Open your web page. How well does your project flow? Get someone elses opinions. Go through the following checklist:
Clear links to BOTH artists
A good variety of experiments
All experiments are annotated with a sentence or two to explain them
Good variety of photo shoots
Photos are of a high quality – good lighting, locations, not blurry etc.
Editing a variety of images – not repetitive
Presented effectively on website – not all small photos
Experiments progress and develop effectively
Any areas for development or things that are missing/incomplete need to be addressed this lesson. These are your missions!
Once they are complete, consider the following:
Are you getting stuck for ideas on what to do next?
- look at your artists other photos on google, can you get further ideas from their other work? if you can, include the new photos that inspire your new experiments on your website with a short explanation.
- do the opposite of what you have been doing... flip the background and foreground around!
- try a new tool or technique. search on Youtube for how to do what you have been doing and see if you can find a different way to do it!
- apply what you have been doing so far to a different photograph.
- take new photos to work with if you need to.
- REFINE - improve what you have been doing by creating a new experiment at a higher level.
By the end of Thursday's lessons, you are aiming to have completed as many experiments as possible that show progression of ideas. The plan is then to come back to it in year 11 to finish the project with a few extra experiments (when your skills are even stronger!) and create your final images.
Any extra photos that you need, should be taken for next lesson please.
If you are able to continue to experiment from home for extra marks then you should do this too! Upload as you go along.
Start the lesson by having a look at 2 other students portfolios. Choose people that you don't sit by so it that you are looking at new work.
How is their project developing? Can you see their ideas refining from one experiment to the next? Is there anything that you can take from their presentation? (Don't copy - but perhaps the lay out, or the words they use, or the amount of experiments etc.)
What does it mean to refine?
- Mainly it is about improving!
- Improve your technique so it is the best it can be. The highest grades will be of a 'professional' finish, with very few flaws. Your editing will be believable.
- Improve your idea so it communicates a meaning. What is your work about? How will you explain it to the examiner?
- Improve your links to your artists, making sure that you are bringing both artists together effectively. A couple of you might need to add an artist/change your artist to get the best possibly results.
- Improve the quality of your photos - take new ones if you need to. It will make a big difference to your work!
You have 8 lessons left on this project. In this time, you need to experiment further, and refine your technique, ready to produce your final outcomes. You will get the opportunity to come back to this project in year 11 to improve it, but you should be doing the best you can now to make it easier later!
This lesson, use the above list to refine your technique through further experiments.
Make sure you upload and review each experiment to keep your website up to date please.
These lessons have been written by Miss Wilson.