Here are some resources for students to explore photography and Mood and Tone further.
Digital photography and creative writing residency, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" -- working with a fifth grade in Wake County, North Carolina.
A beautiful aspect of photography is that it means something different to everyone. What’s your favorite photography quote?
“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it.” – Dorothea Lange
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” – Diane Arbus
“ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud
“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.” -Robert Frank
“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.” – Edward Steichen
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams
“Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.” – Man Ray
“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey
“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.” – W. Eugene Smith
Videos -- Embedded below, but live links here too
* Awesome one minute YouTube Tone and Mood video used in presentation (powerpoint). Rating ***** (out of 5)
* Lively and engaging Tone and mood video. Rating ****
* Teachlet video on Tone and Mood – more expository in nature. Rating ***
Common Core Standards addressed during residency
CC.SS. ELA – Literacy RL. 5.7
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Big Idea: An author uses language and illustrations to influence the way readers think and feel about characters and events in a story.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Lively and engaging video on Mood and Tone created using PowToon.
Examples of Light in Photography
Website -- 30 Magical Examples of Light of Natural Light Photography