Thursday, May 16, 2013

Photo 1 Final Project

Photo Essay Requirements:

• First pick a general theme. For example, you might pick America, Democracy, or Responsibility. You will shoot photographs centered on this central theme.
 This may include camera experimentation like shutter speeds, HDR, aperture adjustments, layering, or photomerges.

You can also explore photography we haven't talked about this semester like surrealism, impressionism, commercial, or environmentally conscience.

• Use what you've learned about photographic composition, lighting, color, lines, texture and use your camera to make a statement. Each individual photo will be graded accordingly. It is imperative you showcase your ability to shoot many angles of shots with many levels of camera composition (Review composition elements and types of shots if necessary).

Rules of Composition
Elements of Design

• Your photographs should make both a visual and emotional/political/critical/intellectual statement. Your photo essay should contain at least 9 photographs. Below each picture you will also describe the composition elements used on each photo, what you did to adjust the picture, the photo settings used, why you picked this picture, and where you took the picture.

• Your photo essay should be something unique, new, and your own view of your selected theme.

A one-page reflection is also required. In this paper you need describe what you learned during your project. What did you learn about your subject, Photoshop, and photography in general. What was easy and difficult about your project? What would you do differently if you did it again? Finally, how far along do you think you have come as a photographer this semester?

• You can shoot B & W, Color, or both. It’s your artistic choice.

• You may digitally alter your photos as necessary in Photoshop. You should use all of the landscape style, portrait style, and Instagram styles as needed.

• Your pictures should be printed out either 3*5 or 4*6, two to three pictures per page with the exception of one photo that will be printed at 8.5 *11.

• Projects should be turned in on poster board or in a binder with written with the written reflection attached. Look at examples at the front of the room.

• You will also be dropping this assignment in the Staff server so that we may view each project in front of the class.

Thursday 23rd: Project Explanation and Treatment
Weekend Homework: Shooting Day 1
Tuesday 28th: Shooting Day 2
Thursday May 30: Adjustment Day
Weekend Homework: Shooting Day 3
Tuesday June 4: Shooting Day 4
Thursday June 6: Adjustment Day
Optional Weekend Homework: Shooting Day 5 (as needed), Seniors Need to Print Pictures on weekend
Tuesday June 11: Projects due for Seniors at 11:30, Adjustment, Writing, and Printing Day
Thursday January 13: Projects due


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