Due Dates

Images and contact sheet Due March 15th
Prints Due March 22nd
Reading Due
* Wm Mitchell Reading, part I Due Monday, March 1
PARTI
a. 23-> 28 (up to intention and objectivity)
b. 28->31 (Coherence)
c. 31->37 (Relationship to visual discourses)

* Wm Mitchell Reading, part II Due Wednesday, March 3
PART II
d. 37-> 43 (up to Provenance)
e. 43->49 (Original and copies)
f. 49->52 (image and Ethics redefined)
g. 52->57 (up to the end)
Note, I will not collect the CD for this assignment, however I expect that your will create one for your own records as you did in the last assignment.


Summary

Create 5-8images, four prints (one of which you will make), and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use an advanced camera and digital manipulation (if you want) to make a body of work that is a fabrication and plays with the idea of photographic truth.

You are required to use one of the higher end cameras in the arc (Canon-EOS-5D or Canon-EOS-10D) or use a camera similar in caliber.

Refer to camera manuals for advanced functions:
Canon-EOS-5D-Manual
Canon-EOS-10D-Manual

Reading 3
The Reconfigured Eye, Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era , William J. Mitchell, MIT Press, 1992.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format
Chapter 3 - Intention and Artifice





Objectives

To learn the technical idiosyncrasies of advanced photography.
To grasp the nature of image making with high end digital cameras.
To continue the process of understanding good digital prints.
To make a digital print on a large format printer.
To analyze and make artistic comments on photographic truth.


Methodology

Use a high end digital camera and Photoshop to fabricate an environment, situation, or object. Think about the truth (or the lack thereof) that the camera portrays and make a seamless image that forces us to confront the truth of images. You can construct the pictures when you take the photograph, you can manipulate them in Photoshop, or you can use combination of both. The content can be very broad, so long as you are fabricating and playing with the notion of truth.

With the digital revolution we can take quick photographs and get fast feedback, thus image making is less rigid and objective and now more flexible and subjective. How we make the image is now less important than what the image is about.

Review the artists covered in class:
Barry Frydlender
More Barry Frydlender
Catherine Chalmers
Matt Siber
Sebastian Lemm
Tim Davis
Ellen Jantzen
Oliver Wasow
Nancy Burson
Keith Cottingham
Viktor Koen

For yourself, Create a backup CD with a file structure and reference contact sheets as you did in your first assignment. I will not collect this, it is for your own reference.


Constraints

You will create a contact sheet from the images that you shot for this assignment.

You are required to use one of the higher end cameras in the arc (Canon-EOS-5D or Canon-EOS-10D) or use a camera similar in caliber.

Try to make a cohesive body of work that is five to eight images that go together in some way.

Print your four best images using the resources in room 202. At least one of the four you will print yourself on the 4880 in room 202.



Submission Requirements

Create a folder with your last name on it in the Assignment 3 folder:
Classes->ARTC400->Assignment 3-> Your Name

Put your contact sheet in this folder.

Put all five to eight images in this folder.
Images should be 5MB or smaller (turn-in version only) and be tiff or jpeg.

Bring prints to class on March 22nd, including the one you made yourself. You will be making the one yourself any time from March 5th up until the 22nd when the lab is open. In order to make sure you get a chance to print, I suggest you make your own print sooner rather than later.


Grading

You will be graded on your ability to complete all parts of the assignment.

You will be graded on concept, formal qualities (composition, color, etc.), and technical mastery.

This assignment will be averaged with equal weight to the other assignments except the final, which will have a weight of 3.


Please note

Ask any questions in class or contact me by email or stop by office hours to clarify any questions you have about the assignment.