As part of the learning process my tutor has encouraged me to look at the work of other photographers. Whilst I have collected a few photography books since starting my degree, the most obvious source of material is on the web. However this vast ever-growing database of images makes it difficult to concentrate on a particular photographer or style of photography. It’s like looking for a needle in a hay stack, but not knowing what the needle looks like! There’s just too much choice.
Yesterday I watched The Art of Photography podcast which offered a possible solution. The presenter, Ted Forbes, suggested that Pinterest might offer a solution for photographers to collect and ‘scrap book’ photographs as pins on themed boards. I’ve started to compile boards of photographers that have inspired some of my own images. Being able collate lots of images in such a visual way is great but also raises the issue of copyright. Is it ok to have another persons work displayed in a space they have not given permission for? At the very least the image should be linked to the original and credited with it’s creator.
DPP Blog Posts
- Project 1: Workflow
- Project 2: Digital image qualities
- Project 3: Processing the image
- Project 4: Reality and intervention
- Project 5: The final image