Niki South Student number: 514516
REFLECTIONS ON FORMATIVE FEEDBACK
My Tutors feedback has given me much encouragement.
- Scouting, planning and patience whilst shooting.
- Editing from lots of images post shooting, as well as reviewing and reshooting whilst on location- This I was especially pleased about because I felt after my last assignment that this was an area that I needed to develop, and had lost confidence in; this time I had more of a “feel for it”, I was instinctive about which were the images to choose.
- Forming a cohesive project – I struggled with this more the previous assignment, I believe I overthought it at first; however this time I found that the idea for the series for emerged almost by itself as I was editing, and I went with the flow.
- The use of humour – This was a relief as was nervous about how that would be perceived.
- My visual and conceptual viewpoints.
- Creativity – I was particularly pleased about the positive comments about this as I had set out on the streets to “find my difference “and thought that one had emerged. This happened in part as I took my tutors advice from the previous assignment on not over planning, and being flexible whilst working through the assignment.
- My self-reflection.
Areas for development:
- Study the images to see whether they need any post processing (a couple would benefit from lifting the shadows).
- Consider slower shutter speeds if needing to increase depth of field (for the future).
- Trying a “pop of flash” when shooting on the streets (for the future).
My own Learning points:
- To trust my instinct, remain flexible throughout an assignment and have more confidence in my photography.
- That recognising the decisive moment, and acting instantaneously is essential to successful photography.
- To move to using manual settings as a default.
Link to work submitted to tutor: https://nkssite.wordpress.com/category/a3-work-submitted-to-tutor/
Link to learning log:The Decisive Moment: https://nkssite.wordpress.com/category/a3-learning-log/
However these mind maps summarise the narrative of my preparations, post-shooting thoughts and editing notes contained in the learning log.
Post shooting notes: