The photography midyear will have two parts: a project and an exam. The project will be worth 50% and the exam will be worth 50%. See the midyear exam study guide for the information you will be tested on. Your project is to choose a famous painting and recreate it using any interpretation you think would be appropriate. You must approve your choice with me before you begin. I have books in the photography room that you may use for reference. The BHS library is also a great resource. You will print and mount these photographs before the midyear. We will do a crit on the day of the midyear.
Things to think about:
- Choose a FAMOUS painting that you are interested in. Think about what is possible for you to do. If you choose a painting of a ship at sea, how will you recreate a sea? You’re going to have to do a lot of preparation for the photograph.
- Think about every little detail. Socked feet are ugly. A pile of clothes in your room is ugly. Get rid of unnecessary objects BEFORE you take the picture.
- Brainstorm with your friends. You will have to set up your space or spaces. Involve your friends/family as models or assistants in the shoot. You most likely won’t be able to accomplish this on your own.
- Remember, natural light is best.
MIDYEAR EXAM: 50%
Use your notes, quizzes, and handouts to prepare for the midyear. You should study the following topics:
- 1.6, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22
- Which is wide open? Which is very small?
- Shutter speed
- B, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 2000
- Which is fastest?
- What is Depth of Field?
- Know definitions of terms
- Ex: Elements of art and principles of design
- Ex: Rule of Thirds, Bracketing, Camera shake
- Know how to give a good critique using the elements and principles