Digital Photo I - Spring 2012

PORTFOLIO PART II - : 5/21 - 5/30/12    ---   PHOTOS PLUS WRITE-UPS DUE 5/31/12

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PAST ASSIGNMENTS______________________

PORTFOLIO PART I - EMPLOYMENT UNIT: 5/14 - 5/23/12 - CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
  • 5/18/12     RESUME
  • 5/18 /12    Cover Letter
  • 5/23/12     Letters of Recommendation

    2 letters of recommendation (ask employers, service learning/volunteer project supervisors. Avoid asking teachers please.
FINAL PHOTO SHOOT - PORTRAIT Photo Shoot  -- CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
    DUE TUESDAY, MAY 22ND


Essay Photo Shoot
   --  CLICK HERE FOR PREP-HOMEWORK

                                    --  CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
  • 4/23/12      cs_essay_lastnameFirstname
  • 4/27/12    essay_lastnameFirstname_01 to _05  (#_06 can be self-portrait)
EVENT Photo Shoot  -- CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
  • 4/9 - 5/7/12      EVENT PHOTO SHOOTS
  • 5/7/12      cs_event_lastnameFirstname
  • 5/11/12    event_lastnameFirstname_01 to _20
                              (in sequence: must demonstrate beginning / middle / end
WEEK 32: 4/2 - 6 - SPRING BREAK - NO CLASSES

WEEK 31: 3/26- 3/30 - Motion
Photography
  • Motion Photo Shoot   -- CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
  • 4/9/12      cs_motion_lastnameFirstname
  • 4/13/12    motion_lastnameFirstname_01 to _05
  • This week students will learn techniques on how to achieve  Motion Blur & Motion Pan

  • Due Monday, April 9 - Motion Photo Shoot
    << CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT >>
WEEK 30: 3/19- 3/23 - Food Photography
  • This week:  photo critique: Finish Pattern Photo Shoot / Food photo shoot due!
  • Due Monday: 
    • cs_food_lastnameFirstname
  • Due Friday: 
    • food_lastnameFirstname_01
    • food_lastnameFirstname_02
    • food_lastnameFirstname_03
    • food_lastnameFirstname_04
    • food_lastnameFirstname_05
  • Due Friday:
    • bw_portrait_food_lastnameFirstname
WEEK 29: 3/12- 3/16 - Food Photography - Solidifying idea/concept for Food Photo Shoot, plus continue with critiques.
  • This week:  photo critique: Perspective and Pattern
  • Research, lecture, demo - Food photography
  • Due Monday, March 19th - Food Photo Shoot
    << CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT >>


WEEK 28: 3/6 - 3/9 - Research - Food
Photography / Critiques
  • This week:  photo critique: Still Life photo shoot / possibly Perspective photo shoot too.

  • This week also, students will research and plan their next photo shoot (Due Monday, March 19th). The next photo shoot should get your apetite going! Make it a yummmy photo shoot.
     
  • Due Monday, March 19th - Food Photo Shoot
    << CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT >>



WEEK 27: 2/27 - 3/2 -
Pattern Photography
  • Due Monday, February 27th - Photo shoot - Pattern
    << CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT >>

  • Due Tuesday, February 28th - CONTACT SHEET

    cs_pattern_lastnameFirstname

  • Work on final 5 photos all week!
    • pattern_lastnameFirstname_01
    • pattern_lastnameFirstname_02
    • pattern_lastnameFirstname_03
    • pattern_lastnameFirstname_04
    • pattern_lastnameFirstname_05
WEEK 26: 2/20 - 2/24 - WORK WEEK. Finish correcting photos and see timeline below for this week's deadlines.
  • DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
    • cs_perspective_lastnameFirstname

  • DUE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
    • stillLife_lastnameFirstname_01
    • stillLife_lastnameFirstname_02
    • stillLife_lastnameFirstname_03
    • stillLife_lastnameFirstname_04
    • stillLife_lastnameFirstname_05

  • DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
    • perspective_lastnameFirstname_01
    • perspective_lastnameFirstname_02
    • perspective_lastnameFirstname_03
    • perspective_lastnameFirstname_04
    • perspective_lastnameFirstname_05

  • HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27th
WEEK 25: 2/13 - 2/17 - Correcting your photos: Image Adjustments
  • Photoshop Tools learned this week:
    • Monday: Toolbar - Selections (Marquee, Lasso, Magic Wand
    • Tuesday: Making Selections, Adding and Subtracting Selections
    • Wednesday: Saving Selections, Loading Selections, Intersecting Selections.
    • Thursday: Introduction to Image Adjustments through: Levels and Curves
    • Introduction to Image Adjustments through: Variations

      See Tutorial: Step-by-step -> Selections
      See Correcting Photos - for getting started on the project (how to save files properly)
    • WORK FOR THE WEEK IN CLASS: CORRECT Still Life photos - The best 5 photos.

  • Due this week:
    • Perspective Photo Shoot Assignment. DUE Wednesday, FEB. 15TH
      CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
    • Contact Sheet - Perspective Photo Shoot Assignment. DUE Friday, FEB. 17TH

  • NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEKEND
WEEK 24: 2/6 - 2/10 - ARCHIVING PHOTOS PROPERLY / INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP
  • Photoshop Tools learned this week:
    • Organize main photo folder and sub folder for storing photo assignments
    • Transfer photos images from storage media to computer; Organize 30 best photos in sub-folder (stillLife_lastnameFirstname)
    • Overview of Photoshop interface and navigation
    • Purpose of Photoshop
    • Explain purpose of Tool Bar, Options Bar, Menu Bar, Window Palettes
    • Explain, demonstrate, and do class exercise:  Creating a contact sheet.
      Exercise - Photoshop document: cs_stillLife_lastnameFirstname
    • Demonstrate how to apply basic Image Adjustments to correct: white balance, and exposure.
      • Image Adjustment: Linear Editing - Destructive --- permanent changes; adjustments do not blend with subsequent layers (do affect layers below).
      • Image Layer Adjustments: Nonlinear Editing --- adjustments can be deleted; adjustments blend with subsequent layers (affect layers below).
    • Demonstrate selection tools to apply Image Adjustments to isolate areas.

  • Due this week: Still Life Photo Shoot Assignment. DUE MON. FEB. 6TH

  • Reading for the week - supplemental required reading to lectures and demos
    • Basics of Digital Camera Pixel
      Pixels / Image and Printing

  • Demos,  instructions and Materials: Download files from link: Tutorials: Step-by-Step

  • HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT DUE NEXT WEEK: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
    Perspective Photo Shoot - ---->  CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

WEEK 23: 1/30 - 2/3 - DIGITAL CAMERA TERMINOLOGY GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA
  • Monday & Tuesday: Lecture / Handout - Digital Cameras: Concepts / Terms - Links
  • Wednesday: Review of Mon/Tues. Reading on White Balancing (see handouts/study guides links)
  • Thursday: Lecture/Demo - Introduction to photo shoot homework assignment
    • Still Life Photo Shoot
    • Photo design and composition
  • Friday: Solidify plan for Still Photo Shoot due on Monday 2/6

  • Due this week - Wednesday, 2/1
    Completed Digital Camera Features handout. Due at the beginning of class.

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT DUE: STILL LIFE PHOTO SHOOT ASSIGNMENT DUE MON. FEB. 6TH  - > CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

  • Reading for the week - supplemental required reading to lectures and demos

    • Digital Photo Dictionary
    • Types of Digital Cameras
    • DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex)
    • Differences between SLR & Digital Compact Cameras
    • Advantage of DSLR Cameras
    • Sensors Used in Digital Cameras / Camera Aspect Ratios
    • Aspect Ratio: How to match the dimensions of your photos and your prints
    • Optical Zoom / Digital Zoom
    • White Balance
    • Common Digital Camera Features
    • Shooting ModesMetering Modes Explained
    • 9 Digital Camera Features: Necessary or Novelty?
Week 22: - 1/23 - 1/27 CONCLUDING B/W PHOTOGRAPHY. ASSESSING HOW MUCH YOU KNOW
  • Monday - Student Day Off
  • Tuesday - Students received Final Portraits - Label prints and clear sheets properly. Received negatives to insert in clear sheet.
  • Wednesday - Exam (B/W Traditional Photography - comprehensive)
  • Thursday & Friday: Fall Final Portraits - Critique

  • HOMEWORK - Due Monday, 1/30
    Students will bring to class the following information: 
    • Brand name of digital camera point and shoot or DSL
    • Model number of digital camera point and shoot or DSL
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