TMI PHOTOGRAPHY I Project 1: Scavenger Hunt - Elements of Design
The goal of this project is to get you thinking about how to identify the elements of design within your own work. For this project, you will create compositions that display each of the elements of design.
You will turn in 7 final, processed images. Each image will demonstrate one of the elements you see below. You must shoot at least 30 exposures for each element. You will pick your strongest 4 images and print them for critique, which means you'll be learning how to print your work for this project! Hooray!
The Elements of Design are:
Shoot a MINIMUM of 30 exposures for EACH ELEMENT. This doesn’t mean that all 30 exposures have to be masterpieces, or 30 unique and different images. The point of asking you to do this is to get you used to making lots of photographs, and to encourage you to try many things when brainstorming how to photograph your idea. Try a couple of different ideas; don’t just make one photograph for your word and move on.
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson
This means that it takes a lot of practice and perseverance to develop your own eye as a photographer and artist. Don’t cheat yourself by not allowing enough time to try new things and experiment.
Monday, 8/30/21: Over the weekend, you will pick 3 of the above elements and make at least 20 exposures for each, making 90 exposures total. You can choose to shoot the elements out of order if you wish.
On Monday, you will import your homework images and create a contact sheet. Label your contact sheet lastname_firstname_p1_elements_cs_1. Turn this into your Project 1 folder by midnight for a grade.
Wednesday, 9/8/21: Over the long weekend, you will shoot 120 more images towards your project, this time focusing on the last 4 elements. In class, you will import your images and create a contact sheet. Label your contact sheet lastname_firstname_p1_elements_cs_2. Turn this into your Project 1 folder by midnight for a grade.
Wednesday, 9/29/2021: CRITIQUE DAY! On this day, you will turn in:
Your 4 best images printed on letter size paper (8.5 x 11")
All 7 of your final digital files (PSD) to Google Drive under your Project 1 folder in Google Drive. Label your files lastname_firstname_p1_line, lastname_firstname_p1_shape, etc.