Look At Me
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Look At Me

Overview

Through this Unit students explore photographic portraiture. They look at historic and contemporary examples of portraits and explore through their own work how portraits can present people in different ways and for different contexts.

Big Idea

  • Portraiture

Driving Questions

  • How can photos communicate who we are?

Knowledge

  • Parts of the dSLR camera
  • Identify and describe different types of portrait photography
  • Exploration of portrait photographer

Skills

  • Pre Production: Basic sketches of a planned photo
  • Production: Able to use basic modes on the dSLR, Can capture photos onto computer
  • Post Production (Photoshop): selection tools, transform tools, layers.

Sessions

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Year 9 Photography - "Look At Me"

SessionPeriodInfo
1
Get to know students, and set rules and expectations of the class
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Introduction to the dSRL camera
2
Students have their first session with the dSLR’s – using different modes for different situations
2
Show some understanding of the history of portraiture as well as explore the use of selection tools and layers within Photoshop
2
Students explore the different types of portraits there are and find examples of each.
2
Students explore the work of Julian Wolkenstein in creating symmetrical faces, and then create their own.
2
Students explore some portrait photographers. This session could also be left as an extra.
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In preparation for their Portrait Assignment, students gain advice for what makes a good portrait and interviews the subject of their portrait.
4
Students take a portrait of another classmate. They do some basic adjustments, put it into a template, add an Artist Statement and prepare the file for printing.

Student Sheets

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Student Sheets