This assignment has two primary objectives: finding the use of lines & shapes. 1. Learn to get the right amount of exposure in outdoor daylight settings. 2. Learn through experimentation to recognize the elements of art through lines & shapes.
WHAT TO DO
Become an observer. Look for lines and shapes in everyday objects, places, & things. Lines can show direction and movement. Everything is compose of shapes. Make sure that your EMPHASIS shows lines and/or shapes. Don’t forget about your aperture & depth of field. Set your aperture according to the depth of field you would like. Remember the lower the number (f/3.5 or f/4) the less depth of field you have. The higher your number (f/16 or f/22) the more depth of field you have. After you have set your aperture, meter, and set your shutter speed according to your light meter. DON’T FORGET: SHUTTER SPEED SHOULD NOT BE LESS THAN 60TH OF A SECOND. DO NOT SHOOT INDOORS, AT NIGHT OR IN LOW LIGHT SITUATIONS. YOU WILL HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME GETTING THE RIGHT EXPOSURE. DO NOT SHOT IN SCHOOL.
THINGS TO DO AS YOU ARE TAKING THE PICTURES Look at your notes for creating a good composition. Keep this tips in mind. · Vertical/horizontal · Different point of view · Rule of thirds · Content/subject · Get close · Fill the frame · Avoid distracting backgrounds · Leading lines · Shapes · Contrast · Emphasis · Balance · Sharpness
PROCESS FILM AND CONTACT PRINT THE NEGS See appropriate instructions and in-class demonstrations. After processing examine the negatives for exposure and contrast range. Note any irregularities and be sure to find out the reason for them. Create a contact sheet with your negatives. It is easier to make compositional choices from positive than from negatives. It is better to make exposure choices from the negatives themselves. Circle or mark at least 5 photos that you feel are your best. Make sure they are marked before turning them to be graded.
PRINTING Save every test strip and ruined piece of paper used while printing this assignment. We will discuss this during critique. We can often think of ways to cut waste and your cost. A certain amount of waste will always happen. It is not counted against you in the grade, but you pay for the paper.
____ 1. Print 5 prints (5x7 inches). ____ 2. Print ONE 8x10 from the negative you like best. Be sure to print a full range of contrast in this print with some white-white and some black-black. Include all possible textural information in all the tonal areas including the light and dark parts of the print. This is the final print for this assignment. This will be printed after critique.
FEEDBACK During critique you will be able to discuss the results with the instructor and students in class. Bring all prints, wasted paper, negatives, contacts, shooting record and printing records.