stuart murdoch
Photography Instructer

Self portraiture and compositing

Project Published 1/16/14 Last updated on 2/28/20

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.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer



Photoshop or Elements

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Ken Storch

Posted on 2/4/14 8:31:06 PM 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 8/11/14 9:16:54 AM 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 2/4/14 12:26:34 PM 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 8/11/14 9:17:20 AM Permalink

How did they go?