DP11 – Nov. 19th

Hi folks,

I am away at Elementary Schools today, once again.

Okay, our next project is of course your self-portrait and this is an important one and I know it is a bit cheesy…but it is fun especially with the software we have. Before you begin, I want you to think about how you want to portray yourself. Have a look at these websites:

http://digital-photography-school.com/self-portrait-photography-tips

http://www.shutterbug.net/refreshercourse/portrait_tips/197/

http://photodoto.com/im-ready-for-my-closeup-6-methods-for-perfectly-focused-self-portraits/

As always, there is no right way of making a self-portrait…it is totally up to you as it is about self-expression. Please keep in mind that I will be using the one you hand in for our web gallery.

Think about it…however, we will not be using cameras today.

Today, I would like you to think about John Oliver and why you love it. C’mon really… there must be something you really love about it. Our next project is to collect images of John Oliver for a media production for our school. Things to think about, a specific space in the building, the people, the courses, the hiding places, and etc…

That said, I want you to hand in a written assignment and put it in the handin folder.

1. Describe what it is you love.

2. In your mind’s eye (your imagination), create 5 images.

3. Talk about the significance. What story are you trying to present?

4. How are you going to create these images? with help, depth of field, noise, motion…

5. Presentation…choose your perspective, down low, in angle, up top.

The challenge is creating what you mind sees, but that it the true essence of photography. And that is composing a picture that tells a story. Have a look at this website and click on one of the essays.

http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/

In Silence is a good one, but a bit depressing.

On a different note, there are still some of you that have not handed in your pictures.

Once you have handed in your pictures and handed in your written assignment, you can have free time.

For those who have, I am pretty pleased with many of them. Well done, I should be getting your marks to you shortly.