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Seeing A Digital World Through Older Eyes
Photos, just for you David.
If you looked at the photo magazines today the two brands that always feature are Nikon and Canon. As if these were the only cameras that you need to consider when buying digital. Well I too was nearly sucked into buying one of these heavy weights of the camera world.
A short slideshow of Shipley Open Market.
On one of my explorations of Bradford I decided to take a look around the War Memorial. A new memorial wall has been erected to remember the fallen of recent and unfortunately, future conflicts. The memorial is situated next to the Alhambra Theatre In complete contrast to each other. And it was this that made me look at how war is portrayed with the aim of engaging new generations to reflect on the consequences. But when I shot this image it struck me that having such a devastating episode in our history played out on stage with all the advertising leading up to it, has sanitised and in a weird way trivialised it. The book War Horse set out to show a side of WW1 we hadn’t seen before. The use of horses still on the battlefield in this industrialised slaughter only seems to emphasise the insanity. This was the turning point in how we would fight future conflicts, no more cavalry charges in bright uniforms but horses used as they were on the land but with shell bursts and gas attacks.
With all the technology and the masterful puppetry that War Horse the show can bring, it will never live up to the horror of war. I suspect that audiences will be attracted to the special effects rather than the story itself, I hope I am wrong, and as the story unfolds it will make people think.
The cost of a one day 1 to 1 tuition is £50
for 2014, 2 can book for the price of one, bring a friend and share the cost.
I run the tuition all year round alongside the Saltaire Photo Walks to give people a choice as to how serious they want to take their photography.
What you will learn
Getting off the auto setting
Creating well exposed photos
How to get sharp photos
How to blur backgrounds
What is ISO and why do we need to change it
Which settings to use for landscapes
Basic composition techniques and rules, and break them when needed.
How to see differently.
When a day is unavailable I will put it up here.
If you feel more comfortable bringing a friend to accompany you on the 1 to 1 tuition then that’s fine. You can share the cost of the tuition.
Pay on the day by cheque or cash.
Spend a day learning the basics of photography. We will explore one of three locations to suit your photography interests.
If you are wanting to move away from the program setting and have more control over your images then this workshop is for you.
We will cover exposure, depth of field and composition. When you feel happy to put this knowledge into practice we will then explore the location you have specified. Feel free to ask anything you are unsure about as the day progresses.
The three locations for you to choose from are- Bradford city centre, Saltaire and Cononley village
Participants to provide there own packed lunch in order to maximise tuition time as local cafe’s can be quite far.
Bradford has an interesting mix of subject from architecture, urban, semi rural and industrial. The city has changed so much in a short space of time so it would be interesting to document how the city is evolving visually. Directions and map of Bradford. Meet at the entrance of city hall Centenary Square.
Saltaire has similar mix with the added attractions of the canal traffic, architecture associated with the canals and the textile industry and that of Sir Titus Salt. It is a living village, that in itself presents photo opportunities. Directions and map of Saltaire Meet at the gates of Saltaire United Reformed Church.
Cononley is a village just outside Skipton set in beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The village is one of the most picturesque and is worthy of exploration itself. The countryside around it is all a landscape photographer could ask for including a rare site in Yorkshire a lead mine in the style of a Cornish tin mine. Directions and map of Conconley. Meet at Cononley railway station