NJCCS: 8.1,8.2 TIME FRAME: 5 Classes DUE DATE: End of MP3
EXTREME POINT OF VIEW
• To discover the various points of views using photographs. • To demonstrate proper camera handling and use of controls. • To create a photographs that will draw the viewers attention • To be able to maximize film exposure
Assignment Narrative: Every picture, from the portrait on a driver’s license to a war photograph in a newspaper, describes a particular point of view. Some points of view are more interesting than others. The acts of deciding where to stand, what to frame, and when to press the shutter button on your camera define the point of view that will be described in the picture.
We see the world from about 3 feet to 6 feet off the ground. Most images we make and see are made within that normal range of human vision. In this project you are going to make pictures from extreme points of view—ways of seeing that fall outside our "normal" ways of looking at the world.
Instructions: Don’t make pictures from a normal, “human” point of view! Here are some possible points-of-view to get you started: Remember to Explore and find your own unique Point of View - 24 Different POV IMAGES. AS always you are strongly encouraged to complete this photography outside of school.
•Extreme angles •Reflective surfaces •Looking through things •Bird’s-eye view •Worm’s-eye view •Looking down •Looking in • Lying on the ground
It’s not enough to just make random pictures at weird angles. Choose subjects that are interesting and dramatic. The key is to make pictures that are expressive and well composed.
Quote to Consider: “Photography is a system of visual editing. At bottom, it is a matter of surrounding with a frame a portion of one’s cone of vision, while standing in the right place at the right time. Like chess, or writing, it is a matter of choosing from among given possibilities, but in the case of photography the number of possibilities is not finite but infinite.” —John Szarkowski
• Shoot 24 Exposures - Create (2) Contact sheets of (12) Photos : Total (24) Images • Enhance (3) Best 8” x 10” photographs of “Point of View.” • Create (1) Contact sheet of some inspiration images (9) • Complete Self-evaluation form
Assessment: Grading criteria will be based on the photograph project rubric and completion your self- assessment, contact sheet, and data sheet.