Identity and Culture
Photography Portrait Planning Sheet
Overview: Students will compose a digital photograph that could be used to introduce himself or herself and communicate who they are. The image will be uploaded on the student’s blog. If a student does not have parental permission to have their photograph on the blog, they will create an avatar and use that as the self-portrait.
Each student will:
- explain the cultural influences seen in his or her portrait.
(Over the year you have looked at many cultures and examples of artwork.)
- explain what he or she has learned about his or her creative process.
Note: Digital cameras are available during class or by appointment before school or at lunch to use on campus
Please schedule a time before school, after school, lunch, if you want to use a digital camera at school out of class time to make your portrait. Partner with another student or friend to take your photograph. Be sure to credit the photography on your blog.
Remember that this is a portrait communicating you as an artist. While it is professional because it is for your school portfolio, you are not expected to wear suit or formal dress. Wear something that expresses who you are as a student. Use your creativity!
Consider taking several photographs with different poses.
Day 1 - Friday 5/17 Introduction to portraits - Planning sheets for homework
Day 2 - Monday 5/20 Work with blogs
Day 3 - Tuesday, 5/21 By the end of class you will have your portrait and paragraph, with artist statement, added to your blog. Turn in self-evaluation by the end of class.
Please fill in your plan.
Things to consider in your portrait: