Exemplary Awards from the NYS Media Arts Teacher’s Association

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

Dannie Dominianni Hockney
Anthony Elkommos Youssef Blue Skies Bright Flare
Juliana Feeney Shadow Life Striped Lake

Digital Photo

Kaitlyn Fudge Emptiness Nostalgia The End
Sarah Galvin Reflection Blowing In Wind

 

Taylor Haber Taylor Haber Mountains
Andrea Jakubowski Andrea Jakubowski – Broken Andrea Jakubowski – Self Portrait
Eric La Midnight Dream
Jessica Lander Jessica Lander Prague Jessica Lander Bubbles Jessica Lander Jack And Candle
Lily Medici Landscape Staircase
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

 

Hockney Character Portrait Project

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

Hockney:

  • 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

Guidelines

  • 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

Hockney Inspired Photography project Handout

Hockney Brainstorming worksheet

Click here for hockney samples

Compare and Contrast Compositional devices used in Photography and Video

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

Iconic Photos

We recognize iconic photos (even if we’ve never studied them in art class) through:

History Books

English Books

Appropriation in other media forms (ex. Cartoons and memes)

They are part of our cultural fabric.

Eisenstadt                                  Lange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move It! – Compositional Devices

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)

Some examples:

Portrait Photography/ Golden Ratios, Golden Triangle, Golden Spiral

(Note: Golden Spiral refers to Golden Ratio composition)

Made Ya Look!

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?

Getting Artsy

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