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Below is a sample of the rubric we learn to use during Introduction to Photography.  At first you will use simpler rubrics, but by the end of one quarter, you will be able to apply all the concepts listed below.  In the version below, you can follow hypertext links to internet resources that help explain each concept. If you experience an expired link, please let me know.  These links were last tested on April 16, 2006.   A printable copy of the rubric is available by clicking on the Rubric button on the left.

For a printable version of this rubric: Photo Grade Rubric

 

PHOTO GRADE RUBRIC – CTS

Complete shaded areas and turn in with your evaluations & photo

 

Name: ______________  Date: ___________ Assignment: ___________________________

 

Criteria

Possible Points.

Points Earned

SUBJECT SELECTION & PREPARATION

40

 

Subject(s) reveal the intended idea; shows creativity?

 

10

 

Lighting/Contrast: backlighting, fill light, shadows, highlights?

 

10

 

Crop/orient Too tight? Too distant? Amputations?

Camera Angle: High, Low, Side, Slanted? 

 

10

 

Manual Camera  Settings:        

Aperture (f-stop):   _________   ISO (film speed): _____

Shutter speed:        _________   Focal setting:       _____

 

10

 

COMPOSITION

40

 

Rule of Thirds & Asymmetrical Balance:  use of diagonals, triangles and geometrical arrangements. Asymmetrical Balance

 

10

 

Background: no clutter, no amputations & no mergers of objects, colors, lines, and frames/borders.

 

10

 

Focus:    sharp  –  almost sharp  –poor                      Camera shake? Wrong things in focus? Grainy (ISO too high?)

 

10

 

Center of Interest and secondary interest points) natural frames, leading lines, diagonals

 

5

 

Depth of Field:  too shallow  –  just right  –  too  deep      

Wrong f-stop?

 

5

 

PRINT QUALITY

20

 

Proper orientation, fills the paper, accurate color, photo quality

 

5

 

Complete? On Time?  Detailed Evaluation?

 

15

 

Total:

100