PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC

·          Photo should be high resolution (able to be printed on 8½” x 11” for display) and submitted as either a .jpg , GIF, TIFF, or .png file)

·          VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT (use of non-original graphic elements) WILL RESULT in FAILURE for this assignment or project

·          ALL graphic content must be original: All photography and image processing must be student work (capture, post-processing, descriptions, etc.)

 

Area of Focus

4 - Excellent

3 - Good

2 - Needs Improvement

1/0 - Poor

Score

Raw

Weight

Total

Content/Theme

 

- Photo thoroughly

address the theme/topic or subject

- Tells a compelling story

related to topic theme

(personal, emotional,

powerful, etc.)

- Thorough evidence of

imagination, creativity, or

thoughtfulness

- Photo somewhat

addresses the theme

- Tells a story related to

designated topic

- Some evidence of

imagination, creativity, or

thoughtfulness in relation to the theme.

- Weak connection to the

Theme/topic/subject

- Difficult to ascertain theme/subject

- Vague story

- Limited evidence of

imagination, creativity, or

thoughtfulness

- Weak to no connection to the

theme

- Unclear or no real story – pictures seem random

- Limited evidence of imagination, creativity, or thoughtfulness

- Unable to ascertain subject/theme

 

 

 

 

 

x4

 

Composition

(Lines, Rule of Thirds, Balance, Framing, Mergers, Cropping, Viewpoint, Angles and Perspective)

Strong composition because of layout and placement of camera to model as well as effective usage of composition techniques. Your varied angles and perspectives prove you were creatively and insightfully considering your subject.

Image composition has potential, but other angles, focal lengths, positioning of subjects and use of composition techniques will improve image. You vary your angles and perspectives, proving to me you were thinking creatively about your subject. Nicely done.       

Composition lacking some basic techniques. There are some pictures here that could have been more creatively displayed with some variance in angle and technique. 

The images are shot in a plain manner, distracting from the composition and leaving image stagnant.  Backgrounds are busy or distract from the focus of the image.  Little to no consideration of basic photographic composition techniques.      

 

 

 

 

x4

 

Image Quality

(focus, depth)

- Focus and depth of field all contribute to a powerful product

- Image quality of the

photograph draws a

connection (emotional

response) from the audience. Picture is focused as intended.

- Focus and depth of field somewhat contribute to a powerful product

- Image quality of the

photograph draws a limited

connection (emotional

response) from the audience

- Focus and depth of field do not

contribute to a powerful

product; slightly out of focus subject

- Image quality of the

photograph does not draw a

connection (emotional

response) from the audience

Images are not properly focused. Images have not been corrected in Photoshop for colorcast, sharpness, and clone-stamp out distracting elements of image. Focus and

depth of field do not follow project guidelines; image out of focus, etc.

 

 

 

x4

 

Use of Light, Dark, and Color; Exposure

Photo taken at perfect exposure for the setting. Colors vivid and eye-popping. Use of color (and/or grayscale) coincides with the subject and the mood of the scene.  You have an eye for photography. 

Photo taken at appropriate exposure. Colors stand out. Use of color (and/or grayscale) adequate.

Some images are too dark or too light so that the viewer notices these as disturbances to the subject rather than as an added creative element. 

Image(s) are too dark or too light so that the viewer notices these as disturbances to the subject. Hard to determine what subject is or get mood of picture because of flaws in under or overexposure.

 

 

 

x2

 

Interest/

Emotional response

Powerful picture(s).  You capture a moment or a subject well.  The pictures speak for themselves.  Picture(s) create interest for the viewer.

Some very nice picture(s) here.  Good, interesting pictures. The captions/descriptions are needed on a few to add context. 

Audience may need to read the captions or descriptions to understand the context.  Picture(s) are somewhat interesting

These picture(s) lacked emotion.  They were one dimensional, uninteresting.

 

 

 

x2

 


 

Area of Focus

4 - Excellent

3 - Good

2 - Needs Improvement

1/0 - Poor

Score

Raw

Weight

Total

Creativity

This photo/project was very creative, well beyond standard shots of this subject-matter. The project as a whole had a unified meaning. 

This was a good photo/project.  It shows good creativity and effort above and beyond the norm.

This photo could have been planned better and improved.  Basic, standard shot of given subject.

 Photo demonstrated little to no creativity or was not student’s own work.

 

 

 

x2

 

Meets Project Requirements

 

Photo/project fully meets or exceeds requirements, fully demonstrates concepts/techniques required.

Photo/project mostly meets requirements and demonstrates concepts/techniques.

 

Shows evidence of some requirements, techniques/concepts. Some missing components.

 

Photo/project shows no evidence or minimal evidence of requirements, concepts and/or techniques covered, or no project submitted.

 

 

 

 

x2

 

Descriptive Essay

or

Required Information (EXIF, Headings, Tags, etc.)

Contains no spelling,

grammatical or punctuation

errors

 

Good, complete tags and headings leave no doubt which category the picture is submitted for; gives good information on the picture so full understanding of pics context and content can be understood.

  Complete EXIF Data added to submission per requirements

 Contains fewer than 3 spelling, grammatical or

punctuation errors

 

Basic necessary information included, could add more descriptive headings and/or tags to further describe picture..

EXIF Data added to submission per requirements

5 or more spelling, grammatical or

punctuation errors

Minimal information included.

 Incomplete EXIF Data

 Incomplete or not completed

Headings or info are incomplete or not completed

EXIF Data not added to submission per requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

x1

 

Presentation

Project presented in assigned required/desired format. Every photo is displayed cleanly and creatively with a caption or title for added context.  All requirements are in place. 

Most photos displayed with a caption or title for added context.  Most requirements are in place, missing one or 2 elements of presentation.

Not every photo is displayed with a caption or title or presented in desired format. A few requirements may be missing. 

Project presented poorly or not presented as required. You clearly are sending me a message that you do not care about the quality of your work.  Several missing requirements.

 

 

 

 

x2

 

 

 

Total Points:____________

 

 


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