Thank you for taking the time to look at my learning blog. The main headings are:
Assignments – for each of the five assignments you will find posts relating to preparatory work, the assignment itself, tutor feedback with my response and reworks as required.
Coursework – here are all my completed coursework exercises.
Learning log – this is a mixture of topics surrounding my learning and experience including self evaluations and research points. Some of the posts in here are duplicated elsewhere but I have gathered them here for your use, as representative of posts that illustrate my learning and reflection. Here is a link to my learning log for your convenience.
Photo Practice – this is a self directed practice.
Practitioners – these posts show my research surrounding the practitioners covered in the course content as well as those that my tutor has recommended as part of his feedback.
Exhibitions – these posts show all the exhibitions and galleries that I have visited.
Books – here are summaries of my learning from essential texts.
- I have submitted a clam shell box with my final printed images for all five assignments.
- I have submitted a sketchbook that I have used to collect ideas for inspiration, to consolidate my learning and jot down my thoughts; including mind maps and projects that may interest me in the future .
Below is a little bit about me, written when I started this course twelve months ago, in May 2016.
I am very new to photography and very excited to be part of the Open College of the Arts Photography Degree.
I work as a Management Accountant and am educated to degree level having gained a BA (Hons) degree in Literature in 2006 as a mature student. I studied for six years with the Open University, so am familiar with distance learning.
I have a job with ‘numbers’ so my creative side has been rather neglected but I really want to do something more artistic. I bought a Sony A6000 very recently, my first proper camera, and I have taught myself the basics about aperture and shutter and ISO etc. and have used ‘Photoshop’ a little, but now have an appetite to learn as much as I can.
I love to study and I love to go out with my camera. I hope to become more creative and imaginative, and I hope to improve my technical and observational skills.