exploring the different technology available

exploring the different technology available

Different filters applied

Different filters applied

Students were split into groups of French, Portuguese and English students. They were taught about different camera techniques available when taking photos and how you could use photoshop to alter a picture. They were then asked to display how they would act if they felt a particular emotion, for example shyness. Then, they were asked to take photos of these different emotions. They had to manipulate their facial features to create these images and then were able to use the camera to enhance particular moods, by focusing on facial features or by changing/focusing on/enhancing the angle, the colour, the distance or the filter. For example, for happiness, the students enhanced the brightness and made the students’ mouths the focus of the image by applying a filter which enhanced the colour pink/red. This made their smiles stand out, which reinforced the emotion of happiness.

The groups of students all produced a poster displaying a variety of emotions, using only their body language and facial expressions and then either their phones, ipads of cameras to enhance the mood displayed. The students were able to change the filter on their cameras easily and applied a variety of photographic techniques discussed correctly. The students were shocked to learn about how a particular filter could enhance the colour of someone’s hair or lips, or equally draw attention away from the person photographed. The girls were particularly shocked with how photographic techniques could enhance a person’s appearance and this led to a discussion about the photographic techniques used to photograph models and celebrities and whether they had particular assets enhanced (such as eyes and lips) and other features diminished (such as spots).

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