Reflection on how I think I have done in Part Four
Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills
I am pleased with the progress I have made in this unit. I have had to do much more research and used much more equipment than in previous units. Many of the techniques have been new to me and I feel I have managed to get to grips with them.
Quality of Outcome – content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, discernment, conceptualisation of thoughts, communication of ideas
I feel I have eventually managed to present my work in my log in a coherent manner – it has taken a lot of work to create and reorganise the categories in the WordPress Blog
I have continued to read a lot of books and serious magazines on photography to widen my knowledge and experience and , in particular, have read appropriate books to support this unit. I feel I have made good reference to them in my log.
Demonstration of Creativity – imagination, experimentation, invention, development of a personal voice
This has been a huge leap forward and I have found that this unit has given me more opportunity to experiment and have a personal perspective in some of the exercises.
Context – reflection, research, critical thinking (learning log)
I have continued to put a lot of work into extending my knowledge of photography and photographers by extensive reading and visits to galleries and have kept a regular log of this. In particular, with this unit on light, seeing other works (including other forms of media) has helped me a lot.
This unit has been much more onerous than previous units but has been hugely enjoyable. Having more time has been essential and helped me to explore and produce a higher standard of work. Nonetheless, I am appreciative of the fact that I have been pushed to keep a good pace and to get well into the course.