Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Assignment 1–Rethought

Following my first set of tutor feed back from Alan several issues stood out:
  1. My screen was clearly set much brighter than his because he is seeing my images as dark– and the ones he sent back read as ‘too light ‘ to me on my monitor although they print out with a reasonable range.
  2. As I thought – I am thinking too hard about the meanings of the words and their connotations for me rather than looking at the images for purely visual information.
  3. Following on from that I need to simplify and look, visual not verbal thinking.
  4. I was right to try and take as many images directly for the assignment as possible.
So for a rethink:
Black and white.
Same subjects with a little redo.

 A slightly different view from the same session - which deals with the problem of a large black patch in the centre.
Cut down to a square format which epmhasises the white in the picture while leaving enough black for contrast.

Dark and light.

Contrast has been altered and white shows more detail as do the dark areas

Lighter and brighter than previously.
Many and Few.

Many - no alterations.

 Few - a change from a single tiger - which does imply few emotionally, although not just by looking at it,  to a direct contrast of few cars in a car park, dominated by the trees.

Hard and Soft.

Soft - no alterations

Hard - still working on this - some sun would be nice!

High and Low.

High - no changes.

Low - this directly links with high as it is another view of the old WW1 / WW11 defenses on the coast.  In this one the focus is on the low ground which was the base for the gun emplacement.

Rough and smooth.

Rough - no changes

Smooth -Significantly lightened down - reworked from the original RAW file, with less saturation to the colour.

Round and Straight.

No Change.

Diagonal / Round Composite.

Reworked from scratch and much lighter - shows more noise due to high ISO though.

Another possibility - also a hand held night shot - but less noise and confusion.

This has been an interesting exercise - reviewing my own images with a much more critical eye. Altering my monitor brightness has definitely made a real difference, also have been trying to think about just the visual information - not the verbal.

1 comment:

  1. The biggest thing I have learnt in my twelve months on the course has been the ability to critically assess my own images more objectively. It has helped me produce a consistently higher standard of work I think and made me work harder on my technique to ensure the number of "keepers" from each shoot do not fall as a result of being a lot sterner and far more discriminatory when editing my work.