This blog has been created to document my learning through the OCA’s Art of Photography course.
My name is Lauren and I reside in Chelmsford, Essex. I have been contemplating starting a photography degree for a couple of years, and finally took the first step by enrolling on the Art of Photography course. Aside from gaining a qualification, my hopes for the course are to fill in knowledge-gaps due to being self-taught, as well as helping me to find confidence and some direction.
I use a Canon 60d with a 17-55mm zoom lens. I do possess a few other lenses but due to being a wheelchair user, find that the zoom lens suits me best. The less items to carry the better! Things that I enjoy photographing include:
- Anything to do with alternative fashion and lifestyle.
- Body art and the use of one’s face and body as a canvas; either permanent modifications/tattoos or body/face paint.
- Circus. Performance. Dance. Music.
- Things that are unusual in some way.
- People. Faces. Features.
Combining photography with digital art is something that interests me also, although am yet to personally explore this. Currently my photoshop skills are very basic and I edit most of my images in lightroom (I shoot in Raw format, always).
Am excited to be a student again and partake in the online community. See you there!