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Anyone get the photography prompt (March 12 Test)

jason88jason88 Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
edited May 2012 in SAT Preparation
Hi guys,

What did you guys think abou the photography prompt? I was really afraid about being off topic. What did you write about?
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Replies to: Anyone get the photography prompt (March 12 Test)

  • fastsaucefastsauce Registered User Posts: 225 Junior Member
    Made up a ton of horse ****.
  • WhatsMyNameWhatsMyName Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    I thought it was slightly ridiculous -_-
    I wrote about Henry Stanley & Oskar Schindler (Schindler paragraph was pretty bad...)
  • batfanbatfan Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    It was really specific; not SAT-style at all in my opinion. I luckily remembered some stuff about famous photographers and worked it into the essay, but in hindsight I'm wondering if "photographs" actually represents something else, lol.
  • Deka19Deka19 Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    my biggest fear about the SAT was opening up the book and looking at a prompt like this. why couldn't we have gotten the reality tv prompt!? so hard to think of examples for this. used stephen hawking + japanese american internment in ww2. pretty bad. my 2nd body paragraph was maybe 3 lines and stops abruptly cause i ran out of time
  • 123412123412 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Photographers imbue their views in the images they shoot.

    Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima - Glorification, only part of the scene
    Vietnam napalm attacks on civilians - Intent to weaken support for war
    FDR never photographed in wheelchair during the 1930s - Distortion to alter public perception
  • ElementiElementi Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    I thought it was pretty easy. I used an example during the Great Depression how Dorothea Lange used photography to show how bad the crash of the stock market was. Obviously I was supporting the realism of photography rather than the artistic value. I also used Harry Potter because in the series, photographs have been developed to show clips of time which shows that it photography in essence should be used to depict events of real life rather than fiction.
  • mrcool280mrcool280 Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    I wrote about the modern magazine industry and the extensive editing. I also make up some BS about how I took a photography class, but threw in some camera terms which I actually knew. Overall it ended up better than I expected, but the essay was pretty evaluative and didn't have concrete examples.
  • bilginsoybilginsoy Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    I talked about Robert Capa and his photography but accidently called him James Nachtwey in the essay. Would this be a problem?
  • lizn94lizn94 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    I hated the essay! :( I used propaganda for world war I photography and Ansel Addams to support that photographs where from the point of view. (My essay sucked, I know).

    I thought this was waaay to specific and you could only use recent example, i.e. since photography was invented and really used. Hopefully they won't be to harsh...
  • FutureVpFinanceFutureVpFinance Registered User Posts: 1,671 Senior Member
    I got the reality TV prompt :D
  • almost therealmost there Registered User Posts: 1,417 Senior Member
    Reality TV prompt was literally the best SAT writing prompt I think I've ever seen. When I got the test I couldn't even start my test because I was blown away by my luck. I mean that question was made for me and all the other slackers who watch to much jersey shore
  • flashpoint1230flashpoint1230 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    ^Haha...Lucky you. I know basically nothing about reality TV, so I just had to talk about the few shows that I did know about and their effects on long-term mentality. Ugh.
  • KoharvardKoharvard - Posts: 172 Junior Member
    you know guys, it's not necessary to write about historical facts...

    I made up a story - I think I will get a 12 easily...

    And also, SAT markers see thousands of examples-ridden essay. A flavor of personal story written in superb structures and elegant diction can easily be more favorable to markers' senses.
  • karaokemachinekaraokemachine Registered User Posts: 910 Member
    Ex 1: WWI & WWII propaganda (Committee on Public Info & anti-German propaganda sent by the British)
    Ex 2: camera settings (i.e. B/W, sepia, foreground/background)

    Haha they seem lame when I write them out but I think I did fine.
  • ghuskiesghuskies Registered User Posts: 604 Member
    I was so mad. I literally started shaking but I managed to shake it off and wrote like a maniac after the initial shock lol.

    I used a bullsh** personal experience, fashion photography in magazines (definitely made an ANTM reference with Nigel barker lol) and ww2 photography of the SS vs pictures of Jews being slaughtered. Filled the entire thing, used the outline that Academic Hacker posted and used big words. Crossing my fingers...

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