excited to announce the new picbod app is available to download from the App store from today.
This updated and improved version contains everything you need to follow the class but in an app – how cool is that? Big thanks go to Jonathan Shaw and Matt Johnston for seeing this through in their mid-wife and wet nurse capacities. Play nicely with it now and if bothers any of your other apps please send it home with a note and we’ll give it a jolly good talking to.
. . . → Read More: Download the new picbod app for free today
A big #picbod thanks to Esteban Pinilla for his audio, and text translation of the #picbod assignment, workshop task, technical workshop, and preparatory reading. You can find audioboo’s and text translations to these items below.
You can also check out Esteban’s work over here and here. He can also be found on Twitter here (Portuguese tweets) and here (English tweets)
If we have any other students who might be able to help us out with translations, please get in touch.
Workshop técnico: trabalhar intimamente com luz natural.
Nós vimos como trabalhar o enquadramento sem o sujeito nele, de uma maneira que pudéssemos pré-visualizar a fotografia, tendo muita atenção nas dinâmicas do ambiente. Levamos em consideração como a imagem e a percepção da imagem muda de acordo em como nos movemos em relação ao sujeito.
Uma vez enquadrado, movemos o sujeito para dentro do enquadramento e trabalhando com um tripé, começamos a fotografar permitindo que houvesse um grande espaço ao redor dele (e também um espaço físico entre o fotógrafo e o sujeito). A partir do momento que entendemos as dinâmicas da luz e foi estabelecido um ponto de partida para o nosso enquadramento, nos concentramos em explorar a noção de um encontro íntimo.
Trabalhando em pares (para apreciar . . . → Read More: #picbod in Portuguese
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
Hello and welcome to picbod 2012 (the Olympic picbod). We have an exciting ten weeks of photographic activities ahead of us designed to inspire, challenge and stimulate in equal measure with highlight contributions from Steve Pyke and Grant Scott of HungryEye Magazine amongst others.
For our undergraduate attendees here at Coventry University this class falls in term two of their second year and is the first time that they’re classroom experience is opened out to the online community, this in itself will be challenging to some and so we trust our community will continue to be an awesomely supportive one for all.
Many who’ve signed up remotely are already practising photographers, some are hobbyists, others just dropping by out of curiosity, whichever you are we hope you’ll feel confident engaging in the broader picbod community and if there’s some way we can make that easier or the experience better then please let us know.
Okay, lets go to work.
Jonathan . . . → Read More: An Olympic #picbod