Assignments this week:

Photo 1: Assignments Due this Week:

1. Shadows and Light:  Due Monday posted on blog

- 2 Edited Photos showing strong SHADOWS and CONTRAST

-Technical Info with each photo:  f-stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, Mode

-A photo from the Internet showing shadows

-10 sentence writing critique about the Internet photo

2. Camera Modes: Due Tuesday posted to blog paragraph about what each camera mode does.

Read through this link on camera modes. On your blog make a new post writing 3 sentences about each camera mode.

3. Camera Angles: Due Friday posted to blog

- 4 Edited Photos showing different camera angles of the same subject (from above, below, strait on and tilted)

-Technical Info with each photo:  f-stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, Mode

-A photo from the Internet showing an alternative camera angle

-10 sentence writing critique about the Internet photo

4. Depth of Field Writing: Due Friday posted to blog

Write a one paragraph writing reflection about what is DEPTH OF FIELD and the ways to control DOF.

5. Watch this Tedtalk:  How photography connect us.

On your blog make a post  summarizing, critiquing, judging the video. Have at least 3 paragraphs.

Photo 2: Assignments Due this week

1. 10 Studio Portraits using the strobes

Edit in Lightroom and Photoshop ( for beauty and cosmetic retouching) Steps for beauty retouching on whiteboard. Post all 10 on your blog as a gallery and 1-3 photos on your website on your Portrait Page.

2. Raw vs. Jpeg Image Capture

Research the difference between shooting in RAW vs JPEG. On your blog write 10 sentences comparing and contrasting raw vs. jpeg.

3. 2-4 On Location Portraits with Bounced Off Camera External Flash

Take on location portraits using the external bounced flash off camera. Edit and post 2-4 on your blog and your website on your portrait page

4. Watch this Tedtalk:  How photography connect us.

On your blog make a post  summarizing, critiquing, judging the video. Have at least 3 paragraphs.


1st Shooting Assignment Best Images

Composition Assignment

Find 10 photos online which  show strong  composition. Put them all in one folder on your H drive in Digital Photo folder. Upload to blog and create a gallery. Write two sentences in the caption portion of the blog to convey which element of composition the picture displays. Post to your blog as a gallery.  DUE FRIDAY

Use this as a reference:



Monday, August 18

Photo 1

-Quiz on Exposure

-Digital Workflow

-Work on and complete entire Texture assignment. Due Tuesday

Photo 2

-Shoot for 100 Photos Assignment edited in Lightroom. Post 10-20 on your blog and your top few, add to your website. Due Wednesday

-Watch one of the Lightroom video tutorials on Adobe TV. On your blog, write a two paragraph reflection about what you learned about Lightroom tools and techniques.

Due Wednesday

-Continue to work on developing your website on


Look at some of the All About Me pages

-Interview Assignment

Think of 20 great questions to interview a new friend. Find someone in the class who you DO NOT know. Ask them your 20 questions and then on word write a 3 paragraph interview story about your new friend. Take a photo of them and upload that EDITED photo to Yearbook Ave in the  Yearbook Class folder within the Clubs and Organizations/Yearbook Folder. DUE WEDNESDAY

Friday, August 15

Digital Photo 1

Demo on Basic Image Editing in Photoshop

Edit all 5 Texture photos you shoot yesterday. Post your best 2 photos. Title the post “Texture Assignment”. Include technical info: f-stop, shutter speed, ISO and Camera Mode in the caption area when posting.

Find one great photo online and write a 10 sentence writing critique about that internet photo. Make a new post called Texture Writing Critique for your Internet photo and writing critique.

Critique Writing

 Digital Photo 2

Publish your website and give me the link to it TODAY!!

Email me your Inspirational Slideshow by the end of the period, or put it in my flashdrive [email protected]

Continue to shoot for assignment one 100 photos edited in Lightroom. Post 5-10 photos on your blog in your first post of the year. Include at least two of the photos on your new website. DUE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 19


Discussion: What makes a good page spread layout??

Finish ALL ABOUT ME Page Spreads. Due at the end of the period for credit. If you are not done, you get a zero!

Next week:

Interview a new friend and present to the class (20 questions)

Begin to work on first yearbook spreads.

Thur Aug 14


Discuss equivalent exposures

Practice with Cameras

Upload and Save Demo

Review Texture Assignment

Shoot for Texture

Upload photos to H drive and put in in folder called TEXTURE

Finish 25 Things I Learned About Exposure and Post to your blog for credit.

Look for Texture Photos online and save in texture folder


Tuesday, August 12


Review aperture, shutter speed, ISO and Learn about camera metering.

Practice with the camera simulator:

Read this link about image exposure:

Work on blogsites ( )    and reading concepts/writing list of 25 things you learned about exposure. Write it in word and then copy and paste it into a blog post. Make first blogpost titled What I learned About Exposure.


Lightroom Demo

Continue developing your website and send me the link. Also maintain a blogsite for grading and post your assignment work.

Make Inspirational Photo slide show. 20 slides. Email to me.  [email protected]

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