Niki South Student number: 514516
REFLECTIONS ON FORMATIVE FEEDBACK
My Tutors feedback has gave me encouragement, confidence and further food for thought.
- The way that I explored and used various possibilities of light.
- That the planning, notes and research support the images and explain the rational and methods.
- I was particularly pleased that my Tutor commented on the sharpness and good exposures of the images as this was the first time that I had consistently shot in full manual mode and this had been a challenge for me in the harsh midday lighting conditions. I also noted this as a development point for myself after the last assignment.
- The successful forming of a series. This I was relieved about as the series had evolved as I shot and subsequently edited, and was concerned that I may have strayed too far or misinterpreted the brief as it was unlike any other work I had seen for this assignment.
- My creative concept combined with my choice of light. It seems that from my exercises and development work I was able to correctly assess the best light conditions for my subject.
- Following on since assignment 2, when I lost my confidence to edit my images, it seems in the last two assignments, that my more fluid process and thinking is working well.
Areas for development:
- To ensure that I “kill any babies” during editing. I completely agree that the first image (29) does not fit as well as the others in the series and have dropped it from my final submission. This was definitely a case where I held onto the image for too long in the editing process because it was one the earliest images which I “liked”.
- To take a step away from subject matter and develop my seeing eye, as in the work of Uta Barth whose photography “ isn’t about what is seen in the photograph; it’s about the very act of seeing”. (Fallis, nd).
My Learning points:
- To continue to trust my instinct, remain flexible throughout an assignment and have more confidence in my photography.
- To continue to research widely and follow up on the photographers suggested by my Tutor. I particularly like the work of Uta Barth who “has made visual perception the subject of her work” (Anon, nd) and will explore further the work of Keld Helmer-Peterson.
- To continue to learn how to voice the rationale behind my images; although my tutor commented that my explanations supported my images well, his comments seem to describe my rationale in both a more artistic and interesting language.
Anon (nd) Uta Barth Biography. http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/artists/uta-barth/series-photography
Fallis G (nd) Uta Barth. http://www.utata.org/sundaysalon/uta-barth/
Link to work submitted to tutor: https://nkssite.wordpress.com/category/a4-work-submitted-to-tutor/
Link to learning log: https://nkssite.wordpress.com/category/a4-learning-log/
The following mind maps summarise the narrative of my preparations, post-shooting thoughts and editing notes contained in the learning log.