Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grayscale: Pattern and Shadow Assignment

Your assignment over the next few days is to shoot 24 pictures involving man-made shadows and 24 other images involving lightness/darkness relationships with a focus on patterns.
24 pictures are due at the end of the period Thursday/Friday and the other 24 pictures are due on Monday.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday in Photo

  • Get in groups of 3-4
  • Each student will shoot 10 pictures of one human subject.
  • You must use manual settings to adjust aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed for every picture.
  • One of your ten pictures should show excellent color, lighting, and focus etc. The others will show manual experimentation.
  • You must incorporate a composition element besides rule of thirds (color contrast, balance mass, leading lines, framing, and patterns etc.)

Please return to class at 2:05. Import your 10 pictures and turn in a contact sheet called “naming convention_manual 2.”

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Due Today and Wednesday

  • Your ten best landscape photos adjusted in a contact sheet. Call this Landscape_adjusted_CS. Use cropping, color adjustments, brightness/contrast, burning/dodging, and clone stamping etc. to adjust your pictures.
  • Your best landscape picture. Send this to me as a JPEG file, not as a contact sheet

Shutter and F-Stop Example



Shutter and F-Stop Reading



F-Stops and Shutter Speed Hints

Please take detailed notes in your own words on the top two reading asignment. You will using the material you learn this week on the cameras.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Digital Photo Quiz Tueday/Wednesday

There is a photo quiz next week that will ask you questions about camera composition. Study all reading and your notes.

Landscape Assignment

Your homework this weekend is to shoot landscape pictures. These pictures are due Monday.

You will shoot at least 24 pictures from at least two separate locations.
You may shoot horizontal and vertical landscape pictures.

Please do not center the horizon line and try to show something in the foreground, mid-ground, and background.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Classwork and Homework Tues and Wednesday

Reading and picture examples:

On Tuesday/Wednesday students will work during class time and at home on four pictures emphasizing the following composition elements:
Color Contrast
Balance Mass
Leading the subject

Please use rule of thirds and remember that the subject should fill the frame. You will take anywhere from 30-40 pictures. However, you will only need to turn in your best four pictures for each composition.
Due Thursday/Friday: 16 total pics, four for each composition level.

How to create a Contact Sheet

  • Create a new folder on your desktop with your pictures.
  • Open Photoshop CS3.
  • Select File>Automate>Contact Sheet II
  • Select on Folder and choose the folder your created.
  • Make sure the image size is 8*10 inches.
  • The resolution should be 300.
  • Columns and rows will vary: 12 pictures = 3*4 and 24 pictures=5*5
  • Click OK.
  • File>Save as a jpeg

Drop contacts shet into the STAFF server period 3/6 and make sure you use the naming convention. Contact sheets and other assignments without the naming convention will not be graded.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Reading: During Class and Homework

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. You will be shooting the various composition elements this weekend and next week. We will also have a quiz on this material as well.

Friday's Reading and Homework:

In class:


Today you will shoot six pictures with six different subjects. Please shoot three Rule of Thirds shots and three Unique Angle shots. Your homework is to shoot three leading lines shots and three frame within a frame (using other objects to frame your subject) shots.

Due Tuesday/Wednesday: 12 INTERESTING shots using all four techniques described above.Some people will take 30-40 pictures for 12 good ones.
You do not have to shoot outside.

Make sure you read both sections above.

Due Wednesday/Thursday

  • Academic Plan
  • Out of Class Permission Slip
  • Classroom Expectations

Email Me Please

Send me an email to trent.mitchell@shorelineschools.org 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. Also include Photo 3 or Photo 6 in the subject line.

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