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    Learning Log,  Reflection,  Research

    October Tutorial – Narrative and Storytelling

    It’s all in the edit: Narrative and storytelling Summary: A great session with thought provoking discussion round how everything we do creates an edit, a story and/or a narrative. We explored the process of creating work, and the thinking around the way the work is presented, the story you are trying to tell, or not tell. This can be down to the image framing, the selection of images, the edit of the photograph or the way it’s presented. Many aspects come into the storytelling of a piece of work. There was also great discussion about the telling of other peoples stories, whether it is ethical to do so, whether permission…

  • Assignment 2,  Learning Log,  Reflection,  Research

    Assignment 2 More ideas – Things

    While mindlessly scrolling Instagram this morning my thumb paused on an image posted by the F22 group; one from a series by Wendy Carrig which had just won gold in the Still Life & Object category in the AOP 2020 Awards. The photograph was one of a discarded lighter with an image of a pin-up style model printed on the front. Looking well-battered and photographed against a decayed looking background, I paused because with the print on the lighter, it almost looked like a portrait photo, but I then noticed it was in fact an object. This one image started a little whirlwind of thoughts as I clicked through to…

  • Assignment 2,  Learning Log

    Assignment 2 further thoughts – Things.

    Over lock down, I – like many others – have been attempting to declutter and rid ourselves of the abundance of ‘things’ in our lives. It never fails to amaze me how we collect so much stuff. My husband is by his own admittance quite the hoarder and I have to work hard to keep my hoarding tendencies in check. I long for the organised homely feel of the images we see gracing interior design magazines, or maybe slightly more realistically, the ikea catalogue, and for the most part our home echos such Scandinavian style cues – but our stuff takes over and it feels like an eternal battle between…

  • Coursework,  Coursework 2,  Learning Log,  Research

    Research – Ex 2.1 Zoom

    Having the ability to ‘zoom in’ allows you to focus in on areas of a frame / scene. To me this means seeing “Scenes within scenes” – almost like Ex 1.2 – Point, where the image was composed within just one section of the frame, or Ex 1.43 – Line, where using lines to flatten images creates a completely different, possibly abstract photograph to one that was at a wider angle to give context. I wanted to explore this idea of an scene within a scene, or an image within an image. A few examples sprang to mind. World’s Largest Image 195-Billion Pixel Interactive Image of Shanghai – interactive and…

  • Coursework,  Coursework 1,  Learning Log

    Exercise 1.3 Line

    Brief Part 1: Take a number of shots using lines to create a sense of depth. Shooting with a wide- angle lens (zooming out) strengthens a diagonal line by giving it more length within the frame. The effect is dramatically accentuated if you choose a viewpoint close to the line. For this exercise I left the camera in auto mode as per the earlier exercises. This was frustrating as I wanted to control elements that I found auto mode handled differently than I intended. However it did mean I was focused on looking for lines rather than thinking about settings which seems to be the goal of these Part 1…

  • Assignment 2,  Assignments,  Learning Log

    Assignment 2 – Initial Ideas – Collecting

    BriefCreate a series of between six and ten photographs on one of the following subjects: Things Views Heads With much of my work so far focused on every day life, I felt the same should apply to this assignment. I have a few thoughts about each option but I am currently unsure which avenue to explore further. I may shoot some images of each and see what interests me the most and gives me the most satisfaction. Things: Creating a DIY lightbox I will photograph a number of my everyday items against a plain background, creating an almost archival feel, or similar to a catalogue item. I would like these…

  • Learning Log,  Reflection,  Talks, Webinars & Meets

    Sep/Oct Tutor Led Zoom Meeting

    ’30 second’ take away: Other students’ work – We are all working with similar restrictions, confusions and frustrations. Other students also seem to be hit with the challenges of understanding the course and self doubts about their work as I do. They are still producing fantastic work, and therefore if I push ahead despite my doubts I should be able to as well. Critiquing work – By all means share your initial emotive response and praise for work, but don’t be afraid to offer a critical view also as this allows further growth and meaningful discussion. Critiquing work and providing feedback provides not only a social aspect to studying and…