Assignment One Feedback
On January 9th, 2013 I received feedback from my tutor on Assignment One, Contrasts. The overall feedback was good with clear guidance given on how to develop certain aspects further.
The following is a brief summary of the feedback given on the pairs of images I presented-
Pointed– Good visual connection between lantern design and background lattice work
Blunt– doesn’t represent blunt strongly but the dynamism of the diagonals make a strong image.
Hard– Narrow depth of field works well.
Soft– An evocative image.
Diagonal- Shows as much straight as diagonal. I will consider an alternative image.
Rounded- Tight cropping is effective.
Smooth/Rough- contrasts not immediately obvious. Close-up of tree bark may have worked better. Will reshoot both images.
Still/Moving- Good images, linked by a strong theme.
High/Low- Contrasts visually subtle. ‘High’ appears a little underexposed. Would benefit from levels and/or curves adjustment.
Straight/Curved- The contrasting properties are shown clearly.
Straight- Good design and lighting
Curved- Could do with further post-processing
Many/Few- Good observational skills. Intelligent and effective pairings.
2 contrasting elements
Diagonal/Rounded- Good use of colour (the red lifesaver).
An issue which was raised a few times was post-processing. I have spoken to my tutor via Skype tutorial and taken his advice and downloaded the free trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. Last week I sat down and worked my way through the accompanying reference guide and a few of the on-line Adobe tutorials. I am now becoming a little more familiar with this editing software and can immediately see the benefits of working with it.
I am pleased with the feedback given to me on the work presented and will use this constructively to improve my photography and processing knowledge.