18 May 2018

FINAL DIGITAL: GUARANTOR POWERS SELF-PORTRAIT, Parts 1 & 2

DIRECTIONS, PART 1.
1. By Thursday, May 24, make a self-portrait that is a representation of how you see yourself.

PART 2 will be comprised of two additional self-portraits.
Each of those two additional self portraits will be a representation of how you think two guarantor powers view you.

What does this mean?
1. Identify two guarantor powers in your life.
2. Identify ways that each of those guarantor powers have influenced/affected/enhanced/restricted/controlled/etc. your life.
3. Identify ways that each of those guarantor powers interact with you.
4. How do those powers view you?
5. What do those guarantor powers expect of you?
6. What do those guarantor powers not expect of you?
7. Once you have specified these points - for yourself, and without talking about this to your guarantor powers - make TWO additional self portraits that represent how your two guarantor powers view you.

*Look back at the symbolism from your Photo 1 final self-portrait project.
**This 'guarantor power' project is different, in that you are now to make images that are not about how YOU feel think you, but rather how THEY think of you.
**This should take some idea generation time, and in the end, be three well thought-out and executed self portraits that will be assembled into a triptych.

16 May 2018

PROJECT #14: Abstract Geomety

DIRECTIONS.
1. On campus, spend 30+min in a wander while looking and seeing.
2. Observe the angles of geometry, and photograph them as stated.
3. Make 24+ images.

NOTE: 24 is minimum, and will receive an average "C" grade. By increments of 6 additional photos, your score will increase one letter grade.

HOMEWORK.
1. Make 24+ additional photos OFF campus (home, public, etc.)
2. You will earn extra credit if your photos are of downtown/urban Portland.

NOTE: 24 is minimum, and will receive an average "C" grade. By increments of 6 additional photos, your score will increase one letter grade.

LOOK.
Mattieu Venot. CLICK.

01 May 2018

PROJECT #12: Chiaroscuro & Rembrandt Lighting

DIRECTIONS.
1. Make 9 exposures of a person, or people, using the Rembrandt lighting technique (that is, with the small triangle of highlight on the shadowed side of the face).

2. Make 9 additional exposures using the chiaroscuro technique.

NOTE.
All 18+ images must be portraits of people.
Within the 18+ images, there need to be a minimum of three different people that you have photographed.

RATIONALE.
To explore intentional light, and exert a bit of control in the way the light illuminates the subject.



Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is characterized by strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. More HERE.

Rembrandt lighting is a lighting technique that is sometimes used in studio portrait photography. It can be achieved using one light and a reflector, or two lights, and is popular because it is capable of producing images which appear both natural and compelling with a minimum of equipment. Rembrandt lighting is characterised by an illuminated triangle under the eye of the subject, on the less illuminated side of the face. It is named for the Dutch painter Rembrandt, known for his use of light. More HERE.

In order to achieve the beautiful contrast between light and dark, known as chiaroscuro, there is a method employed by photographers -Rembrandt Lighting.




Click HERE to see and read how it is done.
An Aper(cul)ture article on Rembrandt lighting technique HERE.
Click HERE to see a few more lighting techniques (as well as more on Rembrandt lighting)

Examples. (CLICK HERE).