Thursday, 3 April 2014

Merchandising

We are moving onto the section on merchandising and advertising using photography. In class we talked about different examples, and here I thought I would just show some examples that I think do a good job of showing off the product that is being sold, and why I believe that it is well executed. 

I don't own, I didn't take, and I don't know who did take any of these pictures. 


One example we talked about was wedding dresses, and how different means are used to sell to different demographics. So I decided to start with a wedding dress ad. This is an ad for a dress made by designer Alfred Angelo. Here is the dress that is supposed to be Cinderella's. It is whimsical, and the dress seems to blend in with the fog of the background. Fog, typically is used to call to mind mystical stuff. Her body is angled to draw the eye down along the length of the dress, while the glass slipper in the background just reemphasizing which dress this is supposed to be showing. The model is pretty but not pretty enough to over power the dress, only enough to enhance the elegance and simplicity of the dress.


I saw this one and it made me laugh. At first glance its kind of a confusing picture, but once you look at it, it makes sense. They are saying that schick razors can handle even the hairiest of legs, leaving them baby smooth. The image is simple, the lighting makes the whole scene very understated, but the message is clear. Its not lewed, but still appeals to women's drive to be clean shaven and attractive. 

I liked this one, mostly cause this is the type of blower my family uses. So powerful it will blow the words right off the page. Its simply, its eye catching, the black and white background makes the orange on the blower pop that much more. 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spring Break!

Here are some pics I took over spring break, none with my fancy camera as I still don't know how to use it, but with my iphone as well as my little point and shoot one.
 This was taken up at Bridger Bowl somewhere
 Another Bridger Bowl
 On the Road back from Helena
 Also on the road back from Helena, such artsy
 On the drive up to Bridger
 On a Chairlift 
 Fresh Tracks
Look at how that red draws your eye

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Dominance

Well, were supposed to upload pictures that we had taken showing dominance. But I, being the technological incompetent person that I am, can't figure out how to change my pictures from raw to jpeg or something else that this site will agree to upload. So you are not going to get it. I spent about 2 hours trying to figure out how to, and I can't, so I am very sorry. And now I feel sick, so I just don't think you are going to get any pictures. Over break I will figure out how to convert the pictures, maybe.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Water

Here are some other pictures that I like, but this time of water for this weeks blog. I took these as well, so they aren't professional but I think they are decent.











Fireworks

For this week, we are allowed to upload and share any pictures that we want to. And it was recommended that we upload and share our own. And at first I wasn't going to do this, but I have some what I think are kind of cool firework pictures from a few years ago that I would like to share. So here they are, all of these pictures I own and took on my camera.







Thursday, 13 February 2014

More Night Photography

This week we are just supposed to find interesting night photos. And I have found quiet a few cool ones, though unfortunately
all of the ones I have liked so far have come off of Imgur, and the person who posted them did not post who took the pictures or other source information. So here are some of my favorite pictures, and I do not claim to have taken or own any of them.
These pictures just caught my eye, and made me all do a double take on them. I like the mixture of classical and somewhat futuristic looks created with them.







Thursday, 6 February 2014

Night Photography

For this week we had to post pictures of night photography, which I am actually really excited about. My mom grew up back east, on the coast, so growing up I spent a fair amount of my childhood back there. So I searched for night photos of beaches, and I found some that I think are really cool. I tried to paste them here, but that is not working so here is a link to that website.Night Photography