January 2013 archive

Jan 14

Reflections on completing the course.

I have now finished The Art of Photography course and it is a good point to look back to see what I have learned over the past 2 years. 1.      It took a lot longer than I originally thought it would, but it has been good as it has spurred me to go out and …

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Jan 14

Assignment 5–Feedback

I have now received feedback from my tutor on my final assignment. Overall I’m fairly happy with the comments; he did say in the summary “this has been a good assignment and a fitting end to the module”. So that is something to be pleased with. The main area where I fell down was in …

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Jan 03

Final Thoughts on Completing the 5th Assignment

My original list for this series of photos was Cover. A still life with books, fruit and magazines Bathroom (mobility aids). Help getting up, WC with chair and medicines Coming downstairs – stairlift Sorting out the medicines – hand and pills Breakfast – food and pills Reading the paper or magazine – Magnifying glass, glasses …

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Jan 01

9 Bed Time

Even going to bed at night can prove difficult for those people that have problems climbing stairs. A stairlift can be the answer, but it can be expensive and not everyone can afford one. For this final image I had the idea of photographing the stairlift to show how going to bed can need assistance. …

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Jan 01

8 TV Times

Evening television is part of many people’s daily routine and for most the remote control is a convenience, but for some older people it is essential. For this photo I wanted to show that an everyday object, which is a convenience and taken for granted by most of us, is essential for people with mobility …

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Jan 01

7 Tea Time

There is no escape from the volume of medication needed to get through the day This image is intended to reinforce the message of the dominant role that medication plays in the everyday life of some people. It is very different from the sort of image that I had planned for this part of the …

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Jan 01

6 Afternoon Stroll

If you are older and have difficulty walking then help is needed to cover even the shortest of distances. This image evolved over time. Initially I had the idea of close ups of walking aids, such as walking sticks and a walking frame. I tried a couple of photos of these, trying to concentrate on …

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Jan 01

5 Lunch Time

Recent reductions in local authority funding have seen reductions to or even the complete withdrawal of the Meals on Wheels service in some areas. I originally thought of portraying this with a frozen ready-meal on a plate as an indication of what might replace the Meals on Wheels. But then I gave a bit more …

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Jan 01

4 The Morning Read

  The older you are or the greater your disability, the more you need to read about, or obtain help for it. Many people read the newspaper after breakfast, particularly if you are retired. When you are dealing with people with disabilities and trying to make arrangements for their care then there is a huge …

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Jan 01

3 Breakfast

Medicines, and a lot of them, are part of the daily routine.   I was staggered by the volume of medicines prescribed for my father in law; his repeat prescription list alone runs to three pages never mind any one-off prescriptions for transient ailments. I wanted to express this within an image (as well as …

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