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Full Speed Ahead!

  • November 4, 2019
Full Speed Ahead!

Full Speed Ahead!

Well I never realised that I had not updated the blog in so long, I will make sure i am more up to date on things. there has been alot of stuff going on recently, more so in Photojournalism. When im not at college, im working. when im not working im out doing shoots… can be stressfull at times but im pushing through it!
So, in the last few weeks I have done various photojournalism assignments covering Sport, natural History, Street, Litter & Waste. These assignments have taken most of my time. In the middle of this i have also been testing out a light stick that i made to try something different with fashion and a Halloween style shoot. Seen Below \/
For documentary, I have been tasked to take an environmental portrait showing an individual in either their work or showing their hobbies. For my Portrait I have taken an image of a local tattoo artist. For my documentary project itself I went back down to Lanark Museums archive and I was able to get more high res versions of the images, as the previous ones were too small to print. However that is the ball now rolling and it is full speed ahead. All my images are printed ready to go to the locations and start the project!
This week there is another pressure Project, so check back next week for more news!

Cheers, DeeJay

Feeling the “Pressure”

  • October 9, 2019
Feeling the “Pressure”

Feeling The "Pressure"

So two weeks have past and guess what I have done?.. More Writing. Although it has been quite tedious, its been enjoyable having to strip and break down images and figuring out the thought process of the photographers. But the last of the Written is now in the drop box and I can now focus on the practical side of things.
The pressure projects however has been keeping us busy and gives us a break from all the writing and get our creative thoughts going. Documentary pressure project had us taking images that tells our loves and passions with only taking 5 images to space that means the most to us. It was a good experience with putting things into perspective in what I would miss if I were to never return.
Another pressure project that was undertaken was Fashion, which was definitely a definition of pressure. Both organised locations fell through and we literally had to think on the spot on where to go. In the end up we went to a multi-story car park and took a spontaneous trip to Summer-lee Museum for a more vintage shoot. We were definitely “feeling it” as we ended up getting better locations and possibly better images if we were to stick with the original ideas.
Onto next week, its the October week but no rest for the wicked. On tuesday I will be meeting up again with Ber from Lanark Museum so i can obtain higher quality copies of the viontage images of Old Lanark and will begin getting them printed to start taking my images.
Untill next week…

Cheers, DeeJay

Busy Busy Busy

  • September 23, 2019
Busy Busy Busy

Busy Busy Busy!

Last week was non stop but brilliant! Starting with a trip to Chatelerault with Lewis, he showed how to balance ambient light with flash and how to spot small distractions to create flawless images. He also helped discuss techniques for posing which was a great help when I applied them for my own images. Overall the day was a success, I ended up with various images of different models in different enviroments.
On Thursday, the class was sent out to get images for photojournalism. Michael, Connor and myself went into Glasgow, initially to go to Botanic Gardens for some natural history, and while on route we would get some street on the way… Feeling confident where the Botanic gardens were i led the way, not realizing we were actually going in the completely wrong direction. What i thought was the Botanic Gardens, was actually The Peoples Palace. My bad… At leist we got some street along the way lol
As saturday was a beautiful day, so decided to have a family day out! we went into Glasgow and went to Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Again taking the camera got some more street along the way. I checked google maps when we got out of the Museum and we were not actually that far from the Botanic Gardens, so I sweet talked the family into going and i got some natural history that I missed on Thursday.
So this has been a very busy week but a practical one! Its good to get away from the heavy writing for a while. Back to business this week however! No rest for the wicked as they say…

Cheers, DeeJay

Getting into the swing of things!

  • September 14, 2019
Getting into the swing of things!

Getting into the swing of things!

Well week 3 is now over and I’m getting there with organisation and planning on what to do over this semester. All research images have been checked over and ready for evaluations. Social research has been submitted and now starting on the next due, photojournalism.
Documentary project is going smoothly, I went to New Lanark on Monday and had a look through their archive of images dating back the last 100 years. it was great seeing how much the Heritage Center has changed since the restoration during the 80s. I also went to Lanark Museums store room and had a look through their archive. they have over 12000 images of the town dating back to as far as 1890s. From store fronts and back storys of residents was an amazing experience. I have a good amount of images that I will be able to use for the project and I cant thank New Lanark Trust and Lanark Museum for their help!
Onto Next week will be typing, typing, typing, acompanied with… you guessed it.. More typing! But it will be all worth it and give me a good understanding with what I need to submit. I will also be going to Chatelerault for a fashion Workshop with Lewis Napier which I’m looking forward to. So keep your eyes peeled for my thoughts of the day.

Untill Next Time!

Cheers, DeeJay

Image Courtesy of Lanark Museum.

Another week bites the dust!

  • September 6, 2019
Another week bites the dust!

Du Du Du, Another week bites the dust!

Well thats week 2 over, its scary how much time flys when your having fun. This week there has been some critiques, presentations and checking research images so that I can now write up about them.
Over the last week I have been trying to get over the amount of work I will have to do over this semester and start to plan on what shoots and images I am going to create. For fashion I am going with a theme of contemporary vs a more vintage look, inspired by Peaky Blinders. I have some ideas for my Photojournalism assignments which i will elaborate next week when i get more of an idea of how to execute them.
For documentary I am going to have a project called “Lanark – A window to the past” in which I will be taking old photographs from the bygone days in the same location to show how things have changed over the years. I have an appointment on Monday with the New Lanark Heritage Center to get some images for this project which I am highly looking forward to.
So another busy week has past and no doubt another busy week ahead, but ive loved every minute of it so far, stress levels seem ok at the moment but no doubt they will change once i get into it all, as of now im looking forward to getting it done!

Untill next time!

Cheers, DeeJay