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Pinhole Photography Research

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Today and tomorrow you have been instructed to do some visual reasearch, and find an AWESOME pinhole image online and write about it. Then you need to copy the inage into a Word document and write about the following general ideas:

  • Composition:  How did the photographer compose the image in a way that draws your attention to the focal point?  How is this different than you might see in a photograph that is NOT created with a pinhole camera?
  • Design:  How did the photographer use the elements and principles, especially value, line, and shape, to create an interesting photograph?
  • Content:  Why is the image interesting?  What is different about the story that is in the image?  How is this changed/enhanced by the fact that it is created witha  pinhole camera?

These papers will be printed out using the color printer when we come back from break.  It should be a good 3-5 paragraphs long.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Digital Pinhole Assignment

As you are photographing your Digital Pinhole assignment, please keep in mind the following things that we talked about in class:

  • Composition is VERY import in this project.  Maybe even MORE important than it ever has been
  • Frame your image well – use Line and Space to create Emphasis and clearly lead the viewer’s eyo to your Focal Point
  • Use contrast well:  Contrast will ehance the sense of Line and Space, and will also help Emphasize your Focal Point
  • Be aware (or beware?) of your exposure times – they will be long.  Make sure your camera is set down on a stable object.  Use the 2-second self-timer!  If the camera moves during the exposure, it’ll show, so make sure there aren’t any vibrations or anything that could cause a bad image.  Roadways (cars passing by) and high-wind are things that are often overlooked and can really vibrate your camera and ruin your images!
  • Review each photo after it is done.  Critically review each one and identify what you can do better for the next shot.  Look at composition, exposure (time), and contrast very specifically to help you make each photograph better than the previous one.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings:  Do not place yourself or your camera in a position that could cause you or it damage.  If your camera is sitting on an object, make sure that it cannot fall off or get caught on something.  Camera straps are neccessary, but ofiten times a camera can take a tumble because a camera strap caught on someone’s hand as they passed by.  Be MINDFUL!
  • Have fun.  Experimentation is  the key to learning.   Be aware of what you have and haven’t tried.  Don’t give up in frustration, but rather keep in mind everything that you are doing so that you can identify the techniques that work and the ones that don’t.

 

And, finally, here are a few examples from the students last year:

Portrait Assignment

Here is the handout I gave out in class today, and below are a few examples of previous student work for this project.

 

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You have a new assignment! It’s a scavenger hunt, and the focus is on composition – How to show certain very important design elements that will help you communicate your photographs better.  We use the Elements and Principles of Art and Design to make our photos better.  Below are the handouts I gave in class, and below those are some examples (from the interwebs as well as from previous students) that I found that I think might help you start to think about how you’re going to photograph this project.  And remember, photography is NOT a passive art.  If you just sit there and wait for a good photo to walk in front of you, you’ll be waiting a loooooong time!

 

 

Handing in Your First Project

Tomorrow you need to hand in your first projects for grading. You need to hand in two final images, by copying them to the Hand-In Folder on the MediaShared server. In addition you need to complete the following evaluation and put that in the hand-in box by the end of the day tomorrow.

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