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8th Grade

IAssignment 15b   Grade 8  All work must be graded by ____ _________.




A.  FILM PHOTOGRAPHY   2 grades

1.  Develop and print a new roll of film exposed recently.  

2.  Exhibit 2 photos for the critique.




B.  DIGITAL  

1. Use one of your photos to create a cover for the upcoming End-of-Year exhibition at the

Miami-Dade Public Library, Palmetto Bay Branch,

May 10, 2011, from 6:30 to 8pm.  ( Find the address for the library.)

2.  Include graphics to give information about the show:  title, group, location, date and time.

  3.  Center the photo in the upper half of the front cover.  



C.  TEXT:

1.  Research Solarization. Look in Horenstein’s Black and White Photography.  Find out how to do it.  

2.  Take notes in your binder on the steps to make a solarization. 

3.  Solarize a print.  

4.  Who invented it.  Why?



D.  PHOTO HISTORY 

1.  Look up Annie Liebowitz.  

2.  Draw two of her photos.  

3.  Explain what kinds of photos she likes to take.  Why is she famous?




E.  PHOTO SKETCHBOOK

1.  Draw a 3 cm. border around two pages in your SB.

2.  Draw a corner of a room out to about 8 feet from the corner line.  

3.  Make it appear to be 3 – dimensional.

4.  Use values.  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

I.  Assignment 14A   Grade 8 

All work must be graded by _____________.

 

A.  FILM PHOTOGRAPHY   

1.  Shoot a series of three ideas about a subject.  Remember, develop, sleeve and label negs.  Use a test strip to make a contact print.  Show me. 

2.  Enlarge your 3 best photos as a series.  Label them with name, time exposed in enlarger, and neg sleeve number on the back.  Prepare to present at critique.  Present them at the critique.

  

 

 

B.  DIGITAL  

1.   Look at David Hockney’s photographic experiments online.  Visit his photographic collages.  We will look at some together.

2.  Experiment with the technique with your own photography.  Present your results at critique.

 

 

 

C.  TEXT:

    1.  Read the Photoshop text, ch. 9, “Special Effects.”

2.  Use the information to create a “traditional artwork” from one of your digital photos.  Show me before you print it.  

 

 

 

D.  PHOTO HISTORY 

1.  Look up the Pulitzer Prize for Photography.  

2.  Explain what it is and what the criteria for selection are.

3.  Write a paragraph about a Pulitzer winner that you like and draw one of the person’s prizewinning photos.

 

 

 

E.  PHOTO SKETCHBOOK

Draw what you felt during or after taking the FCAT on two pages in a border in your SB. 


 

 

 


 

 

 I. Assignment 12A Grade 8

All work must be graded by ____ _________.

 

A. FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

 

  1. Shoot “Extraordinary ordinary.”
  2. Develop, sleeve and label negs. Use a test strip to make a contact print. Show me.
  3. Enlarge your best 2 photos. Label them with name, time exposed in enlarger, and neg sleeve number on the back. Prepare to present at critique.

 

B. DIGITAL

 

  1. Make photos of important women in your life.
  2.  Submit one for Women’s History Month, due Feb. 7.

 

 

C. TEXT

 

  1. Review the lesson in ArtTalk about the proportions of the face.
  2. Find two self-portraits by different famous artists in any Art History book or online.
  3. Write a paragraph explaining how each artist revealed aspects of his/ her identity to us in the self-portrait. What does the portrait tell you about her/him?

 

 

D. PHOTO HISTORY

 

  1. Look up Diane Arbus. Explain what she took photos of and why.
  2. Draw 2 of her works in your binder.
  3. What’s so important about her work? Why do we care today?
  4. What is YOUR opinion of her photos? Write a critique in a paragraph. 

 

 

  1. Look up Diane Arbus. Explain what she took photos of and why.
  2. Draw 2 of her works in your binder.
  3. What’s so important about her work? Why do we care today?
  4. What is YOUR opinion of her photos? Write a critique in a paragraph.

 

E. PHOTO SKETCHBOOK

 

  1. Use 12 X 18” drawing paper to draw a life-sized self portrait using a graphite stick.
  2. Complete it out to the border with a background.

 

 


 

 

 

Grade 8

I.  Assignment 9A      Preparation for Midterm Exams:   

Assignments will be graded by: Friday, December 17 and Jan 7, 2011.

 

Week of December 13 – 17: 

A.  Digital Photography

1.  Take photographs in the dance studio.  Look for interesting angles and compositions.  Get close.  

2.  Print the  photo in a 5 X 7” format to share at critique on Dec. 17.

3.  If you enter Scholastics, mat your photo and fill out the form in duplicate to attach it to the back of the mat.

 

B  Greeting card:  (to send or give as a gift.) 

a.  Photograph subjects suitable for a greeting card.  Print the best. 

        b.  Cut off the borders and center the image on a card.  

 

C.  Preparation for the Midterm Exam

1.  Organize your notebook for 2 grades.  Place each assignment sheet from 1A to 9A in order.  Then:
      a.  Label each Text assignment with the number of its assignment sheet.

          b.  Label each Photo History  assignment by number also.

2.  Finally, go back and read each one.  Highlight the important vocabulary and information.         

 

D.  Field trip

1.  Get signatures for the parent permission form from your teachers

        2.  Buy film and fresh batteries for your cameras.

                 

Week of January 3 – January 7

E.  Study Guide

1.  In your binder define each word verbally and / or graphically.  Design a test question with an answer for each.

2.  Highlight the vocabulary for each entry.

3.  Be certain you know about the photo history photographers.

 

F.  Art Criticism

1.  Read ArtTalk, the text, to learn about art criticism, pp. 25 – 30.  Then using what you have learned:

2.  Write a critique of the photo in Photographic Eye on p. 19 (bot).  Use a paragraph for each step:  description, analysis, interpretation and judgment.

 


Grade 8

Creative Photo 1 and 2 (010204001)  Midterm Study Guide 2011 Adams

Define verbally or graphically and design a question for an exam for each.

shutter speed priority

film format

aperture priority

SLR

range finder camera

pixel

prism

lenses’ effect on image

macro lens

fish eye lens

wide angle lens

normal lens

telephoto lens

photoshop tools

form

content

layer

select

f-stop

description

analysis

interpretation

judgment

VBUMPER

art elements

vertical

horizontal

emulsion

aperture

shutter speed

highlight

shadows

contrast

dodge

burn in

composition

latent image

visible image

primary color

secondary color

complement

critique format

point of view

B setting

sandwiched negative

equivalent exposure

ASA / ISO

f-stop # to aperture size

Margaret Cameron

preset focus      

magnetic lasso tool

negative

Muybridge

Stieglitz

291

Dorothea Lange

Lewis Hine

Patrick Farrell

frame

mat board

diagonal

photo transfer

saturation

 


 

I. Assignment 7A: Grade 8

All work must be graded by Thursday,  _________________________.

A. Film Photography 

Get ready for the trip to Deering:  film, batteries.

1. Expose a new roll looking for night photos.  Compose (frame) mindfully.  You may need to use a tripod or able for the camera.

2. Work on the correct exposure for your photos.  Read your manual to see if there is a light meter in the camera to help you.  Print a contact sheet.

3. Sleeve negs with labels:  name, date, subject.  Print the best 2 for crit.

4. Arrange your portfolio selections in order, best-least.  Show me.

a. How many high quality b/w, contact prints, and digital photos do you have so far?  

B. Digital

1. Make 20 night photos.  Practice skills in the text reading for Photoshop, lesson 5.  

2. Select your favorite so that we can discuss improving it with Photoshop.

C. Text

1. Read ch. 5 in the Photoshop 5.0 text.

2. Write definitions for italicized words.

3. Use the chapter information to demonstrate your skills 2 photos.

4. Read A Short Course In Photography, pp.129-137, Lighting.  Outline.

D. Photo History

Work with a partner to create a new PowerPoint presentation about one of the historic photographers we have studied.  Use only 4 frames.  Select Niepce, Daguerre, Talbot, Nadar, Fenton, Cameron, Brady, Muybridge, Emerson, Stieglitz, Hine, Atget, Man Ray.  Refer to past history assignments for info required.  Save on thumb-drive to present.

E. Photo Sketchbook

Make 2 drawing of small still life arrangements.  Use values or color with values.  Complete each drawing out to the edge of the page.  Arrange objects to make an interesting composition.  Let the drawing go out of format (off the edges) 3 times.

F. Applications for 9th grade

Complete the general application for Magnet Schools.  Xerox the app so you have 2 copies.  Bring it and the recommendation pages from your 5 choices in for a grade.  Fill out the individual applications for your 5 choices in preparation to transport them to the schools.  Check for Magnet Fairs this week.  Find out for each one when tours are provided to prospective students.  Make an appointment to visit each school.


 

 


 

I. Assignment 6A: Grade 8

All work must be graded by Thursday,  _________________________.

A. Film Photography  

1. Look for photos with light from the side of the subject.  Use the “getting started” hints on the back of your camera.  Use manual mode.

2. Finish the roll and make a contact print.  Show me the labeled negs before you enter the darkroom.

3. Print at least one perfect enlargement for critique.

a. How many high quality b/w, contact prints, and digital photos do you have so far?  

b. How many are from 8th grade?  You need 30 by May.

c. What are your strengths?  What do you need to improve?

d. What have you learned about your photography?  

e. Do you see patters in what you enjoy photographing?  Describe them.

f. What have you learned about yourself?

B. Digital

1. Make 20 digital photos that are lit from the side.  Show me.  

2. Select your favorite so that we can discuss improving it with Photoshop.

C. Research for High Schools

1. Write a resume for yourself.  Start by researching what a resume is.

2. Make it one page long.  Edit it so it is perfect grammatically

D. Photo History

1. In the History of Photography find out about Brassai.

2. Select a photo he made.  Draw a 10cm X 15cm thumbnail of it in (B).

3. Under the drawing write a page that tells about his contribution to photo history and about the kinds of photos he liked to make.  Note his b/d dates.  What breakthrough did he make in photography?

E. Photo Sketchbook

1. Make 2 observational drawings.  One must be in B/W the other in color.  

2. Look for side light to create interesting shadows in your subjects.


 

 I. Assignment 5A: Grade 8

All work must be graded by Thursday,  _________________________.

A. Film Photography  

1. Shoot a new roll of photos with distinct shadow.  Show me the negs.

2. Make a contact print.  Evaluate your exposures.  Label neg sleeves.

3. Print at least one excellent enlargement for critique.

B. Digital

1. Shoot at least 20 photos of interesting light on subjects.  Show me on your camera.  Select the best to print.

C. Research

1. On the Internet find out about 5 schools you would like to apply to for 9th grade.

2. Print out a magnet application.  Print out the individual application.

3. Write down when each school invites visitors to tour the school.

4. Write down the date the school has a magnet fair or workshop.

5. Write down what is required at an audition.

6. Read and take notes in A Short Course In Photography, pp.129-145.  Take notes.

D. Photo History

1. In the History of Photography find out about Kertesz.

2. Select a photo he made.  Draw a 10cm X 15cm thumbnail of it in the binder.

3. Under the drawing write a summary that tells about his contribution to photo history and about the kinds of photos he liked to make.  Note his b/d dates.

E. Sketchbook

1. Make a contour line drawing of a potted plant’s leaves.  Draw each leaf individually as you observe it.  Do not lift your pencil.  Fill the page out to the 3cm border.

F. Faye Schulmann

1. Why did she survive?

 

 

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