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 digital space on your student website for your portfolio to live, as well as 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:
If you are attending the ISAS festival, you will print your photographs on 11.7 x 16.5" sized paper—I will supply this for you. Your images will need to be sized at 10 x 15" (unless you have cropped your image, in which case the ratio might not be exact. Just make sure your images are 15" on the longest edge.)
If you are not attending the ISAS festival, 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".
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.
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 high resolution TIFF or PSD and NOT JPEG!
Friday, 4/5/19: You will use class time to sort through the images you have made in class this year. You will choose your 20 strongest images for your portfolio—don't worry, I will be there to help you!
Monday, 4/8/19: You will use class time to sort through the images you have made in class this year. You will choose your 20 strongest images for your portfolio—don't worry, I will be there to help you!
Tuesday/Wednesday, 4/9 and 4/10: Demo on how to create an image list and update your student website with a special portfolio page
Thursday-Friday, 4/11-4/12: Work day to print your images, create your image list, and update your website
Monday, 4/15/19: 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_p6_image_list and turn in via Google Drive)
A published page on your website that includes your digital portfolio as a slide show with image information (title and year) in captions
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_p6_final_1, lastname_firstname_p6_final_2, lastname_firstname_p6_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_p6_final_images.
Turn in your zip file of digital images to your Project 6 folder on Google Drive.
You will turn in your physical prints in the portfolio box provided to you at the beginning of the year.