Peer review

29th October, In todays group crit, we had to review a peers’ work assessing their logbook and journal. This was a really important and valuable session for me getting to know the marking grid so i know exactly what my tutors are looking for, but also to see other peoples progress on the brief. The…

Modeling for PAL vicki

Although I’m the model in this case, it gives me first hand experience on how to take photographs of a model and how to make them pose etc. Vicki is doing a project on people around identity hence why the images are just out of focus. It started the week before when i stepped in…

Practical workshop – Week 6

Flash workshop 2 of 2: controlling flash and ambient light. I went to the earlier workshop for this practical as i needed to be at the train station in the afternoon. This meant i was working with people I’ve not spoken to before in this group, which wasn’t a problem, i just couldn’t remember peoples…

Guest Lecture – Scott Grummett

Since I saw the picture of marmite on the NUA intranet upcoming to this guest lecture, I knew this was going to be a good lecture. For some reason I had this gut feeling this was going to be inspiring for me… and god was I right. The night before the lecture i booked into…

PAL studio lighting session

Today I decided to go to the sign up session with the pals and I was the only person to turn up. I get on very well with Blair and Vicki who showed me how to use the lights and props in the upstairs studio. I spoke to them both about my feelings towards the…

Mr Penfold

I visited the Moosey art gallery in Norwich, where a new exhibition was being shown by Bristol based artist Mr Penfold. The solo show was called ‘False Advertising’ which he displayed his popular cigarette design. I went with a couple of friends from my floor as they’re doing Graphic Design but it was still interesting…

Practical workshop – Week 5

In todays practical session, I was the model and it’s the first time I’ve ever used an off camera flash outside mixing the two light sources together. It wasn’t much of a challenge, using the light meter makes the task really easy. With a tripod, Holly’s camera, a light meter and a flash kit, we…

Costa research session

Saturday 17th October, I’m recently struggling to keep focus in my small little room at All Saints Green, so a costa research session was needed for me to focus and generate ideas on my next photoshoot i am currently planning… and what better way to generate ideas than in a coffee shop. I gathered my…

Guest Lecture – Lottie Davis

¬†Lottie Davies A multi-award-winning and BAFTA-nominated fine art, portrait, travel, editorial and commercial photographer based in London, UK. – Taken from her personal website http://www.lottiedavies.com/ Born in Guildford, UK, in 1971. Lottie started off her career through a window campaign. She got this job by sending a letter to this shop that displayed photographs of…

Group teaching with Ross

Still not got a goal at the end of this brief. Ross’s session has really helped me focus on what to photograph for this project. I was stuck for ideas by focusing on the text to much whilst he reminded me that the text is a starting point, not the end goal. He said to…

Technical Workshop week 4: Optical Illusion

In todays workshop, we learned about controlling the sharpness, learning about the lens, focal lengths and depth-of-field. The learning outcome is to evaluate the use of different focal lengths. Camera set-up: Tripod, light meter, ISO 100, White balance: Daylight/sunny, RAW and JPEG. Task 1: Focal length Image 1 (below): 1/180, f/5.6, ISO 200, @ 18mm…