Between Assignment 2 and Assignment 3 I had a change of tutor and although I submitted Assignment 3 late (initially in October 2016, I didn’t receive feedback from my new tutor until early January 2017.
The wait was worth it. Whilst initially I felt a bit deflated by my tutor’s comments on the assignment, I received lots of guidance to help me think about what I need to focus on for my next submission. The feedback made my realise that I was being lazy in some of my approaches and that I really should think more about the creative side of my photography and not be lazy about my work.
The feedback is attached as a PDF document below, but the key things are summarised here:
- I need to consider the micro element of my photographs – particularly the context’s work and my reading of my images
- I need to review David Doublet’s work, and Garry Winogrand’s zoo
- I need to work harder on my focus point when using long lenses with shallow depth of field
- My self-evaluation needs to explain more ‘why’ something is interesting
- I need to ensure the images work as a sequence/narrative
- I need to work on using a variety of viewpoints and framing
- I should title my photographs
My tutor suggested additional reading by the following:
- Terry Barrett – internal and external contexts
- Joel Meyerowitz – ideas and framing
Some books were also suggested.
My tutor also commented on not being able to see my blog and contact sheets. This was a technical problem with my tutor’s device. My blog is viewable.
Following the feedback, I would like to re-work some of the images concentrating on the pointers made by my tutor. I will aim to do this after completion of Assignment 4.
Before receiving the feedback for Assignment 3, I had started work on assignment 4, but after reading my tutor’s advice I decided to re-think my ideas and push myself to use a variety of camera settings to show my understanding and use of the photograph as an art-form.