This past week’s exercise was all about seeing things differently. Students went outside with the intent of finding letters. The only rule was that students could not use letters that were parts of signs; they needed to look for shapes that formed letters. For fun, students then created collages of letters to create words.
Students spent time playing with reflective surfaces and learning how to produce a good reflection image.
Students practiced working with aperture, depth of field, and subject position to blur the background of an image to create bokeh effects. We discussed how to place your subject closer to you than the background, how to adjust aperture, and how to use portrait mode on a phone to create bokeh. Some students also delved into editing to create the background blur they were after.
Students took a few days to learn about creating black and white images – the strong shades of true black and true white and all of the shades of gray that fall in between. We started with simple edits of previous photos then set our focus on new images. The students then chose their favorite image from the group of 15 that they submitted. Please enjoy the slideshow!