It made me realize- photography is HARD.
the tips I got from chatting to my tute today:
look for clean not busy background
If it's not 'clean' then scrap it, it's not a good photo.
do photoshop editing (I usually use iphoto?)
Focus + put thought into it (as a general rule).
I thought it would be quite effortless to get something good to be honest but actually it's really hard to meet the daily brief and do something that's coffee table book worthy (we're using these pics for the editorial course).
take pic of unmade bed
10X pic without looking
Portrait of friend without face
What u eat
3X self portrait reflection
3X pic of something u wouldn't take a pic of
(we were looking at Eggleston pics)
'Every element in the photograph counts'
All must be in the style of Eggleston:
Take pics of
pic within pic
(learning about semiotics)
'we read signs all the time- even when dreaming'
find a personal context that represents femininity/masculinity
make 20 images that represent the vulva and 20 images that represent the phallus
Watched a documentary with Rowan Atkinson about ways to show humour
Watched a documentary about photographer Martin Parr who did photography with humour. Photos of boring in Boring.
Make 5 images of each phrase
'Aber hier und überhaupt, kommt es anders als man glaubt...'- Willhelm Busch
No matter what u expect, it will turn out differently anyway.
'Menschen mit Phantasie langweilen sich nie.' - Jakob Boshart
People with imagination are never bored.
Tomorrow we are going to Frankfurt.
Overall my natural instinct was to argue because I think that some of the things that we had to do kind of contradict the 'clean cut style'--- like taking photos without looking, it seemed like he wanted us to focus more about the concept rather than the editing so I haven't been focussing that much on creating 'good' photographs but then I realised that I need to gain this eye in my work in general (for example my surrealism publication) as sometimes I don't think of how everything fits together and I am not very purposeful when considering how everything fits together as a whole, instead I have been 'experimenting' and kind of sticking it all together. Good to be able to reflect on that.
So now I will take on the criticism and battle on..............