Retouch tools – location image

For this task we had to chose an image from the location task, and edit it to make a ‘perfect’ version.

This is my original image


i firstly adjusted the brightness and contrast, as the black hoody the model is wearing is very dark compared to the wall behind her.

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I turned the saturation down, as this was making the pink colour very bright and rich, and increased the vibrance.

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I then edited the shadows and highlights, turning them down.

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I used the pen tool to draw around her face

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And changed the saturation, lightness and hue to balance out her facial colour.

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This is the original i was working on.

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i then clicked on layer , adjustment layer and the full menu popped up.

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i then changed the hue and saturation levels along with the levels.

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After i changed the curves

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After i clicked on layer, then merge visible.

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Raw imaging

     This is the original image i used to work on for RAW
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i changed the temperature to make it look warmer and sunnier than it actually was.

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I adjusted the tint, to make it brighter again, but to make sure the colour of the f      floor didn’t go to bright and ‘pinky’.

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I made the exposure higher than it originally was.

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i changed the recovery making the sky less exposed, so you are able to see the clouds more clearly.

Screen shot 2013-05-07 at 20.09.46I slightly adjusted the fill.

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i adjusted the colour black so the bollards and part of the uni building in the background would stand out more.

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I adjusted the brightness of the image overall.

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The contrast was adjusted for items like the bollards, floors and buildings to stand out a bit more in the bright image.

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The clarity was put on maximum so the tops of buildings and tree’s were visible in the background.

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For vibrance i ensured the button was in the middle to create a balance between the dullness and brightness of the two.

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The saturation is 3/4 towards maximum, as going down on the scale made the image less bright and dull.

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This is my final image.

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Location photography

Task: Take an image of a person where you would expect to see them, take another image in a separate location with the model wearing the same outfit of somewhere you wouldn’t expect to see them.

I took an image of my sister who was wearing a baggy pair of track suit bottoms, big nike trainers and a baggy hoody to stand by a lamppost during the night. Essentially portraying herself as a ‘chav’. With our stereotypes of chavs her standing under a lampost with her hood up, and her face avoiding the camera.


For the second image location it was taken in a bright pink bedroom surrounded by books. As she still has the same outfit on she has carried on the ‘chavy’ body language which is her sitting with her legs open in a ‘manly’ way and slouching.


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Task: find an event to cover, take one image which describes what is happening and the second image which describes the overall experience.

I decided to cover a netball match between leeds met and manchester university. The match took part in Leeds met carnegie stadium.


This was the first image i took, this shows the overall event in the picture. As you are able to see the netball and the netball uniforms which are being worn by the players.



This was the second image describes the overall experience. As you can see at the top of the image where all the seats are and at the back, not a lot of people had turned up to watch the netball match. The overall feel was quite quiet and dull as not many people had turned up. 

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News research task

Task: Chose a recent news story and find two different types of coverage for that news story. Discuss the two different approaches to the same story.

I chose the news story of the duchess of Cambridge’s uncle Gary goldsmith giving an exclusive interview to the popular Hello! magazine. The first news website i looked at was the daily mail online which the article was published in the early hours on the 19th of march. The second source was the hello news website. Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 23.26.25 Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 23.26.15

The daily mail article is a lot more detailed. The headline and bullet point underneath sum up the majority of the article and ‘key’ events which has happened. The rest of the article goes more into the story which is features in the magazine. But also ‘background’ information about Gary goldsmith and the Middleton family. It also uses images from official events the couple and family have attended. As well as a print screen of a page from the actual article.

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The second article is from the hello news website. This article is quite short, roughly outlining what the interview consists of in the actual magazine. It only features two images from the actual magazine article and the front cover of the magazine the article has been published in.

The main difference between these two articles is the amount of information included in them. The daily mail’s is vastly longer, in doing this they are giving the reader the actual news story, and telling them about the interview without the reader having to go out and necessarily buying the magazine them selves. The hello magazine was noticeably shorter, however in doing this they entice the reader to go out and buy the magazine and they even provide you of an image of the front of the magazine, to ensure you buy the correct one.

The adresser of these text’s would in the daily mails case be the reporter (Paul Harris), however in the Hello! article it doesn’t stake a reporters name so in this case it would be the online Hello! magazine.

The adresser of these texts would be either a predominant female audience for the Hello! article. However for the daily mail’s article it would be a lot more mixed in that a male audience would also be viewing this article, and the age group would probably be a bit older than Hello’s!.

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Travel assignment

DSCF9500 DSCF9495Task: Go to a place which you have not been to before and take an image of that place and someone or something which was there.

When i was given this assignment i was going to London for the weekend. I had a lot of choices when it came to deciding where to go, i decided in the end to visit covent garden as it is an area which is very popular in London, yet i hadn’t been yet. Walking around covent garden i found a market called the Jubilee market hall.

The two images above are the images i have chosen for ‘a picture of the place’ and ‘a picture of someone/something there’. The first picture clearly shows the outside of the market as well as other stalls and potential customers browsing. The second image which is to describe what i saw, was a stall with metal signs. The signs had either well known or iconic images or sayings on them e.g. ‘keep calm and carry on’. Also it included street plaques for covent garden and other popular parts of London.

Other images i also took when i was there were:

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