July 9, 2010Comments are off for this post.

Emotions Book

The Emotions class photo project is now available as a book published on Blurb. I've added a new "hipstamatic" film light-leak style image for each student. I've also set the lowest price available so I can assure you Kelli and I are not making any money from this. Just a labor of love.

If you haven't used Blurb, I encourage you to make your own book. Their Booksmart application practically does it for you -- with templated styles to choose from. Order it with the paper upgrade. The quality of printing is fantastic.

June 16, 2010Comments are off for this post.

Emotions Photo Project

Yesterday morning I completed an "Emotions" photography project for my daughter's 3rd grade class.

Last Thursday, I went to speak to the class about advertising. We discussed modeling and making emotional expressions with our faces. We brainstormed a lengthy list of emotions, and then stepped outside to take some pictures. Fellow class parent Kelli Martin and I photographed each child doing various emotions in a marathon session yielding hundreds of photos. Poor Kelli's arms were so tired!

I selected nine images for each student, and then cropped/retouched into an 8x10 grid for printing and framing. Four fun versions were created: color graded, distressed, gradient map illustration, and cartoon.

I returned yesterday morning and presented the imagery to the class in a fun Keynote slideshow that included their images, and a clip of video showing several of the students doing their expressions.

In addition I supplied each student with a printed poster of their classmates (shown above), and links for digital copies to share with their families.

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