Saturday, 12 February 2011
I have been scouring the internet for portraits of beauty queens to help me with my work for this assignment, i looked at different ones from different times, i think its really interesting to see how they have changed over the years. Of course they have always shared the same purpose but the style has changed quite dramatically and the type of beauty queen has perhaps too.
I decided to do a small test shoot using the ring flash to experiment and get used to using it before i use it in my future work. These are some of the images i took using the ring flash, i havnt edited them as they were only to test the aesthetic of the ring flash although I did experiment with a few different poses.
Monday, 7 February 2011
These are a few of my better images from the beauty queen shoot i did last semester, i am reasonably happy with them as portraits but i dont feel that they express the beauty queen in a substantial way. They are sightly mundane and I should imagine on first glance they dont particularly produce alot of interest, and this is why i want to try and continue to develop my ideas and this project as a whole.
These are two of my best images from a character shoot i did last semester. I used the model, location, clothing, accessories and props to create a character within the images. Creating characters is something i found to be important with constructed scene images, the model must be right for the shoot and work well within the images or the entire narrative doesn't work.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Tutor: Steven Speed
Project Title: Open Brief
The aims of this assignment are to
- To develop students professional and creative skills
- To enable students to develop and consolidate their skills in one area of the course through a self-initiated project
During this module you should have developed a body of work and have a sense of direction for your practice. The next stage is for you to develop a project to a point where it could potentially be used to show prospective clients/employers/curators. You will have developed ideas about your subject matter and be aware of expectations for the area of industry you see yourself working in. This assignment will continue this work with the aim of producing a body of work suitable for public exhibition or publication. You will need to continue the development of your practice and consider the possibilities and practical issues around presenting your work. You will be assessed on the work as it is finally presented. You can if you wish begin an entirely new body of work for this assignment, but you are advised to draw on the skills and ideas that you feel confident will lead you to a completed a resolved body of work. If you are continuing a project, it must show substantial development over this semester. You must start a new blog for this assignment.
This is an open brief enabling you to work on your ideas independently to a high state of completion as a public display. Following the guidelines above, produce a body of photographic work and present it in a professional manner. The final presentation may well be a wall-based exhibition, portfolio or book and you must also publish a portfolio website and a research blog.
- Plan and manage time in the production of photographic work
- Develop critical and practical skills on completion of an appropriate project
Development work 30%
Technical skills 20%
Time Management 10%
Finished work 30%
Minimum tangible evidence of study
- Final work, typically consisting of 4-8 final prints (or other equivalent outcome negotiated with module tutor) presented to appropriate professional standards.
- Blog showing clear development and ongoing evaluations of project
- Portfolio website
- 1000 word written evaluation (including address for blog and website)
- CD with all full resolution final images
Please note that the penalty for late submission is as follows:
1-5 days late: a maximum mark of 40% can be awarded after 5 days: a mark of 0% is awarded
Information pack about registering for Extenuating Circumstances is available from the School Office, GR228b. EXT. 4748