Your objective is to produce and post an ideal PHOTO of yourself to the frontpage of your portfolio

STEP ONE: Take a picture

  • You can either use your own device, or borrow a classroom camera from the teacher
  • Consider the FORMAT of the photo (ie whitescreen, grayscreen, Medium Close-Up, Extreme Close-Up)
  • Consider adding CONTENT to the photo ("story" or context, props)

STEP TWO: Upload it to your Website

A photo taken on your mobile device can be sent through WiFi from your cellphone to your account easily -
  • Send Photos to yourself through EMAIL from your device (SHARE) - then open up your desktop browser and DOWNLOAD the file - It should arrive in your P: Drive. Move it from there to an appropriate folder on your P: Drive and name it properly
  • ALTERNATIVELY - Install GOOGLE DRIVE on your mobile device, and you can SHARE photos to your Googledrive with just a couple of taps. Then on your desktop browser, download the file to your P: drive and name it appropriately - move it into an appropriate folder as well.
  • Photos sent from your phone likely need to be UNBLOCKED in order to be submitted through HANDINS

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Use this assignment to become familiar with the Design Process
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Use this assignment to become familiar with the Design Process

RESEARCH
  • Figure out what looks good BEFORE you start taking pictures
  • Look at the cover photos of OTHER portfolios that you admire
    • What are the dimensions of those photos? How much of the screen did they cover?
    • What sort of COMPOSITION, LIGHTING, BACKGROUND and POSE did they use?
    • Determine the IDEAL size and ASPECT RATIO for the photo
  • Check your equipment - what settings are required?
PLAN
  • Find with a partner who can help you take the shot
  • Decide what equipment you might need - camera? tripod? lighting? reflector? What settings should be set on the camera?
  • Decide WHERE you want to take the photo - secure permission from your instructor, and plan how much time you'll need
PRODUCE
  • Get to the location and secure the shot
  • Try variations while you're there - with, without supplemental lighting? flash? alternate backgrounds
  • Return to the class asap
    • Upload the images
    • Process the images and choose the best
PRESENT/EVALUATE
  • Add the image to your portfolio!
  • Take a look at the work that other students managed to complete!