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3.5: Constructed for the Camera Assignment

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    Purpose and Description

    For this project, students are challenged to take a different approach to photography than previously discussed. Instead of going out into the world to take photographs of what you find or observe, you will think more like a director overseeing every aspect of the photograph. Explore how your stylistic choices paired with intentionally selected subjects can reveal larger themes and conceptual thinking.

    • 6–8 digital files – PSD or TIFF:
      • Layered with your edits
      • Named according to specified file conventions (i.e. Lastname_ConstrucedforCamera01.psd) 
    • 6–8 inkjet prints you made in our digital lab
    • Technical success of the images and Camera Raw retouching:
      • Shot on Manual Mode
      • Subject is sharp and in focus
      • Proper exposure
      • Appropriate depth of field, shutter speed
      • ISO between 100–400
      • Correct white balance
    • Successful compositions that address the elements of design and concept:
      • Images work together as a series
      • Images demonstrate a relationship between concepts and visual form

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