This project will focus on developing a portfolio of your strongest photographs you have made in class thus far. The goal of this project is for you to complete it with a curated digital and print portfolio of 20 strong, cohesive images that you may use as supplemental material in your college applications. You will also create a corresponding image list that includes information about your printed portfolio: image titles, size, date created, and medium.
What Is A Portfolio?
a selection of our work
a distillation of your best work
A portfolio is a collection of your best artwork that you may use in a variety of different ways to get your work and abilities out in the world and visible to other people. A portfolio can be digital (i.e. on a website or social media platform like Instagram) or physical (i.e. a series of prints stored in an archival box.) For this project you will be turning in both digital files and physical prints.
A few notes about printing:
You will print your photographs on 8.5 x 11" sized paper—I will supply this for you. Your images will need to be sized at 9 x 6" (unless you have cropped your image, in which case the ratio might not be exact. Just make sure your images are 9" on the longest edge.)
If you already have prints of some of your images and they are in good condition, you may reuse those as long as they are sized correctly and on the correct sized paper.
You should be saving all of your print files separately from your projects throughout the year—this way you should be able to access your files, resize and print them easily.
You may include any images you made last year up until now.
A note about your digital files:
As you organize and store your files, you should have your original image file and a separate print file. Make sure that you do not turn in the file that has been prepped to print, because it will have been brightened/masked with adjustment layers. Your files should be a high resolution PSD and NOT JPEG!
Monday, 11/29/21: You will use class time to sort through the images you have made in class this year and last year. You will choose your 20 strongest images for your portfolio—don't worry, I will be there to help you! I recommend starting by making a copy of the images you think you might include and putting them all in a big Portfolio folder. Then you can narrow them down.
Wednesday, 12/1/21: Demo on how to create an image list
Thursday-Monday, 12/2-12/6: Work day to print your images, create your image list
Thursday, 12/9/21: By 4PM, you will turn in:
Digital portfolio of 20 images, zipped and labeled correctly (Google Drive)
Physical portfolio of 20 prints, in your portfolio box with each print in an archival sleeve (Turn in to me)
Corresponding image list that includes info for all 20 images; thumbnails, title, date, size, medium (Save as a PDF file labeled lastname_firstname_p3_image_list and turn in via Google Drive)
Your digital portfolio of 20 images and physical portfolio of 20 images are both due by 4 PM. Label your files as such:
lastname_firstname_p3_final_1, lastname_firstname_p3_final_2, lastname_firstname_p3_final_3, etc.
Please create a zip file of your images by selecting them all in finder and right clicking, then choosing "Compress items." This makes a smaller, compressed zip file that will upload to Google Drive more quickly. Label the zip file lastname_firstname_p3_final_images.
Turn in your zip file of digital images to your Project 3 folder on Google Drive.
You will turn in your physical prints in the portfolio box provided to you at the beginning of the year.