Category Archives: Unit5

Closing the curtains on Unit 5

Something of a paradox. Unit 5 of the open course ds106 was the unit in which I was most organised and yet it has been a long and drawn out affair. I planned exactly what I needed to do, decided … Continue reading

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Gestaltitude: Photopsychology

At the beginning of Unit 5 of the ds106 open course we were directed to choose three tips to practice during the ‘visual storytelling’ part of the course. I found my guidance via the ‘How to be a better photographer…’ … Continue reading

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Gun Loops, Large Holes Agin the King

Between the algaed stone and the imposing handle Ancient and modern Secluded formal gardens tucked No shortage of benches for lunches Perpendicular to Newarke Wall’s large holes Now peeping on the graveyard But in 1645 Gun loops for Parliament’s shooters … Continue reading

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Bits, bits, for #photoblitz

For the ds106 photoblitz exercise, the challenge is to take creative photos from a list of 12 subjects in a 15 minute period in a specific location. Subjects vary from specifc (‘Take a photo dominated by a single color’) to … Continue reading

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Montage-O-Bay

‘Create a surreal panorama by first making a panorama (duh), and then munipulating the photograph to make it out of this world. However, don’t go out and just make a panorama via your iPhone!!! Take some pictures and mash them … Continue reading

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Free as the Wind

The Daily Create, as part of the digital storytelling course ds106, encourages ‘you to challenge yourself to create something new each day’. These mini-assignments are meant to only take minutes rather than hours to complete, but sometimes the thought processes … Continue reading

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Self(ie)-Portraiture: Me, myself, I – You, yourself, we

Self-portraits are everywhere online and easily shared via mobile communication. The selfie is more than fashionable. It is an everyday practice of the state of personal publishing and ‘always on, everywhere’ networked media. The smartphone facilitates a personal push and … Continue reading

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