Next week I am heading back to Skye to take more images for my Work in Progress Portfolio for the Surfaces and Strategies module.
I have had lots of feedback from my tutors, colleagues on the course and other photographers so I need to make sure I have captured all their thoughts and suggestions. I thought a list of points, an aide memoire, to take to Skye with me would help me to put some of the ideas into practice:
- Consider my viewpoints – sometimes higher up can be better
- Concentrate on finding the best viewpoint – work the scene
- Try possible image through different lenses
- Although not a Road Trip can try the same image at different times of day, different times of year and in different weather conditions (repeat photography)
- Capture more of large vista/small house, car images etc to emphasise vulnerability and give scale and context
- Work on capturing the light effectively
- Experiment with more casual techniques to explore a more autobiographical aesthetic (perhaps using iPhone)
- Capture say 12 images of waterfalls, sheep, trees, signs
- Capture some bad weather, if possible
- Need to clarify what I want to say about the Road to Elgol
- Be curious in my photography and go “off grid” and leave the Road behind – I plan to return to Borreraig and explore Suisnish this time
- Concentrate on light, colour and framing
- Think about a de-saturated colour approach as well as black and white when making images
- Think more about output for the project – should it be an exhibition, book or something else
- How do I gain engagement with local people and tourists that use the Road – could I use a zine to capture their thoughts and images and use these in an exhibition programme?
I also plan to take a recent purchase with me for the down time moments . . .
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.
That’s quite a list. If it were me I would have to be selective with those objectives. Some are in conflict – e.g. human contact V 12 shots of objects, so what will be your priority for the next stage of the course?
I totally agree. I was intending to try to capture all of the comments from tutors, in my feedback from the last module, and in the webinars this module, comments from fellow students and those from other photographers. One of my previous blogs refers to being authentic. I feel some tension at the moment in being true to myself whilst genuinely trying to develop my work and pursue different pathways!