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WELCOME TO 2024 PHOTOGRAPHY 1 CLASS

3 Assignments Due Monday, February 26

1.  External Flash Worksheet

Answer the following questions on your blog in a separate post:

1-When would you use external flash?

2-Do you need to meter the light if you use flash?

3-What does flash synchronization mean?

4-What does ETTL mean?

5-What will happen when you shoot faster than the camera sync speed?

6-Why do photographers bounce the flash and use a diffuser?

7– What is a slave?

8-What should you do if your image comes out too dark or too light?

 

2. MY FAVORITE TEACHER WITH BOUNCED FLASH

Photograph your favorite teacher with bounced external flash off camera with sync cord. Edit and post your best portrait and write a 3 paragraph reflection in academic language explaining why you like and admire this teacher. Give details, reasons and examples as to why you chose this teacher. Samples below:

 

3. FILL FLASH OUTSIDE

-Read this link, (or find another link online), about using FILL FLASH outside to fill in the shadows. Write 1 paragraph explaining what fill flash outside is and why you would need to use it to get perfect exposure on the subject and background.

Fill Flash in Photography: Get Useful Tips and Tricks (colorexpertsbd.com)

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/195/using-a-flash-when-outside/

-Go outside and photograph a subject which is BACKLIT. Set your camera on AV to meter the natural light. Use a small aperture like f11 or 16 and a low ISO like 200 or 400.  Make sure your flash is on ETTL and fill the subject in shadow with fill lighting from the external flash. Post 2-3 photos showing your understanding and good usage of fill flash.

 

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1. TAKE A VACATION

In this assignment you are going to go on a virtual vacation. Find a location online where you would like to go and digitally put yourself into that location. Make sure to match lighting and color balance to make it look realistic as possible. You must add 3 props into the scene (sunglasses, shopping bags, friends to go with you, etc…) Make your new document for all the elements in the image a 12×8 150 resolution. Under your work. include 1-3 sentences to explain why you would like to go on this vacation.

https://cauchonphotoclass.edublogs.org/?s=take+a+vacation

2. BLACK & WHITE & SHADES OF GRAY

Photograph for these elements of composition: leading line, texture, abstraction, repeated patterns, rule of thirds and contrast. Using the monochromatic setting on the DSLR, photograph your images in black and white. Edit in PS or LR and post your top 3-5 images on your blog.

https://www.capturelandscapes.com/introduction-to-black-and-white-photography/

 

3. TED TALK: HOW PHOTOGRAPHY CONNECTS US 

Watch this Ted Talk on how photography connects us and on your blog make a post summarizing, critiquing, judging and evaluating what you got out of watching the video. Have at least 3 paragraphs.

 https://www.ted.com/talks/david_griffin_on_how_photography_connects

 

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4 Assignments due Friday February 16:

1. HDR PHOTOGRAPHY:  

-Go online and research the meaning of HDR. Create a blogpost explaining what the term HDR in photography means and ways to achieve successful results.

-Photograph 5 different exposures of a landscape (on Manual)  for this assignment. One at the perfect exposure, plus one and two stops underexposed and one and two stops overexposed. USE A TRIPOD for this!

-Save images in a folder and open Photoshop>File>Automate>Merge to HDR Pro

-Select your five landscape images and press ok. Photoshop will compile your images into one HDR image.

-You will probably need to do more adjustments to make it more vibrant and saturated. You could bring in cool clouds from the Internet to blend into your sky.

-Post to blog and please TITLE YOUR WORK!!! Write a 10 sentence critique of your own work and post under your image.

 

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2. STUDIO PORTRAITS/ STILL LIFES WITH STROBES AND GELS : 

Photograph 25 portraits/still lifes in the studio using the strobes and colored gels in the background. Edit your portraits in Lightroom and make cosmetic retouches in Photoshop. Post 9-12 final portraits on your blog. Writing critique: Find a portrait online that was shot with studio strobe lighting and write 5 sentences to describe the subject and their personality based on the photographers version of them. Evaluate the lighting used in the photograph and how you think the lights were arranged to get the results. Samples below:

3. WHAT EVERY BEGINNER NEEDS TO KNOW READ AND WRITE

Read this link: https://www.photographytalk.com/photography-articles/5082-13-camera-settings-every-beginner-needs-to-know

On your blog list the 13 setting every beginner should know and 1-2 sentences explaining what each one is.

4. INDEED JOB SEARCH 

Look on https://www.indeed.com/   

Find Photography Jobs (in LA or Fontana, or somewhere else you would like to live)

On your site list 5 jobs you would be interested in. List each job title and location and then answer these questions:

Do you meet the qualifications for the job?

What skills would you need to get the job?

Why would you want to have this job?

What is the starting pay for the job?

Would you be able to support yourself if you worked at this job?

Create a list of expenses you would have if you have if you lived on your own and worked at this job?

What are your actual career goals for your future?

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1. MY FAVORITE TEACHER WITH BOUNCED FLASH

Photograph your favorite teacher with bounced external flash off camera with sync cord. Edit and post your best portrait and write a 3 paragraph reflection in academic language explaining why you like and admire this teacher. Give details, reasons and examples as to why you chose this teacher. Samples below:

 

2. FILL FLASH OUTSIDE

-Read this link, (or find another link online), about using FILL FLASH outside to fill in the shadows. Write 1 paragraph explaining what fill flash outside is and why you would need to use it to get perfect exposure on the subject and background.

Fill Flash in Photography: Get Useful Tips and Tricks (colorexpertsbd.com)

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/195/using-a-flash-when-outside/

-Go outside and photograph a subject which is BACKLIT. Set your camera on AV to meter the natural light. Use a small aperture like f11 or 16 and a low ISO like 200 or 400.  Make sure your flash is on ETTL and fill the subject in shadow with fill lighting from the external flash. Post 2-3 photos showing your understanding and good usage of fill flash.

3.  External Flash Worksheet

Answer the following questions on your blog in a separate post:

1-When would you use external flash?

2-Do you need to meter the light if you use flash?

3-What does flash synchronization mean?

4-What does ETTL mean?

5-What will happen when you shoot faster than the camera sync speed?

6-Why do photographers bounce the flash and use a diffuser?

7– What is a slave?

8-What should you do if your image comes out too dark or too light?

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3 Assignments due Friday, February 2:

1. PAINTING WITH LIGHT

Go to a dark place to shoot for this assignment (back studio). Put the camera securely on a tripod and put your shutter speed at 10-20 seconds (not 10th of a sec, but 10 full seconds). You must put the camera on self timer to avoid camera shake. Shoot on manual and try your f stop at 11 or 16. ISO at 200. Pre focus on Manual focus mode, because the camera will not in autofocus in the dark. Wave finger lights in front of the frame during the exposure and check out the results! Try using the pixel stick to create even more cool light painting effects. Post 1 Painting with Light photos you took and edited on your blog. Critique:  Find an amazing painting with light photo on the Internet and write a paragraph about how you think the photographer achieved the result and why you think it is so eye catching.

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2. ILLUSTRATION OF AN ICONIC IMAGE

Make a new document 8×12 or 12×8 200 resolution. Paste the illustration you want to trace and fit to the correct size. Make a new blank layer to trace on and lock it. Trace the illustration with a thin pencil and then color it in with brushes and the paint bucket. Make sure to add a background to your illustration. Samples below:

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3. PHOTOJOURNALISM: CANDID MOMENTS WITH CAPTIONS    (3-5 Candid Photos w/ captions for each)

Photograph candid moments and edit your images in Photoshop. In the caption section of each photo you post write a caption including who, what , where and why. For a critique look at the work of a famous photojournalist (example: photographer Henri Cartier Bresson ,who captured the “decisive moment”) On your blog post 2-3 of their photographs and write 10 sentences about their work and your opinion of their timing, composition and ability to capture the perfect moment. Student Samples below:

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1. READ AND WRITE: INTRODUCTION TO USING STROBES

Read this article on beginning strobe use and then write a list of ten important information you got out of the article.  Post the list to your blog. https://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/a-fundamental-introduction-to-studio-lighting-equipment–photo-6067

2. ADVERTISING/COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

For this assignment you will create a photograph that would be used for advertising purposes. First you will research advertising photography on the Internet to generate ideas. Post 3 ads that you really like and write a sentence about why they catch your eye. Before you begin to create your advertisement, write a proposal by answering the following questions:

  1. Who is the client, or company you are representing?
  2. What is the product?
  3. Who is the target audience?
  4. Where would you expect to see this advertisement?
  5. What kind of lighting are you going to use to make this look professional?
  6. What props do you need?

Shoot the product and use of variety of compositions. Think about: lighting, composition, depth of field, product placement. Use Photoshop to tweak and enhance your photograph. Add necessary text and captions. Post your best advertising shot, EDITED, to your blog with the proposal. Samples below:

3. SHOOT LIKE AARON SISKIND

Research the work of Aaron Siskind, an American photographer who shot abstract black and white images, which focus on nature, architecture and human form. Take some photos on the MONOCHROME setting, in the style of Aaron Siskind, edit them with good density and contrast, and post 2-3 black and white images on your blog with the technical information in the caption of one of the photos.

Under your photographs, post a photo by Aaron Siskind and write three complete sentences describing his work and your opinion of his work.

 

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YOUR PORTFOLIO: Due Friday, December 8

Create a portfolio folder on your desktop and include your portfolio photographs and collages in that folder. Produce your portfolio using Adobe Express. (Get from your Creative Cloud on your desktop) Publish the link and put the link on the Portfolio channel on Teams.

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 3 Assignments due Wednesday, December 6

1. WARHOL/POPART

-For your Pop Art assignment you should photograph an object, which is POPULAR IN THE CULTURE TODAY.

-Make 4 copies of the photo you chose,4×4,  4×6 or 6×4 (200 res) each, labeling them Popart 1, Popart 2, Popart 3, Popart 4.

-Work on each picture separately, experimenting with filters, gradient maps, colors, patterns, and more….make sure there is contrast between the subject and the background!

-When you complete the 4 individual photos, merge the layers in each.

-Open a new document in Photoshop, 8×8, 8×10 or 10×8 (200 res)

-Move the four individual photos into the new document.

-Save as a jpeg and post

Find a pop artist online & answer to the following questions. Include a work by the artist.

  1. What is Pop Art?
  2. Why is this artist’s work considered Pop Art?
  3. Describe some of this artists work.
  4. Why did you pick this artist and why do you like his/her work?

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2.  AM I TALKING TO MYSELF

Photograph several images of yourself or someone else in the same location, and put them all together in Photoshop to make it look as if you (or they) are relating to themselves in some way. Use one of the photos as the base image, and move the other subjects in the base image to create a unique photo for this Am I Talking To Myself assignment. Writing Critique: Make a blog post called My Inspiration and list 15-20 things, which inspire your creativity. Sample student work below:

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3. RAW vs JPEG

Read this article and answer the following questions:

1. Explain the main differences between a raw and jpeg file.

2. Which file is bigger RAW or Jpeg?

3. Can you change a Raw file to a Jpeg, once your photos are the computer? How?

4. If you were shooting an important event would you shoot it RAW or Jpeg? Explain.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/file-types/image/comparison/jpeg-vs-raw.html#:~:text=Generally%2C%20a%20RAW%20file%20will,size%20that’s%20easier%20to%20share

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Photographer Research Project: Due Fri, Nov 17

You will research, produce and present a PowerPoint Slide Show about a famous, professional or influential photographer of your choice. The project is to have 20 slides and include the information below, and at least 10 photographs. You can choose from the enclosed list or pick a significant photographer of your choice. Questions to answer when doing photographer research project are below. You will be presenting your photographer to the class. Share your  Photographer PowerPoint by posting in the teams channel called Photographer Presentation by Friday, November 17.

  1. What is the photographer’s real name and year he or she was born? Is he/she still alive?
  2. What is their style of photography (ex: photojournalism, editorial, documentary, advertising, portraits, magazine, sports, war)?
  3. Are there any special photography techniques this photographer uses in his/her work?  (Think about composition, depth of field, history…)
  4. Who does the photographer work for?
  5. What type of cameras and lens does this photographer work with, and why?
  6. What type of lighting does this photographer primarily use and why?
  7. Who are some of your photographer’s early influences?
  8. Are there any interesting stories about this photographer or his/her work?
  9. What do you like (or not like) about their work, and why did you select this photographer?

Lindsay Adler-fashion, Robert Mapplethorpe – flowers, portraits, nudes,  Annie Leibovitz – celebrity portraits,   Danny Clinch – musicians,  Edward Weston – black and white nudes, landscapes,  Ansel Adams –  black and white landscape,  Cindy Sherman – self portraits,   Diane Arbus –  strange and different portraits,  David Lachappelle – unique celebrity portraits,  Imogen Cunningham – black and white,  Eliot Porter – color landscape, Alfred Eisenstadt – candid photojournalism,  Linda McCartney – musicians in the 60’s, Herb Ritts – celebrity portraits,  Henry Cartier- Bresson -candid street, the decisive moment,   Andy Warhol – bizarre  pop art, Robert Frank -street, Paul Strand – black and white,  Lewis Hine – child labor,  James Nachtwey – war,  Irving Penn – fashion, still lifes,  Richard Avedon – portrait, cultural, Weegee – street photojournalism, Mark Seliger – celebrity portraits,  Jerry Uelsmann – photo montage,  Dorothea Lange – documentary,  Anne Geddes – children,  Kim Anderson – children,  Nigel Barker– fashion,  William Wegman – dogs,  Man Ray – rayograms, fashion, portraits in the 20,  Arnold Newman – environmental portraits,  Steve McCurry – National Geographic portraits,  Danny Lyon – street and documentary,  Brad Mangin – sports, Neil Leifer – sports​, Eugene Richards-documentary, Grant Britain-skateboarding, Gregory Crewdson– staged scenes, Harold Edgerton-science of fast and slow shutter speeds, Mary Ellen Mark-documentary, Nan Goldin– documentary, Robert Capa– war, Shirin Neshat-culture, Sebastiao Selgado- photojournalism, Helmut Newton– fashion, Yousuf Karsh– portraits, George Hurrell– portraits of Hollywood stars, Shepard Fairey-Activist art

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3 Assignments due Tuesday, November 14

1. HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE

Go through the Powerpoint on the history of photography, and then research online to find more information. Use this timeline template to list what you think are the 12 most important inventions and events in the history of photography, in chronological order. Copy the template to your digital photo folder and open it in Photoshop. Use the text tool to fill in the boxes with important inventions in photography. Post the template to your blog in a post titled: History of Photography Timeline. Under the template list 3-5 events and/or inventions in photography which impressed you the most, and has the most impact on your life today. (2-3 paragraphs)

History of Photography

2. ALPHABET PHOTOGRAPHY

-Look for images which represent letters and create a word in photographs

-Edit your photos in PS and then make a new document to put the word in

. -Make your document 16×8 2oo resolution and fit your images in to make the word. If you need more space go to Image>Adjust>Canvas Size and resize bigger.

-Save as a jpeg and post to your blog.

-Critique: List 5 valuable things you learned in Photo class so far this year.

 

3. BODY, SHAPE, FORM

Photograph a part of the body, or something, which shows shape and form. Think about getting great QUALITY OF LIGHT and make your composition a strong Post 1 to 3  original photos you shot and edited. In the caption section of your image(s) write 10 words to describe your photos.

 

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4 Assignments due Friday November 3:

1. STUDIO PORTRAITS

Use the studio backdrop (white or black) to photograph PORTRAITS of classmates. Use the tungsten “hot lights” to light the portraits Make sure to put your white balance on TUNGSTEN or INCANDESENT  and shoot at ISO 800. Go right up to the subject and meter them on MANUAL. Take at least 12 photographs and edit them in PS or LR. Post anywhere between 6 and 12  portraits as either a gallery or individually.. Include technical info: MASIL on one of the photos.

Critique: Find a studio portrait online and write a list of 25 words you would hashtag the photo if you posted it on Instagram. Include the photographers name if possible. In a separate blog post, answer these questions: 1. What is the purpose of the main light? 2. What is the purpose of the fill light? 3. List the lighting patterns.

2. CAMERA MODES

Read through this link on camera modes. On your blog make a new post writing 1 to 2  sentences about each camera mode.

http://digital-photography-school.com/digital-camera-modes/1 paragraph about what each camera mode does.

3. TRIPTYCH: BODY PARTS

Create a triptych image, putting three photos together using Photoshop.

Take photos of different parts of a subject with the DSLR camera, and then edit them individually with Lightroom or Photoshop.

Make a 25 x 8 in with 200 resolution document and put your three images together in a layout of your choosing. Extend the canvas size if you need more room.

Decide if you want a border or stroke, or a simple white/black background for your triptych.

4. PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER TREE

Look at the photography career tree and think about what career in the field you would be interested in. Answer these questions on your blog:

  1. Which photography related career(s) are you most interested in?
  2. After doing some research on the career, what are some of the job responsibilities?
  3. What is the basic salary (in the location you would like to live in)?
  4. What interests you about this field?
  5. What education and skills would you need to get a good job in the field?

 

3 Assignments due Monday, October 23:

1. SELF PORTRAIT WITH TEXT

Take a tripod and DSLR camera on self-timer mode and photograph a few self portraits (photographs you take of yourself). Edit your favorite photo in Photoshop and include some text within the image to create a mixed media selfie. In the caption section when you post include the MASIL and for a critique make a list of 25 words or phrases to describe yourself. Student samples below:

2. CONCEPTUAL SELF PORTRAIT

Take a photograph which represents something important about yourself, without showing your face in the photograph. In the caption section when you post include the MASIL and for a critique first define the word “conceptual” and then write a two to three paragraph reflection explaining how this photograph conceptually and visually shows something about you and what you are attempting to share about yourself with the viewer. Also, research the work of photographer Cindy Sherman. Post your favorite photo of hers on your blog and write 5 sentences explaining your opinion of her work and style and her ability to become famous from her self portrait photography series work. Student samples below:

 

3. Word Art

-Make a Photoshop document 4×6 or 6×4 (100 ppi)

-Find an interesting image on the Internet and use the move tool to move it into your document in Photoshop

-Size it with Control T + shift to fit in the document

-Make another document the same size as the first

-With the Text Tool, type a word or phrase in a thick black font

-Find a picture online to go inside of the word and copy and paste it into the document with the text

-Put the picture layer on top of the word layer

-Press Control +Alt + G to put the image inside the word.

-Merge the picture and text layers together (make the background layer invisible to not include it in the merge)

-Move the word with the picture in it in the other document with the Internet image, and save as a .jpeg. Post to blog.

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Assignments due Tuesday, October 17:

1. TRAVEL POSTER

Use Photoshop to create a travel poster of where you want to go or where you have gone that you would like to go again. Look up pictures of the location. Create an 8×12 150 res canvas in Photoshop. Your travel poster must include a photo of the location, the name of the location, and a catch phrase. Be sure to add a layer style around all of the text. Explain why you would like to travel to that destination?

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2. 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL IMAGES OF ALL TIME

https://www.boredpanda.com/top-100-world-photos-influential-all-time/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

Post 3 of the most compelling photographs on the list. Include each photo with the name of the photographer and the story behind each photograph. Why did you select it?

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3. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE COVER REVIEW

Go to the following site and pick your favorite 3 Nat Geo magazine covers.

https://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/national-geographic/17

On a blog post, explain why each one is your favorite, and include the three covers you chose in your post.

1. 50 PHOTOS EDITED IN LIGHTROOM 

Take 50 different photos of the same subject. Vary the lighting and composition of your photographs. Edit your photographs in Lightroom and post the BEST 12 to 24 photos to your blog as a gallery.

As a critique for this assignment, list 3 differences and 3 similarities between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.

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2. WHITE BALANCE READ AND WRITE

http://digital-photography-school.com/introduction-to-white-balance/

Read this link on white balance and on your blog write a one paragraph synopsis of what you learned from reading the article. Under that list all the white balance settings and at least one sentence about each

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PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Due Friday September 29

Research on the Internet what makes a great portrait photograph and then make a list of 10 tips to create awesome portraits.

https://digital-photography-school.com/10-ways-to-take-stunning-portraits/

https://digital-photography-school.com/tips-for-doing-fall-portraits/

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ON LOCATION PORTRAITS  WITH NATURAL LIGHT

Due Friday, September 29

-Take at least 10 portraits of a classmate on location using natural light

-Think about exposure, lighting, composition, posing and expression.

-If photographing inside, set your ISO to 3200 so your shutter speed does not go below 60th of a second. Outside you can use a lower ISO, like 200 or 400.

-Open your aperture up as wide as it will go and use a longer lens to get a shallow depth of field.

-Edit your photos in Photoshop and post between 3-10 EDITED photos of your subject (as a gallery or as individual photos)

-Critique:  Find an on-location portrait online with natural lighting. Post that photo and make a list of 25 words you think of when you look at this photo.

-Include your technical info (MASIL) in the caption section of each photo.

 

DEPTH OF FIELD

-Read this link and write two paragraphs explaining in your own words what depth of field is in photography and the ways to control depth of field when shooting. Call this blogpost: Depth of Field Explained.

Depth of Field: The Essential Guide (+ Tips)

– Go outside and take two photographs of the same subject, trying to get two different depth of fields. Remember to first format the memory card, set WB to auto and ISO to 400, and be on Manual focusing. You will set the camera mode to AV (aperture priority). Make sure to focus on the same subject for both shots you take.

-In Photo #1, you will get a shallow depth of field. Zoom out to the longest focal length of the lens which is 55mm. Set the aperture on f5.6 (the widest aperture at 55mm) and take note of what the camera sets the shutter speed at. Make sure it is not below 60th of a second. Get in good and close to your subject

-In Photo #2, you will get a good depth of field. Put your lens at 18mm ( which is the widest lens mm on your lens). Set your aperture at f16, and take note of what the camera sets the shutter speed at. Make sure it is not below 60th of a second, or open up the aperture to f11. Stay a bit further back to get a better depth of field.

-Repeat the depth of field activity 2-3 times to make sure you get it right.

-In the lab, edit your photos for maximum impact and post each one (good and shallow depth of field) to your blog as individual photos or as a gallery. Include the technical info in the caption section of each (Mode, ISO, Shutter speed, Fstop, Focal length of lens.

– For the critique for this assignment you are to find two photos online- one which shows a good depth of field and one which shows a shallow depth of field. In the caption section when you post them guess at what you think the aperture, shutter speed and lens mm was for each photo.

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 CAPTURING ACTION AND MOTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY 

Due Tuesday, September 26

-Read these online articles about capturing action and motion photography and write two to three paragraphs stating what you learned about action and motion photography techniques

 http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-capture-motion-blur-in-photography/

https://digital-photography-school.com/8-tips-photographing-fast-action-sports/

-Take photos outside that capture ACTION SHARP. Try to “capture the moment”.  Shoot at the shutter priority mode and auto focus AI SERVO . Make sure your shutter speed is above 125th of a second. ISO 400

-Take several photos and post your favorite 2 action shots, edited in Photoshop.

-Take action photos inside trying to capture MOTION BLUR. Try to “capture the moment”.  Shoot at the shutter priority mode and auto focus AI SERVO mode. Make sure your shutter speed is 60th or below for more blur. Use a tripod to make sure stationary objects are not blurred.

Take several photos and post your favorite 2 motion blur shots , edited in Photoshop.

-Include technical info on all photos: MASIL

-Find 2 photos online, one showing action sharp and another showing motion blur. Guess what shutter speeds, f stops, and lens were used. Post as critique. Samples below:

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DIGITAL COLLAGE: ALL ABOUT ME

-Gather imagery online that represents at least five things about yourself, and put all elements in a folder in your digital photo folder, and call it All About Me Collage.

-In Photoshop, make an 8×10 or 10×8 @200 resolution document and title it All About Me Collage

-Select elements from the Internet images to move into your collage.

-Get good selections with the Object Select  and Magic Wand tools, and remember to  Mask and refine your selection if necessary. If you want soft edges you will go to select>modify>feather.

-Think about rules of good composition when designing your layout of elements and background. Move layers around from the layer palette.

-To blend layers for a unique effect, you use the move tool and use Shift+ to scroll through blend modes.

-Save your work as a psd until you are completely done with it, and then export as a jpeg to post to your blog.

-Write a two paragraph reflection about what how your collage visually represents you. Post under your work to your blog.

 

FRAMING A SUBJECT

Take at least 3 different photographs using framing in the composition. Post 2-3 of your photographs, EDITED of course. Include the technical info: MASIL.  SAMPLES BELOW -Critique your own photographs you posted and answer these questions.

  1. Do I have a strong composition?
  2. How well did I edit my photographs?
  3. What would I do differently if I shot this assignment again?
  4. Do you think your photographs belong on the blog home page and   should be considered one of the best from all the photo classes?

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MANDALAS  

Create 2 unique mandalas in Photoshop, using the shape tool and Internet imagery.

Make a new document 8×8 150 res and create each mandala, thinking about composition and symmetry.

Draw a circle with the elliptical shape tool.

Stroke the layer to see the circle. (Go to FX at the bottom of the layer palette.)

Use the shape tool to put in shapes.

Copy a shape by pressing alt with move tool.

To combine shapes into one layer, make any layer you do not want merged to be invisible, and then go to layer>merge visible.

To flip a layer, go to Edit>transform>transform either vertical or horizontal.

When you save each mandala, save as a .psd to keep the layers if you are still working on it. When completely done and ready to post, export as a.jpg. If you do not want the outside border when you post make sure to make the background layer invisible and export as a .png.

 

 

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SURREALISM

-Research online for the meaning of SURREALISM and post the definition of surrealism and one example of a surrealistic work of art or photograph.

-In 2 paragraphs, explain what surrealism is, and why you chose this image and what makes it surreal.

-Make sure to credit the artist. (Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Jerry Uelsman are a few surrealistic artists)

-After practicing with Kim on the mountain, make your own surrealist piece by putting someone or something where they don’t belong. You can use Internet images for this.

-Make a 10×8 or 8×10 200 resolution document in Photoshop and bring in the images you chose for your surrealism. Practice selecting, masking and refining your selections.

-Export as a jpg and post to your blog along with the definition of surrealism and your critique of a surreal image from an artist from online.

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ALTERNATIVE CAMERA ANGLES

-Go outside in brighter light and take 4 photographs of the same subject from 4 different camera angles- strait on, from above, from below, and then tilt the camera at any of the other 3 angles. Put your ISO at 400, and meter the scene on Manual to get the correct exposure. Keep your exposure the same on all 4 photos and make sure to keep the same subject in focus for all 4.
-Put your photos in your Digital Photo folder in your OneDrive:  DIGITAL PHOTO>ANGLES
-Edit your photos in Photoshop with IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS and post all 4 of your photos to your blog (large). INCLUDE THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION: MASIL: Mode, Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO, and Focal Length of Lens
-Find one photo online which shows an interesting camera angle. Post it to your blog and  write a 20 sentence critique explaining why you think this is such a successful photograph- compositionally and technically, and why you chose it.

 

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START OF SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024:

MAKE A BLOGSITE

Create a blogsite with edublogs. https://edublogs.org/ 

Join the class blog cauchonphoto.edublogs.org

Go to Dashboard/Appearance/ Customize/ Site Identity and put your first and last name and period.

Select a template, and design your site layout and design.

Go to Dashboard/Settings/Writing and change to the Classic editor and save.

Widgets: Write an About Me section as a Text Widget. Tell a little about yourself, 3-5 sentences. Add of photograph of yourself or something you like as an Image Widget.

 PHOTO FOUNDATION

Read the following link and write a post on your blog explaining your understanding of the concepts aperture, shutter speed, ISO and camera modes. Title the blog post “What I learned about camera exposure and camera modes.

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-exposure.htm

 CAMERA SIMULATOR

Play around with the camera simulators and learn how to use the camera controls. Then practice with the camera in the classroom.

http://www.andersenimages.com/tutorials/exposure-simulator/

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TEXTURE ASSIGNMENT (Due Friday August 18, 2023)

First format the card to get rid of the photos currently on camera.

Go outside in brighter light and photograph 5 images that demonstrate texture.

Put your ISO at 400, and meter the scene to get the correct exposure.

Create a folder in your OneDrive called DIGITAL PHOTO 2023. Put your photographs in a folder in your Digital Photo folder called TEXTURE.

Edit your photos in Adobe Photoshop with IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS and post 3 of your photos to your blog.

INCLUDE THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION (for each photo): MASIL: camera mode, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and Focal length of lens.

Writing Critique: Find one photograph online which shows amazing texture. Write a two paragraph critique explaining why you think this is such a successful photograph and why you chose it. Be sure to use academic language, proper grammar and sentence structure.

*Post your 3 texture photos, technical information, and the online photo with the writing critique to your blog as a blogpost titled “TEXTURE”

 

COMPOSITION (Due Friday, August 18, 2023)

Read about what makes strong composition in a photograph and what catches the viewers eye. Composition Photos by Steve McCurry

Find  12 sample photos online which show good composition. Make a gallery of images in Edublogs. Post your gallery and write 12 complete sentences, (with capitals and periods), one sentence under each photo in the gallery before posting, to explain what element of composition each photo represents.

______________________________________________Shadows and Light 

-Take and edit 2 photos which show strong SHADOWS and CONTRAST. Save in your OneDrive-Digital Photo folder in a new folder called SHADOWS. .

-Include technical info with each photo (in the caption section):  MASIL: F-stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, Mode, Focal Length of Lens

-Get a photo from the Internet showing shadows -Write a 10 sentence  critique about the Internet photo discussing all the elements you see in the photograph.

-Post all parts of assignment to blog, in one blog post.

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END OF YR 2022- 2023

>PORTFOLIOS <

Create your photography portfolio using ADOBE EXPRESS https://www.adobe.com/express/

Make a folder in your Onedrive called Portfolio Images. Select your best 20 images you created either during this class or outside of class time.

Log into Adobe Express with your school credentials.  Go to the Presentation or Slide Show tab

Add a title to your portfolio. Add an image to the header and then add introduction text about yourself, your hobbies, and your experiences in photography.

Keep adding your images with the Adobe Express layouts: single photos, photogrids, glideshows and split layouts.

Write a caption for each photograph, or series of photographs.

Begin and end your presentation with your strongest images.

Go to the share button and make sure to publish and update your portfolio often. Post your portfolio presentation as a widget on your site and also post to the Teams Channel Final Portfolios.

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3 Assignments due on your blog by Tuesday, April 25:

1. SILHOUETTE STORY

Think of a good concept for your silhouette photos and then take photos of backlit subjects to make high contrast silhouettes. You can edit them in Photoshop to give them more blacks and whites, and contrast. Use studio hot lights with two lights aimed at the background and turn the room light off to get more shadow on the subject(s). Meter for the background.

2. WHAT  COLOR IS YOUR AURA?

Create a Photoshop Collage 12×9 or 9×12 300 resolution representing your favorite color. Include a photo of yourself that you took with the camera on self timer mode, the color you select and some writing about why this is YOUR color. Perhaps add a tint of your color to the image with Photo Filter tool. Post to blog.

3. CLOSE UP PORTRAITS

Take close up portraits of some of your classmates. You can use any type of lighting you choose, but make sure to compose as a close up composition. Post 3 portraits of different individuals to your blog and include a list of 10 words in the caption section of each photograph to describe that person.

 

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3 Assignments due Monday, April 17

1. TRIPTYCH: BODY PARTS

Create a triptych image, putting three photos together using Photoshop.

Take photos of different parts of a subject and edit them in PS or LR.

Make a 25 x 8 in with 200 resolution document and put your three images together in a layout of your choosing. Extend the canvas size if you need more room.

Decide if you want a border or stroke, or a simple white/black background for your triptych.

Post to your blog. Include a triptych from online which caught your attention and write three sentences explaining what you like about the composition.

2. METICULOUS PHOTOGRAPHY

Meticulous means to show great attention to detail, very careful and precise. For this assignment you will meticulously arrange everyday objects that can be found around your home.

First, look at the photography work of Emily Blincoe. http://www.emilyblincoe.com/arrangements

Select your favorite work by her and put it on your blog with a short explanation why this image caught your eye.

Find a variety of objects and items that can be used to create your meticulous arrangement.

Find a simple suitable background for your shot. This could be a plain pillow case, large piece of paper, or anything large enough with no pattern. Set up your arrangement and be meticulous and pay attention to details. Make sure you are in adequate lighting, and please remember how important good lighting is in photography.

Take a few photographs from above, looking straight down at your arrangement.(Lay Flat Composition) Go in as close as you can. Make sure your image is tack sharp!  Never rely on just taking one shot.

Edit your favorite photograph with PS or LR and then post to your blog.

Meticulous arrangement of objects, which are then photographed have been used in advertising and commercial photography for years.

3. MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY REFLECTION

Go to this site and find a photographer to write a 400 word reflection on. Why did you pick this photographer and what intrigues you about them and the photography they have created.

https://masters-of-photography.com/

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY APRIL 10:

1. BARBARA KRUGER STYLE

Barbara Kruger is an artist who creates conceptual art and collages. Look at this link to learn a little bit more about her https://www.thebroad.org/art/barbara-kruger. Create a photograph similar to hers, with the same format, block text in red rectangles with an appropriate image to communicate a message.  When done, reflect on your work and explain what you want the viewer to feel after seeing your Barbara Kruger style photograph.

2. TRAVEL POSTER

Use Photoshop t0 create a travel poster of where you want to go or where you have gone that you would like to go again. Look up pictures of the location. Create an 8×12 150 res canvas in Photoshop. Your travel poster must include a photo of the location, the name of the location, and a catch phrase. Be sure to add a layer style around all of the text. Explain why you would like to travel to that destination?

 

3. ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY

For this assignment you will create a photograph that would be used for advertising purposes. First you will research advertising photography on the Internet to generate ideas. Post 3 ads that you really like and write a sentence about why they catch your eye. Before you begin to create your advertisement, write a proposal by answering the following questions:

  1. Who is the client, or company you are representing?
  2. What is the product?
  3. Who is the target audience?
  4. Where would you expect to see this advertisement?
  5. What kind of lighting are you going to use to make this look professional?
  6. What props do you need?

Shoot the product and use of variety of compositions. Think about: lighting, composition, depth of field, product placement. Use Photoshop to tweak and enhance your photograph. Add necessary text and captions. Post your best advertising shot, EDITED, to your blog with the proposal. Samples below:

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY APRIL 3:

1. HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE

History Of Photography

Watch the Powerpoint about the History of Photography  Also go online and research the History of Photography. Use this timeline template to list the most important inventions and events in history in chronological order. Copy the template and open it in Photoshop. Fill in the boxes with dates and important inventions in photography. Post the template to your blog in a post titled: History of Photography Timeline. Under the template list 3-5 events and/or inventions in photography which impresses you the most, and has the most impact on your life today. (2-3 paragraphs)

2. BLACK & WHITE & SHADES OF GRAY

Photograph for these elements of composition: leading line, texture, abstraction, repeated patterns, rule of thirds and contrast. Using the monochromatic setting on the DSLR, photograph your images in black and white. Edit in PS or LR and post your top 3-5 images on your blog.

https://www.capturelandscapes.com/introduction-to-black-and-white-photography/

 

3. POETRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Take a new photograph for this assignment, and edit it to perfection.  Make a new document 11×14 or 14×11 @ 200 resolution.  Move your photo into your new document and size to fit.  Add a quote, poetry, song lyrics or your own words to your edited image. Format the text with the perfect font, color, and stroke or other layer style. Post to your blog

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*3 Assignments Due Thursday, March 16 @ 3:30*

1. MAGAZINE COVER

Look online and find 3 magazine covers you like and post to your blog with a sentence or two explaining why you like them. Then, create a magazine cover using your own photographic image. Include a cover title and a list of articles, which would be within the magazine. Make your cover 9×12 @ 300 resolution.

2. WARHOL/POP ART

-For your Pop Art assignment you should photograph an object, which is POPULAR IN THE CULTURE TODAY.

-Make 4 copies of the photo you chose, 4×6 or 6×4 (200 res) each, labeling them Warhol 1, Warhol 2 and so on…

-Work on each picture separately, experimenting with filters, gradient maps, colors, patterns, and more….make sure there is contrast between the subject and the background!

-When you complete the 4 individual photos, merge the layers in each. -Open a new document in Photoshop, 8×12 or 12×8 (200res)

-Move the four individual photos into the new document. -Save as a jpeg and post

-Critique: Research and answer these questions about an interesting pop artist. Post one of his or her works with your answers to the following questions.

  1. What is Pop Art?
  2. Why is this artist’s work considered Pop Art?
  3. Describe some of this artists work.
  4. Why did you pick this artist and why do you like his/her work?

https://cauchonphotoclass.edublogs.org/?s=pop+art

3. COMMENTS ON THE BLOG

Look through some of the blogs in all the photography classes, and make three comments.  Each comment must have at least three sentences. Remember grammar and punctuation. Put your name on the bottom of your comments. Email me that you made comments, whose blogs you made the comments on, and what you wrote.

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*3 Assignments Due Friday, March 10*

1. 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL IMAGES OF ALL TIME

http://web.archive.org/web/20161208205759/http://100photos.time.com/

https://www.boredpanda.com/top-100-world-photos-influential-all-time/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

Post 3 of the most compelling photographs on the list. Include each photo with the name of the photographer and the story behind each photograph. Why did you select it?

2. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE COVER REVIEW

Go to the following site and pick your favorite 3 Nat Geo magazine covers.

https://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/national-geographic/17

On a blog post, explain why each one is your favorite, and include the three covers you chose in your post.

3. TAKE A VACATION

In this assignment you are going to go on a virtual vacation. Find a location online where you would like to go and digitally put yourself into that location. Make sure to match lighting and color balance to make it look realistic as possible. You must add 3 props into the scene (sunglasses, shopping bags, friends to go with you, etc…) Make your new document for all the elements in the image a 12×8 150 resolution. Under your work. include 1-3 sentences to explain why you would like to go on this vacation.

https://cauchonphotoclass.edublogs.org/?s=take+a+vacation

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*3  assignments due Friday, March 3*

1. FILL FLASH OUTSIDE

-Read this link, (or find another link online), about using FILL FLASH outside to fill in the shadows. Write 1 paragraph explaining what fill flash outside is and why you would need to use it to get perfect exposure on the subject and background.

Fill Flash in Photography: Get Useful Tips and Tricks (colorexpertsbd.com)

-Go outside and photograph a subject which is BACKLIT. Set your camera on AV to meter the natural light. Use a small aperture like f11 or 16 and a low ISO like 200 or 400.  Make sure your flash is on ETTL and fill the subject in shadow with fill lighting from the external flash. Post 2-3 photos showing your understanding and good usage of fill flash.