Final Crit

How hard do you think you have worked during the module?

For two of the assignments I thought where the most challenging , Who’s Who? and Loo Roll, I focused on these first and almost tried to ‘get them out of the way’. The thought of approaching strangers and ask to take their photograph taken worried me as I can be a shy person, and I couldn’t think of any ideas for Loo Roll due to me wanting my ideas to be “different” from everyone else’s. Once I got out of that frame of mind these were the 2 assignments I enjoyed photographing the most, I enjoyed the freedom. But, I subconsciously put Light & Shadow on the back burner for a while and, although I’m still happy with the outcome, I believe I could have done better on this set. But overall, I believe I worked reasonably hard on this module.

Are you aware of the independent study hours associated with this module?

I was aware of amount of work but not the exact hours needed.

If you were to redo the module, what would you have done differently?

If I were to re-do this module I would plan my time management on each assignment better. Spending equal amounts of time on each assignment rather than more on the assignment I enjoy.

How successful did the images transfer to print?

I had some issues with printing; 1. My images where central on my screen but when they printed the border didn’t look equal on each side. 2. When the paper was fed through the printer the paper would tilt and it would print slightly wonky. But the more you looked the most you noticed, especially on my images with a dark edge. To solve this I fed paper one by one and made sure it was perfectly straight in the tray. After this, my images came out perfect.

What is the Aperture sequence?

f/2.8   f 4    f/.6    f/8    f/11    f/16    f/22

What is the Shutter Speed sequence?

1″   1/2    1/4    1/8    1/15    1/30    1/60    1/125    1/250    1/500    1/1000    1/2000

What have you discovered during the module?

During this module I have learnt to have more faith in myself and my images and to step out of my comfort zone especially when it come to approaching people.

Which photographers have inspired you during the module?

A few photographers which have inspired me are;

Christopher Mckenney:

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Lee Jeffries:

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And, Luc Kordas:

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Who is your favourite photographer and why?

Out of all the photographer who have influence my work, my ultimate favourite has to be Luc Kordas. As he quotes:

“Street photography is 99% failure. A weird and demanding genre”

Street something has become something I enjoy to look at and in the future I would like to explore. But he doesn’t document anything, he has no mission, and he doesn’t have a defined project. If you go out searching for that ‘perfect images’ you wont fine it. It just happens. Like this photograph of the man through the window of the building, it was just a perfect moment.

What do you think you need to work on next semester?

As stated above, Next semester I need to focus on spending equal time on all of my assignments and more planning so I’m not stuck if my first idea doesn’t work out. I also need to work on my own confidence in myself and my work.

 

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