Presentation on theme: "1 st Photography Assignment My Life. Photo Assignment #1 My Life You have probably seen the American Express ad's before, now is your chance to 'express'"— Presentation transcript:
Photo Assignment #1 My Life You have probably seen the American Express ad's before, now is your chance to 'express' yourself in your own ad. In our introduction assignment you will literally introduce yourself. Below are two advertisements of Ellen and Kate. Study how they capture themselves. What props are they using? Do the images look candid or posed? How can you express who you are through one photographic image? You can take the pictures at home or bring props to school and have a friend help you take the image. The images of Ellen and Kate were taken by a famous photographer named Annie Leibovitz. Interested in some extra credit? Find out more about Annie Leibovitz and write a paragraph about her and her work.
The photos from the previous slides are images the photographer was interested in. They chose all those photos because they found them interesting and thought they contained some rules of composition. “Those are the main areas of my interest and that is one subject that covers “My Life.” photographer
“These photos are different places that represent my environment. I went for a walk and decided to take pictures of my surroundings. They contain different rules of composition like rule of thirds and also different formats like portrait and landscape.”
You may show different types of food That you eat in your everyday life or show where and how you eat your meals. These pictures are focused on the food or family eating. What elements of composition did you notice?
Family and Friends may be the most important part of your / “My Life”. Family and friends play a role in who you are. Did those photos show different angles and formats? What other ways can you show family and friends?
Your Assignment Take 5 pictures OR MORE of each category we discussed. 25 total – 100 points Select your best picture from each category. You will print your best work and choose one picture that best describes “My Life” Complete the “My Life” Questions. Create a layout with the picture and questions for your final grade. 100 points
My Life - Digital Photography Rubric- Beginner AchievingModerate AchievingHigh AchievingSelf Evaluatio n Grade Instructor Grade Assignment Specifications (Subject matter, number of images, size, properly naming files, resolution etc.) Subject matter does not satisfy assignment. Images are missing or too many; student needed to edit down number. /10 Images meet the minimum level of quality and subject matter to satisfy the assignment. Subject matter could be improved; some images appear to be filler material. /15 Strong choice of subject matter. Images are edited to include only the strongest images. Proper size, naming and resolution. /20 /20 /20 CompositionThe images are shot in a plain manner, distracting from the composition and leaving image stagnant. Backgrounds are busy or distract from the focus of the image. /10 Image composition has potential, but other angles, focal lengths and positioning of subjects will improve image. /15 Strong composition, images are strong because of layout and placement of camera to model. /20 /20 /20 Image QualityImages are not properly exposed and/or focused. Images have not been corrected in Photoshop for colorcast, sharpness, and clone- stamp out distracting elements of image. /10 Images are slightly out of focus creating a distracting element in the photograph. Slight sharpening could improve quality and effectiveness of image. Image needs additional work in Photoshop to be properly exposed, (lighting, color, levels). Overworked in Photoshop; images do not look natural, overly filtered/manipulated. /15 High quality images, properly exposed, effectively retouched/altered without being distracting. /20 /20 /20 ConceptStudent needs to further polish project idea in order to avoid the obvious interpretation of the assignment. Further brainstorming ideas is recommended. /10 Ideas for images and satisfying assignment are there, but the execution needs improvement. Tell the idea/story through another “angle” /15 Strong and effective concept. Idea is communicated well without giving more than is needed. /20 /20 /20 Use of design Elements Assignment needs refining with use of elements and principles of design. /10 Assignment uses elements of design, but their use could be improved to more effectively communicate the assignments /15 Images and composition use the elements of design to create a strong layout. /20 /20 /20