IB High Contrast Photos

This homework assignment is designed to generate more work for your process portfolio and also syncs well with our current in class assignment.

By contrast I mean a visual contrast; a strong difference in color, texture, or value.

If you wish to explore a contrast in visual meaning or subject, that is fine, but try to really hone in on the aesthetic side rather than the content or meaning side of the work.

Some examples of what I am talking about, drawn from art historical as well as contemporary sources.  The examples I chose are predominantly black and white, but color photos can work as well:

Additional Things to Know

  • For this assignment I want you to turn in a total of 5 different photos that demonstrate high contrast.  That will give us the ability to go through your photos and select your best ones to use for your portfolio.
  • Try to keep all your editing down to what you see through the lens of your camera.  You may crop after the fact, but don’t Photoshop, add filters, or in other ways manipulate your image.
  • Look for strong juxtapositions, where the objects/values/colors/textures are in close positions to each other.

This is due Tuesday, 2/18, by 11:00 p.m.  Place these photos in their own folder (that you make) within your Process Portfolio sub-folder.  This is a formative grade.

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