AS Photography Documentary assignment brief 2013

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AS Photography Documentary assignment brief 2013

  1. 1. AS Documentary Project DEADLINE Date: One to ones from week beginning Monday 6 th January 2014 “Documentary Photography is the process of using images to depict and/or record an event, keeping as close to representing reality as possible.” Name of Student: _______________________________ Task 1. Title Page Block: ___________ Details • What is documentary photography? • What makes a good documentary project? • What are the different sub genres? Show examples and give definitions of each. 2. Short Story Birmingham Trip You have to document a short story/narrative from the Birmingham trip, you can use one of the following sub-genres of documentary: • Portraits of people at work • Street photography • Street portraits • Documentary landscape For ambitious students try to complete 2 of the above. In your narrative you must exemplify different types of shots, including: establishing, detailed, main and concluding. 3. Final Outcomes: Planning In your sketchbook: • Shooting Plan – what/why/how • Contact sheets – printed and annotated • Artist comparison – compare 2-3 of your images with 2-3 images from a photographer you have researched. • 4-6 final images printed on photo paper. DEADLINE 1 = Monday 9/Tues 10 Your final outcomes need to be based around one of the following stimuli: - strangers - ‘my tribe’ - faith - health - transport - role models - urbanisation • Mind map of your ideas for your final concept. Need to include an explanation of what you are doing and why. • Contact sheets annotated of each shoot. • Print best 4 images from each shoot A5 in your book and reflect on your 4. Artist Research 5. Final Outcomes 6. Evaluation areas of development and your aims for the next shoot. • 800 words minimum • Analyse 4 images (use help sheet on moodle/blog) including concept behind the body of work, technical, lighting and compositional analysis. • Artist statement • 6 – 10 final photographs on photo paper mounted outside your sketchbook. • Evaluate your final documentary project Done

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