Hopefully, everyone is adjusting to the "new normal". Please email me if you still need some help, or just to check in. I am very interested in how you are doing in what will be one of those historical moments that you will talk about for the rest of your life.
This week, I am encouraging you to use the most sophisticated camera that you have (if that is your smartphone so be it!), and leave it on automatic (you will NEVER see me say that again!). This week we are learning about basic composition, and practicing a few "rules". Next week we will take what you learned about exposure (lesson 1) and combine it with the skills you'll polish during this activity.
You will need to CAREFULLY read through this website on 20 Composition Techniques. My usual lesson is too big to post for most of you. It would be a good idea to write down the technique and a sentence or so (or doodle) that helps describe it. I am going to ask you to evaluate the website in the form below.
The assignment is self-guided (like most things at the moment), and is meant for you to take the time and THINK before you shoot. Think through what the photo will look like, change angles, Points of View, walk closer or farther away, etc. Make sure your photos are in FOCUS (do not make me write OOF: Out of Focus anywhere on your assignment). You may have to take several photos to get that "one"..that's okay. That's called practice. Make sure you look at the rubric a few times as you work though the guide.
Please take the time to reflect in the areas on the assignment that I ask you to think. Add examples and details to back up your assertions.
You will hand your work in the TEAMS assignment folder. Digitally insert your photos in the proper spots in the assignment sheet before you hand them in. If this doesn't work for you, clearly label each picture as lastname_technique (ie. perry_ruleofthirds) and submit them that way.
Most of all, have some fun with this! Push yourself to use the techniques correctly.
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