By the sounds of it you must be doing the C&G photo course? If so, you
should ask your tutor if you can have a look at some previous project files.
You might be able to glean some inspiration from them.
I unfortunately have had to drop out of mine to lack of funds for developing
films etc. Hopefully I'll be able to do it gain next year instead.
Some suggestions for stage 1 if it is the C&G course. Look for images
related to work, rest and play and write about how you think they relate to
those subjects. The association doesn't have to be obvious. Check out some
historical books, these should have plenty of pictures of work, rest and
play related to the period in which they were taken. Then you can look for
more modern books on a similar theme.
I would just mount your pictures on card. I don't think they looking for you
to do matboard cut-outs etc.. Make sure you choose the right colour of card
to go with the image though. yellow or lurid green probably wouldn't be
For evaluation just write about how you feel about the image, and try and
put in your reasons for those feelings. Say whether you think the images are
good, bad, strong or weak.
Finally, speak to your tutor about your concerns, they will no doubt have
much better advice to give than I.
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in
- from Nature Boy by eden ahbez
"Noli Illegitimus Carborundum"
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Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 10:14 PM
Subject: [photographic-techniques] Fw: New course blues
> I'm on a photography course and need to do a write up for it. The
> problem I have is knowing where to start.
> Here are what is required:
> Stage 1: Collect and analyse historical and contemporary images
> related to this project.
> Stage 2: Write an outline of your intentions.
> Stage 3: Create your own images, use appropriate techniques (film and
> Stage 4: Process and print film (minimum 3 images, minimum size 5 x 7
> Stage 5: Mount images appropriately.
> Stage 6: Evaluate your work in written form and during crit. session.
> I have already done Stages 3 and 4 but am stuck with the others. For
> the first stage I have to cut out pictures from magazines and write
> about them. And in the second stage I have to write about my
> intentions of the pictures I have taken. Totally lost here, as I just
> don't know how to begin.
> How best do you mount your pictures? Some people on the course are
> buying drawing books and sticking them in with glue. I personally
> don't like this idea and wanted a nicer presentation. Any ideas? I
> can't afford a portfolio or photo album tyle file, so like something
> cheap that could be created at home.
> And stage three has me banging my head against the wall aswell.
> I know this is supposed to be easy but I just don't seem to be able to
> do it. Maybe it's because it's my first project, and need to leg up
> to get me started. Hopefully after this, the write ups will be much
> easier as I'll have something to base it off.
> Any advice or examples would be very helpful!