Assignment 5: tutor feedback

 Open College of the Arts
Tutor report


Student name Brian Lavery Student number 501309
Course/Module Digital Photographic Practice Assignment number 5


Overall Comments

Thank you for your final assignment. It has been a pleasure to advise you on all of your assignments for the Digital Photographic Practice course and would like to wish you luck with your future photographic pursuits.

Feedback on assignment Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills, Quality of Outcome, Demonstration of Creativity

This has been a fascinating project to read about and to see the photographs produced, you have definitely displayed a lot of creativity here. I am sure it was equally as interesting to be a subject taking part in this photographic experiment.

I think that you have explored representation in a very interesting way and think that it would be interesting to pursue further, indeed to the representation of the images themselves. For example if these images were exhibited or published I would really like to be able to see all three of the images, maybe displayed as a triptych and then the chosen image for all of the people, so that you could see all of the information available and collate the work in a more structured manner.

You have displayed good technical skills, in particular with the editing of the “vogue” images and the lighting of the portraits that is in a typically corporate style.

There are variations on the background colour on a lot of the shots due to the lighting changing slightly. If the red is particularly important to the corporate feel of the images I think I would be tempted to try to colour match them up a little more and maybe even out the lighting on the background a little more to alleviate the highlights.

The compositions are effective, I like that the subjects are not sat straight on looking at the camera, their shoulders and heads at angles which creates a natural feel to the portraits as well as making them appear more dynamic.

A really interesting assignment that has been most enjoyable to be able to see, I really hope that you will consider ways of presenting these images whereby the viewer can see all of the images as well as the ones chosen.

Learning Logs or Blogs/Critical essays Context

The learning log is looking great. It is very neatly presented and includes all of the information and images you have collected throughout the course.

Tutor name: XXXXXX XXXXX
Date 10.5.13

About watlvry

Flaneur for my own ailments; government and corporate hypocrisy; guitar stuff; the music business; home made videos featuring home made tunes played at home; a bit of golf; and of course photography. Specifically "art" photography (doesn't exist) and contemporary photography ( sadly does exist in all its grotesque reality).
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