Photography 1 Assignments

First assignments for 2019-2020 school year:

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. Write an about me section as a Text Widget. Tell a little about yourself, 3-5 sentences. Add of photo of yourself with an Image Widget.

2. PHOTO FOUNDATION

Read the following link and write 25 complete sentences reviewing what you learned about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and camera modes. As your first blogpost, copy and paste in your sentences from a word document. 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. First Shooting Assignment: TEXTURE

Go outside in brighter light and photograph 5 photos that show texture.

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

Put your photos in a folder on your h drive:  DIGITAL PHOTO>TEXTURE ASSIGNMENT

Edit your photos in 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. Post the technical info in the caption section of each photo.

Find one photo 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.

5. PHOTO COMPOSITION

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 caption section of the gallery, to explain what element of composition each photo represents. Composition-t73zk3-786x1024

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LAST ASSIGNMENTS OF THE YEAR:

1. 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.

 

2. MIRROR IMAGE

Photograph an interesting photo with lots of lines. Put the edited photo in a new document and make a copy of the image to flip to make mirror imagery. Either 2 or 4 images would work for the mirror image. Post to blog.

 

3. LETTER TO NEXT YEARS PHOTO STUDENTS

Write a three paragraph letter to next year’s photo students. Talk about what you liked and did not like about the class, projects and workload, and any other pieces of advice you give to future Digital Photo students here at Jurupa.

4.  POETRY AND YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. Take a new photo for this assignment or use one of your existing edited photos.
  2. Make a new document 11×14 or 14×11 @ 300 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

 

5. 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, April 19

 1. Masters of Photography Essay

Look at this website:  http://www.masters-of-photography.com/ and find one photographer whose work you admire. Write a 300 word essay about that photographer, his background, style of work, lighting and compositions. Also include what it is that you like about their work and how it inspires you. Include at least two of their photographs in your blog post.

2. 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

 

3. Advertising Photography 

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

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

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

 

4. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE WITH FLASH AND SLOW SHUTTER SPEED

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

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Assignments due Monday, April 8

1. YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER 

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

2. PORTRAIT WITH MAKE UP

Take a beautiful portrait of someone, or use an existing portrait you took and apply make up to their face using Photoshop paint and brush tools.  (Make sure the portrait is a head and shoulder shot.) Put makeup on 2 different portraits and post them to your blog. Read this link and watch the video about painting with brushes & make a blogpost explaining 5 important tips you learned from reading it.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/painting-tools.html

3. BODY, SHAPE, FORM

 Photograph a part of the body, or something, which shows shape and form. Think about getting great QUALITY OF LIGHT and make your composition a strong one. In the caption section of your image write 10 words to describe your image.

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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.

 

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS POWERPOINT, BUSINESS CARD AND PRESENTATION (worth 3 assignment grades) 

 PRESENTATIONS BEGIN FRIDAY, MARCH 8

You will start a (pretend) photography business either by yourself or in partnership with one of your peer students. Create a Powerpoint  to present to the class and include the items on the list below:

* Business Name

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

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

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

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

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

* Your (pretend) web site address *

* Who are your inspirations?

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

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

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

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

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Assignments due Friday, March 2

1. PAINTING WITH LIGHT

-Go to a dark place to shoot for this assignment (back studio). Put the camera securely on a tripod and put your shutter speed at 20 to 30 sec (not 20th of a sec…but 20 full seconds). You must put the camera on self timer to avoid camera shake. Shoot on manual and try your fstop at 8 or 11. ISO at 200. -Pre focus on Manual focus mode, because the camera will not in autofocus! -Wave finger lights in front of the frame during the exposure and check out the results! -Post 1 to 3 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.

NEW ASSIGNMENTS MARCH 2019

1. FILL FLASH OUTSIDE

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

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. 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:

4. COMMENTS ON THE BLOG

Make three comments on the blog homepage. Each comment must have at least three sentences. Remember grammar and punctuation.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

1. PAINTING WITH LIGHT

Go to a dark place to shoot for this assignment. Put the camera securely on a tripod and put your shutter speed at 20 to 30 sec (not 20th of a sec…but 20 full seconds). You must put the camera on self-timer to avoid camera shake. Shoot on manual and try your f-stop at 11 or 13. ISO at 200 ISO. -Pre focus on Manual focus mode, because the camera will not in autofocus! -Wave finger lights in front of the frame during the exposure and check out the results! -You might need to make adjustments in exposure and try again. Post 2-5 images to your blog. Read this link and make a list of 10 tips you learned about painting with light from reading it.   https://microsites.lomography.com/light-painting/

 

2. 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. include 1-3 sentences under your photo when you post it to explain why you would like to go on this vacation.

3. READ AND WRITE: FLASH BASICS

Read these online articles and on your blog write three paragraphs explaining the main points in the articles and at least five things you learned from reading it.

https://fstoppers.com/education/flash-photography-beginners-how-take-amazing-portraits-camera-flash-172946

https://www.popphoto.com/gallery/21-tips-better-flash-photography 

4. 3-5 ON LOCATION PORTRAITS WITH BOUNCED FLASH

Use the Canon digital camera and an external bounced flash to photograph portraits on location. Set your camera on Manual, Auto White Balance, ISO 400, F8 @ 60th of a second shutter speed. Photograph at least 10 portraits and post your top 3-5 edited bounced flash portraits to your blog.

As a writing critique answer the following questions on your blog in a separate post. Samples below:

1.When would you use external flash?

2.What does flash synchronization mean?

3.What does ETTL mean?

4.What will happen when you shoot faster than the camera sync speed?

5.Why do photographers bounce the flash and use a diffuser?

6.What is a slave?

7.What should you do if your image comes out too dark or too light?

 

 

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Assignments due Monday, February 4

1. HDR PHOTOGRAPHY

-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.  Choose an HDR image from online to post and give your opinion about the image you chose and what  impresses you about it and why? Include the image in 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 should bring in cool clouds from the Internet to blend into your sky. Post to blog with a list of the 5 exposures you used to create the image. (MASIL) Samples 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 each photo. Under your photo, post a photo by Aaron Siskind and write three complete sentences describing his work and your opinion of his work.

3. Photographer Research Project 

You will research, produce and present a PowerPoint Slide Show about a professional and influential photographer of your choice. The project is to have 15-20 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. Email your presentation to caucrg@fusd.net or put in my flashdrive by Wednesday January 30th.

  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?

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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ASSIGNMENTS AFTER BREAK

1. 50 PHOTOS EDITED IN LIGHTROOM 

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

2. ILLUSTRATION OF AN ICONIC IMAGE

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

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3. JPEG VS. RAW READ AND WRITE 

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

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY DECEMBER 3

1. YOUR PORTFOLIO

Put your best work together in a folder on your desktop called Portfolio. Use Powerpoint to present your portfolio to the class. Your portfolio should consist of (at least) 12 slides. 1 Intro slide with your name on it and 10 slides of your best work to date (1 image per slide). The last slide should contain a quote that is meaningful to you. Put your presentation in my flashdrive or email your presentation to me at caucrg@fusd.net by Friday, November 30. Also put your portfolio images on your blog as a gallery.

 

2. WHAT IS YOUR COLOR 

Create a Photoshop Collage 12×9 or 9×12 300 resolution representing your favorite color. Include a photo of yourself, the color you select and some writing about why this is YOUR color. Perhaps add a tint of your color. Post to blog.

3. 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.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16

1. Silhouette Series

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. 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. include your technical info for each photo (MASIL) For a critique look at the work of photographer Henri Cartier Bresson ,who 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:

ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6

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 15-20 things, which inspire your creativity. Sample student work below:

 

 2. WHITE BALANCE READ AND WRITE

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

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

 

3. STUDIO PORTRAITS

Use the studio backdrop (white or black) to photograph PORTRAITS of classmates. Use the tungsten “hot lights” to light the portraits Make sure to put your white balance on TUNGSTEN and shoot at ISO 400 or 800. Go right up to the subject and meter them on MANUAL. Take at least 12 photographs and edit them in PS. Post anywhere between 6 and 12 portraits as either a gallery or individually.. Include technical info: MASIL 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.

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 ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY OCTOBER 30

1.  PUT YOURSELF IN HISTORY

Find a historic photo 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 2-3 sentence explanation as to why you chose to put yourself in this historic photo. Samples below:

2. SELF PORTRAIT WITH TEXT

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

3. READ AND WRITE

Factors to Consider When Buying a New Digital Camera:  Read this article on factors to consider when buying a new digital camera. On your blog summarize the article and make a list of ten of the most important factors you would consider when you are buying a new digital camera and WHY. Factors to Consider When Choosing a Digital Camera

4. CONCEPTUAL SELF PORTRAIT

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

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

1. PHOTO WORDS DEFINED 

Define these 35 words in a word document and then copy and paste your definitions in a blog post titled Photography Definitions:

pixels, image resolution, megabyte, megapixel, gigabyte, jpeg, raw, tiff, png, white balance, histogram, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, bitmap, exposure, watermarking, optical zoom, digital zoom, bracketing, light meter, image stabilization, noise, lag time, hot shoe, fisheye, macro, telephoto, wide angle, DSLR, dynamic range, exposure compensation

2.  TEDTALK: HOW PHOTOGRAPHY CONNECTS US 

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

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

3. ALPHABET PHOTOGRAPHY 

Look for images which represent letters and create a word in photographs Edit your photos in PS and then make a new document to put the word in. Make your document 16×8 3oo resolution and fit your images in to make the word. DO NOT DISTORT THE WORDS TO MAKE THEM FIT. If you need more space go to Image>Adjust>Canvas Size and resize bigger. -Save as a jpeg and post to your blog. Critique: List 5 valuable things you learned in Photo class so far this year.

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE THURSDAY OCTOBER 11:

1. FRAMING A SUBJECT 

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

  1. 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?

 

2. MANDALAS

Research the meaning of “mandala” and include the definition on your blog post.

Create 2 unique mandalas in Photoshop, 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 elliptical marquee tool.

Press control and J to make the selection its own layer.

Stroke the layer to see the circle.

Use the shape tool to put in shapes.

Copy a shape by pressing alt with move tool.

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

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

When you save each mandala, save as a .png, not .jpeg.

When you post it will only show the circle, not the white document.(If you are not done with your mandala be sure to save it as a .psd while you are still working on it.)

 

3. HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Watch the Powerpoint about the History of Photography history-of-photo-presentation-1vfj5uz Also go online and research the History of Photography Use this timeline template to list the most important inventions and events in history in chronological order. Copy the template and open it in Photoshop. Fill in the boxes with dates and important inventions in photography.Post the template to your blog in a post titled: History of Photography Timeline. Under the template list 3-5 events and/or inventions in photography which impresses you the most, and has the most impact on your life today. (2-3 paragraphs)

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY OCT 2

1. 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. (Make sure your subject does not have on the yellow vest in the portrait photographs you are taking.)

-Set your ISO to 1600 or 3200 so your shutter speed does not go below 60th of a second. Open your aperture up as wide as it will go.

-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 or phrases you think of when you look at this photo. Include the photographers name if possible.

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

 

2. 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.

3. WORD ART

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

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

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

-Make another document the same size as the first

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

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

-Put the picture layer on top of the word layer

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

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

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

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

1. CAPTURING ACTION AND MOTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY

-Read these online article about capturing action and motion photography and write one or two paragraphs stating what you learned about action and motion photography techniques..

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/50/freezing-the-action/

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 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 lenses were used. Post as critique.

 

2. COMMENTS ON THE BLOG Make 3 comments on the homepage of the blog. Be more specific with your comments and tell what it is  you like or do not like about the work. Be constructive with your criticism. Put your name on all comments.

3. WARHOL / POP ART

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

-Make 4 copies of the photo you chose, 4×6 or 6×4 (200 res) each, labeling them Warhol 1, Warhol 2 and so on… (you can change the size in PS in IMAGE>IMAGE SIZE  (6×4.5 or 4.5×6 is ok too. Just make your big document 12×9 or 9×12 if you do that)

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

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

-Open a new document in Photoshop, 8×12 or 12×8 (200res)…or 9×12 or 12×9 if your individual shots are 4.5×6 or 6×4.5 -Move the four individual photos into the new document.

-Save as a jpeg and post with critique.

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

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

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ASSIGNMENTs DUE TUESDAY SEPT 11

1. DEPTH OF FIELD

-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/

– 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(large photo size). Include the technical info in the caption section of each MASIL (Mode, Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Lens mm)

– 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.

 

2. 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.

3. 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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ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29:

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 a folder on your h drive:  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 -Research online for the meaning of SURREALISM and post the definition of surrealism and one example of a surrealistic work of art or photograph. In 2 paragraphs, explain what surrealism is, and why you chose this image and what makes it surreal. Make sure to credit the artist. (Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Jerry Uelsman are a few surrealistic artists) -After practicing with Kim on the mountain, make your own surrealist piece by putting someone or something where they don’t belong. Make a 10×8 or 8×10 200 resolution document in Photoshop and bring in Internet images for this assignment. Practice selecting, masking and refining your selections. Save as a jpeg and post to your blog.

3. LENSES READ AND WRITE Read this article and write three paragraphs explaining what you now know and understand about camera lenses. ALL ABOUT LENSES

4. SHADOWS AND LIGHT   -Take and edit 2 photos which show strong SHADOWS and CONTRAST -Include technical info with each photo:  MASIL: f-stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, Mode, Lens -Get a photo from the Internet showing shadows -Write a 20 sentence  critique about the Internet photo -Post to blog

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First assignments for 2018-2019 school year:

1. Make a blogsite with edublogs. https://edublogs.org/   Join the class blog, (cauchonphoto.edublogs.org), select a template, and design your site layout and design. Due Fri, Aug 10

2. Read the following link and write 25 complete sentences reviewing what you learned about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and camera modes. As your first blogpost, copy and paste in your sentences from a word document. Due Friday, Aug 10 http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-exposure.htm

3. 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. First Shooting Assignment: TEXTURE Go outside in brighter light and photograph 5 photos that show texture. Put your ISO at 400, and meter the scene to get the correct exposure. Put your photos in a folder on your h drive:  DIGITAL PHOTO>TEXTURE ASSIGNMENT Edit your photos in 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 photo 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.

5. COMPOSITION 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   ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 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. Silhouette Series

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

 3.   Food Photography

-Go online and look at good samples of food photography. Post 2-3 amazing photos of food that you really enjoy looking at and write a 2 paragraph reflection about why you think the lighting and composition is so strong that the photo makes you crave the food. Explain how you think the lighting was achieved. -Read this online article on how to photograph food (and research some other tips online) and write 10 complete sentences on your blog on what you learned. http://digital-photography-school.com/top-5-tips-on-how-to-photograph-food/ -Then, pretend you are a studio food photographer and photograph food using the studio and the strobes. Take a few photos with varying compositions and post your favorite one or two edited photos to your blog with the writing assignments.

4. Letter to next years photo students

Write a three paragraph letter to next year’s photo students. Talk about what you liked and did not like about the class, projects and workload, and any other pieces of advice you give to future Digital Photo students here at Jurupa.

5. Masters of Photography Essay

Look at this website:  http://www.masters-of-photography.com/ and find one photographer whose work you admire. Write a 300 word essay about that photographer, his background, style of work, lighting and compositions. Also include what it is that you like about their work and how it inspires you. Include at least two of their photographs in your blog post _____________________________________________

NEW ASSIGNMENTS

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. FILL FLASH OUTSIDE -Read these link about using FILL FLASH outside to fill in the shadows. Write 3 paragraphs  explaining what fill flash outside is and why you would need to use it to get perfect exposure on the subject and background. http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/195/using-a-flash-when-outside/ -Go outside and photograph a subject which is BACKLIT. Set your camera on AV to meter the natural light. Use a small aperture like f11 or 16 and a low ISO like 200 or 400.  Make sure your flash is on ETTL and fill the subject in shadow with fill lighting from the external flash. Post 2-3 photos showing your understanding and good usage of fill flash.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4:

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

2. PORTRAIT WITH MAKE UP Take a beautiful portrait of someone and apply make up to their face using Photoshop paint and brush tools.  (Make sure the portrait is a head and shoulder shot.) Put makeup on 2 different portraits and post them to your blog. Read this link and watch the video about painting with brushes & make a blogpost explaining 5 important tips you learned from reading it. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/painting-tools.html

3.  PUT YOURSELF IN HISTORY Find a historic photo 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 2-3 sentence explanation as to why you chose to put yourself in this historic photo. Samples below:

______________________________________________________________   YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS POWERPOINT AND BUSINESS CARD (worth 3 assignment grades)  You will start a (pretend) photography business either by yourself or in partnership with one of your peer students. Create a Powerpoint Presentation to present to the class and include the items on the list below: * Business Name * Your name as sole owner or names of people in the partnership * The type of photography you specialize in, and the types of jobs you intend to get. * Samples of work you would like to produce for your clients. * What type of equipment will you be using and how much will you be  spending on equipment? (Go to B&H.com to look for equipment) * How much will you charge? Will you offer packages? * Your (pretend) web site address * Who are your inspirations? * Where will you conduct your business? (which state will you live, will you work out of your home or rent office space in which location) * Branding: Your business card (Make your business card a 3.5 x 2.5 document in Photoshop) * Marketing: Include a slide about how are you going to advertise and get jobs in your field? * Market Research: How much money you would like to make in your first year of business, and how much you foresee making in 5 years, and also in 10 years. *ASSIGNMENT PRESENTATIONS BEGIN THURSDAY, MARCH 8 _________________________________________

Assignments due Friday, March 2

1. PAINTING WITH LIGHT -Go to a dark place to shoot for this assignment (back studio). Put the camera securely on a tripod and put your shutter speed at 20 to 30 sec (not 20th of a sec…but 20 full seconds). You must put the camera on self timer to avoid camera shake. Shoot on manual and try your fstop at 8 or 11. ISO at 200. -Pre focus on Manual focus mode, because the camera will not in autofocus! -Wave finger lights in front of the frame during the exposure and check out the results! -Post 1 to 3 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.

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

3. 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. In the caption section of your image write 10 words to describe your final image.

4. SPORTS 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. ___________________________________________

NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

1. MAGAZINE COVER Look at magazine covers online and post 3-5 covers you like and explain why these covers attracted your eye. Then create a magazine cover (9×12 @ 300 res)using your own photographic image. Include the name of the magazine and a list of articles, which would be within the magazine. Make it look as authentic as possible.

2. READ AND WRITE: FLASH BASICS Read this online article and on your blog write three paragraphs explaining the main points in the article and at least five things you learned from reading it. http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/21-tips-better-flash-photography

 3. 3-5 ON LOCATION PORTRAITS WITH BOUNCED FLASH Use the Canon digital camera and an external bounced flash to photograph portraits on location. Set your camera on Manual, Auto White Balance, ISO 400, F8 @ 60th of a second shutter speed. Photograph at least 10 portraits and post your top 3-5 edited bounced flash portraits to your blog. As a writing critique answer the following questions on your blog in a separate post. Samples below: -When would you use external 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?

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. include 1-3 sentences under your photo when you post it to explain why you would like to go on this vacation.

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY,  FEBRUARY 5

1. 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

2. 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:

3. HDR PHOTOGRAPHY -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. –Look online for an HDR image and then make a blog post about one image that impresses you and why? Include the image in 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 should bring in cool clouds from the Internet to blend into your sky. Post to blog with a list of the 5 exposures you used to create the image. (MASIL) Samples below:

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ NEW ASSIGNMENTS AFTER BREAK: DUE FRIDAY, JAN 20, 2018

1. 50 PHOTOS EDITED IN LIGHTROOM Take 50 different photos of the same subject. Vary the lighting and composition of your photographs. Edit your photographs in Lightroom and post the BEST 20-30 photos to your blog as a gallery.

2. 5 COMMENTS ON THE BLOG HIGHLIGHTS OF SEMESTER 1 POST> -3 COMPLETE SENTENCES PER COMMENT

3.  TEDTALK: HOW PHOTOGRAPHY CONNECTS US 

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

 

3.  AM I TALKING TO MYSELF

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

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 ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

1. Your Portfolio

Put your best work together in a Portfolio. Use Powerpoint to present your portfolio to the class. Your portfolio should consist of (at least) 12 slides. 1 Intro slide with your name on it and 10 slides of your best work to date (1 image per slide). The last slide should contain a quote that is meaningful to you.Put in my flash drive or email me at caucrg@fusd.net, by Tuesday December 5. Also put your portfolio images on your blog as a gallery.

2. Self Portrait with Text

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

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Photographer Research Project (due Tuesday, November 28)

You will produce and present a PowerPoint Slide Show about a professional and influential photographer of your choice. The project is to have 15-20 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. Email your presentation to caucrg@fusd.net or put in my flashdrive by Thursday, November 16.

  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?

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 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 Robert Frank -street Mary Ellen Mark – portraits    * Eddie Adams – war, photojournalism Robert Capa – war Paul Strand – black and white Lewis Hind – child labor James Nachtwey – war    * Irving Penn – fashion, still lifes      * Richard Avedon – portraits Margaret Bourke White – early photojournalism Lee Friedlander – black and white candid Harold Edgerton – motion Sebastiao  Salgado – photojournalism 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 _________________________________________________________

New Assignments due Thursday November 9

1. 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. include your technical info for each photo (MASIL) For a critique look at the work of photographer Henri Cartier Bresson ,who 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:

 2. Define these 35 words in a word document and then copy and paste your definitions in a blog post titled Photography Definitions:

pixels, image resolution, megabyte, megapixel, gigabyte, jpeg, raw, tiff, png, white balance, histogram, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, bitmap, exposure, watermarking, optical zoom, digital zoom, bracketing, light meter, image stabilization, noise, lag time, hot shoe, fisheye, macro, telephoto, wide angle, DSLR, dynamic range, exposure compensation

3. Mirror Imagery

Photograph an interesting photo with lots of lines. Put the edited photo in a new document and make a copy of the image to flip to make mirror imagery. Either 2 or 4 images would work for the mirror image. Post to blog. List 10 words to describe your photograph.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

1. PORTRAIT LIGHTING READ AND WRITE Read this link about Portrait Lighting and on your blog write a synopsis of the key facts you learned when you read the article in 2-3 paragraphs. http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/portrait-lighting.htm

 2. WHITE BALANCE READ AND WRITE http://digital-photography-school.com/introduction-to-white-balance/ Read this link on white balance and on your blog write a one paragraph synopsis of what you learned from reading the article. Under that list all the white balance settings and at least one sentence about each.

3. STUDIO PORTRAITS Use the studio backdrop (white or black) to photograph PORTRAITS of classmates. Use the tungsten “hot lights” to light the portraits Make sure to put your white balance on TUNGSTEN and shoot at ISO 400 or 800. Go right up to the subject and meter them on MANUAL. Take at least 12 photographs and edit them in PS. Post anywhere between 6 and 12 portraits as either a gallery or individually.. Include technical info: MASIL 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.

4. ALPHABET PHOTOGRAPHY -Look for images which represent letters and create a word in photographs -Edit your photos in PS and then make a new document to put the word in. -Make your document 16×8 2oo resolution and fit your images in to make the word. If you need more space go to Image>Adjust>Canvas Size and resize bigger. -Save as a jpeg and post to your blog. -Critique: List 5 valuable things you learned in Photo class so far this year.

_______________________________________________________ ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

1. COMMENTS ON THE BLOG Make 5 comments on the homepage of the blog. Be more specific with your comments and tell what it is  you like or do not like about the work. Be constructive with your criticism.

2. WARHOL / POP ART -For your Pop Art assignment you should photograph an object, which is POPULAR IN THE CULTURE TODAY. -Make 4 copies of the photo you chose, 4×6 or 6×4 (200 res) each, labeling them Warhol 1, Warhol 2 and so on… (you can change the size in PS in IMAGE>IMAGE SIZE  (6×4.5 or 4.5×6 is ok too. Just make your big document 12×9 or 9×12 if you do that) -Work on each picture separately, experimenting with filters, gradient maps, colors, patterns, and more….make sure there is contrast between the subject and the background! -When you complete the 4 individual photos, merge the layers in each. -Open a new document in Photoshop, 8×12 or 12×8 (200res)…or 9×12 or 12×9 if your individual shots are 4.5×6 or 6×4.5 -Move the four individual photos into the new document. -Save as a jpeg and post with critique. -Critique: Research and answer these questions about an interesting pop artist. Post one of his or her works with your answers to the following questions.

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

3. WHAT IS YOUR COLOR Create a Photoshop Collage 12×9 or 9×12 300 resolution representing your favorite color. Include a photo of yourself, the color you select and some writing about why this is YOUR color. Perhaps add a tint of your color. Post to blog.

4. 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.   ______________________________________________________________ ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY OCT 10

1. CAPTURING ACTION AND MOTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY -Read these online article about capturing action and motion photography and write one or two paragraphs stating what you learned about action and motion photography techniques.. http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/50/freezing-the-action/ 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 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:

  2.  POETRY AND YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY 1.    Take a new photo for this assignment or use one of your existing edited photos. 2.    Make a new document 11×14 or 14×11 @ 300 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. Make sure to put a layer style with your text. 5.    Post to your blog

______________________________________________________________ ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

1. DEPTH OF FIELD -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/

– 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(large photo size). Include the technical info in the caption section of each MASIL (Mode, Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Lens mm)

– 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. 

  2. 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.

3. ILLUSTRATION OF AN ICONIC IMAGE Make a new document 8×12 or 12×8 150 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:

      ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 22 1. FRAMING A SUBJECT -Take at least 3 different photographs using framing in the composition. Post 2-3 of your photographs, EDITED of course. Include the technical info: MASIL.  SAMPLES BELOW -Critique your own photographs you posted and answer these questions.

  1. 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?

2. WORD ART -Make a Photoshop document 4×6 or 6×4 (100 ppi) -Find an interesting image on the Internet and use the move tool to move it into your document in Photoshop -Size it with Control T + shift to fit in the document -Make another document the same size as the first -With the Text Tool, type a word or phrase in a thick black font -Find a picture online to go inside of the word and copy and paste it into the document with the text -Put the picture layer on top of the word layer -Press Control +Alt + G to put the image inside the word. -Merge the picture and text layers together (make the background layer invisible to not include it in the merge) -Move the word with the picture in it in the other document with the Internet image, and save as a .jpeg. Post to blog.

  3. HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY Watch the Powerpoint about the History of Photography history-of-photo-presentation-1vfj5uz Also go online and research the History of Photography Use this timeline template to list the most important inventions and events in history in chronological order. Copy the template and open it in Photoshop. Fill in the boxes with dates and important inventions in photography.Post the template to your blog in a post titled: History of Photography Timeline. Under the template list 3-5 events and/or inventions in photography which impresses you the most, and has the most impact on your life today. (2-3 paragraphs) ___________________________________________________________ ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 1. SHADOWS AND LIGHT   -Take and edit 2 photos which show strong SHADOWS and CONTRAST -Include technical info with each photo:  MASIL: f-stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, Mode, Lens -Get a photo from the Internet showing shadows -Write a 10 sentence  critique about the Internet photo -Post to blog

2. 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.

3. COMMENTS ON STUDENT WORK Look at the photos on the blog homepage and make at least 3 comments on three photos created by your peers. Use complete sentences and have at least two sentences per comment. Include your name at the end of the comment. ______________________________________________________________   ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPT 6

1. 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. (Make sure your subject does not have on the yellow vest in the portrait photographs you are taking.) -Set your ISO to 1600 or 3200 so your shutter speed does not go below 60th of a second. Open your aperture up as wide as it will go. -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 the photographers name if possible. -****Include your technical info in the caption section of each photo. MASIL