I began taking photographs with a DSLR in 2013 and took part of a BTEC course with a local college before relocating to South Yorkshire in 2014 for health reasons. I have some previous experience of distance learning with the Open University studying Modern Languages. The aspects of the Modern Languages degree I found most interesting were those which addressed the construction and analysis of effective communication, though ultimately I felt the need to change the medium through which I looked at and studied the communication of ideas and experience.
I became a student of the Open College of the Arts in January 2016 and worked through the module Expressing Your Vision. I completed my fifth assignment just before Christmas and am finalising some of my learning log for external assessment in July. https://karengomersalphotographyexpressingyourvision.wordpress.com/
My photographic interests are cross genre though often restricted by health. I visit my local RSPB reserve occasionally, as wildlife photography is something I find a restorative leisure pursuit and the reserve is accessible to all. I have an interest in landscape, though generally smaller local landscape, and portraiture and have worked at improving my skills shooting self portraits in my home.
I am keen to continue improve my technical photographic skills and my ability to communicate through imagery. Having made my initial read through of the Context and Narrative course materials I would hope that I can take the work I have completed during Expressing Your Vision as a foundation to develop further.