Digital Photography

  Derived from rubric: Digital Photography Portfolio
built by lbowling

Rubric Code: A799A8
Rubric for High School Art Digital Photography
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  Requirements Not Met
0 pts
Not Yet Successful
4 pts
Successful
6 pts
Highly Successful
8 pts
Outstanding
10 pts
Student Evaluation
(N/A)
Teacher Evaluation
(N/A)
Project Requirements 
Goals and objectives
Requirements Not Met

Photograph does not relfect the intended element, principle, or technique. Assignment goals were not met. 
Not Yet Successful


Successful

Image shows little choices and thought behind the photograph to reflect the intended element, principle, or technique.
Highly Successful

Image shows some clear choices and thought behind the photograph to reflect the intended element, principle, or technique. 
Outstanding

Image shows obvious choices and thought behind the photograph to reflect the intended element, principle, or technique. 
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Exposure/Contrast 
Camera exposure, correct f/stop and shutter speed, photoshop/editing
Requirements Not Met

Image is grossly over exposed or under exposed rendering the image unidentifiable 
Not Yet Successful

Tonal quality is flat; very little contrast in color and neutrals makes the focal point blend into the background.
Successful

Tonal quality is fair; little contrast in color and neutrals.
Highly Successful

Tonal range is good overall; some parts of the image could use more contrast.
Outstanding

Image is excellent with good contrast and range of light to dark tones to enhance the focal point.
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Focus 
Clean focus or creative use of depth-of-field
Requirements Not Met

Subject matter is not defined due to complete lack of focus. 
Not Yet Successful

Photograph is very pixelated and/or blurry; image was obviously photographed incorrectly OR Photoshop tools were used incorrectly. 
Successful

Fair detail in image; proper use of depth of field could enhance some parts of the image. 
Highly Successful

Good detail in image; proper use of depth of field will enhance parts of the image. 
Outstanding

Excellent detail in highlights, shadows & midtones makes a good, clear image. Initial photo was obviously taken with proper camera settings selected. 
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Color/Value 
Requirements Not Met

The color/value completely distracts from the subject matter making the image ineffective. 
Not Yet Successful

An obvious color cast or unusual color tone in some parts of the image ruins the quality or distracts from the focal point. If image is B&W, a full range of values is not represented. 
Successful

Fair range of color tones; photograph would benefit from changes in color in one or more areas. 
Highly Successful

Good range of color tones; photograph might have benefited from a change in color in one area but is still OK overall. 
Outstanding

Excellent range of color tones; colors work well together based on color scheme theories; no distracting colors to take away from focal point. If image is B&W, a full range of values is represented. 
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Creativity 
Imagination, expression, creative approach
Requirements Not Met

Photograph does not show a creative approach to the assignment. 
Not Yet Successful

Minimal representation of assigned objectives; lacks originality and shows no evidence of trying anything unusual. 
Successful

Fair representation of assigned objectives; some creative intent and shows little evidence of trying anything unusual. 
Highly Successful

Good representation of assigned objectives. The student has explored creative solutions to the assignment. 
Outstanding

Image demonstrates a very creative approach to the assignment; student has expanded on the basic requirements. It is clear that the student explored several choices/solutions to the assignment. 
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Composition 
Photographic guidelines, eye movement, space usage, organization of image
Requirements Not Met

Subject is not well defined. 
Not Yet Successful

Photograph does not demonstrate visual interest and creativity in composition, balance, camera angle, and subject matter. 
Successful

Photograph demonstrates little visual interest and creativity in composition, balance, camera angle, and subject matter. 
Highly Successful

Photograph demonstrates some visual interest and creativity in composition, balance, camera angle, and subject matter. 
Outstanding

Photograph demonstrates exceptional visual interest and creativity in composition, balance, camera angle, and subject matter. 
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Communicative Properties 
Visual impact, emotional reaction, mood, etc.
Requirements Not Met

No visual impact 
Not Yet Successful

There is little, if any evidence of successful visual communication with the viewer. 
Successful

Work shows effort with moderate sense of visual communication 
Highly Successful

There is adequate and successful visual communication. Photo engages the viewer. 
Outstanding

Shows obvious evidence of thinking skills. Addresses fairly complex visual or conceptual ideas. The image effectively communicates with the viewer. 
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Technical Qualities 
Photoshop: dodging, burning, cropping, clean presentation, etc.
Requirements Not Met

Inappropriate use of editing techniques 
Not Yet Successful

Poorly executed, little regard for quality 
Successful

Technique a bit weak with little sense of challenge 
Highly Successful

Most technical aspects are successful 
Outstanding

Excellent quality, use of tools, and attention to detail 
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Digital Photography 
  Requirements Not Met
0 pts
Not Yet Successful
5 pts
Successful
10 pts
Highly Successful
15 pts
Outstanding
20 pts
Student Evaluation
(N/A)
Teacher Evaluation
(N/A)
Effort 
Work ethic, stays on task, attentiveness, involvement in class activities and proper file classification techniques.
Requirements Not Met

Photograph was not taken. None of the assignment requirements completed. 
Not Yet Successful

Photograph was saved with the wrong name and in the wrong format. Finished assignment with minimum effort. 
Successful

Photograph was saved as the wrong name but in the correct format. Finished assignment with average amount of effort. 
Highly Successful

Photograph was saved in the wrong format but with the correct name. Above average effort given fulfilling the assignment. 
Outstanding

Photograph was taken and turned in on time. Photo was saved with correct file name and format. Also, file was saved in the correct location. Stretched the limitations of the assignment by adding something unique and creative. 
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Penalty/Bonus 
Requirements Not Met

Project turned-in late (after deadline) 
-5 points per day late. 
Not Yet Successful


Successful


Highly Successful


Outstanding

Project turned-in before deadline.
+5 points per day. 
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