Saturday, 10 January 2009

Photoshoots and Photosorting

I have been very busy yesterday and today. I've done four photoshoots in the space of 24 hours with 4 different people! 

I've practiced alot with HDR Images and I'm getting the hang of photomatix which is the program that processes the images :D here are a few images from the shoots that I'm happy with:



This ones my favourite :D

I'm almost running out of space on my laptop because of all the RAW files I use for my HDR Images, hence why I've been doing alot of photo sorting! 

It's pretty late now so I'm going to end this post here.

Thanks for reading! :D

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Another Thing off the list!

My UCAS application has been sent. :] I've just got to wait for the college to add my references and for them to send the form to UCAS again and then to the University. FINGERS CROSSED!!!

Today at college the photography department was asked if there were any pictures that they could let the library use on the walls and I gave them a contact sheet of my work and requested for my name to be displayed with the picture if it was going to be used. So hopefully I will have some work on display there! There's also a chance to do some work experience with the local gazette in tiverton which will be good if I can get a place. :D

I've started playing badminton at college on a wednesday. I used to play when I was younger and I got a trophy at county level but didn't really play much after that. After my game yesterday my body aches from using the muscles I don't usually use! I think I need to stretch more before I play. I'm going to play every week because I enjoy it and I would like to be fitter.

Hopefully, I will be able to finish all my work early so I have extra time to concentrate on my final major piece which is worth three units. I have an idea for what I would like to do, but I need to get more research into the subject.

I entered a competition which is being judged this month and I'm waiting to hear from them to see if I got anywhere in it, hopefully I'll win a prize and my work will become more well known.

This is a picture I drew of my Grandads hand, I thought I would show you something different for a change :D

My name used to be Jefferies but I changed it to Varney.

This is the end of todays post. Thanks for reading! :]

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Tutorials and Photoshop

Recently I have been watching photoshop tutorials online which have been very helpful in building my photoshop skills. The website I've been watching is  and its really good!

I've almost finished my UCAS form just waiting on my BTEC registration number from college before I can send it off. My teacher has told me that my predicted grades are DDD which is good  so hopefully I'll get in to Bournemouth Arts Institute :D

Bed time now!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 5 January 2009

Uni/College Work

ARGH! I just wrote loads of stuff and Blogger deleted it all instead of posting so now I have to rewrite it all!!! I'm going to be stubborn and not write alot now!

preparing for uni and the last term of college. need to print portfolio and encorporate other work into my sketchbooks. Lots to do and plenty of time. Here's a picture.

Thanks for reading. Bye. :p

University Application So Far

Tomorrow is the start of my last term at college and I am very focused on getting all of my work done. I am doing my best to get a DDD (triple distinction) in my photography class, so I am always busy doing something!

I also have thought about University and plan to apply at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth. My personal statement has been written and I have chosen a few images for my portfolio.

What I plan to do next is to find some film images and print those for my portfolio and also to find any experimental work that would be useful so that I can show I am capable in all aspects of Photography.

I need to write out a plan of all the things that need doing so that I can get them all done when they are needed for. So much to do, but at least I have started early and I have plenty of time to get everything done :]

Today I'm going to concentrate on getting my 'before and after Photoshop' sketchbook completed, I just need to pritt stick all the pictures in and write about them. That will be my retouching side of photography covered. I also need to scan in the images I took with my Instant Camera to show I have used different types of cameras. I have some colour film images that also need to be included in my work somewhere.

When I get back to college I will need to start printing my images as soon as possible because there is usually something wrong with the printers at least once a week and I would like to get the important stuff done first.

Hopefully everything for Uni will be sorted in time so that I have the last few weeks of college to revsie for my Business exam and to finish any coursework for photography tothe highest standard possible. I will have to not do any photography stuff out of college until I have all of my work done. Otherwise, there will be too much to do and I will probably run out of time. I also have my final major piece to worry about but I have an idea for what I'm going to do so I should be OK with that.

Here's an image I have found to be quite popular on Flickr.

That's the end of today's post. Thanks for reading!