Unit 2, 4 & 34: ZINE PROJECT
Brief

In a very competitive climate, freelance designers are finding ever more creative ways of displaying their ideas and visual work to potential clients / audiences. This project is based on you finding interesting ways of promoting your work, and / or your particular view of the world through your photographs and any additional visual imagery that you wish to combine with your photographs).

Select only one brief option, these are:

Brief 1: To produce an actual 12 page ‘zine’ (front cover, 5 double pages and back cover) to publicise you and your creative photographic work at a photography / advertising trade fair.

Brief 2: To produce an online 12 page ‘zine’ (front cover, 5 double pages and back cover) to publicise you and your creative photographic work on-line

Mind map for ‘Clashes vs Harmony’ Theme

Identifying target audience

Up and coming designers, such as graduates and people who are maybe working in the fashion industry. 

I chose this audience because the publication would not be expensive to produce and it shows and alternative to high-end fashion magazines like vogue. 

Mind map for ‘Contemporary’ theme

Planning

Clashes vs harmony photo-shoot

  • What you are going to photograph: People 
  • When are you going to photograph it / them: Over the weekend 
  • Where you are going to photograph it / them: Studio, Oxford street
  • How you are going to photograph it / them: Using a DSLR camera 

Contemporary photo-shoot

  • What you are going to photograph: People 
  • When are you going to photograph it / them: during the week
  • Where you are going to photograph it /them: Oxford street& lakeside
  • How you are going to photograph it / them: Using a DSLR camera 
Health and safety considerations

Health and safety considerations:

  • Any liquid substance could spill onto lighting wires
  • If lights from above are used, you would have to make sure they are set up properly and secure
  • Wires on the floor have to be secured down tight so that people do not trip over them
  • Fire exists are needed 
Jamie Nelson
Artists’ analyses focusing on how photographers have used their digital equipment and materials to create their images
  • Write about how these photographershave used their digital editing equipment and materials to create their images

This photographer may have used an umbrella whilst shooting this model. The umbrella gives a soft, flattering light on the subject. It takes the relatively small, harsh, pinpoint light source of a strobe unit and spreads the light out in a large, softly diffused manner. This explain the soft textured look on the models skin. 

Also to enhance this I think the photographer used photoshop and used the burn and dodge tool to enhance the look of her make-up for example the dodge took may have been used to darken her eyeliner to contrast with her skin tone. 

  • Write about what specifically in this photograph inspires your own photographs? Really explain the connections between each photograph and your photographs. 

What inspires me about this photograph is the way in which in was edited, the use of retouching, highlighting and contouring. Inspired me to want to do this in my photographs 

Philippe Salomon ‘Eye Lips’ 
Artists’ analyses focusing on how photographers have used their digital equipment and materials to create their images
  • Write about how these photographers have used their digital editing equipment and materials to create their images

Due to the smooth look to the skin, the photographer may have used the airbrush tool to do this. The spot healing tool may have been used to remove any blemishes which enhances the effect on the skin. The photographer uses cosmetics such as lip gloss, eye shadow, mascara, concealer, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and possibly foundation. i think these materials were used for advertisement purposes: to describe or draw attention to the product. 


    Write about what specifically in this photograph inspires your own        photographs? Really explain the connections between each    photograph and your photographs

The way in which this image has been edited inspires my own photographs, such as the the way the model has been airbrushed and how the make up effectively stands out. In my work I will consider the colour of the makeup as an important factor, in order for it to stand out and become the focal point like it is in the artists photo. 

Marcus Ohlsson ‘Elle 3’ 
Artists’ Analyses focusing on how photographers have used their digital equipment and materials to create their images
  • Write about how these photographers have used their digital editing equipment and materials to create their images

 I think this photographer used a DSLR camera as it enables you to change lenses and chose settings which would accommodate your image. Perhaps flash was used to create the controlled amount of shadows. The photographer probably used photoshop to highlight and contour features such as her face and her hair. Also photoshop would have enabled the photographer to place these two images side by side 

  • Write about what specifically in this photograph inspires your own photographs? Really explain the connections between each photograph and your photographs

I am inspired by how the photographer uses light and shadows, light to illuminates and shadows to define. Without shadows portraits are  flat and uninteresting.  With shadows the contrast between light and dark causes a two dimensional appearance and immediately become more interesting. therefore i inflicted this influence into my own work, in order for them to be aesthetically pleasing.  

Kate Martin ‘Girls Night’ 
Artists’ analyses focusing on how photographers use their images to communicate their ideas and points of view to the audience
  • Write about how the photographers have used their digitally edited photographs to communicate their ideas and points of view to the viewer

I think this photographer uses their image to communicate their point of view on the after effects of a ‘girls night’ out. Perhaps this image is to represent an evening excursion for a group of women, all of whom dress up in revealing or scanty attire, and who should, as part of the etiquette of the event, consume large quantities of alcohol. it is conventional at such events for one party to vomit whilst another holds their hair back from her face. 

  • Write about what specifically in each of these photographs inspires your own photographs? Really explain the connections between each photograph and your photographs

I am inspired by the way the photographer captures rather small sections compared to a full image, to symbolically represent their idea of ‘a girls night out’. So from this I wanted to create images that capture particular sections 

theme credit
classy-lovely