Specialist Techniques & Process 3 – Professional Practice


Working with the class/group and collaborating through the Art school, we worked with the first year Media Make-up students. We photographed over a 2 day period photographing images to meet their brief assignment. In groups we set up studio cove so that all lighting settings and composition was the same. We did this both days by metering and moving the lights and by use of a tripod and a stool.

In turns we photographed each make-up look as it was ready on the day, one after the other. On the second day we took the information of the make-up artists and the models (they modelled for each other) we got them to write down their email. We then asked their tutor for the names of the artists and models for each photographer. All the information got muddled up however we managed to sort through the emails and pass the images on.

Upon the second day we selected the best images of each shoot and sent the original files straight to their tutor through we transfer for assessment. We then went home and all chose our favourite images, edited them up and sent them off to the right people.

I photographed 4 different looks. The theme was based around fairies. For each look I selected the best 5 images to give to the artists. I touched up any small adjustments like lose hairs within the air. I gave the artists and the models the images with and without watermarks and sent the files to them through We Transfer. Within email I stated that I asked for credit when posting the images and that they do not edit or alter the images themselves as it may tarnish my reputation.

Overall I believe the shoot went well, due to the models been the make-up artists themselves they were shy and nervous therefore I made sure they were comfortable and made them pose simply, just by tilting their heads, lifting their shoulders, and looking within different directions.

I am happy with the outcome of the images and enjoy working on creative collaborations. I gave my information/business cards to the artists and will hopefully be working together within the future.




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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; livbates93@gmail.com and visit my website; www.oliviabatesphotography.foliohd.com

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