Photo 2 Assignments

WELCOME TO ADVANCED PHOTO 2024

Assignments due Friday, April 19

1. PICK-A-SOMETHING

Pick something and try to get a collection of photos representing it.  For instance, pick a color and try to go all day photographing only red things, or try only getting pictures of things that are square when you’re on a walk.  Edit your photos using Lightroom. Have at least 12 photos in your collection and then make a series with your photos using three rows of 4 or 4 rows of 3.

2. YOUR ARTIST STATEMENT

Create an artist statement for your photography work. Display your artist statement as a diptych with your favorite image that you have created this year. Make a 20×8 inch @ 200 resolution document and use half the space for your image and the other half for your artist statement. Post the split layout diptych on ITS OWN PAGE! (Create a new page and title it Artist Statement.)

https://www.gyst-ink.com/artist-statement-guidelines

What is an Artist Statement? An artist statement is a piece of writing by you that helps the audience access or understand your artistic work. It is written in the first person, while artist bios are written in the third person. It will take some time, revisions, and fine tuning to have a finished written product. They may include sources, ideas, and materials in your current practice. Writing about your work may be integral to your creative process.

3. GRADUATION COVER DESIGN

Create a design for the cover of the Jurupa Hills High School 2024 Graduation booklet. The size should be 5.5 in x 8.5 in with 300 resolution. Make sure to include a graphic and the following information:

Jurupa Hills High School Graduation (or Commencement)

May 22, 2024, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Toyota Arena, Ontario, CA

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Assignments due Friday, April 12

1. ALBUM COVERS FOR DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION STUDENTS

Collaborate with a digital audio production student to produce an album cover for their recordings. Make your album cover 12×12 @ 300 resolution.

2. FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

Do a fashion shoot in the studio with the white or black background and strobes, or outside on location with a very long lens. Before you shoot, research photographers who specialize in fashion photography and post 2-3 of their images to your blog. In the caption section write how you think they achieved the results. Post your best fashion shot to your blog. Check out my favorite fashion photographer, Lindsay Adler. https://lindsayadlerphotography.com/

Best 15 Fashion Photographers of All Time

 

3. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

https://www.adorama.com/alc/ai-in-photography/

Read this link and write a 2-3 paragraph summarizing the article and your opinions on how to effectively use AI in photography.

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4 Assignments due Friday, April 5

1. LOGO FOR CTE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

Create a logo with Adobe Express to represent our CTE Digital Photography program. The best one will voted on and utilized as the official logo.

2. WRITING ESSAY

The Commercial Art Field (of your choice)

Choose a field in photography, or commercial art, which you would be interested in pursuing as a career.

(Examples: Photojournalism, Portraits, Weddings, Nature, Editorial, Fashion, Commercial, Life Style, Sports, Visual Story telling, Forensic, Magazine, Pet, Food, Advertising, Art Director, Graphic Design, Boudoir, etc)

Write an essay about the field and include training and education, salary, job responsibilities, room for growth, and the pros and cons of pursuing this particular job. Post it on your assignment page.

3. INSPIRATIONAL POSTER

Design an inspirational poster  11×17 300 res. Use your own imagery in your poster.  Make up your own original inspirational text, or find some inspirational text from the Internet to include in your poster.

4. FACE AND HANDS MONTAGE

Photograph a subject’s face and then a take a photo of them with their hands over their face. Merge the two images to create an end result similar to the samples below.

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2 of 3 Assignments Due Friday, March 29

1. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE WITH FLASH AND SLOW SHUTTER SPEED

In the dark studio, set your camera to 20 seconds at F11 or F16(adjust as necessary to get the perfect exposure) and 200 ISO. Make sure to be on Manual metering and MF for manual focus. Focus before the lights go off. During the long exposure, have your subject move slightly and manually set off the external flash (at M mode, not ETTL) each time they move, and you will capture them several times during the long exposure. You should post your best 1-3 images from the multiple exposure shoot. Read these online article and write 20 sentences about what you learned. http://www.photomatters.org/multiple-exposure http://www.tpub.com/photography1/ph20994.htm

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1. RE CREATE A PHOTO 

Find a photograph online which really inspires you, and study the lighting, composition, editing techniques and overall vibe of the image. With what you have learned all year, recreate the image and post both to your assignment page and also your homepage.

3 Assignments due Friday, March 8

1. THEME BASED PHOTO ESSAY/STORY 

Take a group of photos all related to one subject. Construct a photo essay/story. Begin the photo essay with a paragraph explaining what your photo essay is about.  Make sure to include captions under your photographs, and end with a paragraph concluding the photo essay and what you hoped the viewer got out of it. Think about strong composition and good quality of lighting when you are taking photos, which communicate your message. Edit your photographs in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Use Adobe Express to create your photo essay/story. Then post the link to your story on your site as a  widget. You could produce a book for your photo story in either Shutterfly or Blurb.

https://www.slideshare.net/natytronic/photo-essay-assignment-28324970

PHOTO ESSAY-1w3znly

How to Create an Engaging Photo Essay (with Examples)

17 Awesome Photo Essay Examples You Should Try Yourself

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2. BODYSCAPE

Take a photo of a part of the body. Edit appropriately. Take a photo of a person and position them as if they are walking or climbing. In PS put the photo of the person on the body photo and make it appear that they are walking or climbing on the body as a bodyscape.

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3. THROUGH THE LENS… PHOTOGRAPHERS STORIES

Watch two of these photographers stories, and write a synopsis of each, including any interesting things you discovered from the story and what you think of the photographer and their work.

https://www.adorama.com/alc/through-the-lens-the-10-episodes-you-should-binge-watch-right-now/

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1. TOUCH SERIES

Take photos of people touching in some way, and put them together as a series.

2. TIME MAGAZINE COVER

Take and edit a  Portrait and put it in a time magazine cover design. Add appropriate text  on the  cover to include why this person  would be on the cover.

 

3. EMOTION PHOTO SERIES

Photograph one person expressing different emotions. (angry, happy, thoughtful, blissful, etc). Edit your images in PS or LR and make a series of 9 emotions together. Create a document in Photoshop 9×9 inches with 300 dpi. Crop each of your photos to 3×3 inches with 300 dpi. Post to your site’s assignment page.

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4 Assignments Due Friday, February 16:

1. LAY FLAT STILL LIFE

Photograph a still life from above (or Lay Flat composition). Use objects which connect in some way and organize them meticulously to enhance your composition. Use natural light, window lighting, hot lights or strobes and edit to perfection.

 

2. VALENTINES DAY CARD

Use Adobe Express and at least one of your own images to make a  Valentines Day card.  Make the card 5×7 size  and include your imagery and  some sweet text on the card.  We can print out your valentines day card so you can give  it to your favorite person.

 

 

3. FUTURE REFLECTION

Take a photograph of yourself looking in the mirror. Using Photoshop, put an image in the mirror how you see yourself in the future. Samples from photographer Tom Hussey below. His subject’s were looking back. For your image, look ahead!

4. 2 NEW IMAGES IN EACH GALLERY PAGE

If you don’t have gallery pages, MAKE THEM! Post 2 new photographs you took and edited in each of your 2 gallery pages.

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3 Assignments due Friday, February 2

1. 15 FRIENDS VIDEO ASSIGNMENT

Take 15 video portraits of people you know with a dslr camera in video mode. Capture some sort of movement or gesture of each person. Make sure to shoot horizontally and with a head and shoulder composition. Edit your footage onto a 30-60 second video and add music or some sort of audio. Use Adobe Premiere to edit for this assignment.

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2. SELF PORTRAIT ILLUSTRATION

Take a new self portrait and bring it into Photoshop. Create a new blank layer on top of the photo layer. Trace and color in your self portrait and add an interesting background. Post to blog and also your website about me page.

 

3. MACRO CLOSE UP

Get close with your photography using a macro lens to capture a close up abstract image. Edit to your personal taste and post to your site assignment page.

 

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Complete 3 of the 4 assignments: DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

1. LIGHT PAINTING PORTRAITS

Practice your light painting skills and include a portrait as a subject in your images. Use the pixel stick and other light sources to achieve a unique effect. Post a few of your best shots to your assignment page and your best image to your homepage.

2. MIXED MEDIA WITH SCREENPRINT

Use your screen-print image as the subject  in a mixed media design, either on paper or digitally. Create your work in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Express.

3. WHATS IN YOUR HEAD

Take a self portrait or a portrait of a friend or family member and digitally open up their  head to reveal what they are thinking about.

4. FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

-Go online and look at good samples of food photography. Post 2-3 amazing photos of food that you really enjoy looking at and write a 2 paragraph reflection about why you think the lighting and composition is so strong that the photo makes you crave the food. Explain how you think the lighting was achieved.

-Read this online article on how to photograph food (and research some other tips online) and write 10 complete sentences on your blog on what you learned. http://digital-photography-school.com/top-5-tips-on-how-to-photograph-food/

-Then, pretend you are a studio food photographer and photograph food using the studio and the strobes. Take a few photos with varying compositions and post your favorite one or two edited photos to your blog with the writing assignments.

 

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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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PHOTO SCREENPRINTING!!!

Due Wed, Dec 6 on your assignment page

Make a photo screenprint on a tee shirt or article of clothing with your original image on it. Follow the steps in the screenprinting process to achieve the optimal results.

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3 Assignments due Friday, November 17

1. BROAD MUSEUM SLIDE SHOW

After our field trip to the Broad Museum, create a slide show in Adobe Express or PowerPoint. During the trip take photos of your favorite works of art. On your slideshow, include one work on each slide, and write a paragraph describing why you think the work is so interesting. Include the artist’s name, date the art was made and the art medium used by the artist. Have at least 5 slides in your presentation.

If you are not going on the field trip, look at the Broad website and find the images of the works of art which interest you and include the information mentioned above.

https://www.thebroad.org/

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2. PHOTOMONTAGE: WHERE YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS

Make a well blended digital photomontage (12×9 or 9×12 -150 res) to show where you see yourself in 10 years. Under your photomontage write a 3 paragraph reflection explaining the elements you put in your work, and where you see yourself in 10 years.

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3. SCREENPRINTING RESEARCH

Research the screenprinting process online.

-List all the steps in the screenprinting process

-List a few artists who specialize in screenprinting.

-Include a few photographs of the artists screenprinting work

-Include 3 different designs that you would consider screenprinting next week.

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2023-2024

3 Assignments due Monday, November 13

1. YOUR RESUME

Look online at resume formats to get ideas. Then produce your resume. Be sure to include your objectives, education, experience and also your skills. Post your finished resume to your site as its own page. (Copy and paste from a word document)

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2.  LOW KEY PORTRAIT OR STILL LIFE

Read this link and list 3 tips for low key lighting.

Then photograph a person or still life using low key split lighting

https://clickitupanotch.com/split-lighting-made-easy-with-5-steps/

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3. GEORGIA O’KEEFE ILLUSTRATION

Look at the amazing paintings by Georgia O’Keefe. Create your own illustration in Photoshop based on the close up work by this artist. Use brushes and color swatches to create your own digital art in the  style of Georgia O’Keefe.

https://collections.okeeffemuseum.org/object/?subq=gok

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3 Assignments due Friday November 3

1. SELF PORTRAIT BLENDED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF IMAGERY

Take several self portraits with the digital camera and tripod on self timer mode.. Find an image online that describes something about you and the kind of imagery your eye is attracted too. Blend the two images together to create a unique and creative selfie.

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2. PHOTOGRAPH CTE and VAPA CLASSES @ JURUPA

Photograph what is going on in our CTE and VAPA classes here at Jurupa Hills. Go to all classes, and capture moments to show how great our CTE and VAPA classes are. (Photo, TV, Audio Recording, Dance, Acting, Stagecraft, Art, Band, Piano, Guitar, Transportation Technology, Sports Medicine and Social Media.). Think about using bounced flash vs natural lighting in your photography for this project. Edit your photos in Lightroom and /or Photoshop.

Create a 20×24 @300 resolution document in Photoshop and make a poster to advertise our CTE and VAPA courses here at Jurupa. Design the poster and add the text to accompany the images you shot and edited. Post the poster on your assignment page. We will select the best poster to print and put up around the school.

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3. 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?

MAKE A LOGO FOR YOUR BRAND  (Due Fri, Sept 1)

Create a logo for your photography brand

Design your logo with Adobe Express   https://www.adobe.com/express/create

Log in with school account.

Go to create a new project, and create a new custom size graphic for your logo to represent your brand.

Your logo is a representation of you and your brand. The brand you would be selling is YOU. What you do best. Visually represent your brand.

Post your logo as a widget on your homepage.

FILE FORMATS EXPLAINED 

(Due Fri, Sept 1)

Research what jpeg, png, tiff, gif and raw file formats are, and the differences between them. Write a two paragraph reflection defining each file format, comparing and contrasting them. Post on your assignment page. Learn how to change file formats on the camera.

 

CUT AND PASTE COLLAGE  BASED ON A THEME

(Due Thursday, September 7)

Cut out images from magazines and make a 12×18 collage showing your understanding of good composition. Think of a meaningful or relevant theme to begin your work and cut out imagery which helps to visually convey that theme. When you are done with your collage, photograph it and add a few more elements, details, colors etc, with Photoshop. Then post to your site’s assignment page, and also your home page if you want to showcase your collage work..

$10,000 PHOTOGRAPHY SHOPPING SPREE (Due 9/15)

Pretend you have inherited $10,000 to spend on photography equipment for your photography business. Go to the B&H Photo and Video website to purchase your equipment. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/

Make a word document and list the items you would purchase. List the price and a justification why you would need the equipment and how you plan to use it. Copy the text on your word document and paste to the writing assignments page of your website.

DOUBLE COLOR EXPOSURES (Due 9/15)

You will be creating a Double Color Exposure using Photoshop and Portraits to create a color fringing look. You will be taking portraits of your partner in two (or three) different angles. You will need to fill the frame and make sure you shoot from the waist up. It is your decision on the orientation of the images. Although, you will need to make sure that the two images you choose to use are orientated the same way. For example, both should be either horizontal or vertical.
You need 6 different poses: 3- side view and 3-front view. This will allow you to try various color combinations. You must shoot your images on a blank, clean background. The studio works best, but if you can find a nice solid background outside that will work just fine.

Bring both images into Photoshop, open a new document and and place both images in, onto two separate layers.Then on the top layer click the fx tool [layer styles]button at the bottom of the Layers Palette.

Uncheck the R G B boxes in the ADVANCED BLENDING SECTION. As you click the boxes one-by-one you will see your image change colors!

Once you get the color combination you like hit OK.

Then if there is left over space after adjusting where you want the images to be, SELECT a slice of the image with the correct color [make sure it is just the background and does not contain any of the subject inside] using the MARQUEE TOOL.

Then CLICK CTRL/CMD T and it will turn your selection into the bounding boxes to transform it. Pull from the side to stretch it out.

Then ADD and ADJUSTMENT LAYER [SELECTIVE COLOR] to refine the color combinations you chose.

FLATTEN LAYERS and then SAVE for OUTPUT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcG6OeYtens

 

BLOCK PRINTING (Due 9/15)

Trace or create your own design (4×5)  Carve the design in a linoleum block. Remember, what is carved out of the block will not be printed in the image. Also important to note that your print will be opposite of the  block. After you complete the carving, then ink and transfer it onto paper.  Experiment with colors and perhaps include multiple colors on your block to get a multi colored print. Make one finished piece to photograph and post on the assignment page of your blog.

5-8 NEW EDITED PHOTOGRAPHS FOR YOUR GALLERY PAGES (Due 9/15)

 

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES IN ART

Due Wednesday, September 27 

Choose an issue you care deeply about, and would want to try and do something about. This issue should be something that is a general issue or concern in society somewhere in the world. Some ideas of things you might be interested in depicting/standing up for or against: pollution/environmental concerns, abortion rights, pro-life, racism, big government, homelessness, AIDS, religious wars,  poverty, verbal abuse, bullying, depression, teen suicide, discrimination, gay rights… Create a 11×14 200 resolution Vertical collage poster about the social issue you have selected. Take a stand and make a visually, aesthetically pleasing poster to support your views on the topic. Think about what compositional tips you have learned about that can make your poster extremely eye catching.

Written Assignment:  Write about your poster. Answer a number of these questions in your writing.  Why do you feel the way you do? What are your arguments for or against?  What – or who – has influenced your decisions.  What is the “flip side” of your issue? What might the other side have to say? Can you see their point of view?  What is your reasoning for choosing your stand?  Is your artwork intended to offend? Who would be offended? Does the artist have a right to offend? Critique your project. Does it get your point across? How? Is there a focal point (center of interest)?

LEVITATION SERIES

Due Friday, September 30 

Look at this levitation series: http://yowayowacamera.com/ and get inspired to produce a levitation series of your own. Use Photoshop to make your subject look as if they are levitating. Have at least two different photos in your photo series.

Assignments due Friday October 6:

1. PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY 

Photograph nature or landscape. Print your image and paint around your image, either as an extension of your image, or as a border.

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2. PHOTOMONTAGE a la DAVID HOCKNEY

Construct a photo montage similar to the work of David Hockney. (His are the first 6 below) Make sure to use your own photography for this assignment.

Use Photoshop to construct the montage. Make a new document the same size as the original file and begin selecting parts of the original image to re construct it in the new document. Don’t forget to add drop shadows on the new pieces. Post to assignment page.

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3. INDEED JOB SEARCH

Look on https://www.indeed.com/   

Find Photography Jobs (in LA or Fontana)

On your site assignment page list 3-5 jobs you would be interested in. Do you meet the qualifications? What skills would you need to do to get these jobs? Why would you want to have this job?

 

3 Assignments Due Tuesday October 17:

1. CREATE A WORK IN THE STYLE OF  OF WASSILY KANDINSKY

Using Photoshop create a work of art based on the style of artist Wassily Kandinsky (His are the first four photos below). Research his work online and write a paragraph on your assignment page describing his work and your opinion of it. Include one of your favorite images of his on your assignment page.

Make your document 12×9 @ 200 resolution. Use brushes, colors, shapes and varying opacities to imitate his style of art.

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2. CREATE A WORK IN THE STYLE OF SANDY SKOGLUND  

Research the work of artist Sandy Skoglund. (Her’s are the first 4 photos) Write a paragraph on your assignment page describing her original style and your opinion of it. Include one of your favorite images of hers on your assignment page.

Make your blank document 12×9 @ 200 resolution. Using an original photograph, find a subject online to reproduce multiple times within your image. Think of an original and descriptive name for your new piece.

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3. JUMP START YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY 

Read this link and write a detailed list on your blog of 10 ways to get inspired in your photography:

http://www.diyphotography.net/25-ways-to-jump-start-photography-inspiration/

 

1. DIPTYCH: OPPOSITES

Make a diptych image (2 images together), and the theme is OPPOSITES. Make your new document 16×8 or 8×16 300 resolution and include your images within the space you created. Samples below:

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2. BOOKFACE

Bookface involves strategically lining up a face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art. Librarians and other book lovers post these photos to Instagram, using the caption #bookface. Take a few bookface photos, edit in LR or PH and post your images (2-3) to your assignment page, and your best image on your homepage.

3. MOTION BLUR

Read this link:  https://digital-photography-school.com/13-places-to-practice-taking-beautiful-motion-blur-images/ and make a blog post listing five tips you learned from it. Then photograph motion blur. Edit your photos and Post 2 images on your blog which show the motion blur technique and have strong composition.

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*START OF YEAR 2023-2024*

YOUR WEBSITE

Start a new website using edublogs.org   Join the class blog: cauchonphotoclass  Create pages on your site. Include some of your photography on your homepage and some in at least one gallery page.

Home/Landing Page (always add new work to your homepage every week.)

 Assignments Page (post your photography assignments on this page. You can add a writing assignment page also)

2 Gallery Pages (ex: Portraits, Black and Write, Photojournalism, Sports, whatever you want to concentrate on)

About Me/Contact Page (or widget) with basic info about yourself including a photograph and email

*PUT YOUR BEST WORK ON YOUR HOME PAGE AS A GALLERY OR AS INDIVIDUAL IMAGES.

*CREATE AN IMAGE WIDGET AND PUT AN IMAGE IN THERE OF YOURSELF OR SOMETHING YOU LOVE

 READ AND WRITE REVIEW

Read this online article and also review the info in the slide show Adv Photo slide show

For your first post on your assignment page, answer these questions.

  1. What are aperture, shutter speed and ISO?
  2. When would you need to change your ISO?
  3. What is aperture and shutter priority settings?
  4. What are AF modes how do you change them?
  5. Why do your need to meter the light to get the right exposure?
  6. What is the difference between a normal, wide angle and telephoto lens?
  7. What is white balance and why would you need to change it?
  8. What is depth of field and what is the difference between shallow and good?
  9. What are drive modes and metering modes?
  10. What is exposure compensation?

Use the camera simulator to review how to use the dslr camera http://www.andersenimages.com/tutorials/exposure-simulator/

INSPIRATIONAL SLIDE SHOW (Due Friday, August 18)

Create a slide show or video using Adobe Express or Powerpoint titled PHOTOS THAT INSPIRE YOU. Under each photo you select, explain why this photograph inspires you. Make sure to include the photographer’s name and/or the website where you got the image from. Choose between 15 and 20 photos from online. Before you email me your final slide show, show it to someone in the room you don’t know. Then email your slide show to me @ caucrg@fusd.net, or send to me on Microsoft OneDrive.

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 FIRST SHOOTING ASSIGNMENTS

Complete four of the five assignments and post all four on your blog assignment page. Include at least 2 of your new photos on your homepage.

MAN AND NATURE: Combine imagery of a portrait and nature to make a composite. Use Adobe Photoshop and your own images.

 

SHALLOW DEPTH OF FIELD: Take new photos showing a shallow depth of field. Use the appropriate lens and aperture to attain this effect in camera. Post at least 3 photos showing shallow depth of field.

 

IMAGE PROJECTION: Use the projector attached to the teachers computer to project an image or text onto a person.

 

MIRROR IMAGERYTake a photo of something very graphic and put it within a new document, resize and include either two or four images to create a mirror image effect.

 

TRIPTYCH: A triptych is a series with three images, all within one document. The subject of your triptych is body parts. Create a document 30×8 inches with 300 resolution to place all three images in, and size them to fit. Add a stroke around each image. Layout is up to you.

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15 FRIENDS VIDEO ASSIGNMENT 

 POST TO TEAMS CHANNEL AND AS A WIDGET TO YOUR SITE.

(DUE WED, APRIL 26)

Take 15 video portraits of people you know with a DSLR camera in video mode. Capture some sort of movement or gesture of each person. Make sure to shoot horizontally and with a head and shoulder composition. Edit your footage onto a 30-60 second video and add music. Use Adobe Premiere to edit for this assignment. Post your video on your blog as a widget titled:  15 Friends Video.

PHOTO IMAGE TRANSFER ON WOOD/CANVAS

Instructions
  1. Paint an even layer of Mod Podge, Gesso or acrylic paint across the  wood or canvas surface.
  2. Place the printed photo face down onto the wood or canvas. …
  3. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
  4. Spray the back of the photo with water or dampen it with a sponge.
  5. Gently start rubbing the wet paper. …
  6. You will begin to see the photo showing through.

 

YOUR PORTFOLIO:

Create a portfolio folder on your desktop and include your portfolio photographs and collages in that folder. Produce your portfolio using Lightroom Classic. Add a beginning slide with your name, captions with your images, transitions and music, and an end slide with a quote you love. It will export as an mp4.

 LIGHTROOM CLASSIC PORTFOLIO SLIDESHOW:

Make a new catalog in Lightroom Classic. Save to desktop.

Make slideshow in YOUR catalog

Import your Portfolio Photo Folder from desktop

With photos all selected create a collection

Organize and rearrange in Library

Edit in Develop

In Library module, go to metadata for each image and add a caption

Go to Slideshow module and on each photo go to ABC and then caption to move caption where you want and choose color

In slideshow choose background and wash color, stroke, timing and import music.

Make sure to have an intro slide with your name on it, and an end slide with an inspirational quote.

Preview slideshow, then play and save by EXPORTING to your desktop.

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IF YOU CANNOT MAKE A PORTFOLIO IN LIGHTROOM CLASSIC, USE ADOBE EXPRESS TO MAKE A PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION, SLIDE SHOW, OR VIDEO.

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Complete 3 of the 4 assignments due on Monday, April 17

1. DIGITAL COLLAGE BASED ON A THEME

Create a digital collage based on a theme. What are some good themes you can explore for your collage? In Photoshop, make your document 12×9 or 9×12 inches with 200 resolution, and include images from the Internet, or images you took with a DSLR or cell phone, to visually convey your theme and your feelings regarding it. Under your collage when you post it, write a short reflection on how you visually conveyed the message you are intending to communicate to the viewer.

2. FUTURE REFLECTION

Take a photograph of yourself looking in the mirror. Using Photoshop, put an image in the mirror how you see yourself in the future. Samples from photographer Tom Hussey below. His subject’s were looking back on their youth. For your image, look ahead to the future you!

3. ME AND MYSELF

Read this link about the photographer that includes herself in childhood photos. https://www.demilked.com/double-self-portraits-chino-otsuka/ Bring in some photos from home and scan them into digital media, or photograph them with a cell or DSLR camera. Then include yourself into the image with Photoshop. If possible, Make a series of images for this assignment.

4. 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/

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IMAGE ON WOOD

Instructions
  1. Paint an even layer of Mod Podge across the entire wood surface.
  2. Place the printed photo face down onto the wood. …
  3. Allow wood piece to dry for 24 hours.
  4. Spray the back of the photo with water or dampen it with a sponge.
  5. Gently start rubbing the wet paper. …
  6. You will begin to see the photo showing through.

 

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Complete 3 of the 4 assignments by Wednesday, April 5:

1. VIDEO FOR YOUR BRAND

Create a 30-60 second video to advertise your brand. Use Adobe Premier, Adobe Express, CapCut, TikTok, or any other video app you like to create this video to tell people about your brand. Include who you are, what services you offer, your philosophy about life and your business ethics. Post your video as a widget on your homepage of your site.

Parlr Brand Studio

Brand Videos

2.  KINOPTIC ART

The 3 images below are by kinoptic artist Julio Amaro. Research kinoptic art online. Photograph two subjects that are polar opposites. You will make your kinoptic piece in Photoshop by combining sections of each photo equally. Make each section 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide. Then you will print your image 17×11 and fold it in a fan style to make the kinoptic piece. Photograph your work from every angle and post to your blog. Look at the samples below to start formulating ideas

 

 

3. WHATS IN YOUR HEAD

Take a self portrait or a portrait of a friend or family member and digitally open up their  head to reveal what they are thinking about.

4. FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

-Go online and look at good samples of food photography. Post 2-3 amazing photos of food that you really enjoy looking at and write a 2 paragraph reflection about why you think the lighting and composition is so strong that the photo makes you crave the food. Explain how you think the lighting was achieved.

-Read this online article on how to photograph food (and research some other tips online) and write 10 complete sentences on your blog on what you learned. http://digital-photography-school.com/top-5-tips-on-how-to-photograph-food/

-Then, pretend you are a studio food photographer and photograph food using the studio and the strobes. Take a few photos with varying compositions and post your favorite one or two edited photos to your blog with the writing assignments.

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Complete 3 out of the 4 assignments. Due on Thursday, March 16 @ 3:30.

 1. FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER ESSAY

Research photographers on the Internet (or on Instagram) who specialize in your area of interest.  Write a 500 word essay about your chosen photographer. Include a description of their style and what field of photography they specialize in. Also include how you think they technically achieve their results, and describe their visual aesthetic and composition techniques, and why you enjoy their photography. Include 2-3 of their images with your writing.

2. LOGO FOR JURUPA HILLS PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM

Using Adobe Express, or Adobe Photoshop, create a logo for the Jurupa Hills Photography Program. Post the logo you made to your assignment page.

3. TOUCH SERIES

Take photos of people touching in some way, and put them together as a series.

 

4.  SELF PORTRAIT ILLUSTRATION 

Take a self-portrait using the camera, tripod and self timer. Make a new document 8×12  300 resolution. Put your self-portrait within the new document. Put a blank layer on top of your photograph, and lock the photo layer. Use the pencil to trace yourself and then use brushes and colors to color in your illustration. Add a background to your illustration layer and post to your blog as a .jpeg, with a list of 10 words to describe yourself.

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 IMAGE ON WOOD

Instructions
  1. Paint an even layer of Mod Podge across the entire wood surface.
  2. Place the printed photo face down onto the wood. …
  3. Allow wood piece to dry for 24 hours.
  4. Spray the back of the photo with water or dampen it with a sponge.
  5. Gently start rubbing the wet paper. …
  6. You will begin to see the photo showing through.

 

 

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THEME BASED PHOTO ESSAY/STORY 

Take a group of photos all related to one subject. Construct a photo essay/ or story. Begin the photo essay with an artists statement about your photo essay. Think about strong composition and good quality of lighting when you are taking photos, which communicate your message. Edit your photographs in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Then post your story on your blog in some format or layout. (Perhaps use Adobe Express and post your photo story as a slideshow or video. or put your story in book format using Shutterfly, Blurb, or Artifact Rising) DUE WEDS, MARCH 8

https://www.slideshare.net/natytronic/photo-essay-assignment-28324970

PHOTO ESSAY-1w3znly

How to Create an Engaging Photo Essay (with Examples)

17 Awesome Photo Essay Examples You Should Try Yourself

 

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*3 assignments due Friday, March 3*

1. PHOTOGRAPH ELEMENTS OF ART

  * shape, line, form, color, value, texture. space *

First look for an image online for each of the elements of art. Post them as a gallery on your assignment page.(7-9 images)

Then go around on campus and photograph for each of the elements of art. Edit them in PS or LR.

Post your images as a gallery on your assignment page. (7-9 images)

 

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2. FASHION/ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY

Research fashion photography online and post 3-5 commercial fashion photos you really love and which inspire you. Include a sentence or two under each describing why you like it. Using the studio or out on location, do a fashion shoot with one of your peers. Post your favorite photograph you shot and edited and in the caption section list which magazine,  store or brand you would be shooting for. Samples below:

3 ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

1.  DAVID HOCKNEY “JOINERS”

Construct a photo montage or JOINER similar to the work of David Hockney. (His are the first 6 below) Make sure to use your own photography for this assignment.

Use Photoshop to construct the montage. Make a new document the same size as the original file and begin selecting parts of the original image to re construct it in the new document. Don’t forget to add drop shadows on the new pieces.

Write a reflection on one of Hockney’s works, and mention what it is that catches your eye. Add the image to your critique on your assignment page.

Post to your completed work to your assignment page and homepage.

View the Powerpoint about Hockney and Cubism David Hockney and Cubism

https://www.hockney.com/home

 

2. PHOTOMONTAGE: WHERE YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS

Make a well blended digital photomontage (12×9 or 9×12 -200 res) to show where you see yourself in 10 years. Under your photomontage write a 3 paragraph reflection explaining the elements you put in your work, and where you see yourself in 10 years.

 3. GRADUATION COVER DESIGN

Create a design for the cover of the Jurupa Hills High School 2023 Graduation booklet. The size should be 8.5 x 5.5 with 300 resolution. Make sure to include a graphic and the following information:

Jurupa Hills High School Graduation (or Commencement)

May 24, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Toyota Arena, Ontario, CA

 

 

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DUE MONDAY FEBRUARY 6:

1. VALENTINES DAY CARD

Design  a Valentines Day card for someone special, using Adobe Express. Save your work and send it as an e-card to the person you made it for. Post to your assignment page.

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 2. ON LOCATION PORTRAITS or STIL LIFE WITH DOUBLE LIGHTING AND BOUNCED FLASH

Do a photoshoot in school, Using two flashes to create “double lighting” . Set the flash on camera (or off camera with the cord) to MASTER and have an assistant hold another flash set at SLAVE. Or use the pocket wizard to set off the second strobe. Edit your photos in Lightroom and do any cosmetic retouching in Photoshop.  Post 5-10 portraits to your blog. Think about COMPOSITION and POSING when doing your photo shoot.

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YOUR ARTIST STATEMENT

Due Monday, Jan 30

(Post on its own page titled My Artist Statement)  

Create an artist statement for your photography work. Display your artist statement as a diptych with your favorite image that you have created this year. Make a 20×8 inch @ 200 resolution document and use half the space for your image and the other half for your artist statement. Post the split layout diptych on ITS OWN PAGE! (Create a new page and title it Artist Statement.)

https://www.gyst-ink.com/artist-statement-guidelines

What is an Artist Statement? An artist statement is a piece of writing by you that helps the audience access or understand your artistic work. It is written in the first person, while artist bios are written in the third person. It will take some time, revisions, and fine tuning to have a finished written product. They may include sources, ideas, and materials in your current practice. Writing about your work may be integral to your creative process.

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MOTION BLUR  (due Monday Jan 30)

Read this link:  https://digital-photography-school.com/13-places-to-practice-taking-beautiful-motion-blur-images/ and post five tips you learned from it, on your assignment page. Then photograph motion blur. Edit your photos and Post 2 images {on your assignment page and include in your portfolio gallery on your homepage}, which show the motion blur technique and have strong composition. (Due Friday January 27)

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1. KEITH HARING INSPIRED WORK

Practice your light painting skills and produce a Keith Haring inspired image. Outline people with finger lights in the dark room and then edit to reduce the sizes and transfer to a document with repetitions. You could also try other ways to create work like Keith Haring by drawing or tracing people making gestures and connecting, or by photographing people and editing with color overlays. Add the Keith Haring touches and post your favorite piece to your assignment page.  Also post your favorite Keith Haring image and explain in 5 sentences what you think the work is about and how you feel about it. What do you think he was trying to communicate with his art?

https://arts4all.org/about/news-blog/family-art-project-keith-haring-inspired-figure

Sample below:

2. 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 one. Edit your photo(s) with Lightroom or Photoshop. Create either a strong single image, or a diptych, triptych or series.

Using art terminology:

  • Present your opinion of the work’s success or failure.
  • What qualities of the work make you feel it is a success or failure?
  • What criteria can you list to help others judge this work?
  • Describe how the work makes you think or feel. Support your statement with what in the work leads you to feel those emotion

*YOUR PORTFOLIO * (Due Friday, Dec 9)

Create a portfolio folder on your desktop and include you portfolio photographs and collages in that folder. Produce your portfolio using Adobe Express. Use the slideshow or presentation templates in Adobe Express. Add a beginning slide with your name, captions with your images, transitions, and music, and an end slide with a quote you love. Include somewhere between 15 and 20 images in your portfolio. Go to the share button and make sure to publish and update your portfolio often. Post the link to your Portfolio on the PHOTO 2 PORTFOLIO channel in Teams by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9.

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4 assignments due Friday December 2:

1. LIGHT PAINTING PORTRAITS

Practice your light painting skills and include a portrait as a subject in your images. Use the pixel stick and other light sources to achieve a unique effect. Post a few of your best shots to your assignment page and your best image to your homepage.

2. BOOKFACE

Bookface involves strategically lining up a face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art. Librarians and other book lovers post these photos to Instagram, using the caption #bookface. Take a few bookface photos, edit in LR or PH and post your images to your assignment page, and your best image on your homepage.

3. MIXED MEDIA SCREENPRINT  ART

Create a mixed media piece of art using your screenprint with other media (paint, ink, photos, collage).

 

4. TED TALK REFLECTION

Watch this tedtalk and on your blog write a three paragraph reflection summarizing it and also discuss your opinion and what you got out of viewing it.

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

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1. PHOTO SCREENPRINTING (Due Nov 10)

Make a photo screenprint on a tee shirt or article of clothing with your original image on it. Follow the steps in the screenprinting process to achieve the optimal results.

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2. CREATE A WORK IN THE STYLE OF SANDY SKOGLUND  (Due Nov 10)

Research the work of artist Sandy Skoglund. (Her’s are the first 4 photos) Write a paragraph on your blog describing her original style and your opinion of it. Include your favorite image of hers in your blog post. Using an original photograph, find a subject online to reproduce multiple times within your image. Think of an original and descriptive name for your new piece.

3. INDEED JOB SEARCH

Look on https://www.indeed.com/   

Find Photography Jobs (in LA or Fontana)

On your blog assignment page list 1-3 jobs you would be interested in. Do you meet the qualifications? What would you need to do to get these jobs?

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Lightroom Exploration

Photograph for the scavenger hunt and edit your photographs in Lightroom CC.

Go to the Discover tab to browse, and also check out the Tutorials page.

After you edit, make a preset and explore all the presets offered.

Have each member of your team share their edited photos  with you via Lightroom, and then post a gallery of all images, captioning each photo with the photographers name.

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Next assignment:

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS POWERPOINT, BUSINESS CARD AND PRESENTATION

Post your presentation on the teams channel, Photography Business Presentations, by Thursday, October 20.

You will start a (pretend) photography business either by yourself or in partnership with one of your peer students. (You can include another field in your business plan, as long as photography is a relevant part of your business.) Create a Powerpoint or Slideshow in Adobe Express  to present to the class and include the items on the list below:  https://www.adobe.com/express/

* Business Name

* Your name as sole owner or names of people in the partnership, and the job responsibilities of each.

* The type of photography you specialize in, and the types of jobs you intend to get.

* Samples of work you would like to produce for your clients. (get from online, not your own work)

* What type of equipment will you be using and how much will you be  spending on equipment? (Go to B&H.com to look for equipment)

* How much will you charge? Will you offer packages?

* Your (pretend) web site address *

* Who are your inspirations?

* Where will you conduct your business? (which state will you live, will you work out of your home or rent office space in which location)

* Branding: Include your logo and produce a  business card (Make your business card a 3.5 x 2.5 document in Photoshop. If you make a double sided card, make two documents, front and back.)

* Marketing: Include a slide about how are you going to advertise and get jobs in your field?

* Market Research: How much money you would like to make in your first year of business, and how much you foresee making in 5 years, and also in 10 years.

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NEXT ASSIGNMENTS:

1. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE WITH FLASH AND SLOW SHUTTER SPEED

In the dark studio, set your camera to 30 seconds at F 8 or 11 (adjust as necessary to get the perfect exposure)and 200 ISO. Make sure to be on Manual metering and MF for manual focus. Focus before the lights go off. During the long exposure, have your subject move slightly and manually set off the external flash (at M mode, not ETTL) each time they move, and you will capture them several times during the long exposure. You should post your best 1-3 images from the multiple exposure shoot. Read these online article and write 20 sentences about what you learned. http://www.photomatters.org/multiple-exposure http://www.tpub.com/photography1/ph20994.htm

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2. CREATE A WORK IN THE STYLE OF WASSILY KANDINSKY

Using Photoshop create a work of art based on the style of artist Wassily Kandinsky (His are the first four photos below). Research his work online and write a paragraph describing his work and your opinion of it. Use brushes, colors, shapes and varying opacities to imitate his style of art. Make your blank document 8×12 or 12×8 @ 200 resolution.

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3. NATURE/ LANDSCAPE PHOTO WITH PAINTING EXTENSION   

Take some nature/and landscape photos and edit them with good contrast and saturation.. Print your favorite  landscape  8×10 or 10×8 and tape your print to an 11×17/17×11 paper and extend your photograph with paint to create a mixed media piece of photography and painting. (You can even paint on the photograph.)

 

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1. SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION

Photograph a friend outside with natural light, and/or in the studio or location inside for a mock senior portrait session. Take at least 50 photos utilizing a variety of locations, poses and clothing choices. -Upload your photos into Lightroom and edit them. Do any digital retouching necessary to ensure your subject looks their best. Export as jpegs. Post at least 10 amazing portraits to your blog assignment page. Post your favorite shots on your homepage, and a portrait gallery page (if you have one)

 

2. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES IN ART

Choose an issue you care deeply about, and would want to try and do something about. This issue should be something that is a general issue or concern in society somewhere in the world. Some ideas of things you might be interested in depicting/standing up for or against: pollution/environmental concerns, abortion rights, pro-life, racism, big government, homelessness, AIDS, religious wars,  poverty, verbal abuse, bullying, depression, teen suicide, discrimination, gay rights… Create a 11×14 200 resolution collage poster about the social issue you have selected.

Written Assignment:  Write about your poster. Answer a number of these questions in your writing.  Why do you feel the way you do? What are your arguments for or against?  What – or who – has influenced your decisions.  What is the “flip side” of your issue? What might the other side have to say? Can you see their point of view?  What is your reasoning for choosing your stand?  Is your artwork intended to offend? Who would be offended? Does the artist have a right to offend? Critique your project. Does it get your point across? How? Is there a focal point (center of interest)?