Before beginning the Discussion Board, be sure to view the supplement Web Link Elements of Art & Principles of Design.
Be sure to remember the Discussion Board deadline. The link will no longer be available when the Discussion Board is due.
Create Your Photograph:
Take a photo that you think is artistic. Do not use someone else's already existing photo. Your are more than welcome to utilize apps on your phone or software such as Photoshop to manipulate your photo. The Tape Lady featured above was solarized, for example. Perhaps it's the lighting, angle, or general composition that make you feel what you captured is artistic. Either is valid. Bottom line, be creative and have fun.
Refer to Chapters 2 and 3 in your textbook. Chapter 2 discusses the Visual Toolbox. Chapter 3 discusses what are referred to as the Principles of Design. Provide a visual analysis of your very own photo, making use of the principles and terms that you feel apply to your image. Remember to use terms from both Chapters 2 and 3.
How do these visual tools and principles make your photograph visually effective?
Your Discussion Board experience will come in three parts:
Part 1: Take an artstic photo. Manipulation via app is optional. Attach the photo to your thread. Avoid using huge file sizes, they may not upload into BB.
Part 2: Post your thoughts describing how the Visual Toolbox and Principles of Design make your photo visually effective in a short essay format. If you wish to tell us a little about your photo, that is fine, but remember that the purpose of this assignment is to provide a visual analysis.
Part 3: Respond to a minimum of two other student Posts.
Points will be distributed in this manner: Your initial Post can earn you up to 10 points, and each response is worth up to 5 points max. Maximum points is 20. Extraordinary posts and responses will be rewarded with extra points, making totals larger than 20, but no more than 24 points. Poor spelling and grammar will result in the loss of points.
*The purpose of this exercise is to promote critical thinking. Be sure to provide detailed and supportive answers. One word answers like "cool, awesome, lol" are not sufficient.You will be graded on the quality of your posts and responses. Failure to respond to at least 2 posts will cost you points. Be mindful and polite to one another, and more importantly, be creative and have fun.