Photography - Assignments

  • Photo 2 - Projects MP#4

    Week 1 - Watercolor technique  - Description/ Notes  

    • Project: Complete 1 practice artwork (ALL) using found watercolor and found photo (1 pt) and 4 original images (4 pts) using mixed media with watercolor paint you create and your own photos. You will be graded for originality, craftsmanship, and overall appeal of composition and exposure. Alternate: create 5 images using IND STUDY choices.
    • Artist: Aliza Razell
    • Vocab: Exposure, Compositional Techniques: Tonal Balance, Rule of Thirds, Disappearing Lines into Corners, Leading Lines, Vertical =Strength, Horizontal = Calm, Curves = Grace/ Beauty, Diagonal = Action, Show Space/ Overlapping, Selective Clarity
    • Camera Skills: filters (nd, graduated, polarizing, UV, effects, homemade)
    • Photoshop Tools: Create Photoshop Brush, Masking, Channel Mask, Layers
    • DUE: 4/19
    • Links: Watercolor Ideas

    Week 2 - Spring Interpretation/ DIY photo techniques/effects

    Mon 4/22 - ALL - Experiment with 2 hacks minimum. Choice then to complete DIY Hacks or Ind Choice

    Experiment with 10 or more new techniques with topics of choice. Edit at least 5 good ones for composition, exposure, and artistic merit. DUE 4/26

    Week 3 - Life in Color - Monochromatic (3) and Complementary Colors (2) - Description/ Notes (1)

    • Project: Construct 2 monochromatic color photos and 2 complementary colored photos of a subject of choice. Use selective placement, filters, color correction, or saturation methods of choice to enhance your color.
    • Artist: Sandy Skoglund, Steve McCurry, National Geographic Life in Color, Monochromatic Household Objects, Inspirational Color Photographers
    • Vocab: Color Properties: Hue, Value/Lightness, Saturation; Color Schemes: Monochromatic, Complementary, Analogous; Unity/ Harmony, Contrast; Color Psychology
    • Camera Skills: White Balance, Selective Focus
    • Photoshop Tools: Sponge, Adjustment Layers: Photo Filters, Color Balance, Blending Modes
    • Career: Industrial/ Commercial Photographer
    • DUE:5/3
    • Links: Color Theory in Photography, Color Theory 2

    Week 4 - Macro Experiments - Choose 10/ Edit 5 - DUE 5/10

    Week 5 - Prepare for art show/ artist statement/ file management - DUE 5/17

    Week 6 - Cyanotype projects   (Cyanotype Sun Print - Photogram, Cyanotype from a photo - how to) - DUE 5/24

    Week 7 - Photo Restoration - DUE 5/31

    Week 8 - Double Exposure - 5 points - DUE 6/7

    Week 9 - File Management - Back up artworks (Print, Google Drive, Onto Phone) and delete unused files - DUE 6/11

     

    Independent Project Ideas (or invent own with approval.)

    • Paredolia

    • Same Scene, Different Destinies

    • Masking and Double Takes

    • Photo and Added Elements (objects, drawing)

    • It's All in the Angle - Forced Perspective & Tilt Shift

    • Art Parody

    • Shadow Play

    • Unusual Portraits

    • Theme-based (examples: Seven Deadly Sins, Vintage, Freedom, Heroes and Leaders, Beliefs and Values, The Hidden, Dreams & Nightmares)

    • Photo Product Choices (ex: scrapbook, t-shirt, glass etching, collage, etc.)