Creative Photography 2

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 2 (3rd period): ubhzcmw

PHOTO 2 (5th period): alivngs

 




 

 

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):    

One page about a role model in your life (it could be anyone).  Explain why you look up to them/how they inspire you.  This page must have some kind of background for full creidt.

 

NEW SB! – DUE 5/13:  

Create a sketchbook page listing TWO timeline dates/facts from our project.  Like the SB above, you must create a background to receive full credit.

 

 

2/24:  How can we organize historic events in photography?

History of Photography Timeline:

Students will create a timeline, using the data in their textbooks, including all of the important years in photography listed on their handout.

They must include 1-2 sentences for each year.  If each year does not have a complete sentence, only half credit will be rewarded for that year. 

Each “year” is worth 8 pts; this assignment will count as 200 pts.

Students should create a rough draft of their timeline on lined or computer paper to plan out and organize the correct order of historical events.

Timelines will then be transferred to large scale paper.  Students can design these in whichever way that they chose, as long as the dates are in chronological order.

This will be due Thursday, March 5

history of photography timeline project

 

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 photosensitivity.
  • Define enlarger.
  • Define emulsion.

 

 

1/29:  Common Darkroom Errors

CLICK ME!

Darkroom Errors

Using any of the study methods on Quizlet – I recommend the flashcards – write in the definitions on the provided worksheet for Common Darkroom Errors.

 

1/22:  Darkroom Printing Packet

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE

Darkroom printing packet

TURN INTO OFFICE 365 WHEN DONE.

 

12/11:   Midterm Project – 300 points!!! (Extra credit tickets cannot be applied to midterm project.)    DUE  in OFFICE – THURSDAY 2pm, no exceptions

Midterm Photo 2 Project Options

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

 

Planning Worksheet – Complete this by the end of class, turn into your Typed folder in Office 365.  Will be graded!

 

See home page for Transcendence Exhibition Info!

DON’T START USING THIS UNTIL I INSTRUCT YOU – The simulator only allows you to take a certain number of “free” photos and I want you kiddos to simulate specific “lighting situations” 🙂

https://camerasim.com/camerasim-free-web-app/

 

 

MANUAL MODE PHOTO DAY

  • Quick Review of where ISO setting is on the DSLR the you are using
  • Set your camera to the “M” on the MODE DIAL (on top of camera)

IF YOU DO NOT SHOOT YOUR PHOTOS IN MANUAL MODE, YOU WILL GET A ZERO ON THIS ASSIGNMENT. I AM ABLE TO CHECK THROUGH SOFTWARE J

YOUR GOAL THE NEXT TWO DAYS:  

  • 1 photo of each corner of this classroom
  • 1 photo of an interior school hallway
  • 2 photos outside under an overhang
  • 2 photos while standing in the sun/out in the open

 

11/12 – 11/13:

Tuesday:  See me for the “How Elements of Exposure Work Together” worksheet.

Wednesday: https://www.slideshare.net/ThePrimacy/photography-101-43479923/5-Thats_a_lot_of_numbers

11/4:  3 LONG EXPOSURE/LIGHT PAINTING/SLOW SHUTTER PHOTOS

They do not have to be taken on-campus or in the classroom but we have the darkroom set up for it. 

  • SUGGESTED SETTINGS:
  • Camera Mode:Shutter Priority (Tv or S on dial)
  • Aperture:will adjust automatically
  • ISO: 200-800
  • Shutter Speed(target): 10″ or slower 
  • Lens: MF – see me for help!!

 

10/31:  Shutter Priority Mode

“Shutter priority refers to a setting on some cameras that allows the user to choose a specific shutter speed while the camera adjusts the aperture to ensure correct exposure.   Shutter priority with longer exposures is chosen to create an
impression of motion.   For example, a waterfall will appear blurred and fuzzy. If the camera is panned with a moving  subject, the background will appear blurred.

When photographing sports or high-speed phenomena, shutter priority with
short exposures can ensure that the motion is effectively frozen in the resulting image.

Shutter priority is often abbreviated as S (with Nikon, Minolta, Konica Minolta, Sony, Olympus, Sigma) or Tv (for “time value” with Canon, Pentax, Leica) on a camera mode dial.”

Shutter Priority on SLR Mode Dials:
S for Nikon
Tv for Canon

Sample shutter speeds:

1/250 of a second to freeze the action of the dancers
1/125 of a second to freeze the action of the musicians

*****Use a tripod and consider using a solid background.

TODAY:

-Set your ISO first, it will likely be in the low 100s because we will be outside.
1. Take 3 photos with a slow shutter speed (like 1″)  and throw an object like water OR pop a balloon of water.
2. Take 3 photos that freeze the action of a moving object or person. (like 1/200)

POSSIBLE SETTINGS FOR FREEZING ACTION:

Mode Dial: Shutter Priority Mode  (S or TV on dial)
Lens: Autofocus (AF)
ISO:  100 or 200
Shutter Speed:  FAST – Any number over 1/200  (I used 1/500)
Exposure Compensation: See me for “exposure compensation”, we will trick the camera a little.
Shooting Mode:  Continuous
Aperture: will adjust on its own.  (Mine was f4.5)

Edited & due 11/1  Submit as “Shutter Priority”

 

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10/28&10/29:  Ghost Portraits – TWO DAYS ONLY!

Take & submit 2 Ghost/Slow shutter portraits:  1 full body (head to toes) & 1 head-shot (belly-button up or shoulders up)

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Have your model slowly & VERY “ROBOTICLY” move from their original, starting position.

  • Camera Mode: Shutter Priority (Tv or S on dial)
  • Aperture: will adjust automatically
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed (target): 10″ or slower 
  • Lens:  AF – Autofocus

Use a tripod & remember, the brighter the environment, the more light that is entering that lens! 

Leave yourself time to edit this just a little.  Play with photo filtres, the black & white adjustment layers, exposure, levels, curves, etc.

DUE AT END OF CLASS TUESDAY, next project on Wednesday!!!

 

October 15-17:  Fall/Autumn themed photos

CLICK HERE!  We are going to give this tutorial a try TOGETHER.  I may need to repost this tutorial with some adjusted instructions because we have a newer version of Photoshop.

When you are done – upload your two fall still lifes AND a kaleidoscope pattern that you created using one of the fall photos in am OFFICE 365 folder named “FALL”.

 

10/9:  Contact Sheet

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

Specify yesterday’s 3 Aperture Priority Mode images by clicking “Browse”.  All 3 must be added.

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

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Once you press “OK” and your contact sheet is created, Double click on the “T” for

each text layer to change your file names to f-stop labels.

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You must change the text and label

one of each of the 3 photos as followed

  • Low F-stop number
  • Average/Middle F-stop number
  • High F-stop number

This is due today (9/26) in Office 365, upload into a folder named “Aperture Priority Contact Sheet”

ContactSheet.jpg

 

10/7:   Intro to Aperture Priority Mode

You will photograph 3 objects today at different f-stops to show how aperture & depth of field work.

Camera Set Up
  • Set camera mode (dial on top) to AV or A,
  • Set your ISO first depending on how bright or dark your lighting is,  (100 for super sunny, 800/1600 for indoor/dim lighting)
  • Start by setting your aperture/f-stop to the lowest number it will go (f1.8-f5) by scrolling the command dial to the left,
  • Place your camera on a tripod or table and DO NOT MOVE IT once you get a clear shot – you will take 3 photos in that same exact place.
    • If your lighting is dark, you may need a tripod or to place your camera on a steady object due to a slow shutter speed.  (This would prevent blurring)

Once you get a nice, clear, in-focus 1st image at a low f-stop, you will start scrolling your command dial to the right to move your f-stop # up.  Your 3rd and final image should be as high of a number as your camera lets you go. (i.e.: f32 or f36)

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On Wednesday, I will demo how to create a contact sheet to place them all together in one document so do not upload them to Office 365 yet.

 

 

October 1: Forced Perspective

Forced perspective is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera.

Take 2 high-quality, different photos using the Forced Perspective method – these must be in focus.

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Forced perspective should not require extensive editing – you should be using the camera and your environment to manipulate the photograph.

The editing you complete afterwards should be used to spruce up your photos.  (Exposure, levels, curves, color balance, etc.)

Due Friday!  Upload to Office 365 as “Forced Perspective” in your photo folder.

 

September 30th

Designing printer paper for future printing!

 

Sept. 18-19, 2019

  • Take photos of 3 items INSIDE the classroom that are considered “unphotogenic
  • Take photos of 3 items OUTSIDE of the classroom/at home that are considered “unphotogenic

**NO PHOTOS OF PEOPLE – THAT’S NOT NICE!!!!

 

GRUNGE PHOTO EDITING STEPS:

  1. Duplicate Photo Layer
  2. High Pass Filter (Filter > Other > High Pass > Set it to ABOUT 10 PX)
    1. Set blending mode from “normal” to “soft light”
  3. Black & White Adjustment Layer
    1. LOWER OPACITY OF YOUR BLACK & WHITE FILTER LAYER  (Layers> New Adjustment layer> Black & White Filter)
  4. Levels
  5. Curves
  6. 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 IN A FOLDER NAMED “GRUNGE” IN OFFICE 365 BY TUESDAY SEPT 24

 

September 10, 2019 – Miss G is absent!

Hi all – no new assignment today BUT make sure you are working on your current assignment directly below this post – it is due on Friday!  

Like I had mentioned yesterday, no cameras during class today.  If you desperately need to check one out afterschool today, email me and I may be able to meet you in my classroom at 2pm today to sign one out with you.

See below for written instructions on how to add in the original artwork next to your edited recreation!

 

Adding the original artwork to your edited photograph:

1. Open your edited, recreated photo.  Set your anchor to the right or left depending on where you want the new canvas space to go.  Double your canvas width.  Go to Image > Canvas Size > Change PIXELS to PERCENT> and make your width 200.
2.  Open the original artwork photo that you want to move into your edited recreation file.
3. Using the MOVE TOOL, drag and drop the new image tab into the other Photoshop window. (You can also click the “File” menu, click “Place embedded”, and select the image file you want to place into the document.)
4.You may need to adjust and TRANSFORM your image size by pressing CTRL + T on your keyboard.  Press the “Enter” key to confirm the changes, it will get rid of any pixelization. 
5.  Make any last minute MOVE TOOL or CROP TOOL adjustments as needed!

 See the source image

 

September 9, 2019 – Recreate 2 artist’s famous pieces of work using photos/photoshop

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You will research 2 artists and 2 of their famous works to recreate. 

You can use props and image editing software, anything you need!  But ALL photos or artwork used must be your own.  You should be aiming to match the piece of art as closely as possible.

For example:  If a woman in a painting has a yellow shirt on but your model is wearing green, you must edit the photo to match.

Make these GREAT!  Put effort into this.

ON MONDAY:  I will demo how to insert the original artwork next to your recreated photo so you can compare the two images.

DUE:  Friday – Sept. 13   2 recreated artworks using photography

 

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 5 photos from the 10 LHS themed photos they took on Monday.

To earn full credit for this assignment you need to upload the 5 original, unedited photos and the 5 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: 5 Original/5Edited LHS Photos, signed camera contracts, and lab fees.

Photoshop Basics

 

August 26, 2019 – PHOTO DAY!

10 Lakeland High-related , due by end of the day.

 

August 22, 2019 – DSLR Parts Handout

DSLR WORKSHEET – at bottom

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 2 syllabus

Camera Contract

Supply List

 

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4/22:  Mini-assignment (Work when not in darkroom)

Sample DIY

You will create a pamphlet on “HOW TO” print a darkroom photograph the “Ms. Gallagher way”.  We do things a little differently in this class than most professionals, lets record our steps.

The sample instruction set above is a great visual aide but we are going to alter it a little! (sub-day)

100 point project – can be drawn, printed, pamphlet-style, poster, powerpoint, etc.  Any form is OK as long as you list as many steps as possible.

***Use the handout from my sub-day to help you!

SENIORS:  Due May 13th in Office 365 by 2pm – no late turn-ins accepted, senior grades due the following day.

UNDERCLASSMEN:  Due May 28th in Office 365 by 2pm – no late turn-ins accepted.

 

4/15:  Developing film

This week we will:

  • Learn to mix film chemistry,
  • Learn to load film into a developing tank,
  • Learn how to develop black & white film,

Research Essay

FAMOUS FILM PHOTOGRAPHS…  But who took them?

Choose one person from the list below to research for your essay:

  • William G. “Bill” Biggart – passed away in 9/11, 3 of his cameras were recovered from debris.

  • Alberto Korda – Photographed “Guerrillero Heroico”, an iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.

  • Alfred Eisenstaedt – Picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, minutes after they heard of Japan’s surrender to the United States. 

  • Sam Shaw- Photographed iconic Marilyn Monroe photo over a subway ventilation grate.
  • Joe Rosenthal – Photographed Flag Raising on Iwo Jima with Marine soldiers.
  • Neil A. Armstrong – First photograph taken on the moon of human waste… (“Jettison Bag”) OR the iconic American Flag photo on moon.
  • Lewis Wicks Hine –  Famous photo of a child in a Carolina cotton mill.
  • Charles Clyde Ebbets  – Credited for having taken “Lunch Atop A Skyscraper” in NYC
  • Dorthea Lange – Photographed “Migrant Mother”
  • Robert Kenneth Wilson –  Took the first photo of the Lochness monster’s head and neck.

Things to research & write about…

  • Is this person considered a real photographer?  Debate on it!
  • What is their history?  Who are they, where did they grow up? 
  • Did your individual have a main career?   Was it photography related/did it help them accomplish this photo?
  • Which photograph made them known for Photography?
    • Why was this individual in the location for the photo?  What was their reason for being there? 
    • When was it taken?  What decade?  What was going on in the world at that time?
    • Is there anything controversial or interesting about their famous photograph?  What makes it stand out from other photographs?
    • How did people react to the photo?
    • What is your take on the photo?  Do you like or dislike it?  How does it make you feel?
  • Is your person still alive?  If so, do they still take photos?

Requirements:  5 paragraphs typed… 12 pt font and double spaced!  5 COMPLETE sentences per paragraph WITH a works cited page (List links to each online article you used, titles of books or magazines used…  LIST ALL SOURCES USED)

ALL ESSAYS & GROUP FILM PHOTOS ARE DUE April 11th 

5 points off per day late – don’t wait to get these turned in to Office 365!

 

3/18:  SLR Simulator & Sunny 16!

Click here for simulator

 

3/12:  Intro to Film

This week we will talk about the camera parts, how to load film, types of film, types of paper, the developing process & a review of the SUNNY 16.

Think of a partner you will pair up with for the film unit as well – we will need to share cameras!

 

TODAY:  Read the article in the link (Click me for article!) & answer the worksheet questions, they are due at the end of class today!

 

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:  Create your own exposure triangle chart – partner or individual project!

 

To really drill the usefulness of the exposure triangle into your brains, I want Photo 2 to create their own Exposure Triangle charts.

  1. Research an example of an exposure triangle chart that you like best.
  2. Recreate that example in a larger scale – must be bigger than 8.5 x 11.” letter paper!  I will provide you with colored paper that meets the size requirement.
  3. The project must not consist of more than 75% printed work and you CANNOT use the classroom printers if you are printing images or text, print at home or draw! – Ink is simply too expensive to have 60 students printing for this project.
  4. Must list sample ISOs, shutter speeds, and f-stops & how they change/react to certain situations
  5. It does NOT necessarily have to show a literal triangle – there are exposure charts out there that are amazing visual representations without using triangles!
  6. Take home any work you need over this upcoming weekend and get these things done!!  I’d love to get some laminated to display around the classroom and building.
  7. See good/bad examples below!

Due Monday,  Feb 25

GOOD EXAMPLES OF EXPOSURE CHARTS:

BAD EXAMPLE:

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02/06: Deep Dive into Manual Mode/Exposure Refresher before FILM!

Intro Video

Assignment:  NO AUTO MODE, use “M” on your DSLR for Manual Mode in all photos…  Try to avoid using your exposure meter for this, imagine you’re using a film camera that does not have a working light meter.

  • 1 photo indoors – bright lighting (natural or artificial light are both fine)
  • 1 photo indoors – dim or little lighting
  • 1 photo outdoors – bright, sunny day
  • 1 photo outdoors – evening/sunset time or later
  • 1 photo outdoors – cloudy, gloomy

Due Wednesday, Feb 13

 

 

02/05:  SKETCHBOOK NOTE TAKING! 

See the attached slideshow for the notes that we took in our sketchbooks today.

 

Note Taking

 

02/03:  Exposure Triangle/Manual Mode Refresher

As we get closer to our film unit, it is important for every photo 2 student to understand what ISO, shutter speed, and aperture mean and how they affect our photographs in both digital and film.

TODAYS PPT

Back-up link if download doesn’t work!

 

01/22:  How can we organize historic events in photography?

History of Photography Timeline:

Students will create a timeline, using the data in their textbooks, including all of the important years in photography listed on their handout.

They must include 1-2 sentences for each year.  If each year does not have a complete sentence, only half credit will be rewarded for that year. 

Each “year” is worth 8 pts; this assignment will count as 200 pts.

Students should create a rough draft of their timeline on lined or computer paper to plan out and organize the correct order of historical events.

Timelines will then be transferred to large scale paper.  Students can design these in whichever way that they chose, as long as the dates are in chronological order.

This will be due Monday, January 28

history of photography timeline project

 

1/15  CLICK HERE architecture photographer

 

1/9: Photo Day 

  • 1 off campus landscape.  Due TOMORROW!!  1/10 (It’s been assigned before winter break!)
  • 2 architecture photos (showing buildings or parts of buildings) – Due Wed. 1/16

1/7: Types & Tips for Landscapes

Click here for today’s discussion

You have 15 minutes to read the article at your computer – jot down any important pieces you think you’ll need for the discussion, feel free to summarize and copy down each subtitle (ie: Flowing water, Forests, etc.)

We will start a class discussion on the reading once the timer ends.  You may be asked about your opinion on what you read, how you would use the information, if anything was missing, or what types of locations Florida’s land would fall under.  

A participation grade will be entered for today and your notes will be collected, make sure you have SOMETHING from the reading written down!

 

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12/11: Intro to Landscapes!

 

Perfect timing for winter break, we will be discussing LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY!

Download the online worksheet, type in your answers, and upload the saved copy to Office 365 in your “Typed assignment” folder.

Landscape Photography Worksheet

Article for the Worksheet

Aim to get this done by the end of the day – you will have a PHOTO DAY tomorrow and you will not have time next week to do work due to midterms.

HOMEWORK:  Don’t forget about the homework that was assigned over winter break…  1 off-campus landscape photograph, edited.  Due Thursday 1/10
 

12/10: Midterm Review Jeopardy

 
 
 

12/03: Batch Editing

Using your portrait photos, you will edit a batch of photographs using the SAME editing techniques throughout all photos.

Ms Gallagher will demo on Monday.

Batch Edit Instructions

 

Monday 10/29:  Intro to Portrait Photography

POWERPOINT: Portrait Types

 

Tuesday 10/23 – Thursday 10/25:  Ghost Portrait

Take & submit 2 Ghost/Slow shutter portraits:  1 full body (head to toes) & 1 head-shot (belly-button up or shoulders up)

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Have your model slowly move from their original, starting position.

  • Camera Mode: Shutter Priority (Tv or S on dial)
  • Aperture: will adjust automatically
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter Speed (target): 10″ or slower (“30)
  • Lens:  AF – Autofocus

Use a tripod & remember, the brighter the environment, the more light that is entering that lens! 

My 1st period students may be the only class that might be able to go outside to get these photos taken because of how dark it is in the AM.

Leave yourself time to edit this before Thursday.  Play with photo filtres, the black & white adjustment layers, exposure, levels, curves, etc.

Monday, 10/22:  Intro to Ghost Portraits

Bring cameras for Tuesday!

Today you will answer the questions on the worksheet, you may use the internet to research answer.

We will begin shooting photos on Tuesday, feel free to take photos at home as well.

Wednesday, 10/17 – Thursday, 10/18:  Fall/Autumn Themed Still Life Scenes

Assignment: Turn in 3 of your best fall-themed photographs using either the in-class still life or photos from outside of class.   (No halloween-like photos, we will do a spooky project in the near future.)

DSLR Camera Settings: Use Manual mode or Aperture Priority.

You might want to try the following exposure combinations for indoor photography as a starting point and adjust according to your needs:

  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f/2.8 – f4.8 (or the widest possible for your lens)
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter Speed (target): 1/100 sec. or higher.

Editing:  Quick edit all 3 photos (crop, curves, levels, color balance, etc.)

  • At least ONE photo must have a warm red or orange photo filter added to it   (Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter > Click on the colored square and choose Orange, you can crank up the color density using the slider bar.)

Due @ end of class Thursday, 10/18

Images are samples only, used to inspire students, they are not owned by me!

Tuesday, 10/16:    “Quick edit” your 5 Photo Essay photographs and make sure you save each photo with it’s coordinating number.

See below for each photograph # (i.e.:  Your “signature photo” is number 1.)

Upload all 5 photos into a new Office 365 folder named “Photo Essay”

If the images are not named using numbers or out of order, points will be marked off.  I will be checking to see that your 5 photos hit each criteria for a true Photo Essay.

These are due at the end of class today, 10/16

Thursday, 10/11:

“The Classic Photo Essay” – Photo Story Format from Life magazine

 

  1. Signature Image  (The strongest image, think “magazine cover”)  AKA   The VERY FIRST intro sentence for your photo essay  (WHAT is your story about)
  2. Portrait (Photo of main character, environmental portraits are great)  Introduce your viewers to WHO is in your story, who is the main character
  3. Overall/Wide View (Photograph gives us a sense of the place or a part of the place where your story happens)   Introduce your viewers to WHERE the story happens (this photo really shouldn’t focus on the main character, but the setting of the story)
  4. The Detail (photograph that examines details rather than the larger picture.  This detail also can reveal to the viewer something that would otherwise be missed in a wider shot) –  Show the viewers an important detail of the story that isn’t seen anywhere else in the story (this photo shouldn’t necessarily focus on the character but another important object within the storyline)
  5. The Action (Show us what is going on in your story. Look for dramatic and poignant images capturing people interacting with each other, moments and gestures that elevate and amplify the visual communication in some way.)   Show us WHAT happened.  How do the first 4 photos tie together?  This is similar to a conclusion sentence.

 

10/10:  Begin work on Photo Essay projects OR work on this week’s Sketchbook Friday assignment/make-up work!

(Most of you kiddos will be PSAT-ing today so be sure to be ready to work on Photo Essay projects Thursday – shoot lots of photos at home if needed.)

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 if I’m going to get all grades in so – 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:

  • 2 Forced Perspective photos
  • Mini Aperture cheat sheet in your sketchbook
  • 3 Aperture photos on Contact Sheet
  • Photographed Oil Pastel image – I will not grade it unless it has been photographed.
  • & any make-up projects/sketchbook assignments

 

10/8:  Photo Essay Format

 

10/3-10/4:  Forced Perspective

Forced perspective is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera.

Take 2 high-quality, different photos using the Forced Perspective method – these must be in focus.

Forced perspective should not require extensive editing – you should be using the camera and your environment to manipulate the photograph.

The editing you complete afterwards should be used to spruce up your photos.  (Exposure, levels, curves, color balance, etc.)

Due Friday!  Upload to Office 365 as “Forced Perspective” in your photo folder.

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10/1: Happy October!

 
Miss G is out today so be sure to return rental cameras on Tuesday or see Mrs. Goodson next door.
 
 
Today’s substitute assignment:   Save one of the fall/halloween/thanksgiving themed coloring pages from below and color it in Photoshop using the paint bucket tool on your tool bar.  Zoom in/out to get any smaller areas.
 
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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, October, halloween, or thanksgiving themed coloring page from my list of options,
  • Turn into Office 365 before leaving – anything turned in after Oct 1 will not be considered for grading.

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.

 
 
 
 
 

9/27:  Mini Aperture Cheat Sheets

 
Today you will create your own 4×6″ Cheat sheet for aperture mode to add to the back of your sketchbooks.
 
You should use the provided, small, printed handout and glue it a piece of cardboard or magazine… or watercolor it!  Anything goes.
Your challenge: ARTIFY IT before putting it into your sketchbooks.  I will be checking on Friday to see that you did something creative to it.  If you leave it plain and blank, you will receive a zero.
 

When you are done, today will be a bit of a catch-up day for any missing assignments and it will give you an opportunity to continue designing the fronts and backs of your sketchbook covers.

 
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9/26:  Contact Sheet

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

Specify yesterday’s 3 Aperture Priority Mode images by clicking “Browse”.  All 3 must be added.

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

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Once you press “OK” and your contact sheet is created, Double click on the “T” for

each text layer to change your file names to f-stop labels.

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You must change the text and label

one of each of the 3 photos as followed

  • Low F-stop number
  • Average/Middle F-stop number
  • High F-stop number

This is due today (9/26) in Office 365, upload into a folder named “Aperture Priority Contact Sheet”

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9/25:   Intro to Aperture Priority Mode

You will photograph 3 objects today at different f-stops to show how aperture & depth of field work.

Camera Set Up
  • Set camera mode (dial on top) to AV or A,
  • Set your ISO first depending on how bright or dark your lighting is,  (100 for super sunny, 800/1600 for indoor/dim lighting)
  • Start by setting your aperture/f-stop to the lowest number it will go (f1.8-f5) by scrolling the command dial to the left,
  • Place your camera on a tripod or table and DO NOT MOVE IT once you get a clear shot – you will take 3 photos in that same exact place.
    • If your lighting is dark, you may need a tripod or to place your camera on a steady object due to a slow shutter speed.  (This would prevent blurring)

Once you get a nice, clear, in-focus 1st image at a low f-stop, you will start scrolling your command dial to the right to move your f-stop # up.  Your 3rd and final image should be as high of a number as your camera lets you go. (i.e.: f32 or f36)

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On Wednesday, I will demo how to create a contact sheet to place them all together in one document so do not upload them to Office 365 yet.

9/23:  Creating Contest Accounts & Office 365 

Almost done with these oil pastel photo transfer projects, students!

Today will be our last day to photograph our projects to upload into the contest application.  Oil Pastel Contest

Please CROP/ROTATE  and SKEW (Edit > Transform> Skew) your images to ensure none of the floor is showing.  We want only your oil pastel project, no background!

Please upload your final photographed image into office 365 in a folder named “Oil Pastel”

9/10:  Incorporating Oil Pastels into Photography

Oil Pastel Contest

SVA Examples

Video Link

9/5: Applying different editing techniques to still life photos

Take tons of photos of our 2 in-class still lifes!  You will use your best 5 photos and edit each one using one different method from this link below.  This is due Friday, 9/7.

For example:  Photo 1 will be edited using Desaturated Colors, Photo 2 will have colors Inverted…  etc.

CLICK ME!

8/29: New Project – Recreate 2 artist’s famous pieces of work using photos/photoshop

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You will research 1-2 artists and one of their famous works to recreate.  You can use props and image editing software, anything you need!  But ALL photos used must be your own.  You should be aiming to match the piece of art as closely as possible.

For example:  If a woman in a painting has a yellow shirt on but your model is wearing green, you must edit the photo to match.

Make these GREAT!  Put effort into this.

Due: Two recreated famous pieces of artwork – Friday, 8/31

Deadline extended to Tuesday!

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8/27: Photoshop Refresher Assignment

Start up Photoshop and edit two new photographs you have taken (Either this summer or last week, practicing manual mode).  The goal for this assignment is to refresh ourselves on how Photoshop works and to give students a chance to explore tools or filters they have may not have used before.

To earn full credit for this assignment you need to upload the 2 original 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.  It must be uploaded into your shared Office 365/OneDrive folders.  You may use any filters, tools, brushes, etc. – 

In Office 365/OneDrive:  Please create a new folder in your Photo Assignments/Photo Folder named, “PS Refresher” and upload your work in there.  It should automatically be shared with me if you properly set up your main “Name” 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: PS refresher, signed syllabus, camera contracts, and lab fees.

8/23: DSLR Manual Mode practice & Light Meter Intro

Click here for DSLR simulator    Different web browsers may/may not work!

Using a Light Meter during Manual Mode Powerpoint

8/22: Aperture

Aperture Powerpoint

8/21:  Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed Powerpoint

 

8/20:  ISO 

ISO Powerpoint

Intro to the Exposure Triangle – Start of Manual Shooting Unit

Video below may be blocked on student school computers.

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Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

Syllabus: Photo 2/3 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.

End-of-Year Film Unit

We will be working with SLR cameras and in the darkroom for the remainder of the school year!

You will learn to shoot on a film camera, how to load film into the camera and the developing tanks, how to mix chemistry, how to develop on your own, and how to print/develop photos!

You will be required to make 2 HIGH QUALITY darkroom prints of your film photos.

I encourage you to try double exposure prints as well: stacking two negatives up in the enlarger.

 

April 30th

Printing for the Open House

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April 16-17

Intro to Film

Talking about the camera parts, how to load film, types of film, & a review of the SUNNY 16

We will shoot photos on April 23rd & 24th!

April 10

Creating the background for the Polygonal Project

Select out your background area, right click to “Make New layer via copy” and follow these directions to add in a background.

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April 2

Polygonal Photo Project

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Project was demo-ed in class, see me for directions.

Projects will be due 4/12

March 21

Duotone Images using PORTRAITS

Use two portraits or selfies for this proeject and follow the tutorial below – the “Gradient Map” process.

Due at the end of class Thursday, 3/23

Click here

March 19
Double Exposure Portraits

Click here

March 12

Intro to Portraits (Refresher)

BE READY TO “MODEL” TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY!

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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

March 6

Manual Mode – Scavenger hunt list

Let’s practice shooting in Manual a bit more and build up our photo portfolios, especially if you are going onto the next level of photography next year!

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Feb 22

How do I format my print settings for my Agamograph project?

Printing Agamographs

printing instructions

Show me your printed project when complete for credit!

Feb 13

How can we combine math and photography?

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Choose two source images and crop to 8.5″h x 7″w.  THEN, change your photos’ image size to 8.5″h x 7″w as well.  Make your rulers visible, set it to inches, and begin to set up half inch guides on both images.

Create a brand new blank file, 8.5″h x 14″w.  Drag and place half inch guides on it.  This is where you will combine the two photos, making your final product.

Return to your first photo, use the marquee tool to select each measured slice, cut (CTRL + X), paste (CTRL + V) onto every other slice in our blank, final project.

Repeat until all the strips from image 1 are in place.  Repeat steps for second image, until the entire project is complete.

Feb 12 – Congressional Voting

How does the judging process work for art exhibitions?  How can we replicate the process in our classroom to fairly choose which students submit to each show?

View the entire slideshow – then go back through and chose 25 of your favorite photographs.

List the numbers on your voting handout & turn it in before you leave.  I will be checking for completion of this handout, if it is not complete or turned in, you will get a zero.

Week of Jan 29

How can we organize historic events in photography?

History of Photography Timeline:

Students will create a timeline, using the data in their textbooks, including all of the important years in photography listed on their handout.

They must include 1-2 sentences for each year.  If each year does not have a complete sentence, only half credit will be rewarded for that year.  Each “year” is worth 8 pts; this assignment will count as 200 pts.

Students should create a rough draft of their timeline on lined or computer paper to plan out and organize the correct order of historical events.

Timelines will then be transferred to large scale paper.  Students can design these in whichever way that they chose, as long as the dates are in chronological order.

This will be due Thursday, Feb 1st.

History of Photo Timeline Handout

Wednesday/Thursday Jan 24 & 25th

CP2 Printer Instructions

Tuesday, January 23

What is “MASP”?

Students will watch a 12 minute video (two or three times) to answer a fast-paced worksheet coordinating with the movie.

Students will understand what MASP is and why it is important, this lesson goes along with our Camera Scene Modes from our DSLR dial from the last two weeks.

Monday, January 22

How can I format my photo to print better?

Diptych/triptych Printing To-Do List:

  • Add all of the classroom printers if you are missing any – you should have 6.  The slips of paper to add printers are on the front desk.
  • Go to “Edit” > “Convert to Profile” > Set “Intent” to “Relative Colormetric” and make sure “Profile” is set to “Working CMYK – U.S. Web Coated v2”
  • Save a copy of your file as a .tiff file format
  • Finish any last minute adjustments/cropping – make sure there is zero white/blank space around the sides of your work.
  • Adjust your image size (Image>Image Size) and lower it is equal to or SMALLER than 6.5 x 9.5 INCHES.

We will print this week – not today!

Monday, January 16 (Off of School)

What is a diptych and triptych?

Diptychs and Triptychs in Photoshop

due Wednesday Jan 18 – this will be printed!

Monday, January 8

How many Camera Modes are there/What are the differences?

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Handout: Camera Scene Mode Settings

Aim to shoot 1 photo using each setting today – the goal is to practice and be familiar with all of them.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

How can I make DIY Vignette Filter in a pinch?

Using Black Construction Paper & Plastic Wrap around our lens to create interesting shots.

Shooting & Editing will take place today/Wednesday!

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.

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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!

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 today.  They are due at the end of class.

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

SURREALISM

Let’s put things where they don’t belong!  Combine two or more of your own images together to create a surreal effect.  The goal is to make the images that you are editing together match in COLOR and LIGHTING.  You want it to blend together as much as possible.

Don’t forget to use your various selection tools: (Quick selection, magnetic lasso, magic wand) to select those areas you want to erase out.

Also utilize those keyboard shortcuts:
CTRL + C = Copy
CTRL + V = Paste
CTRL + D = Deselect
CTRL + T = Transform

When you complete this project, upload it as Photo Assignment 11 and keep working on your sketchbook!

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

Research/Look at the work of photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, who captured the “decisive moment”.  Write 5 sentences on a piece of paper about his work and your opinion of his timing, composition, and ability to capture the perfect moment.

THEN!   A photo day!

When you are done, see me for a photo pass and go out and about on campus and capture candid photography – google some examples if you need to!

Your TEN candid photos will be photo assignment 10!

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!

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Upload your mirrored design as photo assignment 9!

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 with Black & White

Students will shoot and turn in 3 photos as “Photo Assignment 8” that utilize the Image>Adjustments>Black & White process.  The photos will be taken Wednesday and edited on Thursday.

Tuesday, October 24th

HISTORY OF DSLR:

This assignment is to prep you for our new, upcoming sketchbook assignment.  Answer the following questions about DSLR cameras in a new document and turn this into OneDrive:

  • What does DSLR stand for?
  • When was the first DSLR camera announced & by which company?
  • Who invented the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor?
  • Name 1 similarity that DSLRs have with a film camera (think of lens)
  • Name 1 difference that DSLRs have in comparison to a film camera
  • What makes “live preview” a reality on a DSLR camera?
  • Who are the top five manufacturers of DSLR cameras?

Friday, October 20th

SKETCHBOOK FRIDAY:  Starting in the center of your page, create a radial design and fill the entire 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 5 “Radial Balance” 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 7” by the end of class and it will be graded this weekend!

Wednesday, October 18th

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Radial Designs

Students will creatively shoot 10 photos showing Radial Balance!

Upload and import these to your computers before you leave!

Tuesday, October 17th

Auto-focus VS. Manual-focus Worksheet & Discussion, Radial Balance, & uploading photos through Adobe Bridge!

Today’s Youtube Video

Click here for today’s reading

Tuesday, October 10th

We will be watching and discussing a video on the basics of DSLR cameras to refresh your memories on what you may have learned last year!

BRING DSLR CAMERAS FOR TOMORROW IF YOU HAVE ONE!  thumbsup

DSLR Video Link

Monday, October 9th

Click the following link for today’s reading.

Today you will be creating a graphic organizer to prep you for using a DSLR camera or to refresh your memory on how to use one.

Thursday, October 5th

Of the 6 “Nature Texture” photos you took yesterday, choose your best 3 and edit them!  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 capturing 6 photos of TEXTURE in NATURE tomorrow.   (Close-up images of textured objects in nature, such as bark, veins on leaves, dirt, hay, feathers, shells, pine cones, etc.)

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.

 

Monday, September 25th, 2017

“What is photography” review”

Read chapter 1 in the text, answer the “Recall, Review, and Understand” questions on pg. 23 and turn in before the end of class – no late work accepted for this unless you were absent!

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

Photography Conceptual Mind Mapping

Create a visual mind map showing what you plan to photograph this year, your favorite things to shoot, your most liked tools/filters in photoshop, any artists that inspire you, etc.   The goal of these maps are to help you develop some ideas for future photo assignments.

Your mind map should be in color and highlight at least 7 different aspects of your artistic style or your plans for Creative Photo 2.

This is due at the end of class Wednesday!

General Samples of what Mind Maps look like:

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Credit: Unit 2 Street Photography – GCSE Photography: Lucy Trew 2013 – 2014

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Credit: url

 

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Finish up Photo/Typed Assignment 2 and then begin the project below…

NEW ASSIGNMENT “Photographer Biography”

Choose one of the photographers below (unless approved by me) and create a Prezi or Power point presentation with 12 slides.  This assignment will count for a total of 200 pts.

MUST Include:

  • 1 slide with biographical information (50 words, 30 pts.),
  • 1 slide explaining the time period/artistic era that their work was known for (50 words, 30 pts.),
  • 1 slide with artistic influences of your chosen photographer (50 words, 25 pts.),
  • 1 slide evaluating/critiquing his or her work (50 words, 25 pts.),
  • 2 slides featuring examples of the artist’s oeuvre (work) with title and date of all photos (25 pts.)
  • 1 slide explaining & displaying their most significant work (50 words, 25 pts.),
  • 12 photos must be included throughout the presentation, 15 pts.)
  • Overall neatness, organization, and effort put into the PowerPoint (15 pts.)
  • Spelling, grammar (10 pts.)

ARTISTS:

Bruce Weber
Lee Friedlander
Berenice Abbott
Jerry Uelsmann
Man Ray
Robert Mapplethorpe
William Christenberry
Albert Maysles
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Sophie Calle
Diane Arbus
Margaret Bourke-White
Anne Geddes
Roni Horn
Dorothea Lange
Annie Leibovitz
Sylvia Plachy
Leni Riefenstahl
Cindy Sherman
Ansel Adams
Alfred Stieglitz
Bill Brandt
Chris Jordan
Clark Little
Edward Steichen
Andreas Gursky
Dmitry Medvedev
Richard Prince
Richard Avedon
Mario Testino
Nigel Barker
Edward Weston
Matthew Brady
Timothy Greenfield Sanders

When complete, save the PowerPoint or Prezi as “Photographer Biography” and upload into your Typed Assignment Folder.  We may or may not present these!

This is due on Monday, August 28th!

 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Check your student portal grades, students!
I put some grades in last night and quite a bit of work was missing.  If you make up a OneDrive assignment you MUST write it down on our “Late Work” clipboard in class – verbally telling me does not count and it will not be graded unless it’s written on that clipboard.

Photo/Typed Assignment 2:

  • Use 2 still-life photos from last week & edit them using various principles of design.
  • Write 5-6 sentences explaining which ones you used for both photos and why!
  • Go into your “Name Folders” in OneDrive and upload into OneDrive as a new folder named Assignment 2 – you may insert your photos into the Word document or post them in a separate folder.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Today please finish setting up your OneDrive account and work on Assignment 1 if needed.  Once that photoshop assignment is completed and uploaded, download the online worksheet (below) and complete it in Word or within your OneDrive.  This is due Friday!   Try your hardest to answer each without the help of Google.

Typed Assignment 1 Link: CP Definition worksheet

Due this week: Typed Assignment 1, Photo Assignment #1, signed syllabus, camera contracts, first-day questionnaire, and lab fees.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Photoshop Jeopardy Review

***DUE WEDNESDAY:  Camera use/handling agreements

Today we discussed this year’s camera borrowing/handling policy and played jeopardy in 2 teams.

We reviewed and refamiliarized ourselves with the different tool names in Photoshop.

Students had a chance at the end of the class period to finish/upload any unfinished work and to complete setting up their OneDrive accounts.

Due tomorrow: Camera Handling Agreements
Camera Contract Link: Camera Contract

Due this week: Assignment #1, Signed syllabus, first-day questionnaire, and lab fees.

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Photoshop Refresher Assignment:

Start up Photoshop and edit at least one previous photograph you have taken.  The goal for this assignment is to refresh ourselves on how Photoshop works and to give students a chance to explore tools or filters they have may not have used before.

To earn full credit for this assignment I need to see that your photograph has been altered in some way and that it is uploaded into your shared OneDrive folders.

Please create a new folder in your Photo Assignments/Photo Folder named, “Assignment 1” and upload your work in there.  It should automatically be shared with me if you properly set up your main “Name” folder.

If you were absent please make up this assignment as soon as you have the opportunity to get on a computer in our classroom.

Due this week: Assignment #1, signed syllabus, first-day questionnaire, and lab fees.

 

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Creating our OneDrive Folders:

See “home” page for info on today!  A bit of a change since last year but it will preserve our printing resources and ease the students’ “turn-in” process for work.

 

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 2!

About this course:

Students will experiment with a variety of photographic media and techniques, and make connections with historical and contemporary photographers to develop a focused body of work.

This course may include, but is not limited to, researching the history of photography, making connections to contemporary and community photographers, critiquing with varied techniques, and experimenting with a variety of photographic media. Processes and techniques include, but are not limited to, handcrafted pinhole cameras, hand-tinted photographs, mixed media, cyanotypes, medium format, photo collage, cross-processing, creative filters, infrared and slide film, night photography, macro, panoramic, and/or digital output via a variety of media.

Craftsmanship and quality will be reflected in the surface of the prints, care of the materials, attention to compositional conventions, and expression of ideas and feelings. 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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