SKETCHBOOK: You will find a person (friend, family, someone you don’t know) and interview about his or her interests. You will plan a photo shoot that incorporates his or her interests. The portraits may be formal or informal in nature. You must create 10 questions in your journal and answer them before your photo shoot.
WHAT TO DO: After interviewing your assigned subject, plan a photo shoot to capture your subject and his or her area of interest. Photos may be serious, whimsical, with or without props, include others, etc. Plan accordingly. Shoot 36 stills of your subject. Print a contact sheet and review the images with your subject. If you are shooting indoors, you must USE the appropriate lighting. Most of you do not have studio lights, so you must USE natural light from a window. Use a tripod if your shutter speed is at 60 or less. Please look at the Light links for ideas in positioning your lighting.
TURN IN: You will turn in a darkroom contact sheet to receive credit. We will also have a class critique on the prints to help you determine which compositions work best in regard to the rule of thirds and which captured your subject in the best way that reflects his or her interests.
Print one 8" x 10" of each of your best FOUR photos for your portfolio.