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Journals Using Photocollage

Digital Photography 1 Journal Assignments

All work and written answers are to be done in your Journal. Journals are due on Monday. Make sure that all entries are labeled, creative and that they have a nice layout so the eye carries through your composition. Upload to both Google Classroom. Minimum of 12 different Photographers per 2 page Journal and 6 with 1 page Journal.

Please do Journals online via photocollage.com make sure to type your answers to the questions under your entries or write them out & take a photo. Please remember when using the Photocollage.com for your Journal Entries that there are some rules. 1. You have to include the title, year, Artist and website where the image is found. 2. If you receive a copyright notice please do not use. 3. All images are used for educational purposes only. Please be aware of these as you create your collage. You may find a photographer and style you like but you may not be able to use it if it is not appropriate. Also, if you CAN NOT identify the Photographer you may NOT use the image. You may not use one website for all you images.


Make sure to take a picture of your Journal entries and upload to you Google Classroom account for credit. You will need to comment on one other person’s entry per Journal (no repeats). Please reference the Journal Critique Guidelines & Journal Rubric.

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JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS
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Assignment #1- What kind of photography do you like? Fill 2 pages with photos you find in magazines or online that you like or that you wish you could take that is the same theme.  Make sure to answer the following questions under your post. 1. Why do you like these photos? 2. Do they relate to you on a personal level and why? If not than why do you like the images. 3. How would you take photos like these? Describe the process you would use.




Assignment #2- Elements and Principles of Art. Create a visual dictionary of the Elements and Principles of Art by combing photographs found online by Photographers of the Elements and than the Principles. Make sure that you label your image. Label each picture with the word and a brief description. Label each section either Elements or Principle and make sure to start a new page when you transition from Elements to Principles. Use as many pages as necessary. DO NOT mix them up.




Assignment #3- Portraits. Create a 2 page collage of portraits. Portraits in this context is neck and head only. Note the angle in which the photo was taken. Make sure to answer the following questions under your post. Questions: Which angle works best? If you were to take a Portrait what angle would you take it and why?



Assignment #4- Start a Photo Collection of a specific object or objects. Create a 2 page collage. You should include photos of a specific object of something that you like or have a relationship with. For example it can be a collage of cats. dogs, shoes or even apples. Use your imagination. If you cannot fill up 2 pages find 2 different types of objects. Make sure to answer the following questions under your post.  Questions: 1. Why did you pick this object? 2. What does the object mean to you?




Assignment #5- Still-life. Create a 1 page spread. For this entry find as many successful still-life photographs that have a theme that share things that interest you. For example: they all have vases, apples or represent Halloween. Make sure to answer the following questions under your post. Questions: 1. Why did you choose this theme? 2. What would you have done differently if you took those photos? 3. How are you going to or did you set up your still-life?


Assignment #6- Landscape. Create a 2 page collage of different landscape photos that you like. Remember that landscape cannot include manmade items or people. Landscape can also be close-ups of nature for details. Make sure to answer the following questions under your post. Questions: 1. Talk about one specific photo. Why did you pick this image (include 3 details)? 2. How would you take a photo like that one (be specific- time of day, light, etc.)? 3. What emotions do landscape photos evoke in you (3 specifics and the reason)?




Assignment #7- Architecture. Create a 2 page collage of images or buildings and/or the structure details. Make sure to answer the following questions under you post. Questions: 1. . Talk about one specific photo. Why did you pick this image (include 3 details)? 2. How would you take a photo like that one (be specific- time of day, light, etc.)? 3. What emotions do architecture photos evoke in you (3 specifics and the reason)?




Assignment #8- Night Photography. Create a 2 page collage of photographs that you took at night. Please create a collage of these images (at least 12) to Photocollage.com and post. Make sure that the page is well laid out. Make sure to answer the following questions under your post. Questions: 1. Do you think night photography is hard? Why? 2. Describe what you had to do to make a successful series of night photographs. 3. What advice do you have for other doing low light photography?






Assignment #9- Document an Event. Create a 2 page spread of pictures that document something. This could be a making a recipe, making a project for another class, wedding, Birthday party or any event that is visually interesting. Make sure to answer the following questions  under your post. Questions: 1. What are you documenting? Be specific. 2. How are we able to tell? (Describe 3 details you have captured in your photos.) 3. What is the overall mood and how did you capture this? (Describe 3 details you have captured in your photos.)



Assignment #10- Family Photos. Create a 2 page spread of images you took of yourself and your family. This collage needs to represent you and your family members’ personalities as well. You may add color, doodles, cartoon and magazine photos. Make sure to answer the following questions under your post. Questions: 1. Who is in your family? Describe their personalities and yours. 2. What did you do as a photographer to make your subjects comfortable? 3. What are your trying to say in this collage about your family?