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The blog of an Alevel Photography student!01/01/2013 - 7:37 PM
Welcome to the wonderful world i live in as a photography student!
Well i could start by saying that photography great and that its the best lesson! But.. well in some ways it is and in some ways it is not.
Working with other students, some times can be helpful and also a hindrance, for instance 3 months into the course and some still don't have a camera! However i have learned the traditional ways of taking photographs and developing film which i love. Then there has also been dull moments, when i have to sit and listen to an hour and half lecture on things i already know.. but recapping is always good.
The bonus of this course is there is no exam! All course work, and well we got given a list of topic names to chose from, and me being me, i didn't want to do portraiture, or animal work, (no offense to anyone who likes these subjects) I want to expand my horizon and techniques. So i chose to do the topic subject name of "Through the looking glass"
and here is one of my results
I also chose to do some puddle reflection work for my course work
There has been many funny moments, for instance, having my teacher tell us he loves the smell of wet dog, or when he would come in the dark room where we are working and turn off all the lights and go "Oh sorry i just have a film stuck in a camera ill be 2 minutes"
I have learned so many different things, and learning more advance things than other students like, how to push a film, using toners ect... For anyone whose doing digital photography, i do recommend you try film even if its just using one role of film and developing, its fascinating to learn how the film has been adapted to digital.
Overall i can say honestly being an alevel photography student has more pros than cons, and definitely will be a help to future knowledge of photography, gives me a totally different perspective of how things are viewed and how they work.