Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
The Center for Advance Research on Language Acquisition goes a step further, defining culture as shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs and understanding that are learned by socialization. Thus, it can be seen as the growth of a group identity fostered by social patterns unique to the group.
To get started exploring what culture may mean to you open the document below and answer all of the questions. When you are done submit it to schoology.
Take a minimum of 75 pictures that represent or display your culture / subculture. Remember you are essentially trying to freeze time and show the viewer a behind the scenes look into that world. Take various approaches to get the best images: be a fly on the wall, document the environment, are there specific artifacts that represent that culture, try posing your subjects in their natural environment.
The more photos you take the better chances you have to capture the "essence" of the culture
As previously stated this assignments goal is to capture a moment in time in your life and a showing the viewers a behind the scene look into your culture(s). You will be submitting 5 images telling a story about you / your chosen culture. When selecting the 5 out of your 150 you need to think about how they read together; having a theme across all 5 (black and white, directional line, contrast texture, depth of field, similar subjects, etc), are they various looks at one culture, do they tell a compelling story? exposure.
Rubric Image quality - 33.33% - is the image properly exposed (to bright to dark) - are you demonstrating a understanding of the rule of thirds, the golden ratio, or symmetry? - depth of field? - are things in focus? - is your image color corrected, levels adjusted, gradients or filters applied? - if above is not in use is it intentional or does it add to the image?
Capturing Culture - 33.33% - does this show a behind the scenes look into your life / culture? - is there a clear story that is developed through the series? - do all the images relate to the over all story? - do you use interesting angles and lighting to add to the story?
Creating a series - 20% - do these work together / carry a theme throughout (black and white, directional line, contrast texture, depth of field, similar subjects, etc)
ON TIME AND PROPER FORMAT - 10% - images submitted as medium .jpegs - images submitted to schoology on time
DUE: Tuesday November 15th
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