Make some notes in your learning log on the difference between these images in terms of point of view and the information the viewer can get from each of them.
The zoomed-out shot shows a much wider view of this townscape, and you’re probably seeing for miles. This is much like the photographer would have been able to see with the naked eye if he were stood in this position. We see the path, the field, the town, and the sky and clouds. Only the items nearest to us (the foreground) have a lot of visible detail. The further you … Read the rest
This first exercise asks us to read the opening essay in Place (Dean and Millar 2005, pp. 11-26). We are told to try and get an idea of what the authors are saying, to reflect on how we found the exercise, whether we agree with what the authors are saying, and whether the piece has expanded our understanding of what the word ‘place’ can signify.
Firstly, I found this exercise difficult for various reasons. At a basic level, I have never read such a long piece of writing relating to art in the way this one does, and the vocabulary … Read the rest