Updated: Jan 16
Background Information: This still life/macro photography lesson was inspired by the work of Michael Fanta. I actually conducted this lesson back in 2019. I like to teach my students to work with "what they have" versus concentrating on the fancy and expensive equipment that photographers use.
Each student had access to the following materials:
Only cell phone cameras were used for this project. Students were allowed to work in pairs to help one another hold lights or set up props.
The room was blacked out to allow for students to have full control of their still life areas.
After students created their still life/macro images, the students were assigned to create "memes" using their gummy bear photos OR advertisements for Haribo. Instead of using apps, I used this opportunity for students to use Photoshop to learn how to follow specific guidelines set by a "job."
As you'll see in the student gallery, some followed the required use of the font impact guidelines for the memes, and some took their own creative turns. As a result, I always enjoy looking back on the final products.
Project Duration (1-2 Weeks):