09 June 2017

SELF-PORTRAIT (One class period).

I would like a creative self-portrait of you for the office wall.  I will print the images as (4x3 or 5x7) for display in the classroom.
 

DIRECTIONS FOR AN IDEA:
1. Make an 8x10in canvas with 300 resolution.
2. Photograph a few silhouettes of yourself.
3. Photograph a few non-silhouette straight-forward images of yourself. Make sure your face shows.
4. Make other photographs if you wish.
5. Bring back to class and open all in Photoshop.
6. Pull your photos onto the 8x10 canvas as layers.
7. Process the layers/images in such a way that your silhouette is filled with the straight-forward image of yourself. (i.e. make sure your face shows)

TECHNIQUES FOR POSSIBLE USE:
-Cross processing, or other type of retro developing techniques. Here's a link. CLICK HERE.
-Tint the photo with color remaining.
-Cyanotype, sepia, etc.
-B/W
-B/W & color combined.
-etc.

Don't forget: Alter BLENDING MODE for each layer in the LAYERS palette


BUT...YOUR IMAGE COULD BE A STRAIGHT FORWARD PHOTOGRAPH AS WELL...and if so, do it creatively. :)

07 June 2017

PHOTO ESSAY CRITIQUE & QUESTIONS

DIRECTIONS.

PART ONE: Writing about THEIR photo essay.
1. Spend 15-20 min looking and reading through each of the photo essays in the class (on blogs).
2. Choose one of the photo essays to critique.
3. Look at their photographs and read their captions/statement(s) again.
4. Go to the "Reading Photographs" questions (CLICK HERE). When you choose your questions, adapt them to/for viewing the photo essays. The subject/verb agreement might be off a bit because you are viewing groups of photos rather than single images. 
5. Choose two/three questions from each section that you will use as the basis of your inquiry/examination of their photo essay.

6. Address an email to me (TuHSHohman@gmail.com)
7. Put YOUR FULL name in the subject line.
8. In the body of the email, copy and paste the link to the photo essay you are critiquing. write to me the inquiry/examination that you conduct based on the questions you have chosen.

9. This inquiry/examination is the time for you to be discerning and questioning. Your writing to me should be of a length that shows you have critically viewed the photo essay. You should pose questions, offer solutions, and determine ways with which the photographer could improve on their story/idea. The photographer you critique will NOT be made aware of your inquiry/examination.


PART TWO: Writing about YOUR photo essay. 
1. Go to your own photo essay.

2. Examine your work with a critical eye, and explain what you would now do to improve your final story/idea if you were to do the same thing again. What is missing? What could be edited out? What part of your story did you NOT tell? Etc. Be self-examining and critical without being cutting and derogatory. This is not a moment for you to beat yourself up, but rather to take your ego out of the mix and look for areas of improvement.

30 May 2017

PROJECT #12: PHOTOGS' CHOICE

DIRECTIONS
Choose a project from one of links below (or from an idea that you find), and photograph the idea by next class. Choose an idea will challenge you.

Bring the photos to next class.

Email me your idea (and the link to the idea) by 3pm.

*Note: your project idea needs to be one where actual photographs are made - photographs that will require you take time & care creating and developing the images.


Student Art Guide: 100+ Creative Photography Ideas. CLICK HERE.
101 Photo Ideas. CLICK HERE.
52 Weeks. CLICK HERE.
16 Projects. CLICK HERE.