Dragging my heels

For some reason I am not exactly stuck with this first unit of DPP but certainly dragging my heels and not getting down to it.   I’m not sure why; maybe I’ve felt that it was all quite basic, I’ve done a lot of it already and there didn’t seem as though there was much to some of the exercises.  In fact whilst I have worked digitally for a while now, it has really made me think about my practice and question the way I do things.  The reason for taking up the OCA photography courses is that I always want to learn how to do things ‘properly’ but part of me still wants to race ahead and get into something new that will produce staggering results quickly rather than knuckling down and working systematically through the basics.

I’m almost there though, just the assignment to do.  I have already taken photographs of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta which I intended to use for the assignment but having read more about workflow from the Freeman and Gulbins/Steinmueller books, I know that some of the bits missing from my planned workflow, such as renaming files when I upload them, will be difficult to achieve here because I have several shoots on the memory card, so the filenames won’t make sense unless I find a way of uploading them in separate batches.  Another lesson learnt, upload you files at the end of every day or shoot.  Thank you Michael Freeman.

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About Anne Bryson

I live in Gloucestershire with my husband Iain and West Highland Terrier, Isla. I enjoy golf, photography and my grandchildren, not necessarily in that order! Having completed a 10 week digital photography course with the Open University in 2010, I decided I wanted to take my photography further and enrolled for the Open College of the Arts BA (Hons) starting with 'The Art of Photography' which I enjoyed so much that I went gone on to do Digital Photographic Practice and People and Place. In April 2016 I enrolled on my fourth OCA photography course, Documentary. This blog is my Learning Log for this course.
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