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Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.

Sunrise images taken in Cardington on the 31st July 2013. These images are taken on my DSLR camera. These images aren’t as powerful as my sunset images, but its just proving my statement right, that we don’t need to listen to the tips and techniques the photography websites tell us to do. I realised I was also too far away from the sunrise in these photographs.


When going out to capture sunrise, I made the mistake of planning the morning to go but not the weather, so I got up at 4:30am to get to Cardington, Bedford. Sunrise was due to rise at 5:13am on Wednesday 24th July 2013. The images didn’t come out very nice due to the overcast morning.When going out to capture sunrise, I made the mistake of planning the morning to go but not the weather, so I got up at 4:30am to get to Cardington, Bedford. Sunrise was due to rise at 5:13am on Wednesday 24th July 2013. The images didn’t come out very nice due to the overcast morning.When going out to capture sunrise, I made the mistake of planning the morning to go but not the weather, so I got up at 4:30am to get to Cardington, Bedford. Sunrise was due to rise at 5:13am on Wednesday 24th July 2013. The images didn’t come out very nice due to the overcast morning.

When going out to capture sunrise, I made the mistake of planning the morning to go but not the weather, so I got up at 4:30am to get to Cardington, Bedford. Sunrise was due to rise at 5:13am on Wednesday 24th July 2013. The images didn’t come out very nice due to the overcast morning.


Synopsis Final Draft Sunrise v Sunset

In this series I am trying to see what tension can build between two sets of images which are so similar in themselves. From my research of tips and techniques to use while doing sunrise/sunset photography all say very similar points, such as; using long reaching lenses, always frame your images with people or tree branches etc. and when using the sea or lakes never lose your objects in the images by setting them a far or setting the horizon in the centre of the image; “If you know where the sun will set you can ensure you are in the most advantageous spot to get a good composition. You may want the tree branches framing the sun, a building obscuring part of it or some useful foreground detail adding depth. The worst sunset pictures are those where the horizon splits the picture across the middle so by adding a tree , church spire, foreground or even a person silhouetted to your shot you’ll have something else to attract your eye and keep you interested in the shot.”Clapp, D. (Jan 2012). Top Ten Sunset Photography Tips And Tricks. Available: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-ten-sunset-photography-tips-and-tricks-4789. Last accessed 31st July 2013.I went totally against all the rules in my sunset images (first set of three images) I even used a disposable camera as the cliché of doing sunsets and sunrise are deemed amateur. So these images went along these lines. Whereas the last set of three images are sunrise, where I have used all the rules, used in different ways. So I’ve captured some images with a person silhouetted in the image, and used buildings and trees in the others. By doing this project I wanted to see why they put these rules in, as being an amateur photographer and not knowing all the rules, you can still create a much more beautiful image than of those who know all the rules. Even so it is much harder doing your images on film (disposable camera) because you don’t know how your images are actually going to come out, while only having a certain amount of images. Whereas while using your DSLR you can snap away as many times as you like to capture more perfect images.


Sunrise V Sunset Research

Tips for sunset/sunrise photography;
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-ten-sunset-photography-tips-and-tricks-4789
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunset-sunrise-photography.html 

  • A tripod is essential because having a sunset/sunrise with all different apertures you may need long exposure so there for you will not necessarily have a steady enough hand to hold it all the time, otherwise you’ll get a shaky picture. (your tripod needs to be very steady but not too heavy to carry such as Alta Pro 263AT)
  • You should consider keeping a ‘longer reaching lens’ for objects or hills etc. that may be at distance so you can pull them forward.
  • Best time of year to take photos of sunsets and sunrise’s are in the winter due to not waiting around too long, and not having to get up to early in the dark etc.
  • Clouds make interesting photos when your sun isn’t fully in the sky, it can make your image very attractive so don’t ever knock a cloudy day.
  • Always shoot quickly and often in the sunset as it can go down very quickly.
  • Having something framing a shot of the sunset/sunrise can make your photo look so much better. Such as; a tree branch or person.
  • You need to increase ISO or slow down shutter speed for light and images such as these.
  • Try not to put the horizon in the centre of the image.
  • Many photographers set out to use more objects than just the sun in their photos. 
  • Always arrive an hour early to help discover where to capture the best picture.
  • “If the camera has built-in flash, set the exposure to underexpose the background and allow the flash to provide the correct exposure for foreground detail. Foreground detail and a wider aperture can throw the background subtly out of focus with flash to create better exposure for a foreground object.”

Destinations in Bedford for Sunrise;

  • Priory Marina
  • Cardington Hangers
  • Old Harrowden Road dead end.
  • Brogborough Hill
  • Brogborough Lake

Photographers who like to base their work on these subjects:

Ian Middleton (Sunsets) although I love this photo, as the tips and techniques websites told me using a little boat like that just gets lost as an object in the image, it needs to frame it not sit in it.

David Clapp (www.davidclapp.co.uk) “Super intense sunset at Bantham Beach, I possibly see only one or two sunsets of this intenisty every year. This was processed entirely in LAB mode to keep the colours as true as possible…. South Devon, England”


Sunrise v Sunset (Referral Project)

Synopsis Draft


For my sunsets, I took them on holiday before I researched into anything to see where I go wrong and as it says, not framing the image with objects or just leaving something floating in the middle of the horizon just makes it loose itself. Which is what I have done in my ‘Ibiza sunset’ images, however pretty they may be, they could be ten times better.

On the otherhand in my sunrise pictures, ive gone out and captured them on digital camera, whereas I used Disposable cameras for sunset; mainly so I could learn using the negatives in the darkroom. I liked getting the grainy film effect in the images. I’ve tried perfecting the images in the sunrise, by framing them with objects and not losing the objects in the images. I have tried finding one of the best places in Bedford to capture these images; so I’ve gone to Stewartby Lake (The Millennium Park).


VISCOM 2 - Photography

I have very much struggled on this viscom, it was to work in the dark room with developing film and photographs, I haven’t even mangaged to make myself get to the photograph photograph part which I can do, because my film wasnt going correctly, it was either coming out blank, or the film kept breaking :( Im hopefully going to concertrate myself on working on these as I am very interested in getting it working, just had no time on getting the time to do it just yet. Although, for now Im thinking of getting my assignment developed by somebody else as I had such a good idea for it.

My assignment was on identity and I was feeling to get people who are close to me to strip down to just theyre underwear and have them kneedled down with there back to the camera and also have a go at doing them facing the camera, but both way having a brown paper bag on their head. This is about stripping and hidding there identity. I’ve looked into seeing if someone else has done photographs like this and I couldn’t manage to find any, but I’m very sure there is somebody out there which has done something very similar.

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Appropriation Rationale - ‘Love Adjusted’

Rationale
'Love Adjusted'

I’ve decided to give my video the name ‘Love Adjusted’ as I’ve spliced up parts of love scenes and completely remade a different meaning. I managed to get hold of 5 different love scenes, that were sexy love scenes, accept one I got hold of the film enchanted and took out the scene at the ball where there is another woman after the girls man, in the end I turned that around and made it so the other woman and the man were together, and all of a sudden after the girl feeling heartbroken she gets her man. Thanks to a cat… from the film Amelié. I found a cat pop up in this bit of footage and its got the look of looking over all the women out of all these different scenes making sure they ok and safe, instead of which would usually be a relative who may have sadly passed away (as people think they are still watching over them), maybe god or even they are mother. It just made a little bit more amusing having the cat watching over them, gave it a bit more of enthusiasm and a comedy edge. The song going alongside this piece of Appropriation film is; I’ll Take Care of You by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa. I chose this piece of sound because I feel it has fitted in quite well with the feel of story I am trying to portray. There was plenty more pieces of footage from different films, which I could also add in to extend this piece whenever I would like to, and I may do that very soon, but for now I feel what is here is working very well.  The reason haven’t used many effects of this piece of work is because I don’t feel it would of worked as well, considering all these scenes are from different years of film, such as Dirty Dancing which was in 1987 and then also on the other end we had Enchanted from 2007, made it have a nice feel. I hope you enjoy.