Reflection 170129

Activities done

day 64 9 January 2017

  • Read photography a critical introduction by Liz Wells p123-134

day 65 10 January 2017

  • Work on images gambia

day 66 11 January 2017

  • Read Barthes – camera lucida p1-7

day 67 12 January 2017

  • Read Barthes – camera lucida p8-17

day 69 14 January 2017

  • Watched gone girl with ben affleck&rosamund pike

day 70 15 January 2017

  • Camera plan Botswana trip

day 71 16 January 2017

  • Cameraplan Botswana trip
  • Post reflection 170108
  • Post doubts (7)
  • Bewerken fotos Gambia

day 76 21 January 2017

  • Read magazine digital photographer

day 77 22 January 2017

  • Photo shoot kalmthoutse heide

day 78 23 January 2017

  • Read Barthes – camera lucida p18-38

day 79 24 January 2017

  • Read magazine digital photographer

day 80 25 January 2017

  • Read eos magazine

day 84 28 January 2017

  • Read magazine digital photographer

Reflection

In last couple of weeks I’ve been mainly busy with practical stuff: photoshoots, preparing a self drive safari in Botswana, some reading. The course disappeared a bit to the background. I have to gain speed again and start shooting exercises and assignment 2.

Doubts (7)

While reading and thinking about photography questions come up. Questions I don’t have answers to yet. For now theorizing on photography equals doubt to me. The thoughts are random and incoherent.

What is photography? What not?

People assume more then is shown in a photo. It’s the context a photo is placed in or the knowledge of a viewer that determines what the viewer thinks he sees. A photo is nothing more then light on sensitive material. All the rest is interpretation, judgement and/or theorizing. For example a photo doesn’t show poverty, it’s the viewers interpretation of the photo.

A good photo stays good independent of context. This implies that idea or concept can’t be more important than execution. It also implies that each photo in a series should be able to stand on its own, or that photo’s from a series should never been seen separately.

Crossover: photography & poetry

A photograph has no meaning, just a two dimensional print of forms & tones or colors on paper or screen. Meaning is given by viewer.

A picture on a screen: photo or image. Is photo not only a photo when printed?
Look up definitions photo.

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Activities done

day 43. 19 December 2016

  • Post Gregory Halpern – ZZYZX
  • Post Coralie Vogelaar – Recognized/Not Recognized
  • Post reflection dd161218
  • Post Saul Leiter – Retrospective
  • Read Langford’s basic photography p255-308
  • Re-Read Criticizing photographs by Terry Barrett p235-end

Day 44. 20 December 2016

  • Restore harddrive and lightroom catalogue
  • Watch the roast of Gordon

Day 45. 21 December 2016

  • Read eos magazine oct-dec ’16 p1-53
  • Read photography a critical introduction by Liz Wells p44-60

Day 46. 22 December 2016

  • Read eos magazine oct/dec ’16 p54-end

Day 47. 23 December 2016 – Day 58. 3 January 2017

  • shoot photos during holiday in Gambia
  • Read magazine digital photographer
  • Read photography a critical introduction by Liz Wells upto p102

Day 59. 4 January 2017
Day 60. 5 January 2017
Day 61. 6 January 2017

Day 62 7 January 2017

  • Work on photos Gambia
  • Backups
  • Update various website

Day 63 8 January 2017

  • Work on photos Gambia
  • Read photography a critical introduction by Liz Wells p103 – 122

Reflection

A period mainly used for shooting pictures during my Gambia holiday and editing these pictures.