Task 1

For our first task in Advertising Photography class we will be shooting food photography. The image will be used as a magazine cover.

In the image is based on food, but we can use props to tie the image together.

In class we were shown a website called, Hers Agency Food Stylist. This website shows a few different food photographers and what their style of photography is like.


On YouTube I follow a Photography tutorial couple, called Mango Street. They did a few videos about food photography.




In my group Julia and I have been assigned to take the photos on location.
I sketched out some ideas. The main subject for the location photo is a fountain.

Location ideas:

-Edmond J Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House
-Trafalgar Square
-Girl with a Dolphin, Tower Bridge
-Buckingham Palace Fountain (Victoria Memorial)
-Hyde Park – Italian Water Garden

The reason behind why we are looking into fountains: Fountains were originally purely functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and used to provide drinking water and water for bathing and washing to the residents of cities, towns and villages.

Sketch ideas




Imperial Leather

For Creative Collaboration my group was given Imperial Leather

Origins: Imperial Leather is a brand of toiletries which include soaps and healthcare. It originates in Britain but now it is available in a number of countries. In 1768 a Russian nobleman called Count Orlof commissioned a brand of perfume from Bayley’s, in London. The perfume was called ‘Eau de Cologne Imperiale Russe’. Russia leather was a high-quality leather. In 1921 Bayley’s was acquired by Cussons Sons & Co, chaired by Alexander Tom Cussons. Then in 1938 Alex Cusson used the original perfume and create Cussons Imperial Leather soap and other toiletries. It was called ‘Imperiale Russian Leather’, but was soon renamed to Imperial Leather.

Advertising: In 1942 due to World War II all the soaps were rationed in Britain. Imperial Leather soap was therefore marketed as being the best choice because it lasted longer than other soaps. In the late 1940s to late 1950s Cussons embarked upon a prolific printed advert campaign with a new theme for the advertising of Imperial Leather released frequently. They have become collectable as vintage adverts.


In my group Julia and I have been assigned to take the photos on location.


For my last group tutorial, I showed my final work for this project. One of the recommendations was, that I should have bighting up my model with the curves on Photoshop, to make the model stand out. Plus the model in the image looked flat. I think it does look better with the change for the model, I think the image looks better. Also I think it works well with the other elements in the image.