ASSIGNMENT #01 Self Portrait


(Due 1/30/12)



The Ultimate Field Guide to Photography

by National Geographic

“Intro,” and “Buying a digital camera” pages 1-24, 44-49

“Essential Basics; Camera’s & Lenses” pages 34-75


Read and all documents in the IMPORTANT DOC’S folder.


“Make a self-portrait”

(Due 9/19/11)

Make a series of self-portrait photos.

Photo should be a reflection of who you are, an example of self-expression.

Make a self-portrait photo that communicates something about you.

Shoot more than one idea/take.

This photo should NOT be a random snapshot, head-shot, mug shot, old photo from the past, or hastily executed snap. This shoot should include forethought and planning.

Be creative.

Use self-timer, and tripod if necessary.

Figure out how to use your self-timer. DO NOT have someone else take the photo.

* IMPORTANT: Students must complete:

1. Shoot 25-50 photos total

2. Select (1) image for submission; caption, crop, tone etc.

3. Be sure to include a caption.

4.SLUG PHOTO AS FOLLOWS: yourlastname_ selfportrait.JPG

5. Bring all the images you shoot for this assignment to class.

6. Bring camera connection cable or card reader, to transfer images onto computer.