Create a project folder on your computer (in the Documents folder – not on the desktop) called, "Portraits," with folders inside labelled, "Research," Working," and Finals" (see the new page, "Conventions & Standards," that I added on 2/24/2015, that shows the file-naming conventions and the folder hierarchy).
Research: Find samples of portraits and save them in your research folder; the samples can be black & white, color, or, for fun, search for "Experimental Photography Portraits."
Go outside in teams of at least two people
Shoot portraits in the shade
Shoot portraits in the direct sunlight
Shoot portraits of each other
Use a tripod and the timer on the camera to shoot a self-portrait
Stand next to a bright, reflective surface, and meter the difference
Use a large sheet of paper to reflect light on the shaded side of your face
4. Download: Photos to your desktop computer, and back up the ones you want to keep on your Google Drive, in the Research folder in the Portraits project folder. 5. Reflect: Always keep a pad of paper, or at least some scratch paper, to take notes while you're shooting photos. Don't rely on you memory. In addition to the reflective writing, your blog entry should include either a downsized photo or screen capture of the best examples of the portraits you took. Additionally: here's a new link with Mrs. Lavine's Project Reflection information (an 8-1/2"x11" version of the half-page handout you picked up today in class); this is a general reflection form which can be used in the Photo class as well as for Graphic Design projects.
This experimental photo was produced in 1982 in a traditional Photography class I had at Grossmont College.