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  1. DD2's Watch two of these critiques
  2. DD2,3,4's Read these Critique Tips
  3. Using the questions below, the elements & principles, and qualities of a good photo from the rubric, record a critique using Screencast-o-Matic from one of these photos and put in your TBG folder.
    Choose from one of these photos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Critique Questions

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  1. Name the photo you chose. Identify the subjects, objects, and details that you see in this work.
  2. What is the most important object or subject in this work? How does the artist emphasize this portion of the work? Examples: position of the object compared to the whole piece, size of the object, color of the object or area, texture of an area/object
     
  3. Choose an art element that is important in the picture and explain how it is being used in the photo. For example: The dark & light values are creating contrast so the emphasis is placed on the center of the puddle. For the list of elements and principles to choose from, follow this link. 
     
  4. Choose an art principle that is important in the picture and explain how it is being used in the photo. For example: Emphasis is being created by the dark & light contrasting values. It is placed on the center of the puddle. For the list of elements and principles to choose from, follow this link. 
     
  5. What mood or meaning has the artist communicated and how did they create that mood or meaning?
     
  6. Do you think the work is successful or lacks success? Discuss why by justifying with the use of elements, principles, and additional thoughts.

Qualities of a Good Photo

  1. Rule of Thirds – put your main subject in one of the 4 cross points
  2. Composition - arrangement of parts to move the eye
  3. Lead line into the photo for viewer to follow
  4. Contrast - color, light, texture etc.
  5. Focus - subject separation from background or used to move eye
  6. Establish impact/mood/intrigue - grab the viewer or keep the viewer's interest
  7. Focal Point - visually tell the viewer where you want them to look
  8. Tell a story/have a message - what is it you want to communicate to the viewer

Photography Rubric

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Photography

6 Excellent

 4 Good

 2 Needs Work

Total

Following Directions

All assigned components to the assignment are present.

Half of the assigned components are present.

Not assigned components are present.

 

Composition Shows strong photographic composition Rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, unusual angle, fill the frame Shows some element of composition, but not strongly No composition element used  
Contrast / Lighting Photograph has strong contrast of blacks & whites or dark colors and light colors Good contrast but slightly over or under exposed Poor contrast  
Cropping All unwanted areas of the photograph are eliminate Some unwanted elements in photograph Recrop photograph  
Focus Excellent focus in photograph with no unintended blur Slightly out of focus Out of focus  
Visual Impact/Mood Photograph creates a dramatic image Photograph creates a pleasing visual image Photograph does not give mood or feeling  
Focal Point Obvious focal point Contains focal point but image also contains distractions No visible focal point  
      Total