- The pros and cons of a medium-format camera
- The images from Period 6 of photographic practice
- Plans for period until my next supervision meeting on 17 November
We had discussed some of the pros and cons of moving to a medium-format camera on e-mail but it was good to talk it through, although no conclusions were reached. My reasons for considering the use of a medium-format camera were the potential size of printed images, and the increased luminosity and depth I might achieve, especially in multiple exposure images. I remain unsure, not least because I am not convinced that any of these potential strengths will surpass the images I currently produce on my Nikon Z7.
I had produced a large number of images since our last meeting and written a daily blog about the conditions, technical choices and results achieved. My supervisor chose to discuss the images from Days 1, 4, 7 and 10.
Day 1 – while as single images they might be successful, my supervisor suggested that a panel of images, featuring the single lily leaf might, might be successful.
Day 4 – the Alice in Wonderland day of super-saturated images featuring reflections of objects rather than a clear and full rendition of the object itself, had an impact on my supervisor, but she felt some were too busy and over-powering. These comments chime with my own thoughts.
But, others such as the following worked because of the darkness in between the real object and its reflection.
Day 7 – My supervisor also felt that some of the study of a tree images, taken in appalling weather, were worthy of merit including those where the multiple exposure produced a mystical effect in the mountains beyond.
She suggested that further studies of the tree in different weather conditions, light and seasons would produce an interesting body of images.
Day 10 – And finally, she commended the work done on the final day of Practice 6. Comments appear in the caption line:
I outlined my plans for the period until my next supervision meeting, that will be held face to face for the first time in mid-November. Lots of reading, consideration of upgrade comments about possibilising and essentialising and development of my philosophical position moving forward. I plan to write a response to these comments.