Monday, March 21, 2016

Create > Spring Break Photo Essay

Create > Spring Break Photo Essay

Everyone likes to take pictures while on vacation. Whether you will be traveling outside of Wisconsin or staying in the area, take this as a great opportunity to have some fun taking pictures.
Emphasize your abilities and follow the rules of composition to make beautiful, dynamic photographs instead snapshots.  

Watch > 9 Photo Composition Tips > https://youtu.be/7ZVyNjKSr0M    
Because snaps of your friends at the beach, the classic 'lean in' in front of a sunset or your brother next to a palm tree/building/landmark does not constitute a “sense of place” for any of these challenges.

Before you start review the following links.  These websites have great architectural photo examples and further explain what you should be looking for.   http://photo.net/learn/architectural/exterior
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=18

Choose > One of the following Essay Challenges

#1
Create > Build it and they will come - Architecture Photography
If you are not leaving the region for somewhere warm, consider taking a trip downtown Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine or Chicago.  We are fortunate to be so close to many major metropolitan areas. If your travels take you to another city please take time to explore and capture the architecture unique to that particular area.  
  1. Prepare at least eight photos including
  2. Two photos of an architectural element (column, turret, steeple, roof…).
  3. Two close-up photos of a significant detail.
  4. Two photos from a low vantage point of view.  
  5. Two photos emphasizing windows, entryways (doors) or landscape elements (fountains, sculptures, bridges…).  
  6. With each shot jot down location (state and city/town) and the name of the building if there is one and a brief personal description or observation.

#2
Create > Wherever you go, there you are – Location, Location, Location
Take an opportunity over spring break to offer a “sense of place” through a photo story. Prepare at least eight photos, including:
  1. One long or panoramic photo to establish the scene.
  2. Two photos of a significant detail.
  3. Two informal portraits (candid tableau) of a person doing something.
  4. One photo you think helps tell the story, emphasizing groups of people.
  5. Two photos of local architecture.
  6. Include a paragraph or two describing the place in journalism style.

#3
Create > Look what I did over break – Spring Break Photo Essay
Instead of just writing a "What I Did On Spring Break" essay or term paper, illustrate it with pictures. Create a "Spring Break / Family Holiday Memories" photo essay presentation. Prepare at least eight photos, including:
  1. A series of linked photographs of your spring break experience.
  2. Take pictures that capture the emotion, family togetherness and activities.  
  3. Take pictures that capture the sights, sounds and smells of your destination.
  4. Include captions or a write up describing your experience.

#4
Create > Scavenger Hunt Photo Series - “Hey check that out!”
If you are not leaving the region for somewhere warm, consider taking a trip downtown Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine or Chicago.  We are fortunate to be so close to many major metropolitan areas. If your travels take you to another city please take time to explore and capture the architecture unique to that particular area.  
  1. Capture an image of the 'city sign' of your spring break destination.
  2. Capture a selfie in your shades or flips or vacation shirt.
  3. Create an on-the-spot art piece (w/ seashells, chalk, stones, etc.) and photograph it.
  4. Capture a street vendor or performer.
  5. Make a digital collage of at least 4 interesting doors or windows.
  6. Capture a silhouette image at your destination.
  7. Capture a candid shot of your friends or family showing genuine joy.
  8. Capture a signature landmark from an interesting point of view.
  9. Capture a close up of your meal at a local establishment.
  10. Capture locals doing what they do.

Publish > your photos:  

Check out> Garry Winogrand on Street Photography > http://goo.gl/AL7aJ