Thursday, January 19, 2012

Updated FInal Project Info

Updated Final Project Schedule

Monday the 23th: Turn in Final Project CS2, Edit Pictures
Wednesday the 25th: Turn in Final Project CS3, Optional Shooting Day, Edit and Write Descriptions
Friday the 27th: Edit,Write Descriptions, and Print
Monday the 30th: Edit,Write Descriptions, and Print
Wednesday the 1st: Turn in Project in a binder or on Poster Board
Present Project to Class
Friday the 3rd: Present Project to Class

Monday, January 09, 2012

Photo: Final Project Treatment

Turn in this Treatment to the STAFF server AND email it to me and your parents.

1. What is your theme for your final project?Example: My theme project is Old America, Photomerge Seattle, or Man v. Nature.
2. Why did you choose this as your theme? What is interesting about this theme? Be specific. 2-3 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. Please give three or four examples.
4. What type of pictures do you hope to take? Action, portrait, landscape etc? A good photo essay will have a variety. Give me some specific examples and how they relate to your theme. Yes, I want you to attempt to describe pictures you haven't even taken yet. Visualize...
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, again I want to know what you are attempting before you shoot. What will you try that you haven't done before?
5b. How will your pictures convey emotion, either from your subject or from the viewer of the pictures? Why will an audience really enjoy these pictures?
6. How much work will be done at school and how much away from school?
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? What Photoshop adjustment techniques will you use? Please give three or four examples.
9. Is there anything you are unclear about in terms of composition or shot styles and angles etc? This is the time to ask.
10. What type of camera or Photoshop experimentation will you try? HDR? Photomerge pictures? Aperture adjustments? Shutter Speed work?

Please Answer these questions in detail(compete sentences)and send these questions to my staff folder, period 5.
Next, please copy these questions to your email. 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. They may need to help with transportation etc.

Digital Photo: The Final Project

Photo Eassy Requirements:

• First pick a general theme. For example, you might pick America, Democracy, or Responsibility. You will shoot photographs centered on this central theme. This may include camera experimentation like shutter speeds, HDR, aperture adjustments, or photomerges.

• 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. It is imperative you showcase your ability to shoot many angles of shots with many levels of camera composition (Review composition elements and types of shots 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, what you did to adjust the picture, the photo settings used, why you picked this picture, and where you took the picture.

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

A one-page reflection is also required. In this paper you need describe what you learned during your project. What did you learn about your subject, Photoshop, and photography in general. What was easy and difficult about your project? What would you do differently if you did it again? Finally, how far along do you think you have come as a photographer this semester?

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

• You may digitally alter your photos as necessary in Photoshop. You should use all of the landscape style, portrait style, and Instagram styles as needed.

• 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 or in a binder with written with the written reflection attached. Look at examples at the front of the room.

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

Friday January 13th: Shooting Day 1
Wednesday January 18: Adjustment Day
Friday January 20: Shooting Day 2
Monday January 23: Adjustment Day
Wednesday January 25: Optional Shooting Day, Adjustment, Writing, and Printing Day
January 27: Adjustment, Writing, and Printing Day
January 30: Projects are due at the beginning of the period.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Self Portrait Adjustments

24 Total Adjustments

  • 6 "Anything You Want Except Instagram" Adjustments
  • 4 Grayscale Adjustments using the specific methods you learned in class
  • 2 One or more items left in color
  • 2 Super Cropped Pictures
  • 2 Super Color Enhanced or Hyper Color (Vivid color)
  • 8 Instagram Adjustment Actions
Please turn in a Self Portrait Adjusted Contact Sheet with all 24 pictures and a Best Self Portrait as a jpeg file.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Stop Motion 2 Pre-Production

Please get in your groups and start planning your production.

1. Please use TEXT EDIT and turn in the following information in the STAFF server:

  • Group Member names
  • A four to five sentence description of your animation project. 
  • Please tell me what items or items you will be bringing in on Friday to animate.
  • Most importantly, please tell me the story from beginning to end.
  • What type of music will you use? Why?
  • What kind of sound effects will you add?
  Each video will need:

1.                 Fade In/Out

2.                 Titles

3.                 Credits

4.                 Music and sound effects throughout the entire animation project.

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