1. The name of a photographer that produces images that interest you for some reason or is directly linked to the theme you're working with or, uses Materials, techniques, processes and equipment in a way that you're interested in.
2. Once you've found something that is interesting (Images) you then have to find out the following by researching...
Watching videos or reading articles.
From this process you need to be looking for information about...
- Why the images were made 'The basic theme'?
- How is visual language used - construction of the image?
- How colour is used?
- How they're composed?
- How the light is used?
- What Materials, techniques, processes & equipment were used?
- What are the pictures for - where might they appear, how will they be used and what context have they been produced for?
- What or who are they influenced by?
- What do they mean - what is it about?
So for instance 1. Basic theme. If we read the first paragraph this information is there... (Under-lined in red here below).
You can't simply copy this as that would be plagiarism, what you have to do is re-write it in your own words, you can reduce the amount of writing or you can add to it, that's up to you. For instance...
2. How is visual language used - construction of the image? For this section you have to have read all of the article. You would have also had a go at this in the initial response part of the research process where you'd written about your own understanding of the image - deconstructing it and analysing it before reading about it see here. If you read the whole article the visual language aspect is alluded to towards the end of the interview here...
Again - don't copy this, convert into your own language..
He photographed the birds from above ensuring that they looked small in comparison with the space around them…
He says that he’s tried to capture the beauty of the subjects and the process of decay in the images. Looking at the images as a collection, there’s definitely to some extent a feeling of continuity and cohesion, the images work as a set, the colours are all very similar as are the compositions and the size of the birds in the frame.
When you use quotes make sure that you highlight the fact that you're quoting. Indent the text and put it in inverted commas and perhaps even use a different colour pen. Also reference the quote (Small text).
3. How is colour used? You would have answered this at the earlier stage when analysing one of the images as a part of your initial response to the images. If you read through the text there is no reference to the use of colour, neither the photographer or the interviewer Gemma Padley make reference to it, but when looking at a the images as a collective as opposed to a single image you might want to add more.
4. How are the images composed
Composition and the way that the subjects are arranged are mentioned in some detail, but it required further research beyond the obvious. A camera is mentioned and it would be useful from a students point of view to look at this camera and understand how it use might affect the image. A search on Google images gives you some indication of what the camera is like and if you were to combine the use of the Google search and then explore the camera in more depth you'll start to understand why the images are square.
The text in the BJP article along with the mention of the camera also features these points...
Your response then might be along the lines of...
5 How the light is used?
As it should be, there's lots of references to the light for you to refer to and learn from in the article. Any mention of light in such articles is valuable as light is the very essence of photography, so if it is mentioned use it in your research. Write about it in your own terms and see if what you wrote about in your initial response is correct.
With regards the light Sira discusses it in some depth. The project has been shot over a long period of time and he says that the light in
Unusually he also says that he shot a lot of the images at night, possibly because he’s in
6. What Materials, techniques, processes & equipment were used.
As mentioned earlier, there is some detail about what equipment has been used and as a part of your work you could add images of the equipment and look into some basic details about the equipment. But also write about techniques, processes and materials, you could even draw/sketch an approximation of what you think he may have done using his explanations?