Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Project

Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Project:  This project explores cyberbullying and internet safety imagery, typography and the use of color as a compositional tool.

Students will review the materials and research on their own to create a poster using original photography, text and found images. The assignment requires a reflection essay and two to three references. Students will upload and share their final assignment and essay via their gdrive. The purpose of this photo collage is to help student use graphic elements to critique the social issue of cyberbullying and the importance of internet safety.  

Students are required to;

  1. Review the materials shared in class and research additional images / information on your own.
  2. Photograph a subject(s) or object to use as the main focal point of your project.
  3. Use Photoshop and text to enhance your message.
  4. Write a two to three paragraph reflective summary (see description below).

Original Photography:

_____            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 > 


 _____            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 >

_____            Part 3: Subject email heading; Cyberbulling & Internet Safety Project

 Written Summary: (Understanding of Media) 

_____            Part 4: Written summary in Word, include your name, period and the date

_____            Part 4: Describe the process of creating your poster in detail, the tools used and why. Describe the compositional of the final poster using photographic and graphic terminology. Include the shot details based on your camera and lighting settings/set-up.

_____            Part 4: Explain the message behind your collage. Include a personal reflection of your final work.  Include your research references, two to three, at the end of your written assignment.

Photography Rubric:

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
  • _______ PS: Appropriate use of text and graphics 
  • _______ 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

Common Core:

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.

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