Week 27: Social Media Series: Learn to shoot, style and edit an image for your social media channels

As a designer it's important we harness social media as one platform to showcase our work and the work of our clients. Use your iPhone and capture a beautifully styled vignette in a pastel tone to fit into a similar branding system. Edit your image and take it all the way to your own social channel.

Beginner

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Using props from around your house, style and shoot an image. Try using a light coloured background. Edit this and export, saving this for your social channel.

Intermediate

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Style a shot using props. Try styling with a light or white background. Choosing 3 of your favourite shots, edit these and export them for your social channels.

Advanced

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Try styling 3 different scenes using a similar story throughout. Use a white or light coloured background. Edit each of these images and export them ready to upload onto your social channels.

Time Allocated

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30 minutes for research to see how the mockup is constructed and also, to gather your imagery. 60 Minutes for Beginner and Intermediate. 80 Minutes for Advanced.

Design Goals

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Style, edit and shoot an image for social media.

Constraints

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Use both the camera and an editing application that are on your phone. Don't bring it into Photoshop or Lightroom to edit.

Resources

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Software

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    Photography, Social Media, App Editing, Styling, Instagram

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