Joy: Close-up Photography Challenges
Post date: Sep 28, 2011 2:18:00 PM
The Big Idea:
There are two core truths about all the different kinds of positive emotions. The first is that positive emotions open us: They literally change the boundaries of our minds and our hearts and change our outlook on our environment. The second core truth about positive emotions is that they transform us for the better: they bring out the best in us.
Taxonomy of Thinking:
Target Learning Goals:
Guiding Activities & Resources:
3 Activity - Pre-shot Emotion Questions
5 Tutorial - Digital Star Effect
2 Studio - Joy - Close-up Photo Challenge
Reflection & Assessment:
9 Reflection - Taxonomy Questions
10 Reflection - Artist Statement
11 Assessment - Creating Rubric
Document & Publish:
Blog or Google+
If you wish to earn an A for this challenge, you must successfully complete all the following tutorials and documents plus achieve a cumulative score greater than 32 on the assessment rubric.
The Love – Body Language Album: (6 Photographs and 5 Tutorials = 9 images total)
- Photo Challenge – 4 Candid and 2 Posed (2 must not show the face) Love - Photographs
- Tutorial – Audrey Kawasaki Style Portrait
- Tutorial – Blend 2 Photos Like a Hollywood Movie Poster
- Tutorial – Glamour Photo
- Tutorial – Interweaving Photo Strips
- Tutorial – Lichtenstein Inspired Pop Art
The Love – Body Language Docs:
- Worksheet – Pre-Shot Emotion Questions
- Worksheet – Taxonomy Questions
- Assessment – Image Analysis 1
- Assessment – Image Analysis 2
- Assessment - Rubric
- Handout - 7 Candid Tips
- Handout - How to Look Good in Photographs
- Handout - How to Make a Great Portrait Photograph
Love – Body Language Photography Challenge:
Take your camera everywhere, get ready, get set push the shutter. Capture the moment with candid photographs that use body language to evoke love. Then document it by publishing* a series of at least four candid and 2 posed love photographs that exploit the language of body gestures and postures. Include answers to the following:
- How did you get your candid photographs?
- Was it hard to make a love – body language photograph without showing the face?
- What was the most exciting part of this assignment?
- Add your own helpful and insightful comment, observation or tip about this challenge?