Teaching Materials by - Photographer's eye

Observation motive

Name of Artist Educator: Leung Yiu Hong
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Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Self-awareness

Someone takes photography as a medium of speed. Intuition leads the visual sense. It does not require too much manipulation. The random the better. However......


Film stills mimic

Name of Artist Educator: Leung Yiu Hong
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Technical exercise

Light is one of the most important elements for photo shooting.


Composition series (4) The chaotic world

Name of Artist Educator: Thomas Lin
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye

The world is complicated. Photography is a way for us to understand the universe.


Composition series (3) Take five

Name of Artist Educator: Thomas Lin
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Technical exercise

How to obtain a pair of photographer’s eye so as to preview the effects of the image before clicking the shutter?


Composition series (2) I’m speaking

Name of Artist Educator: Thomas Lin
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Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Self-awareness

Life is full of things that provoke emotions. Embrace and cherish those objects and picture which touch your heart. Try visualising the abstract feelings to communicate with people and reconnecting with them and things around.


Truths and lies about me

Name of Artist Educator: Ho Man Kei, Vik Lai
Level:
Excercise Category: Class Prelude, Photographer's eye

Photo could be an evidence of truth, it also tells lie convincingly.


Retracing the old campus

Name of Artist Educator: Lai Lon Hin
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Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Technical exercise, Visual storytelling

Learn the change of the surroundings and the unfamiliar faces who also spent their youth here.


Gulliver’s travels

Name of Artist Educator: Lai Lon Hin
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Technical exercise, Visual storytelling

Only when we observe things from a micro perspective that we are reminded of our ignorance and carelessness.


Food Modification

Name of Artist Educator: Doreen Chan
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Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Technical exercise

A name of food could arouse our familiarity to its smell, appearance, taste and function. It enables us to recognise it. But how does it look like before it is recognised as our food? Are there any other possibilities?


The studium and the punctum

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Visual storytelling

What does a photo contain? When we hold it, how do we begin observing it? How different is the viewing angle of an average viewer and of a photographer?


Map drawing exercise

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye

They took a closer look at the place they were living in, and began to fall in love with it.


The art of orange-eating

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Self-awareness

What is an orange? What does an orange contain?

Visually, we can tell the colour of an orange; in terms of touch, we can feel the texture of orange skin; the taste of an orange is mixed, it is both sweet and sour.


When the balls hit the board (The “critical moment” in photography)

Name of Artist Educator: Enoch Cheung
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Self-awareness

The critical moment in photography is the decisive moment the photographer must be attuned to in order to capture the essence of an event. What do you regard as an attractive moment? Can you foresee that moment?


Lighting Exercise

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye

To quote from Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing in documentary film Let the Wind Carry Me, “Light and shadows are everywhere. But if you don't pay attention, they never belong to you.”


Memory Game

Name of Artist Educator: Enoch Cheung
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Excercise Category: Class Prelude, Photographer's eye

What evokes your memories of a place?


Nature Photography (Outdoor photography series)

Name of Artist Educator: Enoch Cheung
Level:
Excercise Category: Class Prelude, Photographer's eye

Relax, slow your breath down... what did you notice about the nature surrounding you?


Walking Mindfulness (Outdoor photography series)

Name of Artist Educator: Enoch Cheung
Level:
Excercise Category: Class Prelude, Photographer's eye

Photography often requires us to be aware of our everyday environment. But have we ever truly experienced our surroundings from the inside out?


Optical Illusion Photography (Outdoor photography series)

Name of Artist Educator: Enoch Cheung
Level:
Excercise Category: Class Prelude, Photographer's eye

“Optical illusion photography” is a type of conceptual photography based on Gestalt psychology and perceptual illusions that has gained popularity since the late 20th century.


Hide Your Features (Outdoor photography series)

Name of Artist Educator: Enoch Cheung
Level:
Excercise Category: Class Prelude, Photographer's eye

When you meet someone for the first time, what do you remember most about that person?