Goal: Overlay digital portraits with unrelated subject matter, generating contrast with surface texture, value and color. Consider the interplay of positive and negative relationships. Consider the interplay of light as individual layers vary in transparency.
Double Exposure Portraits by Sara K Bryne
Directions: (1) Produce a series of digital photographs of portraits (both side and frontal). (2) Produce a series of unrelated imagery such as vegetation, trees, architecture, industrial, etc. * Photos should be shot at the highest resolution that your digital camera will support.
Using Adobe Photoshop, import original digital photographs of portrait & unrelated subject matter. Use selection tools to create an outline of the portrait. Invert the selection tool to work on the background. Use the eraser and blending modes to integrate unrelated information into portrait image. Consider composition, interplay of positive & negative forms and background relationships.
Media Literacy: Demonstrate understanding of a variety of tools found in Adobe Photoshop: (1) Layer Pallet, (2) Selection Tools & (3) Blending Modes.
Digital Photographs: Producing original digital photographs that showcase clear closeup side and frontal portraits as well as a variety of unrelated subject matter that contrasts the surface texture of the portrait. ( *See class demo and works by Sara Bryne via links above for examples)
Originality: Produce a minimum of 10 overlay portrait studies. Your final collection of work should reflect creative original thinking. and a range of applied Photoshop solutions.
Composition: Final studies should demonstrate effective use of applied composition so as to create dynamic visual relationships between foreground and background layers.
Methods, Materials, and Techniques
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the methods, materials, and
techniques unique to the visual arts.
Elements and Principles of Design
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the
elements and principles of design.
Observation, Abstraction, Invention, and Expression
Students will demonstrate their powers of observation, abstraction,
invention, and expression in a variety of media, materials, and