Presentation on theme: "Evaluating a Photographers work It is very important to evaluate and analyse the work of your chosen photographer rigorously, not only to achieve good."— Presentation transcript:
Evaluating a Photographers work It is very important to evaluate and analyse the work of your chosen photographer rigorously, not only to achieve good marks under AO1 but also to help you to build a greater insight into and understanding of their work and the motives behind it. Use the prompts below to guide you in this process. Your analysis must flow grammatically as one piece of written work and cannot be simply brief and direct responses to the questions. Try to incorporate the formal elements. Content - looking at the subject of the photograph What is it? What is it about? What is happening? Where and when was it taken? What do you think that the relationship between the photographer and subject/s is? What does the photograph represent? What has the photographer called the photograph? Does the title change the way we see the photograph? Is it a realistic depiction? Have any parts been exaggerated or distorted? If so, why? What is the theme of the photograph? What message does the photograph communicate? Composition - How the photograph is set out. Form - 3 Dimensional shape through use of tone Colour -Is the photograph colour or black and white? How does this affect the mood? Tone - Is the photograph high or low contrast? How and why? The quality of light source can affect the tonal contrast? What kind of light source is there? Line - What sorts of lines are there in the photograph? How have they been positioned in relation to the rest of the composition? What effect does this have? Shape - What sorts of shapes are there in the image? Doe they remind you of anything? Do you think the photographer meant this? What kind of marks does the photographer use? Pattern/Texture - What kinds of patterns and/or textures are there in the photograph? How does the photograph make you feel? Why do you think you feel like this? Does the colour, texture, form or theme of the photograph affect your mood? How and why? BLOOMS: Describe it. What do you see in this photograph? What words would you use to describe this photograph? How would you describe this photograph to a person who could not see it? Is this a naturalistic or abstract image? What things do you recognize in this photograph? What things seem new to you? Understand it. What equipment, techniques and processes have been used to make the image? How does this affect the way we view it? What does this photograph remind you of? How would you describe the lines in this picture? The shapes? The colors/tones? The textures and patterns? How has the photographer captured the play of light in this image? How is this picture different from real life? What interests you most about this work of art? Analyse it. How is space represented in this photograph? Which part of the photograph strikes you as most interesting? Why? What questions would you ask the artist about this work, if s/he were here? What can you discover about this image and the work of this artist through research? How does this new knowledge affect your understanding of the work? Interpret it. What title would you give to this photograph? What made you decide on that title? What other titles could we give it? What do you think is going on in this picture? How did you arrive at that idea? What do you think this photograph is about? How did you come up that idea? Pretend you are inside this photograph. What does it feel like? Why do you suppose the artist made this photograph? What makes you think that? What do you think it would be like to live in this photograph? What makes you think that? Evaluate it. What do you think is effective about this photograph? What doesn’t work so well? What do you think other people would say about this work? Why do you think that? What do you think is worth remembering about this photograph? Create a photographic response to this image. What did you choose to create and why? How does it compare to the original stimulus? What have you learned from exploring this work of art?