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Digital Design Discussion. Portraits. You will learn: What is a portrait? . Learn about the history of portraits in art and photography. Find out about careers in portrait photography Learn ideas and techniques for portrait photography.

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Digital Design Discussion

Portraits


You will learn: What is a portrait?

  • Learn about the history of portraits in art and photography.

  • Find out about careers in portrait photography

  • Learn ideas and techniques for portrait photography.

  • Create your own portraits inspired by the artists, ideas, and techniques you studied.


Action: Write a definition of portraits that includes the following information:

  • Name the kinds/types of portraits a person could make.

  • How is portraiture used in our world today?

  • What experience you have had with portraits?


Action: Name Careers in Portraiture

  • What careers or work can you think of that an artist or a photographer could do to help society.

  • Where could you go to study how to become a portrait photographer?

  • How much money could you expect to make in a successful portrait career?


Action: Look at portraits in art and photography.

  • Find out about two painters whose work included painting portraits.

    • What is their name and when did they paint?

    • What motivated them to do these paintings?

Find out about two photographers whose work included portraits.

What is their name and when did they work?

What motivated them to do these photographs?


Action: Look at these Photographs and read about them

  • Use your curious mind and read about these photographers. http://portraitinspiration.com/famous-portrait-photographers/

  • Find other sources for great portrait photographs. Share your favorites with your team.

  • Have your team pose in the manner of pictures you like. Photograph them. (no nudes)


Action: Find some paintings to inspire your photographs, paste them in Word

  • 10 Famous Portrait Paintings

  • http://worldofportraitpainting.com/commentary-sanden/tengreatest10.htm

  • Contemporary Portrait Painters

    http://www.complex.com/art-design/2012/10/25-awesome-contemporary-portrait-artists/

    Have your team pose in the manner of these paintings. Photograph them, alter them in Photoshop. (no nudes)


Action: Learn ideas and techniques for portrait photography.

  • Check out teaching websites for portrait rules, and techniques

  • http://digital-photography-school.com/best-portrait-turorial-best-of-2013

  • Work with guided practice to set up

    • One light portraits: studio set ups

    • Blurred background portraits

    • Outdoor portraits: DVD Manny’s Portrait Tutorials


Action: Create 5-10 of your own portraits.Explain how you were inspired by the artists, ideas, and techniques you studied.


Action: Create a presentation of your work

  • Present your work to your team

  • Here are some options for presentation:

    • Create a power point (see student examples)

    • Create a poster montage in Photoshop

    • Create a photo collage in Pic-Monkey and print it.

    • Print and mount each of your photographs for the display case

    • Create a narrative book or photo essay


Action: Peer and Self Critique

  • Evaluate your own work.

    • Write a Mel-Con style paragraph about your photographs.

  • Show your work to others and record their response.

    • Have your peers write about your photographs.

      • Use post-it notes, 3x5 cards, notebook paper

    • Videotape your peers responding to your work.


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