Part 5 – Narrative and illustration

I’ve been working away at this for a few weeks now, taking photographs and jotting down notes but haven’t got round to doing anything with it until now, I think one of the reasons for that is that I haven’t been very confident about what I’ve been doing.  Reading the first few pages in the text that goes with this section though, it seems clear to me that most of the early photographers that I have been reading about, practice this type of photography. I had made assumptions about why modern photographs often appear to me to be technically better in terms of composition, lighting, exposure etc., than many of the early ones, putting it down to better equipment, developing skills etc.  I now realise though having read this section, that capturing the subject and being able to tell the story through pictures, is more important for this style of photography than being able to put all the skills we’ve learnt into practice.


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 and wanting to take photography further, I enrolled on the Open College of the Arts BA (Hons) starting with 'The Art of Photography' which I thoroughly enjoyed. Next came Digital Photographic Practice followed by People and Place. In April 2016 I progressed to level two with Documentary and in June 2018 enrolled on my latest OCA course, Landscape.
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