Emerge Toronto Personal Progress Report 1

I recently have the opportunity to collaborate with other students from the Media Studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber to produce a multi-media conference. This conference will consist of public relations students planning and organizing the actual conference; Digital Communication students in charge of apps, social networks, websites and video; journalism students producing the magazine and image arts students provide the lighting techniques and images. It is meant to be a collaborative project and in hopes that we will all work together.


So far, I have been given the role of Photo/Layout Staff. I am not sure what that means as of yet. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with the journalism students and they have set their stories in motion. Some interesting topics were:

  • Hipster Identity
  • Behind the scene of Airport workers
  • Fashion around the world
  • Kid’s opinion of what they want their future to be
  • Old technology

A Facebook group was also created to increase communication between everyone in all the streams.

I posted a blog about hipster inspired by yesterday’s meeting; produce a graphic photo to go with my article

(click here to see the post).

Here is a list of all the things I thought about or do for a photography project. There is a myth that photographers just click a button. There is a lot of thinking and planning that goes on before the final image is produce.

Progress for my personal photography:

  • Recently produce a photo for the Radix on sexuality.

Progress for my final show:

  • Found my model
  • Found my designer
  • Finish my concept for the photo shoot
  • Did a test shoot to visualize the poses that I want my model to do
  • Research on past doll like fashion photography
  • Think I might change my light background to dark instead
  • Research on the screw I want to photo shop into my final image
  • Was in walmart looking at frames for my 2 images for the school’s gallery show in case they don’t provide
  • Designer have send in her dress to be made on 02/06/2013 should be done by next week.
  • I am not sure I will have my final images done for the school gallery show in Feburary due to the timing of the dress making, but I have shoot another model with the same concept as my back up

I hope this helps anyone out there doing a creative project. Thinking and planning beforehand help catches you when you run into problems.