High School Photo ContestWe distribute thousands of calendars each year to our customers. For our 2018 calendar we are looking for twelve photographs that depict scenes of Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Lexington or Arlington. High School students who live or attend school in any of those towns are invited to submit up to three photos, either in black & white or color. The winning photos will be displayed on the bank’s digital screens and will appear in the upcoming calendar. Photographs must have been taken within the past two years (photos taken before March 2015 are not eligible).
Complete the form below and submit the form with your photos. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES is April 16, 2017
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Project Goal: Addressing the photos provided, touch up and repair photos with Adobe Photoshop.
Dodging and burning are terms used in photography for a technique used during the printing process to manipulate the exposure of a selected area(s) on a photographic print, deviating from the rest of the image's exposure. In a darkroom print from a film negative, dodging decreases the exposure for areas of the print that the photographer wishes to be lighter, while burning increases the exposure to areas of the print that should be darker.
Project Goal: Create several prints in the darkroom by combining several unrelated subject matter into a single expression. Combine negatives, digital print outs and found materials. Utilize the dodging and burning technique to blend unrelated images, creating smooth transitions.
Analog Double Exposure Photographs by Florian Imgrund
Objective: Create a series of photography works that deal with light & shadow.
Directions: Explore your surroundings while considering the application of shadows. For outdoor shooting, time of day is important. Early morning and/or early evening will produce the strongest shadows.
Consider how shadows impact architecture, people, nature, etc... Observe how shadows can create textures: Chain link fence, fabrics, window frames, etc.
Consider back lit subject and silhouettes!
Project Goal: Design an online web-based portfolio of your photography work. Create a philosophy statement. Color manage, down-sample and upload photography work to your web site.
Web Portfolio Example: http://flashman2000.wix.com/dresslerportfolio
Directions: Go to www.wix.com and create a free account. Work off of a pre-existing wix template or design one from scratch. Create a navigation bar for your project work (*see list below). Upload project work (*see directions on color managing down-sampling project work). Create an artist statement about yourself. Publish site!
The following projects are required to be on your final portfolio site: (More project work to be announced). Each individual project should be linked to a separate page. Homework images can be linked to a single page.
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Field Trip Objective: On site photo shooting assignment. Explore Mount Auburn Cemetery and shoot a variety of photos that addresses composition. Consider the guidelines to composition: (1) Rule of Thirds, (2) Simple Backgrounds, (3) Resolved Focal Points, (4) Framing, (5) Angles / Lines (6) (7)
Bring the photos back to the classroom and upload to your computer. Edit and color manage photos with Adobe Photoshop. Experiment with Levles to adjust value/contrast (Command + L). Experiment with Hue and Saturation to adjust color balance (Command + U). Use the rulers in Photoshop as reference to straighten archetectural lines, rotate and crop. Use the blur filter to create variations of depth of field within photo ( In Photoshop go Filter > Blur >Lens Bliur.
After managing photos with Photoshop upload 10 or more photos that represent Mount Auburn and 10 or more that represent Harvard Square to your Google Classroom account under the heading "Field Trip".
Photo Samples by Photography Students:
Photo Samples by Dan Dressler:
Create a series of photographic illusions thats plays upon perspective trickery! See examples below and be inspired with your own originality. Consider the use of props or natural elements found in nature.
For this project, its more about the way you align information and compose your photos. Less about photoshop manipulation.
Create 6 original forced perspectives. Have fun! This is a cool project. : )
Photogram: a picture produced with photographic materials, such as light-sensitive paper, but without a camera.
The first artist to exhibit Photograms was a Surrealist named Man Ray.
Directions: (part a)
Objective: Create photograms with original digital printed collages (rather than using found objects).
Directions: (part b)
For years I have been actively documenting my life and the lives of those around me, recording events and attempting to create order in a sometimes chaotic world. While my photographs focus on the personal, the familiar and the simply ordinary, the work strikes a balance between autobiography and fiction. Within the photographs physical distance is often manipulated to represent emotional distance. The casual glances people share can take on a deeper significance, and what initially appears subjective and intimate is quite often a commentary on the larger contours of life.
For me, the construction of panoramic photographs, comprised of various single images, acts as a visual language. Focal planes shift, panel by panel. This sequencing of photographs and shifting of focal planes allows me the luxury of guiding the viewer across the photograph, directing their eye; an effect which could not be achieved through a single image.
I continually aspire to represent the spaces we inhabit, relationships we create, and the objects with which we surround ourselves. I hope the messages the photographs deliver speak to the personal as well as the universal experience. I find the enduring power and the sheer ability of a photograph to express a thought, a moment, or an idea, to be the most powerful expression of myself, both as an artist, and as an individual.