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Photo Challenge #5: Commercialism

posted May 17, 2012, 9:12 PM by Dan McDowell

Soon we will be working on our product assignment.  To get us geared up for that, this photo challenge asks you to look at commercialism at West Hills HS.  It could be the brands that you see on your peers, the equipment we use, the devices you carry with you, or anything sold at school.

Make an interesting photo that has a good composition.

Photo Challenge #2: Shadows

posted Apr 12, 2012, 12:05 PM by Dan McDowell   [ updated Jan 28, 2013, 9:56 AM ]

We all have them. They follow up everywhere.  Some people are afraid of them. For this photo challenge, creatively take a picture of a single or many shadows!

Upload it to Picasa!

Photo Challenge #3: Pretty Ugly or Pretty Creepy

posted Mar 11, 2012, 10:37 PM by Dan McDowell

  • We’ve all seen it:——something that is considered “ugly” or “creepy” is actually quite beautiful when you look at it the right way, in a right situation.
  • For this challenge look for beauty in unexpected places, or objects that give you goose bumps ‘cause they “creep you out”. Destruction that is scary, ugly, or creepy.
  • In acknowledgment of the beauty that can be found in destruction, document something that is broken, ugly, or creepy
  • Create an amazing image of something that some consider to be ugly or creepy.
  • Do not take pictures of people for this. Do NOT be cruel or offensive.

Photo Challenge #2: Black and White

posted Mar 11, 2012, 10:35 PM by Dan McDowell   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 2:22 PM ]

While most of second semester will involve digital images, that does not mean we can't enjoy the beauty of a black and white image.  This Photo Challenge doesn't involve shooting any new images, but looking back at some of the images you have taken this year and converting them to black and white in Lightroom.

Before you get started, please watch the following tutorials:
For this Photo Challenge, convert TWO images using the techniques described in the screencasts.  Upload BOTH to the appropriate class album.

Photo Challenge #1: Framing

posted Jan 27, 2012, 10:44 AM by Dan McDowell   [ updated Mar 11, 2012, 10:33 PM ]

Let's go back to one of the basic compositional types - framing.  Use a doorway, an archway, trees, buildings, etc. to frame a subject.  Make your subject and your composition interesting.

Upload to the appropriate album.

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