Photographs: The Stories They Tell Is a picture worth a thousand words?
Iraqi War Children, 2008 http://www.earthportal.org/forum/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/iraqi-war-children.jpg
…Three Stories Three Families…
Think About It! • Three photos of families (same subject) • Arranged in different ways • Tell different stories
Lewis Hine “If I could tell the story with words, I wouldn’t need to lug a camera.”
Lewis Hine Hine’s documentary photographs changed child labour laws.
How do Images Tell Stories? An Analogy
Let Them Eat Cake • The same ingredients will make cake or cookies or play dough • Ingredients are combined in different ways to produce a variety of results
Is It Cake? Describe the… • Texture • Taste • Smell • Appearance
Design • Design is the language of art • Design elements are like baking ingredients • Design composition is similar to a recipe • Design principles are ways of describing the results
Line Shape Form Value Color Space Texture Design Elements
Unity Variety Dominance Rhythm Movement Balance Design Principles
Part 1 Take on the duties and assignments of a photojournalist Interpret and critique photographs Take on the duties and assignments of a graphic designer Develop a photography/design portfolio Your Tasks