An exploration of depth of field.Assignment
: Shoot a photograph where one part of the photograph is emphasized for a specific reason in order to tell a narrative, manipulating the aperture to achieve a narrow depth of field. You must utilize a persona prop for this assignment
Dimensions: One digital photograph, 20 drafts
Communication and Expression
- The emphasized portion of the photograph must act as a clue to the content of the photograph, allowing viewers to read the narrative correctly
Design, Layout, and Composition
- A portion of the photograph is emphasized through the use of a small depth of field
- There is a clear distinction about what is emphasized (focused, clear) vs. what is not
- Demonstrate an understanding of visual devices, including the Composition Guidelines, positive and negative shape relationships, visual balance, emphasis points, contrast, surface activity, and tension
- Design choices should be intentional, not random
Methods, Tools, and Techniques
- Good exposure must be achieved by changing the shutter to adjust to a larger lens opening (small f/number)
- Take a minimum of 35 photos to achieve one final photographs.
Critique and Reflection
- Reflect upon your work and align your intentions with the final photographs.
- Give appropriate and constructive feedback to your peers
A personal prop must be used. We see it all the time.Considerations/Art Problems:
Key Vocabulary: Narrative: a story
- Do not use meaningless objects; rather, make careful, considered choices in creating your image and content
- Explore distance and proximity—how can getting close (or far) rearrange and influence the visual?
- Attempt to set up a relationship between the blurred and focused areas of the photograph to strengthen your narrative.
Depth of field: zone of acceptable sharpness extending in front of and behind the point on the subject which is exactly focused by the lens