Your tutor is your main point of contact with OCA. Before you start work, make sure that you’re clear about your tuition arrangements. The OCA tuition system is explained in some detail in your Student Handbook. If you haven’t already done so, please write a paragraph or two about your experience to date (your profile). Mention any skills you already have that you think are relevant to the course. Comment on why you want to study this particular course and what you hope to achieve as a result of taking the course. Email your profile to your tutor using your new OCA email address (maximum 250 words). Your profile will help him or her understand how best to support you during the course. Also arrange with your tutor how you’ll submit your assignment work (e.g. whether you’ll email images as JPEGs or send prints in the post) and how you’ll deal with any queries that arise between assignments. This will usually be by email or phone. It’s a good idea to get into the habit of submitting at least some images as prints to help you prepare for assessment, if you choose to go down this route.

My Profile (Debra517222)

I’ve just looked back at the introduction I wrote about myself last year when I started the Expressing Your Vision course.  I still work for the NHS full time, I have continued to photograph Weddings, events and wildlife, and still love editing and fine art photography.  However, over the course of the last year, I have had much more exposure to different photographers, partly through this course and partly through attending talks by a variety of different photographers at Brighton and Hove Camera Club. I have discovered working in sets or series of photos rather than individual images and I have started to shape what it is I want to say as a photographer.

Looking forward to getting into the Context and Narrative course, although the self portraiture element may be a struggle.

Getting set up to kick start course #2 – Context and Narrative

So here we go again!

It feels pretty good setting up my new blog for my new course.  So far I’ve just had a quick look at the material and it looks like it picks up where part 5 of Expressing Your Vision ended.  

Assignment 1 looks really interesting so looking forward to getting to that and already thinking about what subject I could use!

I’ve received an email from my new tutor Les Monaghan  and hope to speak to him via a Hangout within the next couple of weeks.  I’ve noticed he’s also exhibiting at Brighton Biennial, so I might even get to meet him, which would be really great.