-Handmade Negative (Pointillism)
-Shooting Assignment: Natural Framing
Phew! That's a lot, I know. Really, we bounce back and forth with projects, and since I teach at two schools each day, they are working on slightly different projects.
In this project, Digital Segmentation, I am introducing the concept behind this artistic technique, in which you literally segment a photograph! This effect really elongates the image and introduces repetition. The students first take a photograph that they have taken and made a print of in the traditional lab. They may choose any print they made last semester, or they had the option to make a new print. Once they scan in the image, we open up a new canvas in Photoshop that is 3 times longer (if portrait) or wider (if landscape) than the original image. Then they carefully use the marquee selection tool to select 1/2" bands of the original image to copy and paste into the new canvas (3 times for each strip). This simple segmentation doesn't take long at all. From here, however, I teach the students how to create different variations of the project, and they get to choose which style they would like to explore.