Selecting and Constructing photography for the music magazine
I looked at a series of websites to find appropriate professional photography that I could use in my magazine. This is because: I need to have lots of options for what to use in the magazine. I need to have plenty of variety that helps to represent my music scene accurately.
I like this one because of the expression in the subject’s face. It’s not serious and gets across that the band he’s in is ‘fun’ It could be used for an inset photo, a pop-up figure. If photoshopped, could also be a cover. It would influence the design of the page by making sure the colour scheme fits around it, for example you could make a box red or black to match his clothes. It might have been created by a music photographer.
I like this one because it gives you the feeling of being at the show, the bright lights in the background give a very realistic visual effect. It could be used for an inset or a double page feature of the band, or alternatively a secondary lead. It would influence the design of the page by It might have been created by basing the rest of the features on the page around this main photo.
I like this one because of the fact it’s totally not serious- it gives off the vibe that the band are up for having fun. It could be used for a cover photo, although perhaps it would be more suited to a cover if it was in colour. Maybe a secondary lead or as an inset. It would influence the design of the page by possibly having all the other photos in monochrome. It might have been created by a professional photographer, and an editor.
I like this one because of the facial expression in the subject, it gets across the aggression in the band, and their live show. It could be used for an inset photo, or a secondary lead. It would influence the design of the page by possibly making the designer include other photos of the same show. It might have been created by a professional photographer.
I like this one because It could be used for a It would it’s really elaborate and magazine cover, a influence the design of the unique looking. The double page feature, page by the indirect mode of contents insets, a way the band is address adds to the feature about the band. in water- if it mysterious vibe the was a double water gives off. page spread the whole thing could be ‘water’ themed. It might have been created by a professional photographer and artist.
I like this one because it It could be used for a It would captures the intensity double page feature, influence the design of the and energy of the an inset photo, or a page by making band’s live show. secondary lead. sure everything is in proportion so the picture doesn’t look to big or small It might have been created by- it was taken by the photographer in the copyright watermark.
I like this one because It could be used for a It would of the confrontational cover photo, as it has influence the design of the expressions in the the classic page by fitting band’s face, and the ‘confrontational’ the colour way the background expressions. scheme to the has been chosen to Alternatively an inset colours in the look similar to the or secondary lead. photo, or contrasting band’s clothes. them It might have been created by a band photographer working for a magazine for a cover shoot.
I like this one because it It could be used for a It would has the crowd in the double page feature or influence the shot and shows how a live review, or design of the ‘epic’ the show is. possibly a secondary page by lead. maybe matching the colour scheme to the colours in the photo. It might have been created by someone at the show who was taking photos for a company or magazine.
Here are some more photos and graphics that might help me to establish the overall look of my magazine…
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Photography useful for a Photography useful for a front page might be: contents page might be: Artists in dramatic poses that ‘Mugshots’ of the editor for focus on their character. the editorial ‘Pop-up’ figures that are cut ‘Framing images’ that help to out at the bottom create a shape that the Unusual designs that can be contents can work around used as album covers and Close-ups of instruments, adjusted in Photoshop clothing etc for features with Close-ups and medium close- a special focus ups for secondary leads More band and artist shots Live shots, stage shots and Drawings and designs that poster-style shots represent artists / ideas Backgrounds and textures Unusual designs that can be used as album covers and adjusted in Photoshop
Photography useful for a ‘Framing images’ that help to double page might be: create a shape to work around Shot series’ that show Drawings and designs that various poses and represent artists / ideas expressions Artists in dramatic poses that Wide angle shots that help to focus on their character. create mood / atmosphere and highlight setting Unusual designs that can be used as album covers and Long, loosely framed shots adjusted in Photoshop making maximum use of mise en scene Close-ups and medium close- ups for secondary leads Fun or story-relevant inset shots of the artists Live shots, stage shots and poster-style shots Many of those also relevant for the other pages such as… Backgrounds and textures
Professional Photographer - http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/ BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) - http://www.bipp.com/ A Google BJP (British Journal of Photography) - image search http://www.bjp-online.com/ for ‘Photo Ami Barwell (Rock n’ Roll Photographer) - Shoot’ with the http://www.musicphotographer.co.uk/ word Graham Smith (Music Photographer) - Rock/Indie/Pun http://www.grahamsmithphotography.com/ k etc. in front Michael Williams (Photographer) - of it can also provide good http://www.michaelwilliams.co.uk/ results. Dazed (& Confused) Digital - http://www.dazeddigital.com/Music/Default.aspx
CG Textures - http://www.cgtextures.com/ Filter Forge - http://www.filterforge.com/ Mayang - http://mayang.com/textures/ Free Textures - http://www.freetextures.org/ Texture King - http://www.textureking.com/ Background Labs - http://www.backgroundlabs.com/ Vector Art (geometric shapes which can be used for graphic features) - http://vectorart.org/ How to make vector art - http://www.melissaclifton.com/tutorial- vector.html
99 best designed album covers - http://inspiredology.com/99-best-designed- album-covers/ Top album covers - http://www.topalbumcovers.com/ Top 50 album covers - http://www.ugo.com/music/best-album- covers