LESSON ARCHIVES

LESSON ARCHIVES

LESSON #1: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (8th grade lesson)

LESSON DURATION:  8/29/2011 to 9/30/2011

LESSON GOALS/OUTCOMES:

Students will be able to identify necessary tools and terminology associated with digital photography upon completion of assigned modules

Students will articulate their own creative expression through digital photo compositions (taking their own portraits, still-life, and landscape compositions as opposed to utilizing stock photography)

Students will explore input, process, manipulation, and output of images so that they themselves can make necessary changes (i.e., taking the red out of eyes, erasing unnecessary marks on photos, enhancing contrast/saturation settings)to their photos

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS (WORK THAT EACH STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO DO):

  • Each student will complete necessary LJ Modules (Computer-based curriculum) that pertain to the assignment
  • Each student will take approximately five different photographs.  More than five photographs is fine, but less than five is unacceptable
  • Each student will digitally enhance each of the five images to meet specific project criteria
  • Each student will print approximately three different photographs on white, semi-gloss paper (all printing will be done in the Digital Art lab/room 103 at MJHS)

WHAT IS DUE AND WHEN IS IT DUE?

LJ MODULE QUESTIONS ARE DUE ON THE SPECIFIED DATES (SCROLL DOWN)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH WILL BE AN EVALUATION DAY: “CHECKPOINT EVALUATION” TO SEE THAT EACH STUDENT HAS TAKEN AT LEAST FIVE PHOTOS.  (click Rubric for checkpoint evaluations for the evaluation rubric)

PRINTED PHOTOGRAPHY WORK WILL BE EVALUATED, FOR A GRADE, ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. 

*Extended time will be given for both the printing and matting of student work (on white, semi-gloss paper).  Due dates for printed work will most likely fluctuate, but will be some time during the week of September 26th-30th.

LJ MODULES TO BE COMPLETED (due dates in parenthesis)

  1. Taking Better Photographs (Tuesday, Sept. 6th)
  2. Image Manipulation (Thursday, Sept. 8th)
  3. Studio Photography/Outdoor Photography (Tues., Sept. 27th)
  4. Enhancing People in Images (Thursday, Sept. 29th)

Here are the guidelines for taking photos:

1. STILL-LIFE.  One of the photos is to be a still-life of AT LEAST THREE 3D OBJECTSThe objects that you choose should represent something about you (your interests, likes, personality, etc.)Here is the technical definition: 

n., pl., still lifes.

  1. Representation of inanimate objects, such as flowers or fruit, in painting or photography.
  2. A painting, picture, or photograph of inanimate objects.

still-life still’-life’ (stĭl’līf’) adj.

In other words, a still-life is a grouping of objects, that do not move, and are arranged to be photographed.  Again, your still-life should be composed of AT LEAST THREE 3D OBJECTS

Here are some examples of still-life photos of 3D objects:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2. SELF-PORTRAIT.  This should be a photo of you, from the shoulders up, taken by you.  AVOID BORING, STRAIGHT-ON PHOTOS…take an interesting image.  Perhaps you take 2-3 different images that represent different moods.  Try to capture an expression that strongly represents one side of your personality.

Here are some examples of self-portraits:

 

 3. Landscape.    You will take photos of at least two different landscapes. 

Definition of landscape:  visually distinct scenery: an expanse of scenery of a particular type, especially as much as can be seen by the eye.

You will photograph two different landscapes.  Once you have the landscape photos you like, you will merge them into one image (like the example on the Home Page)

Here are some examples of landscape photos:

 

 SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THESE PHOTOS?

You will be taking three types of photos:  1.  A self-portrait, 2. a still-life, and 3.  two different landscapes.

You may take pictures here at school (before school, during your class time, during lunch, or after school).  A sign-up sheet will be provided for you.

Once you have taken five photos, and Mr. Woolery has approved them, you will begin editing your photos.  You will receive a criteria sheet with instructions for how to edit your photos. 

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Comments
  1. Natalie says:

    These pics are so pretty! I like the tea cups… and the ones that are outside!

  2. saysay13 says:

    i can’t wait to start taking photos!!

  3. Mary Deadrick says:

    I’m really excited to take pictures!!!!!!!

  4. Connor Locke says:

    yay how awesome

  5. morganturner22 says:

    -Testing-

  6. Allie says:

    I picked number 2 because it catches your eye and you can tell that it took hard work.

  7. kyra says:

    im mad at the 8th graders this looks kool!

  8. chanceandroe21 says:

    Hly cow that’s sweet!

  9. madeleinehoffer says:

    Hi Mr.Woolery!!!!!

  10. wilsonj5 says:

    awesome sunset 😉

  11. jeffrey "the boss" timmers says:

    These photos are all really cool I like the depressed guy because he looks awesome because he looks really nice and i hope i get to meet him one day because maybe we could hang out or something

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