visual arts at MBHS  

Projects from Our Photography Classes

This page shows sample products from the course. Descriptions by the teacher are included so you can understand what's going on in the photo and get a better sense of what you might do if you signed up for the course. Works displayed here are original works of art by Blair students, who have rights of copyright to them. These works are not to be copied by others. Identification of the student artists by name is avoided in order to maintain the school's commitment to protecting the identity, privacy and security of its students. Credits are posted only with the written permission of the student and his/her parent or guardian.

Course Numbers
Photography 1: #6345/6346
Photography 2: #6347/6348
Photography Advanced Studio: #631331/631431

Bird's Eye and Worm's Eye View - Students focused on objects from different perspectives. Either from above the subject 'like a bird', or on ground level 'like a worm'. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Motion - Students experimented/captured with 3 types of movement, Panning, Motion Blur, and Stop Motion. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Pinhole Camera - Students studied camera obscura and created a camera out of a shoe box! (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Shadows - Students focused their cameras on shadows to create interesting compositions. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Alphabet Photography - Advanced photography students surveyed their environment and took pictures of objects/things that looked like letters of the alphabet. Then they cut their own mat board and framed the letters of their name. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

3-Part portraits - Advanced students created 'three-part portraits' in the style of German based photographer Adde Adesokan. These unique portraits really tell a story about the subjects personality in three distinct parts. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Architecture - Advanced Photo students took pictures of interesting/unique architectural structures. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Hands - Sometimes the smallest things in a photo can impact the overall feel of the image. Students demonstrated their knowledge of camera functions/operations as well as compositional elements in order to create a meaningful composition that evokes emotion from their viewers. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Click on the image below to watch a video of advanced students develop prints in the darkroom.

Information/content on this page was updated January 12, 2015.