Photo Studio

This week I bought £250 worth of tennis shoes after struggling to get any products from companies. I then went into the studio at University and used Lucy as a leg model for my work. I took loads of photographs of the shoes with Lucy wearing them, some without and some photographs of dropping things in water. I got home and looked through the photographs and edited some but decided that I wasn’t completely happy with all the photographs I had so got Lucy to come and be a leg model again. I went back to the Studio and took photographs closer up with her wearing both shoes instead of just one. The outcome of the photographs was much better and will be using these photographs in my feature. I will now edit the photographs using Photoshop to make them look much better and magazine ready.

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Photography Ideas…

Apple cut like a tennis ball

Cut tennis ball
Cut apple
tennis balls being rolled out
4 leg shots with shoes
lemon dropped in water
glass of water/milk
coconut cut in half
cracked egg
? root vegetables ?
tennis shoes on court
balls on court
jumping legs with shoes in shot
bottle of water
things i need:
Bottle of water
Lemon
Apple
Egg
kitchen roll
water spray

 

Week 10 Final Presentation:

WEEK 10

Final presentation:
will be filmed.. monday and thursday jg231 friday priestly g05 With all lecturers.
20 minute slot and time for questions
Upload documents to x stream
What to include:
Suitable Format…
Could show similar examples
could include research to persuade us it is suitable to the brand
Excellent potential for professional publication:
How does your work show potential?
All written work is correctly punctuated etc.
Would be suitable for a future issue of the publication
show media kit of how my article would fit into it
Exceptional creative and technical standard of photography:
Do they have visual impact?
Writing suitable for publication?
Excellent punctuation etc
Writing suits the publication’s readership/audience
Relevant to their chosen editorial market
Could show media kits
You could link your work to any relevant interest of the audience that is specified on the media kit.

 

Slippage

I haven’t been able to get any products yet to photograph which has resulted in slippage in my Gantt Chart. I have had to push the studio back a few weeks until I have products able to photograph. I will have to wait until I can afford to buy the shoes myself I think as it is getting later and later and I might run out of time to get anything. I have removed several things from my Gantt chart where I won’t be able to complete them until I have these products.

Presentation

Presentation:
What i have done so far:
Emailed people to try and get shoes to photograph. Emailed people to try and get interviews with tennis players. Emailed people to try and get interviews with nutritionists… Success with tennis players, Had interviews with Irina Falconi, Eva Hrdnova and Maria Sanchez. All top world ranked Womens tennis players.
Success with nutritionist, had an interview with Hannah Greatwood the Leeds Met nutritionist.
Started writing first draft article.

Left to do:
Take photographs for article and produce a layout to put the body copy and photographs in. Email my draft writing to couple of lecturers to get feedback. Show Honey the photographs I take and ask for feedback.

What problems I’ve had and what I’ve had to change:
Trying to get shoes to photograph has been quite tricky. Have had little to no response on that front.
Been into shoe shops in leeds city centre and asked for shoes to borrow to photograph as a photojournalist. Got given email addresses to send to but haven’t had much success.
Having to rethink how or what I am going to take photos of. My new plan is to buy shoes and then take them back for a refund after I’ve photographed them in the studio. Was also planning on taking photographs of people playing tennis at Leeds Met.
All of my responses have been aimed towards womens sport so I am slightly altering my pitch to Womens health instead of mens health but still with the same stories. Mens health and womens health are run by the same company and look similar so having women interviewees because of the questions I’ve asked are going to be more relevant to female health and sports.

What i would have liked in an ideal world:
The money to be able to afford to go and photograph these 3 tennis players in action to fit the piece. Money to be able to buy loads of shoes to photograph!

Two pieces based on womens tennis…
One based on injury and injury prevention including some of the answers from interviews with Maria, Irina and Eva. Some content based on shoes, photographs of nike shoes, adidas shoes and asics shoes, as these are the 3 sponsors of these 3 tennis players. Some photographs of people playing tennis.
A second article based on nutrition in tennis, including some of the answers from the interviews with maria,irina and eva but mainly Hannah Greatwood the nutritionist. Both articles will be spread out to fit the womens health layout. The first article based on injury and injury prevention will be the bulk of my copy, approx 2000-2500 words with the second article being 1000-1500 words depending on the other article and layout.

So what am I going to do:
Two articles;
1 based on Injury Prevention
Including interview answers from Maria, Irina and Eva
1 based on Nutrition
Including interview answers from Tennis players and Hannah Greatwood
2000-2500 words for the injury prevention
Photographs of adidias,nike and asics shoes (3 companies that sponsor the 3 tennis players)
1000-1500 for the nutrition depending on other article and layout.
Photographs of food/people playing tennis
To fit Women’s Health design

Evaluation:
Think that things are going well on the article front managing to obtain interviews etc.
Think that its been hard trying to obtain stuff to photograph.
Found the gantt chart quite tricky to update;
I need to look into how to do things in more depth so that i can track my gantt better.

Emailing People

Emailing people:

I have been sending out emails to companies and agents of tennis players etc to try and find someone to interview for my magazine article.

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am a third year photographic journalism student at Leeds Metropolitan, last semester I did a research module into tennis injuries on different surfaces and this semester I have to produce a magazine feature piece. I have pitched the feature idea to a few sporting magazines and have received great interest so they are awaiting my final product at the end of this semester.
I wondered if you could help me by providing me with shoes to review or photograph, could advise me as to which best model of shoe for each surface or could help me out at all in any way?
I have already had confirmation from Babolat to use some of their products so any thing that I could compare against would be brilliant.
Any help you could give me would be very greatly received and any work I get offered I would heavily promote your website and your helpfulness.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks very much
Joseph Kay

Dear Sir/Madam
I am a third year photographic journalism student at Leeds Metropolitan, last semester I did a research module into tennis injuries on different surfaces and this semester I have to produce a magazine feature piece. I have pitched the feature idea to a few sporting magazines and have received great interest so they are awaiting my final product at the end of this semester.
I wondered if you could help me by answering some questions about nutrition and injury prevention that I can put into my magazine feature piece.
I have seen that you are very qualified and have a fantastic knowledge so being able to put your ideas into my work would give it much more credibility and make it more exciting to read!
Any help you could give me would be very greatly received!
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks very much
Joseph Kay

Dear Sir or Madam,
I am a third year student producing a magazine feature piece about tennis surfaces, injuries and prevention. I was wondering how I would go about getting an interview with any tennis players or ex tennis players, male or female that I could ask a few questions to. Either by email, Skype, telephone or in person. Whatever would work easiest. I was hoping to ask a few questions that I could then use in my feature piece.
Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot
Joseph Kay

Questions to ask tennis players?
Injury:
Most common injury they suffer from if any?
Worst injury they have suffered?
Which surface they suffered this injury?
What brand of tennis shoe do they wear? The same for each surface or is one brand better for a certain surface compared to another?
Favourite surface to play on?
Favourite tournament?
Least favourite surface?
Are there any surfaces they are more worried about playing on due to injury?
How do they prevent getting injured? Special measures? train specifically in the gym or specifically on certain surface types?
Do they follow a strict diet plan?
What do they eat to help prevent injury?

I have written to:
Bruno Maglione from IMG Tennis agents
Saviano Tennis
The Handbook.com
Mens Health
Daily Mail
tennisnuts.com
Protennisdirect.com
Babelot
Prince
Roger Federer
Agent Atleta
Hannah Greatwood