It has been quite some time since I last visited my blog, and I was astonished that it has been about 8 months since my last post. I have been busy with work (and the occasional trip away), that I have found it difficult to find the time or the motivation to make an entry, but finally I have found the time and some motivation, so here goes!
Back in February I travelled to the Azores and spent an amazing week there, and managed to take some lovely images, but I will be sharing these at a later date. Last month I spent a week just outside of Toulouse, and with a hire car, travelled around the region of Occitanie. A lovely part of France, and I look forward to returning in December.
Today I undertook some more training for Underwater Art by Nicola Gwyther. I now have my breathing and my buoyancy under control but I still need to make sure that my focusing is up to a high standard. Practice, practice and more practice. I am feeling positive about the next few weeks and I am determined that I will get myself up to a high standard. I am really pleased with some of the images that I have obtained.
Yesterday was a really enjoyable day, as it was the first time in a long time that I had the opportunity to visit a zoo and photograph some animals…a real passion of mine.
I spent around 5 hours photographing and took close to 1000 images, hence I had a lot of editing to go through. I have selected a few of the images and updated my website. Please feel free to take a look. Looking forward to some more opportunities in the near future.
Today I will be making a reflective evaluation of my personal methodologies of practice and identifying and evaluating new things that I have learnt during my time working on this project. This will be done in two separate posts that will appear on this blog, both consisting of around 500 words each. I have started the preparations for my 15 minute presentation but still have some more work to do on this before it is completed. It is important that my presentation is clear and concise and covers all of the required information as stated on the assignment brief. I shall be working on these over the coming days and will be posting them to my blog in due course.
Yesterday was the last session for the Photographic Media Major Study module and this provided us with all of the information that we would need to help us produce our Final Presentation and to look back and be able to reflect and evaluate our work that we have produced over the last couple of months for this particular module.
The Major Study module has enabled us to be able to produce a substantial individual project which will be forming the centre of our professional portfolio. The module’s delivery has involved a series of symposia together with individual tutorials with specialists.
Yesterday’s session made sure that we had an understanding of the principles and are able to reflect in developing independence and autonomy. We need to have the ability to critically evaluate our own practices at Masters level. It is important that we have knowledge of the requirements of module assessment and we demonstrate where these have been met.
During the session we worked in pairs / groups and looked at the criteria that had to be met within the brief and discussed points of importance and questions that we should be considering when producing our Presentation and Evaluation.
We will be producing:
Reflective evaluation of our personal methodologies of practice; knowing, making, creating (500 words).
Identification and evaluation of your new learning over the project (500 words).