yourself through images:
Some people say
"you are what you eat" or.. you are what you read, or what
you wear, buy, own, or look like. How do you work or play? Maybe you
are defined by what you do, what you make, where you live, your family
or your friends.
This is an exercise
to work on your camera skills and creativity to make a series of images
that can be shared to help the viewer get a sense of who you are.
Use your camera
freely to capture aspects of your life and world. Don't rely on what
you think will work... capture all aspects of your life and choose/edit
when you see the results. Think artist and poet rather than reporter
or documentarian. Your images may be literal and descriptive or abstract
and symbolic. Part of who you are is related to how you want to represent
who you are.
NOT Photograph objects with words - rely on visual images-
You will be using your camera OFF automatic or Program. You will use
Aperture Priority mode.
Learn more about how your camera works.
Experiment with the way you represent the world.
Use your camera to express an idea - not just capture images.
After shooting at Least 100 images you
will select about 6 to 8 images to share with the class. variety as
well as the quantity of images.
(100 is the minimum - this equals an average or "C" for effort)
Effort also looks at the variety of subjects and locations you shoot.
Use your camera as a notebook or diary to capture a wide variety of images.
Use your camera
at different times of day and in different places.Think
about what you want the viewer to know about you. Do your images represent
You should describe your private and public persona.
How would you describe yourself in words? Do
your images match or exceed this description?
Composition: deciding what elements are in the frame; be intentional
with every element in the frame, and the juxtaposition of elements, how
they relate to each other.
Edge of the frame: what's on the edge? Does the subject extended
beyond the edges? Or are the elements contained within the frame?
Proximity: close-up, medium, far
Perspective: angle of view; low, from above, from the side, tilted,
Use focusing techniques covered in class (holding shutter release
half way down when focusing on the desired subject, then reframing.
Focal length (close, medium, telephoto, macro, and wide): Use
the many lens options to change perspective, proximity, composition,
scale, and foreground/background relationships.