Quarter 2: ELEMENTS OF ART

Quarter 2 is centered around seven projects that correspond to the seven Elements of Art: Line, Color, Shape, Texture, Value, Space, and Form/Size. These projects will begin to show you how photographers use certain elements in photos to capture the viewers attention. Each project will be a combination of new photography, photoshop, and creative skills.

Line MAZE

Project

Line in photography is one of the strongest elements a photographer can use. It guides the viewer through the photograph and directs their eye on specific subject matter. This 

Project introducing you to all types of lines: Straight, Curved, Diagonal, and Leading. You will use a minimum of ten line images to create a "pathway" or maze in a single image. Using Photoshop you will combine the images and use the eraser, and Free Transform tools to put the images together. 

Letter Shape

Project

Developing the "Photographic Eye" can be a tricky thing to do. This project will help you to see shapes all around you! Like the example to the right you will create an ABC Image of various shapes found in the real world.

Using Photoshop you will learn how to select a specific area and  remove the color from that area. 

Developing the "Photographic Eye" can be a tricky thing to do. This project will help you to see shapes all around you! Like the example to the right you will create an ABC Image of various shapes found in the real world.

Using Photoshop you will learn how to select a specific area and  remove the color from that area. 

For this assignment you will need two images. one of  a subject and one of a texture. Textures can be found just about anywhere. Clothes, brick walls, dirt, trees, peeling paint, fabrics. Textures can add unique effects on a subject and add to the "feeling of the image"

Texture Overlay

Project

Space is a tricky Element of Art to master in photography. when used right it can lead to very creative and interesting effects. when we talk about space most of the time we are talking about "empty space" or an area that does not have a subject in it. Because this area is empty it makes the subject more interesting. For this project you will almost certainly need a tripod and a lot of pre-thinking to get a cool effect.

Lost In Spaces

Project

Value is one of the foundational elements of art and photography. However, many times it is often overlooked. Value is the difference between the lightest white and the darkest black. one of the greatest photographers of all time angel adams developed a scale to show value. You will take a picture in black & White and use the eyedropper tool to fill in the scale. (It might be harder than you think!)

Value Scale 

Project

Ansel Adams 

Research Project

In this quarter's research project you will explore the life and work of Ancel Adams, the most famous photograph to ever live. He is known for his beautiful black and white images of famous national parks and nature scenes. 

In this project you will be playing around with space and creating a 3d like effect with one of your pictures. Follow the instructions below. Make sure to choose and engaging picture that goes well with the effect. 

Form Pop-Up Project

Color Wheel

Project

This project is pretty simple, use the template below, elect the color and replace it with an image you took. See if you can complete the color wheel with a variety of unique images!