21
Apr
09

This Week’s Assignment: Mid Term: Snack Time

Digital Photography 2 – Mid Term Project

 

SNACK TIME

Scenario

Your school newspaper editor is seeking to showcase a photograph for a feature article about teen food choices.  You are a photographer for your school newspaper.  The editor has requested that you photograph a food item or group of items that interest teenagers.  The selected photograph must be in sharp focus and draws the viewer into the image.  The photograph must also display a strong focal point, rule of thirds, and utilize shallow depth of field.  In addition you are required to show a contrast of light and dark values that will emphasize the food item or items to the target audience.

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The newspaper editor requires the following elements in your photograph of a food item or items.

  • The subject is in sharp focus
  • Use of the rule of thirds in composing the focal point
  • A demonstration of shallow depth of field
  • A range of values; cast shadows and highlights and/or reflection through the use of directional lighting techniques
  • A finished, edited and retouched image that is 1200 pixels wide by 900 pixels tall at a resolution of 240

 

In addition to the photo the  newspaper editor requires you to create a Word Document with the following information present:

  • Describe in detail how you used and/or created
    • Rule of thirds to emphasize the focal point
    • Shallow depth of field
  • Give one example of how you used directional studio lighting techniques or computer software to create contrast and a range of values for shadows, highlights and reflection
  • Describe in detail the food items used and why you placed them in that arrangement.
  • Use photographic/compositional visual arts vocabulary correctly

 Resources: Check out each link to figure out which food you will take a picture of. Make it be a kind of food that is unique to you and or your culture.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

 

General Composition

http://www.amateursnapper.com/photography/10-top-photography-composition-rules

 

Depth of Field

http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-get-shallow-depth-of-field-in-your-digital-photos

 

http://www.diyphotography.net/depth_of_field

 

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/depth-of-field.htm

 

 

Food Photography

 

http://digital-photography-school.com/food-photography-an-introduction

 

http://digital-photography-school.com/food-photography-tutorials

 

http://digital-photography-school.com/food-photography-techniques-and-tips

 

http://www.foodportfolio.com/blog/

 

http://veganyumyum.com/2008/09/food-photography-for-bloggers/

 

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2008/04/my_food_photogr.html

 

http://www.shutterbug.com/features/1204insider/

 

FLICKR GROUPS – to see some photos

 

http://www.flickr.com/groups/fruitandveg/

 

http://www.flickr.com/groups/ilovefood/

 

http://www.flickr.com/groups/food-i_cooked-i-made_this/

 

http://www.flickr.com/groups/afoodphotograpyexperience/

 

http://www.flickr.com/groups/foodphotography/

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