Red: Stand-alone establishing shots
Green: Two establishing shots together
The idea behind the establishing shot(s) is that they inform you as to what the story is about whilst tempting you to continue looking and reading. This means they need to be visually strong as well as informative.
The stand-alone establishing shots show the closeness between father and son. They are precious candid moments that stir emotion and therefore (hopefully) tempt the reader to look further.
The two images that I think could work together I think are strong images but alone they are not particularly informative. With a clever headline linking the two pictures, it could work although I have a feeling I will end up preferring the simplicity of one strong image.
I don’t intend to use all images but I think there are a few different variations that would work, so at this stage I don’t want to rule any out.
My step step is going to be to establish which of these images I could possibly use for the establishing page, whether it be one picture or more.
Pierre helps me prepare for a Cartel commissioned shoot of Emily Hoggett – concert pianist, The Performance Centre, 21st June 2014
Watch this space as I will be posting pictures from my new story about Paul and his life as a weekend Dad.
1st year Press & Editorial Photography students were lucky enough to have Jane Hilton travel down to Falmouth to give us a workshop in 5×4 large format photography at The Chainlocker pub, where she used reflectors and diffusers to deal with the particularly challenging ever-changing sunlight we experienced that morning.
It was brilliant being able to take a back seat and watch how it’s done by someone like Jane.
Myself and Jon Denham were asked to develop the negatives she had exposed during the workshops. I don’t think I have ever experienced such sweaty palms as when I was handling her negatives in pitch black.
All was okay though (phew!) and she has kindly mentioned us in her latest news feed on her website.
I recommend you check out her amazing projects Dead Eagle Trail – portraits of the American Cowboy and Precious – intimate portraits of the working girls of Nevada.