New Photography Project: Color

Today we will start our color photography unit. This will be your last project of the year (and the last project at SOTA for seniors)!

Project Requirements

  • 150 word artist statement about project
  • 10-12 final strong, edited photos. At least one photo must represent each of the following color schemes:
    • Monochromatic (including many tints and shades of the same color)
      monochromatic
      teal_bokeh
      fashion_stairways_couple_red_d_2560x1920_artwallpaperhi.com
      red_Shoes
      sink_med_hr
    • Analogous (featuring similar colors that are next to one another on the color wheel)
      analogous
      analogous_blue_purple_desert
      analogous_red_orange_yellow
      analogous_blue_purple_green_flower
    • Complimentary (featuring two opposite colors that are directly across from one another on the color wheel)
      complementarycolours
      blue_orange_flower
      complementary_red_green
      pink_green_macaroons
    • Triadic (featuring three colors that are evenly spaced on the color wheel; ex. red, blue, yellow or purple, orange, green)
      triadic
      red_yellow_blue_umbrella
      butterfly_purple_orange_green
      red_yellow_blue_train

Things to avoid (you will not receive credit for photos that do any of the following things):

  • Photographs CANNOT be flat. They must show a depth of at least 3 to 5 feet. For example, do not merely take a photo of an artwork or mural:
    flat_mural
  • DO NOT just take a bunch of objects of certain colors and pile them together! Remember, it has to be a good photo in the first place, and show the specific color schemes as well.
  • DO NOT use photos you have submitted for a previous project.
  • Do NOT shoot into the sun. This will overexpose parts of your photograph while underexposing other areas, and is something you will not be able to fix in Photoshop:
    over_under_exposed

Today we will:

  • Take photos outside, trying to capture good examples of each of the following color schemes: monochromatic, triadic, analogous, complementary
  • Publish a new blog post with the best unedited photos you took today

Special Announcement

teachers_challenge5kInterested in running or walking a 5K (3.1 miles) to benefit SOTA?
Sign up for the Teacher’s Challenge 5K as part of the SOTA team.
The race takes place on Sunday, June 14th at 8:30 am at Ellison Park.

Ms. Lawson will be running it and challenges you to try to beat her.
Sign up here.

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