Photography / Lightroom Project
Objective: To use Lightroom and basic Photoshop tools to create a series of photographic responses to the film Watermark. You will make 5 photographs that investigate your personal relationship with water, landscape and the drought.
You can use any of the techniques we have discussed in class to illustrate this idea; including night photography, black and white, combined images and panoramas.
For more information on the film: References: http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/site_contents/Films/Watermark_Film.html
Goal: to use Lightroom’s exposure adjustments with your photographs.
I am looking for photographs that show an understanding of basic lighting principles and an understanding of how aperture and shutter speed can control an image.
You are expected to be conscious of the lighting and the mood it creates for every image.
Which techniques that you have learned this semester are the best for conveying your mood and feelings to the viewer?
Shoot a minimum of 200 different photographs based on the your response to the Watermark film and a thoughtful consideration of the role of water in your daily life.
Import your images to the computer.
Create a digital contact sheet of your photographs using Lightroom.
Upload your digital contact sheet to the server for peer review.
After peer review, pick your best 25 and create a collection.
We will review your top images and edit it down the top 5 best compositions.
1. In the Library Module, choose 25 of your best composed photographs and place them in a Collection titled “Project 4- Water”
2. In the Develop Module, we will create an efficient and concise work flow. Please see Work-flow PDF for details.
Among the tools we will investigate are:
Crop Overlay / Graduated Filter / Adjustment Brush / White Balance
Tone Curve Panel / Lens correction / Histogram / Burning and Dodging
HSL & Black and White
Export your catalog and 5 edited exposures to the server.
We will print and mount your top 5 images for critique.