Thursday, March 28, 2013

Quiz Review Questions

1. When one subject is in focus and the other object is out of focus in a picture it is called _________________________.

2. The composition element that suggests you should shoot subjects off center is called _________________________.

3. _______________________ gives your subject space to walk and/or look in a picture.

4. The __________________ is the device responsible for the amount of light that gets into your camera.

5. The _________________ controls the speed of the light entering the camera.

6. An F-Stop of F-22 means you have a _____________ amount of light entering the camera.

7. An F-Stop of F/1.4 means you have a ______________ amount of light entering the camera.

8. A shutter speed of 1/250 to 1/1000 is usually good for _________________ pictures.

9. A picture that shows two subjects with two distinct and different colors is an example of __________________ composition.

10. ______________ is the term used to describe the focus length from your camera to your subject.

11. To adjust brightness/contrast you go ______________ then _______________ then ____________________.

12. Layer Style and Layer Mask buttons are located in the ________________ ___________________.

All Photoshop short cuts:crop, clone stamp, patch, lasso, burn and dodge, text, magic wand, move tool, marquee tool, and brush tool etc.

]* selective focus
* macro
* Strive for a feeling of unity
* compose scenes around a single center of interest
* Lighting to emphasize a point or idea
* leading the subject
* the rule of thirds
* horizontal and vertical lines
* tonal balance
* balance mass
* abstract
* leading lines
* frame the central subject matter
* color contrast
* # of prime objects
Convey Meaning Through Colors and Tones
* movement
(start reading the above link at Strive for a Feeling of Unity)
(Look at further examples at bottom of page)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Photo 1 and Photo 2 Shutter and Depth of Field Work

Shutter and Depth of Field Final

What I need from you today:

Part 1
Shoot three photos of the exact same action.
All three-action photos should be properly composed and interesting to look at. Move the camera around and experiment with different angles.
·     Photo one should be too dark
·     Photo two should be perfectly in focus with proper lighting
·     Photo three should be too bright

Again, the photos must be unique and interesting.

Part 2
Two exceptional composed shots of the exact same (interesting) subject from the exact same angle and location.
·     Photo one is in focus, well lit, and has a shallow depth of field.
·     Photo two is in focus, well lit, and has a large depth of field.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Photo 2: Light Painting

Light Painting

Slow Shutter and Light Painting Assignment

  •  Make lights move yourself. (Dance with lights etc.)Examples.
  • Landscape. (Sunrise or Sunset).
  • Cars.
  • Moving water.
  • Motion Tracking. (Zoom in, tripod helps).
Wednesday March 20: Shooting Day 1. Contact Sheet due at lunch.
Friday March 22: Shooting Day 2: Contact Sheet due at end of the period
Weekend: Homework. Contact Sheet 3

A video Tutorial on how to "Light Paint":

Tips on How to Light Paint [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

Image by gnackgnackgnack

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Manual Adjustments and Action Photos

F-Stops and Shutter Speed Hints

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

Camera simulator:


Schedule over the next two weeks:
  • Thursday is an Action Photo practice day at school. Bring a ball or other sporting equipment.
  • Action Practice Contact Sheet is due at the end of the period.
  • You will pick two after school action oriented activities or sports to shoot as homework. One must be SC related. You will shoot 75-100 pictures for each activity and turn in 24 picture Contact Sheets for each one.
  • Action CS 1 is due Monday the 25th of March.
  • Tuesday is another Action Practice day. However, on this day you can shoot with your fellow students off campus. You can go to a skate park, gym, or field.
  • Action CS 2 is due Thursday the 28th of March.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Photo 1: Grayscale Editing

  • Edit your pictures using a variety of grayscale methods. Make sure you save the abbreviation at the end of each adjusted picture.
  • Pick your top 24 Grayscale pictures. Try to pick roughly eight from each style: pattern, texture, and shadow.
  • Create a Grayscale Adjusted Contact Sheet with these 24 pictures. Turn it into the Staff Server.
  • Next, create a folder called Best Grayscale Pictures (with your name). Put your best six pictures in this folder as jpegs.
  • Finally, turn in your favorite Grayscale picture as ajpeg for printing.

Turn in Candid Pictures

Final Candid Editing

  • Select your top ten pictures.
  • Make sure the images you select show faces and emotion. Your ten pictures should show a variety of locations,composition styles, and subjects.
  • "Stalker" type photos will not be accepted.
  • Turn five of your pictures into Grayscale: I will review methods in class.
  • Edit five of your images any way you want. Fill the frame.

1.Turn in your best 10 Grayscale Adjusted.
2. Turn in your best 6 in a folder. Again, we should see a variety locations,composition styles, and subjects.   Did you notice the word variety in bold?
3. Finally, turn in your best picture for printing.

Photo 2: Candid Picture Rationale

Please read and review the links below. Take notes as necessary.
Open Text Edit on your computer.
Write a full 6-8 sentence paragraph explaining the rationale for choosing your best Candid picture. Use terms and references from the various readings below. Be specific with your examples. Tell me exactly where certain types of composition are located within the picture and tell me how and why they are effective.

Turn the written portion of this assignment into the Staff Server with your Best Candid Photo and call it Candid Rationale. Use the Naming Convention.
Turn in a 2nd copy of your Best Candid Portrait for printing. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Garageband Assignment

Garageband Assignment #1
  1. Create a full-length song in Garageband that is 2-3 mins long – (to view time go to Control –> Show Time in LCD)
  2. The song should work for a specific genre of music as opposed to just random clips assembled together. For example, you should create a rock, country, or electronic song.
  3. The song should have distinctly different parts of the song (parts that are emphasized or de-emphasized or repeated).  "Real" music has verse, middle, and chorus sections.
  4. The song must contain at least 8 different tracks. Most songs will have have more than eight sections.
  5. You should include at least one sample, voice, or musical instrument
  6. You should include at least one instance of voice or real instrument
  7. At least 2 of the tracks must change volume multiple times throughout the song – click on the downward pointing arrow at the end of the track icons to make a track’s volumne fade in or out
  8. At least one track must include a segment that loops – usually created by clicking in the upper left corner of a region and dragging to the right.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Multimedia: Garageband Tutorials

Spend the entire period working through the various Garageband Tutorials listed below. Basically you need to become familiar with all of the features.
Please use headphones.
To record audio just use the computer microphone for now.
On Monday you will receive the Garageband assignment.

Making a Drum Beat

Auto Tune

Bass and Drums


Monday, March 04, 2013

Photo 2: Candid Editing

Please look at all of your Candid pictures and start editing your best 10 images.
Suggested adjustments:
Grayscale (multiple types)
Selective Focus
Heavily Cropped

One more Candid Contact Sheet due Wednesday.
Wednesday will be a shooting day.