Photography can be as simple as snap and shoot or a complex art form. The key to good photography is understanding how the camera works and having a bit of experience with compositional strategies that can be used in a photograph. If you wish to review some of the strategies learned in class, feel free to download and view the powerpoint file below. A handout containing this information has also be provided in class.
For this photography assignment, you will use the compositional strategies as taught to you in class.
First you will go out into the school (or you may take additional shots at home with your own camera) and take a minimum of 12 shots in order to attempt all of the following compositional strategies listed here:
You will select 6 of these shots to edit in photoshop by applying the following adjustments:
Once you are finished...
You will post all 18 photos - 12 without major adjustments (minor cropping and exposure adjustments permitted), and 6 with the adjustments requested. The first 12 photos should be labelled to identify the compositional strategy used. "Adjusted" photos should appear beside the originals and contain a note that indicates what adjustment was made (e.g. "contrast increased & posterized").
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before your photos can be uploaded to your website, they will have to be saved as JPEG files - please use the "save for web" function and select JPEG with "high" compression quality which will allow for very good viewing quality in a relatively small file size (approximately 1 MB per photo is ideal). Photo files that are too large will slow down the loading of your website for the viewer. Be sure to save the original Photoshop document first.
How you will be marked:
Knowledge (12 marks)
How well have you shown an understanding of the compositional strategies taught to you in class?
Application (8 marks)
How well did you use Photoshop Tools to edit some of your photos (e.g. adjustments, cropping, etc.)? (6 marks)
How well did you organize / upload your photos to be clearly viewed by your instructor (complete with labelling)? (2 marks)
Due: Thurs. September 18th