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This is the process book for my zine magazine called "Glimpse". It takes you through the design and thought process of the book and it's layout.


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    Glimpse Zine is targeted towards seri-ously aspiring photographers just begin-ning their education in photography. The bi-anual magazine is widely distributed across Canada at the beginning of the school year (September) and in the middle of the school year (January). This is done specifically to give photography students that extra boost of inspiration as they enter into a busy semester.

    Glimpse basically explains itself in its name. It shows the viewer and inside scoop on the photography industry. It discusses up and coming artists, recent photography news, events/conferences, programs, tips, and gadgets.

    It is alll about developing and inspiring the new blood of the industry. Glimpse is here to help students achieve what-ever their heart dersires. And maybe even show them things their heart didnt even realize it wanted.

    Glimpse magazine is meant to be an interesting and unique publication that interests 18-25 year old photography students that want inspiration.

    Glimpse magazine is meant to convey fresh photographic culture. It is meant to be modern and structured, while still intriguing, classy, and bold.

    This specific issue focuses on the suc-cessful photographers that go about their photography in bizarre ways. The images give a unique and intriguing feel to the magazine, while the actual design and layout is very structured and orderly thus bringing out the modernity.

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    The main graphic elements began as the thick blue bars. In this issue the blue colour was important in mimmicking the feature artists work, Mallory Morrison, who focuses on underwater photography.

    The half circles were added in tocontrast the solid straight lines and add a more intriguing and flowing feels

    The main photos were underwater pho-tography. Because of this I chose a lot of my other photos with that colour scheme in mind. The colour of water is very evident throughout the book.

    All of the photos were chosen specifically because of their uniqueness and obscurity.

    MALLORY MORRISONMallory Morrison never thought that she would be a professional underwater photographer, shes never been scuba diving and doesnt have any interest in learning. Sharks and marine life scare her. Being underwater for a prolonged period of time makes her claustropho-bic. Yet, being underwater is exactly how Mallory makes her living.

    Mallory admits she wasnt the likeliest candidate for the coveted post of professional underwater photographer. If someone were to tell me in high school that this is what I would be doing, I would have said Heck no! Mallory admits. Thats way too scary. But in battling her fears, Mallory has created a reputation for herself as an up-and-coming fashion photographer with a unique ability to make people look natural under the water.

    TREADING THE WATERWhile attending Brooks Institute of Pho-tography in California, Mallory decided to push her boundaries by trying underwater photography. Brooks offers a class in undersea photography, but it wasnt ocean life that appealed to her. Mallory was intrigued and challenged by the use of water as a medium. One of the ad-vantages of being at a place like Brooks are the connections students forge, and Mallory met someone with a complete underwater camera rig willing to let her borrow it for pool shoots, which she then used for assignments in her classes.

    The major reason I was able to start was because: I was in the school environment where everyone was helping each other out and experimenting, Mallory says. I dont know if I would have taken the chance to try it and do it by myself without

    being in that environment with everyone trying things. Brooks is the reason I am doing what I am doing now.

    This experimentation became her new favorite form of photography, and Mallory shot as many assignments underwater as possible. In critique, when I would see what other people came up with for the same assignment, I was like: No. Iike mine better; this is so much more fun! Mallory says playfully. But when her friend graduated, her access to an underwater rig was gone. Renting gear at the time wasnt a great allocation of money, so it was decision time: if Mallory invested in professional underwater photography camera and lighting equipment she would be all in.

    For four months she tried studio, portrait. and other more traditional photography styles, but found herself wishing she were shooting underwater. With enough money saved up to buy a housing and one strobe, she was ready to commit. I really missed it. Mallory reflects. I couldnt give up yet, I had too much to try. For the last five years, Mallory has been able to practice underwater photography, shooting professionally for clients such as DEEP magazine and The Stylist Handbook.

    Despite her initial reservations about being underwater, she has earned a reputation for making her models ap-pear not as awkward invaders into an underwater world, but as though they belong to this unnatural environment. Take, for example, the image below that is simple but striking. The models flowing hair and weightlessness indicate she is underwater, but the way she effortlessly balances herself with a few toes from her pointed foot makes her feel comfortable and natural.


    BATHTUB BEAUTYPhotographers often note the impor-tance of having the correct location for a shoot. For most underwater fashion photographers, that means a good pool. Mallory considers herself lucky to have found a relatively unknown location that fits her needs. Finding the right pool was pivotal for me, Mal-lory says. Its an indoor pool with big skylights so I dont have to worry about weather; I dont have to worry about wind; the light is gorgeous in there. Its 90 degrees. Its a bathtub ... a crystal clear bathtub with beautiful light. How could you pass it up?

    The condition of the pool is only part of the equation for creating the ideal work environment for an underwater fashion shoot. Mallory describes the right on-set atmosphere as pivotal to creating the type of images she needs to produce for her clients. Thats an important thing for me. To have it be a really calm, fun environment because if it is too stuffy or whatnot it can become too hard. That also goes along with whom I have on my team to set a tone.

    Mallorys images reflect this mindset. Like the atmosphere of her shoots, the photographs are calm, serene and peaceful. They look and feel natural. My makeup artist, stylist and assistants need to be really grounded and able to deal with any type of personality, Mallory continues. You never know what kind of attitude the model is going to have.

    Mallorys images reflect this mindset. Like the atmosphere of her shoots, the photographs are calm, serene and peaceful.


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    Virtual Utopia: A Photoshop CS6Review written by Stephan Sagmiller that breaks down what the big fuss is over the upgraded software.

    Discover the most up and coming photographers with bizarre styles. Our personal favourite is Mallory Morrison (feature article on page 5)

    Let our tech editor make you drool with camera accesso-ries, innovative gadgets, and unique apps for photo students!

    Helpful Hints when putting your images online. From how to tag effectively to copyright issues you might come across.

    Glimpse is a biannual magazine all about bringing fresh photographic culture to new photography students all over the world. Our focus is to inspire and gear up the new blood for success.

    We arent just about looking pretty. Were about opening your eyes to the innovative ways to become a better photographer and artist. We are about showing you the latest gear to bring up your game, and giving you tips and tricks to help you as you enter into the world of professional photography. You cant just have a good eye. Youve got to learn how to network, avoid copyright infringement, and work with teams of people to get and idea to come to life.

    This issue hones in on the photographers that are mak-ing a name for themselves by creating bizarre imagery. In this day and age its all about standing out to get noticed. And these professionals really know how to do it (although some would argue that they happened upon their styles by accident, they still ran wih it and became the successful photographers that they are today).




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    JULY 2012

    AUG 2012

    SEPT 2012

    Virtual Utopia: A Photoshop CS6 Review written by Stephan Sagmiller that breaks down what the big fuss is over the upgraded software. Stephan wont only give you the downlow on what different about Photoshop CS6, he will give you a professional insiders take on what the pros and cons on. Theres also a list of what his favourite features are!

    Discover the most up and coming photographers with unique styles. Add to your inspiration library. Our personal favourite is Mallory Morrison (feature article on page 5). Also look for new photographers with bizarre styles on each page of this issue to expand your view of what photography can be.

    Let our tech editor make you drool with camera acces-sories, innovative ga