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Photo History Inspiration



PowerPoint presentation to go along with photo history inspiration lesson plan.

PowerPoint presentation to go along with photo history inspiration lesson plan.



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    • Photo History Inspiration
      Being inspired by other artist’s work will help you create and refine your own style.
      Let’s look at some examples…
    • Ansel Adams
    • Yousuf Karsh
    • Margaret Bourke-White
    • David Meunch
    • Edward Weston
    • Alfred Eisenstaedt
    • Julie Margaret Cameron
    • Walter Iooss Jr.
    • Ken Rockwell
    • Emulate
      To strive to equal through imitation
      You are not copying an exact photo, but instead using the photo as inspiration and influence
      You can use similar lighting, subject matter, poses, point-of-view, etc to capture a similar style
      Choose something that is meaningful to you
    • Berenice Abbott
      Mrs. Duckworth
    • James Nachtwey
      Mrs. Duckworth
    • Mrs. Duckworth
      Richard Avedon
    • Mrs. Duckworth
      Richard Avedon
    • Mrs. Duckworth
      Irving Penn
    • Mrs. Duckworth
      Irving Penn
    • Objective:
      • provide you with the opportunity to study a particular photographer whose work you admire
      • encourage you to strive for a specific style, manner, lighting effect, location, etc. in your own work
      Ansel Adams
    • What you will do:
      • Review your notes and the PowerPoint presentations on the server and in your sketchbook compile a list of 3 photographers whose work/style you admire.
      • Research those 3 photographers in greater depth and choose one final photographer whose work you will emulate.
      • Find and save a MINIMUM of 5 of their photographs…
      • print these 5 images and paste them into your sketchbook
      • save these 5 images in a folder and put them in the drop box
    • What you will do:
      • Generate a list, in your sketchbook, of aspects and techniques about the famous photographs that you admire and would like to use in your own work.
      • Your list should include at least 5 things.
      • Plan your own photography in your sketchbook. Things to consider are: style, lighting, pose, point-of-view, composition, background, location, and subject matter.
      • You should include at least 5 ideas for your own images.
    • What you will do:
      • Shoot a series of new pictures (40 image minimum…the more pictures you take, the more options you will have for dynamic and successful images) that emulate the 5 famous images you saved.
      • Compile and edit 5 of your own images and put them in the drop box along with the 5 famous images you saved.
    • Due Dates:
      Sketchbooks: (20 points)
      3 photographers and final choice, 5 famous images, 5 aspects you admire, 5 ideas for your own images
      • Wednesday, November 10th
      40 Image Contact Sheet: (40 points)
      • Monday, November 15th
      Your Own 5 Images + Emulated Images: (100 points)
      • Wednesday, November 17th