Room 11, Winton School. Year 7-8. Teacher: Julie Mynes
LEARNING INTENTIONS :
In Term 2 & 3 we were learning to
- create symbols to reflect our Geometry & Polyfest Community Theme '
- how to use our new iPad Minis and Apple MacBooks
- describe and explore the properties of 2D & 3D objects.
- use a camera to frame an image which tells a story, or shows a shape
- explore a variety of photograph applications and critique which ones did what
- explore the functions of photoshop and Gimp (X11)
- use a mouse or stylus pen as an editing tool to change elements of a photograph.
- apply different visual techniques and colours to a photograph taken by myself.
- create a final image that tells a story
PROCESS OF THE PROJECT :
In maths, we had to race around school on a 'shape scavenger hunt' and be creative taking photographs of as many different shapes as possible or create shapes of our own.
The whole school was also taking part in polyfest with the theme "I belong to my community and my community belongs to me". Winton is our community and is the heart of Southland, so I decided to focus on this image to tell a story. The maori word ‘Pōkatu translates to us all coming together to stand in the middle, kind of like ‘Winton, The Heart of Southland’. Our place in Southland, New Zealand. That's why I named the image "Home is where the HEART is".
We also just received new Apple Macbooks and 50 new iPad Minis and needed to explore the camera and photograph apps & tools. I took this photo with my camera and explored a number of photographic applications such as photoshop and Gimp X11. I removed the colour, changed the brightness, enhanced the outline, before zooming in 200% to fill the heart red using a pencil in place of my mouse.