This unit utilizes Photoshop with student's own photographs of nature. The project is a series of 3 photographs (relating to nature) that emphasize a colored focal point against a black and white background.
Teachers can also incorporate the life and art of Ansel Adams to further enrich the experience as laid out in the lesson plan. Upon completion, students will culminate their experience in a written peer reflection described in the lesson plan.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS UNIT:
-Photoshop 7.0 or higher
-Rubber cement (for mounting)
-Poster board (for mounting)
ALL DOCUMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
*Color Emphasis Assignment Description Sheet (for student use).
*Color Emphasis Instruction Sheet (with screen shot images for each step of the project on Photoshop--for student or teacher use).
*Color Emphasis Lesson Plan (includes Key Learnings, Main Activity, Materials Needed, Objectives/National Visual Arts Standards, Resources, Cross Curricular Connections, Assessments utilized, and a page of helpful tips to use throughout the lesson with an extension activity).
*Color Emphasis Rubric (includes 5 criteria- each worth 20 points and includes a section for the student to rate themselves as well as a section for the teacher to rate the student. On a scale from Excellent-20, Good-19-18, Average-17, and Needs Improvement-16 or below).
*Color Emphasis Sample Images (A series of 3 images to print out and display)
(Each document includes an editable Microsoft Word document as well as a PDF version).
This project is a great way to incorporate the use of a series in photography as well as the principle of emphasis. This also gives students a opportunity to show off their nature photographs which always tend to be a favorite.