Overall Evaluation for e-book + individuals contributions

We all worked well as a group to produce the finished e-book.  We had worked together in other projects therefore we worked to our strengths.  At the beginning we sat together and planned who would do what.  At each stage of the e-book we all discussed what would improve our completed task e.g. what would go into the contents page what photos we would insert, which cover we would use, and which poster to advertise the book.

The main research for content was completed by Yvonne.  This involved research from Lauder College archives, the Carnegie Library and the internet.  I also produced one of the versions of the cover for the e-book using Adobe Photoshop and research from the internet for images.

Bogusia did the main work on producing the e-book by using the programme Sigil this was the first time this programme was used on the course.  It was a complicated programme to learn from scratch.  Bogusia also did the research on the Blue colour swatches for the e-book.

Grant produced all the photographs for the e-book he had to re-size them for the book.  Grant also produced one of the versions for the book cover, and one of the versions of a poster to advertise the book using Adobe Photoshop.

Agnieszka produced the version we decided to use of the poster advertising the the e-book she used Adobe Photoshop and also research into the fonts to be used in the Poster.  Agnieszka also did research on the Brown colour swatches for the book.

To conclude we are all happy with the learning experience and how well we worked together not duplicating the work but bringing in on time our own part of the work to complete the book.

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e-book advertising posters

The following 2 images were designed to advertise the e-book using poster form.   The posters had a brown background as we completed the book cover with a blue background.  We chose to research these colours for our e-book because Lauder College used brown and Carnegie College used blue for its logo and letter headings.poster 1 copy


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E-Book Covers

Two book covers were created we chose the one following for the book and the other one as research.  We chose to do the book cover with a blue background as the posters advertising the e-book was completed in a shade of brown.  This was because these were the colours we researched for our e-book.

lauder-carnegie e book cover copy

e book cover copy


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Investigation of Fonts suitable for older people.

We are looking at fonts that are clear and easy to read for older readers.


fontThe first font we chose of the two asked for was Adobe Garamond Pro.  We chose this because it looked clear but attractive and easy to read.  From the samples above we felt we wanted the following for use in our book.

Regular 400 we chose for the paragraphs
Semi Bold 600 we chose for the Sub Headings

Bold 700 for the Main Heading.

The second font we chose was Aller.


font 2We have decided to use the Aller because it seem clearer and easier to read for our readers.  It is also attractive.

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Colour Investigation



Our group used the above site to help us decide on our colour palette for the book.  We choose to use a brown warm colour palette and a blue cool colour palette.  The reason we chose these two palette were because the Lauder Technical College corporate colours were brown.  We decided not to use the brown because the Lauder Legacy Book used this colour and we decided to move forward.  We used blue colour palette because blue is the main colour of Carnegie College and we thought this would show some continuity in thinking of our heritage.

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E-book Research – cover, content page, collated research

Ideas for Title – Cover of e-book- Contents page:   from research gathered.

Title –-Heritage of Lauder Technical School/College/Carnegie College.

Sub title  – – ‘A Dunfermline/West Fife College – Always Ahead Of  It’s Time’.   If room on cover:  Three Pictures perhaps overlapping on angle. (Founder –Benefactor- NC Level 5 Digital Media Tutor and Students in Class at Computers).

Pictures on cover – Take picture of George Lauder’s portrait in Library.( This done) Take picture of Andrew Carnegie’s head and shoulder’s from college. (Picture not good try again)

Ask Neil to take picture of NC5 Media Class working at desks to include Chris as tutor.

Takes into account past and up to the present day.

Contents Page:

 Lauder Technical School/College/Carnegie College.

  1. 1.      19th century Founder of Technical School George Lauder
  2. 2.      19th    Benefactor of Technical School Andrew Carnegie.
  3. Men ahead of their times George Lauder, Dunfermline – John F. Kennedy, 35th President USA. Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline/America.  Quotes from different time periods 19th  -20th century carrying the same essential message.  These would be in the form of an info graphic. (G .Lauder & J.F. Kennedy and Andrew Carnegie).
  4. Histories of some of the various building making up Lauder/Carnegie College. (Together with  pictures taken in 2013 and pictures scanned from Lauder Legacy Book and short heading on their use then and now for Dunfermline and West Fife Communities.
  5.  Learning/teaching.   Some of the subjects on the curriculum throughout the College’s history
  6. 6.      Surviving and thriving in the  21st century.

Mention new name:  Fife College from 1/8/2013. – Principal Hugh Logan.

Research collated so far to meet the above requirements.

Title – Front Cover of book Photo of Carnegie & Lauder. –  One photo of our class to be taken.

Contents Page complete and points 1 – 6 collated.   Research Weeks 1 – 4 complete.

Info Graphic to be completed and some photos still to be collated.


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Research-exhibition project (8 photos -architecture, family

  1.  Brief Interpretation. – Take 4 photographs of architecture I have decided  Pittencrieff Park as the theme. Take  4 photographs of people I am going to use members of my extended family as the subjects of my photographs .  Age ranges of family is 5-85years.  Two reasons for using family
    (1)  I can put them at their ease.
    (2)   It will be easy for me to get their agreement as I will tell them how the pictures will be used.  Give them a copy of the picture.  Copyright therefore should not be a problem.Taken into account the keywords from the brief when taking the architectural photographs.  Make sure the photograph is not too busy in order that the eye is not distracted from the architecture.  These eight photographs of family and architecture have to be presented in both a printed book format and a digital presentation.  I will chose a publisher after I have taken the pictures and decided on the text  to be used for the book to be submitted.   I will use power-point for the presentation.
  1. PLAN
  2. Timeline – Weeks  1 – 3 Research.
    Weeks  4 – 6 Take Photographs
    Weeks  7  – 8 Evaluate photographs and make any changes using
    Weeks  9        Choose photographs and have text ready to go to
    publishers for a professional looking book.
    Week  10       Arrange to have book and text published.
  1. Week 1-3 Research using the web and photography books.  This is most important in order that the photographs are creative and taken in accordance with the requirements of the brief.Use some photographs by professional architectural and portrait photographers to show creative photographs.


What is good architectural photography?
Free from perspective distortion .
In focus, with a long depth of field, well composed.
Taking into consideration not just the subject itself, but how that subject effects it’s surrounding as well.


moment in time are captured in family portraits alongside those you care for most.  As time goes on, the family will welcome new members and see other pass on.

Location that has significance, purely to add to the emotional depth of the shot. For example, use the garden of a family member.  A simple open space will be sufficient, although ensure there are no distractions in the background of your shot to detract from the main focus, the family!

 Arrange your family to ensure you have a visually engaging and balanced shot.

When positioning the shot don’t have your family facing the sun.  Similarly, you don’t want the camera facing the sun as you’ll have a shot full of faces cast with shadow, so aim for a set up within which the family is side on to the natural light.

Settings   If a large group to be taken you’ll want a fairly narrow aperture, from f/8 up to f/11 should ensure that you’ve got everything in focus front to back.
If a small group to be taken  these shot naturally lend themselves to being less formal. Select a slightly wider aperture than before, maybe f/5.6.  which will enable you to capture the smiling faces and blur out the background.

Some Creative Photographs from Professional Photographers.





Charlotte NC Child Portrait Photographer

Some creative architectural photographs taken by professionals.




Toronto Architecture



Dreams About Architecture

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