Choose 2 from Below
Choose a professional photographer to research and emulate. You must get your choice of artist approved by me before you get started. You will write a minimum of one page biographical and accomplishment information on your artist, and why you chose that photographer, as well as examples of their work. You will then need to emulate their style and subject matter for your photographs. The report will count for 100 points.
Portrait Series on a Loved One
We all have someone we love and care about. Take the time to make a professional photo of this person and give it to them. However, this photo needs to showcase something about who they are, where they work, or what they are passionate about. This photo needs to tell a story and ultimately introduce your loved one to any stranger who is looking at the photo. You might already have an idea in mind (it could be your fondest memory of this person), but make plans now so that you can make this photo a reality. This will be a photo worth a thousand words, and something they will cherish for years to come.
A Day in the Life of...
I do this once a year, but you could really do this once a month or more. Photograph your day all day. You can either take photos through out the day or just on the hour. Either way it is a fun way to capture the everyday moments and routines that we often forget to capture.
• Each project will have 5 photos that are Printed & Posted to your website. The printed photos will be matted. (I will show you how)
• Each project will include an artist statement (1-2 paragraphs) Printed and posted to your website as well
Due May 23 & 30
We all need to develop creative independence. You will propose your own assignment. Generally you would do this in order to work in an area which is of greater interest to you than the regular assignments. Your own assignments should involve as much preparation and research as the regular assignments. You should propose them before doing them. Jot down ideas in a notebook, discuss possibilities with your classmates, friends, and/or family. Before doing the assignment, try to define what you might learn as well as what type of photographs you plan to make. You will talk with me about your project and receive advice and approval on it. You must receive approval by May 30, so begin brainstorming.
Sometimes it helps to have a theme to keep our mind and interest engaged with our photos. It gives us purpose and a reason to look differently at things that we might have already photographed. Be specific in your theme so that it is obvious that the photo series was taken with particular intent.
A theme might include: color, the same type of flower, classic cars, your hometown, the life of a kid, homeless people, travel photography in a certain location… The list can go on and on. The idea is that your theme is specific but still gives you enough latitude to take interesting photographs.
TIP: Your photos need to obviously display the theme. For example: You’re doing a theme on the color yellow and you photograph a street sign against a lot of blue sky. Or a yellow dandelion found in the green grass at the park. What color did you intend to photograph? Make sure the focal point is clear to the viewer so your photo is a success.
Theme ideas: (These are just suggestions or jumping off points, I encourage you to find a theme that interests and that you may be passionate about)
- Splash of color is the feature
- Shoot from an unusual camera position e.g. shoot someone serving a tennis ball whilst standing on a ladder or laying on the ground
- Pick a song(s) and try and take a photo to match it.
- Street photography
- Macro – even if you don’t have a macro lens you can use macro filters
- A color
• 5 minimum/10 maximum Printed photos. They will also be posted to your website
• Matted or in a Book or other creative way of displaying
• Artist Statement (How to write an Artist Statement ) Printed and posted to your website as well
Due June 12