Flat Stanley

Who is Flat Stanley?
Flat Stanley is a 1964 children's book written by Jeff Brown (1926 – December 3, 2003) and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer. It is the first in a series of books featuring Stanley Lambchop, a completely flat boy.

What is the Flat Stanley Project?
The Flat Stanley Project was started in 1995 by Dale Hubert, a third grade schoolteacher in London, Ontario, Canada. Students make paper "Flat Stanleys" (or pictures of the Stanley Lambchop character) and keep a journal for a few days, documenting the places and activities in which Flat Stanley is involved.

How does this relate to Photo?
This is a fun way to practice the manual controls on the camera and bracket for the first time.

Assignment: Flat Stanley for Photo 1

Your challenge is to color your own Flat Stanley in Photoshop, and then take 10 photos of it in 10 different locations around the school, bracketing all 10 photos (a minimum of 30 photos total).

Dimensions:     Minimum of 30 digital Files

Duration: 1-2 class periods

Criteria: Methods, Tools, and Techniques
      1. Demonstrate an understanding of the manual setting on the camera.  
      2. Bracket each photo to ensure good exposure.  
      3. Focus each photo

Key Vocabulary/Considerations:


Bracketing is the method of taking 3 exposures of each photo.  The first will be at the recommended exposure combination (as seen on the light meter or the exposure calculator).  The second will have slightly more light than the first (adjust the aperture OR shutter speed).  The third will have slightly less light that the first (adjust the same control as you did with #2).

Extra points for creativity!!