Neg 1 Own Feedback / Critique

Negotiated Studies 1 self-feedback

 

Negotiated Studies 1 proved to be a bit of a problem with regards to getting work captured to present alongside my blog and to submit to the tutors, whenever the football team were playing (Maesgwyn Associated FC) I seemed to be working at my regular job (which is my sole income for my family). However, when I was able to attend the football, I was able to capture images that I thought were good enough to submit towards my final summative assessment for this module, I have found this year to be especially taxing with regards to the tasks that were set for the module but I hope that I have done enough to obtain the necessary mark to progress. A number of factors have hindered my advancement in this field, from work commitments to the weather, which giving the time of the year has been horrendous at times, games called off due to snow and waterlogged pitches, I turned to (with the suggestions of the tutors who may I add have been very supportive this year), capturing images of an architectural design i.e. sporting venues, as in Anfield Stadium etc. I could actually see myself transitioning into this kind of photography as this can be done with remarkable results in any kind of weather, with no two sporting venues being the same this could result in a myriad of different styles of shots and the bonus of capturing these types of images are that I do not have to get access to the venue in order to capture the image. Hopefully I will be able to capture more images for this module so that there are images that can be compared against each other to see the different styles of buildings and venues. Proceeding onto negotiated studies two I am finding that lack of input for my final task in the final module of this year, a lot of replies were had to the fakebook message I sent out but not a lot of response when it really mattered, I have only had one person to interview so far with regards to the idea of compiling a book to document the rise of Maesgwyn associated fc, I really need to look at other avenues of approach in order to fulfil what I am hoping to achieve for my final assignment at Glyndwr university before I ‘hopefully’ graduate, only time will tell as I enter into my final semester of my journey through university life.

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Neg Studies 2 Question Set

Further to the message asking for participants in the book I am compiling I have created a set of questions that will be asked to everyone that takes part in this, the questions are as follows:

QUESTIONS:
1. What is your name?
2. What is your age?
3. What position do you / did you play?
4. Have you played for any other teams or positions?
5. How long have you been playing for Maesgwyn?
6. When did you start?
7. When did you first learn about Maesgwyn Associated FC?
8. What do you do for a living?
9. What do you like most about playing football?
10. What do you dislike the most about playing football?
11. Tell me something about yourself.
12. Do you have anything else to add?
**UPDATE**
Unfortunately, this is not going as I had hoped it would, I am having great difficulty in arranging meets with the individuals that are associated with Maegsgwyn, I think I need a different plan of attack so that I can get the information that is required in order to proceed with my dream of writing the book, I would welcome any suggestions that would help at this time.
One thing that I have thought of is if I send out a question set to all and ask them to attach a head-shot of themselves , then send it back to me completed…….

Neg Studies final assesment

For my final assessment at University for Negotiated Studies 2 I have decided to go along the lines of producing a book about Maesgwyn Associated FC to which I am the official club photographer, below is the message that I haver sent out for anyone who is involved with the club.

 

As many of you know, I am currently a full-time student studying photography at Wrexham Glyndwr University. As part of my final year assessments I have decided to create a professional book researching the history of Maesgwyn Associated FC, it’s community and player. For this I would like to engage with everyone who is connected with the club. I aim to create a photograph and short profile of each person that participates. Eventually this book would be available for purchase in a professionally bounded cover for you to keep. Participants would receive a free copy of the eBook for their time.

Please contact me on my personal Facebook page, through my website or by sending me a message and I will reply to you at the earliest convenience.

Thank-you,

Ian

Permission Request

For Negotiated studies 2 after guidance from the tutors at Glyndwr I am leaning towards the lines of creating a book about Maesgwyn Associated FC and hopefully getting it published, this will probably be done by using Blurb. Blurb is a site that offers professional looking services such as binding of works that make your work look professional, as if it has just come off the book shelf, I have already downloaded bookright from Blurb which has many pre designed templates for you to use which will make the whole process much easier in forms of layout, the cost for 1 printed binded book will be approximately £25 with the option to purchase further copies at a later stage, up to press I have had no response back from the team but will however be chasing this up so that I can at least make a start during the break between the semesters in university.

 

As many of you know, I am currently a full-time student studying photography at Wrexham Glyndwr University. As part of my final year assessments I have decided to create a professional book researching the history of Maesgwyn Associated FC, it’s community and player. For this I would like to engage with everyone who is connected with the club. I aim to create a photograph and short profile of each person that participates. Eventually this book would be available for purchase in either an eBook or with a professionally bounded cover for you to keep.

Please contact me on my personal Facebook page, through my website or by sending me a message and I will reply to you at the earliest convenience.

Thank-you,

Ian

Fireworks

Fireworks displays are something that I really enjoy attending not only to watch but also to document, to obtain images like the ones below takes a lot of patience, a good eye and obviously the correct camera settings, the third photograph thus far is easily my favourite firework image as you have the perfect balance of colours, a true black in the background and with the blue haze from the smoke it shows the it is an action shot, you can envisage the loud crack from the explosion, this is something that I will continue to document after my time as a student has come to an end, albeit in a hobby kind of way as I do not see any scope for any earning potential from this type.

Sports Images 2

A few from a recently documented football match that I attended as the club photographer, these images are sharper and therefore more pleasing to the eye, I really like how my images are beginning to turn out, it is true what they say, practice does make perfect. I believe that my photography is improving with every shoot that I attend and I am finally getting to grips with the mastery of the camera.

Sports Images

Below are a few images of one of the most famous football grounds in the world, Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, this is one of my places of employment on match days where I work as a steward, this job is a stop gap whilst I continue to look for an opening into sports photography, with having my ‘foot in the door’ I am hoping that when an internal vacancy opens up for a media related position, I would stand a better chance of employment if I was already a member of staff in some capacity.

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The object you can see towards the lower left of this image is called the spider, it is an camera that is used for the overhead footage during the games

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