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:

  1. Consider my viewpoints – sometimes higher up can be better
  2. Concentrate on finding the best viewpoint – work the scene
  3. Try possible image through different lenses
  4. 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)
  5. Capture more of large vista/small house, car images etc to emphasise vulnerability and give scale and context
  6. Work on capturing the light effectively
  7. Experiment with more casual techniques to explore a more autobiographical aesthetic (perhaps using iPhone)
  8. Capture say 12 images of waterfalls, sheep, trees, signs
  9. Capture some bad weather, if possible
  10. Need to clarify what I want to say about the Road to Elgol
  11. 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
  12. Concentrate on light, colour and framing
  13. Think about a de-saturated colour approach as well as black and white when making images
  14. Think more about output for the project – should it be an exhibition, book or something else
  15. 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 . . .

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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