Moving on at last

I have tackled this unit in a very peculiar way and has it worked?  Not really.  My opportunities for taking photographs has been limited of late so I decided to read through the whole unit, record the requirements of each exercise in my note-book then when I was out, take photos that contributed to whichever of the exercises I could.  I have ended up with dozens of images but haven’t been reflecting on them as I went along so now I have to back track and try to recall what was in my mind when I took them.  One thing this has made me do though is look at a potential subjects in a different way.  So instead of going out looking for points or lines, I have looked at subjects and thought ok what elements of design are involved here and I have found that has worked better.  When I started this unit and went out to take photos with points for example, I found that  I could identify plenty of ‘points’ but the whole scene for me, didn’t make a pleasing picture.  I have kept some of those in because it is part of the learning process after all and hopefully when I look back on this it will help me to see how far I’ve progressed.

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About Anne Bryson

I live in Gloucestershire with my husband Iain and West Highland Terrier, Isla. I enjoy golf, photography and my grandchildren, not necessarily in that order! Having completed a 10 week digital photography course with the Open University in 2010, I decided I wanted to take my photography further and enrolled for the Open College of the Arts BA (Hons) starting with 'The Art of Photography' which I enjoyed so much that I went gone on to do Digital Photographic Practice and People and Place. In April 2016 I enrolled on my fourth OCA photography course, Documentary. This blog is my Learning Log for this course.
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