My tutor suggested I make lots of new work in the early part of the Final Major Project module and that is exactly what I have been doing.  I also committed to a contemplative period in my photography to include spending many hours on location and writing about my experiences.

As part of my preparation for the Critique I reviewed my previous images on the Reeds of Loch Cill Chriosd this time in colour.  I had also briefly tried out the ICM on the reeds before leaving Skye a few weeks ago.

I returned to Skye a couple of days ago but had already received feedback from my tutor for Informing Contexts that he was not keen on my seascapes workHe felt the intentional camera movement (ICM) had been done before.  I, on the other hand felt, that it did have some merit in terms of revealing the essence of Skye, through moving the camera to mimic the topology of the scene I was photographing.  For me, ICM is something seen a lot in camera clubs but I had some intent for using this method which I thought was a valid exploration.

For the Critique I have produced three contact sheets:

  1. The Reeds of Loch Cill Chriosd revisited
  2. Continuing with seascapes with more significant movement in camera
  3. New images on Loch Cill Chriosd completed today and rather than using ICM I allowed the reeds to do the moving with slow shutters speeds.

Contact Sheet 1 – Revisiting the Reeds of Loch Cill Chriosd in Colour – Alison Price, July 2019

Contact Sheet 2 – Seascapes – Alison Price, June/July 2019

Contact Sheet 3 – Reeds using Slow Shutter Speeds – Alison Price,  23 July 2019

Here are the full twenty images that I chose to include in the contact sheet above all based on an hour’s shoot.  These images are more abstract than most of my previous work and of course, are in colour.  There are a number I feel really capture the essence and spirit of the Loch and I love the variation in colours and textures.  I think that I could easily write words to accompany my work.

I feel I have something to work with here and plan to take further trips around the Loch to capture more of this abstract work.  However, I will need to listen carefully to the feedback tonight.  I will add the comments I receive to this post tomorrow.

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 1 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 2 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 3 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 4 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 5 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 6 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 7 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 8 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 9 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 10 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 11 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 12 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 13 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 14 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 15 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 16 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slow Shutter Speeds 17 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slower Shutter Speeds 18 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slower Shutter Speeds 19 – Alison Price, July 2019

Reeds Slower Shutter Speeds 20 – Alison Price, July 2019

Feedback from Critique session

I was disappointed with the feedback on my work to date on my Final Major Project, although it was a difficult session as the technology let us down, and I was not able to show my third contact sheet above, which was the most important in terms of showing the development of my work.  Basically, the message was I need to experiment more.  I should leave the reeds behind and focus on taking photographs through my window in the rain and the abstract work demonstrated in Image 3 above.  I should purchase a sheet of glass to take with me on my photo shoots or use filters.

I was also discouraged from producing a book which was included in my Project Proposal, or at least take a hand-made approach and make about 30 copies.   On the other hand, I was encouraged to do an Exhibition which I had previously been discouraged from doing.  And finally, look at other work – not just photography.

As always I would be very grateful for feedback from my readers.

 

 

 

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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