NJCCS: 8.1,8.2 TIME FRAME: 5 Classes DUE DATE: MP2 Progress Reports
Photographic Imaging 1 Close Framing: Everyday Objects & Things
Introduction: Now that you have the basics of the camera down you can start exploring photography. The first objective for any photo is for the image to generate "visual interest." A photograph must provoke interest to hold a viewers attention. A viewer should want to look at the image or the image should catch their attention.
There are many ways of achieving visual interest. First is composition. A skillful composition can generate interest all by itself. Light is another important factor. Other factors include depth of field and shutter speed effects as well printing techniques. Lastly, a photographer’s distance to a subject can also play a huge factor in the quality of the image. Using the entire frame (image area) well is also critical to achieving a photograph with a strong visual interest.
So what we can include is that is achieving a strong visual interest is not dependent on the subject matter but how you shoot the photograph.
For this reason I want you to find (9) inspiration images of “close-framed objects,” things you might find around the school, that hold your visual interest. I also want you to read chapter 3 from our Photographic Eye Textbook. There is a question sheet that goes along with the assignment. You may answer the questions after you shoot your project.
Before you Shoot.....
Please Read CH. 3 - Photographic Eye + Question Sheet Create a Research Contact Sheet of (9) Close Framed Objects.
Create a photograph that shows creativity and will draw the viewer’s attention
Create Photographs that fill the entire frame of the camera and are focused
Create a photograph that appears three dimensional by exhibiting attention to light source quality.
Pick a Subject Matter Appropriate to Black & White Photography
SHOOT (3) SUBJECTS (3) DIFFERENT WAYS. (i.e different angles, lighting source, backgrounds) You may get extra shots. They can be split at the end if you are sharing film.
Produce a photograph that exhibits technical proficiency and maintains the film workflow and photographic design process:
When using a SLR camera & Light Meter.
When Loading and Unloading Film from camera
When Developing Film.
When Scanning negative images using a film scanner and Photoshop.
When Enhancing a photograph using Photoshop
When Printing & making a contact sheet.
Photographs may be taken inside or outside.
Use a 35mm SLR camera to capture images.
SHOOT 3 SUBJECTS 3 DIFFERENT WAYS. (i.e different angles, lighting setups...)
Load & Develop film
Make a “CLOSE” FOLDER for this assignment in your student folder.
Scan ALL the negatives
Label and save them as a JPEG files. Rename (Close +Initials)