It has been work and practice on our Oral Presentations this week and judging by responses as we prepared for our Webinar with Jesse and Gary we were all facing our practice run with some trepidation. I elected to go first mainly because of my late return from work and an early start the following day but also to get it over with!

My draft presentation is below.  I did speak over the slides for our practice run but the audio is not yet added to the Powerpoint presentation.  I will be replacing images of the Road to Elgol with more recent work:

I thought it would provide a useful benchmark on my blog to show my improvement and journey when I load the final version in early April.

I had some very helpful comments from fellow students and tutors and there was much useful discussion throughout our Webinar. Some of my learning points and ideas are listed below:

Learning points for me:

  • Presentation was concise and clear and interdisciplinary analysis was good
  • Put a lot more photographs into the presentation and less words, particularly at the beginning It was noted that there was only one photograph in the first four minutes of the presentation!
  • My response: Yes, I agree. One of the main reasons for a limited number of images was that I am struggling with the size of my presentation file to upload for the Webinar. I haven’t yet uploaded the presentation from Powerpoint to Keynote so I hope I can then compress the file more efficiently and add more images.
  •  Talk about photographers that have and may influence your future practice. Also look at photographers that work in Scotland
  •  My response: Yes, I agree. I did a blog on this but hadn’t included in my presentation. I think I might also include Frans Lanting, Vincent Munier and Martyn Colbeck

 Ideas I liked from other presentations:

  • Add quotes
  • Liked collages of photographs although not everyone did
  • Review the templates in Keynote that might be better than my current black background
  • Consider possible output for my Research Project – will it be an exhibition or could it also include a Photo Book
  • Perhaps put more feelings and passion into my presentation

Thank you to my tutors and fellow students for their constructive comments.

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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