Our first project with the senior Photo students: a 35 mm film portrait with a prop that both dynamically informs the composition and also is also revealing of the subject's personality. Wer want to immediately re-introduce our students to the darkroom, careful, technical photography and composition while introducing concept into their planning process.
A project that begins with a simple symmetrical paper collage with geometric shapes of various sizes and versions of a colour. We scan our collages, clean them up in photoshop and then explore techniques of copying, pasting, repetition, resizing, and eliminating to create complex and dynamic patterns. I love projects like this, that start with an elementary exploration of colour and develop into something truly beautiful while hitting on so many design lessons and teach practical Photoshop application methods.