TMI AP PHOTO Project 3: Portfolio Mock Submission Your goal for this project is to help you continue developing a solid conceptual idea for your AP Portfolio. Now that you've completed Project 2, you will have some idea of what idea or question you might like to investigate. This project will serve as a test run for submitting your portfolio in May. You may choose to hone in on your theme for Project 2, or choose a new idea to research.
This time, your proposal should be short; no more than 5 sentences. This will evolve into your "elevator statement" about your work. You should state what idea or thesis question you are investigating through photography.
AP Photography is not a course based on a written examination; instead you will create a portfolio for submission to the College Board by May 13th, 2021. You will ultimately demonstrate your skills through your portfolio of photographs that shows the quality and breadth of your work as well as a planned investigation of an idea of personal interest to you. The AP Art and Design Portfolio Exam contains two sections:
The Selected Works section requires students to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas. The Selected Works section (40% of total score) contains 5 physical (this year, it will be digital submission only) works or high-quality printed reproductions of physical works that each demonstrate synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas using 2-D art and design skills in Photography.
The Sustained Investigation section requires students to conduct a sustained investigation based on questions, through practice, experimentation, and revision. The Sustained Investigation section (60% of total score must contain 15 digital images of works of art and process documentation that demonstrate sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision.
Both sections of the portfolios require students to articulate information about their work. Both sections are required. Students earn a score for each section, and sections scores are combined to produce an overall portfolio score that may offer opportunities for college credit and/or advanced placement. The order in which the sections are presented is not intended to suggest a curricular sequence. The works presented for portfolio assessment may be produced in art classes or on the student’s own time and may cover a period of time longer than a single school year.
The AP 2-D Art and Design course framework is made up of three big ideas. As always, you have the flexibility to organize the course content as you like.
Big Idea 1: Investigate materials, processes, and ideas.
Big Idea 2: Make art and design.
Big Idea 3: Present art and design.
Please download the AP course description below. We will go over portions of this together in class.
Friday, 11/20/20: Over the break, shoot 400 exposures towards your project..
Monday, 11/30/20: When you return on Monday, you will import your images and create a contact sheet labeled lastname_firstname_p3_cs_1. Turn it into your Project 3 Google Drive folder by midnight.
Tuesday, 12/1/20: Prep your 5 strongest images for SOFT CRITIQUE on Thursday, 12/3/20 by processing them in RAW and Photoshop. Label your files lastname_firstname_p3_soft_1, lastname_firstname_p3_soft_2, etc. Zip your files and drop them in the Google Drive soft critique folderHERE.
Monday, 12/7/20: Over the weekend, shoot 200 exposures towards your project. When you return on Monday, you will import your images and create a contact sheet labeled lastname_firstname_p3_cs_2. Turn it into your Project 3 Google Drive folder by midnight.
Monday, 12/14/2020:CRITIQUE DAY! Critique will last Monday-Tuesday. On this day, you will turn in:
If in person, you'll turn in 5 printedSelected Works on paper larger than letter size and the corresponding digital files If online, you'll submit your 5 digital Selected Works to your Project 3 folder. Label your files lastname_firstname_p3_sw_1, lastname_firstname_p3_sw_2, etc.
Your 10 digital files for your Sustained Investigation images to Google Drive under your Project 3 folder. Label your files lastname_firstname_p3_si_1, lastname_firstname_p3_si_2, etc
You will also include the following statements in writing:
For each Selected Work, (you'll have 5 total) state the following in writing:
Idea(s) visually evident (100 characters maximum, including spaces)
Materials used (100 characters maximum, including spaces)
Processes used (100 characters maximum, including spaces)
Identify the questions or inquiry that guided your 15sustained investigation images:
Describe how your sustained investigation shows evidence of practice, experimentation, and revision guided by your questions or inquiry.