Category Archives: Photo Challenge

Exposure Triangle – Aperture

Describe what you see. Which aperture setting provides the most depth of field? The least?

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Visual Storytelling

Learning target:

I can use Adobe Photoshop to resize an image and save as a compressed .jpg file.

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Due today:

  • 1 visual storytelling image with a minimum of three images and handwriting. Name your image lastname_story.jpg (add your final image to your visual journal!)
  • 1 link to your visual journal showing your sketch and research for the week.
  • 1 critique document turned in to the classwork assignment from Wednesday.

 

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Duane Michals at his home, July 2014.

 

 

 

Visual Storytelling

Use the critique document at the Google classroom to provide feedback to another student and about their visual storytelling photo challenge. Remember this is not this student’s final work, but rather a midway point. They are looking for feedback from you to help them take next steps.

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Visual Storytelling

Learning target and objective:

Create either a linear, non-linear or circular narrative using a minimum of 3 photographs. Name your final image lastname_story.jpg

Open your visual journal from yesterday and answer the following questions:

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How would you describe the visual narrative, left, in this series of photographs created by Duane Michals?

How does the story make you feel? Why?

In your opinion, what is the meaning of the story? Or another way of putting it, what do you think Duane Michals is trying to say?

Continue your planning efforts by creating a composition sketch for a sequence of images as part of a story you want to create using photography as your visual tool. Post your composition sketch to your visual journal by the end of class today.

You will turn in a final visual story on Friday January 11, 2019. Name your photograph lastname_story.jpg. You will also turn in a link to your visual journal showing your sketch work and weekly research.

Announcement:

I will not be in class tomorrow because of a district meeting I need to attend.

Visual Storytelling

“My photographs are about questions. They are not about answers.” – Duane Michals

Visual storytelling is the process of telling a story using multiple photographs. You will need to consider how your story begins… ends? What unfolds in the middle?

Let’s begin:

What is a linear narrative? Non-linear narrative? Circular narrative? Research and post your research to a new visual journal entry. Take 10 minutes to research and write before we share out.

Is this sequence of images by Duane Michals a linear story, non-linear story or circular story?

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“Things are Queer” – Duane Michals

Choose interesting characters for your story, visual settings that help inspire, or maybe an antagonist and protagonists. Maybe you choose an unusual and unexpected outcome to end your visual story.

Begin by viewing and studying the photographic sequences of well-known photographer Duane Michals to help you better understand your new photo challenge. Select one of your favorite Michals sequences and add it to a new visual journal post. Write a short paragraph (100 to 200 words long). Name your visual journal entry something that relates to your new photo challenge.

Continue your efforts by creating a composition sketch for a sequence of images as part of a story you want to create using photography as your visual tool. Post your composition sketch to your visual journal by the end of class tomorrow.

You will turn in a final visual story by Friday January 11, 2019. Name your photograph lastname_story.jpg. You will also turn in a link to your visual journal showing your sketch work and weekly research projects.

 

Conceptual, Put Yourself in History and White Balance

Due today:

  • 1 conceptual portrait photograph added to your visual journal with technical info, definition, and reflection.
  • 1 put yourself in history. Add your picture to your visual journal with an explanation why you chose to put yourself in the historical photo.
  • White balance research paragraph synopsis about what you learned and definitions of each white balance setting.

You will be turning in a link to your visual journal with the above work completed.

 

Put Yourself in History

Put yourself in History:

Find a historic photo online and include yourself in the scene. Adjust size, color and resolution to match the historic photo to look as realistic as possible. Add your photograph to your visual journal. Under your photo write an explanation as to why you chose to put yourself in this historic photo.

I have found a great video to help you merge your own image with that of your famous historical image.