Checkpoint: Comparing our Photos with Our Master Photographer

This is a good time to compare the photos you have taken with photos taken by the photographer you are trying to emulate. What elements do the photos have in common? How would you describe the theme and style of your photos? Perhaps you notice that your photos actually tie into another photographers style better than your original photographer. If this is the case, you may wish to switch your chosen photographer.

I have grouped some student photos with the photographers whose style they match below.

William Eggleston (student photos by Giacomo and Alyssa):

 

David Bailey (student photos by Mabel):

 

Yusuf orginally planned to mimic David Bailey, but Yusuf’s sophisticated sense of color better ties in with Steve McCurry’s photos.

Steve McCurry (student photos by Yusuf and Barry):

Today we will:

  • create a new blog post with the following:
    • the best photos taken from this unit so far
    • similar photos by the master photographer you are emulating
    • the answers to the following questions
      • How would you describe the theme and style of your photos?
      • What elements do the photos have in common?
      • What elements do the photos have in common?
      • Is there another photographer whose style matches yours? If so, why?
      • What changes should you make on our last shooting day to round out a solid series? (If you would like to change your photographer, briefly describe your new photographer’s style and include 3 to 5 photos to illustrate how it better matches the photos you have taken.)
      • Name a few shots you would like to get on our last shooting day.
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