This year’s TICE Photography team took their projects to a different planet…quite literally. Photography mentor, Jennine worked alongside students from Longbenton High School and Whitburn CofE Academy to explore the new space race and how this can be visualised in an innovative way. We’re incredibly proud to introduce these projects.
Photography project briefs 2019
Project outline: An exploration into space and imagined ‘lunarscapes’ using light painting and long exposure photography and post-production software. Students were challenged to reimagine a ‘Space’ themed movie or music album cover and create a contemporary interpretation of the nostalgic original.
Light painting, painting with light, light drawing, or light art photography are terms that describe photographic techniques of moving a light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or space, or to shine light at the camera to ‘draw’, or by moving the camera itself during exposure of light sources. Practised since the 1880s, the technique is used for both scientific and artistic purposes, as well as in commercial photography.
This is the beginning of a new era in space exploration in which NASA has been challenged to develop systems and capabilities required to explore beyond low-Earth orbit, including destinations such as translunar space, near-Earth asteroids and eventually Mars.
Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds. We are curious and human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. This project was intended for our photographers to have fun and be experimental and creative with light, the camera and photography editing software.
Based at Newcastle College‘s photography studio, the team worked intensely on capturing their images with a few props to guide them. It was a very advanced technique to learn but as predicted, students had shown determination and enthusiasm to make the work as best as it can be. Once they took their shots to the editing stage, the images were elevated and looked out of this world.
Credit: Charlotte Robinson, Ava Ho, Jadin Featherstone, Caitlin Flaherty, Kia Herbert
Emma Rogan, Megan Hutchinson and Morgan Penaluna from Longbenton High School. Sharlize Sowden from Whitburn CofE Academy.
Project outline: You are invited by independent jewellery designer, Kayleigh Falcus, to produce a range of fashion imagery aimed to promote and generate hype for her lunar influenced accessories collection.
Fashion and Photography go hand in hand. It can be said that the fashion industry reflects and inspires, who we are or who we want to be. Photography is one of the most influential methods of visual communication, creating imagery to promote and generate interest for a brand. There are many avenues within the fashion photography industry, and all have their own purpose;
- Editorials, to inspire and influence
- Look book, to showcase a brand’ up and coming collection
- Product, technical images for e-commerce
- Advertising, to capture attention and drive sales
All of these branches of photography exist on-line and build a dialogue between the brand and the consumer. As each of these areas have their own individual purpose, they require a specific set of photography and communication skills – for the group, this was without a doubt their biggest challenge.
Once again, based at Newcastle College’s photography studio, the photographers and models collaborated together to convey a variety of scenes, poses and emotions. Even Kayleigh stopped by on the shoot day to give some direction and share the purpose behind her work. This certainly gave students the inspiration they needed to bring Kayleigh’s vision to life.
Project results: please view the final results of the students’ work – Sublunar Culture Final Project.
Credit: Erin May Lord, Chloe Temulken, Abi-Leigh Sabourne from Longbenton High School. Georgia Hogg, Rebecca Henry, Nikola Turas and Abigail Milburn from Whitburn CofE Academy.
TICE photography gallery 2019: