Photo 2 Assignments

FIRST ASSIGNMENTS:

1. MAKE YOUR BLOG YOUR WEBSITE

 

 

Create pages on your blog. If you can’t get into your blog, make a new one, and join the class blog for grading. Make sure to have these pages:

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

Photo Assignment Page (post your photography assignments on this page)

Writing Assignment Page (post all writing assignments here)

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

About Me page with basic info about yourself including a photo

2. RE-CREATE A PHOTO

Look for a photograph online which you would like to re-create. Analyze the original photo for composition and lighting and re-create the photo as closely as you can. Include original photo in your post. Samples below.

3. How to DEVELOP and MAINTAIN your business on social media

Go through the enclosed powerpoint, business on social media. On the writing assignment page on your blog, write a short narrative on some of the most relevant ideas you picked up from looking  through the slideshow. Start thinking about how you would have a business in photography, and what your brand would be. Define what the word brand or branding is in your narrative, and include some basic ideas you would have for a brand.

Your business on social media

4. Make a LOGO for your BRAND

Create a logo for your photography brand

Design your logo with Adobe Spark or  PicMonkey  (or any other app you decide to use)

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

5. SOCIAL MEDIA BUSINESS ACCOUNT SET UP

Set up a business account on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) for your business.

Include your logo on your new account.

Write a short description of your business services

Create some posts and stories to show off your brand

Go get followers!

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***MARCH 13 was the last day of school with classroom instruction for the 2019-2020 school year. Covid 19 hit us in mid March 2020.

Assignments Due Thursday, March 19: 

1. 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.

 

2. 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.

3. THEME BASED PHOTO STORY

Create a series of photographs which work together to conceptualize a theme or story idea. You should have at least 5 beautifully edited photos in your photo story.  Make each photo a separate image  on your blog (no gallery or photomontage)  Write a caption for each photograph in the series. Also, write an introduction paragraph or two to begin the Photo Story. (Include a description of what you are trying to communicate about the subject and why this subject matter interested you enough to dedicate your time and energy to visually share it on your social media sites. (ie: blog, website, facebook, instagram, snapchat, etc) Check  out these links  to get some good ideas for your project.

http://improvephotography.com/30816/10-ideas-creative-photo-essays/

http://time.com/3687500/photojournalism-links-january/

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Assignments Due Tuesday, March 10

1. FASHION 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 3-5 photos you shoot and edit and in the caption section list which magazines, or which stores you would be shooting for. Samples below:

2. 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. Then include yourself into the image with Photoshop. If possible, Make a series of images for this assignment.

 

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Assignments Due Feb 19

1. How to DEVELOP and MAINTAIN your business on social media

Go through the enclosed powerpoint on your business on social media. On the writing assignment page on your blog, write a short narrative on some of the most relevant ideas you picked up from looking  through the slideshow.

Your business on social media

2. SOCIAL MEDIA BUSINESS ACCOUNT SET UP

Set up a business account on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) for your business.

Include your logo on your new account.

Write a short description of your business services

Create some posts and stories to show off your brand

Go get followers!

 

3. KINOPTIC ART

Look at the work of Julio Amaro online. He is a kinoptic artist. 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

 

4. PHOTOMONTAGE: WHERE YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS

Make a well blended digital photomontage (12×8 or 8×12 -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.

 

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Assignments due Tuesday, February 5, 2020

1. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING ASSIGNMENT

What is your brand? Answer the following questions and post to the writing assignment page on your blog.

  1. What does brand mean as it applies to marketing?
  2. What is your BRAND?
  3. What is your business name?
  4. What is the product you are marketing?
  5. Who is your target audience?
  6. How are you going to advertise?
  7. What is your LOGO and how does it reflect your brand? (create a logo for your brand in Photoshop.)

2. SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE Q AND A

FILL IN THE TABLE AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. POST ON BLOG WRITING ASSIGNMENT PAGE

  1. How has your social media usage evolved through time? Think back over the last year, 5 years, and 10 years. Has the way you approach social media changed?
  2. Do you share and post content differently based on the platform you’re using? How do you determine what to share and how much to share? Do you primarily share your content publicly or with specific groups of people?
  3. As you go about your social media life, it’s important to consider your privacy settings. What are your perceived benefits and concerns about sharing data? How much of your personal data are you sharing and why?
  4. List two to three businesses or brands you interact with on social media (e.g. you follow them, liked or commented on a post, etc). Why did you choose to interact with these brands? What practices do they use to attract their audience?

3. 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.

 

4. LEVITATION SERIES  

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.

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Assignments Due Wednesday Jan 22

1. DIPTYCH IMAGE

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:

2. PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION

Please research an existing photographer who owns their own photography business. Create a Powerpoint to present to the class about the photographer’s business model. Include their brand and marketing strategies, location, style and quality of photography portfolio, and links to their socials. Discuss what you like about this photographer and how they inspire you to perhaps own your own photography business someday. Your presentation is due in my flashdrive or emailed to me at caucrg@fusd.net

Examples:

https://theparlr.com/

https://www.stewartcohen.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kelsygrayphotography/

3. ON LOCATION PORTRAITS 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.

4.  5 COMMENTS ON STUDENT WORK (from homepage or student pages)

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ASSIGNMENTS:

1. YOUR PORTFOLIO

Make a portfolio page with Adobe Spark page, https://spark.adobe.com/about 

Include: Your best work to date

Short artist statement: A paragraph or two about yourself and your photography work

Make your page eye catching and visually inviting

Email Ms. Cauchon the link to your page. Also, put the link to your page on your edublogs site and vise versa.

2. YOUR RESUME

Look at templates online and create your first professional resume. Good things to include are: education, career objectives, skills and experience, hobbies and interests, clubs, sports, community involvement. Add a new page on your edublogs site for your resume, and include it on your site.

3. PHOTOMONTAGE a la DAVID HOCKNEY

Construct a photo montage similar to the work of David Hockney. Make sure to use your own photography for this assignment. Use Photoshop to construct the montage. Select pieces of your original image with the rectangular selection tool, and then reconstruct on a new 14×11 300 resolution document. Remember to add shadows to give the feeling of depth between pieces of the images. Post to blog and website.

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 ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

 

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.

2.  LOW KEY SPLIT  PORTRAIT OR STILL LIFE

Read this link and then photograph a person or still life using split lighting

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

3. DOUBLE COLOR EXPOSURES

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

 

4. EXHIBIT FLYER DESIGN CHALLENGE

Design an 8.5 x 11 300 res flyer for our upcoming art exhibit. Include the following information:

Art Depot Gallery, 16822 Spring Street, Fontana, CA

FUSD High School Winter Showcase

December 3, 2019 to December 20, 2019

Reception: December 6, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30

Featuring artists from Fontana High School, A.B Miller High School, Summit High School, Jurupa Hills High School, Kaiser High School

5. MIXED MEDIA SCREENPRINT PHOTO ART

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

 

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Assignments due Monday, November 4:

1. PHOTO SCREENPRINTING

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 

Research the work of artist Sandy Skoglund. 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. Then create your own Sandy Skoglund inspired work of digital art. Use an original photograph as your background, and take a photo of a subject to reproduce multiple times within your image. Look at how Skoglund uses  monochromatic color tones in the background, and how the subject color is a contrasting color to the background. Think of an original and descriptive name for your new piece.

 

3. READ AND WRITE:

Read this article about why you should become a professional photographer and write a reflection highlighting some reasons you would like to work in the field.

https://fstoppers.com/originals/why-being-photographer-probably-best-job-world-128569

 

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Assignments Due Tuesday, October 22

1. BLOCK PRINTING

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.

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2. 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 describing his work and your opinion of it. Use brushes, colors, shapes and varying opacities to imitate his style of art.

3. CANON LENS EXPERIENCE REVIEW

  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/canonLensPage/canonLensPage.jsp  Check out the site first and then go to the Experiences tab. Read at least two of the online articles and review them on your blogsite (500 words).  

4. COMMENTS ON BLOGS

Make 5 Comments on 5 different blogs on Jurupa Hills Photography site on Edublogs. Make sure each comment is at least 3-5 sentences, and has some  well thought out and meaningful positive or constructive criticism.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY OCTOBER 11:

1. 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 11×14 300 resolution 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)?

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 writing assignment page. If you don’t have one, MAKE ONE.

 

3. LIGHT PAINTING PORTRAITS

Practice your light painting skills and include a portrait as a subject in your images. Post a few of your best shots.

4. HUMANS OF JURUPA HILLS

Research the Humans of New York series, created by Brandon Stanton in 2010. http://www.humansofnewyork.com/ He photographs people on the streets in New York and then interviews them to include a quote or a story they shared with him. He was the founder of the original instagram site, Humans of New York.

Make a Humans of Jurupa Hills series to post to your blog, and  to our Instagram site @jurupahillsphoto. Photograph 8-10 people on our campus and then interview them to include a story about their lives or  a quote from them.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20

1. JPEG VS RAW READ AND WRITE

Research what jpeg and raw file formats are, and the differences between them. Write a three-paragraph reflection comparing and contrasting them both on your blog. Learn how to change file formats on the camera. Shoot your next assignment in raw and see the difference.

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 make a series of 3-5 photos. Post some to IG with the hashtag #bookface.

3. SHEPARD FAIRY RE CREATION

https://photocapo.blogspot.com/2018/03/shepard-fairey.html?m=1

Follow the steps in the tutorial, or come up with your own way to produce a Shepard Fairy Inspired portrait. Use one of your existing portraits or make a new image to use for this assignment.

4. 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?

5. CTE CLASSES

Photograph what is going on in our CTE classes here at Jurupa Hills. Go to all classes, and capture moments to show how great our CTE classes are. (Photo, TV, Audio Recording, Dance, Acting, Stagecraft, Business). Edit your photos in Lightroom, and watermark them before you export. Post 5 to 10 photos on your blog. The best photos will be used in CTE brochures, flyers, websites, and creating pop up banners at the district level. Our CTE director will be selecting the best photos and she will need the high resolution images for publication. We will also need signed releases from the people in the photos as they will be reproduced for advertising and other purposes.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

1. THEME BASED – CUT AND PASTE COLLAGE

Cut out images from magazines and make an 9×12 collage showing your understanding of good composition. When you are done with your collage, scan it and add a few more elements, details, colors etc, with Photoshop. Then post to your blog.

2. PHOTO EQUIPMENT BUYING

Pretend you have 10,000 to spend on photography equipment. Make a list of the equipment you would buy and a 1-3 sentence justification under each item as to why you would need it. List all prices and add them all up. Include a photograph of each item also. A good site to use is B&H Photo and Video

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3

1. JUMP START YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

Read this link and write a detailed list on your assignment page of your blog, of 20 ways to get inspired in your photography:  http://www.diyphotography.net/25-ways-to-jump-start-photography-inspiration/ 

 

2. COMPOSITION AND LIGHTROOM

Shoot 100 photos which show strong composition. Edit photos in Lightroom. Make a catalog, and save it to your desktop. This will be your catalog all year. Upload photos into COLLECTIONS. After editing export images to a folder on your desktop, and then upload the folder to your one drive. (Don’t forget to delete the photos from your desktop. Post 20-30 of your best photos to your assignment page of your blog, as a gallery. Post 2-3 photos to your gallery pages.

 

3. HEAD SHOTS FOR TV STUDENTS

Photograph head shots in the studio for one of the TV students. Use the strobes for lighting. Take at least 10 different head and shoulder images of your subject. Edit in PS or LR, and post 2-3 edited photos to your assignment page. For the TV student, you will give them their favorite image. (Make an 8×10 document and insert headshot. Include a stroke around the photo. Add their name on the bottom, like the samples below).

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 WELCOME  TO PHOTO 2 CLASS 2019-2020

1.  Update your edublogs site and add an Assignment page, and also some Gallery pages.

2. Read this online article and for your first blogpost on your assignment page, answer these questions (click on the word article to get to link). Explain it like you would to someone who is new to photography.

  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?
  5. What is white balance and why would you need to change it?
  6. What are drive modes and metering modes?
  7. What is exposure compensation?

3.  Create a slide show in powerpoint on 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. You will present your inspiration slide show to the class.

4. FIRST SHOOTING ASSIGNMENTS: Complete four of the five assignments and post all four on your blog assignment page.

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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LAST ASSIGNMENTS OF THE YEAR:

Complete 2 of the 3 assignments listed and PORTFOLIO!

1. FASHION 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 3-5 photos you shoot and edit and in the caption section list which magazines, or which stores you would be shooting for. Samples below:

 

2. LEVITATION SERIES  

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 three different photos in your photo series.

3. PHOTOMONTAGE: WHERE YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS

Make a well blended digital photomontage (12×8 or 8×12 -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.

 

 

4. PORTFOLIO

Use Adobe Spark Page to create your portfolio. Include at least 20 images. Save your portfolio page on my flashdrive or email to me. We will vies all portfolios in the beginning of May.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 19

1. GRADUATION COVER DESIGN

Create a design for the cover of the Jurupa Hills High School 2019 Graduation booklet. The size should be 5.5×8.5 with 300 resolution. Make sure to include a graphic and the following information:

Jurupa Hills High School Graduation (or Commencement)

Citizens Business Bank Arena

Wednesday, May 22, 2019  7:00 pm

  2. KINOPTIC ART

Look at the work of Julio Amaro online. He is a kinoptic artist. 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. ATHENA THE LIBRARY MASCOT

Each student will photograph a model in the Athena costume. The lighting and composition is up to you.  As part of the renaming of the library, our librarian will select the winning image  as the library logo.

 

4. PRINT AN IMAGE IN WOOD

Read this link and then print one of your images on wood.

http://blog.consumercrafts.com/decor-home/photo-to-wood-transfer/

 

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE APRIL 10, 2019

1. TOUCH SERIES

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

2. THEME BASED PHOTO ESSAY/STORY

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

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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.Then post your story on your blog in some format or layout. (Perhaps post as a slideshow, or put in a video.)

3. TEACH THE CLASS A LESSON

Prepare a lesson you will give the class. Find a new camera technique, or Photoshop or Lightroom skill to teach to the class. Write your lesson plan on your blog assignment page and explain how you will teach and demo the new skill/technique. Also include a sample of how you completed the task and the steps on how you got there.

4. 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:

5. POP ART CARTOON CHARACTER SELF PORTRAIT

Follow the steps in the tutorial to create a pop art style cartoon character of yourself. Or find your own tutorial online and follow the steps to produce your pop art creation.

Simple Pop Art Effect With Photoshop

 

6. LIGHT PAINTING PORTRAITS

Practice your light painting skills and include a portrait as a subject in your images. Post your best shots.

 

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY MARCH 15:

1. ALBUM COVER FOR A MUSICAL ARTIST

Work with a musical artist in Mr. Fresquez’s class (or photograph a class member and pretend they are a musical artist) to produce an album cover design. Make sure the cover has a strong photograph and text to include the artist’s name and the name of the record. Make sure you make the album cover 12×12  with 300 resolution.

1. Text Portraits

Take a portrait of someone, and use Photoshop text tool to create a template of words which describe the person. Make a collage of text to blende with the portrait. Use blend modes to mix the image with text. Samples below:

2. Touch Series

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

 

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY MARCH 8

1. 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. Then include yourself into the image with Photoshop. If possible, Make a series of images for this assignment.

 

2. Humans of Jurupa Hills

Research the Humans of New York series, created by Brandon Stanton in 2010. http://www.humansofnewyork.com/  He photographs people on the streets in New York and then interviews them to include quotes and stories about them with the photographs.

Make a Humans of Jurupa Hills series to post to your blog, and  to Instagram where Stanton got his start. Photograph 8-10 people on our campus and then interview them to include a story about their lives and  a quote from them.

3.  LANDSCAPE PHOTO WITH PAINTING EXTENSION OF IMAGE  

 Print your landscape  photo 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)

 

4. TEACH THE CLASS A LESSON

Prepare a lesson you will give the class. Find a new camera technique, or Photoshop or Lightroom skill to teach to the class. Write your lesson plan on your blog assignment page and explain how you will teach and demo the new skill/technique. Also include a sample of how you completed the task and the steps on how you got there. Lessons will begin Friday, March 8.

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Assignments due Wednesday, February 6

1. DIPTYCH IMAGE

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:

2. PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION

Please research an existing photographer who owns their own photography business. Create a Powerpoint to present to the class about the photographer’s business model. Include their brand and marketing strategies, location, style and quality of photography portfolio, and of course the link to their website. Discuss what you like about this photographer and how they inspire you to perhaps own your own photography business someday. Your presentation is due in my flashdrive or emailed to me at caucrg@fusd.net by Friday, January 25.

Examples:

https://theparlr.com/

https://www.stewartcohen.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kelsygrayphotography/

3. LIGHT PAINTING A LA HARING

Practice your light painting skills and produce a Keith Haring inspired image. Photograph a person/ or people in the darkroom, while rimming them with finger lights. Edit your images together to create a Keith Haring composition. Also post your favorite Keith Haring image and explain in 5-10 10 sentences why you like this image so much. Sample below:

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ASSIGNMENTS AFTER BREAK: Due Friday January 18

1. “LOW KEY” LIGHTING PORTRAIT OR STILL LIFE

Read this link and then photograph a person or still life using LOW KEY lighting in the studio. Post 3-12 images to your assignment page, and at least I image to one of your gallery pages.

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

 

 2. READ AND WRITE; THINGS YOUR CAMERA WISHES YOU KNEW

Read this link and make a list of 5 things your camera wishes you to know. (Full and complete sentences)

https://improvephotography.com/2092/13-things-your-camera-wishes-you-knew/

 

3. ON LOCATION PORTRAITS 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.

4. 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. Use Adobe Premiere to edit for this assignment

 

 

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**ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY, DECEMBER 3**:

1. LIGHTROOM PORTFOLIO SLIDESHOW

Make sure to make slideshow in YOUR catalog

Import Portfolio Photo Folder from Desktop

With photos all selected create a collection

Organize and reorder 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 a end slide with an inspirational quote.

Preview slideshow, then play

Export out to Desktop

Give to Cauchon in her flashdrive, or email to caucrg@fusd.net

2.  COMMENTS ON THE BLOG

Look at some of the blogs of your peers, and make five comments on five different images that were posted, (from five different students). Make sure your comments are in sentence form and in academic language. Send an email to me  (caucrg@fusd.net) and tell me whose blogs you commented on and the comments you left.

3. HDR LANDSCAPE

Take five photos of a beautiful landscape with the DSLR camera on a tripod at 5 bracketed exposures. Open the five photos in Photoshop and go to Automate> Merge to HDR Pro. This will combine all the exposures. Add saturation of the color tones, and add  dramatic clouds for effect. *Find one HDR image online that you love and post to blog with website link. Post both to assignment page of your blog.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY NOV 9

1. PHOTO SCREENPRINTING

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.

http://exhibitions.warhol.org/interactive/silkscreen/main.html

 

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 11×14 300 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)?

3. 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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ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

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 describing his work and your opinion of it. Use brushes, colors, shapes and varying opacities to imitate his style of art.

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 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. 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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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY OCT 22

1. SHEPARD FAIRY RE CREATION

Follow the steps in the tutorial, or come up with your own way to produce a Shepard Fairy Inspired portrait. Use one of your existing portraits or make a new image to use for this assignment.

https://photocapo.blogspot.com/2018/03/shepard-fairey.html?m=1

 

 2. FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER ESSAY

Research photographers online who specialize in your area of interest. Check out https://pdn.photoserve.com/ and search for a photographer by specialty.  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.

3. 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 blog.

 4. BLOG/WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

Add your best work to date on your gallery pages and make your home page look more inviting to a viewer. We will look at everyone’s sites next week.

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Assignments due Thursday October 11:

1. BLOCK PRINTING

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.

2. JPEG VS RAW READ AND WRITE

Research what jpeg and raw file formats are, and the differences between them. Write a three-paragraph reflection comparing and contrasting them both on your blog. Shoot your next assignment in raw and see the difference.

3. 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 make a series of 3-12 photos.(either in one document or as a gallery on your blog. Post some to IG with the hashtag #bookface.

4. PHOTOGRAPHER QUOTES READ AND WRITE

Read this link on photography quotes by famous photographers and on your blog assignment page make a post about which quote and story you liked. Include a synopsis and why this quote and story behind it affected you.

5. 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. Post to assignment page.

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

1. Double Color Exposures

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

2. Review of articles on Canon Lens Experience

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/canonLensPage/canonLensPage.jsp

Check out the site first and then go to the Experiences tab. Read at least two of the online articles and review them on your blogsite. Talk about how you got inspired by what you read, and how you can use these stories and personal experiences to shape your view and opinion about a career in the photography field. .(500 words)

3. Comments on the blog

Make 5 comments on student work on the homepage of the blog. Include your name in all comments.

4. Cut and Paste Collage

Cut out images from magazines and make an 8×11 collage showing your understanding of good composition. When you are done with your collage, scan it and add a few more elements, details, colors etc, with Photoshop. Then post to your blog.

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS : Do 4 of the 5 assignments. DUE TUESDAY SEPT 11

1. JUMP START YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY  Read this link and write a detailed list on your blog of 20 ways to get inspired in your photography: http://www.diyphotography.net/25-ways-to-jump-start-photography-inspiration/

2. COMPOSITION AND LIGHTROOM Shoot 100 photos, which show strong composition. Edit photos in Lightroom. Make a catalog. This will be your catalog all year. Upload photos into COLLECTIONS. After editing export images to a folder in your H drive. Post 20-30 of your best photos to your blog as a gallery. Put at least 5 on one or more of your pages on your site

3. RECREATE AN INSPIRATIONAL PHOTO FROM YOUR SLIDESHOW Review your inspiration slideshow and pick one image to recreate. Try to get lighting, composition and mood like the original.

4. 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 and gallery page.

5. EQUIPMENT BUYING LIST   Make a list of equipment you would buy to start your photography business. Pretend you have suddenly inherited $50,000 and will spend the money the majority of the funds on new photography equipment. Look at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/ to look for equipment. Give a justification as to why you would need each item on your list. Add up all the items on your list for a grand total.

 

 

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WELCOME  TO PHOTO 2 CLASS 2018-2019

1. * Make an edublogs site www.edublogs.org for  your photography portfolio, or use your site from last year. Make it more of a website than a blog, and be sure to add PAGES as galleries. Name one of your pages “Assignments” for grading purposes. Due Friday, August 10

2.  * Read this online article and for your first blogpost, posted on your ASSIGNMENT page, answer these questions (click on the word article to get to link). Explain it like you would to someone who is new to photography. Due Friday, Aug 10

  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?
  5. What is white balance and why would you need to change it?
  6. What are drive modes and metering modes?
  7. What is exposure compensation?

3.  Create a slide show in Lightroom on PHOTOS THAT INSPIRE YOU. Under each photo you select, explain why this photograph inspires you.  Choose between 15 and 20 photos from online. You will present your inspiration slide show to the class. Due Tuesday, Aug 14

 FIRST SHOOTING ASSIGNMENTS: Complete all 5 assignments and post all final images on your blog/website. DUE MON AUG 27.

*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.

 

* SELF PORTRAIT SERIES: Create a series of self portrait images, Have between 3-6 images in your series. Make sure there is a common theme, or some common thread between all the images in the series. Look at the self portrait series work of Cindy Sherman for inspiration. 

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LAST ASSIGNMENT OF THE YEAR:

LIGHTROOM SLIDESHOW PORTFOLIO

  • Make sure to make slideshow in YOUR catalog
  • Import Portfolio  Photo Folder from Desktop
  • With photos all selected create a collection
  • Organize and reorder 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
  • Preview slideshow, then play
  • Export out to Desktop
  • Give to Cauchon in her flashdrive

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, MAY 4

1. 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. Then include yourself into the image with Photoshop. Make a SERIES of images for this assignment.

 

2. Diptych Imagery

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:

 

3. Humans of Jurupa Hills

Research the Humans of New York series, created by Brandon Stanton in 2010. http://www.humansofnewyork.com/  He photographs people on the streets in New York and then interviews them to include quotes and stories about them with the photographs.

Make a Humans of Jurupa Hills series to post to your blog, and  to Instagram where Stanton made his mark. Photograph 8-10 people on our campus and then interview them to include a story about their lives and  a quote from them.

4. Advanced Photo Reflection

Write a 300 word reflection about your experience in Advanced Photo this year. Discuss what assignments you liked and why and which assignments you did not enjoy. Talk about the concepts you learned this year, and what skills you have improved on. Include your opinion of your own work and reflect on how strong you think your portfolio is.

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS:

1. READ AND WRITE

Read this article and write and reflect on how it makes you feel, Think about ways to make social change and what your stance is on issues that are addressed.

http://time.com/longform/parkland-student-diaries/

2. ALBUM COVER DESIGN

You will design an album cover (10×10 300 res) for an artist in Mr. Fresquez’s digital audio production class. You will work together with the artist to conceptualize and execute their ideas for their album cover. You will photograph the imagery for them and design the cover based on their ideas and desires. Post the cover design on your blog and also write a paragraph reflecting on how it was to work with an artist and  share ideas for the final product.

3. GRADUATION COVER DESIGN

Create a design for the cover of the Jurupa Hills 2018 Graduation booklet. The size should be 5.5 x 8.5  300 resolution. Make sure to include the following info: Jurupa Hills High School Graduation, Citizens  Business Bank Arena, Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Post to your blog.

4. SHEPARD FAIRY RE CREATION

Follow the steps in the tutorial, or come up with your own way to produce a Shepard Fairy Inspired portrait.

https://photocapo.blogspot.com/2018/03/shepard-fairey.html?m=1

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

1.  “Low Key” Split Lighting Portrait or Still life:

Read this link and then photograph a person or still life using split lighting

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

2. Read and Write: Things Your Camera Wishes it Knew

Read this link and make a list of 5 things your camera wishes you to know. (Full and complete sentences)

https://improvephotography.com/2092/13-things-your-camera-wishes-you-knew/

3. Light Painting a la Haring

Practice your light painting skills and produce a Keith Haring inspired image. Photograph at least 5 and then edit and post your favorite. Also post your favorite Keith Haring image and explain in 5-10 10 sentences why you like this image so much. Sample below:

 

4. Print an image on wood

Read this link and then print one of your images on wood.

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/try-this-print-your-family-pho-160008

http://blog.consumercrafts.com/decor-home/photo-to-wood-transfer/

 

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Assignments due Wednesday, March 14

1. On Location Portraits with Double Lighting with 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. Edit your photos in Lightroom and do any cosmetic retouching in Photoshop.  Post 2-10 portraits to your blog. Think about COMPOSITION and POSING when doing your photo shoot.

 

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.

 

3. Touch Series

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

 

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Assignments due Wednesday, March 7:

1. THEME BASED PHOTO STORY

Create a series of photographs which work together to conceptualize a theme or story idea. You should have at least 5 beautifully edited photos in your photo story.  Make each photo a separate image  on your blog (no gallery or photomontage)  Write a caption for each photograph in the series. Also, write an introduction paragraph or two to begin the Photo Story. (Include a description of what you are trying to communicate about the subject and why this subject matter interested you enough to dedicate your time and energy to visually share it on your social media sites. (ie: blog, website, facebook, instagram, snapchat, etc) Check  out these links  to get some good ideas for your project.

http://improvephotography.com/30816/10-ideas-creative-photo-essays/

http://time.com/3687500/photojournalism-links-january/

2. PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE OLYMPICS CRITIQUE

Look online for photographs from this years winter Olympics. Find a few photos (3-5), which you think are absolutely amazing. Post them to your blog and explain under each photo how you think the photographer shot the image technically. Also talk about the composition and why the image is so successful.

3. LIGHT PAINTING SERIES WITH PIXELSTICK

Use the pixelstick to create a light painting series. Experiment with different exposures and lighting effect. Make a series out of your images in Photoshop and then post the series image to your blog.

4. FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER ESSAY

Research photographers online who specialize in your area of interest. Write a 500 word essay about your chosen photographer. Include a description of their style, how you think they technically achieve their results, and describe their visual aesthetic and composition style, and why you enjoy their photography. Include 2-3 of their images with your writing.

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

1. 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:

 

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 weekly on visual apps like Instagram, using the caption #BookfaceFriday. Take a few bookface photos, edit in LR or PH and make a series of 3-12 photos.(either in one document or as a gallery on your blog. Post some to IG with the hashtag.

3. 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.

 

4. SELF PORTRAIT BLENDED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF IMAGERY

Take several self portraits and edit your favorite. Find an image online that describes something about you and the kind of imagery you’re eye is attracted too. Blend the two images together to create a unique and creative selfie.

 

5. 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 blog.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY FEBRUARY 5

1. COLORED GELS PORTRAITS

Take some portraits in the studio with the strobes and gels. Take at least 100 photos, trying to capture the true essense of the person you are photographing. Try placing the gels on the fill or main light as well as just on the background. Edit your photos in Lightroom and post 20-25 of them on your blog. Make the feature photo of the blogpost your favorite portrait.

 

2. 60-90 SECOND VIDEO: MY FAVORITE PLACE

Take at least 3 video clips of your favorite place and explain why it is your favorite place.  Use your cell phone and /or a DSLR Camera for your cinematography, but edit with Desktop Premiere, or Adobe Mobile app “Adobe Clip”.  Add some background music at some point in the video.

3. TED TALK: IMPOSSIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY

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

4. 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

 

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ABOUT ME VIDEOS TIPS

Tip 1: Plan Ahead.

Before you create your video, make a list of five words that you’d use to describe yourself and your personality. Then create a second list of key words that describe your future endeavors. These are the foundation of your storytelling. When you’re building your video, incorporate the words into a story by text slides throughout the video that work with your visuals.

Tip 2: Grab Attention.

To instantly lock in your viewer’s attention, include a video clip in the first ten seconds. It could anything but think about conveying energy, excitement or tension.

Tip 3: Mood Music.

Music can convey a very different feeling: slow music can make a viewer feel like the video is actually longer than it is; fast music tends to create excitement. Choose wisely.

Tip 4: Think Short.

Make sure your video is no longer than 90 seconds; the closer to a minute in length, the better! Over 50% of viewers click away from a video after the first minute. In fact, if you upload your video to YouTube, their analytics can tell you exactly when people stop watching so you can re-edit your video if you see a problem.:

Tip 5: Don’t Forget

  • Include your name
  • Talk about yourself
  • Talk about your areas of interest
  • Include a picture of yourself

Once you are done, be sure to share your video. After you post it on your edublogs, send links to You Tube, and Facebook — drive traffic to your video!

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ASSIGNMENTS AFTER BREAK: DUE FRIDAY , JAN 20

1. LEVITATION SERIES   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 three different photos in your photo series.

 

2. KINOPTIC PHOTOGRAPHIC ART:  Look at the work of Julio Amaro online. He is a kinoptic artist. 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. 90 SECOND ABOUT ME VIDEO

Use a DSLR camera  on video mode to produce a 90 second video about yourself- your interests, friends, family, goals, etc. Edit your video in Premiere and add music.

Read these links to get inspiration and ideas for your video. Write a two to three paragraph summarizing what you have learned about video production. Before you begin to shoot video write a brief summary describing your ideas and what you want to share about yourself on the video and how you plan to make it entertaining, and also how you intend to get views.

https://vidiseo.com/guides/youtube-video-ideas/

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-shoot-better-hd-dslr-video/

https://vimeo.com/74453170

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1. NEW WORKS POWERPOINT (Due Monday Dec 11)

Make a powerpoint highlighting your new images which you created this semester. (i image per slide) Caption each photo with a name and include an intro slide with a self portrait and the name of your photography company, and an end slide which includes five things you learned this semester in photography 2 class and five things you hope to learn next semester. You will present this to the class next week during final time.

ARTIST INSPIRED ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, DEC 8

2.  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. 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.

 

3. CREATE A WORK IN THE STYLE OF SANDY SKOGLUND 

Research the work of artist Sandy Skoglund. 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.

 

4. MIXED MEDIA WITH SCREENPRINT

Use the photo screenprint image you made, and create a new mixed media work of art.  Embellish your work with  collage, painting, photography, colored pencils, or any other visual medium. Scan or take a photo of your work to post on your blog.

 

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NEXT ASSIGNMENTS DUE THURSDAY NOV 9:

1. PHOTO SCREENPRINTING

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.

http://exhibitions.warhol.org/interactive/silkscreen/main.html

 

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 11×14 300 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)?

 

3. BODYSCAPE TRIPTYCH

Photograph the body and make a triptych image of your three favorite ones, which go together visually.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

1. Review of articles on Canon Lens Experience

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/canonLensPage/canonLensPage.jsp

Check out the site first and then go to the Experiences tab. Read at least two of the online articles and review them on your blogsite. Talk about how you got inspired by what you read, and how you can use these stories and personal experiences to shape your view and opinion about a career in the photography field. .(500 words).

2. Your Photography Exhibit (sign and artist statement)

Print 5-8 of your best photographs and mount on construction paper. Find a location in the school to put up your photography work. Make sure to make a sign with your name and website link to display with your exhibit.  Also write an artist statement, 3-5 paragraphs in length describing your work and why you chose this particular work to exhibit.

3. Portrait Silhouette with Text Inside

Photograph a silhouette portrait, head and shoulders or full length. Bring your silhouette photograph into Photoshop and make sure you use levels or curves to get a strong black silhouette. Select the silhouette portrait and use Control+J to put it on its own layer. Use the text tool (any color you can see against black)and fill the silhouette with text (describing words, nouns, inspirational quote, song lyrics) Use Control+Alt+G to fill the silhouette with the text and align appropriately. Don’t forget to add a stroke to the text. Add a pattern gradient to the background layer. Save as a jpeg and post to blog.

4. Double Color Exposures

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

 

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

1. PHOTOMONTAGE a la DAVID HOCKNEY

Construct a photo montage similar to the work of David Hockney. Make sure to use your own photography for this assignment. Use Photoshop or find an app which helps to construct the montage. Post to blog and website.

 

2. ARCHITECTURE SERIES

At The Getty Museum Field Trip, photograph architecture. Edit your photos in PS or LR and put them together into some sort of photo series. Post to blog and website.

3. PHOTO EQUIPMENT BUYING

Pretend you have 10,000 to spend on photography equipment. Make a list of the equipment you would buy and a 1-3 sentence justification under each item as to why you would need it. List all prices and add them all up. A good site to use is B&H Photo and Video.

4. ON LOCATION PORTRAITS

Photograph portraits on location, outside or inside. Try to get shallow depth of field in your portraits. Edit and post 3-10 portraits on your blog and website.

5. JPEG VS. RAW READ AND WRITE

Research what jpeg and raw file formats are, and the differences between them. Write a three paragraph reflection comparing and contrasting them both on your blog.

6. 5 COMMENTS ON STUDENT WORK ON THE HOMEPAGE OF THE BLOG

7. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT ON YOUR WEBSITE

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

Complete the 6 assignments by the due date.

1. TIME MAGAZINE COVER

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