Yesterday, we had our first ‘real’ lectures and seminars and we were already given a task for the first week, a photo-alphabet.  We are supposed to work either in self-selected pairs or alone and to master the task, we have to take 26 photos. Each of those photos should represent one letter from the Alphabet, using a naturally-occurring shape.

Before I start going outside and looking for motives, I have to make sure to consider certain things that were mentioned in the brief that has been given to us:

  • I should try to frame my shot ‘in-camera’ and not edit the photos in the end.
  • I should use portrait mode.
  • I need to find inspiration! For example, I can look at: It offers the possibility to type in words or random letters that then will be demonstrated in photographs. As an example, I typed the letters ‘ABCDE’.

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Or: A collage done by taking photos of rooftops which are shaped like letters.


  • Also, for research, I can look at photograms of Maholy Nagy and the work of artists in the Bauhaus movement. Doing this I might get a better understanding of patterns and shape as well as the historical background.
  • Remember to use Photoshop in the end to put my letters into a collage.


Wise, M., 2007. Alphabet Photography [online]. UK: Alphabet Photography team. Available from: [Accessed 01/11/14]




First post

Well, welcome to my blog. My name is Darlene and I’m 19 and I have no idea if that’s the right way to start a blog (since I’ve never really done that before) but I’m just going to go with it. I just started my course, Digital Media Design, at Bournemouth University but I’m still in the middle of induction week. So far, we have met some of our lecturers (they all seem really nice) and we were given some basic information about what to expect from the next three years.

Also, we had to complete some small projects to break the ice. Most of the things were easy to do. For example buying a sketchbook and drawing a mind map.

One of them took some time. We were put into a couple of groups (group A for us) and got the task to take at least 5 photos in front of different locations all over Bournemouth. Sounds like fun, we thought. In the end, five people (instead of seventeen) showed up at our meeting point a day later but we still managed to take some photos and get to know each other a bit and even had some fun.

Here we go:

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