Log into your website and upload your photos.
If your photos are not yet on the area, use a card reader and copy them into a new folder on your area.
- Add a title under everything else: 'Composition photos'
- Below the title, add a text box.
- Below this add a gallery block. Click it and add ALL of your photos from last lesson. if you used a school camera they are on the shared area in photography, year 10. ONLY INCLUDE THE PHOTOS THAT YOU TOOK.
In the text box, copy and paste this sentence starters into the text box then complete them in as much detail as you can.
The aim of this photoshoot was to...
Something I found that worked well was... because...
Composition is important in photography because...
From here, when editing my photos I could enhance them by...
Today you are learning how to edit a photo effectively using photoshop, and how to present your edits.
Select a photo that represents leading lines and open it in photoshop. Make this photo black and white by going to image, adjustments, desaturate. Then edit the contrast by changing brightness and contrast.
Save the photo as a Jpeg - first edit.
Under your gallery, put a title 'Editing Leading Lines' then two image boxes below it.
Upload your edited photo next to the original then explain what you did using key words.
Editing Leading Lines
I have edited this image by desaturating the colour to make it black and white. I have then increased the contrast for bolder leading lines in the photo.
Repeat this for different images:
Rule of thirds - Increase saturation and change the hue - go to image, adjustments, hue and saturation. See what happens!
Symmetry - Add a filter to the photo. Go to filter, filter gallery, and choose one that you think makes the photo look effective.
Negative space - Go to image, adjustments, curves, then drag the line around to change the brightness and contrast. Save when you think it looks good then upload.
Balance - Invert to swap the colours completely. Go to image, adjustments, invert. Then save and upload.
Viewpoint - Change the Vibrance of your image - go to image, adjustments, vibrance. Drag the bars and save and upload when you are happy.
For each image, ensure that you are including the original image next to the edit, and that you have a title and explanation for each one.
Make a note in your diary that you will be doing a practical in Thursday's lesson so bring your camera. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE YOUR PHONE! If you can't there are some that you will be able to use, but I would prefer you to practice with your own cameras.
When you are finished, add a new title 'Lighting' to the bottom of your skills development page.
Read through the following on lighting.
Through this task you are learning about the different types of lighting in photography. You need to be able to use lots of different types so that you can choose the right kind of lighting for your photoshoot. The lighting in your photo can make or break your image!
Put all of the following onto a powerpoint on different slides:
Carry out research into different types of lighting. Explore the following different types of lighting your subject in a photograph, the effect each one creates and when you might use it in your photography.
Window lighting - stand/place your subject near a window for natural lighting. This will produce highlights and some shadows, which will be softer rather harsh contrast. This will vary depending on the time of day and brightness of the room in contrast to outside.
Bonus points: if you can find any 'tips for lighting' images, include these on your page to refer back to!
Preparing for your practical lesson
To apply what you have learnt through this task, you will take a range of portrait photographs using different lighting.
To prepare for this, find some guides on portrait photographs eg. ideas for facial expressions, body language, poses, props etc. Copy and pastes your images under the title 'Ideas for Portait Photographs'.
For your homework, I'd like you to have a practice for the practical, and show me your current photography skills!
Please take 6 photographs of the same person, with each photograph using different lighting. Vary your distance from the person, their expressions, their poses etc.
Complete your powerpoint from last lesson on the different types of composition. Click the button below to recap what you had to do...
When you are finished, create a page on composition within skills development.
Drag a document element onto the page then upload your powerpoint so it is on the page.
Read through the homework below...
Create a plan for your photoshoot on a powerpoint - put all of this information on one slide. When you are finished, add this as another document underneath your composition powerpoint on the same page. Put a title above it 'Photoshoot Plan'.
Include the following:
- a brainstorm of ideas of things you could photograph
- a brainstorm of places you could go to take your photos
- select the one you are going to photograph and explain how you will take each photograph using a different composition. If you need help, have a look at these students work who have done the same task...
Firstly: Complete the PowerPoint on Composition if you haven't already. Upload it to weebly on the composition page before the lesson (see above)
Secondly: Your main homework is to take 6 photographs of the same subject matter (eg. the same person or same object) - in the same location, at the same time etc.
The challenge is to use a different composition method for each photograph, so you end up with 6 slightly different versions of the same photo.
To be successful you will need to choose your subject and location carefully, to ensure that your examples of each of the composition can be effective. If you need help deciding on what to photograph, do some research before you get started!
Upload your photos to a 2x3 gallery on the composition page in skills development before next lesson. IF you cant do this, bring in the memory card.
DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE FOR THIS TASK unless you can upload your photos at home as you are NOT ALLOWED to use them in school.
Click the yellow writing at the top of the page then log into your Weebly account.
Add a title of 'Key Words' under your other work on your skills development page. Under this, add a text box.
To get a C or above in photography, you must use key words. Not only must you use them, but you need to understand them. Research the meaning of all of the following words and write a definition about their use in photography in your own words so you fully understand them. Start with this list, we will add to it throughout the year.
Copy and paste the following list of key words that you will use in photography.
rule of thirds
depth of field
Noise in a photo
When you are finished...
You have the rest of the lesson to make sure that your website is up to date and that everything is finished/uploaded. You can also use the time to update the appearance of your website to make it more individual.
What makes a good photograph?
Begin by adding a new title within 'Skills Development'.
Next, read through the PowerPoint below to help you understand what formal elements are.
(About the formal element)
Lighting is a good tool for changing the way your subject matter is viewed, and can be effective in creating a mood or atmosphere, or drawing the viewer's attention to a certain area of your photo. There are different types of lighting that you could use in photography such as using the flash on your camera, a spot light or natural lighting. Depending on the situation, you would vary the type of lighting you would use. This image for example, has been lit using a spotlight as it has strong lighting. Using a window for natural lighting would be much less striking but softer and more natural.
Going for gold (Analyse your photo for higher marks)
This photograph is a good example of how lighting can be used effectively to enhance the subject that you are photographing. Here, the bold contrast between the dark background and the lighting from the back of the woman's face draws attention to the features of just one side of the face. This creates a mood or atmosphere.
Use the link below to see how to lay out your page and what needs to be included. You will need to arrange a title, text boxes and images in a similar way so that you can effectively write about the different formal elements.
Use the internet to help you research the formal elements and find at least 2 examples of each one. Save the example photos you find to a folder on your area. To upload a photograph, click the image box when it is in place, then drag the photo from the folder into the area where it says 'drag image here'. find an example of each of the following formal elements:
Year 12 should also research: Lighting, framing, and viewpoint (year 10 you will do this later).
Under each photograph, write the formal element title then a short paragraph about how to use that formal element to improve your photography skills.
Finish the powerpoint from today's lessons if you didn't have time to complete it, and upload it with a document block on your skills development page.
Take at least 2 photographs to represent each of the formal elements that you have looked at. If you only have your phone, that's ok for now, but you must be able to get them onto the computer in Monday's lesson (or before).
Bring your memory card/usb in next lesson OR upload your photos to your area before next lesson. Don't put them on your website yet!
If you don't have a card reader - get one at poundland!!
If you dont have a camera... you may use your phone for this homework but not many others. You NEED a camera for this course, so please do get it sorted asap.
You should have your powerpoint complete and 12 photos ready to upload. Follow the instructions to do this.
How to upload your photos
To upload your photos you will need to plug your memory card into a card reader OR plug your cable into the computer and your camera or phone.
Click into the drive via the computer icon, and change the view to thumbnails so you can see previews of your photos.
Select your photos by holding down CTRL and clicking each one OR hold SHIFT and draw around the photos if they are in a block.
COPY the photos (CTRL+V) and paste in a folder on your area called Formal Elements.
To review the homework, copy and paste the sentence starters then complete them.
To demonstrate composition in my photography I...
I thought about colour when taking my photos by...
The tone/lighting in my photos is effective because...
I also considered pattern and texture by...
The use of line in my photos adds interest to my photos by...
These lessons have been written by Miss Wilson.