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    Exploration #16 - "The Industrial Age"

    Exploration #16: “The Industrial Age”

    January 11th 2022 - 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

    Submission Deadline: Images due by midnight January 9th

    Exploration sessions are designed to challenge participants to confront new concepts, new subjects and new ways of see the world around us. Our environment ...

    Exploration #16: “The Industrial Age”

    January 11th 2022 - 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

    Submission Deadline: Images due by midnight January 9th

    Exploration sessions are designed to challenge participants to confront new concepts, new subjects and new ways of see the world around us. Our environment is changing rapidly and so we often miss the opportunity to record aspects of work and occupations that have disappeared or may well disappear soon.  Yesterday’s occupations and methods of production have given way to entirely new pressures on life and particularly on work as we have known it. But what about the past? What do we remember and what can we record before it is lost?

    This Exploration focuses on industrial production - not a very common subject for photographers and yet an important one with all the challenges and pressure of climate change, demographics, transportation and economics.  What to photograph for this topic? Older factories and industrial spaces, workers, assembly lines, tools in action, inner workings of old machines, industrial technology, images that reflect the age of industrial life and manufacture.

    Submission should be of photographs taken for this project avoiding cliché subjects such as rusty cars, old trains, etc. that do not reflect the processes of industrial production. Existing portfolio images should be used for reference, exposition or inspiration.

    A limit of three different images per submission (either colour or black and white) in .jpg format.

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    Exploration #15 - “The Aesthetics of Bokeh”

    Exploration #15 “The Aesthetics of Bokeh”

    November 8th – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Submission deadline – Images due by midnight November 6th

    Bokeh is an English word that is a translation of the Japanese word for blur - but it is not just blur – it generally refers to specular out-of-focus highli...

    Exploration #15 “The Aesthetics of Bokeh”

    November 8th – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Submission deadline – Images due by midnight November 6th

    Bokeh is an English word that is a translation of the Japanese word for blur - but it is not just blur – it generally refers to specular out-of-focus highlights and specular reflections. Bokeh can be a complement to your image, but it can also be a distraction.

    The Bokeh effect is created using a fast aperture (low f-number: e.g. f1.8) and most often using a 50 mm or 85 mm lens, although other focal lengths can create the effect. It depends on the particular design of the lens, the specific aperture, the distance of the lens to the subject and the distance of the background elements behind the subject.

    In this exploration the task is to research and experiment bokeh and create images that illustrate the effect in different situations. It can be in your personal space, studio or outside (nighttime is especially good).

    A limit of three different images per submission (colour or black and white) in .jpg format

    A useful reference is: Understanding Bokeh by Todd Vorenkamp

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/tips-and-solutions/understanding-bokeh

    Photo credit:  Robin King

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