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STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY 2.0
EDITORIAL SHOOT FOR RE-EDITION
PRIOR TO THE SECOND SESSION OF STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY, THE BRIEF WAS AVAILABLE ONLINE, WHICH LISTED THE 3 MAGAZINES WE COULD CHOOSE FROM, AS OUR GROUP DECIDED TO FOCUS ON FASHION EDITORIAL MAGAZINES, I CREATED A MOODBOARD FOR RE EDITION AND ONE FOR ID TO HELP US CHOOSE WHICH MAGAZINE TO FOCUS ON
from this we chose re-edition as we found the images and shoots to be more artistically interesting. we then each chose a colour to create an outfit around: linking each colour to an emotion, and deeper still linking the emotions to social media and how various people present themselves on social media.
to prepare for the photoshoot we then created various mood boards together to show various research to go alongside the individual concept boards we created.
we then went on to shoot the images,
we were sharing our studio time with another group which meant that we had to manage our time effectively to ensure that we did not overlap into their shooting time, also throughout our group of 3 we all inputted into the moodboards and planning that was created prior, which meant that we could all help out directing the images throughout the 3 looks.
as we also each modeled.
in reflection of this workshop, i feel that our concept was strong and that i would enjoy further expanding on our concept and putting together an article or actual pages of an editorial that this content could feature in, as this was one of my most enjoyable workshops. i would love to do more of this in my development as i particularly enjoy styling and putting garments together and conveying a whole message through a still image. therefore i would like to focus on a similar shoot for MY development but further push my boundaries. i found throughout this session that i enjoy creating a whole image, from the hair and make up and the styling of the outfit, but also ensuring that the background gives the viewer more and more things to look at, which is why in the future i plan to shoot not only with backgrounds but with the model being more interactive with their surroundings.
FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECOND STYLING WORKSHOP, FOCUSED ON EDITORIAL IMAGES. I CREATED A PHOTOSHOOT FOR BEAUTY PAPERS MAGAZINE THAT DEPICTS AN IMAGE OF A MORE REAL 'MOODY TEEN' RATHER THAN the 'typical' fashion models. this fits with THE concept of beauty papers that celebrates realness. this shoot highlights an alternative reaction to the PRESSURES AND EXPECTATIONS OF WOMEN FROM VERY EARLY ON IN OUR SOCIETY. IN TERMS OF SHOOTING THESE LOOKS, I FOUND It THE MOST CHALLENGING YET, AS I HAVE NEVER HAD MAKEUP BE THE MAIN FOCUS OF MY IMAGES BEFORE WHICH MEANT I HAD TO CHANGE THE LIGHTING PHYSICALLY IN THE STUDIO MORE THAN I HAVE BEFORe. AND ALSO IN POST PRODUCTION IN LIGHTROOM AS I WANTED THE GLITTER AND MAKEUP TO STAND OUT WITHOUT ALTERING THE APPEARANCE OF THE MODELS TOO MUCH IN TERMS OF MAKING THE IMAGES REALLY DARK. my final outcome was an article for their magazine, i put my own twist on this as i find it difficult to find example articles from them online and feel that they could expand on their online articles in the future.
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