February 20, 2007

Colour Photography at the College of Fine Arts

20th February 2007

For my Summer 2006/07 Semester, I decided to take Colour Photography as my elective subject and concentrate solely on that. Summer Semester would be perfect for this, as I could travel all the way to the College of Fine Arts (COFA) Campus down Oxford St everyday, and wouldn't be bombarded with Commerce workload unlike the other usual busy semesters.

We got to use the Manual SLRs provided by the university throughout the semester for our project, hence a perfectly good chance for some of us who did not own an SLR yet to finally get to play with the functions of aperture, shutter speed, and whatnot.

I got hold of a Pentax manual SLR, went all over Sydney to get perfect shots for my assignments and the best part was getting to process and print our own photography works in the dark room.

To make the whole Colour Photography experience even more colourful, we got to make photograms as part of our project. Very Man-Ray-ish, no?

And to top it all off, we had the chance to visit the Australian Centre for Photography during the Animal Photography exhibition, whereby we got to write essays on how the works affected and influenced us in any way.

Easily one of the best courses I have taken in uni so far. And Alhamdulillah for that.

At the end of it, us students had the chance to exhibit our works at COFA. When my lecturer saw my works on display, he commented on how much I connect with the subjects of my photographs. He then also mentioned on how directive I was as a photographer with some of my works, tsk. Alhamdulillah, I managed to get a Distinction for this course :)

Below is a photo of some of my printed works from the Pentax I used for some great three weeks:

...and hereafter are some photos taken throughout great, great times of Colour Photography :)

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