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Feedback on Assignment One

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/Blunt

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.

blunt

blunt

Pointed

Pointed

Hard/Soft

Hard– Narrow depth of field works well.

Soft– An evocative image.

Hard

Soft

Soft

Diagonal/Rounded

Diagonal- Shows as much straight as diagonal. I will consider an alternative image.

Rounded- Tight cropping is effective.

Diagonal Rounded

Smooth/Rough- contrasts not immediately obvious. Close-up of tree bark may have worked better. Will reshoot both images.

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Still/Moving- Good images, linked by a strong theme.

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High/Low- Contrasts visually subtle. ‘High’ appears a little underexposed. Would benefit from levels and/or curves adjustment.

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Straight/Curved- The contrasting properties are shown clearly.

Straight- Good design and lighting

Curved- Could do with further post-processing

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Many/Few- Good observational skills. Intelligent and effective pairings.

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2 contrasting elements

Diagonal/Rounded- Good use of colour (the red lifesaver).

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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.

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