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Architectural Photography Assignment Rubric

Assignments due Wednesday, March 14

1. On Location Portraits with Double Lighting with Bounced Flash

Do a photoshoot in school, Using two flashes to create “double lighting” . Set the flash on camera (or off camera with the cord) to MASTER and have an assistant hold another flash set at SLAVE. Edit your photos in Lightroom and do any cosmetic retouching in Photoshop.  Post 2-10 portraits to your blog. Think about COMPOSITION and POSING when doing your photo shoot.


 

2. Fashion Photography

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

 

3. Touch Series

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

 

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Assignments due Wednesday, March 7:

1. THEME BASED PHOTO STORY

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

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

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

2. PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE OLYMPICS CRITIQUE

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

3. LIGHT PAINTING SERIES WITH PIXELSTICK

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

4. FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER ESSAY

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

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

1. FUTURE REFLECTION
 Take a photograph of yourself looking in the mirror. Using Photoshop, put an image in the mirror how you see yourself in the future. Samples from photographer Tom Hussey below:

 

2. BOOKFACE

Bookface involves strategically lining up a face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art. Librarians and other book lovers post these photos weekly on visual apps like Instagram, using the caption #BookfaceFriday. Take a few bookface photos, edit in LR or PH and make a series of 3-12 photos.(either in one document or as a gallery on your blog. Post some to IG with the hashtag.

3. FACE AND HANDS MONTAGE

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


 

4. SELF PORTRAIT BLENDED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF IMAGERY

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

 

5. RESUME

Look online at resume formats to get ideas. Then produce your resume. Be sure to include your objectives, education, experience and also your skills. Post your finished resume to your blog.

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY FEBRUARY 5

1. COLORED GELS PORTRAITS

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


 

2. 60-90 SECOND VIDEO: MY FAVORITE PLACE

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

3. TED TALK: IMPOSSIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Watch this tedtalk and on your blog write a three paragraph reflection summarizing it and also discuss your opinion and what you got out of viewing it. https://www.ted.com/talks/erik_johansson_impossible_photography

4. GEORGIA O’KEEFE ILLUSTRATION

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

 

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ABOUT ME VIDEOS TIPS

Tip 1: Plan Ahead.

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

Tip 2: Grab Attention.

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

Tip 3: Mood Music.

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

Tip 4: Think Short.

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

Tip 5: Don’t Forget

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

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

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ASSIGNMENTS AFTER BREAK: DUE FRIDAY , JAN 20

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

 

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


 

3. 90 SECOND ABOUT ME VIDEO

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

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

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

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

https://vimeo.com/74453170

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1. NEW WORKS POWERPOINT (Due Monday Dec 11)

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

ARTIST INSPIRED ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, DEC 8

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

Using Photoshop create a work of art based on the style of artist Wassily Kandinsky. Research his work online and write a paragraph describing his work and your opinion of it. Use brushes, colors, shapes and varying opacities to imitate his style of art.

 

3. CREATE A WORK IN THE STYLE OF SANDY SKOGLUND 

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

 

4. MIXED MEDIA WITH SCREENPRINT

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

 

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NEXT ASSIGNMENTS DUE THURSDAY NOV 9:

1. PHOTO SCREENPRINTING

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

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

 

2. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES IN ART

Choose an issue you care deeply about, and would want to try and do something about. This issue should be something that is a general issue or concern in society somewhere in the world. Some ideas of things you might be interested in depicting/standing up for or against: pollution/environmental concerns, abortion rights, pro-life, racism, big government, homelessness, AIDS, religious wars,  poverty, verbal abuse, bullying, depression, teen suicide, discrimination, gay rights… Create a 11×14 300 resolution collage poster about the social issue you have selected.

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


 

3. BODYSCAPE TRIPTYCH

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


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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

1. Review of articles on Canon Lens Experience

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

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

2. Your Photography Exhibit (sign and artist statement)

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

3. Portrait Silhouette with Text Inside

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


4. Double Color Exposures

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

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

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

Once you get the color combination you like hit OK.

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

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

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

FLATTEN LAYERS and then SAVE for OUTPUT.

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

 

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

1. PHOTOMONTAGE a la DAVID HOCKNEY

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


 

2. ARCHITECTURE SERIES

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

3. PHOTO EQUIPMENT BUYING

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

4. ON LOCATION PORTRAITS

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

5. JPEG VS. RAW READ AND WRITE

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

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

7. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT ON YOUR WEBSITE

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

Complete the 6 assignments by the due date.

1. TIME MAGAZINE COVER

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


 

2. WHATS IN YOUR HEAD

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

 

3. LIGHT PAINTING

*Read these links about Light Painting and the Pixelstick. On your blog list 10 new things you learned about light painting and also 10 features of the pixel stick and why we should purchase it. Then post 2 photos you like from online which show amazing use of the pixelstick.

Experiment with  light painting  and post 1 to 3 images on your blog and website.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/tips-and-solutions/light-painting-101

http://www.thepixelstick.com/

http://lightpaintingphotography.com/light-painting-tools/

 

4. CUT AND PASTE COLLAGE

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

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

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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.

 

2. YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER 

Use bounced external flashoff 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.

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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:

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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ASSIGNMENTS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

1. COMMENTS ON THE BLOG

Make 5comments 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.

 

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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

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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.

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