While History of Photography is an interesting title, when we developed this Elective module 4 it became apparent this title was totally inadequate.  So we went with The Evolution Of Photography And It’s Impact On The World As We Know It.

Wow that is a mouthful, but it better describes the great content in this elective module and this article is a good representation of that.

Our student Susan Felby while working on this module, has done a stunning job of Task 1 Part A.  In this question you have to choose a renowned photographer whose work you admire.  Analyse their style and techniques and summarise your research in an essay style answer. This is to be accompanied by an image that emulates your chosen photographers style and also include some discussion on the methods used and the results achieved. No simple task but very rewarding.

Susan chose award winning local South Australian Glenn Ehmke who is a very passionate about preserving wildlife. He likes to capture totally  natural images and is not into posed or staged images.  His big interest is birds, down to every detail of their lives. Glenn has had his work featured in Australian Geographic, Wingspan Magazine and National Geographic.

Glenn typically likes to use natural light and apply cropping to his images to help accentuate his subjects. For him it is all about capturing those unique fleeting moments of his subject acting totally normally.  Real Life at its best.

Susan has captured this beautiful Honeyeater which is not easy given that these birds are on the move constantly however she was patient and got the reward at the end of the day by capturing her subject taking a brief pause in an otherwise frantic piece of movement.

The image captures how easily this bird can become lost amongst the foliage and Susan has made great use of afternoon light with a sightly higher ISO.

Here are Susan’s settings:  1/160, f5.6, 115mm ISO400

Great job Susan and thanks for letting us share your image.

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