What I did to investigate lighting techniques.- Take a photoshoot using dramatic lighting.- Use a black background and a white background- Use different angles to see what would relate better to my music magazine.
The diagonal lighting enhances the lighting in the face and creates a soft shadow on the image. This makes it look natural. For an acoustic artist this would work very well. I took these two images to show the studio partly not just my model on the background. This gives it a relaxed effect.The images I took in the studioshow the conventions of lighting. Itried several directions of lightingto try emphasize the girls face andher innocence.These are several things I couldinclude on my cover photo. Thelighting on these images have beenpositioned on diagonals.
The Photoshoots- Throughout doing the photoshoots I think that the white background is more effective but for my front cover I shall make the lights brighter to have a more striking effect and use the softer lighting for the smaller stories. This can be used to introduce an act such as an acoustic performer.- The harsh lighting would be good for bands and more rock/metal however the soft lighting would be good for the softer music such as acoustic, quiet relaxed music.
My Magazine Photos- After taking the photographs in the studio I have planned to use a white background with strong lighting for my cover photo. This is then going to draw the attention to the model if the photograph is bold. The outfit I have chose for my model is red therefore if I have strong lighting and a red outfit this will draw the eyes of the target audience and the readers into buying the magazine.- For my contents page I am going to add several images from my shoot with fair harsh lighting. Aswell as that I am going to add some location photographs of another model that I am going to use for my double page spread. These will bring variety to the magazine and entice people to read further into the magazine.