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Composition/Photogram

Standards

  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual composition
  • Students will follow the safety guidelines
  • Students will identify and analyze processes and problems encountered in photography
  • Demonstrate proficiency in photo terminology and equipment

    Objectives

  • Learn compositional guidelines
  • Learn how photographers use compositional guidelines
  • Use composition to create a visually interesting print
  • Learn to use light in the darkroom
  • Learn the terms transparent, translucent, and opaque
  • Learn burning and dodging techniques
  • Learn to add color stains to enhance prints
  • Learn the parts of the enlarger

 

Assignments

All assignments and self-evaluation rubrics must be included in the comprehensive binder.

  • Watch a Composition Video and complete worksheet
  • Complete a Guidelines worksheet
  • Use example from the textbook and describe how the photographer created an interesting composition following the guidelines
  • Take notes on terms and be able to cite examples
  • Complete a worksheet on the parts of the enlarger
  • Complete a sample photogram with transparent, translucent, and opaque objects with a partner
  • Individually create a photogram that demonstrated knowledge of compositional guidelines
  • Complete a self-evaluation on the photogram
  • Complete a worksheet on the photogram
  • Complete a journal entry

Photogram Assignment Sheet

Assignment: Use the handout to refresh your memory after the demonstration on how to create a photogram.

Using an interesting combination of transparent, translucent, and opaque objects to create your own photogram. Use your knowledge of the compositional guidelines and burning and dodging techniques.

Please keep track of all of your objects. Do not leave anything in the darkroom.

Criteria
Awesome
So-So
Not
Composition arranged around a focal point
10-8
7-5
4-0
Movement designed around a visual space
10-8
7-5
4-0
Range of values from black to white
10-8
7-5
4-0
Visual interest enhanced by use of several textures
5-4
3-2
1-0
Color used to add interest
5-4
3-2
1-0

Total - 40 Points Possible

Total ______

Photogram Journal Assignment

1.) Discuss problems that you encountered in creating your photogram.

2.) How did you overcome these difficulties?

3.) Identify the focal point of your photogram.

4.) Do you think a Photogram should be considered a photo? Please explain your position.

 


 
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