Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Friday November 20th

Today you will do one of two things:

1. You will use the entire period to shoot your photo. Make sure you have all of the exact details for your shot. Shoot as many versions as you want. I will only see one.
Lighting, location, subjects, facial expressions, and other props count.

2. You will research your photographer and write your one page typed (minimum) paper answering the questions listed on the blog below. Papers will be approximately three-four full paragraphs long. You can use Abi Word, text edit, or you may use your WORD on your laptops to type.
If you choose to write today, you will need to take your picture over the long weekend.

I have asked the sub to leave me names of any students who decide to stay off task during class.

Have fun!

You will have 45 minutes during class Tuesday to manipulate and print your photo.
Your photo, the artists photo you replicated, and your typed paper will be turned in to me at 1:30 PM on Tuesday.
Please email me if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Link to MOP web site

Student Examples of MOP work

Spirit Video

Check out this video on

Masters of Photo Shooting Assignment

Once you have selected the photographer of your choice from the list below please determine an image(s) or technique of theirs you would like to try and replicate. You task is to mimic their photographic style and aesthetic principles with your own photograph. Imitation is the best form of flattery, and this is your task.


Herman Leonard: known for photographing jazz legends both in portraits and in jazz clubs. Images were black and white with stark contrast and vivid lighting. To mimic his style you could shoot images of an indie band at a show with similar conditions (intense lighting, black and white, high contrast, etc.)

You will be printing out one image of your photographer and one of your own creation in line with their style and technique...



In no LESS than one page please explain:

• Who you chose and who they are (i.e. when, where, what etc)
• Describe their photography (what is unique about her/his style and technique)
• And explain how he/she (or something they did, used, or created) has impacted or changed the world of photography.
• Why did you choose this photographer? What do you like about their work/style?

Note: Do not copy/paste text from web sites. I will check to make sure that everything written is in your words. Google is a fantastic tool for checking plagiarism.

Masters of Photography

Masters of Photography

• Abbott, Berenice
• Adams, Ansel
• Adams, Robert
• Alvarez Bravo
• Arbus, Diane
• Atget, Eugene
• Bellocq, E.J.
• Blossfeldt, Karl
• Brandt, Bill
• Brassai
• Callahan, Harry
• Cameron, Julia M.
• Coburn, Alvin L.
• Cunningham,Imogen
• DeCarava, Roy
• Doisneau, Robert
• Eggleston, William
• Evans, Walker
• Friedlander, Lee
• Gutmann, John
• Hine, Lewis
• Kertesz, Andre
• Klein, William
• Koudelka, Josef
• Lange, Dorothea
• Lartigue,Jacques H.
• Laughlin,Clarence J.
• Levitt, Helen
• Mapplethorpe,Robert
• Modotti, Tina
• Muybridge,Eadweard
• Nadar, Felix
• O'Sullivan, Timothy
• Outerbridge, Paul
• Porter,Eliot
• Riis, Jacob
• Rodchenko,Alexander
• Salgado,Sebastio
• Sherman, Cindy
• Smith, W. Eugene
• Sommer, Frederick
• Steichen, Edward
• Stieglitz, Alfred
• Strand, Paul
• Talbot,William H. Fox
• Uelsmann, Jerry
• Weegee
• Weston, Edward
• White, Minor
• Winogrand, Garry
Guy Bourdin
Cartier Bresson
Andreas Gursky
Annie Leibowitz

Click here to view some of these photographers images

Here are even more from Wikipedia

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Reflections Assignment

You will shoot 24 pictures, inside and out-of-class, based on this theme "I can make a difference by...".
On Thursday/Friday you will import pictures, create a 24 picture Contact Sheet, and turn it in at the beginning of class. You will then spend 30 minutes max adjusting your best one picture. You will then send that photo to me, I will print it, and you will mount it on poster board. You will turn in your mounted picture to me along with a filled out entry form.

Note: you will need to bring an 11*14 sheet of poster board to class.

Manipulate your photo using various forms of grayscale conversions.
If you have people in your picture, adjust their faces etc using various forms of the touch-up techniques we learned in class.
Adjust the colors in the picture to enhance certain features.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Help The Yearbook Class!

can you have your classes fill some discussions on my website, one titled "seniors" and one "travels"? We are trying to get info for the yearbook on students adventures and on childhood romances and crushes...

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Exporting Your Slideshow

You have all 50 minutes this period to finish and export your slideshow and turn in your lightsaber pictures. Both are due at the end of the period.

To export the slideshow:
highlight the slideshow, select export, type in naming convention, and export.
Next, adjust permissions and then drop the video into the classes folder on the vidstore server.
To adjust permissions:
Control-click on the file in your movies folder and select 'get info'. Please click on the down arrow at the bottom of the file and make sure that everything under details and ownerships and permissions is set to 'read-write'. All four sections need to be changed.
Josh Norton or Liz Caldwell may be able to help you if you need assistance.

Next, log onto to and drop it in the period 1/6 folder.


Select SC Video classes.

Drop your file in the correct period.

Put the completed lightsaber in the STAFF folder.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Vote for the Shorecrest Spirit Video!!!
You will only have the period today to shoot, edit, and turn in your finished photograph. Your assignment is to create a Star Wars lightsaber action scene. Please follow any one of the following tutorials to add a lighsaber to your photograph. Be creative with your poses, consider your background (photoshop one in...), and have fun!!!!