Now that my final image is completed I can have a look back over the assessment and module as a whole.
I really enjoyed Digital Imaging, having time each week dedicated to creative tasks was something that really grabbed my attention. Combining that with learning the new skill of Photoshop gave it a practical grounding which was important for me.
With regards to just the assessment I did find it difficult. Trying to find a compromise between my “artistic vision” and my ability of how to use Photoshop was the thing I continually struggled most with. As this is the first time I had used Photoshop for anything more than basic image correction I often had to refer to the Martin Evening Photoshop CS5 for Photographers textbook, the Practical sessions on WebCT and online Photoshop tutorials. Using a combination of these allowed me to overcome the vast majority of issues I faced.
If I were to travel back in time and do the assessment again I would make more effort to picture how I want the final image to look when taking the background photos to be used in the photomerge. I was happy with all the pictures that I was taking in their own right but once imported into Photoshop they often wouldn’t merge well - either due to differing lighting conditions or the angle in which the photo was taken.
I am happy with my final image and feel that I have stretched myself to complete it and do a good job with it.