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Digital Collage

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Fifth grade students have been exploring collage through the medium of digital photography.

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Students began with taking self portraits in black and white on a neutral background.

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Students photographed their partners in sections, focusing on parts of the face instead of creating a whole portrait.

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The next step was to look at all of the images they had to work with on their collage.

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After viewing the work of artist David Hockney and others who created collages from digital portraits, the students set to work on their own creations.

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Everyone had different ideas on how to process their collage.

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Most students had fun with this open-ended collage project.

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The final step was to glue down their images onto poster board.  The process was much like creating a puzzle of themselves.

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Here are several examples of the students’ work which are now on display.

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Christmas portraits

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Fifth grade students were busy before Christmas break creating Christmas portraits for presents.

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Students worked in teams of two to create a portrait of each other for their project.

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Everyone learned to work together and use available space and light to create nice studio space for portraits.

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Fifth graders also learned the importance of a solid background for a portrait.

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Everyone enjoyed learning to use the new technology of digital photography and creating a gift for others.

Portraits

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Fifth grade students have been learning how to create a photographic portrait in their digital photography unit of study.

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After turning our art room into a make-shift studio, students learned how to use a tripod and it’s importance to creating a portrait.

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Everyone has enjoyed learning about digital photography.

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Students have learned how difficult it is to create a good portrait.

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Students have enjoyed working with partners as they learn new technology and principals of digital photography.

Big news

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Fifth grade students have begun their study of photography using digital cameras.

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Everyone has been working with a partner as they learn the functions of the camera.

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Students have been learning how to compose an image which forces them to focus on the image and background.

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Students are very excited about learning this new technology in the art room.

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It’s great to see the students become so excited to learn!

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At the end of class students review and edit their images in camera before they are reviewed next week by the class.

Second Critique

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Fifth grade students participated in a second critique session, this time from their winter photography session.

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Students have been using the four-step process of critiquing their photography.

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Students  learn to:  describe – tell exactly what they see;  analyze – use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form; interpret – ask what the image is trying to say; and evaluate – determine how successful or important the photograph is.

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The fifth graders enjoyed participating in this hands-on method of photographic critiquing.

Winter photography

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Fifth grade students had the opportunity to venture outdoors to explore digital photography in winter.

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Students worked in teams of two as they explored the winter environment through photography.

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The fifth graders are learning how to use the various functions on the cameras to add many special effects to their images.

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Learning to look at the environment, use the available light and compose a pleasing image are a few of the concepts students have been learning in this unit of study.

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Here are a few examples of the students’ photography around Richmond School this winter.

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Students explored color and black and white photography.

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Critique

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Fifth grade students participated in a critique of their first semester photographs.

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Students have been learning about the four-step process of critiquing their photography.

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Students  learn to:  describe – tell exactly what they see;  analyze – use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form; interpret – ask what the image is trying to say; and evaluate – determine how successful or important the photograph is.

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Everyone enjoyed this hands-on method of photographic critiquing.