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STUDENT ABSTRACT EXAMPLES SLIDESHOW

READ RON BIGELOW'S ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY ESSAYS

TAKE THE ABSTRACT READING QUIZ
ABSTRACT ASSIGNMENT

WHAT IS AN ABSTRACT PHOTO?
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ASSIGNMENT, "ABSTRACT" PHOTOGRAPHY WILL BE DEFINED AS...
•IMAGES THAT DO NOT REPRESENT THE SUBJECT IN A" LITERAL" WAY.
•IMAGES THAT COMMUNICATE PRIMARILY THROUGH FORM, COLOR AND CURVES RATHER THAN "LITERAL" IMAGE CONTENT OR DETAIL.

STEP 1: READ RON BIGELOW’S 2-PART ARTICLE ABOUT ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Follow this link for: ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY by Ron Bigelow.

STEP 2: TAKE THE ABSTRACT READING QUIZ -ONLINE


STEP 3: SHOOTING THE ASSIGNMENT:
•SHOOT 30 IMAGES BASED ON THE TECHNIQUES MENTIONED IN RON BIGELOW’S ESSAYS ABOUT ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.
PICK YOUR TWO BEST ABSTRACT IMAGES.
•ADJUST THE IMAGE TONALITY USING COLOR, BLACK & WHITE, OR HUE & SATURATION.
•SUBMIT YOUR TWO FAVORITES -PUT THEM ON BACKGROUNDS WITH YOUR NAME, PERIOD# & "ABSTRACT" ON EACH SLIDE.
•SUBMIT A PROOFSHEET WITH YOUR 30 ABSTRACT IMAGES -WRITE YOUR NAME AND PERIOD AND "ABSTRACT" ON THE PROOFSHEET.


TIPS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT:
•Use your imagination when creating your photos.
•The only rule is that they have to look totally, absolutely, unforgettably creative and awesome.
•This is an exercise in reducing the photo to basic elements -simplicity is very important when composing abstracts.
•Abstracts are about eliminating unwanted details. 
•Think in terms of the concepts we’ve discussed in class. 
•Put the objects in beautiful light with dramatic shadows and use interesting compositions. 
• Experiment with your camera angle until the scene shows the elements in the most pleasing balance.

•REMEMBER -WITH ABSTRACT PHOTOS, "LESS IS MORE."


FINAL PRODUCT:
Submit two interesting images, & YOUR PROOF SHEET, using the “abstract” technique.
•Save your images as:
p#lastname_abstract1 • p#lastname_abstract2 • p#lastname_abstract3 (this is your proof)
•Put your photos in the correct P#Abstract folder in the GOOGLE CLASSROOM server.