Digital Darkroom: Photoshop and Photography PBL Project
In this series of lessons, students will learn how photography and the digital processes in Photoshop merge to enhance our creative and problem solving abilities.
Students will learn about and create double and multiple exposures using digital methods, try their hand at rendering compelling HDRI images using multiple exposures, then move onto creating simulations of large format photography through digital compositing methods.
In the capstone project, students design an artistic multiple exposure portrait that can visually tell a story, give insight into someones motivations or just create a beautiful and creative portrait through digital compositing methods.
The learning goals with this project are to understand the history of film photography and how those methods influence modern digital photography. Students will learn powerful image editing workflows and enhance their skills in both photography, design and story telling.
Any classroom with access to Photoshop, digital cameras, tripods and the desire for creative and challenging fun will enjoy these hands-on projects. Digital compositing and incorporating image manipulation into the photographic work flow is a must have skill for anyone that intends to study photography or work in the creative field.
This unit is brought to you by Seth Wilson with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Gayle Nicholls-Ali.