1. Wait until it’s almost dark outside. Take your camera and go and sit in a busy tourist area. Choose a building or statue to photograph. Place your camera on a tripod and set the shutter speed to 30 seconds or more. (If you don’t have a tripod, something stable, like a chair, will also work.)
Take a look at your photograph. Do you see a lot of people in it or just the building/statue?
2. Wait until it’s dark. Go and stand on a bridge over a busy street (or look from the window of a high-rise building). Place your camera on a tripod and set your shutter speed to 30 seconds or more. Inspect your photograph. What do you see?
3. Ask a friend to help you with this activity. Choose a dark room in your house and switch off the lights. Place your camera on a tripod and set your shutter speed to 30 seconds or more. Ask your friend to “draw” a picture in the air using a flashlight. Take a look at your photograph. What do you see? This fun activity is called light painting. Try an easy pattern first, but also a more complicated one.
Draw up a list of the most important aspects of a product photograph. Refer to shadows, lighting, quality, ISO and editing in your answer. Mention at least five things.
- ISO – below 100.
- Quality – The photographed object should be sharp.
- Lighting – set white balance to sunny and make sure that there is enough light.
- Shadows – avoid shadow, if so very soft.
- Editing – Shoot in RAW so it is easier to edit it later.
Continue reading “Week 9 -Mastering the Art of Product Photography”
Have a look at all the tasks and lessons you have done over the last few weeks. Your task now is to make a cover/a front page for your very own magazine.
- Go through the Graphic design history time line and choose a style and designer that you feel relates best to your personality, even has similar traits to you.
- Using that designer/style as inspiration, use your name or part of your name ( be creative) and create a title/name for your magazine
- Add your own pictures, text, illustrations, elements as well as the proper typography and titles for your cover.
- The expression must represent your personality. (Remember the color choice regarding this).
- Remember to include what kind of magazine it is, i.e.cars/bikes, fashion, design, weddings, etc.
Continue reading “Week 7 & 8 – Front cover”
About the project
A foreign publishing house has plans to publish a new magazine and has contacted you to do the project. They have an idea of what the magazine will be about and have finished articles. They just do not have any visual idea or strategy for the magazine itself. Your job is to come up with a concise strategy and visual concept that forms the basis of the magazine as well as the layout.
I decided to name the magazine “Healthy Planet”.
Here is the logo development process. Continue reading “Mandatory Assignment 01 – Magazine Design”
- Define, in your own words, the printmaking terms.
- Find examples on the Internet to represent each of those terms.
- Use your graphite, eraser, eraser putty and blending stub to sketch spheres using the following techniques: hatching and cross hatching, blending, rendering, squiggly lines and cross contour lines. (Please scan your sketches and upload them to your blog.)
- Watch the prescribed Adobe Illustrator video on Lynda.com and complete the exercise files.
- Find a poem that inspires you. Follow the exercise in the lesson above and illustrate your poem.
Continue reading “Week 4 – Sketching Techniques”