Category: Photography

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…

A photograph of the wind…

The Sirocco of Northern Africa, to be precise. It was taken in southern Morocco by the late José Ortiz Echagüe. This image has always captured my imagination because it seems to distill the essence of the desert. Its lack of…

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…