How was my time keeping?
I feel my time keeping was as it usually is, I kept in the time frame of the briefs requirements for the final outcome and carrying out relevant research.
How was my analysis of the brief?
I struggled understanding the briefs requirements at first as I was unsure of the phrase provotype and what if it needed to be functional, reproducible etc, however as more lessons went past it became clearer for me to understand.
How was my research?
I had previously carried out a lot of research especially for this photography module in the Science and Magic brief, such as history of typography and artist research. Looking into still life photography (Edward Weston still life Pepper) was helpful to look at to get inspiration for my own photos of the fruit and veg, and capturing the feeling I wanted when editing.
How did I draw conclusions from my research?
Finding out compositions and photography effects helped me create photos that conveyed loneliness and sadness for the audience in my images. Researching on editing software such as Lightroom also helped me.
How did I use research to generate and develop ideas?
Again looking into still life photography was a particular help as it helped me understand how to capture photography of still objects in every day life in an engaging way.
How did I use evaluations to help with my ideas generation and development?
Evaluating my work throughout the project, especially in the mini displays such as my Lorraine Leeson West meets East helped me to discover what I needed to do to create an engaging interesting display.
How did I use experimentation during the project? How can I make this more effective?
I would of liked to experiment more with photography in this project to have different pathways to explore, however the group was particular set out on what we needed to produce.
In what ways did I show that I had achieved the Learning Outcomes? How can I improve this next time?
I have referenced the learning outcomes along the way to make sure I am achieving them. with frequent reference to them to make sure I am on task.
What parts of the project did I enjoy most? Why was this the case?
I enjoyed the photography and editing the most as it was interesting to create something interesting out of mundane vegetables that aren’t usually of any significance to us.
What parts of the project did I enjoy least? Why was this the case?
Trying to co-create in a group that had poor communication inside and problems arising between a couple of people lowered the group morale. I know I will certainly be working with other designers in the professional field however I would hope situations like this would be handled like adults.
At what times did I work best? Why might this be the case? How can I ensure that I work well at al times?
I worked best when I was at home concentrating on editing my photos, I also preferred working with the group outside the main class as it was often loud and hard to concentrate with all the background noise. Making use of HE area/libary will ensure I work well at all times.
What areas inspired me? Why was this the case? How could I follow these up?
I am going to be looking into more still life and other areas of photography that will inspire me to make the ordinary more engaging.
What areas were challenging or difficult? Why was this the case?
Creating something that the whole group agreed on, and finding out what skills each member could offer to the table, due to poor communication and effort again.
How can I go about developing and improving the parts I found difficult?
Trying to delegate jobs to individuals could help to get work done. I felt like someone needed to take charge of the group however nobody wanted to take this role, especially as we are in a group of different ages/year groups.
Do I need to develop certain skills? Do I need these now? Or later?
I think I have been well rounded in my design skills for this project. I would always like to improve typography skills and appropriate use of them, as well as my photography research and experimental work.
Any other points?
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