Final PDP

To resolve this module, I have decided to my upload my final revision of my personal development plan. Within this, I feel I have worked independently and acknowledged various contextual and practical considerations for achieving my original broader goals by the end of my third year. I have fulfilled what I set out to achieve within my plan and feel more confident within both my intended and ongoing photographic practice.

Objective 1: Research Potential sites of scientific interest, audiences, markets & trends in wildlife and environmental photography

1. Research potential wildlife sites
2. Research online and print magazines relating to wildlife and/or environmental photography
3. Research contemporary topics or news stories relating to issues relating to wildlife/environmental photography.
4. Research various nature/wildlife photographers
Target Date: 12.12.13

Date Achieved: 12.12.13

Objective 2: Visit a Local Wildlife site and/or Wildlife event.

1. Research potential wildlife sites
2. Research recent news or events occurring in nearby wildlife sites.
3. Visit WWT Martin Mere for wildlife/photography workshop/talks
4. Visit WWT Martin Mere to start experimenting with wildlife images
Target Date: 12.12.13

Date Achieved: 12.12.13

Objective 3: Research Fine art, Editorial and Commercial photography & concepts relating to people

1. Research fine art photography that focuses upon people as a main subject
2. Research editorial photography that focuses upon people as a main subject
3. Research useful tips & techniques when photographing people
4. Start to consider any ideas for a future potential portrait
Target date: 12.12.13

Date Achieved: 12.12.13

Objective 4: Research examples of studio photography both still life and portraiture with consideration for studio lighting set-ups and techniques

1. Research examples of still life photography based in a studio environment
2. Research examples of portraiture based in a studio environment
3. Research basic still life studio lighting setups and techniques
4. Research basic portrait studio lighting setups and techniques
Target date: 12.12.13

Date Achieved: 12.12.13

Objective 5: Gain greater critical insight of historical and contemporary photography through research

1. Read a variety of critical texts based upon photographic concepts
2. Research the creative work of various photographers
3. Attend a scheduled photography lecture/talk
4. Attend a seminar and contribute analytical thoughts and insight
Target date: 12.12.13

Date Achieved: 12.12.13

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