Angle of View // Digital Photography Lesson

Medium: Adobe Photoshop
Time: 1 day 
Grade: 9-12 
Objective: Explore the use of Birds eye, Worms eye, and Eye Level framing
Materials: Digital camera or camera phone

Before I introduce color corrections &  other photoshop techniques for editing I usually begin the course with a Angle of View lesson. 
I dedicate a class period shooting outside of the classroom with the students.

To start: I look at my watch and tell them they have 7 minutes to take 15 images awesome images.
Immediate student response: "Are you serious?"
My response: "Yup.. clock has started"
Immediate student reaction: "She's crazy" followed by a dash to find something cool to shoot
Additional student reaction: fear in the honor students eyes + "how to do you turn this camera on"

Seven minutes pass: I call them back, ask for a group reflection.  followed by a brief demo on  how to photograph using birds eye, worms eye and eye level framing.
Students are then told they have another 7 minutes to repeat the process..

Each time the results are amazing from the 1st batch of images to the second.

I found this exercise is a great way for the kids to get to know each other & while realizing they have much to learn in  the weeks ahead...

* All photographs taken by the following students grade 9-12: [see above & below] [Bobby P.] [Davante.] [Mark G.] [Aubrey L.] [Tiffany H.] [Jason B.] [Alrick]

More images from previous Semesters:

      Teacher: Meredith Hudson
      Class: Graphic Design I
      Grade: 9-12
      State: NJ
      Teachers Artwork: [Website]

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