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A1 – Contrasts

Overall an enjoyable and challenging first assignment.  Some considerable time spent pondering on meanings and how to depict them visually, looking for subject matter that fulfilled the criteria and desired intention,  and cursing my fat fingers, dodgy eyes and lack of creative thought.  Overall, some images communicate the concepts well, some pairings work better than others, and technically the images could be improved.   Getting to grips with compositions that worked, looking for balance and lines and colour, and working with the technical elements (shutter speeds, depth of field, exposure settings) was testing and highlighted a number of areas of improvement.  The biggest lesson was learning to think a little more.  Time seemed to be the biggest lesson.  Dont rush, consider the elements in the view finder a little more, check settings…  Experience will improve these basic skills and awareness, but until then, I still think that any “good” images are fortunate rather than planned…  Hopefully I can shift the ratio in my favour, and away from the gods..

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