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Digital Photography Golden Hour

Digital Photography Golden Hour

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In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour, especially in cinematography) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky.

Students had to plan the correct time to acquire images that best exhibited golden hour lighting.

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MA: Arts
MA: Grades 9 – 12
Visual Arts
1.9 Demonstrate the ability to create 2D and 3D works that show knowledge of unique characteristics of particular media, materials, and tools
1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
2.12 Apply knowledge of color theory to a project focusing on the use of complementary colors. Be able to use values of colors in wet and dry media to create the illusion of 3D form on a 2D surface
2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood
3.10 Create 2D and 3D images that are original, convey a distinct point of view, and communicate ideas
4.9 Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, organize, and complete long-term projects, alone and in group settings
• Conceptualize: plan, generate ideas, make preliminary sketches, participate in discussions, imagine outcomes, and set goals;
• Organize: choose materials and techniques to attain the desired look and feel; maintain work space and personal schedule; review progress of work with others; and revise work appropriately;
• Complete: prepare work for presentation or exhibition
4.10 Demonstrate the ability to develop an idea through multiple stages, responding to criticism and self-assessment
4.12 Choose and prepare artwork for exhibition, and be able to discuss their choices
5.10 Critique their own work, the work of peers, and the work of professional artists, and demonstrate an understanding of the formal, cultural, and historical contexts of the work
MA: Technology Literacy
MA: Grades 9 – 12
Computer Proficiency

Standard 1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and applications, as well as an understanding of the concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.

G9-12: 1.4 Explain effective backup and recovery strategies.
G9-12: 1.6 Demonstrate keyboarding techniques, including the use of keyboard shortcuts, to complete assignments efficiently and accurately. (For students with disabilities, demonstrate alternate input techniques as appropriate.)
Multimedia and Presentation Tools
G9-12: 1.32 Identify technology tools (e.g., authoring tools) that can be used to create a multimedia product.
G9-12: 1.33 Use a variety of applications to plan, create, and edit multimedia products (e.g., slide presentations, videos, animations, simulations, podcasts).
Research, Prob Solv & Comm
Communication & Collaboration
G9-12: 3.6 Use a variety of media to present information for specific purposes (e.g., reports, research papers, presentations, newsletters, Web sites, podcasts, blogs), citing sources.
G9-12: 3.7 Demonstrate how the use of various techniques and effects (e.g., editing, music, color, rhetorical devices) can be used to convey meaning in media.

Art & Writing Awards Submissions

Art & Writing Awards Submissions

We had several students that entered their work into the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Check out their work below!