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Workshop 4: Family Photos: The Art Of Photography

Workshop 4: Family Photos: The Art Of Photography
Workshop 4: Family Photos: The Art Of Photography

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  • Photography, fortunately, to me has not only been a profession but also a contact between people—to understand human nature and record, if...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Photography as Interaction 10 Activity 2: Photography as Art 20 Activity 3...
  • Photographs show a slice of time, but it is not a limitless slice. They serve to remind us of moments while at the same time affecting our...
  • Materials for Activity A digital or instant processing camera and film Description of Activity Invite participants to experiment with...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and matches Description of Activity Invite participants to gather in a circle and lead the chalice lighting...
  • Materials for Activity Poster board Markers Masking tape Description of Activity Invite participants to create two collaborative posters...
  • Materials for Activity Driver's license photo Portrait photograph An assortment of photographs of people UUA Photography Supplements to...
  • Materials for Activity Cardboard to make viewfinders (alternatively, use cameras) Preparation for Activity Cut the cardboard into pairs of...
  • Description of Activity Take a few moments to talk with participants about the Family Event, photographing families, and other logistics...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Consent Form Preparation for Activity Photocopy Handout 1, Consent Form, for all participants
  • Description of Activity Gather together in a circle. Pragmatics: Confirm and/or arrange youth co-leaders for the next session (optional)...
  • Remind participants, via phone calls or e-mails, to bring a photograph of their family for the next session. Confirm all details of the...
  • Preparation for Activity For such a complex activity, you will want to solicit help from others in your congregation and/or community...
  • Materials for Activity Driver's license photo Portrait photograph An assortment of photographs UUA Photography Supplements to Families;...
  • Materials for Activity The posters from Activity 1, Photography as Interaction Description of Activity Invite youth to create role-plays...
  • Photography, fortunately, to me has not only been a profession but also a contact between people—to understand human nature and record, if...
  • Balance is created by an arrangement of elements (including space) that is visually satisfying. Symmetrical and asymmetrical designs can...
  • The viewer’s eye moves easily from the track shoes in the foreground into the photo, creating a sense of balance. Meaningful props in a...
  • The balance of people or elements in a photo can create different feelings. The angle and placement of the members of this family make the...
  • These materials are designed to support Workshop 4 of Families. All photographs are the property of the Unitarian Universalist Association...
  • The greenery and shadows in the background frame the family and increase the sense of forward motion in this photograph. Here framing works...
  • The diagonal and vertical white lines in this photograph frame the family. Is the framing effective?
  • Lighting influences the quality and feel of photographs. Lighting affects how the viewer’s eye moves toward or away from different elements...
  • Sidelights can create artistic effects that may or may not be desirable. Lighting influences the quality and feel of photographs. How would...
  • Backlight makes these subjects appear to “glow.” Stronger backlight could cause loss of detail in their faces and require a flash to bring...
  • Moving around the subject while looking through the viewfinder of the camera, the photographer determines the most appealing and effective...
  • Background elements elaborate this “looking up” perspective. The point of view chosen by the photographer influences the aesthetics and...
  • How does this photograph feel different and/or the same as the previous one? Sometimes a “straight-on” point of view can create an...
  • The same and different from the previous photograph... The photographer shot this from slightly above. The point of view influences the...
  • Youth enrolled in our congregation's lifespan faith development program are participating in a program called Families. The program looks...

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