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.]

Angles of View exhibition

Thanks to everyone who attended the opening of the Angles of View exhibition today and a reminder for those of you who couldn’t make it – there is still time – but sorry you have missed the cake!

The exhibition is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am until 2pm from 29 June until 15 July. Floor 5, Phoenix House, 3 South Parade, Leeds LS1 5QX

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Over 150 Carers have taken part in the project over the last 18 months, creating an amazing body of work – thanks to each and everyone of you!

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Carers ‘Angles of View’ photography exhibition preview with Skippko and Carers Leeds‏

Join Skippko and Carers Leeds at our ‘Angles of View’ photography project preview.
Wednesday 24 June 12 – 2pm
Floor 5, Phoenix House, 3 South Parade, Leeds LS1 5QX
Over 150 Carers have taken part in the project over the last 18 months, creating an amazing body of work.
The exhibition is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am until 2pm from 29 June until 15 July.
Please RSVP if you can to cath.skippko@gmail.com or turn up on the day.

Angles of View exhibition details

As the Angles of View photography project reaches its conclusion there are several events taking place to showcase the fantastic work which participants have created.

Here are the details for the first one:

“You are invited to the preview of the photography exhibition by carers working with Skippko  at The National Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ on Monday June 8th 2015, 2 – 3pm.

The exhibition is open 10 – 6pm daily from June 8th until July 11th”

If you need further details please contact info@skippko.org.uk or ring 0113 2345355

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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