IB Art Students Page

IB art students – honorary IB photo students

Here is what you should be doing:

Create journal pages documenting the photos you took.  Place the images you took in the class in yoru journal and put the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO you shot these images below the images (camera metadata). 

Production Concepts

You can discuss the processes you learned: shooting on manual mode, Av mode, and Tv mode.  You can discuss the kinds of images you shot:

  • portraits with shallow depth of field (bokeh)
  • environmental portraits (large depth of field)
  • freeze motion
  • blur motion
  • pan motion
  • bulb exposure


Create a contact sheet of the images you shot for this shoot – this can be done on Photoshop or you may have another way to do this.

Go to this link to see how to put your camera metadata under your photos and to see how to create a contact sheet in Photoshop.  This page is also has many sample IB Photo student journal entries:

Camera Metadata & Contact Sheet Instructions


Contextual Research

Some photographers to possibly look at for reference when discussing these camera techniques:

For texture, line and shape: Minor White, Edward Weston, Tina Modotti

For portraits: Imogen Cunningham, Annie Leibowitz, David LaChapelle, Yosef Karsh, Graciela Iturbide and many more

For motion: Henri Cartier-Bresson (look for “The Decisive Moment”)

Also for motion photography: research the influence of photography on the painter and sculptor: Edgar Degas

In discussing the use of a large depth of field (small aperture): Ansel Adams and others in Group f/64

Post-Production Concepts

You need to show your process in post-production.  This is done by taking a screen shot of your file open in Photoshop with the editing layers on display.

To see how to take a screen shot in Photoshop, click on this link.  Scroll down a bit to find the instructions:

How to take a screen shot on Photoshop


Student Sample Art Journals

Here are some IB photo students’ Process Portfolios (the best pages from the Art Journal).  These are good to look at to see how to approach the Art Journal in working with photography. 

Process Portfolio IB Photo Student Samples


Culminating Projects for IB Art Students:

Composite Image (photo/painting or drawing):

17 Artists Blurring the Line Between Painting and Photography


You will be creating a composite of one of your photos and your painting or drawing meshed with the photo.  One of more of these artists would be good to include in your contextual research surrounding this image you produce.  Be sure to take screen shots of your post-production work in Photoshop.

Darkroom Manipulation – Brush Developer

Brush Developer Technique

Touch up Video:

TEDx: Becci Manson