Emerge Progress Report 3

Finished editing Amanda Lang’s photoshoot. Did all my editing in  Lightroom so I didn’t have layers. I used couple of presets I have already created so they have a more casual look to it.

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Doll House Gallery Show

My first gallery show at  the heart of Toronto’s Historic Distillery District. Visit ARTA for more details.

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The dramatic arts have always been prominent in Toronto. From Broadways to musicals. Living in the big city I often feel being controlled by social norms. Like a life size doll performing on the stage called Toronto.

 

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Airport Photo Shoot

Emerge is a magazine that the 4th year Media students at the University of Guelph-Humber produce. I got assigned to do the photo shoot for the airport story. The story is to clarify some misconception about the airport. And explain to people how airport procedure actually gets done behind the scene and how as travelers we can make that process smoother. I planned my photo shoot late at night because there are less people and I wanted the airport to have a more deserted feel to it.

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Emerge update #2

I can honestly say I have not start anything for Emerge. I attended all the meetings for emerge and I have an idea of what the art directors want for the magazine. However, I have been in contact with both of my writers and they both haven’t start their stories. I even went to see them physically yesterday and still… Nothing. I have edited the big photo shoot of everyone involved in emerge last night.

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My works for the final show is halfway done. All I have to do now is continue my concept.

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Toronto prides itself in its dramatic arts, theatre and film locations. The doll house series remind us how it feels like sometimes when living in the big city. There are many unfamiliar social constructed behaviors and rules that restrict one's freedom. In today's society, it is easy to get lost and be turned into a puppet, a follower

– manipulated by media and social structures.

A woman's physical appearance is highly valued in North America. Media are constantly photoshoping images of women and men, making them look more perfect each time. Someone once said, “we ever noticed the beauty, because we were too busy trying to create it.” Perfection is never enough. Even a doll have its imperfection.

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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.

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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.

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