Assignment 3 – A ‘roll-up’

The bowling season has started. The club hold informal 'roll-ups' on two afternoons and one evening per week. I attended my first one yesterday. I want to integrate myself with the club, rather than be a fly-on-the-wall observer or voyeur, so I played my first game with real bowlers. I did tolerably well for a... Continue Reading →


Assignment 3 – Bowls Club work party

I made my first real contact with the bowls club when there was a pre-season work party planned. Very few members turned up, which gave me the opportunity to get to know the club in easy instalments. I assisted (actually, I pretty much directed) the two members repairing some woodwork around the green. There were... Continue Reading →

Assignment 2 – a fun session

Although I have made a submission for tutor feedback, I am continuing with this project in the expectation of producing some better images for rework and assessment. This posting follows a session with Clive, my saxophone tutor, his family and Mark, a fellow student. It is the first time that I have worked with a... Continue Reading →

Assignment 3 – first thoughts

Once again, a 'naive thoughts' posting, before working through Part 3 and its exercises. I have three existing 'communities' that could form the basis of a "Mirrors" exercise: my sailing club, my photographic club and my Rotary club. I have done photography of or with all three and find that I am being increasingly asked... Continue Reading →

Vice Versa – submission and reflection

The images submitted for tutor feedback have come from two of my three shooting sessions. (The second session was unsatisfactory due to 'working around' bad weather). I have further sessions arranged, and regard this as an interim submission, to enable me to move forward to Part 3. I am expecting to do rework, and it... Continue Reading →

Assignment 2 – further afield

For the next outing have moved, if not out of my comfort zone, at least to the edge of it. For the past six months, I have had a volunteer job with English Heritage, in the collections team at Dover Castle, producing record photos of artefacts for database and display use. I set up the... Continue Reading →

Assignment 2 -first location shoot

For the first trial of the portable studio on location, I took the kit to my son's house in Worcester. The object is to be self-contained; everything packs into two bags plus a roll of backdrop cloths and easily fits into the back of the car. At 3-4 hours travel time from home, there would... Continue Reading →

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