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Final Project


  1. The article “The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter” is about the importance of a Dad in a child’s life. It explains how their love, influence and persistence positively affect the child’s life even if they’re not the biological parent. The article goes into detail explaining how children are less likely to get into trouble and more likely to succeed in school and in life with the presence of a father figure in their lives.
  2. The audience is everyone but particularly fathers.
  3. I am taking both a literal and Metaphorical approach by using both models and objects that represent the presence and absence of a father.
  4. The pictures will include both models and props.
  5. I will be using a child and possibly an adult.
  6. “Father-son” related props. Ties, shoes, baseball gloves..
  7. Brightly lit studio lighting.
  8. Making the studio area bright and fun will show the article in a positive way, bringing out the benefits and positive parts of fatherhood.

Topic Seven: “she being Brand” and “Coming Home, Detroit, 1968”

In “she being Brand” the narrator compare’s a woman’s first time to an experience driving a car. He describes intimate details with her as if he was talking about the car. The way he uses descriptive words such as “thoroughly oiled” and “slipped the clutch” give the feelings of tension and excitement building up and it continues though to the end. The metaphors lets the reader understand the feelings the narrator is feeling on a more personal level especially if the reader felt that excitement driving. The best way to portray this photo would be to use an old style car, preferably red, shiny, like new. It should have a dark background (feelings intensify in darkness) gives it a more intimate feeling..

The story “Coming Home, Detroit, 1968” has a more depressing and humble feeling. The poem is about returning to the town during the time of riots and chaos. A car slowly drives through the city while taking in all the surroundings. There is pain and disappointment in this poem. I don’t if i would have a dim grayish lighting for the pictures or something also with red (which seems to be my favorite color) to show anger, fire maybe.

Topic Six: Food Engineering

Michael Pollany writes about potatoes he grew for a year that he won’t be able to replant and grow again the following year. He explains how expensive and dangerous to our health farm grown products are. According to Poland, farm grown products take longer and feed less people than his and even though growing his crop is expensive as well, it will produce more to feed more and it will be safer to ingest. To portray the look of engineered foods it may be best to have the potato look as if it is in a science lab or make it look a little abnormal.

When I think of Idaho potatoes I think of fresh food, rich soils and green fields. So, for this picture I would like to bring as much of that forward as possible.

Taking the pictures of the Potatoes was fun. It was interesting to see the different ways you can position or manipulate the potato for the photos. Figuring out which background and surrounding for the look we wanted was difficult but learning there could be so many options made the process worth it.

Health Care for All

Most health insurance companies are using photo’s of people who appear to be happy, showing it by smiling or having fun alone, in family/group photo’s, either in portrait style photos  or while doing activities or hobbies they seem to love. The photo’s use bright lights that highlight the model’s face. The ads themselves are bright with light or white backgrounds. The type is inviting and colorful to catch attention.What should be communicated by an image promoting the company Health Care for All are photos of healthy people who are happy to be where they are because they are insured. Their faces and attitudes should be highlighted to show their contentment. They should be close us to have a personal and inviting feel to it. During our photo session i will try to capture the bight and warm side of the model. I want the focus to be on the models smile.

Results: it’s definitely difficult to capture moments when you aren’t sure how to direct your model. This was challenging. One of the photos I like and will use will be one taken by another photographer :). It’s a group shot that shows confidence and comfort.

Lower Manhattan Revival

After the Twin Towers fell, our world was torn apart but our country was brought together in a very different, strong and beautiful way. This article describes the look and feel about One World Trade Center, as well as what’s being built in the neighborhood of “the tallest building and most expensive building in the Western Hemisphere.” Jonathan O’Connell describes how they made the building safer by building a stronger foundation and reenforced building structure. He also explains how it’s going to be used and what the neighborhood should be expected to encompass. With apartments in and around the building, restaurants and stores by famous people, and a memorial museum, it’s expected to have a welcoming and lively feel. The images that should accompany the article should show how the area has come alive. It should have One Trade Center Rising from the ground up to show how our city stands tall. Or maybe it can have people coming together in love and remembrance.


what’s the point..?

The narrator draws us in with an experience he had in his first class where he gave a lecture to his class and the students where more concerned if the stories were true instead of why it had to be learned. This leads the article up to his main idea, “What’s the point of college?” His article discusses two points of views on the point of college. The first is the “Utility” aspect where the students invest money to a college in exchange for practical knowledge to be able to bring their GPA up, have useful skills in their field and the ability to use them in the competitive world that lies ahead. The second point of view is the “Utopia” vision. This vision shows college as more of a transition from childhood to adulthood, where students begin to socialize, network and gain knowledge of how to interact with the world on their own as well as find their likes and dislikes before choosing a definite career path. In the end he explains how both the Utopia and Utility aspects of college run hand in hand, one doesn’t go without the other. The problem would be how to display both concepts into a single picture. Some picture ideas would be to include both views using groups of students and teachers. Have them socialize and laughing or smiling to show they enjoy college, as well as equipment being used to show skills being taught or learned.

Results: Even though Karim and I discussed ideas, taking pictures that showed our ideas what quite difficult. We toured the Voheers building and came up with interesting pictures that were different from our initial concepts.. Still it was an enjoyable experience to see our school through different eyes and a different mindset.