The 2012-13 school year brought me to the holy grail of high school art departments. I’m currently working with some of the most talented and hard-working art teachers in the county – including my high school photography teacher, Kim!
This year, in addition to teaching Photography, I’ve taken on Studio Art & Design and Adaptive Art, which is a BRAND SPANKING NEW program for which we are the pilot school. I’m super happy, excited, thrilled, and humbled to have been chosen to teach these students.
The web site took a hit this year. One quarter turned into one semester, and up the dust began to pile. We’re in the home stretch – better late than never – and I think that neglecting to share some of this work with the world would be very not cool. Because of that, expect an overload of artistic awesomeness to follow in the coming weeks.
Here’s the last batch of work for you all until the fall. Enjoy!
For Romanticism, students created photographs that emphasize drama, horror, elegance, glamour, and power. Photographs shot in the style of Romanticism sometimes use “Hollywood” lighting techniques to emphasize subject matter and mood. Images shot with natural light utilize the “magic hour” – when the light shines through the clouds and trees in the most beautiful way.
SUPER quick update to highlight a very small portion of the amazing work my kids have been doing in the last month. The images that follow have been created by Photography 2 and Photography 3 students.
A photograph cannot be made without light. Light is both the photographer’s closet friend and (as many photo students will one time personally experience) his most destructive enemy.
Sometimes, however, we can use our enemy to our advantage. For this assignments, students learned a new technique, the Sabatier Effect, or Solarization, in which they exposed their print with light during the development process. This is a big no-no. This technique was discovered quite accidentally.
“We don’t make mistakes, we make happy accidents.” -Bob Ross
The latest Photography 1 assignment challenged students to turn their camera onto their community; where live, work, and go to school. In this post, and two posts coming, you will see the students’ community from their perspective. With this assignment, students learned several new techniques: shutter and aperture priority, stop action, panned action, blurred action.They’ve explored little, hidden corners, the people around them, the landscape, and the things that surround them. Enjoy!