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PHOTOGRAPHY RESEARCH PROJECT
For this project you are being asked to consider a type of photography that interests you. Each student will then select two photographers who work in
a photographic style that interests them, research their life, and analyze three of their photographs.
A minimum of six photographs should be included in your presentation (3 photographs by each photographer).
This project is due on November 2 and is worth a total of 100 points toward your final grade.
Photography Research Assignment Guidelines • In-‐Class Presenta:on of two photographers working in a similar style.
• Your presenta:on should include a :tle slide featuring the name of the assignment and/or the photographers you have chosen to research.
• One slide should be included for each photograph (a total of 6 slides/6 photographs)
Photography Research Assignment Guidelines con:nued…
• Your presenta:on should feature the following informa:on (somewhere in it – with text):
• Date of birth/Na:onality of each photographer • Typical subject maOer of photographs made by each
photographer (i.e.: portraiture, war photography, fashion photography).
• What the photographers themselves said/say about their
work (quotes OK). • What others have said about the work of these
photographers (quotes OK).
• Photography Research Assignment Guidelines con:nued… • How each photographer has influenced photography at
large/the field (genre) they are working in.
• One or two sentences explaining what design elements and principles make their individual photographs effec:ve.
• What do you appreciate about this person and/or his/her work?
• Your opinion of the work and anything else you find important to share about the work of your chosen photographers.
Types of Photography
If you are having a hard :me ini:ally narrowing it down to two photographers, that’s fine-‐-‐-‐ we are going to look at a list of types (genres)of photography. Narrowing down the genre of photography you are interested in is the first step. From there, step two is to start to inves:gate photographers who work in that style.
Types of Photography (There are more than this – this is just a star:ng point)
• Adver:sing – Taking pictures of products (food, cars, etc.) for commercial purposes.
Fashion photography is considered a separate field. • Aerial – Pictures captured from a high al:tude, such as planes, balloons, parachutes,
skyscrapers, etc. • Ar:s:c – Photography in which crea:ve composi:on is the primary goal. • Baby/Child – A special field of portrait photography focusing on babies and young
children. • Celebrity/Paparazzi – A special field of portrait photography focusing on candid shots of
famous people. • Cityscape – Photography that focuses on ci:es and urban areas. • Event – Photographs taken at special events, such as weddings, concerts, and par:es. • Fashion – Captures models in a glamorous light and displays fashion items such as
clothes, shoes and other accessories. • Forensic – Photography taken at an accident or crime scene for legal purposes. • Landscape – Shows spaces within nature, usually involving liOle or no human ac:vity. • Long Exposure – Using a very slow shuOer speed to capture sta:onary subjects in sharp
focus, while blurring the moving elements.
Types of Photography con:nued…
• Macro – The art of photographing very small and/or close-‐up objects. • Night – Photography taken outdoors between dusk and dawn. • Photojournalism – Capturing images in order to tell a news story. • Portrait – Photographs of a person (or group of people) that captures the expression,
personality, and mood of the subject. • Sports – Capturing important moments during spor:ng events. • S:ll Life – The depic:on of inanimate subject maOer, most typically a small grouping of
objects. • Travel – Photographs that capture an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and
history. • Underwater – Capturing pictures while under water, usually by scuba diving, swimming,
snorkeling, or from a submersible. • Wildlife – Photography that focuses on animals in their natural habitat.
This project is due on November 2 at 1:00 pm. Each student will present their project via a PowerPoint or Keynote presenta:on to the class on November 2. Come to class (on :me and) ready to transfer your file to the instructor’s computer and into the desktop file labeled “Photography Research Project.” Please label your file with your first and last name.
Since :me is of the essence, we are going to take a few minutes to brainstorm so that you all walk out of here today, hopefully with some
research project direc:on…..