Creative Photography 3

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. At the top, click Add Add and then Join class.Click Join class
  2. 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 3 (4th period): ocrw66p

 

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3/10-3/12:  Scanned Film Photos

Adding texture to 2 scanned film photos (ONE PHOTO MUST HAVE A BUBBLE WRAP TEXTURE):

  • Open a scanned film photo in Photoshop,
  • Find a royalty-free/stock-free photo of a texture you like..  **REMEMBER – one of the two photos needs to use a bubblewrap texture.
  • Copy/Paste the texture over your scanned film photo in Photoshop.
  • Change your blending modes (located in layers panel) until you find one that you like best.
  • Make any additional adjustments & save/upload to Office!

This will be your first Q4 grade.  Due 3/12.

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):  

Create a page about our BUBBLEWRAP vs DARKROOM PRINT experiment.  Glue your bubblewrap test print into the sketchbook (the test prints are located near the film developing station/drying rack area.)

The bubblewrap technique can be a success for some film photo printers; the darkroom is all about experimenting!  We are going to try to figure out how to get this print done correctly/successfully.  (I know how, now… I am going to see if you guys can figure it out too!)

  • Why do you think it failed the first time?
  • What do you think could have been done differently?
  • Despite your photo not being visible – Do you like the bubblewrap texture?
  • TIP:  For the “how can we get it to work?”:  Think about timing, the light intensity, layer/doing things in steps

 

NEW SB! – DUE 5/13:  

Create a sketchbook page listing one timeline date/facts from our project.

If you are someone that did your timeline in your sketchbook, yes, you still need to do a separate sketchbook page for this one!  You must create a background to receive full credit.

2/24: HISTORY OF FILM CAMERAS TIMELINE

Research the following years of when each event happened and create a timeline showcasing the history of film cameras:

Dates/Years are not in order, you will have to order them when you create your timeline:

  • When Camera Obscura was invented
  • Asahi Pentax introduces first SLR cameras
  • Kodak Sold first commercial camera
  • Fujifilm produced first disposable camera
  • GE invents the modern flash bulb
  • William Fox Talbot invents photogenic positive/negative drawing/photogram
  • Polaroid introduces instant image development
  • First professional digital camera
  • Daguerreotype camera invented
  • Kodachrome film created

Due MONDAY March 2nd  – *** Keep in mind, we will be in the darkroom once or twice this week so manage your time1

 

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 “film leader”
  • Define “film speed”
  • Define “multiple exposure”

 

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1/6: Crash Course in Film Worksheet  Due tomorrow (1/7)

CP3 Film Worksheet

12/11:  SNOWFLAKES!!!

Miss G sucks and forgot to load paper into the two canon printers before she left yesterday because of the early dismissal – Someone needs to get the copy paper near the Beast printer and load a good stack of it into both the fish and turtle printers.  It will self-dispense one-by-one and not jam up.

If we run out of ink, an AP student can fetch some ink from the top drawer in the filing cabinet in my office, it’s clearly labeled.  The beast printer is running low – we are not replacing that one just yet, only fish/turtle.  Get Mrs. Goodson for help if totally necessary on the fish/turtle ink replacing.

Create ONE photo snowflake!

Hold on to these in your drawers/lockers when done, I’ll collect/hang them tomorrow.  CLEAN UP YOUR LIL PAPER SHREDS AND PUT YOUR SCISSORS AWAY PLEASE!!!!

 

12/9: Door Decorating Template

Right click & save!

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11/18:

Creating a contact sheet of mini series photos!

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:

***IF YOU ONLY DID 7 PHOTOS, SET YOUR ROWS TO 4 

Tutorial

7-10 Mini Series – 100 pts:

Due in Office 365 Nov 14 – NO LATE TURN-INS/UPLOADS!

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

If you did these last year, you CANNOT re-use your old photos – I will be able to tell the difference.  This year’s lighting and camera settings are different and better. 🙂

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”.

October 7th – Threshold & Printing

Pick or photograph one project that you would like to print on ONE of your manipulated printer papers that you designed

  • Open the photo in Photoshop
  • Adjust the lighting by using levels, curves, etc.
  • Add a Threshold layer to make it only black & white & thresholded.LHS
  • You can COLORIZE this layer after this.
  • Be ready to print for Tuesday.

Go to “File” > “Print”

Choose the FISH printer

Go to “Print Settings”

Make sure your printer paper size is 8.5 x 11”

Change Media type to Photos Papers > Matte Photo Paper

SelectScale to Fit& Check your Landscape/Portrait settings according to the orientation of your photo.

Raise hand before printing – I will load paper and tell you when it’s ok to press print.  THIS IS IMPORTANT SO THAT YOU DO NOT PRINT ON SOMEONE ELSE’S PAPER!!!!!

Show me when done for a grade. 🙂

September 30th – DOTS!!!!

Colored Dots Photoshop Project

Click here for today’s photo tutorial

TAKE A NEW PHOTO & APPLY THESE STEPS TO THE IMAGE 🙂

9/18:  Panoramic Editing/Photomerging

Editing Tutorial

Assignment:

Shoot AT LEAST 7 photographs while standing in one spot to create 1 panoramic photo on the school’s campus

Shoot AT LEAST 7 photographs while standing in one spot to create 1 panoramic photo off campus.

You will edit together these photos to create 2 separate panoramic photographs (1 on campus, 1 off campus).

** AGAIN – You must edit together at least 7 or more photos for each panoramic.

September 10, 2019 – Miss G is absent!

Hi CP3 kiddos – no new assignment today BUT make sure you are working on your current assignment below this post – it is due on Friday, Sept 13.

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

***Make sure the 5 questions below are turned into the 3rd level of the turn-in tray on my desk or turned in to your TYPED Office 365/OneDrive Folder before you leave class today.

You may also use today to decorate your sketchbook covers if you are done/have nothing to work on.  PLEASE NO LOCKER PAINTING!  I hid the paint brushes under the sink and the mod podge is in the first upper-left cabinet above the sink; please re-hide these items if you use them because I don’t trust that Photo 1 will clean up after themselves!!

September 5:  “In-the-style-of”

Due@ start of class Monday. Sept. 9 :   Research a photographer whose artistic style you admire and answer the following questions in full sentences on a sheet of paper:    (each question is worth 20 pts.)

  1.  What common themes or characteristics do you see in their photographs?
  2. What tools or subjects/objects do you think they need to achieve their photography?
  3. What level of editing, if any, do they need to finish each photo?
  4. How could you recreate their style, here in Lakeland or in school?
  5. Why did you chose this photographer?

Monday-Friday:  You will work to recreate and edit together a 5-photo series in the style of your chosen photographer.  Each of the 5 photos must be different.  (i.e.  Clyde Butcher is my chosen artists – I photographed 5 different lakes in black & white – YOU CANNOT USE THIS ARTIST!)

This 200-point project is due in Office 365 at the end of class Friday.   Upload it in a folder named “Artist Series”.  Each photo will be worth 40 points.  You will be graded on class time used/being on-task each day, accuracy of artist style, and quality of the photograph.

Due Sept 13

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 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/5 Edited Photos, signed camera contracts, and lab fees.

Photoshop Basics

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5/6: Last photo prompts!

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4/24:  Printing Images

We will begin printing 3-5 photos for the art exhibition at LHS.

Choose your favorite photos or projects from this year (they can be film photos too).

Finish any edits or print formats as needed so that they are ready to go on Thursday/Friday.

Don’t resize your images!

***JPEG files are COMPACT, they lose detail easily, always save your PSD images and JPEG copies seperately.

**** You can not make an images resolution higher if it was taken at a LOW resolution to begin with.   Don’t set an images resolution to 300 if that’s not what it was initially set to.

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4/15:

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!!

Use the internet for inspiration but DO NOT STEAL IDEAS OR COPY PHOTOGRAPHS!  There is a difference between being inspired and stealing someone’s idea!

This week’s themes (1 photo for each):

  • Light
  • Movement (or “Stillness”)
  • Shape
  • Fear

Must be edited & uploaded to Office 365 with the before & after (original unedited photo and edited photo)

Due Thursday, 4/18

4/1:  Digital Photo Portfolio Building:

CLICK HERE FOR THE CLASS SURVEY

This last portion of this year will emphasize building your Photo 3 “Digital” Portfolios so you can either end your high school photography career with a strong photography portfolio OR prepare for AP 2-D.

You will be given creative prompts/themes each week – THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!!   Use the internet for inspiration but DO NOT STEAL IDEAS OR COPY PHOTOGRAPHS!  There is a difference between being inspired and stealing someone’s idea!

We will also create “Crevado” online portfolios to showcase your work.

This week’s themes (1 photo for each):

  • Opposites
  • Water
  • Quiet

Must be edited & uploaded to Office 365 with the before & after (original unedited photo and edited photo)

Due Thursday, 4/11

2/20:  Film Destruction Experiment/ Lab Report Project

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PHOTOGRAPHY LAB REPORT TEMPLATE – Finished Report due Thursday, Feb 28

Lab report rubric

1/31:  DARKROOM UNIT ASSIGNMENTS:

  • 2 successful, high contrast regular (1 negative) photograph prints – use contrast filters to achieve bright whites and dark shadows, you do NOT want gray where your highlights should be.
  • 1 double exposure (2 negatives) print
  • 1 photogram & 1 photograph (1 negative) combo print
  • 1 print or photogram with a geometric tape design on the enlarging paper (tape off sections of enlarging paper, expose image/paper to light, remove tape, develop)

All due on Tues Feb 19th.

1/22: Film Refresher/Intro

Learning to load film, the sunny 16 and loading developing tanks this week!

1/15:  Turning a digital photo into a film-styled photograph

Open 1 photo of ANYTHING in Photoshop.

You will edit an image to mimic the look of a film photo using the tutorial below.  There are a lot of editing steps, YOU HAVE TWO DAYS ONLY!!!!

DUE @ END OF CLASS WEDNESDAY !!!  Turn your edited photograph into office 365 named “Film Style”

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

The first step, “Healing brush” tool is optional – if you need it, use it!

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”.

1/10:  Wet contact printing

Click here to figure out how to make your negative pinhole print into a regular photo!

1/7:  DIY Pinhole Camera

Hello CP3!  Thanks for being patient with myself and the AP kids today but you need to be speaking at whisper-level throughout the first half of class. The AP kids are starting off their extra stressful half of the year and it’s important that they listen today/tomorrow.

You will be making a Pinhole Camera this week.  (You may have made them with Mrs/ Smith but hey, it gets you guys started in the darkroom while AP finishes up their film unit!)

You may work alone, with a partner, or a group of 3.  DECIDE RIGHT NOW and I will write down each team at the end of class. (Consider who is absent, as well.)

Review the written tutorial instructions through the link below & begin planning how you or your group will accomplish this and what supplies you need for this week.

****I will supply black spray paint, electrical/duct tape, and foil.

Shoeboxes work great!  Even Amazon delivery boxes or other cardboard boxes will work.  We will start constructing TOMORROW so bring in any box that you have for your group.  You can make more than one pinhole camera, some people use pringle or oatmeal cans.

Tutorial with written instructions – skip Step 4!  You also want to poke your hole on the largest face of the box, this way we can fit a large piece of photo paper in it!

WE WILL START THE VIDEO AT 10:16   Youtube tutorial – blocked by school

12/10:  Open-ended Photo Prompts

Create a new photo folder in Office 365 named “December Prompts”.

You will shoot 1 photo per theme and upload the photographs to that folder December Prompt folder.  THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.  What props can you use to accomplish each theme?  50% of your grade will be based on your creativity, 50% will be based on the quality of the photograph.

  • Reflection
  • Office Supplies
  • Shadow
  • “Cold”
  • Food
  • Architecture
  • Childhood

1 photo for each theme!  Get creative!  What is the first thing you think of when you head these words?

Due in Office 365 with quick edits by Thursday, 12/13

12/03:  Panoramic Editing & Photomerging

Tutorial

Assignment:  Shoot photographss for a panoramic photo on the school’s campus & shoot panoramic photos off campus.

You will edit together 2 panoramic photographs.  You must edit together at least 5 or more photos  (1 On-campus project & 1 Off-campus project.)

11/5: Portrait With Hands

You will need two photographs to accomplish this project.
First Photo
  • Place yourself or your model in front of a blank/solid-color background
  • Set your camera to Manual
  • Set your ISO, Aperture (f/1.8 – f/5.0), & shutter speed.
  • Focus on the eyes so they are sharp
  • DO NOT let the person move at ALL
Second Photo
  • Have the person cover their face with their hands without moving
  • Make sure the hands are even against their nose, cover the eyes completely
Photoshop
  1. Open both photos
  2. Select the “move tool”
  3. Drag the hands photo ON TOP of the face photo
  4. Click the Shift key and hold it down as you click on and highlight both layers
  5. Go to Edit > Auto Align Layers
  6. Crop out any extra blank space.
  7. At the top left of the layers pallet Click on the drop down menu that say Normal and change it to > Overlay
  8. Right click on any layer and chose “Merge your layers”
  9. Make your image black & white:  In your adjustment panel and choose the Black and White Adjustment
  10. Click on the Burn tool and darken around the edges and any where else it may need to be darkened in the photo

Save & Upload to Office 365 by Thursday!

Monday 10/29:  Intro to Portrait Photography & Portrait Photographers

GENERAL POWERPOINT: Portrait Types

PROJECT: CP3 Portrait Photo Project

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

Photo Essay 

  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…

If your Photo Essay requires photos outside of school,  shoot lots of photos and have them ready to work on ASAP.

If you are unable to start your Photo Essay project in school, today is a “Catch-up” day and/or paint-your-locker-day.

How can you use today’s time wisely?  Are there photos you need to reshoot?  A sketchbook assignment to get caught up on?  Extra credit to complete?

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:

  • 3 Paint drop photographs
  • 3 Fast/3 Slow shutter photographs
  • & any make-up projects/sketchbook assignments

10/8:  Click here

10/3-10/4:  Paint and Water Drops

Mode Dial: Shutter Priority Mode  (S or TV on dial)
Lens: Autofocus (AF)
ISO: lower than 800 (ISO-400 worked for me) – we will crank up the lighting in the classroom to help with ISO (1600 photos will come out too noisy)
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)

You can put colored construction paper under the plexi-glass to change the background color.

**Plexiglass must be washed when you are done.

Due Friday:  3 best paint-drop photos in Office 365 folder named “Paint Drop”

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10/01:   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.
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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:  Finish slow/fast shutter priority photos from the last two days

An idea for your slow shutter photos – LIGHT PAINTING!   If you had trouble getting some successful slow shutter speed images, today is your last chance!
Use glowsticks, phone lights and photo gels/filters to draw with light while your camera takes a photo using a slow shutter speed.

Camera settings for light painting:   
Shutter Priority Mode  (S or TV on dial)
Lens on autofocus (AF)
ISO: 1600 or any higher #
Shutter Speed:  SLOW – Any number with a  is going to be perfect!
Aperture will adjust on its own.

9/25:  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

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/glitter or a ball  OR pop a balloon of water.
2. Take 3 photos that freeze the action of a moving object or person. (like 1/200)

Edited & due 9/27  Submit as “Shutter Priority”

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9/20:  8 Photos using Aperture Priority Mode

You will take 8 specific photos using ONLY Aperture Priority Mode.  Due in Office 365 in folder named “8 AV Photos” on 9/24, Monday.

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,
  • Set aperture/f-stop to the lowest number it will go (f/1.8-f/5) by scrolling the command dial to the left,
  • Get in SUPER CLOSE to your subject,
  • 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)
Photo 1 & 2:  Photo with hand/s out stretched holding something in focus with subject behind blurred.  The person must have something in their hands or falling from their hands!
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Photo 3 & 4:  Part of a bike, motorcycle, bus, car, atv, or skateboard on (think forms of transportation) focus with the back blurred
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Photo 5 & 6:  Half of a persons face close up  in focus with the back blurred.
Do NOT show the whole face, you can cover it or crop it out.
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Photo 7 & 8Free choice:  You may pick any subject to photograph as long as the front is in focus with back blurred.

9/19:  Upload “In the Series of…” Photos to Class Google Slide

goo.gl/E35nVZ   << Click here for google slide

9/18:  CAMERA SCENE SETTINGS

Your camera may have several scene settings that can be used in various situations.  Many people call them CHEATER SETTINGS.

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Some of the most common ones are:

 PORTRAIT – Uses a wider aperture to produce a shallower depth of field

 LANDSCAPE – Uses a smaller aperture to produce a greater depth of field

SPORT – Uses a faster shutter speed to capture frozen motion

 MACRO – Allows you to focus very close to an object (2-10 inches). Usually this causes a shallow depth of field.

AUTO – Sets everything for you. All you have to do is press the button. However, it may make choices for you that you do not want. Also it may not allow you to change the ISO or white balance.

More advanced digital cameras & DSLRs may have the following options as well:

A or Av- Aperture Priority. This allows you to pick a specific aperture, and the camera will find a shutter speed to use to make a perfectly metered photograph.

S or Tv – Shutter Priority. This allows you to pick a specific shutter speed, and the camera will find an aperture to use to make a perfectly metered photograph.

M – Manual. This setting allows you to choose both the shutter speed and the aperture. The camera should have a meter that you can view to make sure that you are producing a perfectly metered photograph.

Tuesday:    You have one day to do this!  Shoot your photos, transfer them to your computer, and upload all 4 to Office 365 in a folder called, “Aperture”.  DUE @ END OF CLASS.

Line up 4 different objects and practice using aperture priority (A or Av on the dial) mode to work on getting:

  • only the front object in focus,
  • only the first two closest objects focus,
  • the first three closest objects in focus,
  • all objects in focus,

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aperture-rules

Average sized f-stop #:  Perhaps f11

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Smaller sized f-stop #:  Perhaps f5.6DSC_0102

9/10:  “In-the-style-of”

Due Monday:   Research a photographer whose artistic style you admire and answer the following questions in full sentences on a sheet of paper:    (each question is worth 20 pts.)

  1.  What common themes or characteristics do you see in their photographs?
  2. What tools or subjects/objects do you think they need to achieve their photography?
  3. What level of editing, if any, do they need to finish each photo?
  4. How could you recreate their style, here in Lakeland or in school?
  5. Why did you chose this photographer?

Tuesday-Friday:  You will work to recreate a 5-photo series in the style of your chosen photographer.  Each of the 5 photos must be different.  (i.e.  Clyde Butcher is my chosen artists – I photographed 5 different lakes in black & white – YOU CANNOT USE THIS ARTIST!)

This 200-point project is due in Office 365 at the end of class Friday.   Upload it in a folder named “Artist Series”.  Each photo will be worth 40 points.  You will be graded on class time used/being on-task each day, accuracy of artist style, and quality of the photograph.

9/4: Illusions!

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8/28: Deconstructed Landscapes or Scenes  Click me

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Try a new way to explore a landscape or environment by creating a composite of multiple fragments of it that you’ve taken during a short walk. A 20-minute stroll is all you need. Keep your kit and settings simple, and don’t get bogged down with tripods, filters or complicated techniques. Shoot anything that catches your eye – TRY TO USE MANUAL MODE. When you’re back home, create a grid in Photoshop and assemble your selection of picture using Layers.

Requirements:

At least 12 photos placed together to form a square or rectangle into 1 Photoshop document (see sample above)
Include photos that show the whole scene, close-ups, textures within it, and any details.
Avoid using people, focus on inanimate objects for this.
Whole project must look cohesive/related.

Due: Friday, 8/31

8/27:  AP 2-D vs. CP3 Photoshop Refresher Jeopardy

Link to Jeopardy game will be posted here at the end of the day as a review tool.

8/23: Camera Simulator

 Link Here

Refresher: Exposure Triangle/Manual Shooting

Bring cameras for Monday-Wednesday!

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.









END OF YEAR PROJECT

You must turn in either:  1 11″x17″ watercolored photograph OR 2 8″x10″ Darkroom photograph

Printing to blank watercolor paper

Change photo to BLACK & WHITE

You will need to take a large piece of water color paper & trim it down to be 13 x 19.  YOU ONLY GET ONE!

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 13”W x 19”H

Change Media type to Photos Papers > Matte Photo Paper

Select “Scale 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.

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.

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April 12

Balance

Take 3 photos showing BALANCE – these must be new photos – taken this week, any “old” photos will have major points deducted.

April 11

Isolated Objects

Goal: Focus viewer’s attention on the object of the photograph and eliminate any possible visual distractions.  4 photos of DIFFERENT items due 4/12.

April 9

Colored Dots Photoshop Project

Click here for today’s photo tutorial

Due tomorrow!

April 4

Wednesday:  2 different photos showing growth

Thursday: 1 photo of something/someone you love, 1 photo of something you hate.  (NO HATE PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE)

April 2

Master the Harris Shutter Effect

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 Portraiture

CLICK HERE

March 7 

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Due Monday

Feb 28

FAEA Virtual Exhibit

All forms of media accepted, (3-D, mixed media, digital art, photography, etc.)
One submission per student,
Only 20 students from the LHS photo dept. may submit,
Photo must be in .JPG format,
Show experimentation, conceptualizm, and creativity,
You may print out a photo and work on top of it (drawing, paint, collaging, sewing) – if you need a photo printed, please ask me!
Due by March 2nd the latest – DIGITAL WORK MUST BE EMAILED AS AN ATTACHMENT TO ME!  kimberly.gallagher@polk-fl.net If you printed & created a mixed media piece, we will photograph or scan it into digital form.

FAEA Virtual Exhibition Info

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

Agamograph

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Choose two source images and crop to 8.5″h x 7″w.  Make your ruler 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

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.

Thursday, Feb 8

To wrap up our week of using lights in different ways:

Take 5 photos of LIGHT .  Use ceiling lights, car headlights/taillights, light bulbs, flash lights, anything that emits a glow or some type of light/reflection of light.

Upload these to OneDrive, quick edit.  Make sure those midtones look great!

Week of Jan 29

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

CP3 Printer Instructions

Tuesday, January 23

How many photography eye views are there?

5 photos in birds eye view
5 photos in worms eye view
5 photos at your eye view

Due at the end of class Wednesday.

Monday, January 22

What are diptychs and triptychs?

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 are diptychs and triptychs?

Diptychs and Triptychs in Photoshop

due Wednesday Jan 18 – this will be printed!

Monday, January 8

What are the DSLR Camera Modes?

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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.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

A day at the park!

Below are some wonderful shots from our walking trip to the local park.  Great job, kids!  Student faces are blanked out for anonymity

Tuesday, Dec. 12

How can I make a Lens filter in a pinch?

DIY Vignette Filters Using Black Construction Paper & Plastic Wrap

Shooting & Editing will take place today/Wednesday!

Thursday, Dec. 7

How can we incorporate math into photography?

Color Grid Photographs

Finish any uploading/editing necessary for your “Color Harmony”, “Pattern” or “Shape” 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 6th

What is harmony?  How can we show it using color?

How can we shoot photos of elements and principles of design?

Finishing editing and upload “Color Harmony” photos from yesterday first!  Then go out and shoot:

-7 photos showing pattern/repetition

-7 photos showing shape

These 14 photos should be placed in your Office365 under two different folders called “Shapes” and “Repetition”

Wednesday, Nov. 29

How do we judge photographs for an art show?

Potential Transcendence Photos Slideshow:

Choose TEN student photos that you like best and turn your handout into the substitute for voting.

CLICK HERE FOR PPT: Transcendence

Tuesday, November 7

Click here for DSLR simulator

Above is a super cool link that will lead you to an online simulator for a DSLR camera!

Today will be a photo-taking day!  Continue your work on the “My Best” assignment and feel free to take a “photo-shooting” break to take photos of any categories you might be missing.

If it turns out that your whole class is missing a category, we will have a specific, designated photo-taking day for that subject but it is always good to build up your portfolio with as many photos as possible!

Monday, November 6

How can we use powerpoint to create a portfolio of our best work?

“My Best” Assignment

It’s time to see what each of you really has to offer for your AP portfolio!  Download and use the powerpoint template below and insert 2 of your BEST photograph examples in each of the categories listed in the Powerpoint.

Use work from either this year or previous years of photography – as long as it is your BEST!

AP&CP3 BEST Works

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 

Capturing Action & Movement

Students will submit 4 of their best photos that show movement or action while shooting in manual mode.  (Use a fast shutter speed & auto focus!!!)  We will shoot Wednesday & edit 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:  Using tape, section off a page in your sketchbook to make a creative design.  Fill the untaped areas in with color, pattern, or any other design.

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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 “one focused object” 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

Students will creatively shoot 10 photos showing emphasis and focus on ONE, clear subject or object.  This subject should stand out from it’s background.  Practice switching between manual and auto focus and try to see the difference in those two options.

Upload and import these to your computers before you leave!

Tuesday, October 17th

Auto-focus VS. Manual-focus Worksheet & Discussion

Click here for today’s reading

Monday, October 9th

Abstract Photography

Click here for today’s reading on abstract photography

Thursday, October 5th

Of the 5 “oil/water” 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 shooting at least 5 photos in class using abstracted designs made by oil & water, light and colored paper.

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

Assignment 3: High Pass in Photoshop

Use the following tutorial to learn the purpose and benefits of High Pass and overlays.  Follow the written steps in this tutorial with two of your favorite photos from last year/this summer.  Upload into your OneDrive “Photography Assignment Folder” when complete and make sure it is in a new folder named “Assignment 3”

This is due at the end of class Wednesday!

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/sharpen-high-pass/

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Credit: photoshopessentials.com

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.

Typed Assignment 2:

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 Typed assignment 2 and upload into your Typed Assignment Folder.  We may or may not present these!
This is due on Friday, August 25th!

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 7, 2017

WELCOME TO CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY 3!

About this course:

Students will lead a focused investigation of a subject matter from ideation to completion. Students will select a theme, develop a concept, and prepare the work for public viewing, portfolio, distribution, and/or exhibit.

This course may include, but is not limited to, research, collaboration, installation, history of photography, making connections to contemporary and community photographers, and critiquing with varied techniques. Processes, techniques, and media may include, but are not limited to, video, film, high speed photography, studio lighting, flash, long exposure, formal portraiture, large format, HDR, RAW processing, and digital output on a variety of media, including non-traditional materials.

Craftsmanship and quality will be reflected in the surface of the print, care of the materials, attention to compositional conventions, the display setting, 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.