Posts tagged ‘digital imaging’

Linear economics and the throwaway society

This is an image from a project I have been working on for some time on linear economics and the throwaway society. The image in this post is a close up of a damaged TV screen that I picked up on eBay. The damage area also captures a moment of acute anguish for the previous owner. The screen would have been part of a production run of many hundreds of thousands of identical units. In a single moment, the accident created something that was unique and one of a kind but also valueless.

Smash! Gif taken from HD video


The edited video is displayed simultaneously on two large damaged plasma TVs. The video below shows Smash as it was displayed in a group exhibition in the Sion Hill Gallery in Bath.

Introducing the camera Raw file to the BBC in Bristol

I recently delivered a series of 1 day, hands on practical sessions on the camera Raw format to staff at BBC Magazines in Bristol. All digital SLR cameras offer this format and it presents the experienced user a huge range of controls over the captured image. To the untrained user however the options can be daunting which often leads to over-processed final images. The designers at the BBC were interested in the potential of this format and needed to understand how to extract the best quality image from unprocessed files supplied by their photographers.

In my role at JISC Digital Media at the University of Bristol I was given the task of planning, developing and delivering the courses. The sessions combined background theory behind the format and practical exercises in converting the images with a range of conversion tools. They also learnt about the proprietary nature of these files and some of the solutions.

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training session on the camera Raw format

Raw conversion with Adobe Lightroom