Back on Track (I hope)

For whatever reason I seem to have hit a huge brick wall with this module.  Partly I think it is due to a break when we had Christmas and then within a couple of weeks a 3 week holiday, so I got out of the habit of working.  Partly because when I’m procrastinating I can find any reason under the sun not to work, I needed sunshine for some of the images in this assignment, I had other more urgent priorities, I’ll just hang the washing out before I start, etc., etc.

I think there is also an element of fear!  For a while now I have been shooting in RAW and now I have to shoot this assignment in  JPEG, so no post editing and by the nature of the work I have to do, there will be issues with exposure even when the shots are bracketed.

At the end of the day though I’ve given myself a good talking to and I’m finally getting on with it.  I still have an issue with lack of sunshine.  There was a little yesterday and I took some shots inside the church but they’ve not great, I really needed a bright sunny day rather than the odd bit of sun in between clouds.  Today was better but I had other commitments that I couldn’t avoid.  I did get some street scenes with long shadows before my meeting and some images with the sun shining through the window this morning so at least I’ve made a start. More rain forecast for tomorrow though so still some way to go but at least I will have some time to process, sorry (wrong word),  inspect and reflect on the images I have taken so far.

Also need to record my thoughts on some of the work of other photographers which I have viewed and made notes on. Even struggled to post that, mainly because some of it left me cold and I couldn’t find constructive words to discuss my feelings about it.

I haven’t been completely idle though, have won a competition at Camera Club with 4 prints of different genre and come third in with a panel of photographs on a theme.  Also just had an article published in Membership Matters of the RPS Journal and I’m in the process of putting a collection of pictures together for another couple of competitions and a panel for LRPS.   I just need to get my priorities sorted out and focus on the important things first, like getting this assignment done so that I can move on to the next section.


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 and wanting to take photography further, I enrolled on the Open College of the Arts BA (Hons) starting with 'The Art of Photography' which I thoroughly enjoyed. Next came Digital Photographic Practice followed by People and Place. In April 2016 I progressed to level two with Documentary and in June 2018 enrolled on my latest OCA course, Landscape.
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