To take my practice images I used a Sony DSC-W320, 14.1megapixel shown below. I then edited the images using‘picture editor’ I used contrast, highlights and shadows to makethe images stand out and brighter. So that it can be easer toput any colour I would like for my cover lines and master head.Shown below are pictures of the camera I used, to take thesepictures of the camera I used my Sony Ericson mobile phonecameras.
Some images I took for my music magazine draft From these images I could only use one of the images as my front cover as the other ones were not focused enough, for example her face and eyes were not focused enough to use as the front cover. Therefore I may use one of these images on my contents page.
My first draftof a magazinecover on ‘fireworks’ I firstlygot an imageof thebarcode onGoogle, Ithoughthaving one incolour wouldbe differentto just havinga black andwhite one. Ithen mademy coverlines thesame colour. Ididn’t like thisbecause theartist was notfacing thecamera.
Second round final image, for my music magazine cover. For these images I liked the lighting on them, also the colours show very well. For these images I used ‘photo editor’ for lighting and making the background darker so that the cover lines and master heads show up clearly also the images are focused. Also the image on the left relates to my master head ‘Echo’ well as it looks like my artist is screaming.
For my double page spread for my main artist.Photographer onthe left andartist on theright-
I merged the colourand the black andwhite image intogether, as I likedboth of them Idecided to add somecolour into the blackand white image, alsothe Mc Donaldspackaging colours arebright – this image isrepresenting the artistto still do normalthings even if she isfamous.
The making of my front coverTo improve I have to fillout the black spaces.To do this I need to dosomething with mytitle ‘Echo’ then I haveto add more imageswhich will show whatwill be on the contentspage.
This NME music magazine of the solo artist FlorenceMachine really stands out, from the image being veryfocused as she looking into the camera, to the maincolours being red, white and black.
For inspiration to the creation to my contentspage, I have looked at the NME contents pagemagazine and I would like it to have a newspaperlook to my Echo music magazine , as I want it tolook different to most music magazines, alsoadding a modern look to newspapers. Also thelayout is clear.
The making of the contents pageTo create my contents page I usedMicrosoft publisher. I think thelayout I want to go for is going toapply to teens and young adults.
The making of my double page spread ArtistEditor & Artistartist