Course: Expressing Your Vision
Assignment five – ‘Photography is simple’ – The Middle (following on from Assignment five – ‘Photography is simple’ – The Beginning)
Technical Approach and Techniques:
I used a Canon 5D Mk III with a 70-300mm zoom lens on a tripod. I used a high ISO. The ISO data unfortunately did not print out successfully on the contact sheets. This is a good lesson in quality checking your submission well in advance of the deadline! Also the original contact sheets I printed at home on photographic paper came off the paper. I think was due to 1) how badly the photographic paper had been stored and 2) using reconditioned cartridges so the ink in them is probably inferior. This issue meant I had to re-print the contact sheets on normal paper instead. For the Assessment proper contact sheets will be provided.
Overall this was a difficult idea to execute. If I was going to do this type of shoot again I would try to set up a remote screen so I could see when the framing was perfect but as it was each time I moved position the focus point/framing changed. This meant I had to have several goes at getting certain shots.
As a result of the difficulty I had in taking the images they were taken in a couple of different sittings and so consistency of look and feel was impacted somewhat.
Here are the contact sheets of the images taken for this assignment ahead of seeing the final selects on the following blog post:
To see my final selects please follow this link for the next section – Assignment five – ‘Photography is simple’ – The End.