Assignment 4 feedback
My tutor , Mr Alexander has sent me his feedback report in relation to this assignment.
I had decided to take a series of images designed to attract people to visit Dorking in Surrey. The images would appear on a council website or in a handout.
The assignment was made up of a contact sheet, a number of images that were selected for final publication and a number of rejected images.
Here is a section of the feedback report.
I think you set a good, clear, and achievable brief for yourself (marketing images to attract tourism to Dorking). I suppose the real test of the success is whether it really makes the viewer –in this case, me – want to visit. And, for someone who’s never been to Dorking; I think your images probably would persuade me to pay a visit.
In relation to an image taken of a restaurant, with no people/diners shown the following comments were made
The shot looking in to the restaurant is nice, but it is missing the food! I don’t want to come to Dorking and go hungry! Obviously getting a shot like that would need some co-operation [people don’t like be photographed by a stranger whilst they are eating!] but as a visual strategy, I think this shot could have worked.
I was pleased with the report. I took the images over a number of days and wanted them to appeal to different types of people.
The comments made about having people eating in the shot were interesting. I think that if I was producing the images for a council then I would have had a couple of models in the shots having lunch!
A nice exercise that made me think outside the box. What does the client want? You have to take the right type of images that will stand the test of time and show the town in the best light possible.