Agency name Black n’ white
Model Penny Nakan
I will use a median shot for my front cover image,
because this will make the eye contact more effective.
The angle will be at eye line point of view. Therefore
my audience do not feel intimidated or inferior from my
Location Against a white wall. Preferably at St Marylebone
School, as this would be time efficient.
Lighting Natural lighting (sunlight) which I will edit in
Photoshop to add highlighting and shadows to the image
and background. I intend to enhance the model gaze to
match the colour format of my music magazine.
Ideally, the costume should be black and white to
complement the name of my music magazine; however, I
will edit this in Photoshop as I will convert the image
into black and white. No props are needed, except for
silver jewellery and make-up, specifically focusing on
the eye make-up.
Attempted connotation Connotation for this photograph will be that
celebrities are non-different from ordinary people.
They have the same features but everyone has their own
identity which they contribute to the society.
Therefore, this photo shoot will represent that
celebrities only have an eye for gossip and the
paparazzi, as this is their occupation.
Planned denotation Model will be in front of a white wall and her right
hand will be on her face, using her
thumb and index finger to circle her
eyes so she can see and her left
hand will be positioned on her chin.
I got this idea from Katie Waissel
from the X Factor. I decided to use
this gesture because it attracted me
instantly and my target audience
like this photo shoot of Katie
Waissel, therefore this will appeal to my audience.
The weather does not affect my photo shoot, however, if
the model is absent, my contingency plan is to use
Jamila Hamze as she is my substitute for this photo
Positioning on front
I will position this image in the centre of my front
cover. This will be the focal point and it will attract
my target audience immediately. This will make the
front cover effective and will improve the impact of my
Details of editing I will convert the image into black and white in
Photoshop, where I will enhance the images by editing
the highlights and shadows. I will also add shadow in
the background to make the photograph look professional
and realistic. This will contrast and make the
editorial pillars and explanatory text stand out.
Thinking points Rule of thirds, challenging/abiding conventions.
Created by Rita Sharma at St Marylebone School 2010