Thanks everyone. I am almost finished my assessing, and am suitably impressed with the standard of work.
I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and learned as much as I did.
Ok folks, next week is week 12.
This is what will happen.
You will come to class with your folios on a thumbdrive, named or numbered according to the way you want to present them, 123.jpg, 456.jpg, or abc.jpg etc.
You will copy the files to the teaching computer. And using the buitl-in slideshow software present your folios to the rest of the class. I would like you to talk about your folios in the following manner.
- What you photographed? Was it an idea? A technique? Were you trying to tell a story etc?
- Why you chose to photograph what you photographed? [This could be simply because of an idea or image inspired by someone else’s work or some idea you came up with]
- How you did it? For example, you may have for example used a tripod and tried to freeze a moment in time, or you may have tied to extend an idea from the week 3 excercise/s.
Hi folks, I hope your folios are going well?
This semester I have decided to link to a couple of other student’s work from previous semesters. Have a look and a think about what you see, perhaps they can prod or guide you in your endeavours?
http://flashcats.tumblr.com/post/51627981285/about-my-final-folio-for-vudfap, Chantelle wrote an eloquent piece about her work and the images on the surface seem banal, but as a group of images they are quite powerful. Scroll down past her “statement” to see the series of images she made in the CBD.
Steven again used a simple idea and produced an interesting series of images, again the whole SERIES is what makes the work excellent.
If I didn’t see you in week 9, then please make sure you see me this week to make sure your folios are on track.
I hope this helps people?
This week is week 9, next week is the mid semester break. I have been consulting with several people in all my classes this week. Thank you, your ideas are looking interesting and starting to take shape, and are on track to be finished and ready for week 12 where the folios are presented to the rest of the class.
How will things pan out you might be asking yourself? Good question.
If I haven’t seen you and your initial ideas behind your final folio in week 9, then in week 10 I expect to see you with any and all images you are planning on using in your final folio, due week 12, to discuss the direction and quality of the ideas you want show in your final folio so there is ample time to make nay adjustments, if needed.
In week 12 itself, you will arrive in class with a thumb-drive of images. You will copy these to the teaching computer in the classroom. Then you will present your folios back to the rest of the class. You will also discuss the following:-
- What you did for your final portfolio.
- How you did it.
- Why you did it.
So; keep making pictures, keep posting your experiments to your tumblr, and keep in touch with me to inform me of your progress.
Any questions, email me; stuart . murdoch @ vu . edu. au [remove the spaces in my email address] ?
Ok folks, we are now at week 9.
This means that by now you should be beginnning to explore possible ideas for your final folios. So use this time to come and see me to get the ball rolling.
The unit guide lists possible starting points for a folio, other potential starting points are, other photographers whose style or ideas you like and admire, or any other idea or approach you have uncovered in your research this semester.
The main thing is that you keep in touch and show me what you are attempting to achieve.
Looking forward to the results that you will show me over the coming weeks.
Ok. Just a reminder, by now you should have spent a lot of time online looking at other photographers work, and at least reading some of the links I have provided on the resources page or the monographs & albums page these combined with the video we watched should give you some impetus on what to look at and for. The information you have gleaned from looking around the internet should form part of your tumblr and I would expect a minimum of one entry a week to be on your blogs by now.
Lastly, this screen grab [below] is from a tumblr that started following the class tumblr this week, I don’t know who you are can you please email me and let me know who you are, and which class you are in?
Please flatten your layered Photoshop files from class today, save them as jpegs then upload both the before and after images to your tumblr.
Hi folks. Please email me your chosen photographer for your week 8 project.
Remember, the research will tell the rest of the class why the person/genre/style is significant , how it became significant, and why it is important. Dates, processes, approaches are some ways of looking at this.
If you are struggling with your idea for a project, email me.
Cameras are now able to be borrowed.
All classes please bring the following to class next week.
A portrait made indoors; anytime during the day
A portrait made outdoors; anytime during the day
A landscape picture made between 3:00pm and 5:00pm with the horizon in the middle.
A landscape picture made between 3:00pm and 5:00pm with the horizon in the lower 1/3 of the picture.
A landscape picture made between 3:00pm and 5:00pm with the horizon in the upper 1/3 of the picture.
Any camera/device will suffice.
Create a CD Cover
Use 3 images minimum [1 of your own]
It must measure 12 x 12 cm and its resolution should be 360 dpi
- Loretta Lux
- Wang Qingsong
- Jill Greenberg
- Mark Mothersbaugh
Google them see what you think?