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Self portraiture and compositing

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 by stuart murdoch Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
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Arts, Photography
Age Levels
17-18, Post-Secondary
Products Used
  • Photoshop
  • Photoshop Elements


collaged self portrait

In this lesson, students are shown the basics of Photoshop and mask an image consisting of 3 self portraits together, they are encouraged, to do any of the following

  • make a statement
  • be funny
  • tell a lie
  • show another side of themselves

Amongst other things. The students are first shown examples then given a camera and tripod and working in pairs complete the project in class.

3 hours total.

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ISTE NETS·S Standards
Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts



Photoshop or Elements

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All Comments (4)

Ken Storch

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 - Permalink

In my college population, paired projects rarely work due to personal scheduling.

What benefits do you find from that aspect of the project?

stuart murdoch

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 - Permalink

Well it's simple really, one poses the other presses the shutter on the camera, and that's the only reason we pair students up. Hope this helps?

Tim Bateup

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 - Permalink

I like this idea! I will give it a crack in my year 10 class tomorrow and see how it goes. I think the kids will really like it.

stuart murdoch

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 - Permalink

How did they go?