In the project before this I had a good look at some 2 page spreads that have been in “Creative Review” and other magazines but for this project I wanted to have a look at some more nature related designs, I want this 4 page spread to be very in your face, this I will achieve from my chosen images. But before I start to design for my 4 page spread I wanted to look at some more 2 page spreads.
I am really liking spreads that have a full size image covering as a background, it’s a good way of attracting a viewer to the piece, its bold and visually appealing, so I think that something like this will really work well in this project but I need to figure out some different layouts on how big the image will be, how my it will cover and how to can link the two 2 page spreads together.
I came across this 2 page spread randomly while looking for Nat Geo spreads, the reason I like it is because it utilizes 3 colours that work really well together red, black and white, a design using this colours will always be visually appealing but the design needs to be interesting aswell, I do think though that a single image cover a whole page looks nice and it works but it will be very hard for me to link this to the other 2 page spread without it looking very boring and uninspiring.
Before I was looking at some alternative nature photo’s were the colours have been edited or they have been captured in a different way and this photo that has been used as the background for the 2 page spread have ben taken using a different shutter speed this allows the camera to essentially capture more information for the one photo instead of the usual shutter speed which would capture a moment in time, this photo probably has been taken using a 2 second shutter speed which has made the person slightly blurry along with the waves were they have been moving.
This is something that I could think about using but I feel that it will only work on streams and the wind? in a forest not much more unfortunately.
Thinking about time lapsing I wanted to have a look at a 2 page spread that uses this and although this spread isn’t about forests it showed my something that I forgot that I have previously looked at and that is light streams this is capture using longer shutter speeds that capture the motion and the movement of a cars light, if my forest photo’s turn out to be dull and a dud I can always do some of this…
Still looking at big, strong solid images for a background this urban piece works really well, the colours are reversed in the way that the background is darker and the text is lighter this is something that I could experiment with.