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Photography Project – Circular Heaven


Student Work Example

Project Description

This project was framed around the challenge to take photographs of nine different circles for a photo collage. Students were tasked with being creative with the way they were finding this geometric shape in their environment. Students then put all their final photographs together into a grid in Photoshop to create a cohesive composition.
This is an introductory lesson to Digital Photography with students learning the basics of Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, and how to use the camera on manual mode. Students are beginning the process of learning how to see the world in a more critical and creative manner.

Project Steps

Students began the project with an introduction to using the cameras, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Bridge. Students were sent out to take photographs, and then were tasked to watch the project tutorial while creating their project. Students downloaded the project template, imported their photographs via Bridge and began sorting their photographs to their nine best images. Students then edited their photographs into the template, used the Photoshop tools of Masking, Layers, & Adjustments. Students with high skill levels extended their projects by exploring filters and adjustment layers. Students then scored themselves with the Photography Scoring Rubric and the project culminated with a group critique.

Related Standards
  • ISTE: Creativity and Innovation
  • ISTE: Communication and Collaboration
  • ISTE: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making

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Circular Heaven Tutorial