I want you to take on a client. I then need you to have a meeting with your client and create a very detailed brief. This brief should contain all the information that will be needed to achieve the client’s requirements.
What is the client’s service/product?
Fotograf Christian Blom AS is a company which offer photography services for both private ( portrait photography, family, new born, weddings) clients and companies (employees portraits, school photography, commercials, product photography, events).
What are their requirements?
general presentation of all available services. Divide the company into three main departments: private clients, companies, school photography.
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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.
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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”
Also known as a melainotype or ferrotype. Tintype was invented in 1856 by Hamilton Smith. He used collodion process on a metal plate. A thin iron sheet was covered with a dark lacquer. This way a positive was made. The whole process took only a few minutes, was much cheaper and allowed a photographer to travel. Continue reading “Learning Activity – Delving Deeper Into the History of Photography”