Assignment 3 – first home match

Clare Park is a small club with memories of better times. They no longer play in the local leagues and all matches in this year's programme are friendlies against local clubs. The first home match was with Grosvenor, a club based in Tunbridge Wells. With the match starting at 2:30, I arrived at 2:00, hoping... Continue Reading →


Vice Versa – Tutor feedback and response

I have now had formative feedback from my tutor, Keith. Full MS Word document here. Edited version marked-up with my response, below. Keith’s comments are set in blue, mine in black. Overall Comments Thanks again for submitting this assignment Chas. The submission included a series of five A4 colour prints (physically presented) along with supporting contextualization... Continue Reading →

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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