Photoshoot – Test shots This was one of the first images I took on the Photoshoot. My main aim was to get images that reflected the bands fun personality; seriousness was out of the question! This image isn’t busy enough, the expressions are too plain and the overall image just doesn’t work for me. This image is a completely different approach compared to the image on the left. This is more the style I was aiming for. Busy, fun, adventurous. I decided that I wasn’t too keen on having one member ‘out of the group’ as it seemed to break up the busy atmosphere below.
This was a follow up of the previous image., however this time I got all of the members on the sofa, which made the photo look really cramped and overall, uncomfortable. It was uncomfortable for the band and a good image couldn’t really be achieved. Before this image I had completely ignored the background! The plain blue background is defiantly an improvement to the image.
This image is the start of my more successful images. The layout of the members gives a more professional effect. The added props add fun, along with the expressions. I had another play around with the layout of the band. I decided to stick with this layout as it looks slightly more professional.
I chose a typeface which would be easily related to rock music. The decaying/urban style of this font was the perfect example. I was influenced by Kerrang!’s use of a skyline and decided to use one in my final product. I feel it again, helps to draw in the audience.
I decided that the blue background was not conventional of a rock magazine, and did not work very well. I did want to have some colour on my front cover, to help increase it’s appeal. The blue is neutral and is a very bright, eye catching colour, which also contrasts with the yellow.
I wanted the cover lines to be very bold, so I dramatically increased the size.