Photography – A Beginner’s Guide – Image and Message (2) – An article by Goff James

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Goff James, Beauty, 2017 (FL 50.00mm, Exp. 1/4, f/13, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Beauty 2, 2017, (FL 50.00mm, Exp. 1/4, f/13, ISO 3200)

This is the second article on Image and Message (Image and message 1.)As a beginner one needs now to develop ideas with regard to attempting to continue to develop narratives within the context of Still Life and symbolism.

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Goff James, Mimicry, 2017 (FL 50.00mm, Exp. 1/4 sec, f/10, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Waiting, 2017, (FL50.00mm, Exp. 1/4sec, f/10, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Blush, 2017, (FL50.00mm, Exp. 1/4sec, f/10, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Moonlight, 2017, (FL50.00mm, Exp. 1/4sec, f/10, ISO 3200)

Try selecting some objects to experiment with this week. Experiment with Manual Mode on the camera. It will provided one with a greater flexibility and also extend ones confidence and learning to use the camera.

Don’t be afraid of experimenting. Set up a simple still life. One can set it up inside or outside, then, with the objects that one has collected experiment with developing simple narratives.

Remember there is no right or wrong way of doing this. Experiment and gain confidence!. Don’t be afraid of making what one may think are mistakes. Mistakes are great teachers. Each error is a step forwards.

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Goff James, Stranger, 2017, (FL 50.00mm, Exp. 1/4, f/13, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Stranger 2, 2017, (FL 50.00mm, Exp. 1/4, f/13, ISO 3200)

Remember Low Key Lighting is a good place to start. Lighting, of course, is influenced by many variable factors; but try to control the lighting conditions, whichever type you choose, within the dedicated working space.

I particularly like the ambient atmosphere created by low light levels. There is a softness and subtlety to the end results.

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Goff James, Embrace, 2017, (FL 39.00mm, Exp. 1/5sec, f/10, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Embrace 2, 2017, (FL 39.00mm, Exp. 1/5sec, f/10, ISO 3200)

Regarding the selection of objects try and mix and match man made and organic objects. Working with the different objects; and, their many different juxtapositions permits one to create and develop new ideas with regards to narratives.

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Goff James, Break Up, 2017, (FL 39.00mm, Exp. 1/5sec, f/10, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Break Up 2, 2017, (FL 39.00mm, Exp. 1/5sec, f/10, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Seduction, 2017 (FL 39.00mm, Exp. 1/5sec, f/7.1, ISO3200)

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Goff James, Seduction 2, 2017 (FL 39.00mm, Exp. 1/5sec, f/7.1, ISO3200)

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Goff James, Violation, 2017 (FL 39.00mm, Exp. 1/5sec, f/7.1, ISO 3200)

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Goff James, Violation 2, 2017 (FL 39.00mm, Exp. 1/5sec, f/7.1, ISO 3200)

In the images I have used in this article I have deliberately given each image a title. Try to experiment with the possible varying tensions created either covertly or overtly within a narrative; that, may be or may be not present in an image; whether it be in black and white or in colour.

Don’t worry about the theory and trying to remember everything about how to take a photograph.

Don’t worry about what you might think is right or wrong in taking photographs.

 Make mistakes. Laugh. Have fun.

Remember the Auto Mode.

Experiment! Experiment! Experiment!

Happy Photography.

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Art Photography Poetry

Art – Poetry – Tuesday’s Round-up Read and View

Quotations Attribution © John Keats

Painting 1 Attribution © Sarah Giannobile, Winter Garden, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-winter-garden/53678/3375316/view

Poem 1 Attribution © Emily Dickinson, New Feet Within My Garden Go

Source Attribution https://interestingliterature.com/2018/12/a-short-analysis-of-emily-dickinsons-new-feet-within-my-garden-go/

Painting 2 Attribution © Lori Goldberg, Into the Garden, (Date Unstated)

Source Attributionhttps://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Into-the-Garden/652/1619695/view

Poem 2 Attribution © John Keats, Fancy (An excerpt from)

Source Attribution https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23684/23684-h/23684-h.htm

Painting 3 Attribution © Alison Bradley, Autumn Mist, Tryfan, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.alisonbradley.gallery/snowdonia-and-north-wales/autumn-mist-tryfan

Poem 3 Attribution © Goff James, Waking, Art Photography Poetry

More poetry from the archive by Goff James

Haiku 1 Attribution © Goff James, Twilight Church-hushed Peals, Art Photography Poetry

Painting 3 Attribution © Anara Abzhanova, First Snowfall in November, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-First-snowfall-in-November/1609427/7754522/view

Haiku 2 Attribution © Goff James, Midnight’s Breeze Chill Kissed, Art Photography Poetry

More haiku poems by Goff James

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Poetry Plus – Fancy – A poem by John Keats

© Lori Goldberg, Into the Garden

Fancy – A poem by John Keats (and excerpt from)

Through Spring to Winter

Through Spring to Winter
How the garden sows her grace
Pleasure’s quietude

John Keats (1795 -1821), English Romantic lyric poet who devoted his short life to the perfection of a poetry marked by vivid imagery, great sensuous appeal, and an attempt to express a philosophy through classical legend.

Poem Attribution © John Keats, Fancy (An excerpt from)

Source Attribution https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23684/23684-h/23684-h.htm

Haiku Attribution Goff James, Through Spring to Winter

More haiku poems by Goff James

Painting Attribution © Lori Goldberg, Into the Garden, (Date Unstated)

Source Attributionhttps://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Into-the-Garden/652/1619695/view

Bio Reference Attribution https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Keats

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