We’re privileged to have UnderTheCastle talk about the art in photography…
As a philosophy teacher, I’m interested in the way people think and look at the world. Applying that to the world of photography, I’ll talk through how and why we understand perspective in art and perhaps introduce a few new ways of looking at things. Keeping things simple, we’ll look at ways the viewer can be manipulated and how we can apply that when composing photos.
We’re using a room downstairs in Stills for a New Media presentation, but we all can’t fit in at once. So the presentation may be run multiple times. In the meantime, others can zip off and do the Great Photocamp Photography Challenge :)
Then from 2pm we’re meeting the Twisted Tails Dancers near by. Again, we’ll have to coordinate groups so they don’t get overwhelmed by us all!
Let’s meet up for some food and drink from 4:30 at All Bar One… 50 Lothian Road, EH3 9BY
And a little more afterwards?
There is a zombie walk starting at 7:30pm, leaving from The Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street EH1 1LG
And way afterwards?
There’s the Beltane Samhuinn that starts at 9pm from the Edinburgh Castle and makes it way down the Royal Mile. Also expect loads of Halloween revellers out for fun and in costume and make up :) Let’s hope the weather is good!
What is the Great Photocamp Photography Challenge?
A review of mobile products and services so well marketed to see if they deliver the results that they claim and the finished products that we need. A comparison of pictures and texts sent through new virtual tools and new hardware. There will be comparison examples shown of pictures and text sent via several mediums to different web services. We will examine the use of desktop, laptop, netbook and smart phone hardware. Operating systems discussed will include Linux, Mac and Windows. Web services from Flickr, facebook, YouTube, Picasa and tools for free website building will be reviewed.
I had the great fortune to meet the Twisted Tails dance troupe a while ago and enjoy their dancing. They’re a great bunch of energetic people, and are our models for Sunday!
Twisted Tails is a Tribal Belly Dance group made up of twelve dancers. They are students from the dance class of Susan Tonner and formed only in May 2010. The styling of this dance is influenced form Arabic belly dance, flamenco, Indian and gypsy dances. Every dance is improvised and dancers learn series of steps and have a secret language to cue to the dancer behind that they are about to change into another step. It means the group acts in unity at all times and the dancers need to be tuned into one another. The group has a gypsy look in terms of costuming and would like to portray the fun and social bonds that women have in dancing together. Our costume and make up are strong, we often dance with swords, double veils or big skirts.