6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?
For all of my photos taken both in and out of school, I used one type of camera which was the canon EOS 1200D Digital. I used this camera as it was versatile and allowed me to take a wide variety of shots with the use of detailed zoom, perfect light capture and brilliant image clarity. This camera was a great insight into new technologies, as it showed me how indepth production can be in the modern era.
I found the Canon EOS1200D to have a certain quality in which when taking photos, the camera automatically seemed to add effects meaning there was no real need to edit photos intensely later on in the process. When shooting in the studio at school, I mainly used umbrella lighting amongst darker backgrounds. By doing this, I intended to give my photos more character than say if I had only used a plain white background. Further, by using umbrella lighting I was able to alter the atmosphere within the studio as well as making my photos seem more professional.
In order to produce my magazine I used the software 'InDesign'. This software allowed me to formulate and edit my magazine, whilst also giving it a professional feel/look. InDesign also easily allowed me to move graphic elements I had created such as text frames, everything was also kept clear so anything I had moved or created at no point made me feel asthough my work was clashing.
For my final product I did use photoshop as I felt my photos would stand out greater with added effects. Photoshop as a software itself is very useful as it has a large library of devices in which can enhance one's work a great deal. Significant features within photoshop include; the ability to remove excess pixels around images, colour splash which highlights certain colours within photos, smart guide which lets you easily align objects, and the blur effect which like colour splash highlights certain sections but blurs out the other non highlighted sections.
Canon EOS 1200D Digital