Three Categories Project


Three Categories – Project Overview

Students are required to;

  1. choose and photograph three categories of photography in a series
  2. photograph a minimum of nine images per category.
  3. make a contact sheet of each category.
  4. choose either one image from their series or make a collage based on multiple images.
  5. each final image requires a short summary
  • Examples of categories include; portrait (studio and environmental), still life, nature, photojournalism, macro photography, primary or singular colors, a series of body parts, fashion, etc.

Original Photography: (Production)

 _____            Part 1: Photograph subject in RAW with Gray Card

_____            Part 1: Use Adobe DNG converted to adjust and correct RAW images

_____            Part 1: Use either natural or artificial lighting

_____            Part 1: Subjects must be in focus or you will be asked to reshoot

_____            Part 1: Save As, DNG and then JPG

_____            Part 1: Retouch JPEG image in background layer copy

Output: (Prepare for Printing)

 _____            Part 2: Choose either one final image or make a collage of your best images

_____            Part 2: Final output; crop images 11X14 @ 300 DPI Vertical (unless other arrangements have been discussed with Ms. L)

_____            Part 2: Email flattened JPEG file, keep PSD file on computer

_____            Part 2: Save As > your series).FINAL.JPEG

_____            Part 2: Subject email heading; Three Categories + (name your specific photography)

Written Summary: (Understanding of Media)

_____            Part 3: Written summary in Word, include your name, period and the date

_____            Part 3: Describe in three individual sentences minimum your final image using photographic compositional terms

_____            Part 3: Describe shot details based on camera and lighting settings/set-up. Speak about the photography tools used to create your image

_____            Part 3: Writea personal reflection of your final image

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 95 – 85% 2 – Satisfactory – Met few requirements – work handed in late 80 – 70% 1 – Incomplete – Did not meet any set requirements and/or no work was submitted – 65 – 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

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

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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