Unit 57: Photography and Photographic Practice
Task 3 Selection of final images & review
Aim of Shoot
I was trying to achieve a photos that I could
use for the poster to advertise Salford Quays.
Description of shoot
This is one of my favourite images
from my shoot because you can
see it has a strong leading line.
I wanted to do it outside for natural
light but I have edited the lighting
so it stands out more. It was in
Salford Quays and it was at the
beginning of October 2013.
I crouched down to take this
image so that I could make the
lines appear to converge I have
used shallow depth of field. The
settings I used are 1/200 seconds,
f/5.3 and ISO – 1250.
I chose this image
because I really like the
combination of colours
and the mottled effect on
the trees. These colours
pick up from the block
paving. This image is also
rule of thirds on the right
and it has a leading line I
edited it to make more
rule of thirds and
changed the colour to
stand out more.
I edited this image but the only
thing changed is the colour.
The reason I chose this was
because I liked how there is a
strong leading line and the
tracks seem to disappear into
distance. Also it was shallow
depth of field. I changed the
colour because with the
original image I didn’t feel
anything from it and once I
edited it, it stood out more and
meant more to me.
I chose this image because
you know it is in Salford Quays
and I am creating a poster
about Salford Quays. It made
more sense if the image was
rule of thirds so I can write
about Salford Quays on the
left. Also I like this image
because everything is in black
and white except the deck
chair which stood out more.
I don’t like this image because
there is no focus and this couldn’t
be used for the poster. We were
trying to do a leading line but the
poles weren’t straight. It would be
better if we can focus on one thing
such as the building, pillars, etc…
This image is good because it has
a rule of thirds but it doesn’t make
sense. How is this relevant to
Salford Quays? I don’t feel
anything from the cone. It doesn’t
make people feel that ‘wow’,
‘that’s amazing’ feeling. Also it is a
I don’t like this image because it
doesn’t look like I have intended
to take it but there are some good
things about it such as rule of
thirds and leading line. It’s not very
This was my original poster, I chose this image because it uses rule of thirds so I can write
on the left and the chair says where is it from. I thought the font was good because it goes
well with Victorian theme and also it is red to let them know it is Christmas theme. The font
of information looks good because looks like Victorian and it is a nice writing. And the
colour is black. However it is old fashioned and it is aimed at children and adults but mostly
children. Children wouldn’t think it is a fun Christmas market because the poster doesn’t
look exciting. Also the information includes too many words and wouldn’t attract people
and they might not get chance to read it all especially as the text is too small and plain
black. So I have made changes such as the title, the font is same but I needed to make it
stand out by putting black outline on it which stands out even more. Also the information
has less words and all you need to know where is it, when is it and find out more
information, this will attract more people to it as they will be more interested. You also need
to know what it is. I decided to change the font to be more Christmassy and the font looks
more for children because it is larger and easier to read. I put ‘Free Entry’ and ‘Victorian
Carousel’ because they will know what is there and this may persuade them to visit. I
changed the colour to red and green to make more Christmassy as these are traditional
Christmas colours. The information of where and when information have the same font but
are in a different colour which is black to show that it is for adults also and not just children.
I am happy with my new poster because it does stand out and doesn’t have too many
words which might have put people off. Less writing means more people will read it, it
stands out more and looks interesting which attracts more people from my target audience
to come to the event or read the poster.
Aims for next project
I learnt how to use rule of thirds effectively to create a positive image.
I also learnt how to use leading lines and create a good depth of field
by using my camera manual settings. I took a lot of images and some
I wasn’t happy with however I used lots of techniques in Photoshop to
manipulate these and make them more focussed and for my Salford
I will consider the settings in more detail if I did this shoot again
because some of them are not appropriate and did not work. I would
make sure I will focus more clearly and next time I could do more
rules of photography rather than just rule of thirds and leading lines.
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