Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Fashion Evaluation

Fashion Project Evaluation

 I feel Group 1 worked well together and although our photographic styles may have been very different we worked around this and catered for the whole group. This project has taught me how to work within a group with a project of a larger size like a set build, which will be a very important skill for the future.
I feel that working within group 1 for the fashion project has allowed me to explore a different photographic style than I would have usually gone for, I feel if I completed the project alone I would have gone a completely different route, this has benefitted me and allowed me to create a piece different to my already existing work.
Participating in the fashion project has taught me many new skills to enhance my own photography and also how to organise a set build for my own work in the future.

Through this project I have also learnt many skills within editing and Photoshop that will improve not just fashion images put any portraits/work I take in the future.

In conclusion I feel our group has achieved a very successful set of final images that our group is very proud of, we have learnt many new skills that will help us not only for the coming years of university but in the industry too.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Group Evaluation

Group Evaluation

The communication within our group works well, and we found an effective way of communicating by creating a group of just the members of group one on Facebook, this allowed us to communicate on days where we were unable to be in university and also to provide feedback on work we had done.

We found that regular meetings improved the communication and strengthened our exhibition research; it also helped us make regular changes so nothing was left till the last minute, this also allowed the group to give feedback on what we liked and what we wanted to change.

Within our group when talking together we all agreed that we could have improved the roles within our group and also maybe gave the roles out earlier allowing us to have accomplished more work this would have allowed us to spread the work out more evenly.

We feel we utilized the space of the exhibition well and it suited our group’s work and style well.
We knew we wanted to use different sized prints so all the work wasn’t too similar in size we found this also separated each persons work.

This project has greatly improved our team skills and how to compromise, we found this important when organizing the exhibition space for example Georgia wanted to use a large space for her images but we found Charlie needed more space because he had a bigger series of images.

Self Evaluation

I have enjoyed the task of organizing a exhibition, I feel our group works really well together, I also found that our work is different creating a exhibition of with a variety of work which I feel would effect the effectiveness of the exhibition. Within the exhibition I didn’t really have a role, and I feel I could have done this better and gave myself a role within the group, however I did still focus a lot on extra advertising within the exhibition for example business cards, badges to give out at the exhibition and printed books etc. Planning my own exhibition I had clear ideas of what I wanted and how I wanted it to look, I wanted to use Vinyl lettering because I felt this looked more professional instead of a sign, I also wanted to include a neon sign light which I know this could be hard to achieve so I planned my exhibition with and without the light so if I couldn’t include the light it wouldn’t affect the exhibition too much and look like something was missing. I also knew I wanted to include the plastic material from my shoot within my exhibition placing this in front or at the side of my work on a mannequin, I feel this makes the exhibition more 3d and lets the audience interact with the exhibition more than just looking at images. For inspiration for fashion photographers exhibitions I looked at Tim Walkers ‘Story Teller’ Exhibition at summerset house and ‘I only want you to love me’ the exhibition by Miles Aldridge. I researched into fashion photography exhibitions because of the fashion theme within my images. I feel within this project I focused more on my own individual exhibition instead of working as more of a team this is a quality I could improve more for next time.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Final Image Set

My choice of final image prints (In Order) - Evaluation coming soon

Monday, 17 March 2014

Further Lighting Inspiration

After being inspired by Tracy Emin's work at the Ship to Shore Exhibition i have been looking into using lighting similar to the above for my exhibition below my work. Looking further into signs like this within photography i found Jung Lee, a South Korean artist.

I have also looked further into the work of Tracy Emin.