Main Objective: processing ideas for AP concentration selection in the fall.
Goal #1: Begin photographic explorations for your AP Photo Concentration Series
Goal #2: Collect “Stuff” for your Process Journal also known as Personal Altered Book
Goal #3: Submit 3 of 10 Photo Summer Assignments from the following series (due Sept)
1. WHAT IS A CONCENTRATION
A Concentration is a series of "sequential or thematic visual images" -- images growing from images -- to help explore in greater depth a particular visual concern as a thematic series.
Through research and analysis of masterworks as well as critiques, students are expected develop their own personal visual expression. Students will produce an extensive body of work which will constitute their portfolio. Because the range of possible concentrations is so wide, the number of works the student creates should be dictated by the focus of the investigation.
Brainstorm a list of possible ideas on a separate sheet of paper we will eventually narrow the list down to your Top 10 ideas. Some topics to consider listed below (Save your list… first item to be used in your process journal) because the range of possible concentrations is so wide, the number of works the student creates should be dictated by the focus of the investigation. The chosen visual idea should be explored to the greatest possible extent. We will discover & explore themes in class and be able to answer:
A. What is the central idea of your concentration going to be?
B. How will you demonstrate an exploration of this idea visually?
2. WHAT IS “STUFF” FOR THE PROCCESS JOURNAL (In addition to photographing your world)
3. 3 of 10 SUMMER PHOTO ASSIGNMENT SERIES (If need more details email Ms. E*)
-Self Portraits & Portraiture (unique, great straight & altered) - Natures Light (sunlight, sunset, dawn, reflections… sky paintings) -Family Documentary (telling a story) -Macro Photography (up close & personal… subjects optional) -Reflecting Worlds (multiple views through reflected surfaces) -Ants View (Unique angles & perspectives) -Long Exposure Experiments (Light painting, ghosting, night works… use tripod if needed) -On The Streets, Over the River, In the Woods (travels, backyards… where ever you go *Last Two optional themes - student choice*
Possible Concentration Ideas from the AP College Board Website:
• An exploration of patterns and designs found in nature and/or culture
• A series of works that begins with representational interpretations and evolves
• A series of landscapes based upon personal experience of a particular place
• Design and execution of an original children’s book
• Abstractions developed from cells and other microscopic images
• Interpretive portraiture or figure studies that emphasize dramatic composition
• A personal or family history communicated through symbols, imagery or metaphorical objects only
Here are some other possibilities:
Any Social/Political Issue
The Five Senses
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Heavenly Virtues
The Family Portrait
Colors I’ve Never Seen Before
Id vs. Ego
Ghosts vs. Memories
The True Self is a Disturbing Character
If Writing did not exist
The Delights of the Flesh
Tensions all around us
Romancing the Unknown
Breaking down Barriers
One Flight Down
Upon returning to school you must present:
1. Organized digital folders on flash drive with multiple folders, top 10 themes which we will narrow down to top 3 or 4. Be sure all file folders have been backed up on other memory devicesJ
2. Collected “Stuff” for making process journal/altered book based on experiences, materials gathered, writings, creative ideas, brainstorming, dreams, adventures… along with reflections on selected artists.
3. Completed all photo summer assignments for grading, exhibits & critiques
*Happy Photo Journeying … any questions, concerns contact or email Ms. Escobar*