For my 3D problem solving project I decided to create an advert which advertise bright coloured lipsticks. I thought that this would make the advert bright and colourful and it would be very eye catching if someone was to spot it. I also really like bright coloured lipsticks and I thought it would be a really fun thing to do as I am really passionate about beauty and I really love all different coloured lipsticks.
I chose to advertise the different lipsticks by drawing out different letters using different coloured lipsticks to create the word colour. So I could ensure that I wouldn’t ruin any of the backdrop that I used I made sure that I put the lipsticks on a separate sheet of paper so that it wouldn’t ruin the backdrop. By using the lipsticks this way it would promote the brightness of the colour and how well the colour can be built up and also the stay power of the colour and even though its shown on paper you can imagine how it would look on your lips and how the colour would come out. From my research I also saw that different photographers who shoot make-up create bursts and splashes of colour across their image to promote it even more and instead of using lipstick to do this I used different coloured glitters across the lipsticks and across the background to create the illusion of a splash of make-up without making a massive mess using make-up which could be harder to clean off. Even though I couldn’t use colourful make-up to create a splash I still feel that glitter managed to create the effect quite well as it was still as colourful as the make-up that I would have used.
I feel that I met the brief of solving a 3D problem as I created a 3D arrangement of the a product which advertises it creatively and I used my own ideas and thoughts in which to advertise it. My ideas also came from research and looking at other photographers work in 3D advertising which inspired me for my ideas.
Below is a gallery of images that created during my 3D problem solving shoot.
Below is the gallery of my three best images from my shoot.
After editing my images I feel that they are very close to my original intentions as when I look at my final images and then I look at my sketches they look very similar and I am very happy with the final results and I am very happy that they where so close to my original intentions. Even though I had to edit my images quite a lot.
I feel that my research really helped to inspire me for ideas and I used my research really well in terms of looking at different photographers work and using their advertising work as inspiration and thinking of ways that I could use that for my idea or put my own spin on it. I feel that my research was very effective, I also feel that without it I wouldn’t have come up with the idea that I’ve got and the idea I may have had wouldn’t have been as well thought out as what my idea now is. I think that my research didn’t only just help me with my ideas but it also helped me to understand what type of thing is very popular with photographers who work in the advertising industry and using this information I could either do something that hadn’t been done much before or go along the lines of something that is really popular. During my research I looked at Dennis Perdesen and his advertising work. He works a lot with beauty and make-up photography in advertising and his work really inspired me as it was something that I really wanted to include in my advertising project. Below is an example of his work in advertising which really inspired me during my research.
This image really inspired me doing my research as I think that it is a really good image and I love the selection of lipsticks in his image and also the way he has arranged them. This made me want to create something similar to this and that’s what I tried to do in my project.
My planning also helped me as it made everything run a lot smoother during the shoot and everything in between. Because I had everything planned out very well it meant that nothing went wrong and also it meant that if I ever forgot what I needed to do or I got stuck then I always had the plan their to help me. I feel that the one thing that was effective and helped me throughout the project in terms of my planning was that during my planning I did sketches and these helped me to keep my idea fresh in my mind when it came to shooting my pictures as I feel that I may not have got the shoot perfect if I didn’t have my sketches with me at the time.
If I had to do this project again then I would change as few things in terms of what I did which I think could make the project a lot better. One thing that I would change is the time that I spent shooting my pictures. I think that I could have spent a bit longer taking my pictures and if I did this then I could have got a few more better results than what I have got now. Also next time I think that I would have taken some more test shots so that I could have found any faults early on and changed them so I didn’t have to deal with them in such a rush when I did the shoot.
I think that one of my strengths in this project was my research as I feel that my research was very effective throughout my project and it really helped me with so many things. My research helped me with things such as my plan, my ideas and also my shoot itself as I was looking back at peoples work that I studied in my research and I used their work to see how I could make my work better and also see how I could change the layout and the set up of my shoot in order to make the lighting or the pictures better as I went along.
I think that one of my weaknesses in my projects would be the amount of editing that I had to do in order to make my images better. I feel that to make each image one of my images I had to edit it so that I was happy with it. I feel that if I took more time with my shoot if I did my project again then editing wouldn’t be one of my weaknesses in this project. I feel that I was mainly doing editing on the lighting in the images and if I spent more time on my shoots for this project then I could have spotted the error in the lighting there and then, meaning I wouldn’t of had to do much editing.