Individual Tutorial

Today I had a tutorial with Matt, although it was a strange one as most of my project is near completion I wanted to check I wasn’t missing out on anything. I showed him the menu, I felt it needed to be a little neater as some of the alignments were off. He also suggested to go to other printers to get a feel for the card they print on. I still think John E Wright is a good idea as they print on the card I am looking for as well as professionally bind. He felt I needed to … Continue reading Individual Tutorial

Formative Feedback

Today was our last formative feedback session. I feel like it went very well. Even before it started Anthony turned to me and exclaimed “wow your work has come a long way!” On the feedback sheet I received various comments (in italics are my comments). Under the ‘Have you considered?’ section: Fine art style photography / exaggerated editing/ commercial photography. Closer macro shots Film of making the drinks Photographing the process in the studio Most of these I have – I just don’t think it would work with the stories I am trying to tell. Under the ‘I’m not sure … Continue reading Formative Feedback

Individual Tutorial

Today I had a individual tutorial with Gemma and I feel it went really well. She felt my photographs from over the weekend were really good and I was getting the hang of setting up an authentic ‘faked’ image and using different textures. I feel I will need to reshoot them in the next couple of weeks and all being well they could be my final pieces! She felt what  I need to do now is think about presentation. We both agreed it would be really great to have different frames to match the photograph and era. This would also … Continue reading Individual Tutorial

Individual Tutorial

I had a quick chat with Anthony today it was hard to say much as I am still waiting for a lot of material to arrive and experiment with so a lot of the feedback was just keep experimenting. He also has put me in contact with a bar owner to try some on location practice, so fingers crossed for that! He also said to look at the work of Jan Von Holleben, a German photographer who works a lot with children to create some very playful and often fantastical pieces. A lot of his work is also looking down … Continue reading Individual Tutorial

Formative Feedback

I showed my most recent shoot of the Bloody Mary that I did where I experimented with the different angles but the consensus was hard to understand the images without everything there. Be more messy with the image and making the cocktail would be more interesting. It is also too clean cut and perfect, which makes it not seem as real so the story isn’t as believable. Think about what exactly the bar is like create the bar atmosphere. Maybe even have a party yourself so the mess is a genuine mess. Continue reading Formative Feedback

Individual Tutorial

I had one Individual Tutorial this week with Anthony. He feels like my test shots are a good start, I need to think: what works? What doesn’t? What elements works well. Change the camera angle in slight shifts, or think about raking so there is an angle in the shot.   Now start to think about lighting and other aspects you can control such as depth of field.   Look at both Still life painting and photography. People to look at: Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin Henry Fox Talbot Robyn Stacey Sam Taylor-Wood’s (now Johnson) Still Life Continue reading Individual Tutorial

Individual Tutorial

I had a tutorial with Caroline, Gemma and also the guest lecturer Martin Pover.   Martin Pover: He said think about publication – why not publish the book? Then to look at trends of books if the trends are now using black and white photos I should reflect that. To find out I should talk to publications.   Caroline and Gemma: They liked the photos but I need to look at composition and  where am I leading the eyes of the viewer? Also play with different textures. So look at similar photos and see how they compose the shots.   … Continue reading Individual Tutorial

Group Tutorials

I had two group tutorials today one with Anthony and the other with Caroline. Anthony: Use medium digital format Play around in the studio with lighting Look at Lisa Barber Look at Howard Sooley   Lisa Barber is a London based photographer specialising in advertising and editorial photography. Within this she has photographed drinks, food and still life. A lot of her work does seem very commercial and not exactly what I am going for. There is a lot of green in her food work, possibly because it is a natural colour and if she works for magazines this is something … Continue reading Group Tutorials

Formative Feedback 1

Today we had our first formative feedback session. The feedback from my coursemates was fairly similar. I recieved eleven comments into total. 8 out of 11 of the comments said it was an interesting or unique idea which is very encouraging. 4/11 of the comments asked about presentation, which I have already thought about. Some ask about cocktail menus another suggested sculpture. As they don’t elaborate I am not sure exactly what it means but it could be the cocktails themselves. Maybe I could create something out of menus? Another comment talks about the visual language which is what I am currently … Continue reading Formative Feedback 1

Notes from Individual Tutorials

On Tuesday I was able to get two individual tutorials one with Gemma and the other from Caroline. Gemma: After my discussing my idea she suggested the following things: Maybe serve the cocktails at the exhibition Think: who is the audience? And what is the project for? Even if you choose something as it is a reference point to come back to and access your work from. It will dictate the whole project. This can be a made up audience. Think about presentation, might be best to work backwards as presentation is very much key in creating cocktails. Look at … Continue reading Notes from Individual Tutorials