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Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

Lesson 15 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

Lesson 15 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

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15. Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

Find out the differences between coming up with ideas for a single image vs. a series and see examples of series Brooke has created to deconstruct how they work.

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

07:25
2

Overview of Brooke’s Journey

20:13
3

Your Timeline is Nonlinear

05:37
4

Using Curiosity and Intention to Build Your Career

03:26
5

What Factors Dictate Growth

08:24
6

Organic Growth vs. Forced Growth

05:18
7

Niche Branding

04:57
8

Brooke’s Artistic Evolution and Timeline

24:27
9

How Can You Get Ahead if You Feel Behind?

10:02
10

Ideation and Conceptualization to Identify Meaning in Your Art

05:54
11

Idea Fluency

10:33
12

How to Represent an Idea

07:01
13

How to Innovate an Idea

07:07
14

Creating a Dialogue With Your Art

05:48
15

Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

03:43
16

Transforming a Single Image Into a Series

03:12
17

How to Tell a Story in a Series

03:28
18

How to Create Costumes From Fabric

07:20
19

Brooke’s Most Useful Costumes

02:19
20

Using Paint and Clay as Texture in an Image

02:56
21

Create Physical Elements in an Image

10:22
22

Shooting for a Fine Art Series

05:45
23

Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

04:08
24

Wardrobe and Texture

04:54
25

Posing for the Story

05:32
26

Choosing an Image

01:23
27

Conceptualization: Rainy Plexiglass

11:34
28

Posing for the Story

04:17
29

Creating Backlight

02:37
30

Photo Shoot #1 - Creating a Simple Composite

17:51
31

Photo Shoot #2 - Creating a Dynamic Composite

06:31
32

Photo Shoot #3 - Creating a Storytelling Composite

07:40
33

Shooting the Background Images

06:14
34

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Working With Backgrounds

24:35
35

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Retouching the Subject

04:20
36

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Color Grading

02:45
37

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Floor Replacement Texture

15:24
38

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

03:21
39

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Cropping and Editing Backgrounds

05:25
40

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Selective Adjustments

03:55
41

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Adding Texture + Fine Tuning

03:21
42

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Compositing Models

06:58
43

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Expanding Rooms

02:17
44

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Color

02:47
45

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Exposure

04:04
46

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Masking Into Backgrounds

10:45
47

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Creating Rooms in Photoshop

06:11
48

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Compositing Hair

05:07
49

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Global Adjustments

04:49
50

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

05:00
51

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Advanced Compositing

08:46
52

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup

03:34
53

Materials for Alternative Processes

06:20
54

Oil Painting on Prints

05:41
55

Encaustic Wax on Prints

03:09
56

Failure vs. Sell Out

05:14
57

Create Art You Love and Bring an Audience To You

03:35
58

Branding Yourself Into a Story

05:40
59

The Artistic Narrative

05:26
60

Get People to Care About Your Story

03:36
61

Get People to Buy Your Story

11:36
62

Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

03:41
63

Pricing For Commissions

06:43
64

Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints

02:11
65

Class Outro

01:00
66

Live Premiere

16:14
67

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 1

04:41
68

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 2

07:12
69

Live Premiere: Q&A

16:10
70

Live Premiere: Photo Critique

47:33

Lesson Info

Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

How do we conceptualize a Siri's versus a single image? There's a difference. There has to be a difference when you focus on a single image, then you really focus on theme and visual theme is the idea of the image, and visuals are the visuals of the image. So you have an idea, and you represent that visually. And then that tends to be how we work with a single image idea. Visual done. A Siri's, though, requires you to focus on theme and visual. Of course, yes, but then toe add a through line. What is going to be the story that takes place through all of the images in the Siri's? You have an idea. You have a visual now. How do you stretch that across multiple images? Theme is just the overarching idea behind an image. So it's really just I have an idea. This is it, blah. Whatever you want to say. One word. Two words a sentence. That's your theme visual, You know, photographic elements. How do they come together to tell the story of that theme? But then the through line is making sure th...

at each image builds depth and diversity into the story while knitting together clues that point to a theme. So when you're talking about through line, you're saying, Okay, I've got this really cool image. Maybe, like I'm just thinking of one of mine. Maybe it's me standing in a field covered in butterflies. The theme is transformation. The visual is butterflies all over me. But then how do I extend that through a whole entire Siri's? Well, maybe I come up with ideas like, Okay, I'm going to have I'm gonna be covered in fewer and fewer butterflies until they're all flown away. Maybe that's one wayto represent a through line of a story of transformation. So think about the through line is a really important tool here. When it comes to a Siri's. This Siri's that I'm showing you is begin again. My most recently finished Siri's, and this is all about identity. So this whole Siri's there's a single theme. The theme is identity, and they're all visually represented. Pretty similar. They all take place in a field. They're all foggy. They all have this yellow tone over them, and they're all self portrait with this antique dress. Now the props differ, and that's how the through line continues through this story. You have this theme of identity represented visually in all those ways that I just mentioned. But the through line is examining how we deal with the theme of identity in our lives, by wearing a mask by looking in the mirror and by wearing a veil. And that's why you see all of these images here. So theme is identity. The visual is monochromatic, antique, foggy, but the through line is different ways of hiding ourselves from ourselves behind a mask in a mirror and behind a veil. This is the Siri's fourth wall, which I already showed you, and there's a lot of consistency within this Siri's. It all takes place in this one room with no windows or doors. There's a single subject in the center of the frame, and then all these different elements that I brought in. So the theme of Fourth Wall is secrets, things that you feel you can't tell anybody else, but that your thinking in your mind, something about you that makes you feel trapped. The visual is that they all take place in a square room shot from above. There are all trapped, all the subjects air trapped in some way, and I use abstract materials in every room the through line, then combining the theme and visual across all of them is that there are different representations of the things that we don't tell others, so there's always always a through line.

Class Materials

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Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Brooke never fails to deliver. I found this course superb from start to finish. From exercising your creative 'muscle', demystifying taking self portraits, and showing that they don't have to be perfect before you begin editing, to walking you through her editing process and how to price your work. Brooke's enthusiastic personality and excitement about the work shines through it all. Definitely recommended!

Søren Nielsen
 

Thank for fantastic motivating an very inspiring. The story telling and selling module was very helpful - thanks from Denmark

Rebecca Potter
 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Brooke for this amazing class. Inspired and so full of practical knowledge, this is the best class I've ever watched. You have given me the confidence to pursue what I've always been afraid to do. Watch this space!

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