How to plan…
Inform my magazine
Decide on genre
Flat plan of
Make front cover
You must include the key
Main Image (with sub images if you choose);
Coordinated and consciously chosen colour
• Consciously chosen fonts
• Magazine Tagline.
Flat plans of your front cover,
contents and double page spread.
• It is important you have a starting point
for your product.
• Mock up, by hand, what you think these
will look like.
• Discuss them on your blog and do some
audience initial feedback.
Planning the photo shoot.
Agency name–Name of photography studio Model–Whoever your main image is.
Camera height/angle/distance- Headshot, preferably in a high angle. Direct eye
gaze with camera. Face on the right side of frame in order to follow reader’s natural
Location–At home, in front of a white wall in order to resemble studio environment.
Lighting–Picture to be in black and white, therefore bright flashlight in model’s face
in order to create highlights, dark shadows included.
Mise-en-scene (Includingprops/costumes)-Model to be in a white shirt to blend in
with background and increase use of white space. No other props however, except
maybe Ray Ban sunglasses if decided no eye gaze directly to camera is more effective.
Attempted connotation-Eye contact with camera suggests personal connection with
reader. Image to be in black and white to set a tone of tradition and style. No props
indicates cover artist is fully exposed in the magazine and is not ‘hiding’ behind
anything. Planned denotation-Masthead ‘Voice’ immediately indicates the magazine is
to do with music and singers/artists/bands.
Contingency (in case of model absence/weather)–If my dad becomes unable to
model, I would either use my mum or my camera self timer and take pictures of
myself for the cover, since we’re the only people who reside in my home, where the
shoot location is. Alternate angle–Low angle head shot, instead of high. (This could
illustrate superiority of artist). Titled angle of camera to suggest distortion (could
reflect a singer’s life).
• Wherever you are planning on doing your
photoshoot, you MUST complete a risk
• This shows the examiner you are serious
about what you are doing and you know
what you are doing.
Risk assessment example.
Getting hit by a car when crossing the road to get
there or in the car park.
Be observant. See if any cars are pulling out of
spaces in the car park and check the road before
we cross, if any cars are coming then wait for
them to pass.
Slipping on the polished floor.
Wear shoes with grip and act sensibly.
Knocking equipment over.
Ensure that equipment is organized and not
spread out. Be observant.
Tripping (either on the way there or in the
Walk sensibly, be observant and avoid unsuitable
Falling when using the stairs.
Use the banisters and walk sensibly.
The flash could accidentally be on and hurt my
Check that the flash is turned off just before
Tripping over equipment. This could harm a
person and/or the equipment.
Keep all equipment in one place and ensure that
when possible equipment is in its case/bag. Be
On the way there we could bump into other
people, who are using other areas of the sports
Be observant. Use the other entrance to the
sports centre if the front entrance is crowded.
We should give visitors the ‘right of way’ as they
are paying to use the facilities.