People VS Places/People vs people
In people vs places you will experiment with creating 3 double exposure photographs.
The Great Escape - Due November 4
Escape from reality in your levitation photography! There are many things that we escape from in our lives and things we do to escape. Your first project is going to communicate the idea of escape. In your brainstorm page, think ideas around the concept of escape. Choose your best idea and draw a thumbnail sketch of your concept. Upload it to your Once you have approval you may begin your photography.
1.Take a picture with your model “levitating” on a stool or chair. Use the manual setting on your camera. Make sure your shutter speed and aperture are appropriately set up. Make sure that the model is in a position that appears to be floating.
2. Do not move the camera! Take the exact same photo without your model in the picture.
3. There are many ways to combine your photos. One is way is to open your two photographs in photoshop. Use the lasso tool to loosely draw around the edge of your model. Click “refine edge” and feather the edge a little. Copy (command + C)
4. Go to you second photo and EDIT > PASTE SPECIAL > PASTE IN PLACE and your model will paste
5. Erase the stool or chair from the top layer. Flatten and save a copy of your image.
Write an artist statement to describe your amazing concept.
"She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait fine art photographer. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own.
Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements."
To look at more of Brooke Shaden's work click here
5 SENSES OF FALL Due Oct 13
Capture the sight, sound, taste, smell, touch and movement of fall while working on your technical mastery of the camera. Think about all the things that fall means to you and capture that in the series of photographs. You will be handing in 6 photographs total! Each photograph will represent one of the senses + movement. The additional challenge is that you must also use rule of thirds, capture movement and show shallow and deep depth of field.
Step 1: Brainstorming - Write a paragraph in your Research and Brainstorming page of your website that describes what the senses of fall mean to you!
Step 2: capture these images
Step 3: Edit your photos in photoshop and post images on your website with your artist statement.
RULE OF THIRDS (2 PHOTOS)
Creating a portfolio website
When you are finished your collage, you are going to work on setting up your portfolio website. We are going to use weebly to create a wonderful place to display your work. Weebly is a really easy tool that allows you to make a professional website.
Click here to read instructions on how to use weebly.
Once you have chosen a theme and a name for your site, please add the following pages.
Page 1. Welcome page - This page will highlight your favourite photos that you've taken (more info to come)
Page 2: Blog
Page 3. Photo of the week
Page 4. Projects
Page 5: research and brainstorming
Post your collage (jpg) + paragraph to the projects page.
Publish your website - it will have an address that is something like this: www.whateveryouchose.weebly.com
Enter your address below.
ME: A PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION
intro to photoshop
Some of you have a lot of experience with photoshop, and some of you have none! We are going to try to get everyone up to speed with the next assignment. This assignment will help me to get to know more about you.
The skills that you are going to need are: creating a new document, copying and pasting an image into your document, resizing images and thinking about symbolism and finally recognizing what makes a great photograph