Gallery visit report
Visit any of the following three exhibits at the National Portrait Gallery
“The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now”,
first floor Note: this exhibition closes on January 28th.
"Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image"
"20th Century Americans"
third floor of the
National Portrait Gallery.
Eighth and F Streets NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001
11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. daily
Write a one to two page typewritten post on your course website
1 How will viewing these exhibits effect the way you take photographs
in the future?
2 Which are your favorite 3 photographers from the exhibition?
3 Explain why you chose each of the 3 photographers
4 For each of the three photos explain how they made you feel about the person in the photograph i.e. their mood, personality, unique characteristic etc. ?
5 For each of your three favorite photographs describe:
..... Composition - does the subject(s) fill the frame or was the rule of 3rd usedect(s) fill the frame or was the ruwas it a detail, face, partial body or full view of the subject(s)
.....Costume or clothing - what subject(s) is wearing
.....Props - the subject(s) is interacting with i.e. a purse, cane etc.
.....Setting - describe where the photo was taken i.e. kitchen, the woods etc.
.....Gesture - describe
the pose of the subject(s)
.....Source of lighting
.....Camera angle - was the photographer above, below, behind, or in front of the subject(s)
Extra credit for attend 2 or more of the exhibitions and answering the above questions for each exhibit.