Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Please bring your camera, instructions, and USB chord tomorrow.

First Day Second Semester

Email me your responsses at trent.mitchell@shorelineschools.org

(use complete sentences)

1. Why did you sign up for this course?
2. What experience do you have with digital cameras
3. Have you taken regular photography?
4. What experience do you have with computers?
5. Are you familiar with Photoshop at all?
6. What kind of music do you listen to?
7. What kind of camera do you have? Do you have the instructions and USB chord?
8. List two or three things I should know about you so I can help ensure you do well in this class.

Friday, January 26, 2007


Compress to Full Quality Video
Save in Movies Folder

Open movies folder
Control click on file and select get info
Adjust all details and permissions to read/write

Drag File onto CD
control click on CD and burn

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Reflection and Shot Description

Shot Description For Each Picture
1. Type of composition(s) used.
2. Location of picture.
3. Goal of picture. What does it show? What were you trying to show.
4. Manipulation done in Photoshop.
5. Brief description of why you chose picture.

(These do not have to be in order)

Reflection Section

1. Give an overall description of your theme.
2. Explain why you chose your theme. What does the theme mean to you? Why is it important to you? Are you trying to draw attention to an area, idea, or issue?
3. What do you hope others will think about these pictures? What should the audience learn?
4.What did you learn about your theme when taking this pictures?
5. Was your theme difficult or easy to shoot? Why or why not?
6. Overall, how well did you incorporate the different camera compositions we learned in class? (Give examples here) Did you showcase a variety of angles? Did you showcase a variety of styles (landscape, portraits, action shots, or Photomerge etc.)
7. What could you have done to improve your pictures? If you did this again, what would you do differently?

Please answer the reflection section in paragraph form. You can answer the questions in any order you wish as long as all the information is there.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Photo Schedule

Thurs/Friday: Shooting

Next Tuesday/Wednesday: Pictures are due. You will have time to manipulate and print.

Next Thursday/Friday: Manipulate and Print.

Note: Any pictures not printed during class will have to get printed at Kinkos or Staples etc.

Monday the 22nd: Projects are due on posterboard with picture descripions and reflections.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Monday January 8

Good morning,
Please finish your three pictures during this time.

Send your grayscale and color pics to my drop box at the end of the period (you may work during TAP or after school as needed).

The pictures should be named as follows:

I will not be accepting late work for this assigment. The rest of the week will be used for shooting your final projects. You may check out early if necessary.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Assignment with Nature and Holiday Pics

You will turn in three pictures.

One will be adjusted to greyscale.
On another you will make major color adjustments.
On another you will make five major changes to the picture.

Next Tuesday and Thursday will be theme shooting days. You will show your pictures at the end of each photo shoot.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Final Project Treatment

Please answer the following questions in complete sentences.

1. What is your theme for your final project?Example: My theme project is Old America.
2. Why did you choose this as your theme? Be specific. 1-2 sentences
3. What type of locations will you choose to shoot your pictures? Why? Keep in mind that you will need to leave campus and most likely leave Shoreline.
4. What type of pictures do you hope to take? Action, portrait, landscape etc? A good photo essay will have a variety.
5. What kind of composition will you focus on in your pictures? You will need at least five composition elements (not counting rule-of-thirds). Yes, I want to know what you are attempting before you shoot.
5a. How will your pictures convey emotion?
6. Will you need class time to shoot? why or why not?
7. If you don't have a car, how will you make sure you get to your locations? Can your parents help? How about public transit?
8. This project should showcase everything you have learned in Digital Photography. How will you ensure this happens?
9. Is there anything you are unclear about in terms of composition or shot styles and angles etc. This is the time to ask.

Please copy these questions to your email. Answer these questions in detail and send the treatment to my email account. Please CC at least one of your parents or guardians on the email so they know they extent of this project.
Final Project
Photo Essay Assignment
Digital Photography
Mr. Mitchell

Assignment Requirements:

• First pick a general theme. For example, you might pick America, Democracy, or Responsibility. You will shoot photographs centered on this central theme.

• Use what you've learned about photographic composition, lighting, color, lines, texture and use your camera to make a statement. Each individual photo will be graded accordingly. (Review composition elements if necessary).

• Your photographs should make both a visual and emotional/political/critical/intellectual statement. Your photo essay should contain at least 9 photographs. Below each picture you will also describe the composition elements used on each photo.

• Your photo essay should be something unique, new, and your own view of your selected theme.

• You can shoot B & W, Color, or both. It’s your artistic choice.

• You may digitally alter your photos as necessary in Photoshop.

• Each project will be accompanied by a two to three paragraph reflection on what you learned from this project both technically and emotionally. Also, you should explain any interesting information regarding your shot selection or process.

• Your pictures should be printed out either 3*5 or 4*6, two to three pictures per page with the exception of one photo that will be printed at 8.5 *11.

• Projects should be turned in on poster board with written with the written reflection attached.

• You will also be dropping this assignment in my drop box so that we may view each project in front of the class.