Advanced Studio Practice 2B – Test Shoot 5

Outcome 3 – Record of substantial body of work


The aim of this shoot was to begin capturing images to a magazine standard which represented the ‘real’ beauty of people without any post-production. I selected the magazine images (poses/expressions) of which i was going to parody (Vogue, April 2015 issue) so that i could show the model how i wanted to present her.

(magazine references found in research folder, outcome 1)

I booked the studio and a model for a 4-6pm shoot. However the model did not show up. Therefore i cancelled the studio slot and i am going to re-arrange with another model in order to meet my aims.


I have arranged to shoot another model on Thursday – 19th.

The aims of this shoot were the same. However i did not manage to meet them all.

I managed to capture images which represented the awkward poses within magazine shots however the quality of the images could have been stronger; this is due to my focus and sharpness.

They are also not of a high standard and were limited within the poses due to not having a studio environment for full length shots. I used a plain wall and a portable flash gun and soft box which has caused harsh shadows upon the wall which takes away a magazine standard image.

My aim is to book a studio and re-create the images and further specific parody shots in order to capture my message thoroughly. This will allow for better quality light and more experimentation with the models and poses.

UPDATE 31/03/15

After meeting with a professional local photographer today and discussing feedback on my work i have decided to re-direct and develop my idea.
As discussed Ewelina used here still looks too model like therefore my images aren’t expressing the issues i’m trying to explore. I need to use real people, not a young skinny girl. As well as this i need to create emphasis on the ‘real people’ concept. Therefore i will be using older models in a domestic environment; onesies, scraggy clothes, pinnys, oven clothes ect whilst parody poses from magazines are modelled. I will light in a fashion style and hopefully create a series of portraits which represents the issues related to how women are falsely represented in the media.


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Olivia Bates

My aim is to delve in to the alliance between fashion and people so I can explore the link between the subjects in order to communicate my image I have the ability to approach any difficult situation and solve any problems to find resolutions in order to work efficiently. I can manage situations, communicate honestly and have a trustworthy manner as I am expressive and take no nonsense which allows me to get the job done. Please contact me at; and visit my website;

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