Assignments December 18-21

 

54. PowerPoint – Due on the day of your final to present

Name: ______________________________________

Final Assignment For All PowerPoint

Choose your best 10 photos from the semester, if they are not saved on your computer, you can download them from the blog and save them to your computer

Create a PowerPoint with those photos, include creativity, transitions

Should have 11 slides total

First slide – title slide

Next 10 slides should be your photos, each slide should include the photo, a title, and explain why you chose it as your favorite/best photo (explain using the elements of art and design), you can also add in a slide for the writing if you don’t have room with the photo. Make sure that you can see the writing. You will present this to the class during our last day of class. Please post to your blog as “Powerpoint”. If you can’t get it to load you can share it to me through Google Docs. When you present, give me this sheet to do the grading.

  • 11 Slides                                    /10 points
  • Photos on each slide             /40 points
  • Title of each photo               / 20 points
  • Explanation of photos           /50 points
  • Presentation                         /30 points

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  • Total                                   / 150 points

Assignments December 11-14

51. Present Documentary

Students will present projects, students will show etiquette while watching presentations. For each presentation you will do the TAG feedback, this will be handed out and then you will write it out on paper (this can be about the presentation, the photos, the story, the titles, etc)

52. Faceless Portrait – Due Tuesday before class is over
The theme of this challenge is open to interpretation. What is a faceless portrait?
There are many ways to remove a face from an image beyond the popular headless body or hand-on-face methods.
Think of fun and quirky or deep and meaningful, whether staged or spontaneous, shadows or head turns, show me a portrait.
Use the body and environment to tell a story
Just don’t show me their face, looking forward to this one! Upload your best 3 photos, with titles, in a gallery 3 across, title blog post “Faceless Portraits.”

53. Scavenger Hunt – Due Thursday before class is over

Rules and list will be handed out during class Wednesday. This a group contest and we will work on it in class. All photos need to be uploaded to one members blog by Thursday before class is over. There will be a prize given out on Monday to the group that gets the most points. All photos need to have the corresponding number and title or they will not get the points. 

Assignments December 4-7

49. Tiny Bits of Beauty [Environment] – Due Tuesday before class is over

Students find and take photos of images of easily overlooked beauty that most people miss. Enlarge or enhance the image and what makes it appealing via photo editing program. Upload your best six photos to your blog as “Tiny Bits of Beauty” and make sure to title each photo and put into a gallery. 

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50. Haunting Eyes – Due Thursday before class is over

Submit 6 photographs that have haunting eyes. By haunting I mean: poignant and evocative; difficult to ignore or forget. It can be eyes of men, women, children, elderly, or animals.
Make sure there are not too many distracting elements in the photo and consider cropping the picture to focus better on the subject. Upload as a gallery with titles to your blog as “Haunting Eyes”

Assignments November 27-30

47. Paper Cut-outs & Photos – Due Wednesday before class is over

Find little quirks in the environment around you, a bent post, length of chain, crack in a sidewalk or wall… and add a character to the environment that connects with it in a creative way. Many more samples at this LINK. Do it on paper so as not to disturb the area or deface property. You can draw the images or you can cut them out of magazines or print from the internet, then set those images up to take photos. Below is an example and make sure to look at the link above for more samples. You will upload your best three photos to your blog in a gallery and title the post “Paper Cut-Outs & Photos.”

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48. Slide Show – Due Thursday before class is over

Find a song, or even a speech that you like. Take a series of images that can be used to create a slide show version of that audio-work. Make sure that you take enough photos to fill the time space of the song or the speech. Put it together in a video. Here are two examples  (example 2) that may be helpful. Though there is some animation in both, they could have been done with still images, or you may choose to add some animation as these have. You need to include the title of the song or speech and the author in the title of your blog post. 
 
 
 

Assignments November 13-16

44. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 still life photos or advanced mysterious, intriguing, beautiful photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 12.”

45. Exploring Stereotypes – Due Wednesday before class is over

Joel Pares, of www.joelpares.com is a photographer with this series HERE, that juxtaposes images of the same person in two different outward appearances. This same idea can be applied to subjects in school, Stereotypes abound, and exposing them can help start meaningful conversation to overcome these issues and tackle topics like bullying and tolerance. Choose two different stereotypes to photograph, each set will have two photos with the stereotype and the opposite of the stereotype. Upload to your blog by Wednesday titled “Stereotypes.” You should have the two photos that go together next to each other and then the next two photos below. Title each photo what the stereotype is.

Photo by Joel Pares

Photo by Joel Pares

46. Focus on Reflections – Due Thursday before class is over

Take a series of images that use reflections or refractions of light. There are many great examples HERE.

This image is by Miki Asai, her website is HERE.

Upload to your best 6 photos to your blog by Thursday before class is over. Title the post “Reflections” and make sure to title each photo and put into a gallery.

Photo by Miki Asai

Photo by Miki Asai

Assignments November 6-9

40. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 toy photos or advanced toy photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 11.”

41. Women in Photography – Due Tuesday before class is over

Watch this video and then summarize the video and give your thoughts. This should be three paragraphs. You will be graded on conventions and ideas and content. Title the blog post “Women in Photography.”

42. Mysterious, Intriguing, or Beautiful – Due Wednesday before class is over

Look at these examples and more examples here for ideas.

You need to fill out the planning sheet attached here and turn in on Tuesday.

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Upload your best three photos Wednesday before class is over. Title the blog “Mysterious, Intriguing, or Beautiful Photos” as a gallery 3×3.

43. Love Letter to a Place, Space, or Person – Due Thursday before class is over

Write a love letter to something with your camera. Photograph something you love in a way that it shows the viewer how you feel about it. Due Thursday before class is over, turn in the one photo with a title, title the blog post “Love Letter.”

Assignments October 30-November 2

37. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 portraits photos or advanced framing photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 10.”

38. Jumping Series – Due Wednesday before class is over

Look at the work of Phillipe  Halsman and his jumping series photos. http://philippehalsman.com/?image=jumps 

Also, check out this jumping series: http://yowayowacamera.com/

Photograph people jumping and create a series of 3 to post together. Title your blog post “Jumping Photo Series.” Gallery of 3, with titles for each photo.

39. Still Life Toy Story – DUE THURSDAY BEFORE CLASS IS OVER

Create a story with toys. Put them into some kind of scene. Pay close attention to the lighting and your viewpoint/perspective. Also, the depth of field. Here are some examples. You will upload your best 6 photos by Thursday before class is over with titles in a gallery. Name your blog “Toy Story Photos”

 

Assignments October 23-26

33. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 conceptual self portraits photos or advanced forced perspective photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 9.”

34. Photo a Day Challenge – Due each day this week continue from last week

Take a photo a day, in order, from the list below. Each day you will post your photo from that day by midnight. Call your blog post Photo Challenge, and then title your photos the words that are in bold below. This project will be for this week, Monday through Thursday and next week Monday through Thursday.

5. Self portrait. Where are you in your life? How is the you of today different than the person you were a decade ago? A year ago? yesterday? We’re always changing, so take some time to show us this particular chapter of your life.

6. Create a different world. Be inspired by a book, a movie, a place, or a period in time. Choose a familiar narrative to use as a starting point, then re-interpret it to tell a story that is all your own.

7. A picture is worth 1,000 words. But can you describe just one word with a picture? Choose a word then create a photo that matches it.

8. What are you thankful for? But don’t get too cozy. To be truly thankful, you require the proper perspective. For this photograph, play with different perspectives. As you capture those items for which you’re most grateful can you do so with unique angles? How high or low can you shoot? What sort of framing can you play with? Could you add reflections? Play around and get creative.

35. Framing a subject due Wednesday before class is over

-Take 3 different photographs using framing in the composition. Below are examples.

-Critique your own photographs you posted and answer these questions.

  1. Do I have a strong composition?
  2. How well did I edit my photographs?
  3. What would I do differently if I shot this assignment again?
  4. Do you think your photographs belong on the blog home page and  should be considered one of the best from all the photo classes?

36. Re-create a Famous Piece of Art – Due Thursday before class is over

Using today’s world as a reference, re-create a famous piece of art. Below is an example. Please post to your blog and “Re-Creation of Famous Art” include the original piece of art with the title and the artists name and your creation (just like I have below).

 

Assignments October 16-19

29. Comments – Due Monday before class is over Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 landscape photos or advanced patterns in nature or hands and feet photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 8.”

30. Forced Perspective – Due Thursday before class is over Take photos that show a forced perspective. Upload your best 6 photos to your blog with titles. Title your blog post “Forced Perspective.” Gallery 3×3. Examples

32. Photo a Day Challenge – Due each day this week and next week Take a photo a day, in order, from the list below. Each day you will post your photo from that day by midnight. Call your blog post Photo Challenge, and then title your photos the words that are in bold below. This project will be for this week, Monday through Thursday and next week Monday through Thursday. 1. Pick a song, and listen closely. Find a verse, an image, or a story in it that speaks to you, then portray that in a photograph. 2. Love of your art, what motivates you to take pictures? Why do you love this form in particular? Express your artist’s heart, feel the passion, and show what makes you tick. 3. Green, rolling hills of Ireland, the color of envy, the hue of a talented gardener’s thumb, or the sustainability movement. Green’s a great color, show what it means to you. 4. Create beauty and portray emotion without a model, concentrate instead on landscape, a still life, or a floral arrangement. Try shooting at different times of day, in different types of lighting.  

Assignments October 9-12

25. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 grand landscape photos or advanced nature in color photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 7.”

 

26. Inspirational Poster – Due Tuesday 

You can use this website to create the poster http://www.picmonkey.com, or if you find another website or you can use Photoshop -Find an inspirational quote or make one up yourself. – Take a photo that would be the “perfect photo” to go with the text.-Put the image in your new document and size to fit. Save as a jpeg to post to blog. Title your blog “Inspirational Poster.”

Examples:

27Hands and Feet – Due Thursday before class is over

Your subject is hands and feet. Lets see what you do with that. Edit and upload your best four photos to your blog by Thursday. 2×2 gallery, title the photos. Blog post title should be “Hands and Feet Photos.”

Examples:

28. Patterns in Nature – Due Thursday 

Find different patterns in nature using your macro mode, so taking photos up close show the patterns. Upload your best 6 photos to your blog on Thursday, gallery 3×3, title photos in the caption area, title blog post “Patterns in Nature.”