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Creative Learning Through Photography

Teaching artist: Jennifer Ramos

Students will learn how to operate a camera and develop a way of seeing, which will enable the student to develop a personal photographic style. The goal of this experience is to offer a new way to appreciate a student's familiar environment and to share that with others as art, educational tool, resource/content. We will discuss intellectual property and copyright, some of the ways photography can be made profitable, photography-related jobs, influential photographers of the past, and find fun ways we can use photography in our lives.

Portraits without faces
As a class, looked at examples of portraits without faces. Additionally, we looked at Magritte paintings as examples.

Portraits without faces

DIY filters 2/10/16
Use various materials (old negative, orange cellophone, cut pieces of hosiery... the calss constructed filters to be use with their point-and-shoot cameras.

DIY filters 2/10/16

Flat Classmate Project
After providing the background related to the Flat Stanley story, students were instructed to pose their subjects and photograph them in a way that separates them from their background.

Flat Classmate Project

Sleeve Face
Album cover portrait project, the purpose of which is have the students work as teams, promotes cooperation while lining up the album sleeve properly so that it works well in a photo. The goal is to substitute the student's with that of an album-cover sleeve.

Sleeve Face

Visit to Texas State Cemetery
The class took a walking field trip to the Texas State Cemetery.

Visit to Texas State Cemetery

Levitation Photography
After watching a video and viewing a website, students were told to jump as though standing sill. Upper body needs to remain calm while appearing to be floating (which requires leaving the ground.

Levitation Photography

Class project - six expressions of emotion
After going over the 6 basic expressions/emotions, students took turns as subject and photographer, encouraging facial expressions - one normal and one being a specific emotion.

Class project - six expressions of emotion

Viewpoint/Perspective
Students worked on viewpoint and framing.

Viewpoint/Perspective

Small Objects as Subjects
Students chose from a variety of objects to photograph. They were asked to pay special attention to composition and perspective.

Small Objects as Subjects

5-in-1 reflector
Students took turns using a 5-in-1 reflector/diffuser as a light modifier.

5-in-1 reflector

stock/documentary photography
(classroom setting) I created and distributed a word find (photography-related).

stock/documentary photography

Little E.A.S.T. 2015

Little E.A.S.T. 2015

 

4-H Photography

Teaching artist: Nathan Tucker

"The 4-H photography project encourages self-expression and teaches proper use of photographic equipment as well as an overview of the history of photography. Photography provides opportunities for career exploration and encourages leadership skills that promote positive youth development. Participants will acquire life skills through project participation essential for becoming an active, skilled, productive and responsible citizen. They will also develop an understanding from 4-H project training and experiences which can assist them in the future for choosing and preparing for a job."

 

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