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Student Life Photography

The brief was to take photographs of a specialized area or theme. My groups theme was student life. So I decided to do it on Glyndwr university and on all the different, interesting buildings at Glyndwr university. They come and in all different shapes and sizes. As a new university the buildings are also mostly new and not all the building follows any type of theme to match each other, and has a sort of randomness about the campus. I like the randomness of it all. It makes it all much more interesting to look at. I researched different universities, photography of buildings and photography of university buildings. I decided to have a sort of paneling theme to match the randomness of the buildings and having the photographs in lines matches the theme of the glyndwr logo.  The next step of the brief is to make a flash piece for the typography. I want my photography to have filters on it to have all the different images to be different colours to match the university logo. I want to have a cute little illustration on the top of the pages and when you hover over the illustation of the certain building the photograph will turn into its original colour, that will be underneath. Then when you hover over the colour photograph the original coloured photograph will show and you can click it. You will then be take to a seperate page on that building.

Portmeirion

These are a few photographs I took of the absolutly beautiful Portmeiriom, which is considered to be paradise. I think I have took pictures of the best assests of the place. I think how there’s so much colour on offer in the photographs to work with. So much is going on in the photos they’re interesting and eye-catching. The tone in the images are beautiful and the detail in things like the statue and the eagle is amazing. The amount of colour in the images with the grass in is brilliant. There’s loads of flowers and it looks fantastic, and makes me want to go back there, and I hope it would make other people want to go there two.

Bridges

These are a series of photographs i took for a college brief that was labeled windows. I decided to take photos of the bridges to anglesey, where I live, as a window into the island. I decided to take these photos because the island means a lot to me because it’s where I was brought up and somewhere I will always love and always look at as home. I think the images look good. The blue of the ocean stands out to make the sea stand out more. The construction of the bridges look brilliant and I have balanced the construction of the bridges with the nature of the trees and sea and the island.

Llanddwyn

These are the image I took in my own time. They are of the beautiful island of Llanddwyn, which means “The church of St. Dwynwen”. Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, making her the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine, and is celebrated on the 25th of January. I got lots of photographs of the island but these are my favorite two. The one of the cross, where the Welsh god of love is buried. And a picture of one of the houses that’s on the island. I love the images because the island is so peaceful. It’s quiet, nothing goes there and the place has combined the nature and buildings beautifully, and kept the place looking amazing. I love the detail that’s in the image of the cross and i love the colours that’s in it. I like the picture of the house because it’s kept to peaceful theme of the island and i love how cute and small the house and the colours it has been painted in, and think it looks good at an angle, giving it a cure characteristic.

Pandy

This is a photo I took in my own time. This is the bridge in the woods next to my house. This photo means a lot to me because I used to play by this river as a child. This is where I have spent most of my summers. This is where I take my dog for a walk. This is where I go to be alone. It’s a beautiful, cheerful spot that makes me happy when im there. And I think I have portrayed that well in this photograph. I think the bridge draws the eye to the image and the colours portray a happy, joyful feeling.

Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell was the main photographer speaking at the 4Designers conference at London, 2010.

Tim Mitchell, based in London, is a freelance phototographer that covers travel, interiors, advertisingm documentary, time lapse, education and his own personal projects. He works through Europe and India. His clients include Barbican Centre, BBC, BFI, Taschen, Endemol, Friends of the earth, ID magazine, Elle magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Accenture, Cadogan Guides and Reed Publishing.

These are the notes I gathered during his talk:

“Get as much work experience as you can, as soon as you can.”
“Build your profile and personal brand.”
“Be single-minded (remember what you are doing and why you are doing it).”
“Raise your profile and expand your network (It’s as much about who you know, as what you know).”
“Do your research and get involved.”
“Manage your NetRep (use tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter etc to your advantage).”
“Believe in yourself, have confidence in your abilities and others will too.”
“Maintain momentum.”
“Always ask for feedback.”
“Manage your future, or someone else will.”

Although during the talk Tim Mitchell did not show much of his work, I have researched him and his work after the conferene and found that his work is beautiful. His work is devided inbetween black & white portraits and bright, exiting landscapes. I think his landscapes are amazing, expecially the ones of the fairground. There’s such a large variety of olour offered and there’s so much going on in the picture. It’s exiting and magical.

His speech itself was very influential. He basically gave a step by step of what you should do to get to where you want to be. He said to get loads of work experience, build yourself and get yourself involved in the scene, always ask for feedback and stasy in control. I think his words were wise. Even though it’s obvius you need to do these things the talk made me really think about it and gave me the right shove into noticing I need to take things more serious and take a  more proffessional approach towards my career and my future.