Exercise Objectives

  • Develop the habit to photograph with intention visually differentiating differences between subject matter, content, form and context. CLO 4,5, 6, 7, 8.
  • Explore photography as a communication medium. CLO 1, 8.
  • Utilize the camera to define the emphasis of the photographic image. CLO 2, 3, 6.

Exercise Description

This exercise complements your learning by pushing you to photograph daily with intention. It extends the projects since it’s ongoing and not restricted to a set deadline. Although you are expected to take 36 shots weekly in any of the categories below and share them on your Portfolio.

Considerations

Your photographic skills will improve during the course so you should always revisit the proposed categories.

 

Grading Criteria

Each Photographic Assignment is worth 2 points. All contact sheets should be uploaded to your Portfolio for final presentation.

 

Categories

Form:

1. Line

36 Shots of Lines. Create 6 Contact Sheets (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Line.

2. Shape/Space

36 Shots of Shape/Space. Create 6 Contact Sheets (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Shape/Space

3. Texture

36 Shots of Texture. Create 6 Contact Sheets (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Texture.

4. Value Contrast

36 Shots of Value Contrast. Create 6 Contact Sheets (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Value Contrast.

5. Color Emphasis

36 Shots of Color Emphasis. Create 6 Contact Sheets (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Color Emphasis.

Context

6. Action

36 Shots of Nature. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your E-Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Action.

7. Documentary

36 Shots of Nature. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your E-Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Documentary.

Subject Matter

8. Objects

36 Shots of Nature. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Objects.

9. Nature

36 Shots of Nature. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Nature.

10. Architecture

36 Shots of People or Animals. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Architecture.

11. Portrait

36 Shots of People or Animals. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Portrait.

Content:

12. Happy

36 Shots of Nature. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Happy.

13. Sad

36 Shots of Nature. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Sad.

14. Peaceful

36 Shots of Nature. Create 6 Contact Sheet (letter size, 3 x 2, no caption) and post them to your Portfolio site under a new page Photographic Assignment | Peaceful.