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Part 2: Professional Practice Statement of Intent 

Part 2: Professional Practice Statement of Intent 

For part 2 of the assignment for professional practice, we were asked to work as a whole class, where each member of the class was given a role to work on, on a project called Student Conference where we have to plan an event showcasing our course that is engaging, practical and organised by the students. Then after the day we had to evaluate and reflect on the day, this included our personal involvement and benefits personally achieved through this assignment.  For the second part of the project we have to create an image portfolio of 15 to 20 images that showcases our work to it best potential, as well as creating a moving image piece of a maximum of 2 minutes long that is a promotional self-promoting video of ourselves that achieves a professional quality. To accompany the portfolio of work we have chosen we will also have a portfolio review day, where a series of professional photographers will come and see our work and critic our images in a beneficial way to help us progress with our images making and as a photographer. The third and final part of this project is to do critical module evaluation of 750-1000 words talking about how this whole project has gone reflecting on each of the parts that also explains how you will put this learning into your own practice. This includes an overall summery of your module experiences and finally write the second part of the professional development log that will help me reflect on my second year at university. 

By the end of this project I hope that I have achieved the goals set by the assignment and have started to create a clear Idea on where I see myself focusing next year as well as after I finish university, using all the things I learn within these project to help me in the future and progress as a fashion photographer. 

To pass this project I need to:

  • Help plan and turn up to the student conference 
  • Evaluate and reflect on the student conference 
  • Create a digital and printed image portfolio of 15 to 20 images 
  • Turn up to the portfolio review day
  • Evaluate and reflect on the portfolio day
  • Write second Part of PDP 
  • Mind Map for moving image piece
  • Mood board/links of moving image pieces for my film 
  • Story board for moving image piece
  • Film for moving image piece 
  • Edit moving image piece on Premier pro 

I will also write an evaluation talking about my experiences throughout this module whilst talking about what went well, what I could have improved on and the learning I will take into my third year at university. 

When beginning to plan the Student Conference the class needed to not put off this work but to plan it straight away so that it is well organised, structured and planned to ensure it would provide an insightful day for others. Initially for the student conference I contacted:

  • Toby Cobley 
  • John Hazel 
  • Jon Conney 
  • Codie Hobbs 

I really hope this project goes well, that we are organised and communicate well as a group and that I complete everything that is asked of me by this brief and that by doing this assignment I will understand and have gained knowledge of the fashion photography industry and begin to understand where I might see myself within the industry. 

Client Brief Final Images 

Client Brief Final Images 

Here are the final Images for the project of Client brief. You will find all of these images printed out and handed in physically in a folder and digital on the classroom folders provided.

Number of Client Provided by PCA – 3

Number of Self Negotiated Client – 5

Client 1 – Image – Client Provided by PCA

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Client 2 – No Image as Assisting a fashion photographer – Self Negotiated Client

Client 3 – Image – Client Provided by PCA

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Client 4 – Image – Self Negotiated Client

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Client 5 – Image – Self Negotiated Client

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Client 6 – No Image as assisting on a school shoot – Client Provided by PCA

Client 7 – Image – Self Negotiated Client

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Client 8 – Image – Self Negotiated Client

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Overall Evaluation for Client Brief 

Overall Evaluation for Client Brief 

Looking back at the entirety of the client brief assignment whether that’s working with the clients through Plymouth College of Art, the clients I found myself, the research I have undertaken for each client, and or the editing of the images and the professional manner I believe I have used throughout this assignment, I have really enjoyed this assignment as it has given me the experience of what it is like to work with real clients and the amount of work you have to do for each one. Working with actual clients instead of just working on the briefs given to me by my lecturers gives you a wider experience of what working in the photography world would be like. For example, when working with real clients you might not always get along with the clients or the brief might not go as planned and in this situation, you need to still act in a professional manner and to find a way through. I think by doing this assignment It has given me a real look into what it will be like to be a commercial photographer in the industry of photography and what it means and what I should expect when I leave university. It has helped me understand what I need to do to get clients and how to work with them, instead of being blind sighted after university about how to work with clients etc. 

Looking back at the overall project I have really enjoyed my time with each client I took on I had new experiences and learnt new things about myself and the photography industry and after each client I was able to take the experiences I have learnt from that client and bring it to the next. Though at the time when briefs did not go as planned I was panicked and frustrated once I had calmed down and had time to find a way through it everything began to go smoothly again, I understood that not everything will always go as planned and I think this will help me in the future to be a better photographer and I will be able to understand the industry a lot better. I think that my favourite two clients I have worked with were Holly McGlynn as I love assisting Holly as I always have new experiences and she is happy to share her knowledge but to ask for my opinion too and I learn a lot about the industry I am most interested in, fashion photography. My second favourite was my final client which was a child photography shoot I loved assisting Megan on this shoot and I defiantly want to do more children’s photography shoots in the future and maybe bring fashion photography and children’s photography together and experiment with children’s fashion. I think this would be a fun experiment to see how that industry within photography works. 

After completing everything that I had set out in my statement of intent I think I have worked hard on this project to have clients that I would not normally work with and to push me and my thinking and experiences in different directions than I would normally go for, but to still create some interesting and creative images. I think that I have also developed my skills and techniques with each brief that will help me during the summer when I try and find more clients as well as in my 3rd year. 

Though I am very happy with everything I have achieved within this assignment and I did my best and acted professionally with each shoot I did there are somethings I would change. For example, I think I would work more on pricing each client and make sure I am not under- pricing myself, I would also try and get more clients within the fashion industry so that I can carry on experiment with my chosen subject as well as trying to get maybe one or two more clients because I think that the more clients you have the more experience you gain. 

Overall, I am very pleased and excited with how this assignment has gone as well as the final images I have produced. I am also looking forward to the next project, so I can use the skills I have learnt and develop them further.

Client 8-Self Negotiated

Client 8-Self Negotiated

Throughout this brief I will use the clients initials so that I stay within the new data protection laws.

The initials of this client is: KH

child’s Initials: AH

List of content on this Post 

  • Mind Map
  • Mood Board/Pinterest Board
  • Brief
  • Contact sheet
  • Edited Images
  • Correspondence between client and I
  • Invoice
  • Risk assessment
  • Feedback Form
  • Evaluation
  • Final Image

Client Brief 1 Mind Map 

Click the link to see the Mind Map:

Client 8 (Child Shoot)

Client brief 8 Mood Board/Pinterest board 

Mood Board

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Pinterest Board

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Brief 

Client 8 Child shoot 

Date and time of shoot 

3rd of May (14:30 – 16:30) 

Location Cove studio (Plymouth College Of Art)

Team list 

  • Photographer – Megan Tyler 
  • Assistant – Laura Stobart 
  • Client – KH
  • Child – AH 

This Brief for the child shoot was that the client wanted some interesting and fun images of her 2-year-old in a studio environment. She wants to have 3 – 5 different outfits – some normal clothes and some dress up clothing. The client also wants the use of props to keep the child entertained and happy. During this shoot I will be assisting Megan as she wants someone to help her with the lighting, camera techniques, talking to the client and entertaining the child throughout the shoot so that she can focus on taking the images. 

call sheet 

  • 14:15 – Megan and I meet 
  • 14:30 – We start setting up the studio 
  • 15:00 – Client arrives 
  • 15:10 – Make sure both the client and child are relaxed so that Megan can get the best images 
  • 15:15 – Start shooting 
  • 15:50 – Look though images so far and make sure everyone is happy with the images so far
  • 16:00 – Carry on shooting 
  • 16:25 – Start Packing up equipment 
  • 16:30 – Wrap up of shoot 

Equipment 

  • Camera 5D Mark 3
  • Sky port 
  • 4 Lights 
  • 2 Soft Boxes 
  • Tripod 
  • Reflector 
  • Balloons 

 

lighting setup 

Here is the light setup I have created just in case Megan needs some inspiration in how to setup the lighting on the day. By having this ready if needed I will have an idea of a lighting setup that should work during this shoot 

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Assisting 

  • Act Professional during the shoot 
  • Make sure the child and client is at ease and happy throughout shoot 
  • Ask people if they want anything to drink 
  • Help with lighting and camera if asked 
  • If asked to give my opinion give it 
  • Always ask if photographer or client etc need any help 

Mood board
   

Client 8 Contact Sheets from shoot 

Here are my original contact sheets from the shoot, you will find the annotated contact sheets in my folder.

original contact sheets

ContactSheet-001ContactSheet-002ContactSheet-003ContactSheet-004ContactSheet-005ContactSheet-006Narrowed Down contact that where sent to client

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Edited Images 

Here are the edited images that Megan sent to the client on their request.

Correspondence Between Client and I

Here is the correspondence between Megan and the client as I was only assisting and second photographer on this shoot Megan did all the correspondence between the client. However due to me being very involved in the shoot Megan Kept me in the loop of the planning and asked me for my advise in planning this shoot.

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Invoice 

Here is the invoice for my 8th client. For this client Megan and I where payed for our services so in my invoice I put the price I charged. For this brief instead of charging the client I charged Megan as I was assisting her through this brief whilst Megan was payed by the client.

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Risk Assessment 

Before going on the shoot I filled out a risk assessment form so that I would be aware of risks that could come up during the shoot. That could effect myself, Megan, Child or client.

Click link to see risk assessment from:

Risk Assessment Form KH

 

Feedback Form

At the end of my brief I asked for Megan to fill out a feedback form so that I can learn from this experience and gain knowledge on how next time I can make the shoot better.

Click link to see Feedback Form:

Feedback Form Laura assisting on child shoot

Client 8: Child Photography Shoot Evaluation 

For my final client brief within this assignment I again assisted Megan. The brief for this shoot was that someone Megan worked with wanted some images taken of her 2-year-old daughter in a studio environment. She wanted these images to show off her daughter in a playful and fun light showing a variety of outfits some normal summery clothing and others princess costumes. I was looking forward to working on this brief as other than the school photography shoot and some experiments with family members for colour surge I have never done a shoot with children and it is a subject within photography I have always wanted to try but have never had the opportunity to do so before and I thought I would be better to assist on a child shoot first so that I can learn how a child shoot works and gain more knowledge about the subject without any pressure on me for the final results of the images. 

On the day of the shoot I met Megan outside of the ERC to collect all of the equipment for the shoot and take it to the cove studio so that we could setup all of the lighting and make sure it was perfect before the client turned up. Once we had the lighting perfect I then blew up balloons so that the child had something to play with during the shoot to make the shoot more entertaining for the child. After everything was read for the client the mum and the child turned up. Megan and I spent about 20 minutes talking to the mum and the child to make sure they were both comfortable with the shoot before any images are taken. My job during the shoot was to keep the child entertained and to make sure she smiled and looked at the camera, so that Megan can focus on taking images and changing the lighting when the child moved and if Megan wanted me to look through the images she has taken so far give my opinion on how they looked. When we first started shooting the child was very nervous and shy, but after the I got her to play with the balloons, talked to her some more and put some children’s music on she became much happier and was happy to look at the camera and have her picture taken. During the shoot there were 4 outfit changes so during that time Megan I spent time looking through the images and making any changes with the lighting that needed to occur. After all the outfits had been shot and we took some images of both the child and mum together Megan showed the images to the mum to make sure she was happy with them. Once the mum was happy with all the images Megan showed the mum and child the way out of the university whilst I started to pack up. When Megan got back we carried on packing away all of the equipment and then wrapped up the shoot. I was not part of the process of editing the images as it was a job Megan wanted to do on her own, however she did ask my opinion on the images she would be sending to the client and once the client replied back how the editing looked on the final images. 

I am pleased with how this shoot went and I think Megan is very happy with how the shoot went as well as the client. I think the images look very good and I don’t think the images look stiff or too over styled and posed I think they look very natural and playful and therefore meets the brief the client wanted from us exactly. I am very glad I got the experience of assisting on a child shoot and I think that both Megan and I acted in a professional manner and I know that Megan would be confident with me working on a shoot with her again. If I was to do a similar shoot again I think I would suggest that we should get a greater variety of props so that not all the images have balloons in them and so that the images look more different from each other. I think I would have also said that we should have taken a couple more images of the child and mum together to ensure they were both looking at the camera. But other than this I think the shoot went very well and I had a great time assisting on the shoot 

Here is the final image I have picked from this shoot as I think it meet the criteria of the brief exactly and shows the child in a playful manner. I also think that the lighting is very even in this images and shows of the child perfectly. 

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Overall, I am very pleased with how my final client has gone and I look forward to moving away from assisting on children shoots and experiment with my own. I think that I have learnt a lot form all the shoots I have done throughout this assignment and I think that I now feel comfortable that after this brief I will spend more time trying to find my own clients.  I think that I really want to try my own child shoot when I get the opportunity. 

Final Image 

Here is the final Image from the shoot that is upload to the folder on the classroom as one of my final images that was a client provided by PCA. You will also find this image printed and in my folder I hand in.

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Client 7-Self Negotiated

Client 7-Self Negotiated

List of content on this Post 

  • Mind Map
  • Mood Board/Pinterest Board
  • Brief
  • Contact sheet
  • Edited images
  • Correspondence between client and I
  • Invoice
  • Risk assessment
  • Feedback Form
  • Evaluation
  • Final Image

Client Brief 7 Mind Map 

Click the link to see the Mind Map

Client 7 ( Tasha’s Product shoot)

Client brief 1 Mood Board/Pinterest board 

Mood Board

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Pinterest Board

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Brief 

Client 7 Tasha Smith Shoot 

Date and time of shoot 

26th of April 10:30 – 12:00

Location – small product studio in commercial base room (Plymouth College Of Art)

Team list 

Photographer – Megan Tyler 

Assistant – Laura Stobart 

The brief for this shoot from Tasha was that she wanted simple images of her work that show off her products and her products alone. She also wants us to try a variety of different angles for each product so that she can decide which product looks best with which angle.  On the day she will give us between 10 to 20 products that will need photographing. 

Call sheet

  • 10:20 – Megan and I Meet 
  • 10:30 – Get all equipment for the shoot 
  • 10:45 – Setup Lighting 
  • 10:55 – Start shooting products 
  • 11:30 – Look through images to make sure all the images look ok and meet the brief 
  • 11:50 – Take down all equipment 
  • 12:00 – Wrap up of shoot 

Equipment

  • Camera 5D Mark 3 
  • Lens 24 – 105mm 
  • Sky port 
  • Reflector 
  • Small Product table 
  • Qudra kit
  • Qudra kits attachment 
  • 2 soft boxes 
  • 2 lightning stands 
  • Tripod 

Products 

  • Jewellery 
  • Boxes 
  • Shinny object ts 
  • Sketch books 
  • Paper 
  • Plastic works 
  • Fabric 
  • Fabric samples 

lighting setup 

Though for this shoot Megan will be in charge on how the lighting will be, I know she wants my help putting up the lighting and the best way to light each of the products. So, if she asks for my opinion on the day I will suggest a lighting setup like this. Which will hopefully show off the products in the best light. 

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Assisting 

  • Make sure to act professional throughout the shoot 
  • Help with anything the photographer wants 
  • Help move products and position products when and if Megan asks 
  • Give my opinion if Megan wants it 
  • Make sure the lighting is working with the products 
  • Make sure the next product is ready to shoot 
  • Make sure Megan is shooting portrait and landscape 

Mood Board 

 

 

Client 7 Contact Sheets from shoot 

Here are my original contact sheets from the shoot, you will find the annotated contact sheets in my folder.

original contact sheets

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Narrowed down contact sheets that where sent to the client

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Edited Images 

Here are the edited images that I sent to the client on their request.

 

Correspondence Between client, Megan and I 

Due to me assisting on this project I was not organising or messaging the client directly. However Megan was keeping me in the loop and asking my advise on various stuff about the shoot, throughout the organisation progress. I also went with Megan to meet up with the client to make sure we where all on the same page for the shoot.

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Invoice 

Here is the invoice for my 7th client. For this client Megan and I where payed for our services so in my invoice I put the price I charged. For this brief instead of charging the client I charged Megan as I was assisting her through this brief.

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Risk Assessment 

Before going on the shoot I filled out a risk assessment form so that I would be aware of risks that could come up during the shoot.

Click link to see risk assessment from:

Risk Assesement Product Shoot

 

Behind the scenes images 

Here are three images showing behind the scenes on this showing off how we lit and styled the products. It also shows some of the products that where photographed on the day

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Feedback Form 

At the end of my brief I asked for Megan to fill out a feedback form so that I can learn from this experience and gain knowledge on how next time I can make the shoot better.

Click link to see Feedback Form:

Feedback Form Laura assisting

Client 7: Tasha’s Advertising Shoot Evaluation 

On the 7th brief I worked on, I assisted Megan on an advertising shoot. For this brief a textile student asked Megan and I to take images of her work from her 1st and 2nd year. She had a variety of different products she wanted us to shoot such as Fabric samples and jewellery boxes, during this shoot she wanted about 10 different products shot. I was looking forward to assisting Megan and working on this brief as I had previously done my own advertising shoot with an earlier client and I thought it would be interesting to work on another advertising shoot to put my learning from the previous one into practice and to see how Megan might style and photograph these images. By doing this I might learn a new way of shooting products. 

Once Megan asked me if I wanted to help and I had confirmed my availability, she told me what she had learnt about the shoot so far and what Tasha had told her so far about what she wanted. We then met up with Tasha to have a meeting with all three of us so that we were on the same page on what she was expecting her products to looking like on this shoot and the types of products she wanted shooting after this meeting we had more of an idea of the style and types of images we would be taking. I also think that by meeting this client in person it was more professional and helped create a personal connection that communicating just by email does not. After we had finished the meeting the shoot was planned for the next day, so in the morning Megan and I met up and went to fetch the box of products Tasha left us and took them to the small product studio in the commercial base room, where this shoot would be taking place. Sadly, Tasha would not be able to join us on the shoot as she had lessons at the same time, however she had involvement in the meeting planning stage and in giving her thoughts on the mood boards we had created and was happy with the concept and what we had planned to do, therefore, she was happy and confident for us to style and do the shoot without her input. When we first arrived in the studio we setup all the lighting and made sure it was perfectly lit for the products Tasha had provided for us. We then looked through all of the products and decided the order in which we were going to shoot the products and how we might style each one. During the shoot we took it in turns to take images of each product whilst the other styled it. However, because Megan was the main photographer I did spend more time styling the products than I did taking photographs of them. Once all the images had been taken and we had a quick look through all the images to make sure we were both happy and confident that images would fulfill the brief we then packed up all the lighting and took the box of products back to Tasha. The next day I then made contact sheets of all of the images we had produced and both of us went through the images together to narrow down the images we would then send to Tasha so that she could pick the images she wanted Megan to edit. Once Tasha had picked the images I did not edit any of the images as it was Megan’s brief, but she did ask my opinion on the images and how the editing looked. 

Looking back at the brief I really enjoyed the experience I discovered a great deal about how difficult lighting certain products can be and that it can be a time-consuming process. I also discovered that if you keep experimenting with different techniques you will eventually get the prefect image you had in mind. I think that I acted very professionally throughout the whole experience and that I assisted Megan throughout the shoot well as I helped talk to the client and explain the types of images we could take for her. I think that Megan was impressed with my help throughout the experience and would be happy and confident for me to assist her again as we worked very well together and communicated well to style and create some intriguing images. 

Looking through all the image from the shoot that Tasha liked I think my favourite image had to be the once below as I personally think the images is very well lit and I love how you have the reflection of the product in the glass. I think this image works well and shows off the product in its best light 

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At the end of this brief though fashion photography is my main passion the more I experiment with advertising and product photography the more it grows on me and I think the better quality of images I take due to  the more experiences I have within this subject. For my next client though I look forward to trying something new and that I have never done before so that I can broaden my knowledge of the photography industry further.  

Final Image 

Here is the final Image from the shoot that is upload to the folder on the classroom as one of my final images that was a client provided by PCA. You will also find this image printed and in my folder I hand in.

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Client 6-Provided by PCA

Client 6-Provided by PCA

List of content on this post 

  • Mind Map
  • Mood Board/Pinterest Board
  • Brief
  • Contact sheets/Narrowed down contact sheet
  • Correspondence between client and I
  • Information 3rd years put on the drive
  • Invoice
  • Risk assessment
  • Feedback Form
  • Evaluation
  • Final Image

Client Brief 6 Mind Map 

Click the link to see the Mind Map:

Client 6 School Shoot Mind Map

Client brief 1 Mood Board/Pinterest board 

Mood Board

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Pinterest Board

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Brief 

Client 6 School Shoot 

Date and time of shoot 

Wednesday the 2nd of May 8:45 – 16:00 

Location – Studio (Plymouth School Of Creative Arts)

Team List 

  • Photographers – 3rd Year commercial photography students 
  • Organisers – 3rd Year commercial photography students and lectures 
  • Editors – 3rd Year commercial photography students
  • Assistants – Laura Stobart, Megan Tyler, Sophie Guilford 

Call sheet 

  • 8:45 – Meet everyone at the school 
  • 9:00 – go to the school and get the first lot of children then take them back after they have finished and repeat all day 
  • 10:30 – Break 
  • 10:45 – Start collection the children etc again 
  • 12:00 – Lunch 
  • 13:00 – Start collection the children etc again
  • 15:30 – Start packing up etc ready to leave when everyone is ready 
  • 16:00 – Wrap up of shoot 

Equipment 

  • No Equipment will be used by the assistants on the day as they will be taking children to and from reception 

Lighting setup 

For this shoot we will not be involved in the lighting setup on the day but just in case this changes this is how I think they might setup their makeshift studio on the day to make use of the time they have and to make sure the images and the running of the day goes smoothly.

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 Assisting 

  • Make sure everything runs smoothly 
  • walking the small groups of children with a teacher/ teacher assistant to and thro reception and the studio. (then back again)
  • Make sure all the 3rd years don’t need any help i.e. lighting, drinks, food, editing assistants 
  • Acting professionals through out the whole day with the 3rd years, lectures (When there), teachers/assistants and the children 

Mood Boards 

When I think of school portraits, I think of the classic images I had at school and with how the 3rd years have been talking about this shoot I am guessing that’s what they are planning to do too. Though I will not be holding the camera or helping with the lighting on the day I though having an idea of images on hand would be useful just in case things changed or they need my opinion on images etc.   

Contact Sheets 

Due to the 3rd years being in change on this shoot I don’t have all of the images from that day to make a full contact sheet. However, On the shared drive I did manage to find some of the edited contact sheets that the 3rd years will send to the parents, so that the parents can decided if they want to buy a print or not. These contact sheets below show the variety of different ages ranges we worked with throughout the day.

Yr10 ABCG - Abigail VincePurple Group tom suttonPurple Group - Yasmin Sinclair SmithLightroom (005 Orange group Anthony litoiu.NEF and 1 other)pre school bruno ugwuishiwuPreschool - Martha BosankoYear 10 abcg alexander rose

 

 

Correspondence Between Client and I

The arrangements for the school shoot was all done in person as the 3rd years on our course or our lecturers would give us the information we needed to known as required. Also when picking the dates we could assist our lectures told us to pick the dates we where available and add it to the rota on the google drive.

 

Things the 3rd years put on to the drive to keep us up to date with the week 

Rota(However on this rota they have put me down for Thursday only when I did ask to work on Wednesday for a full day) :

Click link to see:

ROTA FOR SCHOOL SHOOT 2018-2

Order form that shows us how the parents will chose an image they want printed.

Click link to see::

ORDER-FORM-2018

And finally the conduct explaining how everyone should act on the day, so that everyone acts professional and does they job they are there to do.

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Invoice 

Here is the invoice for my 6th client. For this client I was not payed for my services so in my invoice I put the price I would of charged them if it was a payed client.

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risk Assessment 

Before going on the shoot I filled out a risk assessment form so that I would be aware of risks that could come up during the shoot and be prepared to help if needed.

Click link to see risk assessment from:

Risk Assesment School Shoot

Feedback Form 

At the end of my brief I asked for the the lead organiser of the school shoot to fill out a feedback form so that I can learn from this experience and gain knowledge on how next time I can make the shoot better.

Click link to see Feedback Form:

CLIENT BRIEF 202 Feedback, Laura Stobart

Client 6: School Photography Shoot Evaluation 

For the 6th client I worked with for the assignment of client brief I assisted the 3rd years on their photography school shoot, where the money paid will go towards their end of year exhibition. During this brief we were asked to help the 3rd years with anything they needed us to do to help make the shoot go smoothly. I was looking forward to helping with this client as I have never assisted on a school photography shoot before, so I knew it would be a great experience to learn from and if this would be something I would be interested in doing again. 

During this brief we were given a Rota to write down when we would be free to help the 3rd years during the week they would be at the Plymouth School of Creative Arts. Due to the change of week the school shoot was going ahead I could only help on the Wednesday form 8:45 till 4:30. When we first arrived at the shoot none of the assistants were very sure on what they would be doing throughout the day, would we be helping with lighting, editing or photography? It turned out that during the day we would be picking up small groups of children with a teaching assistant or their teacher from reception and then taking them to out makeshift studio, then making sure they sat down in the right places whilst talking and entertaining them and when the 3rd years where ready taking them to a desk for their names to be ticked off to then get their photo taken. After the group of students had all had their photographs taken we would then take them back to reception and wait for the next group to turn up and repeat the process again. On the day we stopped for a break for about 15 minutes and stopped for lunch for an hour. The day was very busy as their where lots of children that needed their photo taken, I believe that one of the 3rd years said that during the day we had to take around 150 images. Throughout the day we had a mixture of age groups of students that needed their images taken from preschool to year 10 and some were happier with having their image taken than others. We finished taking images for the day around 4 and then we asked the 3rd years if there was anything we could help with before going, such as helping to pack up equipment. After we had help the 3rd years with everything they needed everyone then left. 

Looking back at the day though I was disappointed that I was not helping with lighting and photography I am pleased that I got to be part of this experience and that I got to learn how to organise a shoot like this and how much work goes into it. This will enable us to plan for next year when we will be organising this shoot and will enable all the current 2nd years that helped out during the week to have an understanding on how we can plan this shoot for ourselves in our 3rd year. Though I enjoyed the experience and it was very well organized by the 3rd years and it ran smoothly throughout the day. One thing that I did think could be organise a bit better was that we were not allowed into the school on our own as we do not have DBS documentation, so we had to wait in reception for the children to then walk them to the studio and some of the teacher assistants seemed very confused about what was going on and which student were to have had their photo taken. It would have helped if those of us assisting had the list of student that needed to be photographed that day as we were asked multiple times during the day which student they needed to collect or who had their photograph taking and we could not answer as we had no idea which student we were waiting for in reception. But other than that, the day went very well and If this shoot does go ahead I look forward to the planning and the week of photographing the students. 

Here is an image of a contact sheet the 3rd years then send to the school for the school to then send to the parents, so they can then decide if they want an image and if so which one out of the two. 

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 To conclude during this experience, I had a great time and learnt a lot about the planning, working with children and how much work goes into a school shoot by the photographers and the school. I hope to take the experience I have learnt from this day and be able to better plan my own shoots. 

Final Image 

Due to this shoot being led by the 3rd years and the second years only being assistants I don’t have a final image from this shoot.

 

Client 5-Self Negotiated

Client 5- Self Negotiated

List of content on this Post 

  • Mind Map
  • Mood Board
  • Brief
  • Contact sheet
  • Correspondence between client and I
  • Invoice
  • Risk assessment
  • Feedback Form
  • Evaluation
  • Final Image

Client Brief 5 Mind Map 

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Bright Lake Consulting Prints Mind map

Client brief 5 Mood Board

Mood Board of my images

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Brief 

Client 5 Bright Lake consulting 

Date I was given the brief 

28th of march

Date the brief ends 

18th Of April 

Team List 

Photographer – Laura Stobart 

client – Bright Lake Consulting

For this brief given to me by Bright Lake Consulting I was asked to find two of my images that would work well in an office environment. The business wants 2 prints both different sizes to liven up their office space. They want two very different images one a detail shot and a fashion image that does not have the main focus on the models face. 

Call Sheet 

  • 28th of March – Create mood board of images that could work 
  • 31st of March – Start finding images to create contact sheets to send to the client 
  • 2nd of April – Send contact sheets to client 
  • 9th of April – Received the contact sheets again with images they like 
  • 12th of April – Resend contact sheets with only Narrowed down images left 
  • 13th of April – Client tells me which two images they want and the size of the images 
  • 15th of April – Start editing and resizing images to meet the client criteria 
  • 17th of April – Send final two images to client 
  • 18th of April – Make sure client is happy with the two images 

Equipment 

  • Photoshop 
  • Email 
  • Phone 

Dates I meet the client in person 

  • 29th Of March 
  • 5th Of April 
  • 13th Of April 
  • 18th Of April 

Working with a client 

  • Make sure to act profession whether that’s in person, over the phone or by email 
  • Make sure to sound interested and happy about the brief 
  • Make sure that the client is happy 
  • Be happy and available to talk to the client at any time 

Mood Board 

Here is a mood board of some of the images that when I first heard the brief I thought could work well in the office space. These are four images I will put into the contact sheet to show the client; however I do know that the client might not pick any of these images but it’s a good starting point.     

 

Client 1 Contact Sheets from shoot 

Here are my original contact sheets from the shoot, you will find the annotated contact sheets in my folder.

Original Contact Sheets

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Narrowed Down Contact Sheet

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Correspondence Between Client and I

The correspondence done between the client a I was all done in person and on the phone. As I thought this would be a professional way in which to sell my prints and hopefully make them want to buy more prints on the future.

Invoice 

Here is the invoice showing the amount of money I charged my client for the two prints

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Risk Assessment form

Working with this client I did not have to do risk assessment form because I was not doing a photographic shoot with him I was just selling the client two prints that I edited and sized to their request.

Feedback Form 

At the end of my brief I asked for the costume students to fill out a feedback form so that I can learn from this experience and gain knowledge on how next time I can make the shoot better.

Click link to see Feedback Form:

Feedback Form BrightLake Consulting Ltd

Client 5: Bright Lake Consulting Evaluation 

For this brief given to me by Bright Lake Consulting I was asked to find two of my images that would work well in an office environment. The business wants 2 prints both different sizes to liven up their office space. They want two very different images one a detail shot and a fashion image that does not have the main focus on the models face. This again was a paid client brief and I was delighted to find out that someone wanted two of my images to put in an office environment and that they wanted to work with me to find these images. 

This client was very different to the other clients I have had so far as part of the brief was not me photographing a model or products and I was not assisting anyone. This meant that I did not have any experience on how to go about this brief. After the client had got in contact with me I created mood board of images I thought might match the brief given to me just to get my thought processes working and so that I could start thinking of all the shoots I have done in the past. After the mood board I created a contact sheet of a variety of different images that I thought matched the brief and sent it to the client, sometime later the client got back to me saying which images they did not like and the images they liked. This started the processes of narrowing down my images to find their favourite two. Next, I sent back another contact sheet of images minus the ones turned down so that the client could take time deciding which images they liked. Later the client got back to me with their final choice of their favourite final two images. After commissioning me for these two prints I then sized the two prints to the precise size and also did some more editing to the two images to make sure they were perfect to send to the client. Whilst editing the images I also added my initials to the bottom part of each image so that they would only be able to use the two images for prints, but also because I was sending them digitally for them to print they would not be able to credit the images to someone else. After sending the images the client seemed very happy with the final two images they have received and said they are sure they will buy more prints from me in the future. During this brief most of the communication was over the phone or in person I though by doing this it would be more personal and professional to meet me and talk to me in person, rather than just having everything over email or text. 

When reflecting on this brief, I think I acted professionally throughout the experience and the client seemed impressed and pleased with the final outcome I think I have also gained in confidence whilst working with this client because of the face to face nature of the contact. I think that by working with this client I will hopefully get some more commissions for my work and that they will promote my work with other businesses and next time I will know how best to behave during the time with the client. If I was to work with this client again I think the thing I would have done differently is that maybe I should have offered to print and frame the images for the client and then send them the final prints, instead of sending them by email. I think that I also might have spent a bit more time with the client to make sure I fully got to know the client and what they wanted but, also to ensure I used the experience to its fullest. Saying this there were many things I think I did right such as always acting professionally and communicating well with the client and that I was confident to meet up in person and answer their calls when they wanted to clarify things. 

Here are the final two prints the clients chose, my favourite image has to be the one of the model’s back. I love the colours used within the image and I think that the first image is more my style than the one of the guitar. However, I do like both of these images they are just very different from each other. 

 

At the conclusion of this brief I am pleased with how it has gone and have gained considerable experience about how to sell prints and work with clients in a professional manner. I look forw ard to doing many more shoots to produce some more interesting images to sell. I hope that the next brief I have goes as well as this one did. 

Final Image 

Here is the final Image from the shoot that is upload to the folder on the classroom as one of my final images that was a client provided by PCA. You will also find this image printed and in my folder I hand in.

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Client 4-Self Negotiated

Client 4-Self Negotiated

List of content on this Post 

  • Mind Map
  • Mood Board/Pinterest Board
  • Brief
  • Contact sheet
  • Edited images
  • Correspondence between client and I
  • Invoice
  • Risk assessment
  • Feedback Form
  • Evaluation
  • Final Image

Client Brief 1 Mind Map 

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Client Brief 4 (Lucy Moss)

Client brief 4 Mood Board/Pinterest board 

Mood Boards

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Pinterest Boards

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Brief 

Client 4 Lucy Moss 

Date and time of shoot 

26th of April 17:00 – 19:00 changed to 9th of May 17:05 – 19:00

Location – Cove Studio (Plymouth College Of Art)

Team List 

  • Photographer – Laura Stobart 
  • Assistant – Megan Tyler 
  • Client – Lucy Moss 
  • Stylist – Lucy Moss 

The Client, Lucy Moss, asked me to take some images of her graphic design pieces in a creative and modern style that would hopefully stand out to other graphic design images out there. Lucy was really excited about this shoot and was very keen on being part of the shoot; making sure the images looked the best they can and helping to style the images to her liking. By her wanting to be involved in the shoot I think this gave me a more of an idea on what types of images she wanted and so far has been well plan with lots of one to one meetings 

Call Sheet

  • 16:50 – Megan and I meet 
  • 17:05 – start setting up the studio 
  • 17:20 – Lucy Moss arrives 
  • 17:30 – start shooting 
  • 18:00 – All 3 of us look through images to make sure they are ok 
  • 18:45 – Look through images once more to make sure we are not missing anything ad we are happy 
  • 18:50 – Start packing up 
  • 19:00 – wrap up of shoot 

Products 

  • Prints 
  • Books 
  • Booklets 
  • Records 
  • Typography 
  • Packaging 
  • Calendar cards 
  • Sketchbook 

Equipment 

  • Camera 5D Mark IV 
  • Lens 24 – 105mm
  • Product table 
  • Skyport 
  • 4 Lights 
  • 2 soft boxes 
  • Tripod 
  • Reflector 

Lighting setup 

As I have not photographed many products before I knew this shoot might be be a bit of a challenge and out of my comfort zone. But I knew if I created a lighting diagram I could then look at on the day I would be less stressed and could focus on getting some great images for my client. 

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Ideas for some images 

Due to Lucy giving me a good idea of the types of images she wanted and that we created a mood board together to make sure we are on the same page, I have a good idea on how I can style the products along with Lucy. I’m thinking that with some of the products I will try taking them at weird angles that are not normally seen or maybe even move the products in an obscure way that will help make the image interesting and unique. 

Mood Boards 

This mood board will really help me during the shoot as its some images me and Lucy picked out together. this will also mean if I get stuck on ideas I can look back and be able to come up with new ideas.

    

Client 1 Contact Sheets from shoot 

Here are my original contact sheets from the shoot, you will find the annotated contact sheets in my folder.

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Narrowed down contact sheets that where sent to the client

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Edited Images 

Here are the edited images that I sent to the client on their request.

Correspondence Between Client and I

The client and myself decided that for this brief we would do all the correspondence in person or over the phone. We thought that by doing this not only will this job seem a lot more involved and personal. We would also be on the same page for the style of imagery we where expecting from this shoot.

 

Invoice 

Here is the invoice for my 4th client. This brief was not a payed job, so in my invoice I put the price I would of charged if it was a payed client.

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Risk Assessment form 

Before going on the shoot I filled out a risk assessment form so that I would be aware of risks that could come up during the shoot and harm myself , the client or my assistant.

Click link to see risk assessment from:

Risk Assesment Lucy Moss

Feedback Form 

After the shoot was completed I asked Lucy to fill out a feedback form so that I can learn from this experience and gain knowledge on how next time I can make a shoot similar to this better.

Click the link to see assessment from:

Feedback Form Lucy Moss

Client 4: Lucy Moss Evaluation 

The brief for the shoot with Lucy Moss was that she wanted her graphic design pieces such as Books, Prints, typography and sketchbooks photographed in a studio environment in an interesting and intriguing way that might stand out from other graphic design photography out there. I was really excited about this brief as I don’t do much product photography and I thought it would be a great way to experiment and try out other subjects within photography and also because I really like this clients graphic design work and loved the opportunity to photograph her work.

I found that whilst working with this client the planning and the actual shooting went very well because we live together we were able to spend lots of time creating mood boards and talking about the ideas we both had for this shoot because of this the communication between the two of us was very good and we both understood what each of us wanted out of this brief and the images that needed to be created. The first shoot we were meant to have had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and because of not all of the products where not all ready to be shot. So, we had to delay the shoot for another time because we both wanted the best out of this experience and did not want to rush the process when not everything was ready. By the time the shoot finally occurred I had decided that it would work best if I had an assistant to help me during the shoot, therefore I invited Megan to join the team. Megan and I went to the studio first to set everything up ready for Lucy to arrive with all the products. Once everything was setup and the client had arrived we got the first product ready and the process of shooting each product began. After a variety of different products had been shot and the client and I where happy with the images I had produced during the time in the studio Megan and I packed up. The next part of this brief was for me to go through all the images a discard the images that hadn’t worked. After finding all the images that worked from the shoot I made a contact sheet of all these images and gave them to the client to look through. This enabled my client to pick the images she wanted me to edit. Once she had decided the images she wanted I then spent around 4 hours editing all of the images and making the images perfect to then send to the client. After sending all the final image to the client and finalising that we were both happy with how the images looked the brief was completed. The client has said that in the near future there will be some more products she would like me to photograph, which I will be happy to do. 

Looking back at this brief I think it went really well and I have got some great images from the shoot. I think during this brief I have acted professionally and produced a series of images that matched the brief the client gave me. If I was to do this shoot again I think I would have book a bit more time in the studio so that I could spend a little more time on each product so that I could really experiment with each one by getting different angles and styling techniques for each. 

Though many images turned out well during this shoot there were images that did not work as well, and it was a great learning experience as I do not work with products very often. Most of the images I found that did not work during this shoot was because of the exposure as I really struggled in the beginning to find the right lighting for each product and that not all of the positioning and angles of the products worked. But I think you have to try lots of different techniques some might work some might not before getting some intriguing images. Here are some images that did not work.   

Though a few images did not work there where many that did, and I think I showed off the products in a great light, this could have been because of the angle of the camera I used for that product or how the product was styled. Here are two images I think worked well.   

Out of all the images I took my favourite images has to be the image below as I love how this image has been styled and the colours used within the product and the colour of the background all work well together to create and interesting and unique image. This image will be the final image form this brief. 

464A4614 vs2.jpg To conclude this brief this project has to be my favourite brief other than assisting Holly McGlynn I really enjoyed trying a different subject within photography as I know that as a photographer you can’t always take the jobs you like and sometimes you have to do ones you are not as keen on. I would be very happy to do work with another client who needs their products photographed. So that I can experiment more with the idea. 

Final Image 

Here is the final Image from the shoot that is upload to the folder on the classroom as one of my final images that was a client provided by PCA. You will also find this image printed and in my folder I hand in.

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Client 3-Provided by PCA

Client 3-Provided by PCA

List of content on this post 

  • Mind Map
  • Mood Board/Pinterest Board
  • Brief
  • Contact sheet
  • Edited Images
  • Correspondence between client and I
  • Invoice
  • Risk assessment
  • Feedback Form
  • Evaluation
  • Final Image

Client Brief 3 Mind Map 

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Client 3 (Costume shoot)

Client brief 3 Mood Board/Pinterest board 

Mood Board

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Pinterest Board

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Brief 

Clients 3 Costume students 

Date and time of shoot 

22nd of May 8:45 – 10:45

Location – Cove Studio (Plymouth College Of Art)

Team List  

  • Photographers – Laura Stobart and Megan Tyler 
  • Model – Mark 
  • Clients – Jessie Nelson and Leah Olden (Year 2 costume students)
  • Costume designers – Jessie Nelson and Leah Olden 

The brief, given to us by the costume students, was very non-specific – they just told us they wanted some images taken of their two costumes with the same model and with a white background. All they said about the two costumes was that Jessie was in the style of tudor/indian men’s wear and Leah’s was in the theme of water men’s wear. They also said they wanted the model to look very dominant so having arms crossed etc. So, for this shoot Megan and I have a lot of freedom to experiment with two interesting costumes. 

Call Sheet 

  • 8:45 – Megan and I meet 
  • 9:00 – Start setting up the studio and camera 
  • 9:20 – Jessie and Leah turn up with costumes 
  • 9:35 – Model arrives 
  • 9:40 – Model put into first costume 
  • 9:50 – We start shooting 
  • 10:20 – make sure client is happy with the images so far, if so change model into next costume 
  • 10:25 – Start shooting again 
  • 10:40 – Make sure second client is happy with the images
  • 10:42 – Start packing up 
  • 10:45 – Wrap up of shoot 

Equipment 

  • Camera 5D Mark IV 
  • Lens 24-105mm 
  • Lens 80mm
  • Skyport 
  • reflector 
  • 4 lights 
  • 2 soft boxes 
  • Tripod 

Lighting diagram 

Due to this shoot being in the cove I can really create the lighting setup I want that I think will work the best with the clothing both consume students bring. The lighting setup I picked I think will show off the clothes well whilst also distributing the light between the 4 lights the best to show a white background.

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 ideas for some images 

The costume students stated that wanted to get across was their outfits but also dominant posing. So, the first types of images I plan to take will hopefully show this. Maybe I will do some images looking up to show that the model is more dominant or have the model’s arms crossed or on their hips. 

Mood Board 

Though I am not sure what the costumes look like yet, they have told me the theme of the outfits so I have done an internet search on the style of clothing to see what I could find. I think the images I have found will give me an initial idea on how to pose the model in this style of costume. 

  

 

  

Client 3 Contact Sheets from shoot 

Here are my original contact sheets from the shoot, you will find the annotated contact sheets in my folder.

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Narrowed Down contact sheets that was sent to the client

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Edited Images 

Here are the edited images that I sent to the client on their request.

 

 

Correspondence Between Client and I

Here is the correspondence between Megan, the two costume students and I. I felt that making a group chat was the best way to go as it meant everyone could see the plan and state if they had any objections about the shoot with everyone so that some people are not left out of the loop in what is going on.

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Invoice 

Here is the invoice for my 3rd client. For this client Megan and I where not payed for our services so in my invoice I put the price I would of charged if it was a payed client.

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Risk Assessment form 

Before going on the shoot I filled out a risk assessment form so that I would be aware of risks that could come up during the shoot and harm myself , Megan, clients and Models.

Click link to see risk assessment from:

Risk Assesemnt Costume Student

Feedback Form 

At the end of my brief I asked for the costume students to fill out a feedback form so that I can learn from this experience and gain knowledge on how next time I can make the shoot better.

Click link to see Feedback Form:

Feedback Form Costume Students

Client 3: Costume Student Evaluation 

For the third client I worked in collaboration with the second year costume students. This brief was given to us by our lecturers we were asked that if we were interested in this brief to put our names down on a sign- up sheet. We were then put in to groups of two, this meant that during this project there would be two photographers so that we could plan and help each other out on the shoot and take turns taking images. The brief given to us by the costume course was that they wanted some images taken of the costumes they have just made for their project in the theme of either under water, earth, air or tapestries. 

I found this brief very open as the two costume student we were allocated only said they wanted studio images showing the male model in a dominant pose. This open brief meant that Megan and I could really experiment during the shoot and with the help of the costume students to come up with some great images. Though I found the communication between our course and the costume course very wanting, with Megan and I not even sure if this client shoot was still going ahead we finally got the names of the student we would be working with and their emails  just 3 and a bit weeks before out deadline. This meant that planning and trying to organise and find a date we could all do before all of our deadlines was very difficult as there was not much studio space available. Luckily we did manage to find a time we could all do and the shoot went ahead. On the day of the shoot Megan and I met up and got out all the equipment we would be needing for the day and setup the studio before the costume students arrived. Once they had arrived we did a briefing to make sure we were all on the same page on the type of images they wanted from this shoot. After the briefing the model turned up and changed into the first outfit and the shooting began I started taking images first and with the help of the costume student and the model we came up with posing ideas we could try that would work well with the outfit. When the first outfit was done and the student and I where happy with the images the model changed outfit and Megan took over with the other student to take images as well. When all the images had finally been taken and all of us were satisfied and pleased with the images that had been produced the model and the costume students left and we packed up. 

After the shoot we went into the mac suite and created contact sheets to send to the costume student so that they could deiced on the images they wanted. When we finally got a reply from them a couple of days later with their favourite images we began to edit the images to ensure that these images would show off the costumes in the best light. After around 3 hours of editing and sizing of images to their specification, we then sent the images back to them. 

Looking back at the shoot though I think it was a bit rushed because of when we received the names and emails of the students and how much studio availability there was so close to the deadline. However, I do think we managed to get some great images of both costumes and both of the students seem to be pleased with the images we have produced for them. Megan and I also offered to take some more images of their costumes after the deadline if they wanted to try some different styles and positioning of the model whether that would be in the studio or on location.    

If I was to do this shoot again I would have defiantly had more time to plan and talk to the costume students to get a clearer idea of what they wanted from these images and what style their costume were following. Maybe if we were given the names of the student as soon as we were given this brief, in our pairs we could of asked the students if they wanted studio or a location shoot and what they were expecting from the shoot instead of the break- down of communication that occurred between the two courses. Though not everything went to plan there where things that went right I think that Megan and I worked well together to plan and execute this shoot as well as communicating with each other and our two costume students. I am also very grateful the amount of time Zephy and Eleanor spent organising the two courses and working out which students will go with which photographers and that they were keen to stay in the loop with how the planning and our shoots were going and offered help if we needed it. 

From all the images from the shoot the favourite image I took is the one below I think It shows off the costume in a great light and I think it matches what the brief from the student was very well.  Though I don’t think it’s the best image I have ever taken I am happy with the image I have produced. It was also a new experience as this was the first time shooting a male model that was not part of a workshop so it was great to try something new and experiment with both the model and the costume together.

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Overall I am very with how this brief has gone and have learnt a lot for the experience and I would be happy to work with the costume students again and experiment more with the designs they create. I am also pleased with how well Megan and I worked together and I am sure we will work together again in the near future. 

Final Image 

Here is the final Image from the shoot that is upload to the folder on the classroom as one of my final images that was a client provided by PCA. You will also find this image printed and in my folder I hand in

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