Thursday, June 11, 2015

Create > Love Candid Album

Create > Love Candid Album

Complete > everything highlighted in yellow.

The Big Idea:
Body language captured candidly expresses feelings of love and increases your Positivity

Essential Questions:
  • What is love?
  • Can we communicate without words?
  • How is a candid photograph authentic?

  • Love is the combination of positive emotions stirring within us in a safe close relationship.
  • Love is a momentary state of multiple surging positive emotions.  
  • Intimate relationships are the products of recurrent surges of love.
  • Candid images capture the spontaneity and emotional impact of a single moment.  
  • Body language is gestures, postures, and facial expressions that communicate..    

  • Understand and apply > media, techniques, and processes with skill
  • Use design > principles and functions
  • Choose and evaluate > subject matter and ideas
  • Reflect upon and assess > the characteristics and merits of both mine and other’s work
  • Make connections > between my art and other aspects of life

Goal: Create 5 quality images of people candidly evoking love with body language

Access Prior Knowledge:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cues and Questions
Learning Activity
Social Dialogue > Socratic Seminar > A Story of Mixed Emoticons >   

Bonus Love stuff >

New Information:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
Understand > What is Love?

There’s a reason love is called a many-splendored thing.  It’s not a single kind of positivity.  It’s all of the positive emotions – joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, and awe.  

What transforms these other forms of positivity into love is their context.  When these good feelings stir our hearts within a safe, often close relationship, we call it love.  

In the early stages of a relationship you’re deeply interested in anything and everything this new person says and does.  You share amusements and laugh together as you get to know each other.  

As your relationship builds and surpasses your expectations, it brings great joy.  You begin to share your hopes and dreams for your future together.  As the relationship becomes more solid, you sink back into the cozy serenity that comes with the security of mutual love.  You’re grateful for the joys your beloved brings into your life, and you’re as proud of their achievements as you are of you own, inspired by their good qualities, and perhaps in awe of the forces of the universe that brought you two together.  Each of these moments could be described as a moment of love.  

Love is reserved for last so that you better appreciate its many facets.  Viewing love in this way can also sharpen your ability to see love as a momentary state and not simply as a description of one of your relationships, be it with your spouse, steady, child, parent, or sibling.  Your intimate relationships are best viewed as the product of recurrent moments of love.  

Although multifaceted, love has a characteristic nonverbal display, as we nod our heads affirmatively toward our loved ones, and lean in toward them.  Love also changes the inner chemistry of our bodies.  It raises our oxytocin and progesterone levels, both biological responses linked with lifelong bonds, trust, and intimacy.

Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
View > Love Album Presentation >
Supplemental Information >

Apply Knowledge & Skills:
Instructional Strategy
  • Nonlinguistic Representations
Learning Activity
Create > Love Candid Album

Goal: Create 5 quality images of people candidly evoking love with body language

Trigger Mechanisms:
  1. Love is a many splendored thing.
  2. Love is all the positive emotions stirring within our hearts.
  3. This captures the spontaneity of the moment.
  4. A totally non-planned photo that captures the true emotions of the moment.
  5. This gesture tells the real story
  6. This facial expression says it all

Studio Activity:
Shoot, edit and post images for each description below - 10 images total. In the caption sections, give a brief description.

Candid Shot
____ 1 image - capture someone doing something without them knowing.
____ 1 image - capture two people together without them knowing.
____ 1 image - capture real unscripted laughter and smiles.
____ 1 image - capture a photo of a personal love interest
Body Language
____ 1 image - capture only hands that evoke love.
____ 1 image - capture only feet that evoke love.
____ 1 image - capture people embraced.
____ 1 image - capture people embraced without showing their face.
____ 1 image - capture a kiss.
____ 1 image - capture another kiss.

*Please consider using vignettes, compositional framing, close ups or add any words and sayings to your images.

Visual Examples:

Pinterest Body Language Photography >
Pinterest Candid Photography >

Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect >
Did I achieve the goal?
  • Goal: Create 5 quality images of people candidly evoking love with body language
Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)

  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique >
Self-assess >