Camera Craft 3

Camera Craft 3 ended this week, after 10 weeks of late Wednesday nights at the ACP. The last 20 minutes of the course were spent filling out evaluation forms and discussing what we’d liked, or not. The process of looking at my own and the others’ work, printed, week after week has really helped instill a feeling for ‘good light’. I’m still wrestling with colour management and printing, so am trusting the printing of my contribution (shown here) to the student exhibition to the ACP. Runs from Thursday 8 July to Saturday 17 July 2010 in Gallery 3&4.

I’ve decided to print an image I featured on the site earlier. As well as evoking a strong mood, it’s technically interesting for using available light in very low light conditions. It was shot at ISO 3200 wide open on f1.4 (Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM – at Canon, on flickr) at 1/50. There is significant noise in the image from the high ISO, but the large areas of black I hope will balance this out when printed large.

Some of the other students found the course notes lacking. There’s a fair amount of info on film, which I appreciated even though I’m exclusively digital (I won’t always be). The notes could certainly do with some updating. I could have used more theory, technical and aesthetic, presented throughout. The pointers to photograhers potentially of interest to works shown each week was a valuable part of each week too. Overall the course was very worthwhile for me; most others seemed happy with it too. Thanks to our tutor, Steven Cavanagh, for his patience, diligence and insight.

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Posted on June 27, 2010

One Response to “Camera Craft 3”

  1. Drew says:

    It was great to see this one the wall at the ACP: the staff did a good job of printing it up.

    The exhibition opening was completely packed. It was interesting to see that the difference between individual shots from the Camera Craft 1, 2 and 3 courses wasn’t great, and that the Camera Raw class shots really stood out as a group for their quality.

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