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Exposure: voyeurism, surveillance and authenticity

Saturday morning saw me at the Tate Modern with a small group of OCA students to visit the exhibition Exposure: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera. It was a real pleasure to meet a group of students, get their perspectives on the work displayed and get a sense of their experience of studying with the OCA. […]

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Blog of the week: Marmalade Cafe

Blog of the week this month is Marmalade Cafe written and photographed by Penny Watson. Penny enrolled on Art of Photography last year and was encouraged by her tutor to make an APEL application (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning – where you assemble a portfolio of work and a personal statement). The application was successful […]

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People Aware, People Unaware

One of the best course introductions we have made over the last couple of years is Photography 1: People and Place. We commissioned the course because our photography course leaders told us that the level 2 Social Documentary course was often too challenging for students who had perhaps avoided people photography in their level one […]

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Mark Lomas on photographing your work

OCA photographer Mark Lomas demonstrates how to get the best results when photographing artwork. Starting with the set up used at the OCA, Mark explains the basic principles and how these can be applied whatever camera and facilities you have at home. The work pictured is by student Tracy Roberts. Three times a year after […]

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Blog of the week: Yiannitsa Cegarra

A week is a long time in politics and it can be at We Are OCA too. Essentially we have been so busy producing videos and slideshows and discussing our plans for next year with our Trustees that we haven’t found the time to look at the growing numbers of student blogs. And when we […]

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An Introduction

Hello all! While I wait for the computer to process another drawing video tutorial with Jane Lazenby I thought I’d take the time to introduce myself. My name is Mark Lomas and I’m going to be producing a range of video tutorials and interviews for the OCA as well as photographing some of the artwork […]

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Brian Carter

[Warning: This video includes images of crime scenes] Gareth Dent looks at the work of Open College of the Arts Photography student Brian Carter. A forensic photographer by profession, Brian is now looking at photography from a more creative, artistic angle.

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Joe Fox

Photography tutor Joe Fox will be familiar to many of our photography students from his contributions to forum debates and his rather scary user icon. I had the pleasure of meeting him two weeks ago and he is not at all scary, he told me about how he got to be a professional photographer. You […]

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Creative Studio Photography

We are getting great feedback from the two day workshop in Creative Digital Photography run by Richard Maxted at city and Islington College earlier this month.One of the features of the workshops is that they are run by professionals who are specialists in their field. If you are not familiar with Richard’s work it is […]

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Caught 'in the black'

It seems that Stepan Rudik went a few steps too far when he submitted this photograph as part of a portfolio for this year’s World Press Photo Award. He was disqualified after it was found that he had digitally manipulated the image. The latest edition of the British Journal of Photography (BJP) magazine – which […]

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