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.
I collected the photographs from the framers this afternoon ahead of hanging the imagery tomorrow for the exhibition, I photographed three of the five images which I am aiming to display to highlight the quality and that it is to a good standard and it’s really satisfying and empowering to view your photography in print, a physical encounter, rather than on a digital screen. Digitally viewing photographs really does not evoke a response as much as seeing the print framed does.
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 received the Vistaprint business cards sample pack today; it is great to view the different sorts of business cards that this company creates; especially to consider when creating my business cards as well as for future circumstances where I may want to update my design.
From Shoot 1:
From Shoot 2: N/A.
From Shoot 3:
From Shoot 4:
From Shoot 5:
From Shoot 6: N/A.
From Shoot 7:
From Shoot 8:
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.
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 reflection of photo-shoot 2, concerned with exploring the use of infrared photography within the landscape.
The idea was strong as I have had previous experience with utilising a screw-on filter, however upon upgrading my camera kit and the lenses, the filter no longer fits. Therefore I purchased a filter which screws onto a mount, unfortunately the infrared strength is not as strong as anticipated. Furthermore as visible from the images on the contact sheets, some images suffer from light-leaks; this issue never occurred with the previous filter, but is now something that I am aware of.
The photographs collectively are aesthetically strong, the conversion to black and white is interesting and at this moment in time, the exploration of infrared within the landscape in relation to my passion and enjoyment for the infrared process is hopefully reflected within my edits and work generally.
I feel that to progress, I should continue exploring different locations, to see what these locations evoke conceptually and emotionally.