RUBRIC – PHOTOGRAPHY

AN EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:

• The center of interest is in sharp focus.
• Proper levels and a range of tonal contrast have been achieved in photo editing.
• The center of interest fills at least 80 percent of the frame.
• The horizon is not in the center of the photo.
• Consideration has been given to the rule of thirds.
• The photograph reflects the photographer’s effort to establish a relationship with the subject or to find a creative way to tell the story.
• Composition techniques (framing, leading lines, unusual angles, depth of field, interesting foreground or background) have been incorporated into the photograph.
• Emotion and action are so compelling the reader is moved by the image.
• In sports action shots, the ball is included in the photograph when appropriate.
• A special effect may be used to enhance the photograph.
• Lighting plays an important part in creating the photograph.
• The photograph tells a story and draws the reader to it.

A COMMENDABLE PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:

• The center of interest is focused.
• Proper levels and range of tonal contrast have been achieved.
• The center of interest fills at least 80 percent of the frame.
• The horizon is not in the center of the photo.
• Consideration has been given to the rule of thirds.
• Emphasis is placed on faces and emotion.
• In sports action shots, the ball is included in the photograph when appropriate.
• Composition techniques are incorporated into the photograph.
• Lighting enhances the image.

AN ADEQUATE PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:

• Center of interest is focused.
• Emphasis is on faces and action.
• Consideration has been given to the rule of thirds.
• Composition techniques are incorporated into the photograph.
• Little work has been done with levels and contrast.
• Horizon is not in the center of the frame.
• Adequate lighting has been used to capture the image.

A PHOTOGRAPH WITH SOME EVIDENCE OF ACHIEVEMENT EXHIBITS THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:

• Center of interest may be in focus.
• Minimal attempt at editing.
• The image is static or posed.
• Angle is eye level.
• Levels and contrast may not be adequate.

A PHOTOGRAPHY WITH LITTLE OR NO EVIDENCE OF ACHIEVEMENT EXHIBITS THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:

• No apparent attempt to focus on faces or the center of interest.
• Image is static.
• Little creativity and effort is evident.