photo class work

Product photography, part 1

posted Nov 12, 2015, 8:14 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Nov 12, 2015, 10:58 AM ]

Upload your best seven commercial photography efforts. Take photos of the following things at school:
  • architecture- take a photo of a space at Judge to make it look appealing

  • furniture - photo of a furniture

  • products - tools of learning (books, calculators, pottery wheel, musical instrument)

  • person with object - artist and piece, musician with instrument, actor with script, athlete in PE with ball, math student with calculator, student with book

  • food - make it look tasty

  • jewelry closeup

  • person wearing jewelry

JM event #4

posted Nov 9, 2015, 2:39 PM by Chris Sloan

Choose a Judge event to shoot for the month of November.

Photo assignments, 2015-16

Guest photographers

posted Nov 5, 2015, 8:30 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 4:02 PM ]

Contact a local photographer who could come in and talk to us about their work. Share a link to their online portfolio. Here's the rough format of the email:
  • Tell them who you are and why you're contacting them
  • Say something about their photography and why you're interested in them coming to our class to talk about it.
  • Ask them to come and talk to our class sometime. Here are the times we meet:
    • Mondays – 1:10-1:55
    • Wednesdays – 11:25-12:15
    • Thursdays – 8:55-9:40
    • Fridays – 1:10-1:55
  • Acknowledge that they're busy and thank them for their time

Two-page photo spread layout

posted Oct 28, 2015, 8:40 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 3:56 PM ]

Some of you didn't finish by October 28 and requested more time. I changed the due date to November 5.

Design a two-page magazine layout of your photo essay (it must have 3-5 photos).

  • photos
    • dominance - at least one photo is twice as big is the next smallest
    • balance
    • direction
  • text
    • headline
    • caption

For some inspiration, look at these Pinterest boards: Magazine layouts and (not to be outdone) Magazine layout inspiration.

JM event #3

posted Oct 21, 2015, 9:38 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 9:38 AM ]

Remember to shoot three events before the end of the quarter.

Photo assignments, 2015-16

Research on your photo essay

posted Oct 21, 2015, 9:37 AM by Chris Sloan

By the end of block day today, share a Google Doc with Mr. Sloan where you summarize at least three articles that help inform the topic you're doing for your photo essay.

#FallofFame feedback

posted Oct 5, 2015, 8:19 AM by Chris Sloan

Favorite the best Fall of Fame photos in the following students Flickr Photostreams.

#FallOfFame photo shoot

Advocacy photography exploration

posted Sep 28, 2015, 12:17 PM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Sep 28, 2015, 2:52 PM ]

For good examples of photo essays that treat problems in communities, look at the Open Society Documentary Photography Project's grantees for your year. Create a Google Presentation of the projects you think are most compelling:

2014 - Katy B
2013 - Charissa
2012 - Alea
2011 - Kenya
2010 - Michael
2010 - Katie L
2009 - Palak
2008 - Kayleigh
2007 - Emmi
2006 - Matt
2005 - Bronwen
2004 - Jonathan

JM event #2: Still a week left

posted Sep 24, 2015, 11:03 AM by Chris Sloan

If you haven't shot your second Judge event yet, here's a link to the sign up sheet.

Photo Essay

posted Sep 24, 2015, 6:52 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 2:35 PM ]

Create an original photo essay that addresses a problem in your community. How does this issue affect the lives of teens where you live. The essay can be personal, persuasive, objective, political. Use your photos effectively to help deliver the message or tell the story you want to tell.

  • an original essay that's between 500 and 800 words
  • 3 to 5 excellent original photographs
  • deadline: October 21
Make sure you have meaningful photos and strong writing. The words should clearly inform readers about the reality of your issue and be the impetus for serious conversations that can lead to solutions.

ideas for photo essays

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