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Magazine Photography Analysis and Research

  1. 1. Photo Analysis and ResearchMusic Photography
  2. 2. Magazine Photography Billboard Magazine The colours used are bright. The Adeles hair colour photograph of contrasts with the Adele is in thebackground of black. This centre. It is a mid makes the image stand shot which out and catch the shows that the readers attention. magazine wants to focus on her and only her. The magazine front cover has a futuristic theme to it. This shows that the magazine is The make up which is used modern, fresh and on Adele is simple, yet new. elegant. It emphasizes her eyes and she is not shown as wearing “too much” make up. This makes the image simple, yet effective. It stands out but it is not in your face. This is an effective image as it tells the readers who the main article will be about, it also makes the magazine stand out compared to others. The image is bright, colourful and also playful- not serious.
  3. 3. Magazine Photography Q Magazine The make up used on this imageThis was a controversial is dark, sexy and smoky. Thisfront cover for Q. Many makes the image very dark. people did not like this Cheryl Cole is trying to look likeimage as Cheryl Cole is a rock star who are the people not the sort of usually focused on in the celebrity/artist who magazine. would usually be on Q magazine. The body language of This image is very provocative. Cheryl Cole how she is It would appeal to people who licking her finger also like Cheryl Cole, especially emphasizes how the men. However, it would not magazine is using this appeal to people who read image to portray Cheryl the magazine for the music – Cole as sexy and not the good looking artists. provocative which would appeal to some of their audience.
  4. 4. Magazine Photography Trace Magazine This image is new andmodern. It does not have the This image has not cliché photos of been seen anywhere females/males which are else, this would usually found on the front appeal to the cover of a magazine. audience and would stand out on the shelf of other magazines.The artist has covered half her face in white with extravagant eyelashes. Shedoes not have a bright lipstick on, it is a natural colour. This The image catches makes the image different the readers eye. It is and unique. bright, unique and it also tells the reader that the magazine will be like the image. The image is a mid shot of the artist. There is also a very small amount of writing around it which makes the image the centre of attention. For the magazine, this means that the image has to be creative and stand out from other magazines. This image has done that by being different, using simple colours but still making them effective.
  5. 5. Magazine Photography Clash MagazineThe focus of the image is the The image is very effectivemodels bright, neon blue hair. as it catches the readers This sets the background eye through the colourscolour for the front cover and and the simplicity of the stands out to the readers. photo. It also shows that the magazine is different to others. The image is a close up of the models face. She has purple lipstick on to contrast with the bright blue hair. This relates to The model also is wearing the strap line of the headphones which show that it magazine “The future of is a music based magazine music?” as the bright colours and alien-like – look are very futuristic The magazines name is “Clash” this image is effective in representing that through the clash of coulours of bright blue and purple lipstick.
  6. 6. Magazine Photography Spin MagazineThe image reflects the The image is of the artist who artist of fun and looks like she is jumping colourful which is like around or at a party. This her music. reflects the type of music the magazine includes which would appeal straight away to their target audience.The image is playful. Theartist has green hair and purple lipstick which is also the colours shown on her clothing. This is effective as it is not The image is veryboring or dull, it is bright effective as it reflects which appeals to the the type of magazine reader and would and uses a creative make them smile. “spin” on what a usual magazine front cover image would have.
  7. 7. Magazine Photography Complex Magazine This image is contrasting and Justin Beiber is known as the would get people talking“pretty boy” with good looks. This about it. It is different and image takes his usual look and unique and would stand out.shows him beaten up, and not as The colours used are simple pretty as he can be. This shows such as blue, white and black. another side of Justin Beiber and The blood coming from Justinis also a contrasting image which Beiber stands out over his whitewould shock/surprise the readers. shirt. The shot looks like it is a moving shot. The reader looks at the magazine as The front cover has no writing if they are the one in the apart form the title and the strap fight with Justin Beiber. line. This makes the image the He does not look like he centre of attention which would is posing for the camera. be the first thing the reader sees. IT This is a modern would instantly tell them who is technique which the going to be the main feature in magazine have used the magazine. and would appeal to the audience.
  8. 8. Magazine Photography W Magazine The image is modern andelegant. Christina Aguilera is usually shown as a provocative and racy artisthowever in this image, whileit is still provocative, it is very romantic. This is shown through the red roses and The magazine is both innocent facial expression about music and style. she has. Christina however is not wearing clothese still shows style through her hair style and her body position which would The colours are very chic appeal to their trget and subtle. Greys, whites audience. and blacks are used and then the roses are bright red which stand out and would catch the readers eye. Comparing to the Q magazine photography of Cheryl Cole, which was almost cheap and too provocative. This is more subtle and romantic and does not although Christina is naked and only covered with a sheet it does not come across as cheap. This appeals to the readers as they do not feel like they have to buy the magazine just because of the image.
  9. 9. Magazine Photography NME MagazineThis image is not as effective asthe previous ones. There is a lot The facial expressions are of text covering the image serious, they are not fun or making only their faces clear. playful which is not usually what NME have. They are known for bands that create excitement however this image is dull and boring. The image places the band members in order of importance from back The colours of the image are to front having the lead only black, whereas the text singer at front whilst the around and on top of the other members are in the image is bright green which is background. more appealing and eye catching than the image behind it.
  10. 10. Magazine Photography Spin Magazine The image of the band The colors are bright looks like they are and contrasting. The jumping out of the bands all have magazine. This is different colours that entertaining, modern do not go together, itand eye catching for the is mixed up just like reader and would rock music.instantly make someone pick up the magazine. The image is a There is no text moving shot which covering the image means it doesn’t which shows the look posed, it looks importance of the like they are image of the band. jumping right at you which is not usually found on magazine covers.
  11. 11. Magazine Photography