Looking At... Thinking Aboutâ¦ Learning From PHOTOGRAPHS
If you look carefully, you will see more. If you know more, you will look differently. - Unknown
What is the MOST IMPORTANT part of this photograph?
Why is this the MOST IMPORTANT part?
What IDEA does the MOST IMPORTANT part of this photograph communicate?
What objects, images, symbols, etc. communicate this IDEA to the viewer
What is IMPORTANT in YOUR LIFE that relates to the IDEA in the photograph
If you were creating a photograph or using the IMPORTANT IDEA from your
life, what images, objects or symbols would appear in your composition?
Create a sketch or description of your new photograph.
Describe exactly what you see in the photograph.
Look in the foreground, middle ground and background for details.
What people and objects do you see?
What is the setting?
What is the season?
Is it a posed photo or a candid photo?
What evidence supports your responses?
What do you know about this time period or event?
How do you know?
What puzzles you about this photo?
What do you want to know more about?
What can you conclude from what you see?
How do the people and objects in the photo help you make your conclusions?
What conclusions do other students make? Are your conclusions similar or different?
Amanda Linn- [email protected]
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Exposure, burning, and dodging, dirt, dust, stains...
Poorly executed, little regard for print quality
Technique may be erratic with little sense of challenge
Most technical aspects are successful; materials generally well handled
Excellent print quality
Eye movement, space, usage, organizations, etc.
Composition is poor, little consideration
In contrast to work that receives a score of 1, there is at least some sense of decision making
Composition is generally purposeful
Excellent. Composition is purposeful
Fulfills the assignment, shows intent
Solutions tend to be trite
Shows a sense of effort and some decision-making
The level of work may be inconsistent, but the work is strong enough to offset its weaknesses
Shows a sense of inventiveness or imagination, a sense of styles, or engagement with experimentation.
Visual impact, emotional reaction, mood, etc.
There is little, if any evidence of thinking
Work shows a real sense of effort, but problems are not successfully resolved.
There is successful engagement with some aspects of communication through technique
Shows obvious evidence of thinking, it may address fairly complex visual or conceptual ideas, the image is presented in an effective way to communicate.
x5 / 80 points
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