INTRODUCTION: You are to shoot a COLOR roll or DIGITAL to create a photo color. Pick one location, think about your composition and capture that location with a serious of images.
JOURNAL: Photographer's Research format for David Hockney & Joyce Neimanas. Include 5 images per photographer. Make sure they are examples of photo collages
1. You can use 100, 200 or 400ASA film. Please make a note on your ASA setting.
2. Shoot a minimum of 36 images (or more if needed) to create a color collage.
3. Keep in mind your elements of art and design principles.
4. Pay attention to lighting. Time of day that you are shooting.
5. Compose a photo with a strong center of interest. Since you are taking pictures of a very wide area, you should keep your center of interest very close.
6. Remember to use your meter to get the correct exposure on every shot. You must also make sure your camera is correctly focused for each shot.
7. Remember, never to move from your spot until you're done. You may tilt the camera up and down during the shoot, but never change your shooting position.
8. Practice shooting first. The idea behind Hockney's approach is to photograph a large scene by breaking it up into many smaller lines. You must think of your scene as having an invisible grid with overlapping squares placed upon it. Begin shooting with only your waist turned three-quarters to the left. Continue to shoot your first horizontal row of photos, remembering to always overlap the photo you just took, until you reach a position where your waist is turned three-quarters to the right.
When shooting a set, do not change the zoom or tilt your camera. It is important that you stay at the same distance and move to the left or right. Find a point in your viewfinder that you can line it up for your next image. You are to take a series of images, that when printed, you can recreate the image as a whole with collage.
9. Begin to shoot the second row of horizontal photos as you did previously, but you must also overlap the top of this row with the bottom of the last row.
10. Continue to shoot the entire scene always overlapping both vertically and horizontally until you complete the scene.
11. Shoot the real thing when you feel comfortable. Take the film for processing.
Tips: 1. Practice with a cardboard viewfinder, getting the scene in 36 shots. 2. Don’t move your feet! 3. You can include a person and mover them around in the scene as long as they don't overlap 4. GET CLOSE!!!!! (to begin with) 5. Don’t just shoot a straight line. Look up and down
You may shoot digital or color or black & white film. Remember: Do not copy other artists’ work. This is plagiarism. Develop your artistic integrity.
1. Turn in 4x6 prints. Unfortunately we cannot develop or print color in class. You can drop off your color roll at any place that develops color film. (ex. Walgreen’s, CVS, Costco, etc…)
2. Make your collage on a black or white poster board. You are to spray mount your images. Before you glue your images you need to arrange and make sure you are satisfied with the composition. Discuss your collage with other students and the teacher.