HRD Detail & Drama
- Learn a new digital photography technique
- Effectively CREATE emotion in a photograph that doesn’t require a figure in the composition.
Remember: Use a design process to develop an understanding of skills and a plan that will result in a purposeful solution.
Create your new project page titled HDR. Now copy and paste the following as you will need to complete and correctly document these 7 steps on the your design process:
- Understand the Problem
- Research and Investigate
- Generate Possible Solutions
- Select AND DEVELOP Best Solution
- Model and Prototype (Create)
- Test and Evaluate
- 2 HDR compositions
- Fully documented creative process
- Create a composition that will benefit from this style of photography
- Research and TEST the technique; avoid the frustration of failed attempts on a technique you are unfamiliar with.
- CHALLENGE: Create emotion within a still-life or landscape composition that does not rely on the human element.
PROJECT REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTION
CHALLENGE: Create emotion within a still-life or landscape composition that does not rely on the human element.
Design Process STAGE 1: Understand the Problem
1. Significant research will be necessary to understand how and when to use the HDR technique.
- What is HDR?
- What makes it unique or special?
Design Process STAGE 2: Research and Investigate
Always record every resource either as a cited source or a linked resource with documentation on your project page.
2. Research thoroughly
- How do you create HDR images? (there are different techniques in Photoshop or Lightroom)
- What kind of compositions make effective use of HDR?
- When should HDR not be used?
Resource Starting Points:
- The Photo Argus
- 500px (check this one on your phone if needed)
- Digital Trends
- Lynda.com courses 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Design Process STAGE 3: Generate Possible Solutions
3. Brainstorm ideas for visual imagery representing elements of your topic — Show your brainstorming as idea webs, clouds, lists, found imagery, small sketches of elements (at least 25 ideas, words, elements required)
- Brainstorm: Where could I or should I travel to shoot my landscapes
- Brainstorm: Subjects or Props that could be used or pursued in a landscape composition
- When: Day and TIME are you going to shoot?
- Could or should you use a different lens? WHY?
4. Begin sketching thumbnail ideas for shapes space in your composition.
- Sketch at least 3 completely different composition ideas you want to pursue.
- Thumbnail sketches should be about 3″ sketches in a sketchbook.
- Designs should be considering your research and lessons covered.
- Consider possible color schemes that you can control or pursue.
Design Process STAGE 4: Select and Develop Best Solution
5. Select the best solution
- notate why you have chosen it
- Finalize a new detailed sketch of best solutions
- sketch the composition of entire design plan
- Detail possible color schemes
- Document what Principles and Elements you will utilize
Design Process STAGE 5: Model and Prototype (Create)
6. Begin the shooting
- Practice, develop or refine your composition and style.
- Execute your Plan.
Design Process STAGE 6: Test and Evaluate
7. Self-reflect on your design
- Evaluate and develop your images
- Consider digital techniques to further develop your composition
- Do you need to reshoot?
- Reflect of how your composition and concept is developing into a final product.
- How could you take it further?
- Ask others for their opinions and document the suggestions whether you agree with them or not.
- Refine or develop elements of the design that can be improved
Design Process STAGE 7: Produce
8. Export and Turn in the final high res compositions to print.
Publish the final images at the top of your Behance page and below each Image justify your choice of camera settings and comment on compositional attribute of your scenes.
- Turn file into the Coulson’s server
- Get final printed and matted
- Finalize Project Page with a full self-reflection
- what you learned
- Fill out and turn in your grade sheet
COMPLETE: You need a fully finished project page included all scanned sketchbook work with captions. Turn your your finished artwork to the Captain’s Server. Finally Paste the URL to your project page below and you may then click complete.
Great Work Visitor.
Amazing work, Visitor.
Go hang the finished piece on the Critique wall at the front of the classroom. Other’s need to see what you have accomplished.
- Matte or Mount for BONUS LOOT: Matte or Mount Bonus
BONUS Self Assessment Loot:
After completion of your project and project page documentation choose one of the appropriate self-assessments for yourself. Consider the skill, craftsmanship, originality, and composition of your final Product:
Over The Top Nailed It Good, But… At Least I Finished It