This is part of my award winning AP 2D Design curriculum which has resulted in 100% passing rate for my students. The curriculum is designed to be completed in one year using digital photography as the main medium.
I assign weekly Breadth assignments first semester to build skill. Students use a point and shoot digital camera but these projects could easily be done on a high quality phone as well. This handout is designed to be given to students and completed in one week. I have a semester worth of handouts that build student knowledge of the elements and principles of design. Students then work on their Concentration and Quality sections of the AP portfolio second semester.
This handout includes an introduction to Value and Contrast, written reflection questions,critique and a scoring guide for students.
I have modified the assignment for the general public. In my class, students post their work online in a private Facebook group and comment on each other's work there. I have left that component out of the handout so that teachers can decide if they want to have students print or post their work.