This process, although simplistic was applied to all of the photographs which have been selected for exhibition and book presentation; the principle works extremely effectively at creating an escapism, a new location.
The intention was to complete as much of the work as possible, in camera. Therefore ensuring the settings, exposure, lighting, etc is a close to final as possible was intrinsic to remove the requirements of lengthy post-production in Adobe Photoshop.
The photograph process includes:
Below are a few examples of this process.
Upon reflection of these image edits:
Intrigued by the information which I have been able to source from the internet, it was intriguing however there is little factual information around this subject. Therefore I felt it would beneficial to search the university’s library to see if they have the book…and they do, I cannot wait to try and learn more about people and their relationships to their environments and landscapes.
I am thoroughly pleased with the high quality images produced/obtained during shoot 4. I have selected (above) a selection of photographs which I would like to explore with further in post production.
Being in this environment and landscape has offered me with the space, time and opportuity to reflect upon how I am feeling, emotionally. I would like to produce edits, photographs which will support how I feel. I feel that this could be produced by creating multiple exposure photographs…I will have to explore and see what the results are.
Upon further reflection of the photographs captured, I felt it would be beneficial to make an edit of some photographs which could have potential further down the line…so I decided to make a post to highlight the imagery which I feel is most effective.
One of the initial intentions was to experiment with stark contrasts between landscapes and macro photography. In theory the idea was effective and when edited in post-production to reflect this idea, the results in my opinion appear mediocre and in all honesty at this stage on a photography degree course, I know I can achieve and make work of a much higher standard and unfortunately this does not truly reflect my capabilites and potential.
However it is important that you trial ideas such as this otherwise you will only stay within your comfort zone, not knowing whether your imagined ideas will be successful or not. Trialling new ideas which I have done above, does not guarentee success, however it demonstrates bravery and the willingness to want to develop. It is through these experiences and trials that we begin to learn more about ourselves and develop as an artist, photographer and individual.