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Dissertation Help Please!

Discussion in 'Photography' started by sarah_a1, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. sarah_a1

    sarah_a1 Junior Member


    I'm studying Design for Digital Media and when I go back I will be in my third year. I need to go back to uni with an idea for my disserttion and I am stuck!
    I was thinking of doing something about,
    The use of photography in campaign advertising and how it has changed over the years, or Is digital photography changing our concept of beauty?

    I was wondering if anybody had any ideas or feedback they would be able to give me.
    Thank you
  2. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I'd say you'd struggle to find documentation and proof to validate the difference between digital and film photography, I have covered some of these ideas in my MA dissertation.

    If you are going to do it as a dissertation, you should focus it a bit more, campaign advertising covers a massive area, so perhaps pick a disciple, like cosmetics or sports, narrow it down more. Cosmetics would be easy as there are countless source references. But it won't be a particularly new topic, so you are less likely to get your work published if that is your aim!

    If you stick around I can help you loads with this!
  3. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Hi Sarah,

    An along the same lines of what your thinking could maybe be the evolution of something...or some sort of subject. For example, the evolution of A car, a great one would be the evolution of the Modern Day Formula One Car, it would be a great topic if you could get access to the cars in some way.

    I think something like that would be pretty ace!
  4. Another topic area might be the manipulation of editorial images - there has been loads of people writing about the ethics of making changes to news photographs recently. Probably the most famous is the Adrian Hajj case.

    Best of luck !

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