Although it is slightly difficult to see the photographs due to the reflections, my imagery is now mounted onto the wall space for the opening night of the Novus Photography exhibition on Friday 5th May.
I have learnt a great deal about what is required to prepare and complete an exhibition. I am thoroughly proud of how the work has come together.
What framing style did I decide to choose?
I visited a local framers this morning; after viewing their extensive collection of framing samples, the decision was made to pursue my original intention, which was to select a black frame.
Furthermore I decided upon an ‘artic white’ mount, rather than a cream-white mount, this provides the photographic series with a clean, crisp finish as well as adding an additional layer to the image encounter, drawing people into view the photograph.
The photographs will be mounted and ready for collection on Thursday … and I cannot wait !
I decided to utilise Adobe Express ipad app, to gain an insight, or sampling of the different frames and how they would appear on my selected photographs… below are some sample frame ideas.
After much reflection, I have decided that a black frame (as seen below) with white mounts suit the photographs collectively… I am due to visit the framers tomorrow, to drop the A2 images off, I will see what options the framers offer at this moment I am intent on using black frames…
I opted to create my own business cards, for the sole purpose of showing my online portfolio. I selected a 250 pack of folded business cards; although this is not a high-quality preview, vistaprint do not provide a high quality sample in case customers decide to print at home, which would take business away from vistaprint…
I feel this design and layout is effective as it is eyecatching, informative and supports the work which I shall exhibit on the wall.
Now I am awaiting the arrival of these cards, they shall be delivered during this upcoming week.
Just noting some book title ideas I have had…
- Treasured Lands
- Calm Lands
- Calmscapes – Calm Landscapes
- The Calm Lands of Staffordshire
- An Alternative Perspective
- At One With Landscape
- The Walk
- A Walk In The Wild
- The Wild Walks
- Walking With Nature – An Autistic Perspective on Landscapes
- The Endless Landscape
- In The Landscape
- Landscape Beauty
- Finally, Time To Relax
- Loving The Everyday
- Dreaming Landscapes
- Freedom – A Photographic Journey
- Freedom In Landscape Dreams
- Of Beauty
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:
- Initially opening the images in camera raw to adjust any settings in a non-destructive manner.
- Remove Chromatic Aberration.
- Enable Profile Corrections – to ensure any lens distortion is corrected.
- Open the photographs into photoshop as Smart Objects; for quick linking to and editing of the saved camera raw settings.
- Open the images in Photoshop.
- Changing the blend mode to overlay.
- Save the photograph file in the appropriate format.
Below are a few examples of this process.
Upon reflection of these image edits:
- Collectively the photographs are aesthetically striking.
- Careful camera control (Iso, Shutter speeds, Aperture, Exposure).
- They contain a wide depth of field, with lots of details.
- Compositionally intriguing images, aided by use of tripod when necessary.
- Beginning to find my speciality as a photographer, and knowing why I am taking these photographs; as a journey of self discovery provides me with the ability to argue an opinion successfully.
- Wonderful tonal ranges and pastel/autumnal colours.
- Being within the environment has enabled the opportunity for reflection / thought.
- Naturally shot, utilising solely daylight.