ASSIGNMENT: The Mug Shots

Due on the server in the lab by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 4, are a collection of six mug shots. Select three people and photograph them as follows …

In bright, midday sun (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), submit two vertical photos of their heads, one at 75 mm and one at 28 mm. Make sure you are filling the frame, watching your exposure and your backgrounds.

In open shade (under a tree or porch is fine), submit two vertical photos of their heads, one at 75 mm and one at 28 mm. Make sure you are filling the frame, watching your exposure and your backgrounds.

Indoors, near a big window, submit two vertical photos of their heads, one at 75 mm and one at 28 mm. Make sure you are filling the frame, watching your exposure and your backgrounds. But the window to their left or right and shoot parallel to the window so you see the light crossing their face. You may want to turn off the indoor lights (if there are any) to eliminate any problems with multiple light sources.

For each person you’ll need their name, age, hometown, major or job title and one piece of contact information (email or phone number) for your captions.

The lab will be open on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. and again from 1 to 5 p.m. We’ll go over the last bits of Photoshop and submitting in class on Wednesday.

Here’s what the compositions should look like, one in sun and one in shade, so you have a loose reference.

Bright sun, at the telephoto end of the zoom. Note the shadows on her face. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson)
Bright sun, at the telephoto end of the zoom. Note the shadows on her face. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson)
Again at the long end of the zoom range, but now in open shade. Note the more even light. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson)
Again at the long end of the zoom range, but now in open shade. Note the more even light. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson)
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