Witness In Or Time
A book that journeys through the historical lives of Photojournalists.
Get their side of the story and why they photographed.
This class: Is an exploration into the use of the photographic image in
narrative / documentary form.
Story ideas, research and visual execution are addressed.
Students will create text as a companion to their photo essays.
Narrative: a spoken or written account of connected events; a story.
Editorial: the commissioning or preparing of material for publication.
Books for inspiration
|The Photograph as Contemporary Art
Nearly two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture. This book provides an introduction to contemporary art-photography, identifying its most important features and themes. Showcasing Genzken, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Thomas Demand, Nan Goldin, and Sherrie Levine to emerging talents such Walead Beshty, Jason Evans, Lucas Blalock, Sara VanDerBeek, and Viviane Sassen.
|The Photographer's Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas
The best way to learn is by doing. The Photographer's Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories and anecdotes from many of the world's most talented photographers and photography professionals. Inside you will find advice for better shooting and editing.
|1.||Project #1: Altered Landscape - Due February 10||150 points|
|2||Project #2: Photojournalist in-class Presentation||100 points|
|3.||Project #3: Narrative Editorial Concept - your choice - ideas Due Januauray 20||450 points|
|4.||Project #4: Research Paper - Due March 24||100 points|
|5.||Class Participation||100 points|
|6.||Readings/exhibitions/quizzes/critique paper||100 points|
List of Art concepts to keep in mind while making your images: Download art list
Project #1: Altered Landscape (15% of grade)
Here are some ideas: Download PDF
February 10: The project is due and must be printed in a finished form for critique.
As a group we will choose one of the prints for inclusion in a group portfolio to hang in a display case. You will need to print and matt this image at 16”x24” by February 17th. Submit a CD / DVD to the instructor of all the finished images at mid-term. No low-resolution image please.
Critique Paper (10% of grade)
Southeast Museum of Photography
Lecture and Closing Reception: Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Open until Saturday, February 4, 2017
SNAP! Orlando: Posing Beauty in African American Culture
Opening ceremony: Friday, January 13
open until Friday, Feb 10
Project #2: In-Class Presentation of a Photojournalist (10% of grade)
Project #3: Narrative Concept - your choice (45% of grade)
Due: January 20: Bring subject ideas to class for discussion. (5points)
Due: January 27: Finalize and submit a proposal, outlining your idea for the narrative project to the instructor. (10points)
Due: April 22:
There’s a special recipe to be a “real” photojournalist, and it’s not just the “trained” or “expert” eye but rather the sheer hours put into each assignment and the ability to sustain a thought, image, or impulse through a number of images, not just a single snapshot.
You are expected to keep notes for your project, (meetings, conversations, impressions, names of subjects, contact information etc.) This will help you when composing your essay, and research paper.
Critiques will be scheduled throughout the semester. Be prepared to present work every other week (you will be in group A or B). You will be working on the final project throughout the semester and will present new work every other week on that project (not on project 1 or 2). Work prints are ok for the critiques. Digital files presented on the projector are acceptable for critiques as well.
Project #4: Research Paper (10% of grade)
Due: March 24
Different than the essay you write for your concept of your final project.
You will develop a 750 word paper around issues and themes that are relevant to your photo documentary project #3. Writing a paper such as this will help in your career if you are thinking of being an artist. You can use parts of the paper when talking with viewers of your work so you sound informed and intelligent about your work. Also if you are submitting photographs to a gallery.
In-Class Participation (10% of grade)
Note: Modification of the assignments and schedule is sometimes warranted. The instructor reserves the right to change work requirements and schedule as necessary. It is the student’s responsibility to make note of these changes. Any changes will be discussed in-class. If you are absent you are liable for this information from a colleauge in class.
Flickering Out article, the hardships of talking about your work. The hardships of hiring photographers. Is it about making good photo/stories or about making money? But.. we tend to remember still images, not moving ones... http://www.antoninkratochvil.com/
Inspirational Landscape fine art photographers
Inspirational documentarian photographs
Inspirational documentarian fine art photographers
Insirational video documentary
Top Photographer with Nigel Barker (who is Nigel barker? http://www.nigelbarker.tv)
SPE Conference - Society for Photographic Education
March 9-12 (Spring Break)
Register before Jan 2
The Best Art Residencies for Photographers: https://www.format.com/...
Enlarge Photos with Perfect Resize
Fractal Interpolation software that matches the properties of its nearest pixel. I found it looks like sort of a trianlge pattern when inspected close up.