Photo 1 Final Project
Digital Photo: The 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, or photomerges.
• 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).
• 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.
Winter Break: You will shoot (at least) Two Full Contact Sheets
Monday January 6: Adjustment Day
Wednesday January 8: Shooting Day 3
Friday January 10: Adjustment Day/Writing
Weekend Homework: Shooting Day 4
Monday January 13: Adjustment/Writing Day
Wednesday January 15: Optional Shooting Day if needed, Adjustment, Writing, and Printing Day
Friday January 17: Adjustment, Writing, and Printing Day
January 22:Projects are due at the beginning of the period.