Quarter 4: Building Your Portfolio

Quarter 4 is the first step in building your professional Photo website. This project will eventually become your capstone project in your senior year. This first step will be based around branding and building your website as well as practicing with three different professional photography areas: Studio, Portraiture, and architectural Photography. 

In this challenge you will develop two distinct logos that will represent your photography company. One will be your name and one will be a company name. 

Developing a Logo

Your online portfolio will define you as a photographer and also be the first and in most cases only thing people see when looking to hire you. In this challenge we will be building the inital website that you will add to as you progress through your major.

Design Your Website

In this challenge you will be using the studio to take low key and high key images of people. You will need a minimum of five low key images and five high key images to add to your website.

Studio Photography

In this challenge you will be using a mix of ambient and artificial light to create great outdoor portraits. The subject is key and how that subject interacts with the environment.

Outdoor Portrait 

Photography

For this challenge you will be creating a single page double sided "cheat sheet." Create this using Photoshop putting a minimum of 20 studio poses on one side and 20 outdoor portrait poses on another 8.5x11. I will print these off and laminate them for you!

Pose Cheatsheet

For the last part of the quarter you will be focusing on your portfolio concentration. In this section of the website you will be creating 12 images with the same theme, idea, technique or subject. It is really up to you to begin to critically think about what you really love to photograph and your perspective on the world

Concentration

Photo III

 

Principles of Art

Repetition

Unity

Pattern

Porportion

Variety

Balance

Rhythm

Movement

Emphasis

Photo IV

Portfolio

Breadth

Concentration

Subject

Lighting

Lighting Setups

Photoshop Tools

Yearbook

Portfolio

Breadth

Concentration

Subject

Lighting

Lighting Setups

Photoshop Tools