The freshman students dove into their first photography assignment with enthusiasm. The assignment was created to help the students get comfortable with their digital SLRs and to encourage creativity in photography.
The assignment list was deceptively simple with 20 ideas ranging from cars to doorknobs. There was a class brainstorm session where the group was encouraged to build on the basic assignment and think about perspective and emotion that go with each image. The photos were surprising in a good way. The students did a great job shooting details, changing perspective and creating interest in their photos. As students learn about white balance and exposure the results will be even better.
The photos below are a fraction of the terrific images turned in by students along with the category the photos fit for the assignment.
Toothbrush – the toothbrush was discovered near the sink at a repair shop.
Something dangerous – looking down the edge of a kitchen knife.
Someone you don’t know – a silhouette of an unsuspecting reader
The bottom of something – looking down into a mug filling with water.
Something dangerous – a horse.
The Bismarck Tribune has been publishing a newspaper since 1873 making it the oldest continuously operating business in Bismarck and the oldest employer of graphic artists in town.
The tools have changed dramatically since the Tribune printed its first newspaper and artists have helped the product evolve.
Veronica Selway, Prepress Supervisor for the Tribune, gave the sophomore Graphic Design and Communications class a tour of the design and production areas. She detailed how the newspaper is designed, output to plates and printed along with being packaged for delivery.
Selway’s presentation was wonderful and helped reinforce the principles discussed in class.
Thanks Veronica and the Bismarck Tribune!