photoGRAPHIC

abstraction and typography

ABSTRACTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Ernst Haas

Andreas Gursky

Aaron Siskind

Jan Groover

John Coplans

Bill Brandt

Karl Blossfeldt

Tina Modotti

DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

Barbara Kruger

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Directions: In your sketchbook consider ways to finish the diptych in order to create a letterform by adding to it or mirroring the composition to identify a letter.

photo GRAPHIC

Directions: In your sketchbook consider ways to finish the diptych in order to create a letterform by adding to it or mirroring the composition to identify a letter.

photo GRAPHIC

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

STUDENT EXAMPLES

OBJECTIVE
You will shoot at least 24 images considering abstraction and the principles of composition in order to produce 4 final images – 2 where the letterform continues into the image and 2 where the letterform points out the same shape within the image.

The final photoGRAPHIC works will represent the consideration of digital photography including camera and digital editing techniques as well as typographic and design understandings.

SHOOTING
• Shoot

a digital roll of only 24 images

• Consider

all the Principles of Composition as well as the idea of abstraction in photography how images are cropped by the viewfinder but also know that they can be cropped or further edited after shooting

• Consider

EDITING
• Complete

the page

a digital contact sheet, allowing for extra room on

• Draw

on top of your thumbnails to add letterforms and decide on cropping as well as which photos will make successful typographic combinations 4 to use for the final photoGRAPHIC images

• Choose

PRODUCTION
• Create • Drag

a document that is 5” x 5” at 300 dpi

your photo into it and position as necessary, cropping thoughtfully. Use Command+T in order to resize to fit the square if needed. may rotate or flip the photo, keeping it in color or converting to grayscale. to Image>Canvas Size and double the width or height depending on where you will add the letterform (remember to Anchor the image to one side first).

• You

• Go

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