Close All Laptops Please
In future lectures, only the back half of the class may use their laptops.
P01 This Week
For today, you should have come up with:
- Concepts or ideas to be expressed visually
- Two stances for each concept
- Some research on the topics
You are not required to complete and submit weekly items, but we will often use them in class. Plus it makes your work easier!
P01 Next Week
By next week's lecture, you should:
- Have five different sketches (at minimum) of how the photos you take might look
- Composition of the photos
- Content of the photos
- How to make your stance as clear as possible
- Have selected a stance
- Have argued why you want to pursue that stance
As we will talk about next week, your photo's content does not have to be directly of what you are trying to communicate.
Iterate Iterate Iterate
How much should we?
You should never stop!
How to Cite Images
The APA edition
Creator. (Year). (Role). Title [Media].
Hawryshkewich, Andrew. (Photographer). (2014). Photo of a chair [Photograph].
- Please make sure what you are submitting is:
- Your own work (all sketches must be rendered by you)
- Is not hateful
- Is appropriate for a university setting
- Could be considered professional in quality
Any P01 questions?
How Many Creatives?
How many of you would consider yourselves 'creative' in one way or another?
The Long Game
"Why Leonardo Da Vinci was no genius."
Taking one of your concepts, sketch out five different images that could convey it.
- Design principles
With your neighbour, discuss your initial sketches.
- Talk about:
- Can we interpret them clearly?
- Where is our attention directed?
- Convey a focus through:
- Shot length
One tool through which you can clarify the focus.
- Ranges from:
Extreme Long-shot & Long-shots
Useful for establishing a setting.
May include some of the subject
Allows us to see all of the subject.
Uses some parts of the subject, though we still feel like we are seeing the whole.
A feature of the subject takes up the frame.
A small detail of a feature takes up the frame.
Can help set a tone or location of the shot.
- Can include:
We are looking up at the subject, which creates a sense of superiority or credibility.
We are looking down at the subject, which creates a sense of isolation or inferiority.
We are on the same level as the subject, which creates a sense of equality.
The subject is tilted, which creates a sense of unease or desparation.
We are looking from the character's point of view, which creates a sense of embodiment.
What do they mean?
"Selfie with my teacher while she having contractions :D"
It helps to establish what is the focus and how it is focused.
- What is in the frame?
- What do you want us to focus on?
- How many elements are there?
- How do you direct our focus?
Rule of Thirds
A guideline in which important areas of focus are aligned with a 3x3 grid applied to the image.
The Long Game
"The missing chapter."
Taking your earlier sketches revise your sketches, using further photographic compositional techniques.
- Shot length
Think before you hit the Instagram
Filtered with picfull (free online photo editing)
Taking Better Photos
Some tips and pointers
- Rule of thirds
Rule of Thirds
You will have until next Thursday at 2:30pm to complete the quiz on Canvas.
- Please note:
- You will only have 30 minutes to complete the quiz
- There will be 10 questions based on weeks 1-2 (readings and lectures)
- You will only get one attempt per question
How to Submit P01
Andrew will now demonstrate.
- Some pointers
- Make sure your ideas are clearly presented
- Submit only one PDF file
- Process should give us sufficient detail to understand
- Ensure we can see the sketches reasonably clearly
For next week
Project 01 is due before lecture!
- Complete the quiz
- Bring a camera to next week's lecture
How something can be worth a 1000 words.
How to Contact Andrew
- Office Hours:
- Thursdays 1:30-2:20pm outside of SSC B9201
- Tuesdays from 12:30-1:20pm on the SFU Surrey mezzanine
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 778.782.9747
- Office: Room 2816 (SFU Surrey)SFU Surrey)