On July 27, 2015 my assessment results arrived. I had almost forgotten about the looming result deadline, so it was a bit of an anti-climax when I saw an announcement on the Facegroup Level 1 group that the results were in. I checked my email and found a results letter and a marksheet waiting for me.
The results letter confirmed Formal Assessment – PASS. Forty credits now earned – yay! The mark sheet gives a breakdown for the various assessment criteria as well as some helpful comments. All in all, I am really satisfied with the grade I achieved. The assessors comments are below and my comments are in italics.
Demonstration of technical and visual skills (materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills)
Very competent technical and visual skills.
Quality of Outcome (content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, discernment, conceptualisation of thoughts, communication of ideas)
Competent realisation of ideas, presented well, showing consistency in judgement. Effective grasp of ideas and communication of visual ideas.
I’m happy with this.
Demonstration of Creativity (imagination, experimentation, invention, development of a personal voice)
Some evidence of creativity, little evidence of risk-taking with a few imaginative outcomes, some evidence of a developing personal voice.
This is the piece that I probably struggle with the most. I’m happy the assessors can see evidence of a personal voice developing – it is not obvious to me yet as I still feel all over the map.
Context (reflection, research, critical thinking)
Evidence of self-reflection and research, and satisfactory ability to analyse and synthesise information.
I know there is room for improvement here and it will come with more studies.
Overall Comments and Feed Forward
You presented a really organised and considered overview of your progress through this module which meant that it was very easy to follow your progress for assessment. It is also clear that you have a good eye for a formally well considered image and an improving grasp of the kinds of colour and feel in a photograph that interests you.
That said, you can afford to be much bolder with the way you interact with your subject matter and this is exemplified in assignment 5. Here you have presented an interesting and considered set of landscape images but there is no sense that you have conceptually or visually researched this interesting site as thoroughly as you might. Try to immerse yourself FULLY with your subject matter, this will mean that you will move your ideas and approach towards a much more refined and considered outcome.
I’m going to have to work on this and figure out how to do this. Hopefully there will be an improvement by the end of the next module.
Well this is my last posting for The Art of Photography. I have now signed up for Context and Narrative. To everyone who has followed this blog, I thank you sincerely for your interest and support and invite you to follow my photographic journey in my new blog https://lyndakuitphotographycn.wordpress.com/ .