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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.

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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.

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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

• Considerhow images are cropped by the viewfinder but also


know that they can be cropped or further edited after
shooting
EDITING

• Complete a digital contact sheet, allowing for extra room on


the page

• Draw on top of your thumbnails to add letterforms and


decide on cropping as well as which photos will make
successful typographic combinations

• Choose 4 to use for the final photoGRAPHIC images


PRODUCTION
• Create a document that is 5” x 5” at 300 dpi

• Dragyour photo into it and position as necessary, cropping


thoughtfully. Use Command+T in order to resize to fit the
square if needed.

• Youmay rotate or flip the photo, keeping it in color or


converting to grayscale.

• Go 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).