Photo 1 Assignments

WELCOME TO 2022-2023 PHOTOGRAPHY 1 CLASS

First assignments:

1. MAKE A BLOGSITE

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

Join the class blog cauchonphoto.edublogs.org

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

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

2. PHOTO FOUNDATION

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

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

3. CAMERA SIMULATOR

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

https://camerasim.com/camerasim-free-web-app/ http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/

4. TEXTURE ASSIGNMENT

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

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

Create a folder in your OneDrive called DIGITAL PHOTO 2022. Put your photographs in a folder in your Digital Photo folder called TEXTURE.

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

INCLUDE THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION (for each photo): aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and camera mode

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

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PORTFOLIO

Create a portfolio folder on your desktop and include you 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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3 Assignments due Monday, May 2

1. BARBARA KRUGER STYLE

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

2. TRAVEL POSTER

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

 

3. RAW vs JPEG

Read this article and answer the following questions:

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

2. Which file is bigger RAW or Jpeg?

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

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

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

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3 Assignments Due Monday, April 25, 2022

1. 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL IMAGES OF ALL TIME

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

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

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

2. METICULOUS PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. SURREALISTIC COLLAGE 

Use Internet images to produce a surrealistic collage, 12×12 200 dpi. Think about the THEME and COMPOSITION to catch the viewer’s eye. Explain your concept and idea in the caption section when posting.

https://creativemarket.com/blog/design-it-yourself-surreal-collage

Collage is a technique of an art production where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms or images, creating a new whole.

A collage can include magazine or newspaper clippings, textiles, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form.  The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

This is an opportunity to play with images, text and ideas to create artwork that creates connections between disparate images and ideas to create a surreal image or tell a story – whatever you want!  Explore some examples of collage work done by masters of the technique to inspire you and then you will experiment and create using your own ideas. A range of images are available to you on the Internet, and you are encouraged to bring your own drawings, photographs or found imagery to use in your personal creations.

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Assignments due Friday, April 15 

1. SHOOTING FOR GOOD COMPOSITION

Take 25 photographs which you think demonstrate strong composition. Edit your photos in LIGHTROOM and post 12 of them as a gallery. In the caption of each write a sentence explaining why the photo has good composition. See students samples:

https://cauchonphotoclass.edublogs.org/?s=good+composition

2. PORTRAITS WITH MAKE UP 

Photograph a friend or relative or use some existing portraits you took, and edit them in Photoshop. Use brushes, colors and lower opacities to apply makeup to their face. Create two unique portraits to post to your blog. Go to this link to see some student samples.

https://cauchonphotoclass.edublogs.org/?s=makeup

3. MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY REFLECTION

Go to this site and find a photographer to write a 300 word reflection on. Why did you pick this photographer and what intrigues you about them and the photography they have created.

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

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New Assignments due Wednesday, April 6:

1. STUDIO PORTRAITS WITH STROBES AND GELS

Photograph 25 portraits in the studio using the strobes and colored gels in the background. Edit your portraits in Lightroom and make cosmetic retouches in Photoshop. Post 9-12 final portraits on your blog. Writing critique: Find a portrait online that was shot with studio strobe lighting and write 20 sentences to describe the subject and their personality based on the photographers version of them. Evaluate the lighting used in the photograph and how you think the lights were arranged to get the results. Samples below:

 

2. OTHER WORLDLY LANDSCAPES

Photograph some landscapes with the DSLR camera using a small aperture to get a good depth of field. Edit your photographs in Photoshop to enhance them and make them dreamlike and otherworldly, resembling that of a world other than the actual world. Post two landscapes to your blog and write a short reflection on what you did in Photoshop to enhance your landscape.

 

3. TOUCH SERIES

Take photos of people touching in some way, and put them together as a series. Edit them to perfection with LR or PS, and then include the photos in a series, within one document. (You can start with a 30×10 in @200 dpi document, and then get more canvas space if necessary.)

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Assignments due Friday, March 18

1. Poetry and Your Photography:

  1. Take a new photo for this assignment
  2. Make a new document 8×12 or 12×8 @200 res
  3. Move your photo into your new document and size to fit.
  4. Add a quote, poetry, song lyrics or your own words to your edited image
  5. Post to your blog
  6. In a writing critique answer these questions:
  7. Why did you choose these words to go with this image?
  8. How do you think an audience would interpret your work?

2. Put Yourself in History:

Find a historic photograph online and include yourself in the scene. Adjust size, color and resolution to match the historic photo to look as realistic as possible. Under your photo write a short reflection as to why you chose to be this person in history.

3 Assignments due March 11

1. ALPHABET PHOTOGRAPHY

 Look for images which represent letters and create a word in photographs. Edit your photos in Photoshop and then make a new document to put the word in. Make your document 30×8 inches with 2oo resolution and fit your images in to make the word. If you need more space go to Image>Canvas Size and resize bigger. Save as a jpeg and post to your blog.

 

2. FILL FLASH OUTSIDE

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

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

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

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

3. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE COVER REVIEW

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

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

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

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3 Assignments Due Thursday, March 3

1. SILHOUETTE STORY

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

 2. PAINTING WITH LIGHT

Go to a dark place to shoot for this assignment (back studio). Put the camera securely on a tripod and put your shutter speed at 10-20 seconds (not 10th of a sec, but 10 full seconds). You must put the camera on self timer to avoid camera shake. Shoot on manual and try your f stop at 8 or 11. ISO at 200. Pre focus on Manual focus mode, because the camera will not in autofocus in the dark. Wave finger lights in front of the frame during the exposure and check out the results! Try using the pixel stick to create even more cool light painting effects. Post 1 Painting with Light photos you took and edited on your blog. Critique:  Find an amazing painting with light photo on the Internet and write a paragraph about how you think the photographer achieved the result and why you think it is so eye catching.

3. ARTICLE READ AND WRITE

Read this article about silhouette photography and write a brief synopsis and evaluation of it. What did you get out of reading it?

https://www.nytimes.com/1983/10/30/arts/camera-dramatic-effects-possible-with-silhouettes.html

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Assignment due Tuesday, February 22 @3:30 pm

1. WHAT IS YOUR COLOR 

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

2. CULTURAL IDENTITY PHOTOGRAPHS

Take 3 photos that represent your culture. For example, you can take a picture of clothing, food, traditions, family, music, or sports. Make sure you have good composition and lighting in the photographs. After you have your three photographs shot and edited with PS or LR explain how each photo relates to your culture. You can use your cellphone camera and apps like Snapseed and Lightroom Mobil for editing on this assignment. Post to your blog assignment page and teams.

3. CULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY: READ AND RESPOND

Read this article on cultural photography. Respond by writing a 3-paragraph response (in academic language.) Explain what the article is about and the most interesting facts that you found from reading it.  You will need to review, analyze, and evaluate. Post to your blog assignment page and teams.

https://amworkshops.com/tips-techniques/what-is-cultural-photography/

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2 Assignments due Friday, Feb 11

1. YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER (with bounced external off camera flash)

Use bounced external flash off camera with sync cord, to take some nice portraits of your favorite teacher. Edit with PS or LR and post your best portrait of your favorite teacher. Write a 3 paragraph reflection in academic language explaining why you like and admire this teacher. Give details, reasons and examples as to why you chose this teacher. Samples below:

2. HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE

Watch the Powerpoint about the History of Photography

history-of-photography 2022

Also go online and research the History of Photography. Use this timeline template to list the most important inventions and events in history in chronological order. Copy the template and open it in Photoshop. Fill in the boxes by using the text tool to make a text box in each rectangle. Write dates and important inventions /inventors in photography. Post the template to your blog in a post titled: History of Photography Timeline. Under the template list 1-2 events and/or inventions in photography which impresses you the most, and has the most impact on your life today. 

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Assignments Due Thursday February 3:

1. On Location Portraits or Still Life Photos using Bounced External Flash

-Use the Canon digital camera and an external bounced flash to photograph Portraits or Still Life’s  on location. Practice shooting with the flash on the hot shoe of the camera, bounced with a softening diffuser. Set your camera on Manual, Auto White Balance, ISO 400, F8 @ 60th of a second shutter speed. Photograph at least 10 portraits or still lives’ and post your top 3-5 edited images to your blog.

2.  External Flash Worksheet

Answer the following questions on your blog in a separate post: -When would you use external flash? -Do you need to meter the light if you use flash? -What does flash synchronization mean? -What does ETTL mean? -What will happen when you shoot faster than the camera sync speed? -Why do photographers bounce the flash and use a diffuser? – What is a slave? -What should you do if your image comes out too dark or too light?

3.  Flash Photo Compare

Find two portraits online- one where the photographer used flash inside, and one where flash was not used. Make 5 comparisons between the two photos. Post the photos and your comparisons in a separate blog post. This assignment is the critique portion of the flash assignment.

4. Take a Vacation

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

 

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Assignments due on Wednesday, Jan 26 @ 3:30

1. ADVERTISING/COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

2. READ AND WRITE: INTRODUCTION TO USING STROBES

Read this entire article on beginning strobe use and then write a three paragraph reflection on your blog detailing what the article is about and the most important things you got out of reading it. https://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/a-fundamental-introduction-to-studio-lighting-equipment–photo-6067

3. 50 PHOTOS EDITED IN LIGHTROOM 

Take 50 different photos of the same subject. Vary the lighting and composition of your photographs. Edit your photographs in Lightroom and post the BEST 12 to 20 photos to your blog as a gallery.

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>PORTFOLIOS <

Create your photography portfolio using Adobe Spark https://spark.adobe.com/sp

Make a folder in your Onedrive called Portfolio Images. Select your best 10-15 images you created either during this class or outside of class time.

Log into Adobe Spark with your school credentials.  Go to the Presentation tab

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

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

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

End your portfolio with a few sentences about what you are looking to accomplish during the second semester in Digital Photography. Also, discuss your favorite assignments this semester and why you enjoyed creating the projects for those assignments. Also mention how you think your progress in this class is going and how you have developed as a competent photographer and image editor.

Go to the share button and make sure to publish and update your portfolio often. Email me (caucrg@fusd.net)the link to your portfolio by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10.

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3 ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY DECEMBER 6:

1. WARHOL/POPART

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

-Make 4 copies of the photo you chose,4×4,  4×5 or 4×5 (200 res) each, labeling them Warhol 1, Warhol 2 and so on

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

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

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

-Move the four individual photos into the new document.

-Save as a jpeg and post

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

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

2. HDR PHOTOGRAPHY

-Go online and research the meaning of HDR. Create a blogpost explaining what the term HDR in photography means and ways to achieve successful results. Include an HDR landscape photo from the Internet with your post.

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

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

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

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

-Post to blog and write a 10 sentence critique of your own work and post under your image.

 

3. Read and Write: Why Photography is so important

Read this article about why photography is so important. Write a two paragraph reflection discussing some ways you feel photography is important to you.  Post to blog

https://www.pixinfocus.com/why-photography-is-important/?classId=68b4ba2d-c704-477b-a489-a86e9d86e643&assignmentId=ce9b6bcb-35c5-4b81-8cec-8b86b06f1f2f

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3 Assignments due Friday, November 19

1.  AM I TALKING TO MYSELF

Photograph several images of yourself or someone else in the same location, and put them all together in Photoshop to make it look as if you (or they) are relating to themselves in some way. Use one of the photos as the base image, and move the other subjects in the base image to create a unique photo for this Am I Talking To Myself assignment.

Writing Critique: Make a blog post called My Inspiration and list 10 things which inspire your creativity. Sample student work below:

2. SHOOT LIKE AARON SISKIND

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

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

 

3. LENSES READ AND WRITE

Read this article about lenses and on your blog list 20 important facts you learned about camera lenses.

http://digital-photography-school.com/choosing-lenses-when-to-use-which-lens-and-why/

 

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Photographer Research Project

(Due Wednesday, November 3, 2021)

You will produce and present a PowerPoint Slide Show about a professional and influential photographer of your choice. The project is to be between 10 and 15 slides and include the information below and at least 10 photographs. You can choose from the enclosed list or pick a significant photographer of your choice. Questions to answer when doing photographer research project are below. Share your presentation with me via OneDrive by Friday, November 5)

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

 * STUDIO PORTRAITS *

(Due Monday, November 8)

Use the studio backdrop (white or black) to photograph PORTRAITS of classmates. Use the tungsten “hot lights” to light the portraits Make sure to put your white balance on TUNGSTEN and shoot at ISO 800. Open your aperture wide so your shutter speed does not fall below 1/60th. Go right up to the subject and meter them on MANUAL.

Take at least 12 photographs and edit them in Photoshop. Post anywhere between 6 and 12  portraits as either a gallery or individually. Include technical info: MASIL on one of the photographs.

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

 

* MIRROR IMAGE *

(Due Monday, November 8)

Photograph an interesting image with lots of lines. Edit the photograph and then size it down to 4×4 inches with 300 dpi (with the crop tool).  Make a new document, 8×8 inches with 300 dpi and move your original sized photograph into the new document. Make a copy and flip it horizontal. Make another copy and flip it vertical. Make a fourth copy and flip it horizontal to get the mirror image effect. Merge visible and post to blog.

 

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3 PHOTO ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

1.  Illustration of an Iconic Image

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

 

2. Photojournalism: Candid Moments with  Captions

(3-5 Photos with captions for each)

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

3. JPG vs RAW

Research on line what a jpg file is and also what a raw file is. On your blog make a post comparing and contrasting jpg vs raw file formats. (two paragraphs)

 

FAMOUS PHOTOJOURNALISTS

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4 Assignments Due Wednesday, October 13

1. WORD ART  

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

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

-Size it with Control T  to fit in the document

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

-Find a picture online to go inside of the word and size it over the text

-Put the picture layer on top of the word layer

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

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

-Add a stroke around the word to help it stand out.

-Save as a jpeg and post to blog.

2. ON LOCATION PORTRAITS  WITH NATURAL LIGHT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

3. PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

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

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/best-natural-light-tips

Portrait Photography Tips

4. WHITE BALANCE READ AND WRITE

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

Read this link on white balance and on your blog write a 8-10 sentence synopsis of what you learned from reading the article. Under that list all the white balance settings and at least one sentence about each.

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2 Assignments due Monday, October 4:

1. DIGITAL COLLAGE: ALL ABOUT ME

-Gather imagery online that represents at least five things about yourself.

-In Photoshop, make an 8×10 or 10×8 @150 resolution document and title it All About Me Collage

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

-After you get a good selection with the magic wand or magnetic lasso, remember to go in Mask and refine your selection. If you want soft edges you will go to select>modify>feather.

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

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

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

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

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2. FRAMING A SUBJECT

Take at least 3 different photographs using framing in the composition. If photographing inside, be sure to change your ISO to 3200. If shooting outside, have your ISO at 400. Use any camera mode you prefer, and manual or auto focus. Post 2-3 of your photographs, edited with Photoshop. Include the technical info: MASIL.  Samples below. Critique your own photographs you posted and answer these questions.

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

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CAPTURING ACTION AND MOTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY

(Due Friday, Sept 24)

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

How to Capture the Perfect Action Shot in Sports Photography

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

 

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

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

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

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

-Include technical info on all photos: MASIL

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

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  3 Assignments Due Friday, September 17:

1. DEPTH OF FIELD

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

Depth of Field for Beginners: The Essential Guide

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. FILE FORMATS

https://digital-photography-school.com/understanding-all-the-different-image-file-formats/

Read all about digital file formats. On your blog list each file format and one sentence about each which describes how it saves the file and what makes it different from the other file formats.

Understanding All the Different Image File Formats

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Assignments Due Thursday, September 9 (completed)

1. ALTERNATIVE CAMERA ANGLES

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

 

 2. SURREALISM

After practicing with Kim on the mountain, make your own surrealist piece by putting someone or something where they don’t belong. Make a 10×8 or 8×10 150 resolution document in Photoshop and bring in Internet images for this assignment. Practice selecting, masking and refining your selections. Look at the work of surrealist artists Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Jerry Uelsman and explore other surrealist artists and photographers online. Post your surrealism work in a blog post and also include a work by a surrealist artist who inspires you. Write a 100 word reflection, critiquing their surrealism, and mention how you think you did on your surrealism work.

 

3. CAMERA MODES

http://digital-photography-school.com/digital-camera-modes

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

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2020-2021

1. MAKE A BLOG

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

Join the class blog cauchonphoto.edublogs.org

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

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

2. PHOTO FOUNDATION

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

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

3. CAMERA SIMULATOR

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

https://camerasim.com/camerasim-free-web-app/ http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/

4. TEXTURE  (Due Friday Aug 20)

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

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

Put your photographs in a folder on your H drive:  DIGITAL PHOTO>TEXTURE ASSIGNMENT

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

INCLUDE THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION (for each photo): aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and camera mode

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

COMPOSITION- Due Tuesday, Aug 31

Read about what makes strong composition in a photograph and what catches the viewers eye. Find  12 sample photos online which show good composition. Make a gallery of images in Edublogs. Post your gallery and write 12 complete sentences, (with capitals and periods), one sentence under each photo in the gallery before posting, to explain what element of composition each photo represents.Composition-t73zk3-786x1024

SHADOWS AND LIGHT  ASSIGNMENT- Due Tue, Aug 31

-Photograph 3 photos which show strong shadow and light – Save your photos in your Digital Photo  folder on your Desktop, in a new folder called Shadows. – Edit 2 of your shadow photos  with Photoshop – Include the technical info with each photos: MASIL: Mode, Aperture, Shutter Speeed, ISO, Lens Focal Length – Pick a photo from the Internet showing shadows -and write 10 complete sentences describing the elements in the shadow photo you chose from the Internet and why you like it. – Post your 2 photos, technical info, internet image and writing critique to your blog.

 

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2020-2021

1.  AM I TALKING TO MYSELF

Photograph several images of yourself or someone else in the same location, and put them all together in Photopea to make it look as if you (or they) are relating to themselves in some way. Use one of the photos as the base image, and move the other subjects in the base image to create a unique photo for this Am I Talking To Myself assignment. Writing Critique: Make a blog post called My Inspiration and list 1o things which inspire your creativity. Sample student work below:

2. WORD ART

-Make a Photopea document 4×6 or 6×4 (100 dpi)

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

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

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

-Find a picture online to go inside of the word and size it over the text

-Put the picture layer on top of the word layer

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

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

-Add a stroke around the word to help it stand out.

-Save as a jpeg and post to blog.

3. PORTRAITS WITH CHARACTER

Read the following link and write a list of five tips you learned about making portraits with personality.

https://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/identifying-and-capturing-personality-in-your-portraits–photo-9618

Photograph someone who you spend a lot of time with these days, and try to capture their true personality. Good portraiture requires a team effort between photographer and subject. This will probably require you to photograph at least 20 photos of them. Think about getting good quality of lighting and COMPOSITION. Try different angles and backgrounds. Edit your photos with your favorite apps, and make sure to touch up any imperfections with Snapseed’s Healing Tool, or the app Touch Retouch, and post between 2-6 of them to a PORTRAIT PAGE  on your blog.

 

4. HDR LANDSCAPES:

Go online and research the meaning of HDR photography.

Create a blogpost explaining what the term HDR in photography means and ways to achieve successful results.

Photograph landscapes with GOOD COMPOSITION and LIGHTING, and edit with an HDR app, like Simply HDR, or Snapseed HDR tool. You could also enhance editing with Lightroom Mobil HDR features. Make sure to add lots of saturation and perhaps double expose with some clouds to get that perfect HDR image.

Post 1-3 awesome landscapes to a LANDSCAPE PAGE on your blog.

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NEXT ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY, DEC 8 @ 11:30pm

1. 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 your favorite editing app. Create either a strong single image, or a diptych, triptych or series. Use an app like piccollage or diptic to layout series work. In the caption section of your image, write the name of the app(s) you used to edit your work, and also write 10 words to describe your final image.

2. SHOOT LIKE AARON SISKIND

Research the work of Aaron Siskind, an American photographer who shot abstract black and white images, which focus on nature, architecture and human form.

Take some photos in the style of Aaron Siskind, and edit them with good density and contrast with your favorite editing app.

In the caption section of your image, write the name of the app(s) you used to edit your work

Post 2-3 black and white images on your blog, and under your photos, post a photo by Aaron Siskind and write three complete sentences describing his work and your opinion of his work.

3. CANDID MOMENTS/PHOTOJOURNALISM

(3-5 Photos with captions for each)

*Research the meaning of photojournalism and think about telling a story with your photography. Make a blog post detailing the job description and equipment needed to be a photojournalist.

*Photograph candid moments and edit your photos with your favorite app. (Black and white is always a good choice for photojournalism.)

*In the caption section of each photo you post, write a caption including who, what, where and why.

For a critique, look at the work of photographer Henri Cartier Bresson , who always captured the “decisive moment”. On your blog post 2-3 of his photographs and write 10 sentences about his work and your opinion of his timing, composition and ability to capture the perfect moment. Student Samples below:

 

4. CAREERS

Make a blog post and list at least 10 different fields of photography and areas where photographers can make a living. Research the average pay for each. Then, reflect on which field you could see yourself working in someday. It is more than ok if you really do not want to work in the field, or if you would do photography work on a part time basis. If you are interested in pursuing another field, how could you incorporate photography into your potential career choice. What is your future career choice?

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Photographer Research Project: Due Monday Nov 23 

You will research, produce and present a PowerPoint Slide Show about a famous, professional or influential photographer of your choice. The project is to have 20 slides and include the information below, and at least 10 photographs. You can choose from the enclosed list or pick a significant photographer of your choice. Questions to answer when doing photographer research project are below. You will be presenting your photographer to the class, so you can do the project by yourself, with a partner, or a team of three. Share your  Photographer Powerpoint with me via Onedrive, or email by Monday, November 23.

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

* Link to famous and hot new photographers in the General Channel post feed in Teams

Robert Mapplethorpe – flowers, portraits, nudes  * Annie Leibovitz – celebrity portraits  * Danny Clinch – musicians     * Edward Weston – black and white nudes,landscapes Ansel Adams –  black and white landscape * Cindy Sherman – self portraits      * Diane Arbus –  strange and different portraits     * David Lachappelle – unique celebrity portraits * Imogen Cunningham – black and white * Eliot Porter – color landscape Alfred Eisenstadt – candid photojournalism * Linda McCartney – musicians in the 60’s *Herb Ritts – celebrity portraits     * Henry Cartier- Bresson -candid street, the decisive moment   *Andy Warhol – bizarre  pop art *Robert Frank -street  *Mary *Paul Strand – black and white  *Lewis Hind – child labor  *James Nachtwey – war    * Irving Penn – fashion, still lifes      * Richard Avedon – portrait *Weegee – street photojournalism *Mark Seliger – celebrity portraits     * Jerry Uelsmann – photo montage     * Dorothea Lange – documentary  *Anne Geddes – children  *Kim Anderson – children  *Nigel Barker- Fashion  *William Wegman – dogs  *Man Ray – rayograms, fashion, portraits in the 20  *Arnold Newman – environmental portraits     * Steve McCurry – National Geographic portraits     * Danny Lyon – street and documentary  *Brad Mangin – sports *Neil Leifer – sports​

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE WED, NOV 18 @ 3:10:

1. TRIPTYCH: BODY PARTS

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

Take photos of different parts of a subject with the Lightroom Mobil camera, and then edit them individually with Lightroom Mobil editing feature.

Export to your camera roll and save on your Onedrive to use Photopea on your laptop computer to make the triptych image.

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

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

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

2. COLLAGE: WHAT IS YOUR COLOR 

Create a Photopea Collage 12×9 or 9×12, 200 resolution, representing the color of your personality.

Include a photo of yourself, the color you select and some writing about why this is YOUR color. Also add a tint of your color.

Post to blog.

3. HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE

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

History of Photography

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4 ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 @ 3:10

1. BIRDS EYE / BUGS EYE DIPTYCH

Take two photos of the same object from two different camera angles, birds eye (from above) and bugs eye (from below). Edit your photos with Lightroom Mobil or Snapseed and then save them to your one drive to open in Photopea on your laptop. Create a new document 16×8 with 200 resolution. Transform your 2 images to fit within your new document, and create a diptych image. You could add a background and a stroke around each photograph. Save your finished work as a jpeg and post to your blog. As a writing critique for this assignment create a list of 25 words to describe yourself. Samples below:

2. METICULOUS PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

Search you home for a variety of objects and items that can be used to create your meticulous arrangement.

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

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

Edit your favorite photograph with Lightroom Mobil and then post to your blog.

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

 

3. DOUBLE EXPOSURES

Double exposure photography is a technique that layers two different exposures on a single image, combining two photographs into one. Double exposure creates a surreal feeling for your photos and the two photographs can work together to convey deep meaning or symbolism.

A double exposure was an analogue technique, used to superimpose two or more images together in an enlarger in the darkroom. Thanks to today’s photo editing technology, you can create a double exposure in post processing. The blending of two worlds into a single image is almost magical.

For this assignment you will create at least 2 double exposed images using the Snapseed app on your phone.

Look at these two tutorials before you begin to create your double exposures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wayf853hRgk

https://www.guidingtech.com/double-exposure-snapseed/

Post your double exposures to your blog, and list 10 words you would use to describe your images.

 

4. 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS OF ALL TIME

http://100photos.time.com/

Read this link and on your blog pick 3 of the most influential photos to write about. Include the story behind the photo and what intrigues you about it. Make sure to post the three photos with your writing.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 @ 3:10

1. CAPTURING ACTION AND MOTION

Read this online article about capturing action and motion photography and write  two to three paragraphs stating what you learned about action and motion photography techniques.

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

-Take photos outside that capture ACTION SHARP. Try to “capture the moment”.  Shoot with your cellphone through the LIGHTROOM MOBIL app. Make sure your shutter speed is above 125th of a second. ISO 400. Take several photos and post your favorite 2 action shots, edited in Lightroom Mobil.

-Take  photos inside trying to capture MOTION BLUR. Try to “capture the moment”.  Shoot with your cellphone through the LIGHTROOM MOBIL app. Make sure your shutter speed is below a 60th of a second. ISO 400. Take several photos and post your favorite 2 motion blur shots, edited in Lightroom mobil. Use a tripod, or put your camera on something steady to make sure stationary objects are not blurred. Take several photos and post your favorite 2 shots, edited in Lightroom Mobil

-Include technical info on all photos: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO

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

 

2. DIGITAL COLLAGE: ALL ABOUT ME

-Gather imagery online that represents at least five things about yourself.

-In Photopea, make an 8×10 or 10×8 @150 resolution document and title it All About Me Collage

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

-After you get a good selection with the magic wand or magnetic lasso, remember to go in Mask and refine your selection. If you want soft edges you will go to select>modify>feather.

-Think about rules of good composition when designing your layout of elements and background

-Move layers around from the layer palette, if you want to change what is on top of another element.

-Use blend modes to blend layers. Use the move tool and press shift and + on the keyboard to scroll through blend modes.

-Add a layer style to each of the elements you include in your collage. Get layer styles from the eff icon at the bottom of your layer palette.

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

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

 

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 @ 3:10

1. SURREALISM

After practicing with Kim on the mountain, make your own surrealist piece by putting someone or something where they don’t belong. Make a 10×8 or 8×10 150 resolution (dpi) document in Photopea and bring in Internet images for this assignment. Practice selecting, masking and refining your selections. Post to your blog, and make up a name for you work to include in the title of the post.

Look at the work of surrealist artists Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Jerry Uelsman and explore other surrealist artists and photographers online. Include a work by a surrealist artist who inspires you in your blog post, and write a 100 word reflection, critiquing their work, and what you think they are trying to convey to the viewer.

 

2. FRAMING A SUBJECT 

-Take at least 3 different photographs using framing in the composition. Post 2-3 of your photographs, EDITED with Photopea.

-Critique your own photographs you posted and answer these questions

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

3. FILE FORMATS

https://digital-photography-school.com/understanding-all-the-different-image-file-formats/

Read all about digital file formats. On your blog list each file format and one sentence about each which describes how it saves the file and what makes it different from the other file formats.

Understanding All the Different Image File Formats

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Assignments Due Thursday, Oct 8 

1. *MANDALAS*

Create 2 unique mandalas using the online editor, Photopea  https://www.photopea.com/  using the shape tool and Internet imagery.

Make a new document 8×8 100 res and create each mandala, thinking about composition and symmetry.

Draw a circle with the shape tool and put a stroke around it. It will appear on the layer pallet as its own layer. If you want to add a color or gradient to it, do that when you make the circle.

Use the shape tool to put in shapes.

Make sure to fill each layer with a color or gradient.

Copy a shape by pressing alt with move tool.

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

To flip a layer, go to Edit>transform>transform either vertical or horizontal, or use a keyboard shortcut (control+alt+T) with the move tool.

When you save each mandala, save as a .psd if you still are working on it and want to save the layers. (ONLY IF YOU HAVE PHOTOSHOP. IF NOT A .PSD WILL NOT OPEN) Save as a .png and make the bottom layer invisible if you just want to post the circle. Save as a .jpeg if you want the 8×8 square around the circle.

Make 2 mandalas and post both to your blog.

 

2. *OUTDOOR NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITS*

Read these links and make a blog post list 5 tips you learned about how to photograph great portraits. https://digital-photography-school.com/13-tips-for-improving-outdoor-portraits/ 

https://posterjack.ca/blogs/inspiration/top-10-portrait-photography-composition-tips

Photograph a person outside in nice soft lighting. Try to avoid having the background brighter than the subject. This will throw the camera meter off, and the background will be better exposed than the subject. You will need to do some editing to have the subject not be dark.

Take 5 photos of this person and consider what you want your depth of field to be. Utilize camera angles and different perspectives.

Edit your photos using Photopea.  https://www.photopea.com/

Include the technical info under the caption section of each photo. You can find that in Photopea. Go to File>File Info to get the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and Lens Focal Length.

Post 2-3 portrait photos to your blog with the technical info in the caption section of each photo, and title the post with the name of the person you photographed.

3. *CAMERA MODES*

http://digital-photography-school.com/digital-camera-modes

Read through this link on camera modes. On your blog make a new post titled “Camera Modes”. List each camera mode and write 2 sentences about what each camera mode does.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 @2:10

1. READ AND WRITE : LENSES

Read this article about lenses and on your blog list 20 important facts you learned about camera lenses. http://digital-photography-school.com/choosing-lenses-when-to-use-which-lens-and-why/

2. ALTERNATIVE CAMERA ANGLES

-Go outside in brighter light and take 4 photographs of the same subject from 4 different camera angles- strait on, from above, from below, and then tilt the camera at any of the other 3 angles.

-Edit your photos with Snapseed’s  tune image feature, and add any filtration you desire to achieve the results that satisfy your own visual aesthetic. Import one of the four photos into ProCam to access the technical information aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and add to the caption section of the last of the 4 photos you post. Post all 4 photos (as a gallery or individually) in one blog post and title the post “Alternative Camera Angles”.

-Find one photo online which shows an interesting camera angle. Post it to your blog and  write a  critique explaining why you think this is such a successful photograph- compositionally and technically, and why you chose it. Include the photographers name in the caption section of this photo, or the link to where you got the image from.

 

3. CONCEPTUAL SELF PORTRAIT

Take a photograph which represents something important about yourself, without showing your face in the photograph. Edit your photos with Snapseed’s  tune image feature, and add any filtration you desire to achieve the results that satisfy your own visual aesthetic. In the caption section when you post include the technical info aperture, shutter speed and ISO for your photo (import your photo to ProCam for the info)

Write a reflection (300-500 words), defining the word “conceptual” and then explain how this photograph conceptually and visually represents something about you and what you are attempting to share about yourself with the viewer.

Also, research the work of photographer Cindy Sherman. Post your favorite photo of hers on your blog and write 5 sentences explaining your opinion of her work and style and her ability to become famous from her self portrait photography series work. Student samples below:

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DEPTH OF FIELD / Due Wednesday, September 23 @ 2:10

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

http://www.macworld.com/article/1150150/depthoffield.html

 http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/07/17/what-is-depth-of-field-how-aperture-focal-length-and-focus-control-whats-sharp/

– Then go outside and take two photographs of the same subject, trying to get two different depth of fields, shallow and good.

– Remember the three things which control depth of field are the length of the lens, how wide the aperture is and how close or far you are to the subject.

– Using your cellphone, and photographing using the ProCam app on auto mode you can control depth of field by contolling how far you are from the subject  (close for shallow, farther away for good D of F.  Unfortunately we cannot control the length of the lens and the aperture with the cell phone.

–  Use the Lens Blur feature in Snapseed to enhance the depth of field in each photo. (background blurry for shallow d of f, background sharp for good d of f.)

–  Edit your photos in Snapseed for your own visual aesthetic.

–  Post your two photo to your blog and title the post  “Depth of Field”

– Include the technical info in the caption section of each ( ISO, Shutter speed, Aperture)

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