Category: Photography

Simon Roberts: We English

Simon Roberts’ We English exhibition is still showing at the National Media Museum in Bradford for those who have not yet had a chance to pay it a visit. The museum’s website provides as an introduction to his work: “Simon…

Democratisation?

June’s issue of the British Journal of Photography includes a feature on the use of DSLR’s in video production and argues that the development is leading to a democratisation of film making. Now I am on seriously dangerous territory commenting…

Blog of the week: Marmalade Cafe

Blog of the week this month is Marmalade Cafe written and photographed by Penny Watson. Penny enrolled on Art of Photography last year and was encouraged by her tutor to make an APEL application (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning –…

People Aware, People Unaware

One of the best course introductions we have made over the last couple of years is Photography 1: People and Place. We commissioned the course because our photography course leaders told us that the level 2 Social Documentary course was…

Mark Lomas on photographing your work

OCA photographer Mark Lomas demonstrates how to get the best results when photographing artwork. Starting with the set up used at the OCA, Mark explains the basic principles and how these can be applied whatever camera and facilities you have…

An Introduction

Hello all! While I wait for the computer to process another drawing video tutorial with Jane Lazenby I thought I’d take the time to introduce myself. My name is Mark Lomas and I’m going to be producing a range of…

Brian Carter

[Warning: This video includes images of crime scenes] Gareth Dent looks at the work of Open College of the Arts Photography student Brian Carter. A forensic photographer by profession, Brian is now looking at photography from a more creative, artistic…

Joe Fox

Photography tutor Joe Fox will be familiar to many of our photography students from his contributions to forum debates and his rather scary user icon. I had the pleasure of meeting him two weeks ago and he is not at…

Creative Studio Photography

We are getting great feedback from the two day workshop in Creative Digital Photography run by Richard Maxted at city and Islington College earlier this month.One of the features of the workshops is that they are run by professionals who…

Caught 'in the black'

It seems that Stepan Rudik went a few steps too far when he submitted this photograph as part of a portfolio for this year’s World Press Photo Award. He was disqualified after it was found that he had digitally manipulated…