Friday, 17 December 2010

People & Place

I received my study pack for the People and Place course with the OCA. Initially it seemed a little light because it only has half as many pages as Art of Photography. However on closer inspection, it is much wordier and the projects are more involved and difficult to set up because they involve people in different settings.

I can see that I'm going to have to rope my friends into posing for me in order to complete some of the exercises, but hopefully they will end up with good quality photographs so it will be mutually beneficial.

I have jotted down the requirements of all of the projects for part 1 so that I can start planning them. My aim to is to complete them as opportunities arise, so they won't necessarily be completed in the correct order.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Formal Assessment - AOP

The postman has just delivered the result of my assessment for Art of Photography. I got 60% overall, which is equivalent to a 2:1. There are individual marks for skills, knowledge, invention, communication, and judgement.

The written feedback made references to my experimentation, inventiveness, and developing technical and communications skills. My work was described as 'visually engaging and showing emerging personal identity'.

What have I learned?
The detailed marks give an indication of areas that I can improve upon. This is something that I will bear in mind as I progress to the next module. It's not just about fulfilling the brief and taking interesting photographs, it's also about developing and demonstrating a specific skillset.

I'm very happy!