Portrait_Banner copy.jpg
Portrait_Banner copy.jpg

Text Code Questions and Terms: Create a Google Doc to show your research and include the following in your notes. Use these colors to code your notes. Save to the class B1 Google Folder. B4 Google Folder

A: How do these artists make their portraits become true works of art, not just snapshots?

A: What lighting and compositional techniques are evident in the photographer's work?

A: How might their artwork influence your own?

V: Vocabulary you should know

?: Questions you have as you read, something you don't understand.

C: Connections to your own work and your own experiences. What does it remind you of?

Portrait Photography

Artists like Cindy Sherman, Annie Lebowitz, Imogene Cunningham, Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Robert Bergman, Bernice Abott, Arnold Newman, Timothy White,Julia Margaret Cameron and more have been inspiring people for years with their portraits of people. Everyday people, the artist in costume, famous people and models have all posed as subject and muse for these talented photographers. Use this list as a starting point and complete the following research.

Robert Bergman really awesome portraits of street people and homeless amongst others.

Here are some other sites to look at for famous photographers and their self portraits.

Here's another click here.

Click here to see 10 of the most famous portrait photographers.

Research photographic portraits and add your findings here.

  1. Click the plus sign by Pages and Files in the upper left. Name your page with your last name, portrait, so my page would be Bjork Portrait.

  2. Save 3 examples of outstanding photographic portraits and tell why you think they are good (use your art vocabulary, elements and principles to discuss),
    1. To save on the mac from the internet:
    2. Right click, save as, choose a folder on your directory or make a new one called Portrait and save into that folder.
    3. If images don't show up it means that the author of the image has it protected and it can't be copied.
    4. Try capturing it using GRAB, the application that does screen shots on the Mac. If you choose to use this though you have to save the image, then open in Photoshop and do a File-Save As check copy and then save as a jpg.
  3. Use Adobe Photoshop to combine your 3 images into one banner bar so you only have to upload one image instead of 3.

    • Do this by going to File>New>set up the resolution as 72, make sure it's in RGB, set the size to 14 inches wide by 5 inches tall. Click ok.
    • Then open your images that you've saved from the internet and pull them onto this document and save as a jpg.
    • Name it lastname port banner.jpg This will make it really easy to upload one image that contains the 3. If you keep the background white they will look like they're floating on the page.
  4. Explain what type of lighting (artificial: dramatic, flash, studio fill or natural: available, outside) If you need a review on lighting click here.

  5. Explain what type of compositional technique (leading lines, rule of thirds, framing, fill the frame, level horizon, focal point and point of view) the artist used to create their portraits.

  6. Tell who the artist is that shot the photo and the title of the image if available. If you use flickr.com images you may not get the actual name of the person so use their user name.

  7. Make sure you site the source where you got the photo (weblink not just google images. Need to list the actual site)

  8. Make sure you answer the analysis Questions from above!

  • A: How do these artists make their portraits become true works of art, not just snapshots?

  • A: What lighting and compositional techniques are evident in the photographer's work?

  • A: How might their artwork influence your own?

Make sure you link your name below when you have a saved page. To link highlight your name and then click LINK, choose the box that says PAGE NAME and type the exact name you gave your page including capitals and spacing you used. Then click ADD LINK box and click SAVE. Your name should be linked to the page you created. Remember your page has to have something on it in order for wiki to save and recognize it.

Make sure that you put the actual image into your post by using the file/image icon and inserting the actual image not a link.

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