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Archna Singh

Photography

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Theme: Photography Day 1 Morning Session (10am – 12pm) – The students are divided into groups of four so that it becomes easy to successfully complete tasks and create a spirit of team effort. After a brainstorming session, they are asked to choose a topic out of a lucky draw and go out and take as many images on their phones, pertaining to their particular topic, for e.g. environment. They are asked to keep in mind that their focus should be on making images that are unique, like the subject, the angle, the perspective, etc. Learning Outcomes - The purpose of this session will be to create a stock of many images within a time frame, to the best of their knowledge and creativity. This will be the equivalent to research/brainstorming in design and the students will have a lot of data with them to deal with. Afternoon Session (1pm – 3:30pm) – The students transfer their files on to a laptop or print, whatever is easier and accessible and then as a team begin the editing process. This editing process will be based on selecting 4 top images from their stock and will be based on the editing pattern of 100/50/25/5. The students after each edit will take a break from editing and discuss in a classroom what are the things they are keeping in mind while discarding images and which ones make it to the top. Learning Outcomes – This exercise will help them in collating their data and effectively editing and reaching a final outcome. This will be the equivalent to the fine tuning of data collected in any research based design project and the things to keep in mind while doing so. This will also make the students learn to critically analyze their work and help them choose only the best. Day 2 Morning Session (10am – 12pm) – Having learnt from their mistakes and strengths, the students will be more prepared today to now effectively face another simple fun exercise where they will be further involved in making some good images, based on another theme, for e.g. portraiture. Brief and limitations will be announced at the time of the workshop. Learning Outcomes – This exercise will teach them how to work within the limitations of a brief in contradiction to the first day exercise where they did not have any specific brief or limitations and boundaries. This exercise will teach them how to focus on the needful and not deviate from their path while working on a project. Afternoon Session (1pm – 3:30pm) – The students will come back and do yet another analysis and editing and choose their top 4 images for today. They will be required to take prints of these four images on an A5 paper. Learning Outcomes –This exercise will teach them how different mediums work. By printing these few images, they will see and realize on their own how different mediums work. How something on a display screen looks completely different when printed on paper. This is essential for them to understand as they will be working with different mediums during their design training. Day 3 Morning Session (10am – 12pm) – Taking their four images from the previous day, the students will be asked to do certain fun exercises based on those prints and learn to create a narrative explaining their thought process as they go on. Learning Outcomes - This will bring out their creative skills and they will be introduced to think out of the box to make their work more appealing. Afternoon Session (1pm – 3:30pm) – Each group will sit with the tutor to discuss how they plan to prepare to showcase their work for the exhibition the next day. By the end of this session, they will have a clear idea of how and what they will be doing and each person’s role will be assigned in the group. Learning Outcomes – This will teach them how to successfully prepare their work for a presentation and how by assigning duties labour can be divided and thus a successful and timely presentation be achieved. Day 4 Morning Session (10am – 12pm) – Setting up the exhibition Afternoon Session (1pm – 3:30pm) – THE EXHIBITION Learning Outcomes – This day should give the students a fair idea of how planning and actual work might differ, or how successful the planning on their part was. It would also teach them the dynamics of working in a group and also teach them to learn to value feedback from their peers and tutors