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A visual exploration & academic references in the form of what one would call a creative journey..

Category: Live Projects

Product photography- Kate Green – Project #3

So after shooting these products twice after losing the first bunch from the first shoot I feel as thought the second lot are much stronger,. Although it was ashamed that my brother managed to format the memory card and I lost the first set of photos I feel as though I managed to execute the second shoot much more efficiently today already had an idea of the angles that I wanted to shoot the products at.

Although the images came out fairly dark on the camera and I felt as though I was not cracking the nail on head with the exposure I feel as though after editing the series they look good as a set of product images.

Here’s a couple of my favourite for the full album please visit the link below:

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Portrait shoot feedback -Project #5

The images are finally complete and have been placed in Dropbox for Tom and Rachel! Here’s some proof:

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FEEDBACK FROM TOM AND VEROUS THIRD YEARS:

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In terms of feedback when showed the third years the images on the camera there were very impressed after sending the edited version of image to Tom I received the email back thats shown above. In terms of the final images I myself was very impressed and surprised at the quality and consistency of them! I have to admit they seemed even more consistent and professional in comparison to the previous set that I had produced for Vis Lit. As a set/serious of images they are rather humorous, they are consistent in terms of technical aspect/side of things and most importantly they fulfil the brief of porters for the yearbook = CLIENT HAPPY !

Sweep up session & Reflection on the Edit Project #5

In terms of the sweep up session which was held today on the 9th May there were only two people to capture on the day which I managed to capture. I also managed to speak to Tom about deadlines of when they needed the images to be edited and completed, initially he said Tuesday however some proofing deadlines had to be pushed forward so my job for for the rest of the day would be to try and complete the edit and get them drop boxed to Tom by this evening!

LETS GO LETS GOO PHOTOSHOP!

Now all images have been collected I have started to edit the photographs taken Tom has advised for 4 images per person to be edited and drop boxed to him. I have a strong feeling I can complete this by 6/7pm tonight. The images themselves do not need that much editing, they need to correlate positively when looking at exposure, contrast and brightness therefore the quickest and most simplest way to do this is go through each persons set of images, select 4 of the best then edit them individually!

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May 6th Yearbook Portrait shoot – Project #5

The shoot today went really well, in terms of the initial set up I had a few technical difficulties with the Metz flash – the cable itself that attaches from the flash to the camera seemed to be faulty and the plastic piece that slide onto the top of the camera also was not working properly. This set us back by around 15 minutes during the first session however BA Photography technician came to my rescue by replacing the cable and giving me a electronic head to connect the flash with my Nikon camera – HAPPY DAYS! 

So in total we managed to shoot 28 students within the 2 sessions on the friday and also 6 members of staff only leaving 2 students to sweep up on Tuesdays session to come. RESULT!!!

TO SEE THE FULL ALBUM PLEASE CLICK ON MY FLICKR LINK BELOW:

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Some edited shots from Fridays session:

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QUICK FEEDBACK/REFLECTION OF THE SHOOT:

SO SO SO SO SO MUCH FUN! The third years were brilliant today! I could really see the characteristics of each individual come out during the shoot and the props, faces and weird things that they did to represent themselves were pretty epic! Some crazy and interesting personalities within the year and its ashamed it took me this long to get to know them =( 2 weeks before they have to leave to graduate!

In terms of directing all I had to do really was to explain to them that it was for the yearbook and that they should strike a pose that reflected there personality and that they would want fellow peers would want them to remember them by! In terms of equipment for my I had to use a studio chair to stand on (which was slightly dangerous) to shoot some of the taller lads so I could get a eye level shot so maybe next time consider some sort of suitable ladder appropriate thats a little safer!

Meeting with Tom Hoare & Rachel King – Project # 5

The meeting today with Tom and Rachel went well , we arranged for the sessions to take place on Tuesday 6th May:

– 11am-1pm

– 2.30p,-4.30pm

Tom and Rachel outlined that they wanted the images to be humorous and fluid, they wanted the their year group to be remembered through there personality – similar to the way I had taken the ones for Vis Lit.

Tom mentioned that we may possibly need a sweep up session for those who might not turn up later in the week and we agreed Friday would be a good day for this.

Other important things that were discussed:

– The print deadline was fast approaching so images needed to be edited as soon as possible.

– Image could be left unsized for Tom to play with on the templates

– Rachel mentioned that there would be cake nearby to prompt third years to come to the session slots.

– Images are wanted in black & white.

Client brief feedback email… Project #4

Once images were edited I got the all-clear to upload them onto flickr the link is available on the previous post to this one. So it has been a few weeks now and I received informal feedback via the Facebook platform from the Director Kieran Chauhan as to how my images turned out and also some formative feedback via email from the Touch Rainbow producers that I have been liaising with:

In terms of formal feedback I have received the email shown below by the Touch Rainbow producers that I have been liaising with heres the feedback that has been given to me (I must say I’m pleased with this email I have received):

 

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I also asked Kieran whether there were any other location shoot opportunities going in the near-future and he said he would keep me informed as too whether he or any of the network of people he knows would need a onset photographer.

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Client brief Project # 5 – YearBook portraits 2014

Today I was contacted by Tom Hoare (A third year student) who is in charge of this years yearbook production. Below is a copy of the email that I have received from him outlining his request for me to do be apart of the production through photograph’ing the entire year groups portraits. Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 18.08.33

Tom has seen the portraits that I had produced as apart of the Vis Lit module and wants to know whether I can photograph the third year portraits in a similar way. I have acceoted to take on this client brief and already have the technical skills to produce these images and edit them to a high standard therefore the actual shooting stage of this will not take as long as it did last time in the Vis Lit module. I

have arranged a meeting with Tom and Rachel (another third year) to discuss further when to organise the students within certain tim slots so that they can have there photography taken, along with discussing how Tom and Rachel would like me to edit and pass the images onto them.

 

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