Today we will finish editing our best photos and create a new blog post with 10-12 of our best, edited photos and a 250-word artist statement about our photo essay.
Some of you are doing a great job developing your own style. Look at some collections of photos below. How would you describe each artist’s style?
Links on How to Edit Photos in Photoshop
- Straightening a Crooked Image, Cropping, Levels
- Black & White vs. Color, How to Create a Composite Image
Artist Statement Brainstorming Questions
Begin by finishing the following sentence:
My view of Rochester is…
Ask yourself what you’re photographing
What does your photo essay express?
What makes your photo essay unique?
Ask yourself why you’re photographing it
What motivates you to create this photo essay?
What emotions or feelings are you trying to convey?
What does this photo essay mean to you?
Ask yourself how you’re doing it
What do you draw inspiration from?
What tools and materials do you use? (What type of camera? Are you using color or black and white? What type of lighting?)
How does your equipment and color mode choice affect the end product?
Consider your influences
What influences you (ex. Art, music, literature, politics, the environment)?
How have these influences made an impression on you?
How do these influences manifest themselves in your photo essay?
Try to be as specific as possible.
Determine what you want people to understand
What do you want people to take away from your photo essay?
What message or emotion are you trying to convey?
Today we will:
- Finish editing our best photos
- Create a new blog post with the following:
- 10-12 of our best, edited photos
- a 250-word artist statement about our photo essay