Portraits of TimeYou will use everything you’ve learned aboutcomposition and light to create a series of self-portraits and still life photographs.These images will capture the essence of your bestmoment, a favorite place, etc. as if you could maketime stand still and savor just that.
Inspiration:• The Best Time of The Dayby Raymond Carver
Idea Starters:In your sketchbooks, either drawing or with words, showme your best time of day or time of life. If you couldmake time stand still and savor a moment…• What would it be?• What would you look like?• Where would you be?• What would you be doing?• How would you be feeling?• Who would you be with? ** Include at least 5 different ideas. **
Objectives:To practice the skills you have learned, you will take aseries of self-portraits and still life photographs thatcapture a moment in time.To help you understand the concept of capturing amoment, you will analyze the work of Elliott Erwitt.
What You Will Do:Using what you have learned about compositionand lighting, take a minimum of 40 pictures thatreflect your best time of day.As part of your 40 (or more) pictures…• self-portrait of your hands• self-portrait of your feet• self-portrait of your face• self-portrait of your whole body• still life images related to overall theme*** These should all focus on the SAME moment – one of your best moments in time. ***
What You Will Do:Use demonstration and tutorialas a guide to edit your images,then combine them to create afinal “Portrait of Time”Your final piece should includebetween 3 and 5 images thatemphasize the meaning andmood of your best moment.
Due Dates & Evaluation:Sketchbooks:20 pointsThursday, February 28th* I will meet with each of you individually during class to discussyour plan and ideas and help you work though how to accomplishthem. *40 Image Contact Sheet PLUS Best 5 Images:100 pointsMonday, March 4thFinal Portrait of Time:100 pointsWednesday, March 6th