Hands-on Project PowerPoint: Photography - Essay Prowess

Hands-on Project PowerPoint: Photography

Hands-on Project PowerPoint: Photography

Understanding color, light, contrast, and value.

Understanding the technological development of artistic media demonstrated by the selected artworks

20 points (see grading rubric below)

Read assignment entirely. Failure to read and follow instructions results in a lower grade.

Submit assignment to Eagle Online (see schedule in your syllabus for assignment due date. No late work or email accepted)

Warning: Check twice to see if your correct assignment is submitted. Failure to read and follow instructions results in a lower grade. Failure to submit assignment results in a zero (0) grade for the assignment.  Students are responsible for the submission of their work.

Follow instructions for submission or check with the IT department (see syllabus for contact information). Do not contact me if you are having difficulties submitting this assignment, contact IT department for their help.

Do NOT send any assignments to email. All assignments must be submitted to Eagle Online Canvas. Do NOT leave assignment in ‘comments’ section of assignment. This will delay grading.

Look at the schedule to pace yourself for the Hands-on Project due date.

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We do not expect everyone to be an artist, but you will be amazed and surprised by what you experience and see as a result of creating a hands-on project! All Art Appreciation students at HCC are expected to try their hand at making an original work of art.

  1. Do not wait until the last minute to photograph your images you want to use in your final artwork.
  2. This assignment submission opens during the week stated on the schedule.

Supplies:

  1. Digital Camera. Your phone camera, digital camera, film camera, or throw away camera. Any type of camera will do as long as you can take pictures and transfer them onto your computer.
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint program (updated)
    1. You may use your Outlook app for PowerPoint program (contact IT for help). If I am unable to read your PowerPoint I will not grade it.

Directions:

For the Impressionists, the changing qualities of light were their primary content.  To understand the fleeting qualities of light and color in the landscape, you will take photographs of one specific landscape during different times of the day/night to capture the changing effects of light, color and mood.

For our assignment and purposes, landscape photograph is defined as an image with the sky and ground (the horizon line) included.  It could be a country scene as well as an image of the city.

The Impressionist Claude Monet serves as a great example.  He worked with the same subject over and over again; from haystacks to lily pads, train stations to cathedrals.  Visit the Metropolitan Museum website below for further information about his Rouen Cathedral Series.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cmon/ho_30.95.250.htm

Assignment:

  1. Choose the one specific landscape scene that you will be photographing. (This means pick a landscape that you can photograph over at different times a day and different weather conditions.) Do NOT move the camera. Take the exact same scene over and over again.

Take several photographs of this scene over the course of several days making sure to vary the times of day and weather conditions (if possible) you are photographing (but NOT varying the angle and distance from which you take the photos of your one chosen landscape).  As you take your photographs be sure to note the date, weather conditions (stormy, cloudy, sunny, etc.) and time (early morning, nighttime, afternoon, etc.) of each photograph.  You should have different times of the day especially for your photographs to see how light effects the landscape.  After you have downloaded the photos to a computer choose ten (and only 10) photographs that show the most contrast in lighting, color and mood.

  • On your first slide, state your name and CRN number and the title of your entire work of art.
  •  Then “mount” your ten chosen images digitally in a PowerPoint presentation. 
  • Be sure to label by bullet each of the ten (10) photographs with the date and time and weather conditions the photograph was taken.  Use at least a 12 font for this information. This image should fill the page as much as possible along with the information requested above.

AND

  • Bullet the following on each slide: Use of art fundamentals in your artist’s statement. Check your textbook part 1 of ideas. Use at least five (5) of these fundamentals to describe your work.

Do NOT use others’ photographs since this is not the assignment and is considered plagiarism. This must be your original work.

  • Completion
  • You should have a total of eleven (11) slides.
  • Submit in PowerPoint only in the assignment in-box only.

Do NOT email asking when the assignment is open. This assignment submission will not open until the week listed on your syllabus.

Grading Rubric 5  Exceptionally fine work; superior in presentation, visual observation 4 Above average work; superior in one or two areas 2 Average work; good 1 Clearly deficient in presentation, style and content without a consideration to work.
Number photographs + supporting details + presentation Ten (10) original photographs are submitted depicting varying times a day and conditions + Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation. Only seven (7) photos are submitted depicting some variance in times a day and conditions + Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance to presentation. Only five (5) photos are submitted depicting very little variance  in times a day and conditions +Makes some use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. but occasionally these detract from the presentation content. Only four (4) photos are submitted depicting very little variance in times a day and conditions + Very little use of font, color, graphics, effects etc. These often distract from the presentation content.
Fundamentals + comprehension Used more than 5 Fundamentals to describe each photo + excellent understanding of art fundamentals Used less 5 Fundamentals to describe each photos + good understanding of art fundamentals Used less than 4 Fundamentals to describe photos  + very little understanding of art fundamentals Used less than 2 Fundamentals to describe photos + does not understand art fundamentals.
Quality of Execution + Adherence to assignment +Creativity and Presentation Photographs are in focus, are well-cropped + Professionally done and pleasing to view. + All assignment instructions are adhered to. + Photographs reflect an exceptional degree of student creativity in their creation and/or display One or two photographs reflect student creativity in their creation and/or display + Not professionally done but shows some concern for appearance. + Over half assignment instructions are adhered to + Shows lack of concern for photograph appearance+ Less than half assignment instructions are adhered to.  Lack of concern for appearance and details in photographs+ did not adhere to assignment +Ideas were typical
Spelling/Grammar Spelling and grammar excellent Some spelling and grammar mistakes  Many spelling and grammar mistakes Unable to understand due to large number of spelling and grammar.

This assignment submission is open during the scheduled week of completion. (See email schedule)

This grading rubric adheres to the above closely. Please read and follow instructions carefully. Failure to follow rubric will result in a zero (0).

These instructions take the subjectivity out of the grading process.

If you feel restricted creatively, create another collage but submit the assignment artwork to receive credit. Since this artwork is done for a grade, I must grade as objectively as possible. A grading rubric assists in the final grade.

*Grading Rubric

20 Exceptionally fine work; superior in presentation, visual observation
15 Above average work; superior in one or two areas
10 Average work; good
5 Below average work
0   Clearly deficient in presentation, style and content without a consideration to work. Finally, please allow an equal amount of time to grade the assignment that you have been given to create the assignment. This way I can be accurate in my assessment.    
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