Students are required to;
- Choose a social political topic
- Photograph a subject(s) to use as the main focal point of their project
- Use Photoshop and text to enhance their message
- Write a short summary (see description below)
_____ Part 1: Take notes of your camera settings and choice of camera/lens, include all setting, light reading, f-stops, shutter speed, and lighting style used. Note the students who help you complete your project and what roles they participated in during production.
_____ Part 1: Original photography will be critiqued and graded on the overall thoughtfulness and design of image
_____ Part 1: Photograph subject in RAW with Gray Card
_____ Part 1: Color balance in camera RAW using the image with your gray card
_____ Part 1: Subject(s) in focus
Assembling of Image in Photoshop:
_____ Part 2: Create and label a new folder on your desktop for each project
_____ Part 2: Duplicate the background layer before retouching
_____ Part 2: Use of multiple non-destructively layers
_____ Part 2: Use of various Selection tools to choose image part. (Remember to lower the Opacity mode to help align your images when needed)
_____ Part 2: Use of Layer masks (zoom in, use a hard or soft edge brush)
_____ Part 2: Use of Clipping Masks to improve/alter the individual layers without affecting the entire image
_____ Part 2: Save As > student.name.propaganda.final.psd (always keep your multi-layered Photoshop file) Do not email any images files until you have been giving an ok to do so.
_____ Part 3: Final output; 11X14 @ 300 DPI, Vertical or Horizontal 22X14 @ 300DPI
_____ Part 3: Email flattened JPEG file, keep PSD file on computer
_____ Part 3: Save As > student.name.propaganda.final.JPEG
_____ Part 3: Subject email heading; propaganda project
Written Summary: (Understanding of Media)
_____ Part 4: Written summary in Word, include your name, period and the date
_____ Part 4: Describe your image in photographic compositional terms. Include the shot details based on your camera and lighting settings/set-up. Describe what photography tools were used in the making of you project and explain why you chose each.
_____ Part 4: Explain the message behind your photo collage. Include a personal reflection of your final work.
|4 – Excellent work – Met all requirements and handed in work either early or on time – 100%||3 – Good work – Met most requirements and handed in work on time – 85%||2 – Satisfactory – Met few requirements – work handed in late – 70%||1 – Incomplete – Did not meet any set requirements and/or no work was submitted – 55%|
- _______ Photo: Uses the appropriate semi-automatic and manual camera settings for a given situation
- _______ Photo: Uses a Gray card to set proper exposure
- _______ Photo: Uses a Hand held meter
- _______ Photo: Sets up and shuts down a studio set
- _______ Photo: Sets up and uses Tungsten lighting
- _______ PS: Creating and using layer masks
- _______ PS: Retouching images using the PS retouching tools
- _______ PS: Cropping, resizing and using rulers and guides
- _______ PS: Work in Adobe Camera Raw
- _______ PS: Converting images to black and white
- _______ PS: Scanning images and preparing for output
- _______ PS: Preparing an image for printing
- _______ Social: Working independently in the photo studio
- _______ Social: Critiquing the work of professional, peers and one’s self
- _______ Social: Speaking with Subjects before, during and after a photo shoot
Key Ideas and Details
- RST.9-10.3. Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
Craft and Structure
- RST.9-10.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- RST.9-10.7. Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.