Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Digital Photo

Please send me a contact sheet with your 30 pictures you took last week. Use the naming convention and manual adjustments as the assignment name.

Next, visit the following sites and take a look at some grayscale pictures:
Getty Images

Please look at the patterns, brightness/contrast relationship as well as the emphasis on shadows.

Your assignment today is to think of a great place or places to shoot (off-campus) at the end of the week that will enable you to shoot some great grayscale photos. Examples: a cemetary, a street with very old buildings or houses, a junkyard, a used car lot, a basement, or a dense forest.

Tomorrow and Wednesday you will shoot at school and we will discuss grayscale Photoshop techniques.
You will shoot between 100 and 150 pictures by next Monday for this assignment.

The simplified schedule for the week:
Tues/Wed=Shooting at school with Mr. Mitchell's cameras and learning Photoshop adjustments.
Thurs/Fri= Shooting off campus focusing on patterns, shadows, and brightness/contrast.
Weekend=Shooting at home focusing on man made shadows (i.e. shadows that come from some kind of man-made light). You will probably use lamps, flashlights, and streetlights for this assignment.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Our Next Assignments...

1. Grayscale pictures focusing on shadows, brightness and contrast, and patterns.
2. Photomerge.
3. Traditional Portraits emphasizing lighting techniques and color themes.
4. Masters of Photography
5. Self-Portraits

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Shutter and F-Stop Example

Tuesday and Wednesday's Reading

F-Stops and Shutter Speed Hints

Please take notes on the top two reading asignments. You will using the material you learn this week on the cameras. You will also be quizzed on the material next week.

Finished Landscape Pictures are due Today and Wednesday

Please save your best picture as a jpeg.
Send it to my classes folder.
Use the naming convention plus _landscape_print.

Friday, September 05, 2008

First Week Reading

Class work and homework
This is not a writing intensive course, but there is some reading the first couple weeks of class.
Please take notes on the bold faced words as you read from the links below and make sure you take the quizzes at the end of each section. We will be shooting the various composition elements next week, and we will also have a quiz on this material as well. You need to do this reading during class time (now.)

Friday's Reading and homework:

Monday's reading and homework
(start reading the above link at Strive for a Feeling of Unity)
(Look at further examples at bottom of page)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Vote for Shorecrest!

VOTE FOR SHORECREST (on right of screen):

Our Shorecrest Football team is in a tight competition to featured be in "KIRO 7 Game of the Week," this Friday, September 5th.

Voting ends tomorrow!

Email me please

Send me an email to and answer the questions below. Also, please CC one or both parents or guardians on this email so I can contact them via email as needed.

First, make sure you you tell me your complete name. Please put Digital Photo 6 in the subject line.

1. Why did you sign up for this course?
2. What experience do you have with photography?
3. What kind of movies and TV shows do you like?
4. What experience do you have with computers?
5. Are you familiar with Photoshop?
6. What kind of music do you listen to?
7. List two or three things I should know about you so I can help ensure you do well in this class.