Conceptual/thematic photography

2010-08-17

in Photography

For the most part, my photography just depicts pretty or interesting things that happen to be close to me. That said, I recognize that photography is a medium that has a capacity to go beyond documenting events and producing pleasure, to make meaningful artistic or political statements.

In the next while, I will try to dream up some more conceptual photo projects. Ideas would be welcome.

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Milan August 18, 2010 at 10:15 am

In hopes of learning a few things and meeting some people, I signed up for a photography course: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

It is taught by David Barbour and offered through the School of Photographic Arts Ottawa. There are 11 three hour sessions, between September 22nd and December 1st.

alena August 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I am glad that you will take a course in something that genuinely interests you. Since you started your blogs, you have already learned a lot of things about composition and aesthetics in photography. Hope this course will challenge you in new ways.

Milan August 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Some shots like this (Harris shutter) could be fun to make, though probably would not be too meaningful.

Tristan August 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I like the Harris shutter effect, but I don’t think an effect alone produces much “meaning”. But, any effect, if used with skill and intent, can produce great art.

11 hour sessions! Intense!

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