Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Grayscale: Pattern and Shadow Assignment

Your assignment over the next week is to shoot 24 pictures involving man-made shadows and 24 other images involving lightness/darkness relationships with a focus on patterns.

On Thursday/Friday you will shoot 24 pictures in-class using the manual adjustment mode.
Your homework over the weekend is to shoot 24 pictures with your own camera using any mode you like. For your weekend assignment you may shoot during the outside during the day or night or you may use man made light at any time.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Landscape Work To Turn In

· Turn in Landscape CS2

· Edit and adjust your ten best pictures. Make sure they look “real.”

· Create contact sheet with ten best pictures called landscape adjusted _CS

· Turn in your best_adjusted_landscape full size as a jpeg

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What should be turned in so far this quarter?

1. Academic Plan
2. Out of Class Permission Form
3. Classroom Rules
4. Composition CS1
5. Composition CS2
6. Landscape CS1
7. Five Changes in Photoshop
8. Landscape CS2

We had a couple students who could not shoot today because they did not have a C in the class. Please make sure all of your assignments are turned in.

Monday is an editing and adjustment day. You will NOT need your camera.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Landscape Assignment (Homework)

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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Thursday Friday in Digital Photo

3 Shots Tonal Balance
3 Shots Balance Mass
3 Shots Patterns

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

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 3/4 and make sure you use the naming convention. Contact sheets and other assignments without the naming convention will not be graded.

Tuesday/Wednesday in Digital Photo

Class work
You will take pictures emphasizing camera composition we discussed in class. Please fill the frame in every shot with something interesting. Boring pictures will not be accepted.

  • 5 Shots showing rule of thirds
  • 3 shots showing proper use of the horizon line (I would shoot from the baseball, football, and softball fields). Please try to show foreground, mid-ground, and background if possible.
  • 3 leading lines shots
  • 3 shots showing frame within a frame
When you are finished please import your pictures into iPhoto using your USB cable.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

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. 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:


Next Wednesday 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 Friday the 10th of September: 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.

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 4 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.