Assignment #52: Cover Girl

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRLa LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
edited May 26, 2009 in Assignments
Another mixed (shooting + postprocessing) assignment: create a faux cover of a faux magazine.

Cover should contain:
  • A magazine title
  • A primary subject (a person, an object, etc) which is related to the magazine theme, and a text related to it. Multiple "targets" are ok, but no more than three.
  • Your name (and the name of your studio if applicable, faux names ok)
  • Other issue's highlights
  • Don't forget the barcode, the issue# and other typical cover attributes.
Your work should make us longing to subscribe! :deal

Fresh work only (both shot and pp). Please link the EXIF of the original photowork.
Postprocessing unlimited.
For the extra credit please include the "making of".
One entry per post, please (multiple entries ok as always).

For the rest of the rules, index, etc. please refer to this sticky.

Let's get you on the cover!
"May the f/stop be with you!"

Comments

  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited September 10, 2007
    My proposal is rather poor. No. It is poor. :cry
    I am working on it and later, I will be able to place the bar code.
    Meanwhile here is my attempt.
    EXIF ( At last (!) I can place correctly the exif ! mwink.gif)
    194145302-S.jpg
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 11, 2007
    My proposal is rather poor. No. It is poor. :cry
    I am working on it and later, I will be able to place the bar code.
    Meanwhile here is my attempt.
    EXIF ( At last (!) I can place correctly the exif ! mwink.gif)
    Sorry for the delay, my day-time reply disappeared somehow...

    Thanks, Antonio! thumb.gif

    One thing: I don't know about the Portugese magazines, but in US, Russia and some parts of Europe I managed to visit the front pages are ususally covered with texts - very expensive ads real estate. Your entry reminds me more of a single full page ad.
    Also, they usually don't have a large matte with border, but rather blend the subject over the whole page.
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited September 11, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Sorry for the delay, my day-time reply disappeared somehow...
    Thanks, Antonio! thumb.gif
    One thing: I don't know about the Portugese magazines, but in US, Russia and some parts of Europe I managed to visit the front pages are ususally covered with texts - very expensive ads real estate. Your entry reminds me more of a single full page ad.
    Also, they usually don't have a large matte with border, but rather blend the subject over the whole page.

    It's not late Nikolai. :D
    I think here we are getting a little away from photography.
    My practice is not as graphic designer and perhaps for that reason my proposal is so poor.
    I don't have the skills for this nor the know how.ne_nau.gif
    And I am not a genius either, oh no. eek7.gif

    Anyway, I like it because it is simple and transmits the message. ne_nau.gif

    I have placed the code and I post two covers. One in Portuguese and the one in English. This makes sense. After all, I am a native Portuguese.mwink.gif
    194402413-S.jpg . 194402232-S.jpg
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 11, 2007
    It's not late Nikolai. :D
    I think here we are getting a little away from photography.
    My practice is not as graphic designer and perhaps for that reason my proposal is so poor.
    I don't have the skills for this nor the know how.ne_nau.gif
    And I am not a genius either, oh no. eek7.gif

    Anyway, I like it because it is simple and transmits the message. ne_nau.gif

    I have placed the code and I post two covers. One in Portuguese and the one in English. This makes sense. After all, I am a native Portuguese.mwink.gif
    Thank you!thumb.gif

    I especially like the English title:
    wine=alcoholic beverage made from grapes fermentation;
    wHine=to complain; to cry; to bitch about
    rolleyes1.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited September 11, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you!thumb.gif

    I especially like the English title:
    wine=alcoholic beverage made from grapes fermentation;
    wHine=to complain; to cry; to bitch about
    rolleyes1.gif


    complain !!! rolleyes1.gifroflrolleyes1.gif
    I will correct it ! rolleyes1.gifroflrolleyes1.gif
    Original interpretation.
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited September 11, 2007
    Correction
    I didn't want to replace the photo because this error is history and it is amusing ! :D
    thumb.gif
    194402413-L-1.jpg . 194493093-L.jpg
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 11, 2007
    I did want to replace the photo because this error is history and it is amusing ! :D
    thumb.gif
    thumb.gif Thx! iloveyou.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • heatherfeatherheatherfeather Major grins Wasilla, AlaskaRegistered Users Posts: 2,739 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    Here is one with my in laws on the cover. All you older folk, don't be offended- it is a running joke in our house to make fun of growing older. (and truth be told, I held back so you wouldn't be offended!)
    I am going to have it printed for my MIL's birthday and replace the cover of a magazine that she likes.

    194750401-M-1.jpg

    So, Nikolai, since this is your brain child... where is yours?
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    Here is one with my in laws on the cover. All you older folk, don't be offended- it is a running joke in our house to make fun of growing older. (and truth be told, I held back so you wouldn't be offended!)
    I am going to have it printed for my MIL's birthday and replace the cover of a magazine that she likes.
    Awesome entry, exactly what I had in mind! clap.gif

    So, Nikolai, since this is your brain child... where is yours?
    Uhm... Maybe later... headscratch.gif Busy with MA#2 and WPBC..rolleyes1.gif Lame excuses, I know, but ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • JBHotShotsJBHotShots Major grins Cameron, NCRegistered Users Posts: 391 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    Here is one with my in laws on the cover. All you older folk, don't be offended- it is a running joke in our house to make fun of growing older. (and truth be told, I held back so you wouldn't be offended!)
    I am going to have it printed for my MIL's birthday and replace the cover of a magazine that she likes.

    194750401-M-1.jpg

    So, Nikolai, since this is your brain child... where is yours?

    This is an AWSOME example. Mad props here. clap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
    Jamie
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  • SnakerootSnakeroot Big grins AZRegistered Users Posts: 43 Big grins
    edited September 13, 2007
    Wow!
    Here is one with my in laws on the cover. All you older folk, don't be offended- it is a running joke in our house to make fun of growing older. (and truth be told, I held back so you wouldn't be offended!)
    I am going to have it printed for my MIL's birthday and replace the cover of a magazine that she likes.

    194750401-M-1.jpg

    So, Nikolai, since this is your brain child... where is yours?

    Wow! That looks great! Good job!
  • ChatKatChatKat flash frozen photographer Woodland Hills, California.Registered Users Posts: 1,357 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2007
    Great Idea
    I have an assignment just like this to do an birthday party invitation in the next few weeks for a friend. I have planned the image - now I just have to shoot in and put it up here (After Wedding Photographer Boot Camp!)
    Kathy Rappaport
    Flash Frozen Photography, Inc.
    http://flashfrozenphotography.com
  • LlywellynLlywellyn Temperamental Irishwoman Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,186 Major grins
    edited September 15, 2007
    This was too fun... :D I'm going for the extra credit, so here's the step by step.

    1. Take cover picture
    195943354-M.jpg

    EXIF

    2. Seeing several things wrong with the photo, I decided to view this assignment as a challenge for doing "touch up," as the pros would have to do. I followed several of the skin tone and smoothing tutorials on here to arrive at a slightly improved photo.
    195943047-M.jpg

    3. Make final crop, adjust background color, and add barcode.
    195941682-M.jpg

    4. Switch over to InDesign, import cover photo, and add on text for final cover image.
    195941777-600x600.jpg

    rolleyes1.gif
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Troy, MichiganRegistered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins
    edited September 16, 2007
    Here's my try at the cover art.

    196434721-L.jpg

    EXIF
  • heatherfeatherheatherfeather Major grins Wasilla, AlaskaRegistered Users Posts: 2,739 Major grins
    edited September 17, 2007
    Llywellyn wrote:
    This was too fun... :D I'm going for the extra credit, so here's the step by step.

    Loved your articles... so cute and great picture! I love your style!
  • LlywellynLlywellyn Temperamental Irishwoman Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,186 Major grins
    edited September 18, 2007
    Loved your articles... so cute and great picture! I love your style!

    Hee, thank you! :D This has become my new favorite self-portrait (which makes me wish even more the focus had landed right mwink.gif).
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 19, 2007
    Kerry,
    Llywellyn wrote:
    This was too fun... :D I'm going for the extra credit, so here's the step by step.
    Thank you! Great entry and nice steps! clap.gif
    My only fuss is that the top of the head shows some rather clear "photoshopped" edge, which kinda kills the effect a little since everyone nowadays know where to look for it;-) mwink.gif
    To work around this I would siggest an original b/g that is clearly different from the color of the hair, so you can more easily and cleanly isolate it. deal.gif
    And yes, great titles! :-)
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 19, 2007
    Dave,
    dlscott56 wrote:
    Here's my try at the cover art.
    Very nice entry, thank you!thumb.gif

    I'd say, lighting is a little bit flat for the concept. Drummers are usually "rock concert" material, with all the dramatic, oftne colored lighting. Also background is very "beige" and "non-rock". Other than that I like it a lot!clap.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 19, 2007
    Wedding Photography
    sorry for the cross-posting

    197789673-L.jpg
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • z_28z_28 Absolutely Nothing TallahasseeRegistered Users Posts: 956 Major grins
    edited September 19, 2007
    Very nice entry Nikolai, thanks !

    Looks as you read and used all tips posted by Assignment's mod clap.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 19, 2007
    z_28 wrote:
    Very nice entry Nikolai, thanks !
    Thanks! :ivar
    z_28 wrote:
    Looks as you read and used all tips posted by Assignment's mod clap.gif
    Nah, I missed a few, I'm still going through the results of WPBC, so this was kinda quickie... ne_nau.gif I basically picked up a frame from the "formals", threw in the caption, barcode and article titles, and went on to culling...
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Jeff_MiloJeff_Milo Major grins AlabamaRegistered Users Posts: 327 Major grins
    edited September 20, 2007
    Outstanding Entry Nikolai clap.gifclap.gif

    You pretty much summed up the 4 days right there on the cover. Thanks again for all of your help in San Diego!! Look forward to shooting with you again in the very near future.
    Jeff Milo
    MILOStudios


    www.milophotostudios.com
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 20, 2007
    Outstanding Entry Nikolai clap.gifclap.gif

    You pretty much summed up the 4 days right there on the cover. Thanks again for all of your help in San Diego!! Look forward to shooting with you again in the very near future.

    Thanks Jeff! It was definitely fun, and you were a great part of it! Luckily, we're both here in SoCal, so I do hope we'll be able to come out and shoot together. I can be your secondary whenever you need me:-) thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • heatherfeatherheatherfeather Major grins Wasilla, AlaskaRegistered Users Posts: 2,739 Major grins
    edited September 27, 2007
    :D Nikolai- I knew you could find the time! Thanks for bowing to my whims!rolleyes1.gif
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 1, 2007
    :D Nikolai- I knew you could find the time! Thanks for bowing to my whims!rolleyes1.gif
    My pleasure :-) iloveyou.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • evorywareevoryware Major grins Harlem, NYRegistered Users Posts: 1,330 Major grins
    edited October 5, 2007
    Well I was at Fashion week and when I raised my camera, this model went right into a pose.
    Can't touch that Wedding cover, but I won't submit it anytime soon if I try! (don't think I have the right software)...

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 5, 2007
    evoryware wrote:
    Well I was at Fashion week and when I raised my camera, this model went right into a pose.
    Can't touch that Wedding cover, but I won't submit it anytime soon if I try! (don't think I have the right software)...
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    Do you think you can "move" the main title "behind" the model's head? deal.gif
    Also: barcode/label? your own promo subtitle? mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Carolina_BlueCarolina_Blue Big grins South CarolinaRegistered Users Posts: 19 Big grins
    edited May 26, 2009
    Here is one with my in laws on the cover. All you older folk, don't be offended- it is a running joke in our house to make fun of growing older. (and truth be told, I held back so you wouldn't be offended!)
    I am going to have it printed for my MIL's birthday and replace the cover of a magazine that she likes.

    194750401-M-1.jpg

    So, Nikolai, since this is your brain child... where is yours?

    OMG! What can I say?! I think you missed your calling in life! Excellent...I can't wait to grow old and subscribe!wings.gif
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