Check out some of the images from the movement project in Photography.
Students were tasked with showing movement or motion through their photos using advanced techniques. We learned about long exposures, panning, and light painting. Students experimented and came up with such creative and unique ideas. This is a challenging lesson and many students struggled at first. Using long exposures can lead to blurry photos, poor lighting, and frustration, but my students really pulled through and kept working. I am so proud. I had only planned for 2 days to shoot, but these students kept shooting and experimenting. How can I stifle their creativity and tell them to stop shooting?!
I love this project! This is a great icebreaker during the first few days of school so students can get to know one another. We all use iPads in the school and this project shows that the iPad is an extension of us and our personalities. Just take a look at these unique personalities this year. I can not wait to see the creativity pour out of these students!
Example by BHS alumni Rachel Glynn, now attending Syracuse University
April was a busy month here in the BHS art department! Beyond the field trip to New York City, the photography students traveled to Boston's North End to photograph the architecture and old world charm of Boston's historic neighborhood. Students were treated to locals busying up the streets of Boston while enjoying cannoli's and pastries from Mike's Pastry Shop.
Students were assigned to photograph "Old and New," juxtaposing two different aspects of the North End in the same photograph. The modern world contrasts the traditional views of the North End. With an open ended project like that, students took the assignment and (literally) ran with it! This was the first year that we were able to photograph strictly in digital thanks to our new DSLR cameras. Take a look at some of the great solutions below.
A glitch is a momentary fault in a system. I recently learned how to glitch photographs in an art conference at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art helps teachers to brush up on the newest technologies in art. Glitching is fun and easy. To glitch, all you have to do is the following:
Take a gander at the glitches by students in my photo 1 class. Below the photos is a fun youtube video where a glitch in a video game system terrorizes the characters. If you ever played video games, it's a great video!
My 2nd period photo class the opportunity to make self-portraits using iPads and ran with it. This is BHS's second year using iPads and you can really tell that these guys take some great photos. Take a look!
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I teach art at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. My goals include teaching my students to live and thrive with 21st century learning skills while helping them to learn valuable creative artistic thinking and technical skill.