Critical Research

I have spent a great deal of time these past months reading and trying to understand what I have done, what I am doing and what I want to do as a photographer.  I at first found reading the paragons of photographic theory both difficult and cumbersome, and I struggled to find the relevance.  I have also been researching sources on techniques such as repeat photography and related scientific fields that have employed repeat photography as an aid to understanding.  I have looked at more works of other photographers in the field of natural history photography and other genres than ever before in my life to see if and how their work is different from mine and what I might learn from those who are considered among the best in the field.  I have allowed myself the freedom to pursue personal projects that are not related to my MA project proposal, because I enjoy other genres and because those each teach me something about photographic technique and story telling; the area which I considered a great weakness entering the MA course.

What I have not been doing heretofore is adequately documenting this research in my CRJ and now I must begin to rectify that shortcoming.

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