• 2010-2011 Photography II

    "We come to terms as well as we can with our life long exposure to the world, and we use whatever devices we may need to survive. But eventually, of course, our knowledge depends upon the living relationship between what we see going on and ourselves. If exposure is essential, still more so is reflection. Insight doesn't happen at the click of the moment, like a lucky snapshot, but comes in its own time and from nowhere but within. The sharpest recognition is surely that which is charged with sympathy as well as shock; t is a form of human vision. And that of course is a gift. We struggle through any pain or darkness in nothing but the hope that we may receive it, and through any term of work in the prayer to keep it.

    I knew this, anyway, that my own wish, indeed my continuing passion, would be not to point the finger in judgment, but to part a curtain, that invisible shadow that falls between people, the veil of indifference to each other's presence, each other's wonder, each other's human plight.

    --Eudora Welty

    One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression


    In this course, you will be expected to:

    Be motivated.

    Complete all assignments on time.

    Work diligently every day.

    Want to get better.

    Actively participate in critiques and discussions.

    Be respectful.

    Clean up after yourselves.

    Do work and print photographs outside of class (at times).

    Go the extra mile.


    Current Assignment:

    Photography II:

    The Choice Is Yours: The Final Series 

     

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    The Choice Is Yours

     

    * This is a series that demonstrates the photographic knowledge that you have obtained in Photography I and II, amongst other places.

    * At least one portion of the series must be hand-processed black-and white photography. 

    * Topic: The choice is yours, but make it a wise one.  This is your chance to leave your mark.

    * For Wednesday, 5/4, you need to have a formal idea or list of potential ideas to present to me.  This should be a well thought out list.  What photographers have influenced you?  What are you trying to say?  How will you say it?  Tell me.  Write/type it out and we will discuss.  



    Previous Assignments:


     
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    You have heard this word hundreds, maybe thousands, of times in your life.  In fact, during the recent Presidential race, you probably heard it on a daily basis.  But what does it really mean?  When I attempted to find the best quote to go along with this lesson, I found that I could only get it down to about 20 choices.  When I typed "change" into Dictionary.com, I was confronted by 38 different definitions.  At first, I found both of these searches frustrating.  But when I started to really contemplate the word, I came to the realization that these struggles were perfect.  After all, change, in the very essence of the word, does not remain the same and is certainly different for each person, both in content and reaction.

     

    What does the simple word, "change" mean to you?  As a senior, you are about go through some of the biggest changes of your life.  How do you feel at this threshold of the future?  What are your fears?  Anxieties?  Things that excite you?  The moments that bring the hope of promise and possibility?

     

    You will answer the questions above and more through the creation of your series.  You may utilize digital, hand processed, or other alternative techniques, but be aware that this project is not only worth 100 points, but it will also speak a lot about what you have been through, where you are headed, who you are, and who you aim to be.  Due date is April 19th.  Please have evidence of work by April 5th.

     

    Show us what you are made of.

     

    It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.      --Alan Cohen



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                                                                                                                     Jess M.


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    To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.

    --Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume


    It is well known that when something inspires us, we reach new heights. Our passion compliments our effort and we have an inner desire to achieve more. We are intrinsically motivated to accomplish what we had previously thought to be impossible. A single act evolves into a habit; obstacles become minor challenges; and doubt is replaced with confidence.


    What and/or who inspires you? Tell us. In words. In photographs. In narratives. In stories. We know that these persons, places, and things must be important to you. Why should they be important to us?


    You will be creating a portfolio of at least 5 pieces that speak to those and that which inspire you. At least 2 of these pieces should be 8 x 10's. You should prepare a typed narrative for each of your subjects/pieces. Your works can be in a traditional black-and-white format or digital, and you may want to experiment with new and alternate techniques in the darkroom or in the field. Start by creating a list of those people, places, and things that inspire you. How can you best capture these images? What words will best compliment the visuals you will be presenting? What photographers, artists, and writers have explored this topic? (This shouldn't be too hard to find...what artist does not admire another's works, actions, or ideas?) Finally, combine your words, imagery, and sound to create a multimedia presentation (PowerPoint, iMovie, etc.) that you will deliver to the class.

     


    Due Date: Initial Images: March 15th

    Series of 5 Works/Presentation: March 29th



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     Alternate Printing Techniques

    Photo II Collaborations

     

     

    You will be working in pairs and investigating an assigned technique, producing works using that technique and then instructing the rest of the class as to how to utilize said technique to produces original works of art.

     

    Robyn-Krysta: Polaroid Transfers

     

    Anna-Shannon: Cyanotypes

     

    Jess-Kate-Lynn: Pentax Camera Pinhole Prints

     

    Brielle: Transparency Emulsion

     

    Tentative Presentation Dates: February 28th-March 2nd

     

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             Polaroid Transfer

     

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         Polaroid Transfer

     

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    35 mm camera Pinhole

     

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    Cyanotype

     

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    Transparency Emulsion

     

     

     

    A Lyrical Narrative


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    A Lyrical Narrative

    * You will be choosing a song and shooting 2 rolls of film (or more) that will attempt to illustrate the lyrics of that song

    * You will be turning in two separate parts for this assignment: The main product: One will be your contact sheets, presented in an interesting manner, which should illustrate your song, lyric by lyric, frame by frame. The second product will be a series of three images that you feel best represent the lyrics (composition, impact, imagery, emotion.)

    * Have any photographers/artists worked with the idea of lyrics and visual imagery idea? Find out.

    * Do your contact sheets accurately and interestingly portray the idea behind the artist's words? Have you presented your contacts sheets in a visually intriguing manner? Have you chosen your most powerful individual images to print?


    Requirements: Two rolls of 24 (+) exposures

    Two contact sheets that illustrate your song choice

    A series of three 5x7 prints (your 3 most powerful images)

    Journal entries about the experience
     
     
    Anna C.:
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    Jess M.:


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    Krysta H.:
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    Robyn M.:

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    Kate-Lynn S.:




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    Shannon C.:

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    Jess M. (Hamlet):

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    Shannon C.:
     
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    Kate-Lynn S.:
     
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    Robyn M.:
     

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    More Than A Magazine Filler:
    Using An Advertisement To Sell An Idea
     
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    In the eighties and nineties, United Colors of Benetton became known for its advertisements, which did not display their clothing line in any way. Instead, the company chose to use their ads as a blackboard for social and political commentary.
     

    Your Challenge:

    Using only photography and a minimal amount of text (little or none), create your own Benetton-style advertisement.

    adanna
                            Anna C.

    adrobyn
                                                      Robyn M. 

    adshannon
                                          Shannon C.

    adshannon2
                                                       Shannon C.

    adbrielle
                                                   Brielle B.



     


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    autoanna1
                                                                                                                                  Anna C.
     
    autoanna2
                                                                               Anna C.
     
    autoanna3
                                           Anna C.
     
    autojess1
                                                                                 Jess M.
     
    autojess2
                                                                               Jess M.
     
    autojess3
                                                                             Jess M.
     
    autokatelynn1
                                                                           Kate-Lynn S.
     
    autokatelynn2
                                  Kate-Lynn S.
     
    autokrysta1
                                            Krysta H.
     
    autokrysta2
                                          Krysta H.
     
    autorobyn1
                                       Robyn M.
     
    autoshannon1
                                     Shannon C.
     
    autoshannon2
                                    Shannon C.
     
    autoshannon3
                                                               Shannon C.
     
    autohaley1
                                                  Haley W.
     
    autohaley2
                                                                                         Haley W.
     
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                                                                                                                                        Haley W.
     
     
     
     
     
    Photography II:  Dreams and Myths

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    Dreams and Myths

    * You will attempt to get past reality and to represent another realm: imagination, dreams, fantasies, myths, the surreal, and so on....

    *Where do reality and the imagination collide? What is real and what is not? How do you see the world? What do you question? Imagine? Wonder? Dream to do? Fantasize about? What is your worst nightmare? Show us.......

    * Have any photographers/artists worked with in this realm before? Create a list of such photographers and artists and gather some examples of their work.

    Requirements: 1-2 rolls of 24 (+) exposures

    1-2 contact sheets

    A series of three prints (at least one must utilize alternate processes and/or techniques)


    Jess M.:

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    Kate-Lynn S.:

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    Krysta H.:

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    Robyn M.:
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    Shannon C.:

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    Brielle B.:

     

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    Anna C.:
     
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    I'll Judge This Book By Your Cover

    A Photography II Assignment

     

    First, bring in one example of an intriguing book cover and be ready to defend your choice.  (For Monday, 9/27).  You will also need to create a brainstormed list of potential literary sources that interest you.

     

    After we have discussed the components of a strong book cover, you will:

     

    Utilize photography, text, and Photoshop elements to prepare a cover for a book of your choice.

     

    What do you need to know?  Is it important to know the theme(s)?  Characters?  Crucial moments?  Interesting elements?  Um.....yes.

     

    You will need to hand in a printed copy of your work, a digital copy in jpeg format, and a typed explanation of your work.  You will be critiquing your peers, and they will be critiquing you, so make sure your writing is well thought-out and honors both the themes of your book and your artistic intentions.

     

    Due Date: October 7th
     
     
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                                                     Jessica M.
     
     
     
     
    bookcoverroybn
                                                 Robyn M.
     
     

    bookcoverkl
                                                                                         Kate-Lynn S.
     
     

    bookcovershannon2
                                                
                                                    Shannon C.

     

    bookcoverbrielle
     
                                                              Brielle B.
     
     
     
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                                                   Anna C.
     
     
    bookcoverkrysta
                                              
                                                          Krysta H.
     
     
     
    bookcoverhaley
                       
                                                     Haley W.

     
     
     
     
     
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    Alternate Developer Application

    A Photography II Series



    * Choose negatives to enlarge to 5x7's or 8x10's.
     
    * Expose the print as you normally would.
    * Utilize an alternative (to immersion) method of applying developer to your exposed photographic paper.
    * Do at least one print utilizing each of the following techniques: drip/splash, spray, brush, fabric (burlap, cheese cloth, muslin)
    * Create one print using a new method. (One that wasn't demonstrated in class)
    * Turn in your 5 print series.

    * Total Points For Prints: 100

    * Creative Journal that utilizes extra prints and documents your experience in an interesting manner: 20 points.

    * Class Participation: 30 points


    Due Date: 9/21/10
     
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                                                                                                  Krysta H.
     
    altanna1
                                                                                                    Anna C.
     
    altjess1
                                                                                                   Jess M.
     
    altjess2
                                                                                                      Jess M.
     
    altjess3
                                                                                               Jess M.
     
    altanna2
                                                 Anna C.
     
    altkl1
                                                     Kate-Lynn S.
     
    kl2
                                                         Kate-Lynn S.
     
    altkrysta2
                                                                                       Krysta H.
     
    altshannon
                                                                                               Shannon C.
     
    altshannon2
                                                                                                Shannon C.
     
     
    altbrielle1
                                                                               Brielle B.
     
    altbrielle2
                                                                                          Brielle B.
     
    altbrielle3
                                                                                       Brielle B.
     
    altbrielle4
                                                                                                Brielle B.
     
    alrrobyn1
                                                                                          Robyn M.
     
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                                                                                          Robyn M.
     
     
    Some Examples of Digital Work:
     
     
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