Wednesday, October 22

Art I Montage Gallery

Contributed by K Malone

Here is the first gallery of the year for my Photography I art students
This is their first project, in which they use stock photography to create an image in Photoshop. They use layer masks to isolate objects and layers to organize the work into a composite. Their ultimate goal, beyond having great craftsmanship is to create a believable image that has a good sense of three dimensional space.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just viewed the slideshow of your class's photo montage gallery and was so impressed by the workmanship and imagination. There were so many really fine images that I could not really choose a favorite, although the one with the umbrellas was probably close to a fav, for me.

Anonymous said...

I love your idea of a tea party. It is kind of obvious that you added in the sugar, but the blue tea cups by the boy look like they belong.

Anonymous said...

My favorite montage by far is the one with the rabbit and the teacups. I love the mood it creates and the light source is really unified. I can tell that a lot of work went into selecting and creating the images especially because there are so many. Really great job!

Anonymous said...

I believe that the montages came out excellent, you can really tell that people spent a lot of time on not only the idea but the images themselves. A personal favorite for me is Kelsey Malone's Mad Hatter peace. It is very fun and creative. The images are well masked, and the lighting adjustments made are wonderful. It is a very strong idea and you can tell that a lot of hard work and time was put into this piece. Plus it obviously surpasses the requirements.
-JLD

Anonymous said...

I just saw Columbus's montage, and I really liked how open and real it felt. The image pulls the viewer in, and makes them think that there is more to it. The workmanship is great,this can be seen in the shadows under the cat and dumpster. I keep wanting a person to walk from the bike because the picture is very believable. The sky is very moody, which gives the image the right, open feel.

Elizabeth said...

This kid looks more like a sad hatter to me.

chirihane said...

This montage is very excellent. The pictures are a good quality pictures there is no mistake in collage. You can really tell that the student spent lot of time on finding this idea and trying to vary the pictures together. It really should take lo of time. The colors vary a lot. I like how the cups are om top of each other and i also like how the boy is waiting for his party to begin. I really like this photo montage it is an awesome excellent job.

Anonymous said...

10/29 sphs Art I Montage Gallery
I like the whole tea party setting.
Its creative and imaginative. Its exciting and I like the twist of having a boy because most people think of this as a girly thing. TS sphs

Anonymous said...

(comment directed at the tea party montage)
I had to look at this one for a while before I realized how well you did with the assignment. Some of the objects, most notably the sugar cubes, don't fit with all of the shadows around them. Also, I'm not sure what is going on in the area that's just beneath the hat. On the other hand, there are many impressive aspects to this picture. For example, I can't tell whether those cups were stacked to begin with or you did that yourself. The eyeglass fits very well on the rabbit, too. Finally, there's something about how you left the center of the table clear of objects that appeals to me. I'm curious about the elbow that extends from behind the cups; it seems to be somewhat elongated. I'd also like to know if the kid's eyes were bright green in the original photo. All in all, a very nice picture this is.
- E.M., SPHS