Monday, February 6, 2017

Create > My Life Photo Essay

Create > My Life Photo Essay

My life essay connects people that are important to me to a memory associated with the book cover double exposed on their face, For example my dad and I both read Divergent and were able to have in depth conversations about it. We also watched the movie in theaters together and got to have the this wasn't in the book debate.

  • A photo essay tells a story using a series of linked photographs.  
  • A photo essay expresses an author's personal point of view on a specific topic.

Create a series of 12 related images investigating the topic; My Life.

Access Prior Knowledge:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cues and Questions
Learning Activity
Social Dialogue > Socratic Seminar > What defines you?

New Information:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
Research >

Apply Knowledge & Skills:
Instructional Strategy
  • Non-linguistic Representations
Learning Activity
Create > My Life Photo Essay

Trigger Mechanisms: Introspection, Symbolize, Contemplate

Studio Activity:
  1. Make a series of 12 linked images that cover the topic ‘My Life’.
  2. This series of images can be literal or metaphoric in nature.
  3. Review compositional techniques that make great images (ex: close-up, simple background, move it from the middle).
  4. Include a 50 to 100 written word essay when you share your essay.
  5. These pictures must be public school appropriate.
  6. Focus on the positive.  These photographs may not be negative.  
  7. Use image editing programs and filters to enhance your photographs..
  8. Print out your images and written essay.  
  9. Frame and arrange your images on heavy tag.

Visual Examples:
Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect > 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 >