Symbolic Still Life

For this project you will need to assemble a group of objects that represent you. Collect your favorite possessions (team shirt, jeans, objects related to your hobby or interests, a gift that means a lot to you, favorite books). It will be important to include a range of object sizes and textures as well as a mixture of light, dark and reflective objects.

Bring the objects in and set up a mini still life with a spotlight. You will then photograph them in interesting compositions with emphasis on light and shadow. Create a photo-realistic symbolic self-portrait that gives others a glimpse into your life this year. Demonstrate your knowledge of effective composition, ability to use a full range of values and proper shading techniques.

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Examples of Student Work:

Symbolic Still Life Self Portrait

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