photo class work

Panning & your camera's settings

posted Feb 27, 2015, 7:31 AM by Chris Sloan

Find your camera’s manual online, and learn how to set the three things listed below. Staff cameras, Nikon D40 manual:
  • continuous autofocus/servo AF (p. 23 of D40 manual)

  • center autofocus point

  • continuous drive/shooting mode (p. 32)

First Amendment photo contest

posted Feb 26, 2015, 9:04 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 2:53 PM ]

Enter the Picture Freedom photo contest by midnight on Saturday, February 28. Share via social media using the #PictureFreedom hashtag, and send me a screenshot that verifies you entered. Also upload your images to Flickr so that we can view them in Monday's class. 

Take the First Amendment quiz (takes a while for the browser to load the quiz, so be patient).

Important information from the contest rules
  • Contestant entries must be submitted via a public posting to the social networking sites Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or between the hours of 12:00:00 AM EST on Feb. 22, 2015 and 11:59:59 PM PST on Feb. 28, 2015. 
  • It must contain the hashtag #PictureFreedom (not case sensitive) and must be accessible to the general public. If a post is shared on Facebook, the account also needs to allow "everybody" to follow it. 
  • Each entry must celebrate or document freedom in the United States of America.

Free choice photos

posted Feb 20, 2015, 10:31 AM by Chris Sloan

Over the weekend take five quality photos of the subject of your choice.

Framing and Layering

posted Feb 13, 2015, 11:12 AM by Chris Sloan

Over this three-day weekend take some photos that incorporate the techniques of layering and framing.
  • Layer and frame a subject in three photographs, but don’t use a door or a window as a frame. 
  • Watch the eyes if you’re photographing

Color and Intensity

posted Jan 6, 2015, 12:12 PM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Jan 11, 2015, 7:38 PM ]

For Monday, 1/12: 
  1. Find and shoot some great color—anything at all, from the glow of a reading light to the red of your car’s tail lights. Be sure to photograph a subject in that color, not the source of the color itself. Try for some cool blue scenes and warmer red scenes. Also try to get some reflected color— off of a coat or off water/snow/ice, for example. 
  2. Experiment with the white balance settings on your camera. Try out every one of the options and see what happens when the camera adjusts for various kinds of light. 
  3. Experiment with light intensity. Find a spot you like and photograph it when the light is at its most intense. Then return when the light is softer. Experiment with shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Remember to increase the ISO to let in more light when you need it. 

Template for bookmarks

posted Dec 15, 2014, 7:58 AM by Chris Sloan

Add your photos to the attached InDesign document.

Holiday photos

posted Dec 12, 2014, 12:46 PM by Chris Sloan

It's that time of year. This weekend take photos that show Christmas or the holiday season.

Advocacy photography exploration

posted Dec 12, 2014, 9:31 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Jan 21, 2015, 9:43 AM ]

Look at the Open Society Documentary Photography Project's grantees for your year. Create a Google Presentation of the projects you think are most compelling:

2014 - Claire
2013 - Quinn
2012 - Sarah Beth 
2011 - Ally 
2010 - Vicky 
2009 - Delaney 
2008 - Niko
2007 - Caroline
2006 - Erin

JM event #4

posted Dec 2, 2014, 7:09 AM by Chris Sloan

Remember to shoot a Judge event before Christmas break. This should be the fourth Judge event that you've shot this semester. Here's a link to the sign up sheet.


posted Dec 1, 2014, 8:25 AM by Chris Sloan

Illustrate this concept through photography. It could be a still or a time lapse.

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