Photo 1, P3


Photo 1 Spring 2016, P3

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still"...Dorothea Lange


 


In-Class Work


Thurs. 6/9
Last class!

Pinhole blog post:
Create a post titled, "Pinhole Photography" and respond to the following, using a well-developed paragraph, at least 6 complete and thoughtful sentences for each response:

1. List and explain what you learned about pinhole photography, exposure, and the darkroom experience;

2. What were the most exciting parts of this process?

3. What was the most challenging?


Tues. 6/7
Darkroom, Making positives from pinhole negatives

Mon. 6/6
Darkroom, Making positives from pinhole negatives

Fri. 6/3
Forced Perspective Photography

Thurs. 6/2
Pinhole cameras

Tues. 5/31
Pinhole Cameras

Fri. 5/27
Forced Perspective Photography

Thurs. 5/26
Pinhole cameras

Tues. 5/24

Class with Elise!
Begin photographing/finding images

Mon. 5/23
Assembly, no class

Fri. 5/20
Create pinhole photographs;


Tues. 5/17
Watch "Who Am I"? Movies

Mon. 5/16
Export movie
Complete the blog post and rubric
Exporting Movie:
  1. Choose File>Share>Theater
  2. it will take a few minutes to process
  3. upon completion, drag the movie to your desktop
  4. this will create a movie file in quicktime, mp4 file
  5. upload the quicktime movie to vimeo
  6. Post on vimeo
  7. Create a post on your blog, titled, Who Am I Video project; paste in the purpose at the top of the page; put a couple of your favorite photos on the post, then link to your video
  8. Complete the rubric and submit in classroom.google.com
Thurs. 5/12 & Fri 5/13
Continue work on "Who Am I?" Video project, part 3

Tues. 5/10
Print Selfies
Continue work on "Who Am I?" Video project, part 3

Mon. 5/9
Print selfies
Discuss Who Am I Video Project

Begin working on planning for Who Am I Video project;

This means to do the following:

  • Begin to organize, in imovie and/or on a doc, what your introduction/hook will be,

  • What you will have for the body/content (middle part of the video),

  • What video footage will you have;

  • Where will your video footage go, in terms of sequence of the video;

  • What kind of conclusion will have - how will you end your video?;

  • Decide whether you will use captions or narrate;

  • Whether you narrate or write captions begin to figure out what you will say or write;

  • What music will you use?;

  • Begin to put photos and videos into imovie,

  • Begin writing the captions;

  • Begin to write script if you are narrating.

Pay close attention to the criteria under part 3, Who Am I Video


Goal: complete by end of class on Friday, 5/13


Fri. 5/6
Print Levitation Photograph
Class discussion of Selfies
Introduce "Who Am I?" Video project

Tues. 5/3

Complete the following by Fri. 5/6:

Finish part A of creative portraits


Be prepared to discuss the above on Fri. 5/6

Mon. 5/2
Print Levitation Photograph
Class discussion of Selfies
Discuss creative portraits and complete part A

Fri. 4/29


Thurs. 4/28
Finish Levitation photographs and CORNERSTONE  in class.

Mon. 4/25 & Tues. 4/26
Continue work on Levitation photographs;

Reminder:

Tues. 4/12 & Thurs. 4/14
Demo Photoshop tools to be used with Levitation photographs;

Continue work on Levitation Photographs

Mon. 4/11
Share planning for Levitation Photographs;

Continue working on Levitation Photographs

Fri. 4/8
Share Historical & Contemporary Photographers' Pinterest Board;



Thurs. 4/7
Share Historical and Contemporary Photographers Pinterest Board;

10am - Google Expedition



Tues. 4/5
Complete Part D of CORNERSTONE

Mon. 4/4
Print favorite photo with quotes;

Finish work on CORNERSTONE: Historical and Contemporary Photographers;


Fri. 4/1
Finish work on Contemporary & Historical Photographers & continue working;
Goal: Complete by the end of class on Monday, 4/4


Thurs. 3/31
Continue work on 

Tues. 3/29
Photos with Quotes due; print favorite;

Discuss next biweekly assignment: Landscape Architecture;

Continue to work on Cornerstone: Historical & Contemporary Photographers

Mon. 3/28

Share Food contact sheets & print 1
Intro:


Thurs. & Fri. 3/24 & 3/25
Put 2 biweekly photos in the google shared folder


CEP - No Class, Thurs & Fri, 3/17 & 18

Mon. 3/14
Shadows due;
Print contact sheets and share;
Discuss and share Photos with Quotes;
Continue working on Photos with quotes

Fri. 3/11
Work on Photos with Quotes;
See directions below

Thurs. 3/10
  • Introduce Photo with Quotes
  • To begin:
    Open Photoshop;
    File - open your image;
    Using the Text tool click on the image and begin typing;
    To change the font, size, color, or style, with the text tool, highlight the line of text and choose the font, size, color, or style from the top menu, hit return when done;
    Type different lines of text on their own layer so that you can move them around.
Tues. 3/8
Finish Hockney Photomontage and complete self-assessment

Mon. 3/7
Finish work on David Hockney Photomontage

Fri. 3/4
Continue work on David Hockney Photomontage
Thurs. 3/3
One Act Play

Tues. 3/1
Print Shapes photograph
Photograph for David Hockney collages

Mon. 2/29
Share "Burning House" Photographs;
Shapes photographs due;
Share contact sheets & blog posts;

Continue work on David Hockney Photomontage

Fri. 2/26
Discuss "Burning House" Photographs, print & complete the blog post:
  • Title the post: "The burning house: Things to bring"
  • Insert your photo
  • Using a well-developed paragraph (at least 5-6 or more), explain your choices.

Tues. 2/23
Read the article, "The burning house" and look at the example photographs;
On your blog, create a new post, titled, "The burning house".
Write a well-developed paragraph (at least 5-6 sentences) that explains what you learned and found interesting.
In another paragraph, brainstorm ideas of things that are important to you and that you might use to photograph.

Mon. 2/22
Finish the following:
  1. Create a new post on your blog titled, “Composition & Simplicity”

  2. Choose your 2 favorite/best photographs that are great examples of simplicity and a compositional strategy.

  3. Label each. Be sure you label your composition photograph with the strategy that is used.

  • Write a short story or poem about one of the images. (Think deeply/critically about your image. You chose to post this as your favorite, most interesting, or most original for a reason). See writing rubric here. Be sure you identify which photograph you are writing about.


As time allows, using your camera or phone, photograph for your next assignment, shapes.

Fri. 2/12
  1. Finish Photographing a variety of compositional strategies

  2. Print contact sheets for both simplicity & composition

  3. Create a new post on your blog titled, “Composition & Simplicity”

  4. Choose your 2 favorite/best photographs that are great examples of simplicity and a compositional strategy.

  5. Label each. Be sure you label your composition photograph with the strategy that is used.

  • Write a short story or poem about one of the images. (Think deeply/critically about your image. You chose to post this as your favorite, most interesting, or most original for a reason). See writing rubric here. Be sure you identify which photograph you are writing about.


Tues. 2/9

Compositional Strategies Explained

More compositional strategy examples

Composition


Use Madison HS, Rexburg, Idaho, Simplicity Photographs to photograph simple objects. Shoot at least 30 images during class time.



Mon. 2/8

Thurs. 2/4
Sub

Tues. 2/2

Blog Set up

  • Go to blogger.com and create a new blog titled: (your name) Melissa's Fantastic Photo 1 Portfolio

  • Address should be, yhsPhoto1melissaSpring16;

  • Choose a theme that is simple in design; one that will not compete with your work

Complete this activity with a partner


Blog Post #1 - "What makes a successful photograph?"

Respond to the following on your blog. Write the answers ONLY, NOT the questions.

  1. Why do people photograph?

  2. What makes a successful photograph?


Photography 101, Or How to Take Better Photos


Mon. 2/1
Introductions
Review Syllabus
Bookmark web site, join classroom.google.com and complete the assignment
Turn into classroom.google.com upon completion

  • Collage folder, assign shelves
  • Bring digital camera to class tomorrow 
  • Bring $25 lab fee by Friday, 2/5



 Student Artwork on Flickr


YHS Photography Blog

Reflective Writing Rubric



Resources & Links

 
Homework
Due Tues. 6/7
3 Forced Perspective Photographs, posted on blog, include the purpose. Answer the following using at least 6 complete and thoughtful sentences and post on your blog:

What were the challenges and the successes as you worked through this assignment?


Due Tues. 5/10

Due Fri. 5/6
Complete the following by Fri. 5/6:

Finish part A of creative portraits


Due Tues. 5/3
30 Selfies
Due Mon. 5/2
Selfie Blog Post

Due Mon. 4/11
Blog Post titled, "Planning for Levitation Photographs" - Written & Visual ideas recorded

Due Tues. 4/26

Due Thurs. 4/7
CORNERSTONE: Historical & Contemporary Photographers' Pinterest Board, including Part D

Due Tues. 3/29

Due Mon. 3/28

Tues. 3/15

Mon. 2/29
Biweekly photos:  Shapes due

Fri. 2/26
(at least 10) Photos on computer: Things to bring if your house was burning down

Mon. 2/8
Bring digital camera to class
$25 lab fee

Thurs. 2/4
Bring digital camera to class

Due: by Fri. 2/5
$25 Lab Fee


 
David Hockney

Photo 1 is a semester course that will introduce the student to the essentials of photography and photographic manipulations, using the traditional darkroom, along with using image editing software. Students will learn how to use their digital camera, how to compose engaging photos, and to recognize excellence in photography. The students will understand that photography is not just about technique but perception and communication.  Students will become familiar with a variety technologies to aid in presenting their work to their peers, along with the world at large. Students will begin with simply taking pictures and then move into learning what it takes to compose strong images. They will also learn about the people who have made their "mark" within the Art of Photography. In the process of becoming thoughtful and knowledgeable image makers and image readers, students will gain communication and problem solving skills so that they will be better able to navigate our increasingly visual culture.



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