ASSIGNMENT: GHOSTLY PHOTOGRAPHY  
 

Photo #1 - In case you are curious: the background image was taken at Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, WA. I was there to take pictures of my brother's wedding. Steven King's movie Rose Red was filmed there.The old guy was taken around 30 years ago. It was the first image I ever printed in a darkroom. The file is an animated Gif created in Photoshop (WINDOW>ANIMATION).

 
 OBJECTIVES:     
  To create an image that depicts a ghost or other supernatural object using a variety of Photoshop techniques. Does NOT need to animate. I just did it for fun.If you want to do that, go to the class website for info.  
 PROCEDURES:     
 

This assignment will require a little planning. The finished images could be a composite of at least two separate images. It could also be created by using a long shutter speed and have an object move during the exposure or...? We will go over some techniques in class.

If for some reason you object to creating a ghostly image (they aren't real you know : ), choose some other fall or Halloween subject.

Good tutorial here

 
 TURN IN:    
 

One finished 5x7 or 8x10, native resolution file. It can be B&W or color. Do what you think is most appropriate. Sepia maybe?

Name the file, ghost.psd. Put it in an assignment folder named "Spooky". Put the assignment folder in your photo folder. Put a .jpg version on your website in the assignment section. See the class website for info about making an animated gif if you are interested
 
 EVALUATION:    
 

Your assignment will be graded using these criteria:

From Mr. P's Photo Rubric

Vision:
Is you image original, innovative and daring, or just another example of the same old thing? Does it fulfill the requirements for the assignment (see assignment sheet) ?.

Aesthetics:
Have you used the appropriate elements and principles of design that would enhance your photograph or did you just shoot what was in front of the camera? Have you used good composition or did you just place the center of interest in the center because it was easy?

Mechanics:
Camera Techniques: Is the image sharp/in focus? Is the exposure correct? Was the appropriate aperture/shutter speed used (if applicable for your camera), did you find the best angle?

 

Good luck