| Oh my goodness! Christmas!
If there ever was a subject where a photographer can go
wild, this is it. Color. Excitement. Food. Trees and
decorations. Family gatherings. Every one of those
presents photo opportunities. In fact, googling
"Christmas photos" brings up almost two million images.
So we have to focus, and I don't mean simply focus the camera, I mean focus on a particular part of the Christmas season. So for this Practice the focus will be upon creating Christmas themed Christmas cards.
Here's one Jinny did last year.
| That bring up images of the family Christmas
cards your family probably receives, and maybe even
sends. Those are fun and welcome. But this assignment is
different from that.
Jinny simply set up the balls and snowman on Christmas wrapping paper and then added the snow flakes and message using GIMP. Pretty neat.
This Project is really several Practice days. We will do most of the photography in class and around the school - though you may want to take advantage of Christmas decorations at home. The final product will be a selection of six different Christmas cards. At least two of these shouold be photos you toke around your home or otherwise ourtside of school. A third picture should be taken using decorations around the school.
The cards should include a Christmas message fitting for the card. Use your creativity and make the image and message inscription work together with fitting colored fonts or type styles. You can do this with GIMP.
Here are some photo card ideas from students last year.
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