Thursday, 23 July 2015
The fuchsia's bright...
I've mentioned already that I am doing an online photography course with the OU (Open University) which is proving quite challenging, both in the material and in trying to find time for study and practice. One of the suggested activities was to try taking some photos using a pinhole camera or a scanner. I tried the scanner option with a branch of fuchsia from my garden. I was reasonably pleased with the effect.
Interestingly, the artist David Hockney's sister, Margaret, has made a bit of a name for herself by using this same technique on flowers (rather more expertly) and you can buy some of her prints in Salts Mill. (See here). It probably helps if you have a 'name' already!