Photography studio, gallery and training complex

When Is A Camera Not A Camera?

A year or so back, I was asked to go along and deliver a talk to Smethwick Photographic Society and eventually settled on the topic “Keeping it simple“. The basic idea was that you don’t have to be a techno-geek with a few grand’s worth of kit to produce interesting and creative photographic images.

Happily, the talk went down very well. So well in fact that I recently revived and extended it for a day’s course at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, also entitled “Keeping it simple”. This time I expanded on the “taking it simple” part of the course to include some other, less orthodox means of photographic capture. I showed the group images like these…

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By Christa Kreeger-Bowden-

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If you haven’t already worked it out, what you’re looking at are Scanographs – photographic images made with the kind of flatbed scanner you probably already have at home or in the office. I’ll do more about scanography in a later post (as I’ve had a little dabble myself – and rather enjoyed it). One more to finish things off…

By Austin Long

By Austin Long

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