Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Intro to Photography

Photo session at Montazah Palace in Alexandria, Egypt.  

The student will use a digital camera and apply the rule of thirds to take photographs of the following subject matter: People, Objects, and Nature. The student will demonstrate principles (emphasis, unity, harmony, rhythm, variety, contrast, proportion, and balance) and elements (line, texture, color, shape, and value) of art. 

Digital Camera, subject matter  

Rule of thirds, grid, exposure, contrast, depth of field, cropping, DPI, image resolution, pixel, saturation  

The Process
Step 1
Discuss the 
compositional rule of thirds
"The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would."

Rule of Thirds
Show students a slideshow of various photographs. 

Step 2
Take photos. 

The results:

Arpita no.1
Arpita no. 2
Merna no. 1
Merna no. 2
Nourhan no. 1
Ahmed no. 1
Nourhan no. 2
Ahmed no. 2
Sandrine no. 1
Sandrine no. 2
Jomana no. 1
Jomana no. 2
Post project essential questions:
What was successful with your session?
What part of the project did you find challenging?
What subject matter did you find most interesting?
Do you plan on using any photo manipulation software (photoshop) to alter your images?

Please answer and e-mail your responses to:

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