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Scale Model of the gallery

I was given the task of creating a scale model of the Frameless Gallery for the London exhibition. We needed it to put our scale models into, so we could work out where each person could place their images in the gallery. I had a 1:100 scale image of the gallery and I had to turn this into a 1:20 scale for the model. I used foam board because I knew I could cut it with a craft knife and it was study enough to make a model out of. I used cello-tape to strengthen the edges because I knew PVA glue wouldn’t be enough. Overall I am very happy with the scale model, it serves its purpose. I proved I could work to a time scale because the group needed the model made for a specific time, and that once I take on a task I will complete it. Here are some photographs of my completed model, both the ground floor and basement of the gallery.

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Updated Cv 2

Chloe Short’s CV

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Profile:

I am a highly organised worker, who can keep to deadlines effectively. I am able to get my ideas across when working in large groups, and I can also work alone and motivate myself to get jobs finished for their deadline. I always strive to work the hardest I can, making the best of any project given to me.

Qualification description:

Coventry University, 28/9/2009-8/7/2012 Photography BA (Hons)

John Leggott College, 1/9/2007-1/7/2009

Photography A level – B

History A Level – C

Art A Level – D

Foxhills Technology College Gcse’s

History – A*

English Double Award – A, A

Science Double Award – A, A

Maths – A

Art – B

French – B

Graphics – C

Work history: 

Professional Experience Assisting Paul Smith

I volunteered to assist my lecturer Paul Smith on a shoot at the Derby Rolls Royce staff training centre/engine museum with another student. Paul was going to photograph composite images of aeroplane engines using several different pictures with varying exposures in HD to create one image. He did this by taking an underexposed image an overexposed image and an image that was perfectly exposed, so he could later put them together on Phocus (the image editing software by Hassleblad). I gained experience by helping set up the portable studio lights wherever Paul wanted them and moving all the equipment from one engine to another. I also set up reflectors and the tripod for his camera. We also had to solve problems together; one example of this is we had to decide how to cover the writing behind one of the engines we decided to use tape and reflectors.

Professional Experience for Second Year of Photography Degree

I held an exhibition with two other photography students for my professional experience. We had to find a gallery to exhibit in, get our photographs printed and framed ourselves and advertise our exhibition ourselves. I feel I communicated well in the group, we made decisions together, but I still voiced my opinions when necessary. I had good time management, I always showed up to meetings on time, and got all my photographs hung ready for the opening. I gained new people skills from talking to the people who came to view my work and I am now more confident in myself to talk to people.

Work Experience for Year 10 at Foxhills Technology College at Oxfam for1 week.

For my work experience I decided to go and help out at my local Oxfam charity shop. I helped to sort through the clothes for the shop. Linda the manager was really happy about the help. I used a tag gun to put labels on the clothes and price them ready for the shop floor. I also sorted out the clothes and bric-a-brac on the shop floor so they would look neat for the customers to see. I really enjoyed this job, my work colleagues were all friendly and we could chat while we worked. I used my time management skills to make sure I got everything done in time each day. I used my communication skills to help customers find items they were looking for. I worked the hardest I could to help the shop get through the large amount of donations; I helped to clear the entire top room. At the end of my work experience week Linda rang me to say I worked extremely well and if I ever wanted to volunteer there she would have me back anytime.

Interest and hobbies: 
I have always been interested in photography, since I first picked up a disposable camera.  I am passionate about the medium and always look for new ways to improve my knowledge of techniques and past photographers. I have used film cameras, developing the film myself, and I have used digital cameras. I have also used a medium format camera so am familiar with many types of photography. I love working in the darkroom developing prints and I enjoy working on Photoshop with digital pictures, after joining in with Photoshop classes I am now confident at using the software. I also keep and maintain my own wordpress blog, and manage my time to make sure I consistently keep high quality content on my site.

I have become more confident at speaking in front of people, doing speaking presentations and narrated videos, so I feel I could take on any challenge that I faced.

I am also very interested in cooking especially baking, I enjoy creating something new from a few ingredients and I like coming up with my own recipes. One of my passions is baking cakes, I like trying out new ideas and decorating them using many techniques that I enjoy learning. I like finding out new ways to make things and learning new skills.

 

Awards and membership of professional bodies: 
100% attendance Foxhills Technology College 2002, 2004 and 2005

 

References:

Available on request

(Paul M Smith aa5172@coventry.ac.uk
Coventry University Photography Module Leader)

(Matt Johnston aa9665@coventry.ac.uk

Coventry University Technology and student support)

My email, phone number and address are not on this version because I don’t want them posted on the internet, but they will be on the final version when I go to apply for jobs.


Updated CV

Chloe Short CV

Profile:

I am a highly organised worker, who can keep to deadlines effectively. I am able to get my ideas across when working in large groups, and I can also work alone and motivate myself to get jobs finished for their deadline. I always strive to work the hardest I can, making the best of any project given to me.

Qualification description:

John Leggott College, 1/9/2007-1/7/2009 Photography A level B

John Leggott College, 1/9/2007-1/7/2009 History A Level C

John Leggott College, 1/9/2007-1/7/2009 Art A Level D

Coventry University, 28/9/2009-8/7/2012 Photography Grade: Pending

Work history:

Work Experience for Year 10 at Foxhills Technology College

Oxfam 1 week

For my work experience I decided to go and help out at my local Oxfam charity shop. I had to go have an interview first with the manager Linda, was talked about the job and what skills I would need to accomplish it. I couldn’t work on the till because that needed a weeks training, but I could help upstairs sorting out all the donations. I did that for a week, Linda was really happy about the help. I used a tag gun to put labels on the clothes and price them ready for the shop floor. I also sorted out the clothes and bric-a-brac on the shop floor so they would look neat for the customers to see. I really enjoyed this job, my work colleagues were all friendly and we could chat while we worked. I used my time management skills to make sure I got everything done in time each day. I used my communication skills to help customers find items they were looking for. I worked the hardest I could to help the shop get through the large amount of donations, I helped to clear the entire top room. At the end of my work experience week Linda rang me to say I worked extremely well and if I ever wanted to volunteer there she would have me back anytime.

Professional Experience for Second Year of Photography Degree

I held an exhibition with two other photography students for my professional experience. We had to find a gallery to exhibit in, get our photographs printed and framed ourselves and advertise our exhibition ourselves. I feel I communicated well in the group, we made decisions together, but I still voiced my opinions when necessary. I had good time management, I always showed up to meetings on time, and got all my photographs hung ready for the opening. I gained new people skills from talking to the people who came to view my work and I am now more confident in myself to talk to people.

Professional Experience Assisting Paul Smith

Myself and another photography student Pete volunteered to assist our lecturer Paul Smith on a shoot at the Derby Rolls Royce staff training centre/engine museum. We had to be ready to help pack his equipment into the mini bus at 8.45 to set off at 9. Paul was going to photograph composite images of aeroplane engines using several different pictures with varying exposures in HD to create one image. He did this by taking an underexposed image an overexposed image and an image that was perfectly exposed, so he could later put them together on Phocus (the image editing software by Hassleblad). I gained experience by helping set up the portable studio lights wherever Paul wanted them and moving all the equipment from one engine to another. I also set up reflectors and the tripod for his camera. Me and Pete also had to solve problems together, one example is that we had to decide how to cover the writing behind one of the engines, we used tape and reflectors.

Interest and hobbies: 
I have always been interested in photography, since I first picked up a disposable camera. So I am passionate about the medium and always look for new ways to improve my knowledge of techniques and past photographers. I have used film cameras, developing the film myself, and I have used digital cameras. I have also used a medium format camera so am familiar with many types of photography. I love working in the darkroom developing prints and I enjoy working on Photoshop with digital pictures.

I am also very interested in cooking especially baking, I enjoy creating something new from a few ingredients and I like coming up with my own recipes. One of my passions is baking cakes, I like trying out new ideas and decorating them using many techniques that I enjoy learning. I like finding out new ways to make things and learning new skills.

Awards and membership of professional bodies: 
100% attendance Foxhills Technology College 2002, 2004 and 2005

References:

Paul M Smith

aa5172@coventry.ac.uk
Coventry University Photography Module Leader

Contact details:

Name: Chloe Short

Blog: Chloe328.wordpress.com

Invitation/Mini Leaflet Try-out 3

I decided to try the layout I created for the mini leaflets/invitations on a photograph that was rather busy and colourful. I used one of my scanned images that will be going in my final project, it is of me as a child.

The problem with this try-out is the image in the background, this layout works with simplistic photographs not a photograph as busy and bright as this one. I am happy that you can still read the writing, with colour photographs it is always hard to find a colour for the type. I like to use black or white for writing depending on the colour of the background but sometimes neither colour can be used and this can make the layout look too bright and non-professional.

On a side note, I do really like the colours in the scanned image, having not really had time to look at them while scanning arounf 50 images, the colours remind me so much of Martin Parr’s photographs especially his ‘The Last Resort’ book showcasing his photographs of the seaside resort of Brighton.

Martin Parr image from here.

Mini Leaflet/Invitation Tryout 2

I’m going to be trying out the layout I have created for a mini leaflet/invitation with different photographs behind it to see what it looks like. In the future I will also try new layouts, different designs and colours. But for the moment I really like the simplistic feel of the black text over the photograph. They would be nice to give to family and friends to invite them to the exhibition.

I really like how this looks, especially with my photograph in the background. Once again when printed this invite will be 6×4 photograph sized, to keep the symbolism of photography throughout it. I might change the font for the Exposure Twenty4 title, I don’t know yet, it took me ages to decide on Franklin Gothic because of its simplistic aesthetic, but I’m thinking now that it might be too square of a font.

Trying out ideas for mini leaflets/invitations for our exhibition

I though about trying to create a few mock ups for mini leaflets/invitations that we could give out to select people when advertising our exhibition. We could each have our own image on the one we give out, so that they are more personal to each person, but also get the message about or exhibition across.

My first idea is using a black and white image of my own.

I really like that the photo takes up the entire 6×4 photo sized paper, this will make sure everyone knows it’s a photography exhibition. Even thought the invitation is small I have managed to fit all of the main information on it. I couldn’t fit a map on there, but there is the postcode of the gallery and the website so people could use either google maps or the Frameless gallery’s website to find a map. I really like the simplicity of the invitation, the one problem is I know everybody has different types of photographs some in colour some in black and white, so this layout might not work on each photo. But that would keep each invitation unique to the person’s whose photograph is on it.

Posters the Group Like

Here I will keep an updated list of posters my group have highlighted as having elements they like. I will use this list to help me produce the posters for our exhibition.

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