photo class work

#FallofFame feedback

posted Oct 5, 2015, 8:19 AM by Chris Sloan

Favorite the best Fall of Fame photos in the following students Flickr Photostreams.

#FallOfFame photo shoot

Advocacy photography exploration

posted Sep 28, 2015, 12:17 PM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Sep 28, 2015, 2:52 PM ]

For good examples of photo essays that treat problems in communities, 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 - Katy B
2013 - Charissa
2012 - Alea
2011 - Kenya
2010 - Michael
2010 - Katie L
2009 - Palak
2008 - Kayleigh
2007 - Emmi
2006 - Matt
2005 - Bronwen
2004 - Jonathan

JM event #2: Still a week left

posted Sep 24, 2015, 11:03 AM by Chris Sloan

If you haven't shot your second Judge event yet, here's a link to the sign up sheet.

Photo Essay

posted Sep 24, 2015, 6:52 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 2:35 PM ]

Create an original photo essay that addresses a problem in your community. How does this issue affect the lives of teens where you live. The essay can be personal, persuasive, objective, political. Use your photos effectively to help deliver the message or tell the story you want to tell.

  • an original essay that's between 500 and 800 words
  • 3 to 5 excellent original photographs
  • deadline: October 21
Make sure you have meaningful photos and strong writing. The words should clearly inform readers about the reality of your issue and be the impetus for serious conversations that can lead to solutions.

ideas for photo essays

Panning for dance class

posted Sep 21, 2015, 1:14 PM by Chris Sloan

During block day this week, we'll photograph the dance class doing ballroom dancing. Take a lot of different shots, but also focus on panning. 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)

Pets, fall, allergies

posted Sep 18, 2015, 2:27 PM by Chris Sloan

Take photos that you might be able to enter into the contest about pets that I mentioned in class on Friday.

Photos of special places for #picturethisgcd

posted Sep 11, 2015, 2:44 PM by Chris Sloan

Is there a place in your community that has meaning for you – one that has amazing natural beauty or just an ordinary spot where people gather? Share photos of spaces that create better places to live. While we’re at it, let’s remember that these spaces need protection and people to care for them. Photograph a special place, tag it with #picturethisgcd on social media (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Flickr) and briefly explain why your community is better because of this place.

"Not so uniform"

posted Sep 9, 2015, 6:58 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Sep 9, 2015, 8:20 AM ]

Today you will shoot in Camera RAW mode. Focus on taking photos of the ways students express themselves with their choice of shoes, socks, wristbands, jewelry, etc. In addition to taking photos of these things, ask people the significance behind them (grandma's ring, wristband that a friend made, etc.)

Photo scavenger hunts - learning & religion

posted Sep 2, 2015, 9:14 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 10:54 AM ]

1. In class on 9/2: Take photos of the following academic words:

  1. scholarly

  2. tutor

  3. multimedia

  4. instruction

  5. discovery

  6. reflection

  7. English

  8. Math

  9. Science

  10. History

  11. Religion

  12. PE

  13. Arts

  14. Foreign Language

  15. technology for learning

  16. writing

  17. reading

  18. speaking

  19. listening

  20. calculating

2. In class on 9/9: Take photos of religious images around school, and anything else that suggests spirituality.

Color and Intensity

posted Aug 28, 2015, 12:33 PM by Chris Sloan

For Monday:
  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. 

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