Upload your photos onto your project page under the title 'Homework: Artist Inspired Photos'
When you have uploaded them, write a paragraph to explain:
- where you took the photos
- how you took them and why you did this
- how they link to your artist
- how you will edit them to enhance links to your artist.
Sentence starters if you need them:
I took these photos...
When taking the photographs I...
These photos were inspired by my artist ______ by...
I will edit them to enhance links to my artist by...
AO1: How to link your ideas to your artist as they develop through photoshoots, editing and planning.
Edit your photographs, linking closely to your artist's style.
Upload it full size when it is complete.
Going for gold: do a second edit of the same photo but develop it and try something different. You might start with the edited photo rather than going back to the original.
Your next task is to plan a photoshoot for in school this Thursday.
Complete the worksheet by hand, including drawings, notes, compositions and lighting sketches for your photo shoot. Remember that you will need to actually follow this plan, so it needs to be doable!
1. Complete the worksheet for Thursday's lesson.
2. Bring in your camera (fully charged with memory card!)
From here you will make a choice between either Mood and Atmosphere or Pattern, Symmetry and Reflections. This will be your focus for the rest of the project.
This task focuses on AO1 - artist research. You know how important it is to choose the right artist, so think carefully! Their work will inspire all of your work from here...
Choose ONE artist from your chosen list. You will find the second artist yourselves later.
Your task is to write a paragraph about the work of your chosen photographer to anaylse the way they photograph your chosen subject. You should include:
- 3 photographs of their figure photographs (not photos of the artist!).
- key information about their work from the things you have read about (not the photographer but the work itself)
- Your own observations of the photography techniques and formal elements that you see - eg. how does the photographer use composition, lighting, line, shape, tone etc?
- What you think the work is about - what does the photographer want you to think about? What might the meaning behind the work be?
- Your opinion and explanation of how you will take inspiration from their work.
If you need help getting started, copy and paste these sentences and fill in the gaps.
The photographer I have chosen is...
Having read about their photography, I have learnt that...
When I look at _____'s photographs, I can see...
One of the reasons that I have chosen this photographer to inspire my work is because I like ...
I will take inspiration from ____'s work by...
Start the lesson by uploading your photos from last lesson to your Pattern page in a gallery.
If you were away last lesson, you have this lesson to take photos of patterns and shadows. Collect a camera if you don't have one.
Edit your best photos (at least 2) to enhance your patterns. Upload these when finished under your contact sheet.
Once you have enhanced them, if you have time, the next task is to explore layering multiple images to create an interesting outcome. Upload and explain what you have done to the image to enhance it creatively through editing using technical terms.
Your task for the lesson is to take THREE fantastic photographs to represent different moods, using lighting and shadows to enhance them.
- studio black background - studio lighting
- studio purple background - studio lighting
- Darkroom - red light/lamp
- food office - lamp/torch
- art cupboard - torch
- A3 art classroom - whiteboard/projector - project images over the face
Upload your photographs to a gallery. Use 3 columns so they aren't too small. Add a title 'Capturing a Mood'. Write a short paragraph above them to explain what you did for this photoshoot and how you have captured a mood or atmosphere in your photos.
Also save your best photos to your area so that you have high quality images to work with.
Edit your favourite photos to enhance the mood. This should be slight adjustments, not complicated editing at the moment!
Think about the mood that you are enhancing - how can you make the shadows stronger or the light softer etc.
- saturation of colour
- brightness and contrast
- curves or levels
For this task, upload the original photo and put the edit next to it to make it clear to see the development.
Write a short paragraph under/above your edited photos to review this photoshoot.
- What did you do?
- How did you use lighting and/or shadows?
- What did you learn about capturing a mood in photography?
For this photoshoot I had to...
I found that the lighting needed to be...
Something that I have learnt about capturing a mood in photography is...
I will develop and build on this in future photoshoots by...
Well done for getting everything done!
I'd like you to start getting ready for next week's lessons where you will be experimenting with patterns in photography. Put this on your 'patterns, reflections and symmetry' page please. Either work on a powerpoint or work straight onto the webpage - up to you!
Write a plan for your photoshoot on Tuesday to include:
- Things you could photograph at school to show patterns with light and shadows
- Examples of photos you could try to recreate
- Other ideas you have for 'patterns, reflections and symmetry'.
What is the mood/atmosphere in these photos?
How has it been created?
Discuss in pairs then share with the class.
You are learning how to create a mood or atmosphere in photography this lesson. You will then apply this to your photoshoot next lesson.
YOU WILL NEED YOUR CAMERAS ON TUESDAY - PLEASE WRITE THIS DOWN!
Task 1: Research and Reading!
Explore these web pages. Read them and learn about how photographers capture mood or atmosphere in their work. Feel free to google the term 'how to create mood or atmosphere in photography' to extend your reading further.
You have 10 minutes just for reading! You will need to write up your findings next.
Task 2: Create a powerpoint
Write up the things you have learnt from your research on how to capture mood or atmosphere in photography.
The purpose of this is:
1) to use next lesson when you have to apply this research in your photoshoot.
2) to show the examiner what you understand about mood and atmosphere. The more you show them, the better your understanding will seem which will help your marks. Copying and pasting will get you no marks at all and is a complete waste of time so please don't do this.
To be successful:
- include images as examples of what you are talking about
- use subtitles/page titles to break down the topic
- give details of the techniques you have read about
- use language you understand. If there's a word you don't know- look it up and use it properly if you can.
- refer to your own ideas - how might these techniques be useful? when might you use them?
I would expect this to be a fairly in depth PowerPoint with lots of images!
Your homework is to complete this powerpoint and upload it by Tuesday's lesson.
You also need to bring in your cameras, and a torch if possible!
Create a new folder on your area called 'Light and Shadow'.
Upload your homework photos to your area. Don't put them on the website yet!
At the start of a new project, you will always begin with research. This gets you marks for AO1 and AO3 and will be used to inspire your ideas on the new theme.
Add two new pages to your website.
Call one: Reflections, symmetry and patterns and the second page: Mood and atmosphere
Both of these pages will explore Light and Shadow. We will complete a range of tasks as a group that will go on either page, then you will choose one of these titles to continue with for the rest of the project.
Task 1: Collage of ideas
Create two slides on a powerpoint, one for each of the above titles. Include the title on the slide as the title.
On each slide include photographs to represent:
- Images that inspire you for that title
- things you'd like to try in your own photography
- Ideas and photography techniques that you could explore
Try to include at least 12 photos on each slide.
When you are finished, save each slide as a JPEG. To do this, go to save as, then change the file type to JPEG file interchange format. When you click ok it'll ask if you want to save just one slide or all slides. Click ALL SLIDES and it will save them as pictures that you can upload to your website.
Upload each image onto the right web page (Reflections, symmetry and patterns or Mood and atmosphere.)
These lessons have been written by Miss Wilson.