Major Study Ideas, Or: Feeling Colour Feelings

In the spirit of sharing the creative process, I’m going to divulge the holiest of holies: major study ideas. Tonight I got home from an assisting job and jumped straight on the Pinterest, keen to soak up some pictures. I don’t know how it happened. All of a sudden I had a Major Study folder, and had gathered 83 reference images, and had a vague concept.

This concept is currently being articulated as: a modernist hard edged take on Tim Walker-cum-Paolo Roversi, crazy shapes, motion blur, single colour images in pastels and reds and whites, studio fashion/beauty/portraits with blank expressions and awkward poses.

Yeah!? You getting me? No? Okay. It makes a pretty picture in my head, but in words it’s not quite so elegant. Let me tell you how it’s told best: photos! Editorials pulled from all over the place to form a big, bad mood board. If you steal my idea, I will falcon punch you. Or maybe I will just make a pouty face at you and talk about you behind your back. I’m totally kidding, that’s ridiculous. Sharing ideas! Yay!


Choosing Images for an online Portfolio

The dilemma – what to choose? How to represent your work whilst you are still a student? How to pick images you wouldnt want to cringe at when you see your own work in two years? Yeesh, I do that at pictures I’ve taken a month ago.

To keep things coherent, I’m going to have to choose images which fit together visually and thematically. Easy, right? Wrong.

I might group my images into Fashion Folio 1, 2, and a specific Beauty category. The beauty category is going to sit empty for a while, until I can take some really strong, well lit beauty shots in the studio which may well be part of my major study project this year.

I have a few images I can use for the fashion folios, and hopefully will have a much stronger folio by the end of the year after completing my major study and fashion assignments.

Fashion Folio 1 will be fun, bright, and eccentric:


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Adele Cochrane PhotographyPortrait Assignment_0164 as Smart Object-1 Adele Cochrane PhotographyFashion Folio 2 will be dark, sombre and minimal.

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