The main objective of the project is to further develop your ability "to see", visual literacy, design skills, project management and also get you to take photographs often.

This is an individual project. You will develop two portfolios with a given theme and photograph moments that capture your theme. You will select at least 10 best photographs per theme. You will then blog these on Tumblr with the appropriate hashtags (see below).

You will need to submit the first portfolio by Week 14 and the second by Week 16 but please check the calendar for specific dates.

You will meet with your instructor on predetermined dates to demonstrate your progress. These meetings will be graded on your readiness, preparation and progress.

General Instructions

Instructions
1. This is an individual project.
2. Read and understand the full brief of the project.
3. Take at least 10 photos that support your theme. These photos must be ORIGINAL (taken by you) and can either be of spontaneous moments or staged/posed.
4. Create two blogs on Tumblr, one for each portfolio. Make sure all of your blogs are are linked to one another through redirects or custom pages. Your viewers should able to get to any of your blogs on Tumblr from any one.
5. The format for your blog name should be the following. Let's assume that the blog you created for the Emirati Lifestyle Photoessay is called "yourname.tumblr.com". For the two blogs for this project, create new blogs called "yourname1.tumblr.com" and "yourname2.tumblr.com".
6. Start posting photos in your blog with titles, proper captions and hashtags.

Portfolio #1: Faces

The aim of this project is to take photos of objects that look like faces. Here are some examples:

1. Faces #1
This tap is thinking back to a time long ago, before the weight of the world crushed its spirit.
2. Faces #2
This clip is up for some mischief if you are.
3. Faces 3
The wall stares as the student just keep on passing by, day in and day out! Boring, no? (Photo: Amal Ahli)
4. Faces 4
Iā€™m growing a mustache, is there a problem? (Photo: Amal Ahli)

Specific directions for this project are as follows:

1. Look at the examples in the link above and take photos of inanimate objects that have faces in them. Blog these in Tumblr and make sure that each photo is properly captioned with a description of the object, where you took it and a witty, creative comment as in the examples above.
2. Please use the hashtag #faces in your blog.
3. Grading: Completion of the project with at least 10 creative photos and full captions. These will be graded in terms of quality of photo, creativity, and completenes of caption information.
4. Deadline: This project will end on Week 14. Please check the calendar for the exact date

Portfolio #2: Objects with a color

The aim of this project is to take photos of one particular color (see below for choices). Specific directions for this project are as follows:

1. Take photos of objects that are colored either Light blue, yellow, silver (like a dirham coin) or orange (not red!). Pick ONE color only for this portfolio.
  Blog these in Tumblr and make sure that each photo is properly captioned with a description of the object and where you took it.
2. Please use the hashtag #colors in your blog.
3. Grading: Completion of the project with at least 10 creative photos and full captions. These will be graded in terms of quality of photo, creativity, and completenes of caption information.
4. Deadline: This project will end on Week 16. Please check the calendar for the exact date

Resources

1. Tutorial on Tumblr.
2. Tutorial on tagged redirects on Tumblr.
3. Tumblr WikiHow.
4. "Faces" portfolio examples here.

Assessment

This project will be worth 20% of the total course grades for LSFA-N254 and will be assessed on the quality and completeness of your submissions.

To get an "A" for this project, you must meet the project criteria and deliverables plus submit an outstanding product that is above the average of all of those submitted for this project.