An interesting photo project that took place in the spring of 2020 can be found at stayathome.photography . The project went on between March and June 2020 and involved photographers in self-isolation communicating in pairs with images. They were quite free to choose which pictures they would upload. From the beginning it was meant to be newly taken pictures but it turned out to be impossible for some because they did not have much to photograph at home, some photographers also did not have a camera at home that they could use so some pictures are taken in another time. There are lots of conversationsLäs mer ->

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The midwifery education at King’s College London has introduced art and the humanities into teaching. Students get to work with artistic depictions of motherhood and childhood, they also get to explore their own midwifery experiences in a cultural context. A lecture on pop music and partner violence uses the lyrics from popular songs to address the difficult relationship between a woman’s self-esteem and being in a violent relationship. Students may also create their own artistic or literary work prior to the final assessment. This proved to be an invaluable opportunity for students to reflect on, share and process different emotions and memories. The strongest worksLäs mer ->

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A couple of the best memories I have from when the kids were toddlers were when we went to the photographer to get real pictures, unfortunately we were a bit too lazy (plus the photographer we hired for the big kids moved so it was quite a long way to go) so there was no photo session with the youngest. The photography session is a memory in itself. The pictures are a different, more physical memory from that time in life. I think it is something universal that we want to save pictures from when the children were small and that booking a photographer makesLäs mer ->

Maria Tingvall 2019

I have taken three courses in photography at Mid Sweden University in the past year and have just started my fourth course. It is at A-level and we will do a simple research project. I have several different ideas and find it a little difficult to choose which project to choose. One of them is researching the local environment and I would like to use an interactive map. I'm trying to find someone who doesn't have too much limitations and who I can draw on myself. Don't know if OpenStreetMap is suitable for that, but here's a map anyway. View larger mapLäs mer ->

This year, I'm trying something I've dreamed of for a long time, writing stories. I love writing, that's why I have so many different blogs that I manage with varying enthusiasm. What I've dreamed of since I was a kid is writing stories out of my imagination. Life has, for various reasons, gotten in the way so that the time, the time to really go into something, to find the "flow", has not existed. Since I photograph a lot, I have got some ideas, most of them not very unique really because they are based on old fairy tales, but I think it is aLäs mer ->

I have studied Photo History, 7.5 credits at Mid Sweden University. It's been a lot of fun, I've tried new methods and pushed my limits. One of the sources of inspiration is Bea Nettles. Introduction Bea Nettles was born in 1946 in Florida, USA. She is known for her experimental and autobiographical work of art. She combines various methods, tools and materials in her work such as fabric and stitches, Instamatic cameras, books, painting and hand-coated photographic emulsions. Much of her work illustrates family relationships, mythology and natural history, often using her own body and self-portraits. Work Nettles has taught art and photography since 1970.Läs mer ->

Elsa Dorfman (born April 26, 1937) is an American portrait photographer working in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is known for using a large-format Polaroid camera. It's a fine and well-timed portrait of her life and work. Since she has extensive experience, it is also a historical depiction of photography from the time she started with black and white photography to the present day. Among other things, she used Polaroid's 20 x 24 big screen formats. There were only five copies of the camera and she had access to one that she rented for her portraits. Some of the famous people Elsa photographed are: Allen Ginsberg, AndrewLäs mer ->

"Kalotype", or "talbotype" was a developing process, developed from Henry Fox Talbot's previous image-developing process by using a different silver salt (silver iodide instead of silver chloride) and a developing agent (bile acid and silver nitrate) to produce an invisibly light "latent" image on the exposed paper. This reduced the exposure time in the camera to just a minute or two for subjects in bright sunlight. The transparent negative kalotype made it possible to produce as many positive pressures as desired by simple contact pressure, while the daguerreotype was an opaque direct positive that could only be repeated by being copied with a camera. OnLäs mer ->

A method of development invented by William Fox Talbot in the 1830s, the foundation was plain table salt. The images are reddish brown to brownish violet tones with a matte finish. Salt paper copies are sometimes called kalotypier, kalotypi is actually a later development of William H. Fox Talbot's developing process. The method was that a paper was prepared with saline made from ordinary table salt. Then brushed one side with silver nitrate solution, it creates a hardy surface of silver chloride that is photosensitive. The paper darkens when exposed to light and when the image appears clearly enough, the process is stopped with aLäs mer ->