Photo Assignment #1: Macro

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.

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Macro Photography Unit Outline

  • 4 shooting days (best 6-20 photos from each class uploaded to your blog)
  • 2 editing days (must post labeled before and after photos of any photos you edit to your blog at the end of each class)
  • 1 critique day (Thursday September 24 or Friday, September 25. Final blog post must be published by this date!)

Macro Photography Unit Final Blog Post Requirements

  • 10 high-quality, edited [if necessary] photos
    • photos show depth (do not simply photograph a flat subject such as a mural)
    • photos are technically sound (no over or underexposed areas, image is in focus, etc.)
    • photos are aesthetically appealing (follow the rule of thirds, colors work well together, visual elements within the photo display unity, clear focal point, etc.)
  • Minimum 150 word artist statement.
  • Click here for an example of a final photo blog post that received an A+

Here are some macro photographs taken by SOTA students:

Photo Credit: Jenny, Grade 12

Photo Credit: Jenny, Grade 12

Photo Credit: Deanna, Class of 2015

Photo Credit: Deanna, Class of 2015

Photo Credit: Marina, Grade 11

Photo Credit: Marina, Grade 11

Photo Credit: Yoshua, Grade 11

Photo Credit: Yoshua, Grade 11

Today we will:

  • Review how to use the class cameras, transfer images from the SD card to the computer, post photos to the blog, and clear the SD card
  • Spend about one period taking close-up photos outside
  • Publish a new blog post with the following:
    • the best 6-20 photos taken during today’s class
    • a few sentences describing what you like about the photos today, and what was challenging
  • Clear the memory card, remove the battery, return the camera to the bag, and plug the battery into an outlet to charge

If you have not yet emailed me (steph at stephlawson.com) the link to your blog, you need to do so ASAP.

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