LA – Design of Layout in InDesign

Task: sing InDesign, design a 4-page brochure for a fictitious travel agent. The size of the brochure should be A5 (when it is folded). Design the brochure in full colour. Use fake body copy, but create sensible headings. Use titles, headings and images of your choice. Be sure to pay attention to: Choice of type Choice of imagery Use of layout and grid to communicate the content. Continue reading LA – Design of Layout in InDesign

LA – Pace and Contrast

TASK: Compare the design (in terms of pace and contrast) of an online magazine, blog or website to that of a printed magazine, book or journal. What differences can you see between the kinds of design strategies used in the two formats?Write down your findings and upload it to WordPress.  VG In this task I have chosen to compare the front page of a VG newspaper and the online edition. The first thing I think about is that both uses big pictures and extended font in the headers. The paper version uses more colors on its front page than the … Continue reading LA – Pace and Contrast

LA – Basic Principles of Layout

TASK: Take a magazine, newspaper or book that includes images and text. Lay tracing paper over the top of three spreads (both left-hand and right-hand pages). Using a pencil and ruler, carefully trace the grid underlying the page layouts. Remember to remove specific text elements or images, and to only draw the grid lines. Note column widths and margin sizes at the top, bottom, and to the left and right of the main body of text. Is your document based on a two-column, three-column, or another type of grid? Which elements stay the same on each page, and which change? … Continue reading LA – Basic Principles of Layout

LA – Symmetry/asymmetry

TASK: In this assignment, you will be given the opportunity to also test your idea sketching skills. It is important to start working with basic ideas on paper and develop your concept from there on out. On an A4 landscape page, draw four equal squares. Create 4 more pages in this way. So, you’ll have 5 pages with four squares on each. Draw one or two squares or rectangles in each empty square to achieve the following visual effects (refer to your textbook, p.41 as guidance). You can work with the interaction of rectangles and squares to make the balance … Continue reading LA – Symmetry/asymmetry

LA – Form and Space

TASK: Rearrange shapes cut out of paper, and try to find the point at which the figure disappears into the ground. Cut out a series of shapes from black paper – squares, rectangles, circles and random shapes – in a variety of sizes, from small to large. Working with a square piece of white paper, place shapes of different sizes into the white space; place them on the white one at a time and move them around. Try to find the point where the distinction between figure and ground becomes unclear. Does it depend on which shape dominates the space: … Continue reading LA – Form and Space


Task: Take five pictures every day for the next five days. The subjects of your pictures can include a series of different objects, people and landscapes. Apply the manual settings as explained in your textbook. Submit your six best pictures at the end of the week, listing the following with each picture:  ISO Aperture Shutter speed It will be to your advantage if some of your pictures showcase motion blur and depth of field. In other words, I would like to see that you’ve experimented with the different exposure settings that were discussed in this module. My photos: Continue reading LA – EXPOSURE BASICS Q2

L A – Exposure Basics Q1

TASK After reading the appropriate section in your prescribed textbook From Snapshots to Great Shots, please answer the following questions: Name all the functions / buttons on the front of your camera Name all the functions / buttons on the back of your camera Explain how you would set the correct ISO Explain how you would change the aperture Explain how you would change the shutter speed ISO To set the correct iso press the iso quick button on the top of the camera. Then the numbers arrive on the screen. Use one of the wheels on top of the camera to … Continue reading L A – Exposure Basics Q1