Creative Photography 1

REMOTE LEARNING:

 

Hello students!  I miss each of you and hope everyone is staying healthy.  Official remote instruction begins Thursday, April 2nd.  Please read/complete the task below before then.

We are going to be using Google Classroom to turn in assignments/track attendance.

You must join the google classroom course or you will be marked absent for my course each day until doing so.

See the joining instructions & class codes below (YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL WHEN LOGGING IN!) :

 

Join a class with a class code

  1.  
  2. At the top, click Add Add and then Join class.Click Join class
  3. Enter the class code your teacher gave you (photo class’s are below) and click Join.
    A class code consists of 6 or 7 letters or numbers. For example, hjhmgrk or g5gdp1.Enter class code

**SMARTPHONES/IPADS:  You can also download the Google Classroom app.

 

 

MISS G’S GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES:

Make sure you are joining the correct course/class period.

PHOTO 1 (2nd period): inzn5ky

PHOTO 1 (6th period): iejbawo

PHOTO 1 (7th period): ui3ythu

 

ACCESS CLASS (6th period): mmhxou7

 

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3/6: Sketchbook Friday/Sub Work:

Work on the sketchbook assignments below, complete late work, AND/OR finish your poly-triangle portraits!

SB DUE TODAY (Will be checked on Monday):    

 

NEW SB! – DUE 5/13:  

Define:  Polygram- 

Ctrl+Alt+F:  What does it do in Photoshop? ***Google it!!

Lasso Tool – What kinds are there?

 

 

 

2/25:  Low Poly Portrait

Low Poly Portrait Photo Project

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Step 1. Duplicate your “Background Layer”

Right Click on your Background layer and choose “Duplicate Layer”

Step 2. Make your first Triangular Selection

Select your duplicate layer copy.  Make sure that the Polygonal Lasso Tool is selected from your toolbar, and pick an area of SIMILAR COLOR to draw a triangle.  (Click on your photo to create a point for each triangle.  Double click to close out the triangle.)

For each of your triangles, you want to select areas that have similar coloring.

Now, draw your triangular selection.

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Step 3. Filter the Selection

With the triangular area selected (you should see the moving dotted line), select Filter > Blur > Average. This creates an average of all of the colors within your selection area.

Once the selection area is “averaged,” you can draw your next triangle. Make sure that one side of your triangle lines up with one side from the original. This will prevent any gaps between triangles.

Now that you’ve already used the Average command once, you should be able to simply hit (Ctrl + Alt + F) on your keyboard. This keyboard shortcut repeats whichever filter was last used.

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Step 4. Repeat Forever (Not Really)

This is the time-consuming part of the tutorial. The low poly technique itself isn’t hard at all, but making all of those triangles does take a chunk of time. Settle in with a good podcast or TV show in the background and the time will quickly fly by.

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Tip 1: Filling in the Gaps

You might notice gaps between some of your triangles. These are easy to fix—just draw another triangle that covers the gap. (The gaps also might not even be visible once you zoom out to look at the final product.)

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Tip 2: Getting the Details

Make smaller triangles to capture the more detailed areas of the image. Luckily, you don’t have to use small triangles for the entire portrait. The low poly effect looks best with a wide range of triangle sizes.

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Keep on making those triangles until you’ve covered the entire image.

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Projects will be due Monday Mar 9

 

2/19:

Double Exposure Tutorial

 

2/10:  White background portraits

Students will be taking at least 5+ White background portraits this week!  They will be used for next week’s editing projects.

 

2/7:    Sub Assignment:  Sketchbook

Hi!  I am absent.  Do the sketchbook assignment below, It will be due on our next sketchbook day.  

Do not worry about any previous sketchbooks we’ve done yet – we will go over those on Monday so you can get caught up.

IN YOUR SKETCHBOOK:   

  • Define darkroom.
  • Define photogram.  
  • Answer:  Who is the “Father of the Photogram”?
  • Define safelight.

 

 

 

1/24:  Start of Green Screen editing & Vivian Maier project

Green screen editing instructions:   Photoshop Instructions!

***STEP 6-7:  Instead of going to “Select & Refine Edge” …..  You need to go to “Select & Select and Mask”  THEN use the slider bar to adjust the SMOOTH. 

*Also don’t forget to UNLOCK YOUR BACKGROUND LAYER aka click on the lock on the background layer.

 

TO ADD YOUR BACKGROUND:

Enlarge your canvas:   Go to IMAGE > Canvas Size > and double your length & width.  Move your ANCHOR to any of the bottom squares.

To enlarge your background image:  Hold down Control + T on your keyboard and resize your photo.  Press Enter when done.  Switch your layers.

 

 

 

Vivian Maier Projects – due Mon, Feb. 3rd

Click here for the Vivian Maier Project Options

Vivian Maier Project Rubric

 

1/21:  GREEN SCREEN PHOTO DAYS

CLICK THIS LINK FOR GREEN SCREEN WS:  green

We will wait on Vivian Maier projects until Friday so you have two weekends & a full school week to work on them.

 

1/9:  Editing the 8 Candid Portraits

I am absent!  Edit your photos using the steps below, I made sure it was steps that you all had used before.  We will learn new Photoshop skills soon, I PROMISE!!

 

Go to FILE >  AUTOMATE > CONTACT SHEET II

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Follow/Copy what you see  – don’t skip anything or you will have to restart!!!  Insert your 8 candid photos by pressing browse.

Columns: 2

Rows: 4

Uncheck the “Use filename as caption” box! 

Press OK!

 

THEN…. We’re not done yet!

You are going to add a black & white adjustment layer once your contact sheet is created. (Black & White icon  in the Adjustments panel, circled below  OR Choose Layer → New Adjustment Layer → Black & White.)

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If it looks like my sample above, you did great!  My images are blurred out for confidentiality & copyright reasons, your images should not be blurred.

We have done both contacts sheets AND black and white adjustment layers several times this year, you shouldn’t need me to complete this.

 

Upload to Office 365 in your photo folder as CANDID when done!  **Remember to DRAG AND DROP the file into Office 365.  The “Upload” button/method has not been working.

 

 

 

1/7 & 1/8:  Candid Portraits – Photo days!

“The phrase candid portrait is often used to refer to the type of portrait taken when the subject is unaware of the photographer.”

Photograph 8 candid portraits, all 8 photos must look different and be in focus.  Make sure your model does not look at you or into the camera.

 

1/6:  PORTRAIT UNIT BEGINS!

 

Click here for portrait article!

portrait worksheet

 

Semester 2 begins!

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12/13:  Midterm Project Options – 300 points!!! (Extra credit tickets cannot be applied to midterm project.) – DUE IN OFFICE THIS THURSDAY BY 2PM, NO EXCEPTIONS

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Midterm Rubrics (Revised 12/18 – fixed some minor typos!)

 

12/11: Emphasis Photo Editing

Sorry I’m absent!  I am in training. 😦

emphasis-2.jpg***REMEMBER. You can change your eraser size at the top, left-hand side of your Photoshop screen.  It looks like a circle with a number below it!   

If you get stuck, as someone near you.  I will be back tomorrow to assist you all with this!

EMPHASIS

 

IF YOU HAVE A PHOTO THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS, YOU CAN KEEP THE PHOTO GREEN RATHER THAN TURN IT GRAY.  The black & white is mostly for students who have “too much” going on in their photos.   oneredapple-large

 

12/10: Emphasis Photo Day

  • 1 photos showing EMPHASIS through color
  • 1 photos of showing EMPHASIS through size
  • 1 photos of showing EMPHASIS through shape

***You can either stage & take the photos to show emphasis or find a way to edit them to show it.

All photos needed by the start of class tomorrow!!

 

12/9:  Emphasis in Art Worksheet

Photo day tomorrow!  (12/10)  Bring cameras or phone cords from home, if needed.  I will be absent Wednesday – you will have editing instructions to follow while I am out.

Click here to download worksheet:  emphasis-in-art

 

12/5:  Balance Contact Sheet

Open Photoshop!

Go to FILE >  AUTOMATE > CONTACT SHEET II

Follow/Copy what you see below – don’t skip anything or you will have to restart!!!  Insert your 6 balance photos by pressing browse.

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Press OK to make your contact sheet…..

Then, Double-click each “T” in your layers panel to type in either Radial, Symmetrical, or Asymmetrical to accurately label what each photo shows as far as it’s balance.

When done – save & upload to Office 365 in a folder named BALANCE!

12/2:  BALANCE WORKSHEET!

https://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/balance

Use the article above to answer the questions on the downloadable Word Worksheet.  Upload to TYPED ASSIGNMENTS folder in Office when done.

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11/20-11/21: Perspective Photo Day

3 photos showing PERSPECTIVE
*You need a
VANISHING POINT

Think sidewalks… walkways.. Roads (not busy ones) J

PHOTOSHOP DIRECTIONS:

EXAGGERATING DEPTH!  Skewing with the Transform tool

STEP 1:   Unlock your background layer by clicking on the lock IF you have one. Hold down Control + T (on your Keyboard)

STEP 2: Right Click on your photo

Choose “Skew”

Pinch the corners of your image to exaggerate your DEPTH

Press enter on your keyboard when done.

STEP 3: Crop your photo, press enter when done.

11/19: Perspective Online Worksheet

Download the worksheet below and answer it!

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11/18: Paint Bucket Tool Project

 
Today’s assignment:   Save one of the fall/thanksgiving themed coloring pages from below and color it in Photoshop using the paint bucket tool on your tool bar – you can also find your own.
 
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Remember that the Paint Bucket tool is hiding behind the Gradient tool.
 
You only have one class period to complete it and turn it in to Office 365.
 
NOTE:  I provided simple, coloring pages that seemed to have lines that are completely connected.   If your paint bucket tool overfills part of your image with a color you’ll have to use the paint brush tool to block off the area where the color is spilling out.
 
Requirements:
  • You must use more than 4 colors.  (Different shades of 1 color are OK & count.)
  • Autumn, November, or thanksgiving themed coloring page from my list of options, OR something similarly related,
  • Turn into Office 365 before leaving

Click on the coloring page of your choice, click “view full size” on the bottom right of your screen & right click the photo to save it onto your computer.

 

Nov. 12-13:   SHAPE & Contact Sheets

10 photos showing SHAPE!

Photoshop directions:

Open Photoshop > Choose File > Automate > Contact Sheet II.

Specify yesterday’s SHAPE images by clicking “Browse”.  All 10 must be added.

Check the Document dimensions and Thumbnail columns and rows.  Make sure they match the settings below:

Tutorial

Nov 4-5:  Line & Repetition:

  • Yesterday:
  • 2 photos showing LINE
  • 2 photos showing REPETITION/PATTERN

TODAY:

See below on how to edit all 4 of your photos!

  1. Open Photoshop
  2. Select the area you want to tile (you can press ‘m’ for the select tool and click/drag to select an area)
  3. From the menu select “EDIT” ->  “Define Pattern”
  4. Name your pattern and click OK
  5. Select the Paint Bucket tool  (or press ‘g’)  – May be hiding under the gradient tool.
  6. Change the Source from Foreground to Pattern (see image below)
  7. Choose your pattern from the drop-down menu  (see image below)
  8.  Go to “FILE” > ” NEW” … Set your width to 8.5 inches and your height to 11 inches.
  9. Click in your canvas to paste your tiled pattern.
    1. IF YOUR PATTERN IS NOT TILED ENOUGH/TOO LARGE FOR THE CANVAS, make repeat step 8 but use 30 inches by 30 inches.
  10. Save & Upload all 4 to office in a new folder named PATTERN

Paint bucket toolbar

https://www.be-rad.com/2013/10/31/how-to-tile-an-image-in-photoshop/

October 30 – Texture Edits – “High Pass”

Step 1: Open your Image

If you did any previous edits such as adjusting the lighting or colors, you might right click & FLATTEN your layers.

Step 2: Duplicate Layer

Step 3: FILTER > OTHER > High Pass Filter

Step 4: Adjust the amount of sharpening (Don’t go over 10) PRESS OK

Step 5: Look at your LAYERS WINDOW…   Click on “NORMAL” Adjust the Blending Mode (located in your layers panel) to “SOFT LIGHT”

SAVE IT!!!

Repeat this for all 5 photos and upload them all to a new folder in Office 365 named “Texture”

October 28 – Intro to Texture

Click here to download Texture Word Document:  Texture

 

October 22-24:  Layers & Scale!

Tuesday:  Finish up your “text” fall/spooktober projects!  Turn them in to Office 365.  Halfway through class, we will watch a video demonstrating your next project.

This week we will practice Layers, Scale, and Size!   A lot of the concepts that we used for our last projects will be reused this week.  This week is less about “Photography” and more about developing your photo-editing skills and Photoshop familiarity.

Click here for the instructional website!

Click here to download project “base” file – I may have to type in my administrator password on your computer when you do this, be patient with me… 🙂

Due end of class Thursday: Create your own “burger” by adding/subtracting layers.  The document you downloaded is just a base to get you started.

You CAN take images from google for this project.  You must erase out the backgrounds.  You can put chicken on your sandwich, add bacon and avocado, draw ranch or ketchup on using the brush tool…  take off/delete the cheese and tomato.
****You must have added at least 2 new layers to earn an A.

WHEN DONE:  Upload to a new folder in Office 365 named HAMBURGER

October 15-17: “Spooktober” Photos!

Tuesday/Wednesday:   Take 2 photos of the fall/autumn/halloween related items using the DSLR camera (yay!) and transfer them to your computer.

Thursday:  **Editing Demo  You will have this Thursday and next Monday to edit both of your two photos!

DUE TUESDAY OCT 22!  We will begin a new project that day but you will have time to wrap these up.

Step 1: Open 1 of your 2 images

The surfer image above is a sample photo, imagine it is one of your “Spooktober” photos!

Step 2: Add text

Click the text tool on the toolbarImage result for text tool photoshop

  • Choose a font name that looks bold, ideally sans serif font.   (SEE BELOW)
  • Change “Regular” to “Bold” – if possible
  • Set the size to 72 pt

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  • Type something fall related!  (IE:  Fall, Autumn, Spooky, Halloween, October, November, Boo!,
    **Thin fonts won’t work.   Recommended fonts are:  Arial Black, Impact, Helvetica Neue, Skia
    Above, I’ve added the word SURF in Acumin Condensed Black.

Step 3: Resize the Text

Image result for move tool photoshop Select the Move Tool in Photoshop, and then press Control + T at the same time on your keyboard.

Click on the squares at the edge of the selected text and stretch the word out to FILL the ENTIRE IMAGE.

Step 4: Move the background layer/Clipping Mask

Click the lock icon next to your background layer – it should disappear.
Then, drag your BACKGROUND LAYER above your “T” text/word layer (see above.)

On your keyboard, press Control + Alt + G at the same time.

Step 5: The result

Here’s how it looks so far.

Step 6: Add a new background

At the top of your Photoshop screen go to “Layer” > “New Fill Layer” > Solid Color > OK.   Choose a color for your background.

Step 7: Move the Color Fill Layer

Drag/move the Color Fill layer to the bottom of your layers panel.  The order of your layers should look like this.

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SAVE YOUR PHOTO!’
REPEAT THESE STEPS FOR YOUR SECOND PHOTO, USING A DIFFERENT WORD.

UPLOAD BOTH EDITED TEXT/AUTUMN PHOTOS TO OFFICE IN A FOLDER NAMED “FALL”

 

October 8-10:  Complimentary Colors

Take 3 photos!   You must SEARCH for objects/backgrounds that match the 3 sets of complimentary colors. DON’T UPLOAD TO OFFICE 365 – we have to edit them!

Photo 1: Red & Green

Photo 2: Blue & Orange

Photo 3: Yellow & Purple

You will also add a gradient map using those complimentary color pairs to each photo and then upload to Office 365 as “COMPLIMENTARY”

Click the Gradient Map icon in the Adjustments panel. gradient-map-photoshop-black-and-white-8  OR Choose Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map. Click OK in the New Layer dialog box.

In the Properties panel, specify the gradient fill you want to use (HINT:  There are two pre-set ones that already match the project requirements below):

Double click on each color stop AKA square to change the color.  THE COLOR ON THE LEFT NEEDS TO BE THE DARKEST ONE.  You only need two color “stops” for this.

 

October 7: Color Theory

Color theory handout

October 1-3 – Photo Day & Editing – Primary & Secondary Colors

Take 2 photos of anything!  (As long as they are not “photos of photos” aka art, posters, photographs, etc. annnnnnnd snapchat selfies.)

EDITING INSTRUCTIONS

Click the Gradient Map icon in the Adjustments panel. gradient-map-photoshop-black-and-white-8  OR Choose Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map. Click OK in the New Layer dialog box.

In the Properties panel, specify the gradient fill you want to use (HINT:  There are two pre-set ones that already match the project requirements below):

By default, the shadows, midtones, and highlights of the image are mapped respectively to the starting (left) color, midpoint, and ending (right) color of the gradient fill.

Double click on each color stop AKA square to change the color.  THE COLOR ON THE LEFT NEEDS TO BE THE DARKEST ONE.

Photo 1: Your gradient map must be the primary colors – Blue, Red, Yellow 

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Photo 2: Your gradient map must be the secondary colors – Purple, green, orange,

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Upload the two photos to Office 365/OneDrive in a new folder named “Gradient Maps” – you DO NOT  need to upload the orignal photos, only the edited.

September 30 – Color Mixing

Color Mixing – learning the primary & secondary colors.

See me for the instructions on how to make this assignment up if you were absent!

September 26 – ONE DAY ASSIGNMENT (Due @ end of class)

Click here for Collage Maker website

Add all 6 of your photo filtered/edited Color Unity photos (green, orange, blue, red, purple, yellow) into a collage.

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Save the file and upload it to the SAME OFFICE 365 FOLDER as your six individual photos.

September 19th:  Color Unity/Harmony PHOTO DAY

Yesterday’s Color Wheel sketchbook assignment will be graded today on Friday.

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Take 1 photo of each color using classroom items: green, orange, blue, red, purple, yellow

PHOTOSHOP: Quick edit in your own way and add a photo filter to each.

*** REQUIRED EDITS

  • ADD A PHOTO FILTER: (Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter)
  • Click on the colored square or color name in the drop down and choose the same color that matches the items in each photo).
  • Move the “Density” up to at least 50% OR HIGHER!
  • Repeat for all 6 photos

Submit all 6 photos to Office 365 as “Color Unity” or “Color Harmony” by the START of class 9/26.

September 11 & 12-17 – Photo Day & Editing Instructions

Sept 11 – Take 5 photos of the still life in class.  Transfer the photos to your computer before you leave today.  (Do not upload to Onedrive/Office 365 yet)

Sept 12-17- Begin editing all 5 of your photos using the instructions below.  You can make any additional photoshop adjustments that you would like (your images must all be in color) but you must use the required changes listed below. Image result for adjustment hue saturation icon

FOR ALL 5 PHOTOS:

  • Adjust a specific color or color range in each photo using your “Hue & Saturation” adjustment layer in photoshop.
  • To shift the hue of a certain color range without affecting the rest of your iImage result for adjustment hue saturationmage, add a “Hue/Saturation”adjustment layer by clicking on the icon circled above in your adjustment window.
  • You can change the colors you wish to change under “MASTER” or custom select certain colors by clicking on the pointing hand icon next to “MASTER”.  The hand icon allows you to use the eyedropper tool to click on specific colors in your image.
  • Move the HUE slider bar/arrow to the left and right to change your color to a new color.

For all 5 photos, I want you to swap your original photo colors out for new colors.  We used colored lighting so have fun playing with that light color!

DUE END OF CLASS TUESDAY 9/17:  Upload all 5 edited photos to Office 365 in a NEW FOLDER named “September Still Life” – you do NOT need to upload the original, unedited photos.

Youtube Tutorial

September 10, 2019 – Miss G is absent!

Hi all – ***WEDNESDAY WILL BE A PHOTO DAY!  Bring camera or phone cords!

  • Download the word document by clicking…. HERE! >>> Still Life Online Worksheet
  • Click “ENABLE EDITING” at the top so you can type in your answers.
  • Research the answers to these questions,
  • Save this document to your HOME folder,
  • Upload this document to your TYPED Onedrive/Office 365 Folder before leaving class today.

You may use today to work on your sketchbook covers OR the sketchbook assignment due on Friday as long as you keep the classroom clean.  I did hide the mod podge and brushes – I do not leave these out when substitutes are here.  Use gluesticks to temporarily secure down any loose paper until I am back in school on Wednesday.

On Friday, I will check to see that the inside cover of your sketchbook OR the first white page is designed to have your name, in color, filling almost all of the page

September 9, 2019 – What is a good photo?  What types of photos are there?

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September 5, 2019 – Intro to Elements of Art

Worksheet

August 27, 2019 – Intro to Photoshop/Demo for 1st Project:

Today we will briefly explore different aspects of Photoshop.   Students will have Wednesday and Thursday to edit at least 2 photos from the 6 circular photos they took on Monday.

To earn full credit for this assignment you need to upload the 2 original, unedited photos and the 2 final, Photoshopped projects so that I can see that your photograph has been altered in some way.  Be sure to rename the Photoshop project something different than the original photo while you are editing it or you will lose your original photo.  These must be uploaded into your shared Office 365/OneDrive photo folders by the end of class on Thursday for me to grade them.  You may use any filters, tools, brushes, etc. 

If you were not here or are a new student that does not have an Office 365/OneDrive folder, come see me.  When I go to grade your work this weekend, I will check to see whose folders did or did not properly share.

If you were absent please make up the photo assignment as soon as you have the opportunity to.

Due Thursday: 2 Original/Edited Circle Photos, signed camera contracts, and lab fees.

Photoshop Basics

 

August 26, 2019 – PHOTO DAY!

6 photos of circular objects, due by end of the day.

August 22, 2019 – Point & Shoot Camera Parts Handout

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Due at end of class today – no late work accepted unless you are/were absent or have coordinating accommodations such as extended time.

2019-20 School Year Documents

Photo 1 syllabus

Camera Contract

Supply List

 

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4/22: CMY Project

CMY directions

You will create 3 projects!

You need to photograph 3 different subjects for this project.  (3 people, cats, dogs, single objects… etc.)

Due Monday 4/29

4/14: Surprise Quiz!

Don’t worry, we will review today’s exam  results together, we will go over every questions, AND you will have an opportunity to retake the exam this week.

Today’s goal: We will be checking your knowledge on the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES of design!

4/9 Mirrored Photo Pattern

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Follow the link below to find the instructions on how to mirror an image multiple times to create a cool design!

You will need create TWO “Mirrored Photo Pattern” Projects so you will need TWO Photos

Monday:  PHOTO DAY!  Take 2 NEW photos of anything – flowers, leaves, etc. work great for this!  If “On-campus” photos bore you, take 2 pictures after school!

Tuesday-Thursday:  Edit!!!!

Click here for editing directions!  When done, feel free to make any other additional edits.

Due Thursday, 4/11  upload to Office 365 as “Mirror”

4/1:  Editing the Selective Square Photos

Click here for the step-by-step directions:  Selective Square Directions

Upload to Office 365 by the end of class on Thursday, 4/4.

 

3/20:  Selective Color Square Project

FOUR NEWWWWWWWW PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANYTHING!

-Two photos have to be done ON-CAMPUS

-Twp photos have to be done OFF-CAMPUS

We will edit them when we get back from Spring Break.

Photos must be taken by April 1st.

Selective Square

Selective Square 2

Tuesday, Mar 12. Projected Portraits & COLOR THEORY

Powerpoint:Intro to Color Theory

Color Theory Project Rubric

Google image search a single-color/monotone image and paste it into the powerpoint on my desktop classroom computer.

Click “Present” so the image shows up on the projector and stand in front of the screen while your partner photographs you!

Upload the image onto your computer, fix your lighting in Photoshop, & upload to Office 365 as “Projector”

*****Suggested photoshop tools (at least one must be used):  Exposure, Levels, Curves, Saturation, Vibrance,

Due in Office 365 by 3/19

2/25:  Low Poly Portrait

Low Poly Portrait Photo Project

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Step 1. Duplicate your “Background Layer”

Right Click on your Background layer and choose “Duplicate Layer”

Step 2. Make your first Triangular Selection

Select your duplicate layer copy.  Make sure that the Polygonal Lasso Tool is selected from your toolbar, and pick an area of SIMILAR COLOR to draw a triangle.  (Click on your photo to create a point for each triangle.  Double click to close out the triangle.)

For each of your triangles, you want to select areas that have similar coloring.

Now, draw your triangular selection.

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Step 3. Filter the Selection

With the triangular area selected (you should see the moving dotted line), select Filter > Blur > Average. This creates an average of all of the colors within your selection area.

Once the selection area is “averaged,” you can draw your next triangle. Make sure that one side of your triangle lines up with one side from the original. This will prevent any gaps between triangles.

Now that you’ve already used the Average command once, you should be able to simply hit (Ctrl + Alt + F) on your keyboard. This keyboard shortcut repeats whichever filter was last used.

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Step 4. Repeat Forever (Not Really)

This is the time-consuming part of the tutorial. The low poly technique itself isn’t hard at all, but making all of those triangles does take a chunk of time. Settle in with a good podcast or TV show in the background and the time will quickly fly by.

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Tip 1: Filling in the Gaps

You might notice gaps between some of your triangles. These are easy to fix—just draw another triangle that covers the gap. (The gaps also might not even be visible once you zoom out to look at the final product.)

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Tip 2: Getting the Details

Make smaller triangles to capture the more detailed areas of the image. Luckily, you don’t have to use small triangles for the entire portrait. The low poly effect looks best with a wide range of triangle sizes.

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Keep on making those triangles until you’ve covered the entire image.

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Projects will be due Mar  7

2/19: PHOTO WEEK!!  WHAT DOES FRAMING DO?

1. Gives the photo context – It can tell you something about where the photo was taken.

2. Provides a sense of depth and layers – Framing adds something in the foreground, giving extra dimension to the shot.

3. Lead’s the viewer’s eye towards your main focal point – Some ‘frames’ can draw your photo’s viewer into the picture just by their shape.  Not only draw the eye into a picture but that it keeps it there longer – giving a barrier between your subject and the outside of the shot.

4. Intrigues the viewer – Framing can leave those viewing your image wondering a little more or imagining what is behind your frame

FRAMING

DUE BY THIS THURSDAY:

  • 4 photographs showing/using FRAMING.  Can be natural framing or manipulated by you!
  • ALSO – I am going to retake 2 quick, not-awkward, very flattering portraits of each of you on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday this week.  We will be using them for an upcoming project and I am aware that some of you lost your portraits from the whole student server folder loss.  Don’t fight me on these, please!!  I wish we didn’t have to redo them either but we will need them and we also have quite a bit of new Photo 1 students who never got to take them.

 

 

2/11:  Combining the Alphabet Photos!

DUE TO STUDENT USERNAME FOLDER ISSUES THE PROJECT IS EXTENDED UNTIL END OF CLASS THURSDAY.  SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE TO EITHER RETAKE OR REUPLOAD PHOTOS.

Editing your alphabet photos together using “Collage” Maker – Due @ end of class 2/12

Alphabet Collage Tutorial

Click here for Collage Maker website

 

1/31: Alphabet Photo Scavenger Hunt

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UPLOAD ALL 26 PHOTOGRAPHS TO ONE PARTNER’S COMPUTER!!!   *** CRUCIAL 

Due Thurs. Feb 7

 

1/28:  Types of Film Cameras

Download the word document/online handout and click “enable editing” so you can answer each question in full sentences! Use the link to the reading to find the answers, make sure you read the entire article!

Turn it in to your “Typed” assignment folder in Office 365 by the end of the class period.

Click here for the reading

Types of cameras online handout

1/17:  Vivian Maier Documentary Follow up Project

We watched the movie “Finding Vivian Maier” this week and today we will begin a project.

PROJECT MENU

PROJECT RUBRIC

Due @ end of class Thursday 1/24!

1/8:  FILM PS FILTER – PHOTO DAY!

2 photos of ANYTHING but must be edited in the style of FILM PHOTOGRAPHS using the tutorial below.  There are a lot of editing steps, don’t procrastinate !

DUE THURSDAY !!!  Turn two edited photographs into Office 365 in a new folder named “FILM PS FILTER”

Click here for:  Film Effect Tutorial  READ BELOW FOR THE HIGH PASS & HEALING BRUSH STEP!!!

Healing brush tool is optional.

When you get to the step that says “High Pass Sharpening” IGNORE where it says “Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + Alt/Opt + E to merge all visible layers to a new layer” and simply right click on any one layer to “Merge All” Visible.

THEN!  Duplicate that new, single background layer and continue back on from the step that tells you to “Desaturate”.

1/7: Daguerreotypes

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On January 7, 1839, Daguerre announced the first permanent photograph – HAPPY 180TH BIRTHDAY TO THE DAGUERREOTYPE!  Thanks Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre!

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Back in the day, models would have to hold the same pose for 20 seconds in order to take a portrait photograph.  Can you imagine holding the same pose for that long when taking yearbook photos?

Daguerreotype Reading

Video Demonstration

12/17:  Big shoutout to Brae Abdon for creating a quizlet!

Click here: Quizlet

12/12:  Study Guide

Photo 1 Mid Term Study Guide

12/11:   Sketchbook “Cheat-Sheet” Mid term prep

(This is not a sketchbook Friday assignment)

  • Glue a point & shoot diagram into your sketchbook.
  • List the following terms in your sketchbook & define them or describe them in whichever way you choose.  As long as you can understand what that term means, you will be set up for success on that midterm!
    • Shutter release button
    • Color Temperature
    • .PSD (Photoshop Document)
    • RGB

12/10: Midterm Review Jeopardy

 
 
 

Wednesday: 12/05  – Editing your Principle of Design Photos

4 photos must have some effect added from the filter gallery (Choose Filter > Filter Gallery.)

4 photos must have a color photo filter adjustment layer or colorize (Choose Image → Adjustments →  Hue/Saturation OR Layer → New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation to work on an adjustment layer.  Then check off the box that says Colorize.)

2 photos must be black & white adjustment layer.  (Black & White icon  in the Adjustments panel OR Choose Layer → New Adjustment Layer → Black & White. In the New Layer dialog box, type a name for the adjustment layer and then click OK.)

2 photos must have a posterize adjustment layer. (Image → Adjustments → Posterize)

2 photos must have a gradient map adjustment layer (Click the Gradient Map icon  in the Adjustments panel. OR Choose Layer  New Adjustment Layer → Gradient Map. Click OK in the New Layer dialog box.)

2 photos must have the color balance adjusted in a creative way.  (Choose Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance.)

2 photos will not be edited OR you can have a free choice and edit them however you want.

Upload to Office 365 in a folder named Principles!  EACH PHOTO must be renamed with the coordinating principle of art.  (Once uploaded in Office 365, you can right click on each photo and rename it to Emphasis, etc.)

Monday: 12/03  Principles of Art Scavenger Hunt

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2 photos of each principle of art (see above)

Photos need to be taken and uploaded to class computer by the end of class on Tuesday.  We will edit them on Wednesday & Thursday!

Monday 10/29:  Intro to Portrait Photography

POWERPOINT: Portrait Types

Tuesday 10/23: Same Object Project

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Click here for the project directions & editing steps:  Same Object Project Directions

Due in Office 365 Thursday!  ** Remember, no blurry photos!  You’re losing 1/2 of your points for that blurry photo, take your time and focus your photo-taking device.

Monday 10/22

Intro to Composition & Angles

Monday: Complete questions

Tuesday-Thursday: Take photos & see handout for editing

Tuesday, 10/16 – Thursday, 10/18:

This week’s photo assignment:
-6 photos showing repetition (repeating objects),
-6 close-up photos showing texture (the surface/feeling of an object),

Make sure your photos are IN-FOCUS & not blurry.  You will lose half-credit on each blurry/out-of-focus photo from this point on and moving forward in the year.   (Ouch!)
This is the time of the year where I start really cracking down on what a “Quality photography” is.  Make sure you are focusing your cameras by holding the button down halfway before taking it.

Editing:  “Quick edit” all your images as needed in Photoshop  (Adjust curves, levels, saturation – any adjustments you think the photo needs.)

Upload to Office 365/OneDrive as “Texture & Repetition” – Due Thursday, Oct 18.

10/10: Elements & Principals of Design Group Posters

Each group will be assigned an element or principal of design to create a poster for.  You may work in groups, pairs, or individually – we just need to make sure that a total of 14 posters are being made.

A handout will be provided to your group with a rubric and poster requirements on it.  This poster is due at the end of class on Thursday!

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10/9:  Grading Day

Take out your sketchbook & sit at your computer.   Today is a “catch-up” day and an opportunity to get ahead on your sketchbook Friday assignment (business card – sample on whiteboard.)

I am going to come around with my laptop.  I only have about 1 1/2 minutes with each of you today for grading only – please remember, today is not a day for me to help you make up missing work, you’ll need to stay after if you need assistance with assignments.  Also feel free to ask a friend/see my website for help.  Use the directions and resources on this site, they’re helpful!

Open the following assignments (AND any make-up work you need me to put a grade in for) and be ready to quickly show me them so I can enter grades.  You can open your photos in Photoshop or simply a preview.
Remember:  Office 365 has not been our friend this week due to the district network issues & this is not how we will normally enter grades.

Assignments being checked:

  • 6 color unity photos (green, orange, blue, red, brown/beige, yellow,)
  • 8 shape/line photos
  • 3 complimentary color photos
  • & any make-up projects/sketchbook assignments

  10/03-10/04:  Photo Day!

You will go on a scavenger hunt to take 3 total photos using objects that match each set of complimentary colors.   Each set of two colors should be the only colors in each your 3 photos.   (See Below)

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Photo 1:  Red and Green only
Photo 2:  Yellow and Purple only
Photo 3:  Orange & Blue only

Quick edit, make any other adjustments needed and upload to Office 365 as “Complementary Color”.

10/01:  Substitute Assignment

Download the question sheet, click “Enable Editing”, type in your answers, save the document as “elements”, and upload it to your Office 365 account in your “Typed” folder.

You will google search each question to find the correct answer.

This is due at the end of class today, anything uploaded to Office 365 after midnight on 10/01 will not be accepted.

Click here to download assignment

9/27:   How do our 3 Primary Colors make 3 Secondary Colors?

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You will get three strips of paper to paint today.  PUT YOUR NAME ON EACH!

You must complete all color combinations listed below using only paint in primary colors BUT the secondary color (orange, green, purple) must be in the middle of each strip of paper.

If this is not complete by the end of class today, you will not get full credit.

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9/25:  Color Unity/Harmony

Put yesterday’s Color Wheel sketchbook assignment out on any red table!  These will be graded today.

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1 photo of each color using classroom items: green, orange, blue, red, brown/beige, yellow,

Quick edit and add a photo filter to each.   (Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter > Click on the colored square and choose a color that matches the items in each photo)

Submit all 6 photos to Office 365 as “Color Unity” or “Color Harmony” by the end of class 9/26

9/24:  Element of Art:  Color

Do a Google Image search of “Color Wheel” and choose an example that you like best.

On the SECOND page of your sketchbook, recreate an ACCURATE visual representation of a color wheel.  It must be labeled.   You have one class to do this, it will be check Tuesday.  Colored Pencils will work best for blending colors.

(Remember, the first page of your sketchbook should be this week’s Sketchbook Friday “Name” assignment.  It is due 9/28)

Bring cameras tomorrow – PHOTO DAY ON TUESDAY!

9/20:  What does Miss Gallagher mean by “Quick Edit?”

Miss G has a recommended set of edits that you should use on every photo you plan to turn in for grading.  You should make a habit of using these specific editing tools all year long.

Follow the steps below & edit all 8 of your shape/line photos from yesterday.  When done,  upload to Office 365 in a folder named “Shape and Line”

Quick editing:

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**Make sure your “Adjustments” panel is showing on your photoshop screen.

The word “Adjustments” will be on the right side of your screen.  If not, click the “Windows” tab at the top and check to see that “Adjustments” is marked off.  Click on it if it does not have a check next to it.

1) Crop the photo

  • From the toolbar, select the Crop Tool . Crop borders will display on the edges of the photo.
  • Draw a new cropping area or drag the corner and edge handles to specify the crop boundaries in your photo
  • Press “enter” on your keyboard when you’re done & click on any other tool so that your crop tool is unselected.

2) Adjust “Levels”

  • Click the Levels icon  in the Adjustments panel
  • Slightly adjust the shadows and highlights manually by dragging the black, gray, and white Input Levels sliders (little triangles shown below) to the edge of the first group of pixels at either end of the histogram
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Photoshop Curves option

3) Adjust “Curves”

  • Click the Curves icon  in the Adjustments panel.
  • Click directly on the curve line and then drag the control point to adjust a tonal area.
  • You can also add more points directly to the curve to adjust different tonal areas.

4) Adjust the “Color Balance”

(This helps when your photo is too “warm” or too “cool”)

  • Click the Color Balance icon  in the Adjustments panel.
  • Drag a slider toward a color that you want to increase in the image; drag a slider away from a color that you want to decrease in the image.

Edit all 8 of your shape/line photos from yesterday using the Quick Edit steps from above.  When done,  upload all 8 to Office 365 in a photo folder named “Shape and Line”

9/19:  PHOTO DAY!

Take your sketchbook out and leaved it on a red table to be graded.  Sit at your compuer and sign on.

Grab the photo ID the matches your computer # from the red pocket chart.  If you need a memory card from the same computer seat pocket as well.

Sign out any camera if you need one.

Today:  Take 4 photos that show LINE & 4 photos that show SHAPE.

Make sure they are transferred from your camera/phone to the computer in your network name folder.  Do not upload them to Office 365 yet.

9/18: Elements of Design

TODAY ONLY:  In the BACK of your sketchbooks, research and write the definition for each element of design, in red:

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k instead of each individual dictionary.com definition for the words – Dictionary.com can be incorrect and may not give you the fine arts definition.

You can put one word per page or all 7 words on one page – it is up to you!

These will be checked and graded for a total of 50 pts.   Approx. 7 points per definition.

If you do not get done today, you need to take it home as homework!

 

9/13-9/14:

Designing Sketchbook Covers!

We will spend the next two days collaging magazine clippings onto our sketchbook covers.  Feel free to bring in photos/pictures from home to add to your covers.

We will use these creative journals throughout the year – do not lose them!

9/10:  Putting Photos in Text

Fill Text with Images in Photoshop

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9/4:  Still life photos!

Using your 5 best photos from yesterday’s still life, you will edit the photos using the in-class handouts.   If you skip editing steps, points will be marked off.

Submit all 5, edited photos to your Office 365 by Friday, 9/7.  See handout for uploading instructions.  20 points/photo = 100 pts

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8/31: Putting the toolbar to use!

Open any photo in Photoshop and try each tool, as well as their hidden ones on that photo.

I will demo each tool with the class.

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8/30:  Photoshop Toolbar/Toolbox

Complete the reading below.  Download the question sheet, click “Enable Editing”, type in your answers, save the document as “Toolbar”, and upload it to your Office 365 account in your “Typed” folder.

This is due at the end of class today, anything uploaded after midnight on 8/30 will not be accepted.

Click here for the reading   SEE READING BELOW –  LINK IS BLOCKED BY SCHOOL

Click here for the question sheet

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8/29: Beginning of the year Pre-Test

Several students have never used a camera or Photoshop while some are more familiar with these items.  Students took an exam to gauge what each individual knows so far and which information needs to be covered.  This exam will be re-administered at the end of the year to measure growth.

8/27: Intro to Photoshop/Demo

Today we will briefly explore different aspects of Photoshop.  Students will learn the basics of opening/saving a photograph and navigating Photoshop.  Students will have half of the class on Monday and the entire class on Tuesday to edit 2 photos from the 15 photos they took on Friday.

IN CLASS: Start up Photoshop and edit two new photographs you have taken from last Friday or over the weekend.  Click around on Photoshop and try different buttons/options out.  If you mess the photograph up it is OK.  The goal for this assignment is to familiarize ourselves on how Photoshop works and to give students a chance to explore tools.

To earn full credit for this assignment you need to upload the 2 original. uneditted photos and the final Photoshopped projects so that I can see that your photograph has been altered in some way.  Be sure to save the Photoshop project something different than the original photo while you are editing it or you will lose your original photo.  These must be uploaded into your shared Office 365/OneDrive folders for me to grade them.  You may use any filters, tools, brushes, etc. 

In Office 365/OneDrive:  Please create a new folder in your Photo Assignments/Photo Folder named, “Intro Photos” and upload your work in there.  It should automatically be shared with me if you properly set up your main “firstname_lastname_#” folder.  (When I go to grade your work this weekend, I will check to see whose folders did or did not properly share.)

If you were absent please make up this assignment as soon as you have the opportunity to get on a computer in our classroom.  Tuesday will be our last full day to work on these.

Due this week: Original/Edited Intro Photos, signed syllabus, camera contracts, and lab fees.

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8/22 – Photo Day Procedures/How Point & Shoots save & take photos

I will be leaving at the end of 4th period today!  6th and 7th period students will answer the 5 questions on the handout and turn it in before the end of the class period for grading.  No late work will be accepted.   If the handout is not completed/turned into the pink tray, you will receive a zero.

6th & 7th period reading:

Click here for today’s reading

2nd period: 

How PointShoot Cam Works

8/21 – What is Photography?  What kinds of cameras are there?

What is Photography Powerpoint

8/17/2018

What is a good photograph?

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

Syllabus: Photo 1 syllabus

Camera Handling Contract: Camera Contract

Supply Wish List:  To be added shortly!

Please return the signed bottom portion of the syllabus and signed camera contract by FRIDAY, August 17th.







 



 

 

 

 

 

5/18 – Final Exam Prep

See me for a study guide.

 

May 14-17

Printing to blank watercolor paper

Open a new photo in Photoshop

Go to “File” > “Print”

Choose the FISH or TURTLE printer

Go to “Print Settings”

Change your paper source to Manual Feed

Change printer paper size to Custom and type in 11”W x 15”H

Change Media type to Photos Papers > Matte Photo Paper

SelectScale to Fit& Check your Landscape/Portrait settings

Raise hand before printing – I will load paper and tell you when it’s ok to press print.

Watercolors are in cabinet – RETURN WHEN DONE.

May 7-May 10

Photo 1 Scavenger Hunt – DUE THURSDAY

Exercise good judgment – do not do anything for a photo that might get you in trouble for breaking school policy.

You cannot use a photo more than once for a category.

1 photo of something you can eat/someone eating

1 photo of glass

1 photo of metal

1 photo of concrete

1 photo of wood

1 photo of a geometric shape (square, triangle, circle, hexagon, octagon)

1 close-up photo of clothing

1 photo of only cool colors (blue, green)

1 photo of only warm colors (orange, red, yellow)

1 photo of something with wheels

1 photo of a flag

1 photo of a sign

April 30

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April 23-24

Photograms!

April 10-12

Shepard Fairey created a campaign poster for Barack Obama from what he thought was an Associated Press photograph that he found on the Internet. He modified the photo and added the word HOPE at the bottom. Later, the Associated Press stated the Fairey should pay royalties for using the photo and a fine for having broken the copyright laws. Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project filed a suit against the AP on Fairey’s behalf claiming that he had a right to use it be cause of “fair use” laws. Mannie Garcia has since realized that it was his photo used in the poster. He claims that he was not working for AP at the time the photo was taken. He also does not feel it was right for Fairey to have used the photo without permission.

 

Characters:

Shepard Fairey’s team (5)

  • The people on Shepard Fairey’s team should go to the NPR site. Also do other searches and see what you can find. Look for his artwork. Look for his own website. Be ready to argue why your artwork based on this photo is allowed under fair use laws and you did not break any copyright laws. If you win, artists will be allowed to modify images for their own art without paying. If you lose, all artists will have to pay to use any image in their work.

Mannie Garcia’s team (5)

  • If you are on Mannie Garcia’s team, visit the NPR site, do a Google search and look for interviews with him or news articles mentioning his name. See if you can find some of his photos. You feel the photo is yours and that you are protecting your livelihood by asking people not to take your work off the Internet for free.

Associated Press’ team (5)

  • Those working on the Associated Press team do not have a specific character to study, but you do need to learn about the Associated Press and what it is. You must also learn what their position on this issue is. Start with the NPR interviews and then do your own research on the topic for news articles and interviews with the important people in this case. Be ready to argue why this photo is yours and not Garcia’s and why Fairey shouldn’t have used it. If you win, artist’s images will be protected from those who would take them without asking and without paying. If you loose, anyone could take anything for free. You will no longer have control of the photos you paid photographers to take.

Copyright historians (5)

  • Copyright historians will learn about the copyright laws and any similar court cases about fair use that have already been decided. Any of the teams may contact a copyright historian and ask that person to testify (answer questions in court) as an expert witness. Lawyers, make sure that you only ask questions of these witnesses that you are sure will be answered in a way favorable to your client. Don’t let yourself be surprised by your own witness.

Judges (5)

  • Judges will learn about copyright laws and past court cases on similar topics. The judges will hear the testimony, keep order in the court and then decide who the photo belongs to and if Fairey may use it and under what conditions.

 

How it Works:

Each person will be assigned a team relating to a person with a position. Here are a few ways to work with your team and divide up the tasks on presentation day. It doesn’t matter which way you decide to divide organize your jobs, but you should decide before the event how you want to do it (you may use any combination or come up with your own plan). I just ask that every one gets a turn.

  • Every one will do research on the topic. Go to my website and follow the NPR links on copyright infringement to listen to Interviews with Shepard Fairey, Mannie Garcia and a law professor. Also, do research about fair use laws. Look online or in the library. Find other cases that were decided for and against people who were accused of infringing on copyrights. At the bottom of the NPR pages are listener comments. They will often give you ideas about where you can start your research.
  • Decide how to organize your team. You may want to divide up the roles. One person can play a real person like Garcia or Fairey, one or two others can play lawyers and you can have one or two expert witnesses-maybe a law professor, an artist, a photographer, a businessperson, a expert on fair use copyright laws or anything else that you can think of. Trade roles around as you need them.

Instead of having one person assigned strictly to one role, you may prefer to work in a more tag-team manner where one person might start out as an Associated Press lawyer, but then suddenly run out of ideas or forget the right words and call for a new team member to come out and take his or her place.

A third way to handle it is to have your members who are not currently “acting” to stand by for an emergency phone call from one of the characters. If a character forgets what to say, that person can pretend to call for help and the team can tell him or her what to say.

  • If you want to argue like a good lawyer, read up on the characters you will be supporting. If you are arguing in favor of Fairey, find other court cases where fair use was used and the borrower of the original material won the case. If you are arguing in favor of the AP or Garcia, find cases where the court decided in favor of the original creator of the material, not the person who copied it. Also find any evidence you can to support your argument about whom the material belongs to, Garcia or the AP. This may not be possible for us to really do, but find what you can. Also, contact the copyright historians to find out if any of them have information that can help your team. The lawyers will present their arguments to the judges and call the other characters to the stand as witnesses. During the trial, call on any helpful historian as an expert witness to testify in your favor.

Each group will receive a score in the following areas. The grade will be averaged in with your presentation grade

Participation    5 points

Research        5 points

Content           5 points

Clarity              5 points

Total                20 points

April 9

Click here for the Copyright Law Article

Understanding Copyright Law Worksheet

April 4 – PHOTO DAY

Open-ended Photo Prompt Theme: “Up in the air”

Photograph 4 DIFFERENT photos displaying the theme “Up in the air” in your interpretation.  This can mean anything to you.  Be creative.  Each photo of the 4 photos have to be completely different, do not turn in 4 photos of your friends jumping in the air.

Concept Examples:  Hands in the air, birds flying, something being thrown, people jumping, taking a photo from a large height/aerial photos, something too high to reach,

Shoot your photos today, quick edit & turn into Office 365 as “In the Air” by the end of class on Thursday.

 

April 2

Hyper Color Collage

March 21

Using colored pencil to alter a printed black & white image

Choose any photo you have taken & make it black & white.  (Image>Adjustments>Black & White)

After you make it black & white, print it using the settings below.  COW or SQUIRREL PRINTERS ONLY.

Use colored pencils to add color back in to any interesting areas.

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March 19

Duotone Images

Take two images (previously shot) and follow the tutorial below – use one photo for the “Default Photoshop duotone” process and a second photo for the “Gradient Map” process.

Due at the end of class Tuesday, 3/19

Click here

March 12

COLOR THEORY

Powerpoint:Intro to Color Theory

Color Theory Project Rubric

Assignment due no later than Friday.

Suggested photoshop tools (at least one must be used):  Exposure, Levels, Curves, Saturation, Vibrance,

March 5

Lighting Exercises

Due March 6 in OneDrive

Tuesday, Feb 27

PORTRAIT RETOUCHING PHOTOSHOP STEPS:
-Crop
-Duplicate Layer
-Spot Healing Brush
-Healing Brush
-Clone Stamp
-Liquify
-Brush Tool (eye color, eyeshadow, lip color)
-Dodge/Burn
-Add Cooling Photo Filter
-Raise exposure

Monday-Thursday, Feb 12-15

PORTRAITS!

Monday:  Skim-read chapter 5 on Portrait Photography.  In the chapter review section on pg. 129, answer the sections titled: Recall, Analyze, and Synthesize AS WELL AS listing 2 things you learned in the reading.

Tuesday: Shooting portraits of others

Wednesday: Shooting SELF-portraits, of you!

Thursday: Using Photoshop to retouch portraiture – Retouching Tutorial

Wednesday Jan 31 – Feb 6

PROJECT OPTIONS:  Finding Vivian Maier Project Menu

RUBRIC:  Vivian Maier Project Menu Rubric

Monday, Jan 29 – Wednesday, Jan 31

Inventory Week!  We will need to avoid using computers, printers, and cameras this week so that they district may take inventory.  That being said, we will be watching this great documentary for 2-3 days.

The whole documentary is available on Netflix, if interested.

Vivian Maier Film Trailer

Vivian Maier Documentary WS

Wednesday, Jan 24

Contrast using black & white

Students will take a total of 4 photos: 2 of white objects against a black background, 2 of black objects against a white background.

All 4 images must be edited & submitted by the end of class Thursday.

REQUIRED EDITING/ADJUSTMENT TOOLS: Black & White Layer, Exposure, Level, Curves, & Spot Healing Brush tool for any out of place spots that need to be hidden.

Monday, Jan 22

Pictorialist-Styled Images

Read page 43 in the textbook – take note of what Pictorialism is.

Choose any photo to work with – portraits/selfies work great!

Follow the step-by-step directions in our class textbook on page 49.  Make sure that you put your textbook away when done!  (NOTE:  For step 2, our Photoshop is a bit older and requires us to go to “Filter Gallery”

This is due at the end of class on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Upload it to your office 365 account as “Pictorialist”

Monday, Jan 16

Object Story Challenge

In groups of 2-3, use your assigned item to create a story consisting of 5 photos.  The item will act as the character of your story.  You need to have a clear beginning and end.

This is due at the end of class Wednesday – we will present them on Thursday.  Make sure each group member has photos 1-5 IN ORDER in Office 365.

Monday, Jan. 8

Continue Photo Scavenger Hunt from Thursday!   Due Tuesday 1/9

Alphabet Photo Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Analyzing Photographs worksheet

Choose 1 photograph by the photographer featured in your sketchbook. (ie: Clyde Butcher, Annie Liebovitz) and answer the worksheet about that artist’s work.  Make sure you write the photo title & artist name somewhere on your handout!

Thursday, Dec. 7

Color Gridded Photographs

Finish any uploading/editing necessary for your “Two Dozen” photos & “Color Harmony” photos.

THEN

Follow the step-by-step instructions to turn one photograph into a gridded color masterpiece!  This will be due either Monday or Tuesday.

See the source image

Color Grid Instructions

Wednesday, December 6

Two Dozen Photos Assignment

Choose one location and plant your feet in a particular spot.  Shoot 24 unique shots.
Remember, you aren’t allowed to move your feet from that spot.

This assignment will teach you patience, the art of composition and angles, and make you realize that rather than chasing down subjects, it’s okay to let them come to you.

Turn all 24 photos, unedited, in as “Two Dozen” assignment on Office 365!

 

Tuesday, December 5th

Photographing Color Harmony

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1 photo of each color using classroom items: green, orange, blue, red, brown/beige, maroon

Wednesday, November 29

Today is a photoshop work day!

You all will be editing your images in Photoshop and then uploading them to Office 365.

Assignment 12: 3 Reflective Metal photos, quick edit & add a cooling photo filter to each.
Make sure all of your layers are merged.  (Layer > Merge Visible)
Image> Adjustments> Photo filter> Choose any of the 3 cooling filters

Assignment 13: 3 “What’s in your bag” photos, quick edited.

Monday, November 13th

WHAT DOES FRAMING DO?

1. Gives the photo context – It can tell you something about where the photo was taken.

2. Provides a sense of depth and layers – Framing adds something in the foreground, giving extra dimension to the shot.

3. Lead’s the viewer’s eye towards your main focal point – Some ‘frames’ can draw your photo’s viewer into the picture just by their shape.  Not only draw the eye into a picture but that it keeps it there longer – giving a barrier between your subject and the outside of the shot.

4. Intrigues the viewer – Framing can leave those viewing your image wondering a little more or imagining what is behind your frame

Click here for examples of framed photos

Thursday, November 9th

Choose 1 photographer from the list below and design a page about them.  Use 5 facts & collaged photos or quotes:

Lee Friedlander
Jerry Uelsmann
Clyde Butcher
Man Ray
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Anne Geddes
Dorothea Lange
Annie Leibovitz
Sylvia Plachy
Ansel Adams
Alfred Stieglitz
Edward Steichen
Richard Avedon
Nigel Barker
Edward Weston

This is due November 17th

Tuesday, November 7th

ALTERNATIVE CAMERA ANGLES

Go outside and take 4 photographs of the same subject from 4 different camera angles- straight on, from above, from below, and then tilt the camera at any of the other 3 angles.  Make sure your 4 images are clear and in focus!

Quick edit in Photoshop & turn all 4 edited photos into OneDrive as Photo Assignment 11!

Monday, November 6th

Follow the link below to find the instructions on how to mirror an image to create a cool design!
Use a previous photo that you’ve taken or one that you haven’t used yet.  Ones with many lines make for the most interesting design!

Click here

Tuesday, October 31st

Setting up our photos for printing!

Today you will choose ONE photo to use for printing on the water color paper that you painted yesterday.  Following the directions below to successfully prepare your photo for printing!

  1.  Image Size/Crop:  Chose the crop tool & change the dimensions up top to “8×8” (for square) or “8×10” (for rectangle)
  2. Threshold: Image>Adjustments>Threshold, move the slider bar around to preserve some of the details in your photo.  The more white you have, the more watercolor that will show through!
  3. Use the brush tool to touch up any areas that might have extra pixels.
  4. Save as .PSD & save to your computer folder – NOT ONEDRIVE

Friday, October 27th

Sketchbook Friday!   Ghost_Emoji_large

Students will be making a SPOOKY design in their sketchbooks, making sure to fill the WHOLE page!  See below for a sample:

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Wednesday, October 25th

Photographing Texture

Students will shoot & edit 4 close-up photos of texture!  Photos will be taken Wednesday and edited on Thursday.

Tuesday, October 24th

TEXTURE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Research the answers to the following questions:

  • What are three aspects of composition that tend to be especially important in texture photography?
  • A straight picture of a texture might be boring, how might you better compose a photo of texture?
  • What are the three major categories under this type of photography?
  • Define Texture photography & describe what it does for the viewer.

 

Friday, October 20th

SKETCHBOOK FRIDAY:  Draw/stamp 1 symbol/shape/design ALL OVER one page in your sketchbook to show repetition.  I made a quick stencil of a funky shape so that I could easily trace & repeat it on my page.

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Make sure your assignment is done in color and fills the entire page!

This will be due next Friday – Don’t forget, I will be checking your previous sketchbook assignment when I return from my conference on Monday.

Thursday, October 19th

Students will chose their best 6 repetition photos from yesterday and “quick edit” them.  (Adjust curves, levels, saturation – any adjustments you think the photo needs.)

These should be uploaded into OneDrive as “Photo Assignment 8” by the end of class and it will be graded this weekend!

Wednesday, October 18th

Students will creatively shoot 10 photos of things that show repetition!

Tuesday, October 17th

Learning about Repetition in Photography

Click here for today’s reading

Tuesday, October 10th

Learning about Conceptual Photography

Click here for today’s reading

Monday, October 9th

Surveying about Types of Photography

Click here for today’s reading

Types of Photos

Use the link and powerpoint to answer the worksheet provided in class.  This worksheet is due at the end of the period and cannot be made up as late work!

Thursday, October 5th

Of the 10 CONTRAST photos you took yesterday, choose your best 5 and quick edit them!  (Adjust levels, curves, and anything else you think it might need)

Upload these a new “Assignment 6” folder to your Photo Folder in OneDrive by the end of class today.

If you get completed early, work on your sketchbook assignments; they’re due tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 3rd

Bring your cameras tomorrow if you have one – Wednesday is a photo-taking day!

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You will be taking 10 photos that display CONTRAST in different ways – contrasting colors, contrasting patterns, contrasting size, pattern, meaning, light etc.

Feel free to research “Contrast in photography” or take a peek at this article that lists several examples: http://mortalmuses.com/showcase/visual-contrast/

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Sketchbook covers due at the end of class today!

New Sketchbook Friday Assignment: In the very first paper page of your sketchbook, fill the entire page, in color, with your name in some creative way.

This is due at the end of class on Friday, October 6th!

Sketchbooks will be graded out of 15 points every week:
5pts: Directions & assignment criteria followed
5pts: Creativity & craftsmanship
5pts: Neatness & completeness

Monday, September 26th, 2017

“America in 2017” Photos
– 2 photos required for OneDrive – to be graded, (Due Tuesday, Oct. 3)
– Optional to submit to the NYC art show, (Deadline is Fri, Oct. 6 @ Midnight)

Each photo you turn in for a grade and/or to the art show must be edited in the following way in order for it to print accurately:

Color Mode:
>Image>Mode>RGB Color OR Grayscale
Bit Depth:
>Image > Mode > 8 Bits/Channel.
Color Space:
>Edit>Color Settings>RGB>”Adobe RGB 1998”
Image/Document Dimensions:
>Image>Image Size>
Longest Side Minimum: 11 inches
Longest Side Maximum: 32 inches
>Change Resolution to 300 pixels/inch
Saving the File:
>File>Save As> File Name: “Last name_First Name_01”
Example: Dietz_Amber_01
>Change Image Format >JPEG or TIFF

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

SKETCHBOOK FRIDAY: Sketchbook Covers

Design both the front and back of your sketchbooks; you only get one sketchbook, no re-dos or losing yours.  These were purchased using your lab fees.
If you were absent, come see me for examples of ways to design yours.

This is due at the end of class Friday, September 29th.

 

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Editing your photos with a “Grunge” effect

You will edit your best 3 “unphotogenic” images with the steps below after you watch my in-class demonstration.   The final, edited piece will be graded out of 7 points according to whether or not you followed each of the 7 steps.

This is due by the end of class on Friday, September 22nd BUT our last day to work on it as a class will be Thursday, September 21st because we will be beginning our sketchbooks on Friday.

**MUST BE SAVED AS A “.PSD” FILE OR YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A GRADE

GRUNGE PHOTO EDITING STEPS:

  1. Levels
  2. Curves
  3. Duplicate Photo Layer
  4. Layers> New Adjustment layer> Black & White Filter
    1. LOWER OPACITY OF YOUR BLACK & WHITE FILTER LAYER
  5. High Pass Filter
    1. Set blending mode from “normal” to “soft light”
  6. Burn Tool
  7. Lower the photo saturation IF NEEDED, otherwise check the overall quality of your photograph

SAVE AS “.PSD” FILE AND UPLOAD TO ONEDRIVE IN PHOTO FOLDER – MAKE SURE ALL IMAGES ARE NAMED AS FOLLOWED OR IN A “GRUNGE FOLDER”: Grunge1, Grunge2, Grunge3

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

“Photographing Unphotogenic Subjects”

Think of 3 items inside and 3 items outside of the classroom to photograph that may be considered unattractive or unpleasant.  We will use and edit your best 3 photos next class.  No pictures of people/portraits!

Do not turn into OneDrive yet, only upload to your computer so we can use them for editing.

 

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

How to fill text in with photographs rather than color:

https://youtu.be/LNFxUyfs0v8  (Link is blocked by school computers – for home or personal device use if needed)

Due end of class September 6th, 2017.

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Today we are creating zentangles (patterned designs) in class to later scan onto our computers for use in our photographs.

You must fill an entire piece of computer paper with various patterns using a fine-tip marker.  Your zentangle is due at the end of class on Wednesday.

Examples:

zentangle

Source: www.tes.com

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Source: www.clipzine.me

 

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Open the following document and save it to your network folder so you can work on it!  This is Typed Assignment 1 and it will be uploaded into your “Typed Assignments/Folder” on OneDrive.

Make sure you name the document Typed Assignment 1 when you save it/upload it into OneDrive!  This is due Friday, August 25th.

New Assignment Document: CP1 Typed Assignment 1

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

1/2 class for finishing up the assignment below, the other half for general Photoshop demonstration if time allows.

Students will learn how to better navigate Photoshop!

 

 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Adding a colored layer/filter to your still life image:

Open your still -life photo/image in Photoshop and choose Image→Adjustments→Photo Filter to apply the color filter to the entire image.  Make sure you turn that density up!

Apply an other edits and submit this to your OneDrive by uploading it into a new folder named “Assignment 2” under the Photography Assignments Folder.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Class will begin with time for work on Assignment 1 and catching up on OneDrive Accounts.

We will review these two videos on the principals/elements of design so that you can better understand how to shoot a successful photograph for our upcoming assignment.

Handout:

ElementsPrinciples

 

 

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Camera Contracts, Photo Composition, and Assignment #1:

Today each student received a camera handling contract for every parent and student to review and sign.  I also allowed every student to see and hold one of each camera that we have here at LHS.  We talked briefly about their differences and how they work.

We also talked about photo composition and balance and how to set up a successful, artistic photograph.

Students were given an opportunity to get on the computers for the last 10-15 minutes of class to finish up Assignment #1 and submit it on OneDrive.  This will be due Friday and checked for completion this weekend so no worries if you have not submitted yours yet!

DUE TOMORROW: Signed Camera Handling Contract

Camera Contract Link: Camera Contract

DUE THIS WEEK:  Assignment #1, Mandatory Lab Fees, Signed Syllabus, & Completed First-Day of School Questionnaire

Monday, August 14th, 2017

What is Photography?  

Class reviewed and participated in a slide show about photography and began work on Assignment 1.  Powerpoint Link:  Intro_to_CP

Assignment 1:  Grab any photograph from online or one of your own and edit it in Photoshop.  The goal is to explore and familiarize yourselves with the tools and options available on Photoshop without guidance.

I wanted to expose each of you to the program before we dive into learning each tool and how to use Photoshop in general.  This will be due Friday

DUE THIS WEEK:  Assignment #1, Mandatory Lab Fees, Signed Syllabus, & Completed First-Day of School Questionnaire

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Creating our OneDrive Folders:

See “home” page for info on today!

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Getting to know the students:

Today we completed a “First-Day of School Questionnaire” and discussed many of the class expectations.  This allowed myself to understand each students’ knowledge about their current photography ability and their interests while they learned how I expect them to behave in my classroom.

It was a wonderful day and I am looking forward to getting to know each one of you more and more each day.  This week we will be looking at OneDrive (how we will be submitting photos for grading) and assigning computer numbers/seats.  Hope you all are resting up!

DUE THIS WEEK:  Mandatory Lab Fees, Signed Syllabus, & Completed First-Day of School Questionnaire

** Make sure you hand me the lab fees personally and NOT in the “Turn-in Tray”

Link to the Questionnaire: First Day Worksheet

Link to Syllabus: Syllabus

 

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Welcome to Creative Photography 1!

About this course:

Students will explore the aesthetic foundations of art using beginning photography techniques.

This course may include, but is not limited to, color and/or black and white photography via digital media and/or traditional photography. Students will become familiar with the basic mechanics of a camera, including lens and shutter operation, compositional foundations, printing an image for display, and evaluating a successful print.

Student photographers may use a variety of media and materials, such as 35mm black and white film, single lens reflex camera, digital camera, darkroom, computer application, filters, various papers, digital output, photogram, cyanotypes, Sabatier effect, and pinhole photography.

Craftsmanship and quality will be reflected in the surface of the prints and the care of the materials. Photographers will use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

This class has a lab fee of $25 dollars/student.

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