Eleonora Damizia

Eleonora is a London Based contemporary and Jazz Singer and Songwriter with a unique, sultry sophisticated voice. After several tv appearances at the famous Italian TV Channel, RAI 2, she is rapidly putting her sophisticated stamp on the London pop and jazz scene having sung at venues such as the Ronnie Scott Bar, Boisdale Jazz Club, Park Plaza Westminster Hotel, Warwick Arts Centre and famous private clubs in Mayfair.

Her soulful voice, elegance and Mediterranean energy need to be admired live. That’s why attending one of her concerts is a real treat. Eleonora grew up listening to both classical Italian music and American blues and Jazz. She is able to deliver diverse styles; leaving the listener simply mesmerised.

Be ready to enjoy the fusion of her voice along with her exotic charm and her refined movements that are drawn from the Egyptian belly-dancing world.

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Legoland Trip – July 2016

Legoland. Cloudy and dull – typical English summer weather.

However, it gave me an opportunity to experiment with various camera settings, particularly depth of field and shutter speed.

Taking pictures of strangers can be awkward at the best of times but in a theme park it seems not to matter because people either think that you’re taking a landmark or occupied with their own activity.

I’d be happy to hear from you if you have any thoughts.

 

 

 

Project 2016 – Task 2

Natural/Man-made

Once you are familiar with the various camera controls, you will aim to produce a series of photographs which illustrate your exploration of creative and visual approach to a suggested theme of natural/man-made. The theme can be interpreted as you wish.

You should explore formal elements of visual language like: shape, form, texture, pattern, line, tone, colour, composition, viewpoint, framing, structure and lighting.

You should consider, highlight, reflect upon and apply image manipulation, ethical and legal issues as well as health and safety on location and whilst working with computer screens.

EVIDENCE:

  • You should present a series of 5 images and comment on outcomes concentrating on strengths and weaknesses, technical issues, future improvements and aesthetics

All of the pictures above must be relevant in some way to the theme of natural/man-made.

VIRGINIA WATER

When the topic of natural/man-made, besides a number of other locations for photographs, Virginia Water was my choice very early on.

What is unique about the place is the fact that that this topic is inherent in every aspect of this park, be it the lake with man-made rocks surrounding it, the disappearing Roman remains with vegetation all around, or the man-made/natural waterfall.

 

After taking a wide variety of pictures of the lake, the waterfall, people playing/relaxing/running, trees, flowers, I finally chose the ancient bridge/tunnel as the subject for this topic.

 

As you may notice, I used a tripod to take these shots. I started with aperture of f8 and eventually that the darkness needed reducing and therefore the aperture had to go to the lowest possible. After a few attempts at f3.5, I felt f4.0 was more suitable to the landscape. I even took one with a flash.

Project 2016 – Task 1

Through a range of exercises which focus on the major aspects of photography (depth of field, shutter speed and manual light metering) you will be able to use your camera on its manual setting, and have creative control over your picture taking. Through a study of various photographers, you will have an understanding of the best use of such effects, which you can then transfer to your own practice.

EVIDENCE:

  • At least 4 photographs that illustrate changes in depth of field when you change the aperture, focal length and distance to the subject.
  • At least 4 photographs that illustrate use of selective or manual focus.
  • At least 4 photographs that illustrate the creative use of shutter speed to blur or freeze the movement.
  • All of the pictures above must be accompanied by an explanation of the settings on your camera, and an explanation as to why the effects have taken place.