Lesson for Photography class.
Historical Photographer Facebook page.
Because Facebook is blocked by our school we'll use ArtsConnectEd.org to make a simulated Facebook page.
For this assignment, students are creating a simulated "Facebook" page for a historically significant photographer or photography related inventor (from here on we will use the term "photographer", but it could also mean inventor). Students are to research a photographer or inventor from history and use the ArtsConnectEd website to make a collection of the photographer's work with some text pages telling about the photographer. All text should be written from the photographer's point of view. (As if he or she was actually talking about him or herself and actually creating his or her own "Facebook" page.)
A minimum of 6 works from the artist/inventor must be included in the collection with text stating the title, date, and a few lines discussing the work.
Click the next button to see a list of photographers students may choose from.
Louis Jacques Daguerre
Eugene W. Smith
William Henry Fox Talbot
Daguerreotype (Louis Jacques Daguerre) 1839
Calotype (William Henry Fox Talbot)1840 Paper print
Collodion Wet-Plate 1851 (5 second exposures)
George Eastman Kodak Box Camera (1/25 second exposure and roll film) 1888
???Digital Camera Inventor(s)???
Links to many of the photographers listed above can be found here: http://harrysproshop.com/Links/Great_Photographers/great_photographers.html
2 points -- Nicely written from the Photographer's point of view. (spell checked, grammatically correct, etc.)
3 points -- Quality and depth of information included in the collection
3 points -- Good representative sample of the Photographer's work. (No tiny thumbnail slides)
2 points -- Followed directions: Published collection with student's full name on the first text page, Published collection address "webloc" file dropped to the dropbox.
10 points total
An easily navigated version of this assignemnt is available at:
The next slides contain an example "Historical Photographer Facebook Page".
This is a very basic example of what students could do with their "Photographer-from-history-Facebook-page". Click the next button to see and read a fictional account of some of Bill Brandt''s photographs.
I am a Photographer living in Britain. I was born in 1904 and died in 1983, so if I were still alive right now, I'd be about 105 years old. Wow, that's old.
I am known for my distorted perspective (And some of my nude work, but I'll skip that for now.) I work mainly with black and white photography.
I knew alot of people including, Ezra Pound and Man Ray. Who I actually had the chance to work with.
Someone once told me that I was the most influential photographer in Britain. I'm not sure if I believe them, but check out the next few pages of my work and see what you think.
Thanks for visting my page!
As in many of my photographs, this one again illustrates a my fascination with depth and the illusion of depth.
Here we see a giant child filling a room. Actually the kid wasn't that big, but by controlling my depth-of-field I was able to make it look like he was a giant.
(No photoshop was used here.)
This is me! I liked how the clouds in the mirror worked well with the clouds in the background.
I also think that the mirror makes it look like I'm in a "dimensional doorway", visiting from another time or place.
Here's another picture that plays with perspective.
Notice the texture, contrast and shades of gray.
The title of this is "Hampsted", from 1952. This is an example of adding an image from an external site to my page. I uploaded this image onto my account on Flickr.com. Then I put the image in my ArtsConnectEd collection.
Hope you liked this little myspace page.
Come back again soon!