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This is my favourite turn out for the bottle shoot. I would have preferred the grey surface to have been black but at the time we didn’t have a black piece of perspex.
I also think that the light was not diffused enough because of the harsh lines dissecting through the bottle.
But over all I am very please with this image as it was my first time shooting bottles in the studio.
Here are a few photos from the other day when I did a studio shoot with my amazing assistant Charli.
In this shoot I was taking a photograph of a whiskey called Monkey Shoulder. It was very complicated to set up as we used 2 sheets at defusers over the lights and had to place them in the perfect position for the refraction of the light through the liquid.
The hardest part, and the most frustrating was cutting the golden card to place behind the bottle to give a lovely golden glow. It took over 2 hours before we had even taken a picture.
I will defiantly re-taking this setup a few times until I get a perfect image that I am happy with.
Here is a picture of my mum and I by my prints, I’m so glad that everyone that came enjoyed the exhibition, especially my parents thought it looked very professional. I know we did a good job when my mum and dad are impressed.
So we have just packed up our exhibition. Over all the night was excellent, the feedback was great and we all had an amazing night.
The process along the way was definitely a stressful one but still a great experience. I learnt a lot from the whole thing. To start with we were allocated roles in our group. I was part of the fundraising group with Dillinger, Krista, and Luke. We had the role of organising fundraising events and get as much money together to pay for the exhibition and the wine. We ended up raising just about £1000, and this really helped and meant we could spend a little more on the location. We organised 2 pub quizzes, each of which Krista found the location and I made the quiz questions and took the role of the quizmaster. We also ran a cake and craft sale, and Emma did a sponsored stay awake. Me, Russell and Luke got our legs waxed. This all helped a great amount. Our total profit over the whole exhibition is £300, so we should all get a little bit of earnings after.
During the process of organising the exhibition we held general meetings twice weekly to ensure that we were all up to date with all the happenings and would discuss anything that would need to be done in the future. This was a vital tool that we used in the project and kept us all together as a group.
The morning of the exhibition was a stressful one for all of us. We first had to get the exhibition boards. We had a bit of trouble a few days before as the guy that we had booked the boards through said we could no longer use them. This made everyone very stressed because we had no idea what we could use to hang our work up especially with only a few days left until the exhibition.
In the end we managed to get the boards back because we had it in writing that we had booked them. At the time of the incident we had made a contingency plan by booking out 28 easels just in case we didn’t get the boards.
With help form Tory’s uncle we took the boards and a few easels over the Guildhall where we then had to re-paint them because they were a bit messy. This didn’t take to long and after they had dried we took them up the stars to the exhibition room.
There was then a very heated discussion in how we should set them up and who’s work would go were. I decided to use the easels to hold my work up, because I had 6 framed A2 prints they were quite large and would have needed a lot of the board space. In the end I think the easels worked better and really set my work off.
Once the floor plan was set it didn’t take to long for us to put the boards up. The tricky bit was hanging the work up. Charli’s and mine didn’t take too long as we only had to put them up on the easels. The rest of the people had to use fishing wire to hang them. We had to somehow find a way of threading the fishing wire through the 2 small holes on the top of the boards, but luckily I found a coat hanger that we bent and used to hook the wire through. We then came across the problem of tying the wire in a knot as we found the fishing wire just slips, and in the end we just tied as many knots as possible and hoped it held, which luckily it did.
We then just had enough time to get home and change before the exhibition started.
As soon as it turned 6pm people started turning up. I was so surprised at how many people showed, I was expecting the odd person walk in through the door and quickly browse the work and leave. But the room was always full and at certain points it was hard to walk around the place. Towards the end of the evening it started to quieten down, but there were still people there.
The comments at the end of the evening were great, and almost all of the ones in the book said that our exhibition looked very professional and had a great atmosphere. All of the people that I spoke to on the night said it looked amazing as well.
In conclusion this exhibition was a complete success and the venue looked amazing. We had loads of people turn up, there was a lot of free wine being drank and the worked looked so professional on the displays. I hope that the exhibition next year turns out to be just as successful.
Scott’s final presentation of his work.
^-^ Emma Ward
these are a few shots from during the exhibition, it was heaving all night. i was so surprised at how many people turned up, thanks to the promotions team.
This is the setting up of the Twelve Views exhibition, we sanded and re painted the display boards, this took a while. we then started to set them up in the hall, this also took a while. but once everything was set up it looked amazing.
This is the cake sale that we did just before the exhibition, Tory, Charli and Meg did a great job of making the cakes, Tory also had a great idea of making christmas cards and small christmas gifts. this turned out to be a success as we raised over £120.
So the leg waxing is finally over, with help from our now bold volunteers Luke, Russell and me we raised just around £100. Also thanks for our pro leg waxer Tory for bringing in the waxing equipment. and of course everyone else that help pull of a strip or two.
Also a thank you to the Old Vic for letting us use your upstairs to host the leg waxing.
It was not the best experience in the world, and now I feel like a worm when I’m in bed, my sheets keep falling of my legs :( . But its all for a good cause so it was worth it.