As with my previous posts, this post summarises what I have learnt from part four of the course and Assignment four, with the aims: 1) to embed the learning for future courses and projects and 2) to act as a review and reflection tool which gives ease of reference to the learning points.
So to summarise the feedback received:
- calibrate equipment wherever possible – screen and printer,
- continue to experiment with lighting and printing,
- get rid of unwanted and distracting elements in post as appropriate,
- be brave and experiment with pushing creative ideas further, and
- develop the narrative angle if this is an area of interest.
Following tutor feedback I have included within this post my re-work of image 2 and re-shoot of image 4 and 5. My response to the work of Edward Weston, Graham Rawls, Anderson Studio M and Kafka’s The Metamorphosis will be posted under a separate blog post.
Image 2 : Original Vs digital re-worked image (image lightened/label removed)
Image 4: Original Vs re-worked image (different composition/more detail on lamp)
Image 5 : Original Vs re-worked image (different composition/label removed)
Following the re-work of Images 2, 4 and 5 above, here are both series to compare:
I do think the changes give a different flow to the series. I had trouble matching the colour tones exactly, this was for a number of reasons, for example, I used a different egg which was not as white as the previous one and I shot with natural light to accompany the lamp light and the quality/colour of natural light was different from the original shoot. This highlights for me that maybe I need to explore using a grey card for continuity purposes and be more creative and varied when shooting the first time so there are more choices for selection.
Experimentation: Re-worked images with narrative added (just for fun!)….
I think these images do lend themselves to having text added. They could almost be advertising posters, they have a certain look and feel about them. Maybe I’ll get a chance to explore this more in another course.
My tutor tasked me with researching the work of Graham Rawls, Anderson Studio M, Kafka’s Then Metamorphosis and Edward Weston which I will put a link to here once this is available.
Note: For the purposes of my Assessment submission I have provided a new set of ‘lightened’ A4 prints which include the re-shot images 4 and 5, which I have also decided to print on a lustre non glossy paper to experiment with printing papers.
This now completes my work, re-work and reflection of part four/Assignment four.