- 10 Experience Points (XP)
- To develop an understanding of how an environment impacts a composition.
- To apply the use of a design process
- To explore compositions through the exploration of light and environment.
Can a shoe show personality?
It’s your challenge to decide.
Remember: All of our projects require documentation of your design process. Be sure you are very familiar with the design process as you begin any new challenge.
To begin this project now you may click Accept.
Create your new project page titled Portrait of Shoes (or something similar). Now copy and paste the following as you will need to complete and correctly document these 7 steps of your your design process:
- Understand the Problem
- Research and Investigate
- Generate Possible Solutions
- Select AND DEVELOP Best Solution
- Model and Prototype (Create)
- Test and Evaluate
- Use creative problem solving for an inspired and original solution
- Explore what a shoe can show or say
- Shoot numerous portraits of a shoe (40+)
- Use varying environments, light, color, angles, etc.
- create a 9 image final montage of unique shoe composition
- Document your entire process through notes, screenshots, sketches,
reflections and images on a Behance project page
PROJECT REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTION
Design Process STAGE 1: UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM
What is the assignment Requirments?
Why are we shooting photos of shoes?
- What is a story?
- How do we communicate in photography?
- What is the goal of these images?
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.
Investigate resources or details of techniques
- Still-life Photography
- Type of light you might want to use or create
- personal characteristics that could be shown through shoes
What does a boring photo of a shoe look like?
interesting resource of inspiration: old shoes |
Design Process STAGE 3: Generate Possible Solutions
Brainstorm: (at least 25 ideas, words, elements)
- Brainstorm what shoes you could use (yours or someone else’s?)
- Characteristics of shoes
- How could you utilize shoes in a composition?
- Environments you could explore
- How different light could be used
- Stories of a specific shoe??
Design Process STAGE 4: Select and Develop Best Solution
Detail the best solutions
Describe the details of images you plan to create
- Finalize 6-10 sketched plans of your best ideas
- details your colors
- show your angles
- define your light (direction, light source, intensity)
- composition (rule of thirds, balance)
- notate why you have chosen some of these details
- Photograph these sketches and notes then add them to your Behance page
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 .JPG and Print
- Turn file into the Coulson’s server
- Get final printed and matted
- Finalize Project Page with full self-reflection
- what you learned
- Fill our 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.
Shoe Portraits - Stage 2
Submit a URL
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:
- 10 Experience Points (XP)