ASSIGNMENT #09 (Due Monday NOVEMBER 10th)
Environmental Business Portrait
Make well-composed, expressive personality portrait of a person in their place of work environment. Photo should give insight into what the person does, product, if any, should be present. The environment should be obvious and explanatory. Make photos of subject in different positions, locations, etc.
The person should not be mom, dad, boy friend, girl friend, or be the place where you work. Find someone not close to you. Find someone with a visual environment.
Environmental Personality Portrait
Make well-composed, expressive personality portrait of a person in their personal environment. Photo should give insight into what the person is like. The environment should be obvious and expressive. Make photos of subject in different positions, locations, etc.
IT’S OK if the person is mom, dad, boy friend, girlfriend.
Find someone with a visual environment.
Submit (2) different photos from each, (4) total images. Photos must include:
1. Use flash if necessary.
2. Heavy emphasis on light; natural or flash. This photo should NOT have poor lighting, poor white balance, or noise.
3. Heavy emphasis on composition; there should be no sloppy images with inappropriate or distracting objects within the frame.
Remember, with portraiture the photographer is in control of the subject; positioning, light, lens selection, setting, etc. Photographer may manipulate subject during the photo session.
*Students must complete:
1. Select (2) best photos from each, (4) total, meeting above requirements.
2. SLUG PHOTO AS FOLLOWS:
3. Place images in the “drop folder.”
By Christopher Harris & Paul Martin Lester
Read pages 87-129 (see handout)
Documentary Assignments & Manipulated Assignments
Proposal for Final Project.
WRITTEN PROPOSAL FOR FINAL PROJECT / Photo Essay
Each student must submit a well-written, thoroughly planned proposal (250 words or 3-4 paragraphs). The proposal must be an examined, well-planned, and strongly supported idea. The proposal will be evaluated and part of your grade.
Select a story idea, theme, or subject that will be both interesting and visual. You will need to photograph this subject in various stages over the final 4-5 weeks, so make it something good! Something you can spend time with and revisit multiple times.
It should be a subject worthy of a photo essay. Think of some of the work we have reviewed in class. It must also be accessible to you. Don’t select a subject that you can’t get to each week, select an idea that is do-able.
Do NOT select an uninteresting and simplistic subject, such as; my roommate, my dog, or my girlfriend/boyfriend. Select something that has substance, something complex that can be revisited many times and in different ways.
The proposal should outline in detail 4-5 different aspects that you can document, not just one thing repeated each week. This how real photojournalists get their work published. They pitch story ideas to editors. Each story proposal usually has to be approved by a series of editors, and a poorly throughout proposal will quickly dismissed by an editor.
Research Project, assignment will be given in class.