Look closely at the photograph provided above
and view the YouTube clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfqKSDri7Nk (Links to an external site.) Answer the questions below in list format.
Format your submission exactly like the assignment description (i.e. Part A – 1,2,3 etc).
Use all the required photo terminology provided below in your analysis. Highlight or bold the photo terms used in your analysis.
Include the name you are registered under AND the name you prefer to go by at the top of each assignment submission
1. Describe just what you see in the photograph (not what you think the photograph is about). List details:
2. Describe the photograph using the following terms and Highlight or bold each term
- symmetry/asymmetry (choose one)
3. What do you think is the message of your photograph?
1. What is the purpose of the photograph itself (advertisement, news, etc.)? Who is intended to see it?
2. What and/or who are pictured in the photograph? List visual fact, not interpretation:
3. What is the â€˜moodâ€™ of the photograph? What do you see that makes you think so?
4. Does the photo show an event or use a symbol you recognize?
5. How does the composition help tell the story of the photograph?
6. Does this image show about the issues, values, beliefs, and everyday life of its present day culture?
7. What would you change about the photograph? Why? What might be another composition you would use to tell this story?
Angle – The direction and position from which the photographer takes the photograph.
Contrast – The relationship between the light and dark parts of a picture.
Foreground – The space in between the placement of all the elements included in a picture. Foreground is the space closest to the viewer and in front of the middleground and background
Middleground – The space in between the placement of all the elements included in a picture. Middleground is the space half the distance back, between the foreground and background.
Background – The space in between the placement of all the elements included in a picture. Background is the furthest space in the frame, behind the foreground and middleground.
Framing – The decision the photographer makes about what to include in the picture, look at the edges of the picture frame and what is included
Cropping – Photographs can also highlight a certain part of the scene, look at the edges of the picture frame and what might have been excluded or cropped from the picture
Symmetry/Asymmetry – The balance between the left and right sides of the picture. If the photograph has the same elements on each side, the picture is symmetrical. If it does not, it is asymmetrical.
Compose a thoughtful reflection (minimum 400 words total) that connects the themes in Modules 1-4 to: text, self, and world. Make certain that your submission is formatted so that the section title is properly labeled in bold (i.e. Module to Text, Module to Self, Module to World) and is followed by your comment for that specific section. Write the word count on the top of your submission (In Microsoft Word go to Tools>Word Count)
Module-to-Text: Make a strong connection between the module contents and a book or article that you have read outside of class and bold the title of the book/article.
Module-to-Self: Make a strong connection between the module contents and something in your own life experience and bold the name of the life experience.
Module-to-World: Make a strong connection between the module contents and an event happening in the world today (i.e. current news event) and bold the title of the current news event.