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Written by MentorArtist on May 14th, 2012
Since March we’ve been working with 5th and 6th graders at Willow Creek Academy and following the Adobe Youth Voices Digital Design curriculum. In this workshop, students have been exploring various key concepts fundamental to digital design and also getting their feet wet learning how to take photos with digital cameras and edit them in Adobe Photoshop Elements.
This look ok to you?
Checking my framing
To set the stage, we started with media literacy, viewing a variety of visual examples to develop a common language and see, in full vibrancy, how subject to camera distances (close up, medium shot, long shot), composition, framing, and color play pivotal roles in photography. We leaped from critical analysis to hands on practice with our first exercise — creative portrait.
While taking the portraits, students were encouraged to explore the difference between the close up and long shot, to look what it’s in the frame, what’s left out and connect how technical choices pair with creative meanings.
It's a long shot and I feel alone
Do I look different in my close up? Reflection time
Posted in: Artists In Schools,Sausalito Marin City School Demonstration
Tags: Adobe Youth Voices, arts integration, digital photography, Kirthi Nath, New Media, Visual Arts, Willow Creek Academy, Youth in Arts
So glad we have this program up and running. Now let's get as many folks from YIA to (free!) training this summer at Bay Area Video Coalition: http://www.bavc.org/t3
Posted on: May 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Leave a reply
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