We call this lesson Alphabetography - combining the two words Alphabet and Photography and making a new word which describes the art of writing with pictures. We ask students to look for the letters of their names or to try to spell a word like Click or Camera. Some dedicated students have made whole alphabets.
Lucy Partridge Trafalgar School 2018
Jamie Whateley Stanley School 2018
Alphabet letters can be found or made. There are no rules - except perhaps that some people say you shouldn't use actual letters - from signs or in books. Even this is debatable. As with most of the best Photography projects, Alphabetography is mostly about looking and using your imagination. You may see a letter and the photographer at your side may not see anything. Move slowly through your environment and look carefully. The camera is a recording device and you need to make sure the images are sharp and well framed.
Letters can be found or made.
Shooting your Alphabet Pictures
Looking for letters
Bare trees reveal Vs and Rs. Pavement cracks and twisted decorative metal gates and fences spell out Ss and and fallen leaves can be swept into shape. School grounds are full of interesting curves and letter shapes. On sunny days use shadows to make your letters.
1. Fill the Frame !!!!!
2.Make sure it's sharp !!!
Use Focus Lock when taking your picture and REVIEW the image to make sure it's pin sharp !!
Find or make your first name name or initials in the world around you. Each student should try to make at least one initial from something in the kitchen - maybe dry food or kitchen utensils. Let's create our own food alphabet. Get permission first !!