Hello and welcome to our project blog! Please read this post first.

Angles of View is an exciting new arts project featuring traditional photography and other artwork inspired by photography and photographs.

The project is being run by Skippko, the Leeds-based community arts company, and Carers Leeds, who support Carers throughout the Leeds metropolitan area.

We will be looking at ideas and concepts around photography, for example:

  • Is photography art or documentary?
  • What does photography mean when it seems to be everywhere?
  • What is the role of traditional photography in a world where everyone has a camera phone?
  • How does photography relate to other visual art forms, such as painting or printing?
  •  What does a photograph say about its subject, about the person taking the image, and about the person viewing the image?

We hope that this blog will have lots of people contributing.  We will post what’s been happening in the sessions, and we’d like our readers to add their comments, or ask us questions.

We’re also hoping to have some good discussions on photography and photographs, so stay tuned for more information as it happens!

Note: click on any of the photos featured on this blog, to see a bigger version.

[Image of the Leeds skyline above from Leeds University.  Hope they don’t mind us borrowing it too much!  We’ll change it to an image from the project when it’s up and running.]

One day photography workshops

One day photography workshop at RHS Harlow Carr – Harrogate

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-garden-harlow-carr

The magical world of insect photography

Friday 24 April 10am to 4pm Tutor: Garry Fry

Join Garry Fry, qualified and experienced professional photographer, on this one day course. Garry worked for DEFRA as a Senior Photographer for many years, specialising in scientific photography. Most gardens are teaming with insect life and during the day you will cover the equipment needed and techniques used to obtain successful insect pictures. This is a classroom based session with attendees going out into the garden to photograph or to collect their insects and bring them back into the classroom to photograph against an insect set. Fee: RHS Members £60, Non-RHS Members £68 Skill level: Intermediate Venue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 11451 Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. A basic knowledge of photography will be assumed and students will be required to bring a digital camera that can close focus. A digital SLR with macro lens is an advantage. Maximum 12 places

 

Tree and woodland photography

Saturday 2 May 1pm to 4pm Tutor: Edward Parker

This three hour course is for photographers of all abilities whether using compact, bridge or DSLR cameras and is led by Edward Parker, a professional photographer and writer, twice highly commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, who has worked for organisations including WWF-International, Kew Gardens and the Woodland Trust. There will be a short classroom-based session to introduce Edward’s style of photography and to cover key concepts and terms that you will be using in the woodland. You will then spend time photographing trees, with individual tuition showing you how to take more control of your camera and illustrating how simple adjustments to composition, foreground and background can really improve your photography. Fee: RHS Members £55, Non-RHS Members £63 Skill level: Intermediate/advanced Venue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 11452 Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Students will need to bring their own camera, lenses, instruction booklet and tripod. If you have them, bring filters too. Maximum 10 places

An introduction to flower and plant photography

Friday 15 May 10am to 5pm Tutor: Steve Gosling

This one day course is aimed at those relatively new to photography or those wanting to know how to take more control over their cameras. Steve, an award-winning photographer and experienced tutor, will cover the basics of photography e.g. controlling exposure (apertures, shutter speeds and understanding the relationship between the two), depth of field made simple, setting ISO, understanding file formats (JPEGs & RAW) and an introduction to composition. The day will include a classroom-based session and the opportunity to put your new skills into practice in the gardens. Fee: RHS Members £85, Non-RHS Members £93 Skill level: Beginner Venue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 11453 Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Students will need to bring their own camera and instruction booklet.

Photography through a microscope

Friday 19 June 10am to 4pm Tutor: Garry Fry

This one day course will cover the basics of producing visually interesting images of very small objects (e.g. pollen grains, moulds, microscopic pond life, seeds, insect wings etc.) by using a microscope. On an amateur level this does not have to be complicated or expensive as beautiful imagery can be produced and photographed using even cheap student microscopes. This is a classroom based session with attendees having a go at becoming amateur photomicroscopists! Information will be practically orientated and there will be no reference to lens formulae, optical equations or conjugate planes! This course will assume little or no knowledge of microscopy but some basic knowledge of photography. Fee: RHS Members £60, Non-RHS Members £68 Skill level: Intermediate/advanced Venue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 11454 Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Students should bring their own digital cameras. A digital SLR is an advantage. If you do have a microscope please bring it along

Exploring creative flower and plant photography

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 August 10am to 5pm Tutor: Steve Gosling

This two day in depth workshop provides an opportunity for intermediate/experienced photographers to develop a creative approach to photographing flowers and plants with plenty of opportunity for personalised support and advice. There will be a mixture of classroom based teaching and extended practical sessions in the garden, where you will be able to explore different techniques through specific developmental exercises. Steve will take a look at the nature of creativity and how it can be actively developed. There will also be a portfolio review session where participants can bring examples of their work for comment and critique. Fee: RHS Members £170, Non-RHS Members £186 Skill level: Intermediate/advanced Venue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 11455 Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Students will need to bring their own camera, lenses, instruction booklet and tripod and, if you have them, filters. Please bring 8 photographs for a portfolio review on a USB memory stick or as prints. Maximum 8 places

 

Photographing Fungi

Friday 2 October 10am to 4pm Tutor: Garry Fry

This one day course will cover equipment needed and techniques used to obtain successful pictures of fungi. This is a classroom based session with attendees going out into the gardens to photograph fungi. Garry will guide you through the basics and for anyone interested in exploring the ways of photographing fungi this will be a real treat. Fee: RHS Members £60, Non-RHS Members £68 Skill level: Intermediate/advanced Venue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 11456 Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. A basic knowledge of photography will be assumed and students will be required to bring a digital camera. A camera that can close focus is an advantage and a digital SLR with macro lens best of all. Maximum 12 places

An Introduction to macro and close-up photography

Thursday 15 October 10am to 5pm Tutor: Steve Gosling

This is a workshop designed for intermediate or experienced photographers (with DSLR cameras or Compact System cameras e.g. Olympus OMD, Fuji XT1, Sony A7) to introduce them to macro and close-up photography. The emphasis will be on flower, plant and foliage photography but many of the techniques can be applied to other areas of interest. The course will cover equipment advice (e.g. macro lenses, close up filters, extension tubes, tripods), focusing and depth of field, getting correct exposure and composition. There will be a mixture of classroom based teaching and practical sessions in the garden. Fee: RHS Members £85, Non-RHS Members £93 Skill level: Intermediate/advanced Venue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 11457 Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Students will need to bring their own camera, lenses, instruction booklet and a macro lens (or at least a lens with close focusing abilities) and/or extension tubes and close-up filters. If you have them, please bring filters and a tripod. Maximum 12 places

 

Photographing the colours and textures of autumn

Friday 16 October 10am to 5pm Tutor: Steve Gosling

This workshop is designed for photographers of all levels of ability and will also appeal to you if you have an interest in using photographs as the basis for other visual and/or creative arts (e.g. painting, embroidery, textile design). Participants will be encouraged to take a creative and artistic approach to interpreting form, pattern, colour and light. The day will include a classroombased session and the opportunity to put your new skills into practice in the gardens. Fee: RHS Members £85, Non-RHS Members £93 Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Venue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 11458 Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Students will need to bring their own camera, lenses, instruction booklet and, if you have them, filters and tripod. Maximum 12 places

 

To book any of these courses please ring 020 3176 5830

The photo theme this month is : March Hare and friends

Fed up of snow and winter…?

This months theme March Hare and friends will get you out and about searching for signs that Spring might be just round the corner.

Any photos (cute lambs and cuddly bunnies welcome !) can be sent to   AnglesofView@skippko.org.uk

 

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Toffee – our bunny enjoying his first day playing out on the grass this year.

 

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Thanks to Heather for these gorgeous spring flower pics.

 

Hepworth Gallery visit – Feb 2015

Here’s a small selection of the many, many great photos taken at the Hepworth in Wakefield on Feb 5th 2015.

(They are labelled with the name of the person who had the camera, so where two people shared a camera I’m afraid we have no way of crediting you individually)

These first ones are from Mels camera

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From Mark and Monikas camera

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From Marys camera

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From Deborahs camera

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From Ian and Heathers camera

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Photos from Leeds Town Hall

Earlier this month ‘Angles Of View’ participants were invited to go behind the scenes at Leeds Town Hall. The following is a tiny selection of the photos taken on the tour which have now been grouped into themes and categories by Skippko ready to use in one of the next sessions.

(Sorry that I am unable to credit you all individually for your brilliant pics, but see if you can spot any of yours from the selection below!)

CIRCLES

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CURVES

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SHADOW

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LINES

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TEXTURE

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The photo theme for February is…

Following our visit to the Hepworth today, we realised that we had now completed a whole year of photo themes on the blog and needed to come up with some new and topical ones to get you inspired.

A suggestion from one of the freelancers, who shall remain nameless, was ‘shades of grey‘ … inspired, of course, by the exterior of the Hepworth building and todays weather!

So this months theme is grey in all its varying shades including mono-chrome…. have fun, but please don’t send in any pics that might make us blush!

Feel free to send in some of your Hepworth photos too and we’ll add them to the blog so everyone can share them.

The usual address to email pics to is  AnglesofView@skippko.org.uk

 

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“One from last year, in case you are wondering, this is reflections under a railway bridge, Armley”

(Mary Johnson-Green)

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View from the window at the Hepworth from Anne at Skippko

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A selection from the Hepworth from Ian and Heathers camera

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a Hepworth sculpture from Mark and Monikas camera

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“Just a walk in the park.”

(Mary Johnson-Green)

Where to see photography in February

Welcome to the February round up of exhibitions and events for 2015.

As always, please use the ‘Leave a reply’ comments box at the end of this post to add details of other photo themed events or exhibitions that you’d like to share – thank you. 

Last Chance to see…

The Alternative by Dave Allen and Michael Palin at The Fabric Gallery

Exhibition including photo negatives created with a self constructed film camera.

Including a WW1 Piece.
When 14/01/2015 11:00 – 07/02/2015 17:00
Where The Fabric Gallery, 33a Broadway, Bradford, BD1 1HA

 

 

 

Who Do We Think We Are

Over the past year, we toured Red Saunders’ Hidden exhibition, a series of epic photographs recreating overlooked events from British history, to twelve schools across Bradford.

Students worked with photographer Jonathan Turner to create new artwork, playing roles to re-imagine scenes in British history, as well as producing inventive contemporary portraits. This exhibition looks at identity and what it means to play a part in society.

To read more about the project visit the link below.

Funded by Arts Council England Strategic touring fund with support from Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Image:Tableau photograph created by students at Hanson Academy in collaboration with artist Jonathan Turner
When 13/12/2014 10:00 – 07/02/2015 17:00
Where Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD11SD

 

 

20 November 2014 – 5 February 2015

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger than Fiction – National Media Museum, Bradford

Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, these convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation into photography’s authority and our inclination to believe what we see. Exhibition highlights include astonishing photographs of mermaid fossils and incredible reports of mysterious fauna…

http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/planavisit/exhibitions/future.aspx

 

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

The prestigious photographic portrait award returns with a showcase of the most talented and exciting photographers working across the globe. From over 4,000 submissions by 1,793 photographers this annual exhibition showcases 60 portraits by students, amateurs and established professionals presenting an ambitious approach to photographic portraiture today.

National Portrait Gallery St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Sun Nov 30 – Sun Feb 22

 

 

 

 Urban Exploration

4th February 2015 – 11th April 2015

  • 12:00pm – 7:00pm every day until Sat 11 Apr 2015

 

White Cloth Gallery

24 – 26 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT

We are proud to, once again, support a Yorkshire-based community of emerging photographers in a hugely exciting exhibition of new work.

Documenting transitional and forgotten buildings – abandoned, derelict and always fascinating, these spaces and the images shown represent years of work from journeys around Yorkshire, to exploratory trips across Europe.

Hidden from common view and often of historical significance, these buildings showcase the remnants of past industries or spaces long discarded, from the grand cotton mills of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, to fossil fuel power generation in the Meuse Valley, Belgium and coal extraction in the Ruhr Valley, Germany.

Through close friendship and a common unhealthy interest in finding, exploring and photographing these spaces, Jemma Roe, Joe Stenson and George McConville have devoted much of their time of the past 5 years to historical photographic documentation.

Realism in Rawiya: Photographic Stories from the Middle East

At Impressions Gallery, Bradford

18th Feb – 16th May 2015

Myriam Abdelaziz
Tamara Abdul Hadi
Laura Boushnak
Tanya Habjouqa
Dalia Khamissy
Newsha Tavakolian


Realism in Rawiya
 presents the work of Rawiya, the first all female photographic collective to emerge from the Middle East.
 With a specific focus on gender and identity, the exhibition presents a thoughtful view of a region in flux, balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes.

Rawiya, which translates from Arabic to mean ‘she who tells a story’, is made up of artists who established their individual careers as photojournalists by working for news agencies and publications across the Arab world. By living and reporting in the region, they gained an insider’s view of the extremities of these settings, whilst also observing how their reportage could become reframed in the international media’s final edit of events.

Realism in Rawiya is rich with untold stories, from a Palestinian all-female auto racing team and transsexuals in Jerusalem, to cluster bomb survivors trying to rebuild their lives, Iranian mothers of martyrs who visit their son’s grave twice a week and parents in Lebanon who continue to wait for the 17,000 missing to come home.

The photographers see internationally newsworthy events through a local eye, resulting in a personal photographic insight into everyday life in the Middle East. Many artists in Rawiya have also lived the stories they tell, like Dalia Khamissy whose work The Missing: Lebanon(2010 – ongoing) echoes her own experience of her father’s kidnap when she was seven-years old. Artist Newsha Tavakolian states that the work of Rawiya offers ‘a way of breathing within the smothering world of censorship.’

Realism in Rawiya
 is a touring exhibition by New Art Exchange (NAE), Nottingham, curated by NAE and Saleem Arif Quadry.

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition.php?id=71

 

 

Richard and Janet Burdon

Tue 3 February 2015 – Fri 27 February 2015

Richard and Janet Burdon live in Pickering on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. “Our photography is dedicated to the art within the landscape; for us the stark simplicity of a lone tree in a field of snow is a work of art in itself.” Their exhibition is presented in association with Ryedale Artworks. – See more at: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/whats-on/richard-and-janet-burdon#sthash.QGBaHsbM.dpuf

Helmsey Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre,
The Old Meeting House,
Yorkshire,
YO62 5DW

 

The Photography Show – 21-24 March 2015 – The NEC, Birmingham

The Photography Show, the event for anyone who loves taking photos, whether you’re a professional, a complete beginner or you’re involved in the imaging industry  http://www.photographyshow.com/

 

 

 

Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection

Find out how photography has shaped our perception of the world

From serene landscapes to exquisite nudes, this new exhibition brings together over 200 extraordinary highlights from the collection of the world’s oldest surviving photographic society, by some of the greatest names in photography.

Floor: 2
Open: From02/12/2014To01/03/2015
Price: £8 (Seniors: 50% off on Mondays and Tuesdays)

At the Science Museum, London

 

Conflict, Time, Photography

Tate Modern: Exhibition

26 November 2014 – 15 March 2015

The Eyal Ofer Galleries
Adult £14.50 (without donation £13.10)
Concession £12.50 (without donation £11.30)
Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid
Additional booking fee of £1.75 (£2 via telephone) per transaction applies
Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian)

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/conflict-time-photography

 

 Workshops

Several photography workshops are running at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield – see website for details

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/?category=7

 

Permanent Collections

Impressions Gallery – photography that gets people looking, thinking and talking

Impressions Gallery

Centenary Square

Bradford BD1 1SD

+44 (0) 8450 515 882

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/

National Media Museum, Bradford

The National Media Museum  is home to over 3.5 million items of historical and cultural significance, and our diverse Collection encompasses some of the finest and most compelling visual material to be found anywhere in the world.

Amongst the Collection are three pivotal firsts – the world’s earliest known surviving negative, the earliest television footage and the camera that made the earliest moving pictures in Britain.

National Media Museum, Bradford,
West Yorkshire,
BD1 1NQ

Galleries and Museum Shop open daily 10.00 – 18.00

http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/

 

 

Photography Groups

EXPOSURE LEEDS

We are a new type of photo group set up to promote the development and sharing of better photography in Leeds and the surrounding region.

We do this through a mix of online and real world activities, including talks, presentations, workshops, photo walks and exhibitions. We invite all inquisitive photographers to join us.

http://exposureleeds.org/

 

 

ePHOTOzine

An online resource with a round-up of photography exhibitions throughout the country

 

http://www.ephotozine.com/exhibitions

 

A great ‘what’s on’ in Leeds website:    http://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/

and a list of galleries throughout Yorkshire can be found here:

http://www.yorkshire.com/what-to-do/artistic/art-galleries-in-yorkshire