Help with school work...

Discussion in 'Photo Assignments & Technical Challenges' started by Winner101, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Winner101

    Winner101 TPF Noob!

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    The Project:
    For this project you will produce, and contextualize a single documentary image. This may utilize the codes and conventions of traditional documentary or decide to play with and subvert them.

    The Image
    A single digital photographic documentary image, documenting an incident, occasion, phenomenon, matter, issue, deed, feet, or act. About you or someone close to you.

    THINGS TO CONSIDER:
    If you are having some difficulty getting started; here are some starting questions/starting points:
    You might begin by taking pictures (or looking at some) or consider issues that interest you and then looking for patterns and things that "pop" out at you - What draws you in? - Where is your interest?
    What interests you?
    What drew you to the idea?
    What exactly am I trying to say?
    Why this picture?
    Why a photograph?
    Why a digital image?
    Be particular, specific and clear. Think of this like selecting an essay topic - the clearer you are with your thesis statement the better the text. You only have a single image to tell your story.
    Once you have decided what you want to say/document - your image should articulate this, and your text should back up your research and build a context for your work.

    Format: Image must be at a minimum of .jpeg size Medium (varies pending camera) at super smooth compression (M1) (this is 2816 x 1880

    I was thinking of taking a picture of my aunt with her two kids running around... but I don't know... anyone have any ideas or pictures?
     
  2. Kegger

    Kegger TPF Noob!

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    Sounds like this is more of a photojournalism thing than anything. Try waling around town with your camera and photograph things people are doing.

    Here's an idea for you. Find a restaurant with outdoor dining and get a shot of someone being served. Should work out for ya.

    Other than that, just be creative. Try to capture spontaneous things as they happen.
     
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    bjorkfiend TPF Noob!

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  4. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    welcome to the community, I hope your involvement goes beyond your school project :)
     
  5. Winner101

    Winner101 TPF Noob!

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    I never thought taking pictures was fun.. but it is !!!
     

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