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FIVE POSES ASSIGNMENT

1. Find 5 portrait photography poses online. Download them, and put them into a folder on your desktop. DO NOT PICK PHOTOS TAKEN IN A STUDIO SETTING!

2. Next, place those 5 images on a single (1024x768 @72dpi) Photoshop background, print it out, and bring it to me for approval of your poses.

3. After my approval, use your photography skills to recreate/match/copy each of the 5 poses, light and background.
Shoot a minimum of 30 images.

4. When you shoot, take your printed page of 5 poses with you. As you shoot, look at the angle of the camera in relation to the subject.
•Is the photo shot from close or far away, up high or down low?
•Are the photos taken inside or outside?
•Where is the light coming from?
•Is the photo vertical or horizontal?

5. Next look at the way the person is positioned.
•Where are their eyes looking (at the camera or away)?
•How is their head turned?
•Which way is their body facing?
•What are they doing with their arms and legs?
•Are they sitting, standing, leaning, squatting, or lying down on something?

6. When you are finished shooting, use Photo Mechanic to pick the 5 photos that best match the 5 poses you found on the web. Then use Photoshop to copy the editing style of the photos. Are the original 5 poses in black and white or color? Did they desaturate any of the color? Did they crop the image?

7. After you have edited your images, put them onto one Photoshop background, combining your photos with the 5 poses you downloaded from the web. The photos should match in pose, lighting, background and editing style.

8. Do a screenshot of your 30 images proofsheet. Use Photoshop to write your name, period# and 5 poses on the screenshot.

8. Turn your combined 5 poses project and the screenshot of your proofsheet into the Five Poses folder in the Teacher 206 server.
Name your project:
p#lastname_5poses1
p#lastname_5poses2 (this will be your proofsheet)