When I first started this Landscape course, my initial aims were:
- To succeed at this higher level of study.
- To increase my own knowledge of landscape photographers.
- To develop my own style of landscape photography.
Overall, I believe that I have achieved all three. Both my assignments and tutor feedback have demonstrated how I have been able to communicate my ideas clearly. Dendrology, my first assignment, was limited in terms of the variety of viewpoint. I had a clear brief in my mind and I had intended to produce images that fitted that vision. However, following my tutor's feedback, I realised that I needed to be prepared to respond to the landscape at the time and go off brief. This was something that I applied to my second assignment, Encroachment. When I reviewed my images, I had a wider selection to choose from.
It was whilst I was experimenting with my landscape as journey images, that I began to explore the use of multiple exposures. This interest led me to research the work of photographers such as Pep Ventosa and Stephanie Jung. If I have now found my a 'voice' for my images, then it was my third assignment, Parklife, when my images began to 'speak'. I had started to use multiple exposures to create my photographs. I was taking greater risks, in order to produce unique pieces of work.
Subsequently, the positive feedback that I received from my tutor, inspired me to push myself further with this technique. I was keen to introduce the element of time into my multiple exposure work, so I taught myself how to create animated Gifs for 'Consume'.
Now that I have completed this module, I believe that 'Digital Image and Culture' will enable be to pursue the use of multiple exposures further. In addition to this, I want to continue my landscape photography. I have started a personal project, called 'At Rest', which is based on photographs of memorial benches and the view that they look out across.