<![CDATA[MEGAN OGLEY - Blog]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:09:59 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Exhibition Plan]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/exhibition-planWhen planning to create a exhibition the space in which you hang your work is equally as important. The spacing can determine the power of your work but also can allow you to see how big you can print. There are some key aspects when measuring your space and to ensure you have all the details correct make sure you double check the measurements and prints. The most efficient way to do this is to take a notebook and tape measure into the locations you are thinking of using. When in the location you want, first take images of the space to document the amount of room you have. The images make great reference points as well to double check the space after printing the images and also to help you create the plan itself. 
The next thing to look at is the amount of space. For myself, the first thing I did was take measurements of the height and length of the room.  The height lets me determine how high I can place the images but also allows me to leave the correct amount of space to make the print even on the wall. My plans wall came in a 6 metres in length and 3 metres high. This gave me plenty of room to create the A1 images I wanted to hang but also gave me space to keep a good amount of negative space between each image, giving a space between each section. 
After documenting the size of the space, my next aim was to look at the image size i had created and also if i was adding any extras to the space (A plight for a book). To fit these into the space, I used some masking tape to show the size of each image and the gap i wanted to have between each one. To have the statement between the images, which is what i planned, I decided to leave a gap of 5 inches to ensure that there is enough negative space between each object but the spacing gives the chance for the viewer to relaxing its eyes between each photograph. 
  • Height - 3 metres 
  • Length - 6 metres
  • Plight - 28 cm wide by 102 cm tall
  • Between each image - 5 inch gap
<![CDATA[Source]]>Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/sourceSource is a quarterly photography magazine, available in print and as a digital edition, published in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Source is distributed though-out the UK and international, being the biggest photographic magazine edition and the longest running. The reason I am writing a post today is due to some of my fellow peers have decided to join the site and we, as a collective, thought that the site would be a great way to start networking and show the work we have and want to produce in the future. For myself, this opportunity allows me to start showing the stylistic approach to medical photography and the stories I want to portray in the photographic industry. The company gives chance to new graduates to start their photographic careers, allowing them to show recent work and also have their names out in public domain.

<![CDATA[Guest Speaker - Christine Ryan]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/guest-speaker-christine-ryanPicture
Christine Ryan came to the university to talk about the places she has obtained for the PgCE Art &Design programme. PgCE is a university course which is a secondary foundation to teaching the next generation. She was talking about inspiring the next generation and the fact that the government are currently trying to make art a endangered subject. The course is a intensive 10 months at Lancaster University Campus. 
The talk lasted 40 minutes and informed us of what we could possible take as a different path after university. For myself, I have never considered the possibility of teaching and it was interesting to learn about the course and its potential. 

<![CDATA[Business Cards - Moo]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/business-cards-moo
For the Exhibition, one of the main ways to network among other people are business cards. Business cards come in all shapes and sizes but toy have to ensure the design aspect you are looking for match the designs online to print. There are a few sites online that produce great business cards for reasonable prices. The main one I started looking at myself was Moo. This is a online company that prints business cards, leaflets, booklets and much more. 
After looking on the site, A fellow colleague decided to have a sample kit set out to review the cards we wanted to pick. These sets allow you to see what design aspects you would like to use and the prices of each collection. 
The selection of cards gave me a clear perspective on what I wanted my own cards to look like. Design my card on Photoshop, I uploaded my own PDF file on Moo and ordered a couple of cards to review. The cards were very well made and has a great variety I could use from. The ones I had selected were extremely strong and well priced. 
<![CDATA[Final Major Crit]]>Wed, 11 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/final-major-crit
After Easter we returned to present the images we had taken for the final exhibition. As I had received the funding for the project I displayed the images taken during my travelling. These images were funded for the exhibition by the Hadfield Trust and they were selected from a collection of photographs taken over the space of a week. 
The images on either side of the A3 prints are the size I am considering using for the exhibition. The A0 prints will fill the space I want to use during the exhibition and will portray the images of the peoples stories to the best extent. The images consists of 5 models who asked to be part of the project (Natalie, Sadie, Mike, Bjoern and Ben), in which they shared their stories about their prosthetic or missing limb and the experience they have had. For each person there will be one large printed portrait and then a book to show the rest of the images that were take showing their capability. 
Overall the crit went extremely well! I was given feedback on how to present, mount and display the images during the exhibition, including how I could represent the images in a book. 
<![CDATA[Scapes Exhibition]]>Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/scapes-exhibition
Similar to last year, the 2nd year photography students had to create their own exhibition containing work outside the university. Splitting into smaller groups, they work as a unit to find a location, print images, create social media accounts and host a opening afternoon. After being invited to the opening afternoon on their social media site, I decided to head down to show my support and see the work they had produced. 
The exhibition was at the Fire station in town and was placed in one the exhibition rooms upstairs. The exhibition was incredible interesting.
​I particularly enjoyed the way they had set out the images out as a collective, using different sizes to fit them together as a unit. The way they had set the exhibition space was also very interesting, from the statements being part of a large canvas and how everyone had placed there images together to join the subject as a whole. Overall the exhibition was different and really interesting to observe. 
<![CDATA[Careers Ahead Gold Award]]>Mon, 02 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/careers-ahead-gold-awardThe careers ahead award helps recognizes and develops employability skills, providing students with greater opportunities to get the jobs the want after they graduate. The framework includes 3 main elements (Bronze, Silver and Gold), in which students will have to completed 3 different elements to obtain the full award. However, these elements can be achieved and completed separately, allowing you as a individual choose whichever section is most relevant to you to achieve first. The careers ahead team will help you with;
  • Career planning for the future
  • Developing your employability skills
  • On-going support after you have completing your time at the University
  • Finding opportunities
To achieve a Gold Award you have to complete a applications form for a job or PG study and prepare for a interview to take place. During this time, you will participate in a small mock interview where you will sit with member of the team who will interview you for the application you are wishing to go for. This interview will be tailored for yourself.
For myself, I achieved this award by participating in a mock interview as part of our degree. This mock interview was staged with my job specification in mind and i was interviews in a controlled style environment, keeping the same formality as a traditional interview. The Gold Award is also a fantastic award to add to your CV to show the development you have undertaken.
<![CDATA[New Project - 7 Months]]>Sat, 31 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/new-project-7-monthsAs a back-up for the FMP project, I decided to create another project just in case I didn't get the funding I needed. When thinking for another project to create, I started researching into the possibility to document the day to day bacteria a person has on their hands. Bacteria coast all surfaces we always touch and will remain part of ours lives. After researching, I came up with the concept of documenting  the amount of bacteria that consists on the hands everyday. To make the project a success, I imitated a study that was produced last year. As part of a study, people were asked to place their hands inside a petri-dish to record the amount of bacteria that lies upon someones hands. In a similar effect, I made sure that everyday I would document the amount of things I touched but also made sure I places my hand in a petri-dish everyday to record the amount for the 12 hours. This project has been on-going for the last 7 months and will be continued for 12 months in total. The images will be added to the site when completed

"The amount of bacteria found on the average human hand is alarming to the uninitiated. According to research from the University of Colorado at Boulder, on average we carry 3,200 bacteria from 150 different species on our hands."
Dr Noah Fierer

<![CDATA[FMP Materials - Hanging]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/fmp-materials-hangingMaterials are key when thinking about how you are going to place you images on the exhibition walls. From Foamex to Dibond, there are many methods on how to can fix your images to look professional. Traditional, many exhibitions are hung using frames but now there are many different materials you can use. These materials can be more lightweight, stronger and reliant.
Some materials you can use are: 
  • Foamex - standard white foamex board is a very hard wearing PVC foam board that has been compressed to make it extremely strong and durable. It is the perfect material for a variety of creative projects and signage due to it's light weight, rigidity and durability.
  • Dibond - Coated on both sides with a special lacquer, these aluminium composite panels can be printed upon directly, effectively and with extremely vivid clarity. Dibond is a sheet of plastic sandwiched between two sheets of aluminium.
  • Frames - Traditional metal, you can design the frame perfect for your images. Frames can be extremely lightweight but this determines on the weight of the print you are wanting to produce.
  • ​Light-box - premium glossy polyester backlit material which has been laminated and results in bright Light-box displays. The light-box and premium backlit material will create a display quality image that can be hung and displayed in exhibition spaces. 
<![CDATA[FMP Travelling Blog - Day 6]]>Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMThttp://meganogley.co.uk/blog/fmp-travelling-blog-day-6
Overall the project was a huge success! I loved every minute of learning the stories and meeting the models. The greatest aspect i would say was being able to tell stories that haven't been told before and being able to express them in such a beautiful way. This also gave me time to re-write my original statement to make the stories more clear;
‘Capability’ is a photographic series about the strength and power of individuals with prosthetics or amputations. Questioning the definition of ‘Disability’ and how they are presented within the UK, the project focuses on connecting a group of individuals who have either been born without a limb or lost one. This project depicts their amazing capabilities and remarkable strengths.
I am passionate about communicating the fundamental normality and everyday competence of people with disabilities. The images show people with amputations and prosthetics on display, portraying their strength in an activity of their choice
Disability by definition, refers to a deficiency or dysfunction and as such evokes negative associations. Yet, although all the people portrayed here, lack a limb, they do not consider themselves as less able than other people. Each participant projects their firm beliefs that they are capable of achieving greatness and just as strong and powerful as any other person.