So far I am finding Digital Image and Culture so much easier to study than the Landscape module, I feel like I am back on home ground, my interests lie in the studio and digital manipulation so a better module could not have been written for me.
The picture opposite titled She Bites was one of my first ventures into the world of digital manipulation, I put it into a camera club competition for a laugh and it got a 10 because the judge said and I quote “Not something I would have done but mostly because I can’t” that made my day and boosted my interest in this kind of work.
I am enjoying researching the field, and while I have already spent a lot of time looking at this field, the module is giving me some avenues to follow I had not yet taken I am sitting down to read “Pictorial Effect in Photography by Henry Pech Robinson” its one of the forgotten Books series that reproduce old texts this one having been initially printed in 1881and now lovingly reproduced as a photocopy of the original. The back of the book says Digitally Remastered Forgotten books classic reprint series utilises the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings.
Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the quality of the aged book.
It struck me how appropriate this was to the course, which is all about digital manipulation and related subjects for this book to be a digitally remastered version of an old book.