Intentions and fitness for purpose
My intentions for my set of photographs were to document the house and grounds in both natural and artificial light, featuring close ups of detail and interesting features. I would say that I accomplished this within a good margin as the majority of my final images show off the house in black and white to create a gloomy yet dominating atmosphere, with factors like shutter speed and aperture helping to illuminate the darker areas and using a tripod to acquire more stable photos with a longer shutter speed. The close-up photos I took, such as the lion rug, have in my opinion turned out to be quite effective in showcasing some interesting features of the house although a couple of people have said that this photograph was very out of place in my set. I will agree with this as the remaining photos are all focused on the interior and exterior, but I will keep this photo as it displays
one of the main features of the hall’s stone guest room.
As architectural photos my photographs are successful because the theme is comprised of the house and its surrounding, showing intricate and detailed aspects of the construction as well as the overall structure. If my images were to be used professionally, it is likely that they could be seen in official publications, like a website, guide or leaflet and I believe they are suitable for this. Many of my images are clear and give good overall views of the house, making them ideal for tourist publications. However, I think that black and white effects may be a little unsuitable for leaflets, as the lack of colour could give tourists the wrong idea about the feel of the house and grounds. Overall I am very satisfied with my intended purpose but believe that I could have tailored my choice of colour more to make these images visually appealing.
The collection of images I have chosen from my camera roll have been selected because their clarity, positioning, angle and relevance. I have particularly gone for images that features angles for objects that one would not expect, such as the
garden’s main gate opposite the house.
Other images have included different facades of the house, a couple of interior shots and architectural aspects of the building itself. I have found that most of my images were of the correct exposure and focus, but a lot were simply too dark or shaky to have been of any use, likely because of the extremely fast shutter speed and the
room’s lighting. Use of a tripod however allowed me to capture a good set of
interior shots without the risk of shake or blur. There was also the aesthetic side, and I omitted a lot of images that were of awkward angles or of subjects that were not relevant to my chosen purpose, such as a peacock.