In this unit, the student will explore the culture of their own town using their camera, the idea creation technique, changing your perspective in combination with outdoor portrait skills involving natural light and reflectors. This is a partner project in which partners practice using the reflector and setting up the camera with the tripod. Interacting with the public and advocating for photography is addressed and practiced. The editing skills added to the toolbox are practicing photo retouching tools in Photoshop.
The assignment: Imagine you are a tourist in your own town, write a plan for photography portraits on the street using the research and skills provided in this lesson as well as all knowledge from your toolbox. Interact with your models, creating a series of photos that tell the story of the people in your town. After your plan is approved by the teacher, shoot, edit and put the photos in a multimedia presentation to tell the story. Self reflect in this project by narrating your multimedia presentation.
Standards from California Department of Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Career Technical Education, Arts Media and Entertainment Pathway and Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21)
VAPA 4.0 - Students analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design, and aesthetic qualities. Derive Meaning - 4.1 Describe the relationship involving the art maker (artist), the making artwork (product), and the viewer.
CTE - A8.0 Understand the key technical and technological requirements applicable to various segments of the Media and Design Arts Pathway. A8.1 Understand the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation. A8.2 Use technology to create a variety of audio, visual, written, and electronic products and presentations.
P21 Skills - Ideas creation technique of changing your perspective