IB Photo Assignments

Welcome to IB Photography 2022-2023:

IMAGE RE-CREATION  (Due Friday, Oct 7)

Find an image online that you absolutely love and try to re create it.(lighting, composition, overall vibe) Why did you choose that image? Include your reasoning and what it would take to achieve the desired results, and put your writing on your process portfolio page. Post your final image on your assignment page, and also on your homepage.

There are certain items that must appear in your journal entries in your process portfolio page:

  1. Entries dated (the date you worked on them)
  2. Use of artistic vocabulary – IB Art Glossary
  3. Contact Sheets
  4. Camera Settings for your images: ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture (f/stop)
  5. Screen shots of your images open in Photoshop with the layers showing
  6. Research sources cited

IB ART VOCABULARY

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BLOCK PRINTING 

Trace or create your own design (4×5)  Carve the design in a linoleum block. Remember, what is carved out of the block will not be printed in the image. Also important to note that your print will be opposite of the  block. After you complete the carving, then ink and transfer it onto paper.  Experiment with colors and perhaps include multiple colors on your block to get a multi colored print. Make one finished piece to photograph and post on the assignment page of your blog.

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SURREALISM (Due Wednesday, September 14)

Create a  surrealistic work of digital art by putting someone or something where it does not belong; juxtaposition. What does juxtaposition mean? Think about a dream or nightmare you would like to portray in your work. Explore some of the history of the surrealism movement in art by researching some of the more famous surreal artists like Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Jerry Uelsman and also explore other surrealist artists and photographers online.

https://surrealismtoday.com/

Conceptual your ideas and draw them out in your sketchbook. You can use Internet images, and your own images to produce this unique surreal work of art.

Make a 11×14 or 14×11 200 resolution document in Photoshop and bring in your images, sketches, graphic designs, and Internet images to use as elements in your piece. Practice selecting, masking and refining your selections with the object select tool.  Post your surrealism work to your assignment page and also include a work by a surrealist artist who inspires you. Write a short reflection, critiquing their surrealism, and also describe your concept and idea behind your surrealistic work of digital art. Post your surrealism to your homepage as a large image.

IMAGE RE-CREATION

Find an image online that you absolutely love and try to re create it.(lighting, composition, overall vibe) Why did you choose that image? Include your reasoning as a caption when adding your images to your assignment page. And answer this question:

This photograph inspires me to________and I want to learn more about how to ____________.

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COMPOSITION IN PHOTOGRAPHY  (Due Tue, Sept 6)

Read these links on how to get good composition in photography and after you read through the article, pick three compositional techniques to shoot for.  Edit your photos in Photoshop and post the three photos to your assignment page.

https://petapixel.com/photography-composition-techniques/

https://www.adorama.com/alc/basic-photography-composition-techniques/

Answer these questions:

Why do you think composition is important in photography?

What draws you in when looking at photography and art?

Have you been to any museums and where? Did you get inspiration to create art while viewing the work on exhibit?

Photographer Study Presentation (Due Tue, Sept 6)

Pick a photographer whose work makes you want to create amazing photographs. Create a presentation with Adobe Express about your photographer. You will show this presentation to the class. Save your presentation link to the photographers channel on  Teams, and also save as a pdf to include the presentation on your comparative study page of your website. On your presentation about the photographer you chose, make sure to include a brief synopsis about the photographer, their history and  background,  influences, and the type of work they create and your opinion of their work. Include some of their photographs which you admire.

https://www.adorama.com/alc/famous-photographers/

https://www.skillshare.com/blog/eight-famous-photographers-you-need-to-know/

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/features/famous-photographers-on-instagram

https://www.colesclassroom.com/26-famous-photographers/

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IMAGE PROJECTION

Use the projector attached to the teachers computer to project an image or text onto a person. Think about the statement you want to convey and relate your message to a social issue which is important to you.

 

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1.  YOUR WEBSITE

Start a new website using edublogs.org   Join the class blog: cauchonphotoclass  Create pages on your site. Include some of your photography on your homepage and some in at least one gallery page.

Home/Landing Page (always add new work to your homepage every week.)

 Assignments Page (post your photography assignments on this page. You can add a writing assignment page also)

1 to 2 Gallery Pages (ex: Portraits, Black and Write, Photojournalism, Sports, whatever you want to concentrate on)

Comparative Study Page (Post your comparative study where you compare the work of different artists and make connections with your own work)

Process Portfolio-Journal Page (photograph your journal pages and post on this page)

Contact Page (with basic info about yourself including a photograph and email)

*PUT YOUR BEST WORK ON YOUR HOME PAGE AS A GALLERY OR AS INDIVIDUAL IMAGES.

*CREATE WIDGETS: TEXT WIDGET WITH YOUR NAME A SHORT ABOUT ME.

* CREATE AN IMAGE WIDGET AND PUT AN IMAGE IN THERE OF YOURSELF OR SOMETHING YOU LOVE

2. READ AND WRITE REVIEW

Read this online article and for your first post on your assignment page, answer these questions (click on the word article to get to link). Write a reflection  answering the questions, and then explain the basic concepts of photography to your neighbor in the room.

  1. What are aperture, shutter speed and ISO?
  2. When would you need to change your ISO?
  3. What is aperture and shutter priority settings?
  4. What are AF modes how do you change them?
  5. Why do your need to meter the light to get the right exposure?
  6. What is white balance and why would you need to change it?
  7. What is depth of field and what is the difference between shallow and good?
  8. What are drive modes and metering modes?
  9. What is exposure compensation?

3.  INSPIRATIONAL SLIDESHOW

Create a slide show or video in Adobe Express on PHOTOS THAT INSPIRE YOU. Under each photo you select, explain why this photograph inspires you. Make sure to include the photographer’s name and/or the website where you got the image from. Choose between 15 and 20 photos from online. Before emailing me your final slide show or video review your presentation with someone in the room who you do not know. Email your slide show to me @ caucrg@fusd.net.

4. PHOTOGRAPH ELEMENTS OF ART-

Due Friday, Aug 26

  * shape, line, form, color, value, texture. space *

First look for an image online for each of the elements of art. Post them as a gallery on your assignment page.

Then go around on campus and photograph for each of the elements of art. Edit them in Adobe Photoshop.

Post your images as a gallery on your assignment page.