You will be creating a story, meaning you will do a series of FOUR to SIX photographs, one with a beginning, middle, climax and end. They will all relate to each other in some way. Make sure it’s not the same photo with three different angles, move the toys around! It's okay if there are more then six photographs, just make sure it relates to the story and aren't replicating any frames.
Vary your angles, get closer, get further away, take horizontal then vertical and even tilted photographs.
Have your camera as Aperture Priority- the front right dial changes the aperture.
For each photograph, start with an aperture f/1.8 and then take it again where you change it to f/8 then f/16.
Make sure I can’t recognize where the toys are set up- I don’t want to see it quickly identified as the table top in the quad. Take 24+ photographs of your toys. Again, make sure that you’ve got different setups, and that you have a variety of apertures (f/1.8, f/8 and f/16) since some may look better as deep focus and some might look good as shallow focus. Save your album as 10-20-2015 Toy Story
Do any editing of your work in iPhoto and save as lastname-firstname-toystory1.jpg, 2, 3, 4...
Upload your four-six (or more!) images onto your website and write a fun children's story that is at least FOUR paragraphs long that relates to your FOUR- SIX photographs- each paragraph will be under the photograph. Make sure the first photograph for the story goes on top, and the ending of the story is at the bottom.
Website directions- it should be on your first page where you put all the classroom projects/ notes.
1. Drag the element of TITLE down (or "new post") and title it your story's title
2. Drag the element of IMAGE down (as large as possible) and drag the first image of your story into the spot.
3. CAPTION the image by clicking on it and getting the drop down menu. Put in the TITLE of the picture and the camera information including the aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
4. Once you've done the photo and caption, drag the element of TEXT underneath the photo (making sure the photo is as large as possible) and write your story underneath each image.
Student example Chris McIver
You'll be presenting your photos and your story to the class.
Stories from last year:
Period 1 Toy Story
Period 2 Toy Story
Period 3 Toy Story
Period 5 Toy Story
Period 6 Toy Story
Marwencol Podcast here
How to make a contact sheet video here
Save the following:
1. A pdf of your contact sheet saved as lastname-firstname-contact-toy
2. Your top photos that you are using in the story as lastname-firstname-toy1.jpg, lastname-firstname-toy2.jpg...
3. Your write up from the website in Microsoft word saved as lastname-firstname-toystory-writeup
RBV-Photo1 > 231Common> Period# > 09-14-2016 Toy Story
Graded based on 20/20:
Time on task and presentation: 5 points came to class on time, used class time wisely, helped partner as needed
Written story- 5 points relates to the photographs, proper grammar, children's story, 4+ paragraphs long. In addition, Title, ISO, aperture and Shutter Speed as the caption each photo
Photographs- 5 points all images are in focus, using proper props, unique, retouched as needed, toys interacting
Computer work- 5 points retouched as needed, images not too dark or light, saved as lastname-firstname-toystory1.jpg, 2, 3, contact sheet and Microsoft word document in common drive.