I finally made it to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOTY) 2017 exhibition during its last few days of showing at my local museum. I go to see the this exhibition every year, and to be honest, it’s all starting to feel a bit ‘samey’ to me. Occasionally though, an image will jump out at me. This year, it was Imre Potyó’s Wings of winter (a finalist in the Behaviour: invertebrates category).
I was recently inspired to experiment with the multiple exposure mode on my camera. It was one of the features that I was really excited about when I first bought the camera but somehow, as time went by, I forgot all about it.
I had something of an epiphany recently with regards to how I am going to present my solargraphy project for assignment six. I am going to present my solargraphs in the form of a circle, which will be set against a black background.
One of the other Landscape students sent a link to Terri Loewenthal’s photographic series Psychscapes in a group email recently. The images in this series are quite simply stunning, especially the colours.
The audio-visual tutorial that I had following assignment three was really useful. Overall, my tutor thought that my work was “highly sophisticated and well executed” but he did have some reservations about the overall consistency of the final project.
This essay, published by Deborah Bright in 1985, provides a fascinating insight into why landscape photography (albeit with particular reference to American culture) has traditionally been “so singularly identified with a masculine eye”.
This exercise is designed to highlight the fact that any photographer will inevitably have a “subjective attitude towards the subjects you’re researching and photographing”. At the moment, I am working on this Landscape course, so it is important to consider what circumstances/experiences may have influenced my own views of the landscape.
This exercise involves reading and summarising the key points of John Taylor’s 1994 essay A dream of England: Landscape, photography and the tourist’s imagination.
This past week I have been busy collecting in my ‘winter’ canisters and putting out my ‘spring’ canisters for my solargraphy project.
This exercise is all about developing your research skills by conducting “a short investigation into a historical aspect of the area in which you live or are currently based”. The area that I selected for this exercise is a place called Troopers Hill in Bristol. I came across this site recently, when I was looking for places to put my solargraphy canisters (for assignment six, transitions).