AP STUDIO ART Photography SUMMER ASSIGNMENT
NO. 3: GO SHOPPING! GET PHOTO SUPPLIES!
a. Journal or Notebook
Your journal is where you are going to plan projects: your light lay-outs, write down ideas and build concepts. I will ask to see your ‘thought-process’ and this is where and what I am asking for. Write down everything! Even if it is just a small, quick idea…write it down! *Unlined will probably be best for lay-outs.
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I personally recommend the Visual Journal Strathmore Series in either“Bristol Vellum or Mixed Media”. Keep in mind that the “Mixed Media” paper has the thickest paper and therefore has fewer sheets.
Or maybe you want a journal with toned paper, like black or gray. And pictures will pop off of it and you can write on it with a white gel pen? Whatever, suits you! Your Visual Journal should be your new best friend this summer. You need to carry it with you every day, everywhere! Draw in it, write in it, scribble it, paint in it, glue things into it, cut the pages , change the way the visual journal looks to make it look like your own book. At the end of the summer it should reflect YOU and your experiences throughout the summer. Work in your visual journal is an ongoing process that will help you make informed and critical decisions about the progress of your work.
b. GO TO AN CAMERA/PHOTO STORE or AMAZON!…and purchase the suggested materials on the supplies list below. Experiment with the suggested supplies and any other supplies you have. Keep your failures as well as successes. Don’t throw anything away! You’ll need these supplies to complete the summer assignments.
Durham: Camera Worx
On-Line: Amazon (prices below are approximations from Amazon)
- A brick of film = 10 rolls
- Kodak TMAX 400 ($54)
- Ilford HP5+ ($58)
- Ilford B&W Paper 8″ x 10″ Mulitgrade IV Pearl 100 pack (RC:Resin Coated) ($79)
- Archival Binder ($20)
- Negative Sleeves ($10)
- Tripod ($10-20)
- Ilford Antistatic Cloth ($12)
- Ilford Multigrade Contrast Filters ($45-50)
- X-acto blade with a cap
- Large glue stick
No. 4: PHOTO JOURNAL
Photo Journal Requirements:
• 10 journal entries • 5 photos for each (edited) • @ least 1 sentence for each
• all 1 post on WordPress, titled ‘PHOTO JOURNALS’ • above each entry give the topic name
- COLOR PLAY
- HAPPINESS & LAUGHTER
You may NOT use art you’ve made in another class- these must be NEW pieces!!!!
5 PHOTO JOURNALS COMPLETED & UPLOADED by July 17th
5 PHOTO JOURNALS COMPLETED & UPLOADED by August 14th
No. 5: Make some PHOTOS!
As an AP studio photographer, you are expected to submit quality artwork that can be comparable to artwork produced at the college level.
Your summer assignment is vital to the development of your AP Portfolio. It will add to the required AP sections: Quality, Concentration, & Breadth. In some cases, it will be a realization process for you to understand yourself better as an photographer.
Complete 2 Developed Works:
Go to the Breadth page of my AP website and go through ALL of the different Breadth assignments.
Each set of photographs need to show a at least of 8-10 hours of work to receive a passing grade.
•Craftsmanship of the highest quality –
•edges lined up, etc.
*You may NOT use art you’ve made in another class- these must be NEW pieces!!!!
You are expected to create 1 high quality, well- thought out piece of completed artwork throughout the summer. Do not put these off – you need to shoot in June or early July. We will meet sometime in late July or early August for a couple days, so you can develop your film and prints. IF YOU CAN CREATE MORE STUDIO PROJECTS FROM THIS LIST BELOW, THEN DO SO, YOU WILL ONLY BE HELPING YOURSELF COMPLETE YOUR AP PORTFOLIO!
LIGHT STUDY –
- This project will help you create a lighting technique in your repertoire.
- You will take photos of 1 person and product (separately) using 24 different types of light.
- DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF – think about natural/artificial/hard/soft/bright/dull
- You must create @ least 24 different types of light and include @ least 1 do-it-yourself lighting technique or tool
- I suggest 1/2 portrait and 1/2 product (needs to be shoe size or bigger)
- This is a B&W, darkroom project
- Turn in 3 final images and your contact sheet
ABSTRACT ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES –
- This project will be loosely based on f/22 as a review project for the cameras and the darkroom in addition to your elements & principles
- You will shoot this project on film
- Turn in 3 final images and your contact sheet
- Line meets corner
- Rhythm in windows
- From where I stand
These last 3 need the use of a tripod:
- Light Painting
- Motion Blur
No. 6: UPLOAD your 1st BLOG!
Title for the posts are:
SUMMER ASSIGNMENT: Light Study
SUMMER ASSIGNMENT: Abstract Elements + Principles
Link to the WordPress instructions.
ALL PROJECTS MUST BE COMPLETED & UPLOADED BY August 14th.
A NOTE FROM MRS. ELLER:
Feel free to contact me over the summer, send images for input or critique, let me know what you are up to!
*Please do not call past 8:00, as I have small children with bedtimes!
Suggestions: Set a goal of having artwork of done by a certain date and then make yourself at end a second goal. If you do not do this, you may find yourself at the end of summer and scrambling to create “something” to hand in when school starts. Not the best way to start an AP portfolio. So some self-discipline is a big, big help!
Buddy up with another student taking AP Art and encourage/nag each other. It really does help. It’s too easy to get busy with other things and put off making ART!
Periodically search online for art being made by artists in the media or subject you are working in. I often look at work by contemporary artists – it can give me ideas or help to motivate me to work on my latest piece.
Award Winning Scholastic Art: http://www/artandwriting.org/Galleries
DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.