Category: Photography

Focus on Imaging

Today marks the last day of Focus on Imaging. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our UK based photography students and a good place to spread the word about the OCA. However, as they say, it is…

Mundane?

The Photographers’ Gallery annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photography over the previous year. This is a fascinating…

Let battle commence…

Image editing software can be expensive, very expensive. While there are fully featured open source office applications such as Open Office which make one wonder why users continue to pay for Word and Excel, Photoshop and it’s partner programmes have…

A colourful past

‘Northern Soul’ is a fascinating exhibition of photographs by John Bulmer which has just opened at the National Coalmining Museum in Wakefield is well worth a visit. Commissioned by the Sunday Times Magazine for an edition dedicated to ‘The North’,…

Use of 3D in cinema

3D, as a term, is something that’s been thrown around since the first 3D animated films such as Toy Story and Final Fantasy. It is only now that the 3D has become appreciable in a way that goes beyond the…

Worshippers

I have been looking at images from photography tutor Jose Navarro’s latest project: Worshippers. The photographs are taken at the Bristol Climbing Wall which is located in a former church. Jose describes the activity of climbing indoors as ‘a sport…

Technology: friend or foe?

Books vs. Kindle picture

For my first post, I’m taking a tentative step into a quite divisive subject; the increasing domination of technology in our lives, specifically in relation to the arts. The fact that you’re reading this on a computer screen might predetermine…

Thinking about landscape

One of my recent tasks at the OCA has been thinking about the photography curriculum, particularly at level two. Level one lays the foundations for studying at degree level and level three is highly flexible, as it it is negotiated…

Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops in partnership with City and Islington College The OCA is pleased to announce that City and Islington College are running three photography workshops in London later this year which have been designed to complement OCA photography courses. The…