IB Photo Assignments

Welcome to IB Photography 2022-2023:

*THE COMPARATIVE STUDY*

DUE TUESDAY, JAN 31

  • Title slide for comparative study AND
  • 2 Completed slides
  • Email your three slides to me @ caucrg@fusd.net or share with me via one drive by Tuesday Jan 31

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1. KEITH HARING INSPIRED WORK

Practice your light painting skills and produce a Keith Haring inspired image. Outline people with finger lights in the dark room and then edit to reduce the sizes and transfer to a document with repetitions. You could also try other ways to create work like Keith Haring by drawing or tracing people making gestures and connecting, or by photographing people and editing with color overlays. Add the Keith Haring touches and post your favorite piece to your assignment page.  Also post your favorite Keith Haring image and explain in 5 sentences what you think the work is about and how you feel about it. What do you think he was trying to communicate with his art?

Create a process portfolio post for this assignment. Include your ideas and intentions, the skills you learned and the processes and materials you experimented with to create the image and develop as an artist. How would you present this image at our spring IB Exhibition.

https://arts4all.org/about/news-blog/family-art-project-keith-haring-inspired-figure

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2. BODY, SHAPE, FORM

Photograph a part of the body, or something, which shows shape and form. Think about getting great QUALITY OF LIGHT and make your composition a strong one. Edit your photo(s) with Lightroom or Photoshop. Create either a strong single image, or a diptych, triptych or series.

Using art terminology:

  • Present your opinion of the work’s success or failure.
  • What qualities of the work make you feel it is a success or failure?
  • What criteria can you list to help others judge this work?
  • Describe how the work makes you think or feel. Support your statement with what in the work leads you to feel those emotion

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* YOUR PORTFOLIO * (Due Friday, December 9)

Create a portfolio folder on your desktop and include you portfolio photographs and collages in that folder. Produce your portfolio using Adobe Express. Use the slideshow or presentation templates in Adobe Express. Add a beginning slide with your name, captions with your images, transitions, and music, and an end slide with a quote you love. Include somewhere between 15 and 20 images in your portfolio. Go to the share button and make sure to publish and update your portfolio often. Post the link to your Portfolio on the PORTFOLIO channel in Teams by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9.

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* MAKE A STATEMENT * (Due Friday, December 2)

Use any art form you desire to create a work of art that makes a statement, social or political. Choose an issue you care deeply about, and would want to try and do something about. This issue should be something that is a general issue or concern in society somewhere in the world. Some ideas of things you might be interested in depicting/standing up for or against: pollution/environmental concerns, abortion rights, pro-life, racism, big government, homelessness, religious wars, the war in Ukraine, poverty, verbal abuse, bullying, depression, teen suicide, discrimination, LGBTQ+ rights.

Then, research artists who have made art based on social or political issues. On your process portfolio page, talk about one artist whose work inspires you, and how they communicated the social or political issue that concerned them. Then list at least 5 different ideas for the art you intend to make, how you will communicate your views on the topic, and how you will be creating your work of art. After you brainstorm, discuss your ideas with someone else in the class and when you decide what you will be communicating and how you intend to do that, begin work on your project. Record all steps and processes in your process portfolio, and then post your final project for MAKE A STATEMENT on both your process portfolio page, and also on your assignment page.

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COMPARATIVE STUDY 

 (Due in January) The comparative study is an externally examined assessment task worth 20%. To complete the task, you are required to present a comparative study of at least three artworks by at least two different artists from different and contrasting cultural contexts. The work should be selected from work you have investigated as a part of your independent coursework, and will be explored further and presented as a series of screen-based slides. 

An introduction to the study should summarize the scope of the investigation from which the focus artworks, objects and artifacts have been selected.

Students should aim for a balance of visual and written content, and use an appropriate means of acknowledging sources. Students must ensure that their work makes effective use of subject-specific language where appropriate.

The Requirements:

  • 15 screens, which examine and compare at least three artworks, objects or artifacts, at least two of which need to be by different artists.
  • The works selected for comparison and analysis should come from differing cultural contexts.
  • 5 screens, which analyze the extent to which their work and practices have been influenced by the art and artists examined.
  • A list of sources used.

For each of the selected artworks, objects or artifacts, students are encouraged to:

  • Focus their analysis and interpretation of works through consideration of:
  • What role does the artist play
  • The role of the artwork
  • Who is/was the audience for the work
  • The cultural context.

Making connections
Students present their comparisons of the different pieces, clearly identifying links between them. These comparisons might include:

  • comparing the cultural contexts of the selected pieces
  • comparing the formal qualities of the selected pieces
  • comparing the function and purpose of the selected pieces
  • comparing the material, conceptual and cultural significance of the pieces.

Connecting to own art-making practice 
Students reflect on their research outcomes and the extent to which their own art-making practices and pieces have subsequently been influenced by artworks, objects, artifacts and their creators examined in the comparative study. These influences and personal connections, which should be evidenced in both visual and written forms, might include:

  • cultural context
  • formal qualities
  • function and purpose
  • Materials, conceptual and cultural significance.

When referring to your own artwork and practices, students must be sure to identify and acknowledge their own artworks with the same rigorous attention to detail as with images from other sources.

Sources
Students include a list of sources used during the study.

Academic honesty
Every image used within the comparative study must be appropriately referenced to acknowledge the title, artist, date (where this information is known) and the source, following the protocol of the referencing style chosen by the school. When HL students include any images of their own original work, these must also be identified and acknowledged in the same way.

Possible structure (how to put it together)

Introduction

Summarize the scope of your investigation from which the focus artworks, objects and artifacts have been selected, and any thematic or conceptual framework you have used to draw the investigation together.

1 screen

The artworks, objects or artifacts and their contexts

Summarize your research from a range of different sources and present your inquiry into the identification and interpretation of the selected artworks, objects and artifacts. You also explain how you have applied a range and combination of critical theories and methodologies to the works. Areas of investigation might include:

  • analysis of the cultural contexts of the selected pieces
  • identification of the formal qualities of the selected pieces (elements such as shape/form, space, tone, color, line, texture and principles such as balance, rhythm, proportion, emphasis, pattern, variety)
  • interpretation of the function and purpose of the selected pieces (such as the meanings of motifs, signs and symbols used in the work)
  • Evaluation of the material, conceptual and cultural significance of the pieces and the cultural contexts in which they were created.

4-7 screens

Making comparisons and connections

MUST HAVE 15 when you finish this section

Present your comparisons of the different pieces, clearly identifying links between them. These comparisons might include:

  • comparing the cultural contexts of the selected pieces
  • comparing the formal qualities of the selected pieces
  • comparing the function and purpose of the selected pieces
  • Comparing the material, conceptual and cultural significance of the pieces.
  • MUST HAVE 15 when you finish this section

7-10 screens

MUST HAVE 15 when you finish this section

Connecting to own art-making practice (HL only)

Reflect on your research outcomes and the extent to which your own art-making practices and pieces have subsequently been influenced by artworks, objects, artifacts and their creators examined in the comparative study. These influences and personal connections, which should be evidenced in both visual and written forms, might include:

  • cultural context
  • formal qualities
  • function and purpose
  • materials, conceptual and cultural significance.

When referring to your own artwork and practices, you must be sure to identify and acknowledge your own artworks with the same rigorous attention to detail as with images from other sources.

5 screens

Sources

Include a reference list of sources used during the study. In-text referencing is required throughout the comparative study. Every image used within the comparative study must be appropriately referenced to acknowledge the title, artist, date (where this information is known) and the source, following the protocol of the referencing style chosen by the school.

Word doc

What do I need to do?

Choose art from different cultural contexts that excites you and is relevant to your creative practice.

Discuss with Cauchon and your peers your choices.

Make a formal analysis of these works

Conduct research.

Post meaningful research questions.

Use a range of sources to answer these questions.

Analyse the content and context of the works, that is, their function and meaning.

Compare and Contrast the works.

Present your ideas in a visually pleasing, appropriate and engaging format.

Have a separate document with sources.

Upload the presentation for assessment.

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MIXED MEDIA SCREENPRINT ART

(Due Nov 18) Create a mixed media piece of art using your screen print with other media (paint, ink, photos, collage).

PHOTO SCREENPRINTING

Make a photo screenprint on a tee shirt or article of clothing with your original image on it. Follow the steps in the screenprinting process to achieve the optimal results. Make sure to add to your process portfolio page and list all the steps you went through to produce a graphic on a tee shirt using the screenprinting method.

SilkscreenPrinting_Lesson2_TheAndyWarholMuseum

SilkscreenPrinting_Lesson3_TheAndyWarholMuseum

SilkscreenPrinting_Lesson4_TheAndyWarholMuseum

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Lightroom Exploration

Photograph for the scavenger hunt and edit your photographs in Lightroom CC.

Go to the Discover tab to browse, and also check out the Tutorials page.

After you edit, make a preset and explore all the presets offered.

Have each member of your team share their edited photos  with you via Lightroom, and then post a gallery of all images, captioning each photo with the photographers name.

On your process portfolio page, take photos of your screen while editing the images in Lightroom. Describe some of the presets you used and the editing tools that were adjusted  when you were “post processing” your images. Include the technical information for each image you shot and edited under your images on your PP page. (MASIL: Mode, Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Lens focal length)

 

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*JOIN THE CLASS REMIND:   https://www.remind.com/join/ibphotogr

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PHOTO STORY OR THEMED BASED PHOTO SERIES

Create your Photo Story or a Themed Based Photo Series consisting of between 5-10 images.

Think about a story idea you would like to document in photographs and words. Photo stories can be either thematic, where they express a topic or an issue, or they can be narrative, where they tell a story, usually in chronological sequence.

Photograph for your story or series idea and edit in Adobe Lightroom to make your photos look great in terms of color and density. Layout and arrange your images using Adobe Express  https://www.adobe.com/express/

Log into Adobe Express with your school credentials. Go to the Presentation tab.

Add a title to your story/series. Add an image to the header and then add  introduction text about the story or series.

Keep adding your images with the Adobe Express layouts: single photos, photogrids, glideshows and split layouts.

Write a detailed caption for each photograph.

End your story or series with a few sentences about what you would like the viewer to get out of your story. Include a paragraph about yourself, your accomplishments in photography and your future goals.

Go to the share button and make sure to publish and update your photo story/series often. Post the link to your photo story/series on the Teams Channel by Friday, October 21,2022

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IMAGE RE-CREATION  

Process Portfolio Page and Re creation due Wednesday, October 12

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.