Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Assignment 12: Digital Portfolio

You will be creating a finished project that showcases your best work.  The portfolio itself will generally be a collection of photos that you have taken throughout the semester that have not been digitally altered (ie. Photoshop). 
  1. Use Microsoft Word as a working document until you are ready to publish.
  2. Final Portfolio is to be published as a PDF (use Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 – found under the start menu -> adobe design cs4)
  3. Title Page (with your name, can be created in Photoshop)
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Found Alphabet assignment
  6. You must include a minimum of 3 of the following assignments.
a.       Portrait (1) - Make a formal, informal or environmental portrait. Hint – concentrate on showing your subjects personality. A snapshot of someone cooking a meal, for example, will not do
b.      Architecture (1) is the composition, style, and design of buildings and their parts. We are often unaware of architecture and its subliminal effects upon us. Typically, architectural photography represents a building in its most aesthetically pleasing view(s). The look, perception and mood of each part of the building will change as the light changes. You, the photographer, select angles, details and whether to include people to enhance the representation of the building – to make the final photograph it as appealing as possible.
c.       Landscape or Cityscape Assignment (1) Landscape and cityscape photographs are among the most common forms of photography. They are used in textbooks, magazines, vacation pictures and exhibits. During World War II the Allies used amateur landscape photographs and old postcards to plan raids and invasions.
Landscapes have no, or very few, human created objects in them, while cityscapes have little evidence of the natural world. Occasionally, landscapes will include a smaller object, such as of a weathered tree, with the major subject (park, wheat field, lake) behind it. The tree helps frame or add scale and is important in the context of the photograph. Make one print of a spectacular landscape or breathtaking cityscape.
d.      Motion (1) Create an image where motion is an integral part of the image. This could be a very long exposure to blur an image, like a blurred out car moving down the road.
e.      Nature photography (1) encompasses a wide variety of subjects – animal and plant -- such as the following, but you are not limited to them.  Photograph one of nature’s wonders in a seldom seen way.  No flowers just popping out of the ground.
f.        Self Portrait (1) Take an unusual or abstract picture of yourself. Do not just photograph yourself in a mirror
g.       Picture of your choice (1) any photo that you have taken in this class that doesn’t really fit with the options above.
7.       Your favourite completed Photoshop assignment.