Throughout this project there have been a variety of positives and negatives that I have come in contact with, which have challenged me, but mostly I have been able to overcome them and make my work to the best of my abilities. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the requirement to quarantine, I was unable to create my third and final photoshoot and image that I wanted, to create a trio of images. This led me to focus a lot more on editing the images that I already have to the best of my abilities, making sure to try out a variety of different techniques, but it also allowed me to concentrate a lot more on my research, and having more of an understanding into the subject I am choosing to work on. When starting this project, I wanted to give myself a challenge, as I was originally inspired by Gregory Crewdson and his elaborate staged set ups. One major aspect of his work that drew me to start this project, was the surreal feel that I got when viewing the images, and this is what I wanted to achieve with mine. This then inspired me to think about dreams, and how this could be a good way to create surreal images. I did not want to make these dreams up, so I decided to do a survey, and ask people around me if they have had any strange dreams, in which I received a few.
Whilst creating these images, it was quite a journey, as I had to do a lot of testing and research to be able to understand the lighting and set up I would have needed for each shoot, as well as become more confident in using photoshop, as this was the main tool that I used to create my images. I found using the studio to be very useful, and was an aspect that I wanted to incorporate into my project, as I feel it is the strongest area of photography for me, and I wanted to demonstrate this within my work. I experimented with props, outfits, and also models, which is something that I had not explored deeply within all my other projects, and looking back on the final images that I have produced, I feel that the experimentation within different aspects of creating the images has allowed me to create the best image that I could have.
When looking at my final images I am very happy with the results that I have produced, as I feel that not only have I been able to produce the best images for the situation that we are in, but I have also developed my skills in photography further, such as photoshop and preparation for photoshoots. Overall, in the circumstances that we have been put in, I am very happy with the way my project has turned out, and do not think I could have done anything further.