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Students create photographic self-portraits that visually communicate who they are, as well as send some kind of a message.

Programs and Equipment Used:
-Photoshop to edit photos
-High Quality cameras

Activities Include:
-Learning about portraiture and self-portraiture
-Planning and Photographing image
-Introduction to basic Photoshop editing tools and editing image

The outcome is an edited self-portrait that communicates a message representing who the student is. The self-portrait will be used as the cover or intro to the students' portfolio that is completed at the end of the year. The culminating event will be a gallery showing of the students' work.

Skills covered in this project are used in the following careers:
-Graphic Designer
-Photo Editor
-Multimedia Artist
-Art Director

4 weeks


Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • History/Social Science
  • Science
    • Physics
Grade Levels
  • 10

Media Design 2 PBL Model

CTE: Intro to Portraiture

CTE: Plan & Photograph Self-Portrait

CTE: Photoshop Editing

CTE: Gallery Showing

ELA: How Does a Portrait Present Self?

ELA: Self-Portrait Bio Poem

HIST: When a Portrait, an Event, and a Mystery Collide

Making a Camera Obscura (Science)