A few days ago I received my feedback for my last assignment. The feedback was,as ever, constructive. However it wasn’t as good as I would have hoped . The feedback was spot on as it identified a problem that I had already highlighted in that close up images of the guys kit would have told a more complete story.
Mr Alexander stated in part of his report:-
………”I think you missed an opportunity here: you could have made more of a story about going to the beach, setting up, and the après glide (or whatever the equivalent is), and the characters, rather than only shots of the gliding. You’d have been able to get more variety here, and some more close-ups/details too. Focusing on the people/the broader narrative of an event is a good strategy, particularly if/when you a shooting a subject or type of activity that is unfamiliar to you.
As I said, I think these are competent images, but (although the print quality is much improved) I don’t feel this assignment is up to the standard of your first. Whilst it is great to challenge yourself with subject mater, try to incorporate your talents, which I think for you, is working with people within your photography. And really think about the context for your work: where / how do you see your assignment being used – show you’ve addressed these questions within your research on your Learning Log before you submit it……..”
In view of the above comments I have decided to re-look at this assignment and re-take some images. I will combine a trip I am planning to go and see an exhibition at the National Gallery with a look at skate boarders at the South Bank.