Reflection dd170626

Activities done

day 197 22 May 2017

  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p343-371

day 198 23 May 2017

  • Post reflection dd170522
  • Re-work pictures in b&w

day 200-224 25 May – 18 june 2017

  • Photoshoots Botswana
  • Read magazine digital photographer
  • Read magazine british journal of photography

day 225 19 juni 2017

  • Work on pictures Botswana (timelapses) & movie clips

day 226 20 juni 2017

  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p375-397
  • Work on pictures Botswana (timelapses) & movie clips

day 227 21 juni 2017

  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p398-412
  • Work on pictures Botswana (timelapses) & movie clips

day 228 22 juni 2017

  • Work on pictures Botswana (timelapses) & movie clips

day 229 23 juni 2017

  • Work on pictures Botswana (timelapses) & movie clips

day 230 24 juni 2017

  • Work on pictures Botswana (timelapses) & movie clips

day 231 25 juni 2017

  • Work on pictures Botswana (timelapses) & movie clips

Reflection

Did a lot of photoshoots during my holiday in Botswana. I had prepared the trip. Some things worked out as I thought, others didn’t. I haven’t made up the balance yet. I’m still going through a lot of material. For sure I’ll publish on this holiday on this site and use pictures in assignment 3.

I received feedback on assignment 2. In a seperate post I’ll write my thoughts and comments on this feedback. My main conclusion is that the course forces me into a structure, I need that, and I think the theoratical part is refreshing from what I’ve read so far about photography. It gives handles. I’m not learning too much from the photo exercises.

Reflection dd170524

Activities done

day 190 15 May 2017

  • Post reflection 170515
  • Prepare Botswana trip
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p230-256
  • Photo:Box chapter Still life

day 191 16 May 2017

  • Read the photographer’s eye by john szarkowski p1-69
  • Prepare various posts visual research
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p257-259

day 192 17 May 2017

  • Post doubts (10)
  • Post Nick Knight
  • Post Giovanni Gastel
  • Read the photographer’s eye by john szarkowski p70-99

day 193 18 May 2017

  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p260-288
  • Re-work pictures into B&W

day 194 19 May 2017

  • Re-Read gardner’s art through the ages by F. S. Kleiner chapter 3
  • Prepare Botswana trip
  • Re-work pictures in b&w

day 195 20 May 2017

  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p289-342

day 196 21 May 2017

  • Re-work pictures in b&w
  • Read the photographer’s eye by john szarkowski p100-end

Reflection

The photographer’s eye by john szarkowski is interesting, little text, but lot the comment on. I might write a seperate post about the book.

Looking forward to my vacation. In last months I did a lot of preparation work for a Botswana trip. It will be the first time I experiment with video. The main goal stays photography, but I want to make a videoclip of the solo-selfdrive-photography-safari I planned. Also I want to experiment with some photography techniques.

Doubts (10)

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.

The supposed classical aesthetic of white marble turns out not true (www.trackingcolour.com). Does that change perception of art history!

Interesting questions from Charlotte Jansen: can selfies be feminist? Is Instagram a valid art form? Do women photograph women differently to men?

Cultural context and art.

It’s about the love and dediction for what your doing. The photograph is just the end result.

John szarkowski – the photographer’s eye – not too much text, but a lot to think about. Looking at the first pages with pictures I don’t understand the selection criteria, but slowly the chosen pictures start making sense.

The valley of the shadow of death – war photograph by Roger Fenton. Song lyrics?, not psalm 23:4, but cavalera conspiracy song ‘killing inside’ which used psalm lyrics.

Reflection dd170515

Activities done

day 176 1 May 2017
  • Re-work pictures in B&W
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p161-187
day 177 2 May 2017
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p188-199
  • Prepare various posts visual research
  • Re-work pictures in B&W
  • Convert course raw pictures into jpeg
  • Read magazine digital photographer
day 178 3 May 2017
  • Various Posts visual research
  • Post exercise 3.1
  • Work on post Magnum controversies
  • Post Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Re-Read gardner’s art through the ages by F. S. Kleiner Chapter 1
  • Update flickr
  • Re-work pictures in B&W
day 179 4 May 2017
  • Various Posts visual research
  • Post Ion B
  • Re-Read gardner’s art through the ages by F. S. Kleiner Chapter 1 & 2
  • Read magazine digital photographer
  • Re-work pictures in B&W
day 180 5 May 2017
  • Re-Read gardner’s art through the ages by F. S. Kleiner Chapter 2
day 181 6 May 2017
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p200-220
  • Post scribbles about books (1)
  • Re-re-re-read The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman
day 182 7 May 2017
  • Read magazine digital photographer
  • Watch Podium Witteman – live music program, ensembles and soloists in classical, pop-, jazz- and word music
  • Watch kunstuur (art hour) – documentary Swedish portrait painter Larsson
  • Watch documentary – the surreal live of Brian Griffin
  • Re-work pictures in B&W
day 183 8 May 2017
  • Re-Read gardner’s art through the ages by F. S. Kleiner Chapter 3
  • Look at Brian Griffin pictures
  • Prepare Botswana trip
  • Read magazine digital photographer
  • Read magazine british journal of photography
day 184 9 May 2017
  • Read magazine british journal of photography
day 185 10 May 2017
  • Read magazine british journal of photography
day 186 11 May 2017
  • Preparation Botswana trip
  • Analyses own wildlife & bird pictures on shutter-speed
  • Re-Read gardner’s art through the ages by F. S. Kleiner Chapter 3
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p221-
day 187 12 May 2017
  • Read various tutorials
  • Prepare Botswana trip
day 188 13 May 2017
  • Prepare Botswana trip
  • Check on famous vloggers
  • Practise GoPro
  • Practise Imovie
day 189 14 May 2017
  • Watch documentary Miriam Beerman. American artist

Reflection

I’m impressed by the work of Brian Griffin. He is certainly an inspiration. Sometimes I think the props he uses and the results are a bit too uncreative.

Miriam Beerman impressed me also. The dark nature off her work is fascinating.

 

Reflection dd170501

Activities done

day 169 24 April 2017

  • Finalize assignment 2

day 170 25 April 2017

  • Backup site
  • Read course part 3
  • Post reflection 170423
  • Read EOS magazine
  • Read atheism as a basis for morality by Dirk Verhofstadt p247-end
  • Read magazine digital photographer
  • Re-work some African wildlife pictures into b&w

day 171 26 April 2017

 

  • Read magazine digital photographer
  • Read magazine British Journal of Photography
  • Photo:Box chapter sport

day 172 27 April 2017

 

  • Re-read Gardner’s art through the ages 14th edition by Fred S Kleiner – introduction
  • Re-work Argentina Lanin NP pictures into B&W

day 173 28 April 2017

 

  • Re-read Gardner’s art through the ages 14th edition by Fred S Kleiner – introduction
  • Prepare Botswana trip
  • Experiment Iphone mic
  • prepare post Research point – Henri Cartier-Bresson documentary ‘L’amour de court’ (‘Just plain love’, 2001)

day 174 29 April 2017

  • Various backup & connection tests
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p51-150
  • Re-work photos into B&W

day 175 30 April 2017

 

  • Photoshoot course part 3
  • prepare post exercise 3.1
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p151-160
  • Watch podium Witteman – live music program, ensembles and soloists in classical, pop-, jazz- and word music
  • Watch documentary the world according to Ion B-Clochard en kunstenaar
    Ion Barladeanu

Reflection

Embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama is an interpretation of Dutch culture during the countries golden century. As I’m Dutch it is interesting to read how Dutch culture developed in the 17th century and interpolude it to our present time.

I stumbled by coincidence on a television documentary on Ion Barladeanu, a Romanian collage artist. I’ll write a seperate post about him.

 

Reflection dd170423

Activities done
day 155 10 april 2017

  • Read atheism as a basis for morality by Dirk Verhofstadt p129-160
  • Read the politics of design by Ruben Pater

day 156 11 april 2017

  • Read atheism as a basis for morality by Dirk Verhofstadt p161-177
  • Read the politics of design by Ruben Pater

day 157 12 april 2017

  • Read atheism as a basis for morality by Dirk Verhofstadt p179-201
  • Post aperture #226 American Destiny
  • Read the politics of design by Ruben Pater
  • Photo:Box look at pictures of nature chapter

day 158 13 April 2017

  • Install hardware/software

day 159 14 April 2017

  • Read magazine British Journal of Photography
  • Prepare Botswana trip
  • Watch Endaveour Morse
  • Experiment trail cam

day 160 15 April 2017

  • Experiment trail cam
  • 3x Posts visual research
  • Post part 2 project 2 research point
  • Read magazine Kamera Express
  • Photoshoot Westland
  • Experiment trailcam
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p1-24

day 161 16 april 2017

  • Experiment trailcam
  • Read embarrassment of riches by Simon Schama p25-50
  • Read Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant p71-115

day 162 17 April 2017

  • Read Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant p119-155
  • Photoshoot kalmthouse heide/assignment 2

day 163 18 April 2017

  • Read eos magazine
  • Read atheism as a basis for morality by Dirk Verhofstadt p202-245
  • Read magazine digital photographer

day 164 19 April 2017

  • Read magazine digital photographer

day 165 20 April 2017

  • Read magazine digital photographer

day 166 21 April 2017

  • Read eos magazine

day 167 22 April 2017

  • Re-work some Antarctica pics into B&W

day 168 23 April 2017

  • Photoshoot assignment 2

Reflection

Read some interesting lecture, had some educational photoshoots and managed to progress in the course.

For the first time I re-visited a place to do a second photoshoot and complete a series.

Reflection 170410

Activities done

day 141 27 March 2017

  • Read photography a critical introduction by Liz Wells p339-end
  • Post various on learning blog

day 142 28 March 2017

  • Post reflection170326
  • Re-Read course Expressing Your Vision from start till end part 3
  • Read langford’s basic photography p431-484
  • Photoshoot Antwerp

day 143 29 March 2017

  • Prepare Botswana trip
  • Read magazine aperture #226 American Destiny

day 144 30 March 2017

  • Read magazine aperture #226 American Destiny

day 146 1 April 2017

  • Re-read manual gopro
  • Prepare botswana trip
  • Photoshoot antwerp
  • Watch safari brothers. Botswana. Ideas on timelapses

day 147 2 April 2017

  • Photoshoot Antwerpen

day 148 3 April 2017

  • Prepare Botswana trip
  • Read langford’s basic photography p487 – end
  • Read magazine aperture #226 American Destiny

day 149 4 April 2017

  • Read atheism as a basis for morality by Dirk Verhofstadt p1-66

day 150 5 April 2017

  • Read atheism as a basis for morality by Dirk Verhofstadt p67-98

day 151 6 April 2017

  • Read atheism as a basis for morality by Dirk Verhofstadt p99-127
  • Read magazine aperture #226 American Destiny
  • Read the politics of design by Ruben Pater

day 153 8 April 2017

  • Experiment GoPro
  • Experiment timelapse videos

day 154 9 April 2017

  • Experiment timelapse videos
  • Read magazine British Journal of Photography – Female Gaze

Reflection

After reading my first edition of Aperture, a historical photo magazine, I’m disappointed. I write a seperate post on why. I just started in my first edition of British Journal of Photography and that looks more promissing. Both magazines bring me more in touch with contemporary photography.

I’ve spent a lot of time last 3 months on preparing for a holiday to Botswana. As usual I want to take beautiful pictures of nature, but I also want to make a videoclip on the whole experience. I’m new to video and I’m also new to doing such an offroad 4×4 drive experience completely by myself. I prepare, plan & experiment.

I like doing a photoshoot and not only think about the next nice picture, but also if it fits in a series. I have to develop this further and think of longer term projects.