Part of Lesson Plan: Seeing Composition
Activity Overview / Details
Ask students if they can think of a tool that Ansel Adams used when he was in the field. Students may suggest items such as color meter, a large-format camera, a tripod, film holders, changing tents, chemicals and film. Give them a hint that what we are talking about today costs a dime and everyone will get one before the class is over!
We are talking about a "framing card", but we are going to use one that is plastic and compact. It's actually a plastic slide mount, which is used to mount slides before using them in a slide projector.
Show the video Framing and Composition.
Pass out the plastic slide mounts. You can purchase them at any photography store or through Amazon.com. If you do not have access to them, take an index card and cut out a 2' x 3" rectangle for your "viewer".
Materials / Resource
- 21B04RRJ7WL._SL500_AA300_.jpg [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Pakon 2x2 35mm Standard Pastic Slide Mounts 1.3mm Thick (24 x 36), Glassless, Pack of 100 at Amazon for $9.99
- Photo Composition and Framing [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] Video of Framing
- Ansel in the field [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- Ansel and his camera [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]