From the site: This unique form of alphabet art is the process of
photographing everyday objects that resemble letters of the
alphabet, then arranging the photographs in a collage to create any
name or word. Alphabet Photography Inc. is the original and
leading company in the letter art industry, and boasts the largest
collection of photographs collected from around the world.
Your project will focus on spelling a word according to a theme.
First, pick a theme. State this in a single word that is at least (six
letters, no more than fourteen).
Take pictures that correspond to this theme. For instance, if my
word was P-L-A-I-N-F-I-E-L-D, I might take pictures around the
Your letter pictures should match your theme!
Edit these photos:
edit to emphasize the letter
use high contrast and exposure, shadow/highlight, and
choose color, b&w or sepia (or color tint)
combine the letters to spell the word
make a PowerPoint that includes:
standard parts of a PowerPoint presentation (like our other
one slide with all the letters combined
individual slides with individual letter pictures
• 6-14 Photos
• Start with Classically Edited
– cropped 11x14, 8x10
– black and white
– levels, curves, bright/cont
– burn & dodge
– ADVANCED EDITS!
Use adjustment levels
Use shadow and highlights
Use channel mixer
Use gaussian blur
Use layer blending modes
Use lighting effects
Use gradient map
• Choose only your BEST
– avoid camera shake
– avoid clutter
– different vantage points
• Each photo needs to represent
a DIFFERENT LETTER
• Optional Edits:
– Edit using SEPIA or SUN FADE
– Edit using Photo Filter, Hue/Sat
or Color Balance
– Use Digital Imaging (layer
styles, layer blending modes,
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.