Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Photography communication intro

Ask students: "Do you remember what communication is?" Listen to replies.

"Sender--message--receiver/s. I'm here to help you craft your message so that your receiver-readers understand. As the sender, you are telling your own story--in words and images. And to put your story into context, you include other "messages" in your work. So, in thta way, you're also a receiver--looking for the right messages to flesh out your own. That's what research and scholarship are--creating your story/message, including the "back story" how other people's stories support yours, and getting/putting your story out there for other people to learn from or experience. Your message can be your understanding of something or someone too. However, you don't just recite facts. You include your perspective on them and how they inform your life.

"Learning technical processes means practicing your technique until it reflects your message, and your message is clear. Writing and making images are both technical processes which have to be practiced."

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