Ryan, by Jessica Sandle, Mod 5, 2007

Jessica's son Ryan's face is illuminated by the light from the window in the "formal room"

Week 6, The Digital Portrait

Checkist for Evaluating Student Projects

Digital Photography I
Albertus Magnus College
Jerry Nevins, Professor
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Assignments:

Week 1

Self portrait posted to class blog
Brief Biography
Create Fotothing.com portfolio

Criteria for weekly grade:

A: Inventive use of reflection, tripod, holding the camera at self. Use of natural light. Image is clear and in focus.Bio positive.

B: One technical problem, including date stamp on, out of focus, less than good light. Bio positive.

C: Flash used, Snapshot used, no bio and introductory hello...

D: Numerous technical problems, missing one element, either written introduction or image.

F: No work found for the week.

 

Week 2

Introduction to Composition

Grade:

A: Successfully photographed shapes, reflections, light and pattern in an urban or town environment paying particular attention to the shapes you select in the frame and the quality of light on the subject. 6-10 excellent images posted.

B: One technical problem, including date stamp on, out of focus, less than good light.

C: Flash used, too far away... looking at a whole building instead of an element, technical problems such as under/over exposed, out of focus, etc.

D: Numerous technical problems. 1-2 Blog images posted

F: No work found for the week.

 

Week 3

Assignment: By the Sea

A: Successfully photographed shapes, reflections, light and pattern in an beach or other water environment paying particular attention to the shapes you select in the frame and the quality of light on the subject. 6-10 excellent images posted to blog. Evidence of good judgement in editing the light and color in the image using Photoshop.

B: One technical problem, including date stamp on, out of focus, less than good light, editing errors. 6-10 images posted to blog.

C: Flash used, too far away... looking at the whole ocean instead of an element, technical problems such as under/over exposed, out of focus, etc.

D: Numerous technical problems Only 1-2 Blog images posted.

F: No work found for the week.

 

Week 4

Shadows and Light

A: Successfully photographed shadows and pattern anywhere you can find them, paying particular attention to the shapes you select in the frame and the quality of light and shadow on the subject. 6-10 excellent images posted to fotothing account. Evidence of good judgement in editing the light and color in the image using Photoshop.

B: One technical problem, including date stamp on, out of focus, less than good light, editing errors 6-10 images posted to blog.

C: Flash used, too far away... looking at the whole landscape or city without moving in to concentrate on an element. There are technical problems such as under/over exposed, out of focus, etc.

D: Numerous technical problems .1-2 Blog images posted

F: No work found for the week.

 

Week 5

The Macro Project

A: Successfully photographed a very small object, paying particular attention to the shapes you select in the frame and the quality of light and shadow on the subject. 6-10 excellent images posted toblog. Evidence of good judgement in editing the light and color in the image usingPhotoshop. Image is sharp at the focal point.

B: One technical problem, including date stamp on, less than good light, editing errors. Focal point is in focus, however. 6-10 images posted to blog.

C: Flash used, too far away... looking at the whole flower or shell without moving in to concentrate on an element and fill the frame. There are technical problems such as under/over exposed, out of focus, etc.

D: Numerous technical problems. 1-2 Blog images posted. Image is out of focus for failing to understand how to set your camera to macro mode.

F: No work found for the week.

 

Week 6

The Digital Portrait

A: Successfully photographed a loved one using window light. paying particular attention the quality of light and shadow on the subject. 6-10 excellent images posted to fotothing account. Evidence of good judgement in editing the light and color in the image using Photoshop. Image is sharp at the focal point. Subject is calm and you the photographer has taken control.

B: One technical problem, including date stamp on, less than good light, editing errors. Focal point is in focus, however. 6-10 images posted to blog.

C: Flash used, too far away... There are technical problems such as under/over exposed, out of focus, etc. You have posted only 2 or 3 blog images..

D: Numerous technical problems. No fotothing images posted.1-2 Blog images posted. Image is out of focus and or/ subject is silouetted by back light.

F: No work found for the week.

Only for 8 week version of class:

Weeks 7, 8

Personal exploration in more depth of favoite way of working.

A: Clearly stated your intention of why you want to pursue your term project in more depth. Work reflects good personal involvement and technical understanding.

B: Less clear about artistic intent. No real idea displayed.

C: You have posted only 2 or 3 fotothing images..work messy and ill intentioned.

D: Numerous technical problems. No fotothing images posted.1-2 Blog images posted.

F: No work found for the week.


Academic Expectations:

Post at least twice a week to the class blog. Care about the quality as well as quantity of your creative work, help and collaborate with others in the class, communicate openly with me…. Do your best. Your portfolio posted to the class blog will be the tangible evidence of your progress in the medium but your overall contributions will play a role in determining your grade as well. Don't wait until near the end, then run around and try to get your work done in a rush... that's like skipping class all semester. Go shooting each week, post each week, let me track your progress. You may keep working on earlier assignments until the end. You may replace earlier work with newer work you like better. Your final grade is based on "The Big Picture", that is, how well you have tried to understand the assignment and worked to create pieces reflecting the spirit of the task at hand, your progress in the medium, your contributions through posting comments on other's work on the class blog. Effort counts!

 



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