Analysis Of A Magazine
Key terms of magazines
High key lighting: High key lighting is a style of lighting which is used for photography or film. the aim of high key lighting is to provide the viewer with good feelings.
low key lighting: the intention of low key lighting is to make the photo look dark by adding effects like shadows.
key lighting: key lighting is a lighting that highlights a specific feature.
issue: the issue is a number given to the magazine when each magazine is released.
skylines: the skylines are information panel and it is placed on the front page of the magazine which the readers what stories are inside the magazine.
Masthead: A masthead is either the name of the magazine or the name of the company that created the magazine and the masthead is the main title on the front cover of the magazine.
Dateline: The dateline is the date and year of when the magazine is written or when the magazine came out.
Main image: The main image is the biggest picture on the cover page of the magazine and that is the one that catches the attention of the reader.
Selling line: The selling line is the description of the title line of the magazine it very short and describes the title line very well.
Cover line: the cover lines are the short statement that are found on the cover of the magazine it describes the article that are inside the magazine the cover lines are similar to the subheading.
Bar code: the bar code is there to be scanned then to see the price of the magazine.
Double Page Spread Analysis
Portrait Photograph Analysis
Cynthia Morris Sherman also known as Cindy Sherman was born in New Jersey at January 19, 1954 she is an american photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits.
this is a picture taken by the photographer Cindy Sherman and it is a medium close up and the picture of the photographer Cindy Sherman wearing a hat and make up on her face and looking right at the camera the background of the image is black so it bring out the colour and the make up on cindy’s face out more and the picure like most of Cindy’s work it is black and white which make the image eye catching to people who see it.
this is an image of the photographer Cindy Sherman and it her wearing a jacket and a scarf that look like is getting blow away by the wind and the background is a tall building and the picture is taken from the neck up and it looks like she is look at something in the distance and the picture is in black and white.
this is a picture of the photographer Cindy Sherman and it her wearing a red and yellow and it look like she some kind of make on her face and also she is holding a cigarette and a drink and also the picture is take from a medium close and also it looks like is she is looking something at the left side and also the background is a dark green and the picture is in colour.
Mario Testino was born in October 30th 1954 and he is Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer. his work has been featured intentionally in magazines like vogue, v magazine, vanity fair, and GC.
this is a pictures of Cara Delavigne and it is taken by the photographer Mario testino and the picture shows Cara looking in to the camera and it is a close up of here face and her big hair and the background all white the picture itself is in black and white.
this is a picture taken by Mario testino and it is a picture of Ryan Gosling and it is a medium long shot picture and it it looks like that Ryan is sitting down and having a conversation with a shadow the background is white and the picture is in black and white.
This is a picture by Mario testino and it is a picture of him and it is a close up of him smiling and looking at the camera and he is wearing a black shirt and the background is white so it bring out the other colours the picture is black and white.
Steve McCurry was born February 24 1950 he is an American photographer that has worked in photojournalism and editorial. he is best known for the picture he took in 1984 Afghan Girl which appeared in national geographic magazine. Steve is a member of magnum photos.
This picture was taken by Steve McCurry and it is a picture of a man smoking a cigarette warn a helmet and covered in dirt it is a close up of the mans face and he is looking directly at the camera the background can’t be seen because it has been blurred out so the camera can focus more on the man.
This is a picture taken by the photographer Steve McCurry and it a picture of a young boy wearing a red cloak and a brown shirt underneath the cloak he has a string around his neck and he his directly staring at the camera and it is a close up and the background is blue but it look blurred.
This is a picture taken by Steve McCurry and it is one of his famous portrait known as the ‘Afghan Girl’ and it was taken on 1984. The Girl is wearing a brown scarf her hair is showing she is looking right at the camera and it is a medium close camera angle and the background is blurred so it more detailed on the girl’s face.
Aerial shot: an aerial shot is taken from a birds eye view point which the sky.
close up: a close up is a shot taken part of the body.
establishing shot: it establishes the context showing where and when the film is set.
extreme close: it is a shot taken from an extreme angles focusing on the person eyes or face.
long shot: a shot of a person showing the whole body from head to toe.
low angled shot: a shot of person from below looking up to make look threatening or powerful.
high angled shot: a shot of a person from a high angle to make them seem vulnerable.
medium close up: a shot of a person from the mid chest.
medium long shot: a shot of the person from the waist up.
point of view: a shot of what the subject can see.
rule of 3rd: a concept in video which production in which the frame is divide in different section.
tilting: it is movement that scans the scene vertically.
two/three shot: it is a shot that include two to three people.
What I have learned while doing this project is that there are a lot of camera angles used while taking a picture of someone for a magazine I also had to research and learn some of the key terms for a magazine cover like the masthead is the name of the magazine or the name of the company that created the magazine I also had to analyse the front cover of a magazine and research what goes on the front cover of a magazine like what images can be used how big does the font have to be.
I also had to research the double page spread of a magazine and analyse what goes on the double spread like how big the image has to be or what image has to be used for the double page spread.
Another thing I had to analyse was the work of some photographers so I had to analyse some of their pictures like what camera angle did they take the picture from why did they take that picture and what does it represent and I had to analyse three pictures from three photographers I had to also to look at some of the magazine created by Birmingham Living Magazine and look at how they structured the front cover so like how big the font is the images they used how they structured the whole magazine and I also analysed their double page spread to see how they structured the double page spread.
After that I had to create a front cover and a double page spread of my own for the Birmingham living Magazine so I had to think about the image I have to take and use front cover and also I needed to think how to structure it and for my double page spread I had to think about the image and I also had to research the topic I wanted to write so I had to do a research for a movie so I had to look at websites that looked at movies. After I researched the topic I had to write it down then after that I needed pictures for both the front cover and the double page spread so I had to get picture of the movie I was reviewing for the double page spread and also had to an image for the front cover.
After I got the image I had to use Adobe Photoshop so I can crop them or resized them so the front cover was the first one I had to do so I had to get the Birmingham Living magazine title and I had to crop the background out of that and then I had to put the image in there but first I had to crop it and the all I had to do was add the other subheading and the cover line the double page spread was the second one I had so I had to get the image that was the background and then I had to add the topic I researched about to the double page spread and then I got some more images then I had crop those images and then I uploaded them on my double page spread.
Double Page Spread