photo class work

Migration story photo

posted Apr 19, 2016, 1:18 PM by Chris Sloan   [ updated ]

What are some migration or journey stories in your family or community that you belong to? Migration stories do not have to involve moving from one country or region to another: they can involve very short distances or regular journeys, for example to school or work. Migrations can also be forced by governments, wars, or other circumstances such as natural disasters or changes in climate.

For Monday, 5/2
Option 1: Take photos of objects that represent migrations or journeys in your family or community. Ask someone questions about it:
  • Can you tell me about the object?
  • Where did the object come from?
  • Why is that object significant?
Option 2: Take a portrait of someone while they tell you about migration stories within their own lives or their family's history. You might ask them:
  • How did they come to live where they do?
  • Have they ever lived anywhere else? 
  • Why did they move?
  • What did they experience when they moved?
  • How do they feel about moving from one place to another?
  • What are some journeys or migrations that they make on a regular basis and why?

Commercial shoot introduction

posted Apr 14, 2016, 7:45 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Apr 14, 2016, 7:48 AM ]

Using InDesign put together a visually attractive one-page introduction with
  • an explanation of the assignment
  • why you've chosen their business & what you'd like to feature
  • a brief introduction to you & what else you’ve shot
  • profile photo
  • at least two examples of your product photos (edited first in either Lightroom or Photoshop, link to Lightroom vignette tutorial)

Product shoot

posted Apr 13, 2016, 9:40 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Apr 19, 2016, 2:25 PM ]

    In class today we'll take photos of products that could be used to advertise them. Be sure to use both natural light and a studio set up. Submit your best photo from this assignment in the form at bottom.
    • shoot vertical and horizontal;
    • multiple angles;
    • wide shots of whole product,
    • close up as you can get (get details & textures)
    • use different backdrops/colors, surfaces
    • Put in context (clothes on model, bag over the shoulder, etc)

    Product photos

              JM event #3

              posted Apr 12, 2016, 9:25 AM by Chris Sloan

              Shoot, edit, and upload a Judge event from the month of April

              Photo assignments, 2015-16

              OOEL footsteps 2 & 3

              posted Apr 6, 2016, 8:50 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Apr 6, 2016, 8:58 AM ]

              Use your photos from our Easter Break assignment (place and person).

              Text cutout in Photoshop

              posted Mar 23, 2016, 9:22 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 12:16 PM ]

              Easter Break photos: Nature, place, person

              posted Mar 22, 2016, 2:56 PM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 11:24 AM ]

              Take a lot of photos over the next ten days! Apply all your knowledge and skills. Specifically shoot these three things over the break:
              1. Nature. Capture a stunning landscape, flower, wildlife, etc.
              2. Place. Take a photo that explains how our human past or history is connected to how you are and the life you are living or expect to live (ex: This is the Place Heritage Park, Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Native American artifacts, museums, etc.)
              3. Person. Photograph a person from a different generation with an object that is important to them, one that they’ve been keeping for a long time. Maybe it is something that meant a lot to the person when they were young; maybe it is something that has been passed down through their family. Record what they say about the object.

              Spring Break photos

              Lightroom tutorial 7

              posted Mar 14, 2016, 1:01 PM by Chris Sloan

              1. Improve one of your photos by removing an unwanted part of it using the tools explained in tutorial #7, Effortlessly move between Lightroom and Photoshop.
              2. Complete a before and after canvas using Photoshop and upload to Flickr.

              Lightroom tutorial 5

              posted Mar 9, 2016, 10:16 AM by Chris Sloan

              Link to Lightroom tutorials
              1. Improve one of your photos using the controls explained in tutorial #5, Simple steps to improving your photos with Lightroom. 
              2. Complete a before and after canvas using Photoshop and upload to Flickr.

              OOEL: footstep 1

              posted Mar 7, 2016, 11:21 AM by Chris Sloan   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 11:10 AM ]

              Complete the steps for Footstep 1 in Out of Eden Learn. Include some of your photography in the post.

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