Photo Walk

Went for a walk yesterday down Tritton Road. Gave me a lot of time to think about numerous things.

Primarily about the direction of JoeBurt Photography’s PhotoDaily project, a project running every single day uploading an image.

Also, to think about a final project for the final Semester’s project. This work will be the final work I produce at University, which led me to a thought that this final piece needs to be the best piece of work I can produce as it is what I’ll be remembered by the most.

A strong point of mine I believe at the moment is my portraiture and my post-production editing, specifically in Lightroom.

My portraiture was first appreciated in my second year of study at The University of Lincoln during an editorial portraiture project. The project was rather open ended but had some major influences from course tutors of what not to do, regarding the way we, photographers, had to differentiate our models from objects to subjects. An object is easily related to that of fashion photography, the models are just objects advertising the clothes they wear, objects can even stretch to a style

Imogen, featured in an editorial portraiture project.

Imogen, featured in an editorial portraiture project.

From editing photos every day using Lightroom, I have developed a talent of embellishing images’ strengths to maximise the potential of the image itself without manipulating the image too much so it’s likeness is unrecognisable to its original raw file.

Peaceful fishing lake in Lincoln.

Peaceful fishing lake in Lincoln.

Naturally, people play to their strengths in life and select a specific field to specialise in, so naturally speaking I should be basing my project on people, portraiture specifically, and using my post-production skills to enhance these. For example, Jürgen Magg, a professional photographer since 1989, produced a portrait of interest to me (below). The image is not only a mans head, but emotions are captured through him. Through experience I’ve learnt that portraits aren’t easy, anyone can take a photo of someone’s head, but to get more out of it you have to be in conversation with them, often talking about something meaningful to them. Then, you begin to see a true side to the subject through the emotions they portray through their facial expressions.

Editorial portrait by Jürgen Magg.

Editorial portrait by Jürgen Magg.

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