As we move into studio shoots and begin brainstorming, perhaps you will find some inspiration here!
Congratulations to all who participated, and those winning awards below!
To see a video featuring the winning works, click here
2018 Exemplary Award Winners 2D Art
Clarkstown North High School Photography–Diamond 13 Ribbons
|Anthony||Elkommos Youssef||Blue Skies||Bright Flare|
|Juliana||Feeney||Shadow Life||Striped Lake
|Sarah||Galvin||Reflection||Blowing In Wind
|Taylor||Haber||Taylor Haber Mountains|
|Andrea||Jakubowski||Andrea Jakubowski – Broken||Andrea Jakubowski – Self Portrait|
|Jessica||Lander||Jessica Lander Prague||Jessica Lander Bubbles||Jessica Lander Jack And Candle|
|Marissa||Sanfratello||Self Portrait 1||Self Portrait 2||Self Portrait 3|
|Ronit||Shah||Coffee Shop||Commute||Side By Side||Washed Out||Winnings|
Ronit Shah- Presidents Award- Criteria: Whose Entire Body Of Work Shows Noteworthy Content, A Creative Approach, Attention To Composition, A Command Of Craft, Is Visually And Technically Outstanding
Eric La Gold Key Digital Art Midnight Dream
Carleigh Rodi Gold Key Digital Art Bracketing
Sarah Galvin Honorable Mention Photography African Safari Photography
David Hockney ” Joiner” Photographs (documentary video link)
He was originally a painter in the 60’s
However, in the 80’s he switched to taking picture, because he felt like making painting was not telling the whole story
Pablo Picasso a painter in the 20th century, he style was cubism. Like Picasso Hockney takes multiple photographs of one subject with a lot of small areas and joins them together .
Assignment: Take character portraits. This is about rethinking about what you know about taking portraits. This is about deconstruction.
When approaching the assignment you can take it as a joiner photograph or the “grid” / “Polaroid” photograph
- Shoots with color film
- Uses every frame
- Shot in color
- Portraits, still-life and landscapes
Photo Class students:
- Digital or color film
- 24 frames
- Shooting in color
- Allowed to take pictures inside BUT with caution due to flash
- Only allowed to work with portraits
- 24 exposure in color
- Consider using props, location
- Must have an exaggerated and large focal point (eye level and zoom)
- The photographer must connect with the object
- Irony is an awesome photographic tool
- Direct your shoot
Click here for hockney samples
Thank you NYTimes! I have been saying this for years!!!
While watching this video create a t-chart in your sketchbook.
On one side, list compositional devices we discussed so far in photography. On the opposite side, list compositional devices we have not yet discussed.
Save space in the area below the chart to list three interesting facts from the video.
Mastering Composition + Cinematography with Will Smith
Today we discussed how moving the focal point out of the center of the composition can lead to the creation of more interesting photographs. Three compositional devices discussed were:
Rule of Thirds (dividing the total composition into 3rds and aligning focal point on these imaginary line)
Golden Triangle (aligning focal points on diagonal lines)
Golden Ratio (based on the Fibonacci Sequence)
(Note: Golden Spiral refers to Golden Ratio composition)
e a group critique using the guiding questions below:
1. What drew you to the photo? Consider: subject, composition and/or story
2. What elements of art (ex. line, texture. value, space) and principles of design (repetition, balance, emphasis, proportion/scale, contrast) are most important in the selected photo? Why?
3. Where is the photographer relative to the subject? Why is that important?
On our first shoot of the year, photography students are already getting “artsy!”
What we discovered this REALLY MEANS is BEING UNPREDICTABLE.
Here are some of the techniques they used:
-change the orientation of the camera (angle, look up, look down)
-change the location/position of the photographer (get closer)
-direct/stage the shoot
-focus on the main point of interest and let other things in the photo be blurry