Our Chosen genre was Pop Music. To begin with I created a pop genre mood board. Trending themes in pop music include bright colour’s, ‘extroverted over the top’ outfits that are eye catching and Unique. The lighting in the images is clear, very fake and clearly staged, this helps the song artist look good in the image. What is very unique to pop music is that every artist tries to be completely different and stand out from one another.
Myself As A Pop Artist
This is myself as a Pop Star. I am wearing sparkly black sequenced trousers with a matching top hat and a necklace that is also matching. The aim with this look was to get across a Friendly but cool look that is also family friendly and inviting. The Fact that I am pulling a funny pose is to gain fan popularity and popularity especially with younger ages. This outfit is very unique but also classy at the same time with the tie and shirt. It is also slightly rustic as my shirt is un-tucked which in my eyes is a new style and is something that pop artists might do with there outfits. The necklace prop helps to emphasise my look to make me look more different individual and quirky. In my opinion, I believe we achieved this as audience comments were I looked friendly, Funny and naughty which fans like as it gave a rebellious (bad school boy) approach.
Our Pop Artist Shoot
We took about 25 images in total. This was so that we were able to achieve a range of quality images that we could happily chose from knowing that any of them could be used as the final image. We also did this so that we could get the correct settings and camera angles so that the photographs could look as professional as possible.
Images 2885, 2882, 2883, 2900 and 2901 are all images where Myself and my co-pop star are jumping in the air with excitement. This is the feeling we wanted to get across to the audience along with the images being fun an friendly. Unfortunately the images came out in a poor quality, this meant that we were unable to achieve the crisp image quality which we wanted to achieve. Next time we will shoot these images on a DSLR camera instead of a mobile phone. The image 2843 and 2923 work really well mainly due to the leading lines. This is especially prominent in image 2923 as you are drawn to the centre of the image because of the hand. The camera angle is also very very good as they are both mid-shots. Along with the camera angle the facial emphasis works really well to portray that fun feeling once again.
I think that because this was a fun task it really helped embrace the ‘pop’ feeling as we has genuine smiles, this comes across in the images which I believe would make the image look more appealing. We also used a range of different backgrounds to find one that worked best and to make the ‘pop artist’s’ stand out.
This Image above was the final outcome from our photo shoot. This was the best image in my opinion because I think both of our facial expressions seem to be happy and excitable. The slightly edgy and interesting background also makes this image very individual. The flat mid-shot also makes for an effective shot as it gets in our key features (Face and Outfits) I also felt like our costumes went well together with all of the sequins as they gave us an unique look along with keeping it classy. The slight brightening up of the tones helps the image ‘pop’ more and make it seem more appealing. I did the colour balance as well to allow for the image to look modern and as professional as possible.