You will create TWO final 8x10 prints
In every print, you must use at least one of these methods:
-Double exposure technique (layering two negatives on top of each other)
-Cutting your negative into design (taping it to a blank frame or on top of another image)
-Drip Developer (creates an interesting dripped design)
-Photogram (placing objects transparent or opaque over the photo paper)
-Scratched/Drawn Negative (draw or scratch on your negative to make it something new)
****For a challenge, you may do more than 1 method per print or do all the methods individually.
o You’ve created three prints that clearly demonstrate an interesting visual response to the theme of “Cliche Verre” by using experimental design choices and editing skills.
o Each print you have made demonstrates thought, planning, and use of photographic principles of composition.
o Each of your prints is technically successful. You have chosen high quality negatives from which to make your prints, and each print has been crafted with precision and care.
_____/_____ (25 points) STUDIO SKILLS: Darkroom Processes & Techniques
o Your final prints each are clean, clear, and have a wide range of values, (blackest backs and whitest whites)
o You have created successful test strips, and have correctly assessed the test strip to identify the right exposure time & aperture setting for each print.
o You have chosen the right enlarger aperture to preserve details and a wide range of middle grays in your print.
o You have correctly used an enlarger to enlarge and focus your negative.
o You have used darkroom tools & processes such as a grain focuser, filters, and/or dodging and burning when necessary to improve your print.
o You have used an easel to correctly center your image upon the photo paper when printing.
o You have correctly applied the 4 step printing procedure by processing your prints in each of the following chemicals: developer, stop bath, fixer, and water bath.
_____/_____ (25 points) DESIGN: Using the Photographic Principles of Composition
o You have printed negatives that demonstrate an interesting principle of composition. This principle of composition has been used with the intention of emphasizing the interesting “activation” of your subject matter.
o You have considered the correct exposure time, depth of field, and composition for each image to help visually enhance or present your subject in an interesting way.
_____/_____ (25 points) PRESENTATION: Professionally Presenting your Work
o You have demonstrated an understanding of proper care for all photographic materials, (prints are clear and clean of most distracting scratches, dirt, and chemical stains).
o Your negatives and prints are representative of cautious, careful exposing and printing procedures.
o You have used an easel and/or trimmed your print to create a crisp, clean, sharp border around the outside of each of your prints.
_____/_____ (100 points) TOTAL