Study the following: Nikon camera diagram handout (seen here), Elements and Principles handout ( attached within this blogpost), Photoshop toolbars handout, and digital camera basics handout (as attached below). The youtube click that we watched in class on the 3 basics of exposure is here (will have to watch it on your phone or at home).
In expressing ourselves and describing things we often use Metaphors and Similes. A metaphor is a figure of speech. A word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, making a comparison, as in "a sea of troubles" or "all the world's a stage" (Shakespeare). A simile is also a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by the words like or as. Examples of this are "How like the winter hath my absence been" or "So are you to my thoughts as food to life" (Shakespeare).
Color, with it’s many tints and shades, can express so much visually. Common expressions that are used to depict a mood or perhaps how we feel our life is going are…”A bright future” or “a dark rain cloud over my head.”
Your assignment is to design a self-expression/self-portrait composition. In 50 to 100 words, describe your overall mood in life. Relate it to your favorite color or the color you feel best describes your feelings.
Example of written expression (essay):
…I am sunshine yellow…I feel happy most of the time…like a yellow bird that sings in a tree of flowers. I like my yellow/orange striped beach chair. It is bright and makes me think of fun summer days…but sometimes…that same yellow is radiant…like a fireball in a dramatic sunset. All yellows, reds and oranges lighting up the sky. This is how I feel when I see injustice…when I see what is happening in our world…like I want to scream…STOP WAR…STOP CRIME…STOP HATE...
Your Assignment must include:
Your format is:
Document size: 8.5" x 11" (to create a new file, go to file>new>8.5 height, 11" width, 300 resolution)
Color Mode: RGB
When you are finished, merge your layers and save as a jpeg to your desktop in the class folder called lastname.firstname.colorselfportrait. Also put your name on the bottom right hand size of the artwork.
Make sure, as always, that you have a working version of your piece with all its layers in photoshop.
Graded based on:
Time on task: 10 points
Craftsmanship: 10 points
How the final piece relates to the color: 30 points
Creativity and use of filters: 20 points
Essay: 30 points
Go here for a color personality test.
Go here for a tutorial on the quick selection tool in Photoshop.
Read this article on Photoshop Disasters and Controversies here and answer the questions below in your notebook in complete sentences for your choice of a photograph:
1. Describe the picture- what was it used for?
2. Why do you think it was stated as edited poorly? What was it about the picture that was sloppy/ not done well?
3. What do you think the retoucher was aiming for? What could they have done right?
4. When viewing this picture, how do you feel as a consumer?