Monday, April 28, 2014

Photo 2 4/28

  • Import your Spring Break Fashion photos.
  • Turn in your best 24 on a Contact Sheet called Spring Break Fashion.
  • Beginning editing your pictures in Photoshop using clone stamp, patch tool, and other tools to make your subjects look their best.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Digital Photo 1 4/28

  • Import your photos.
  • Create a Contact Sheet called Spring Break. Include pictures from all three Photomerge locations (pick the best ones) and your sequence shots.
  • Turn your Contact Sheet in to the Staff Server.
  • Start merging your Photomerge pictures. Save these but do not turn them in.
  • Do not merge your sequences until Tuesday.

Multimedia 4/28

Please shoot a short video of someone pretending to bounce a ball. 10 seconds is a decent length. You may use a cell phone camera or use one of mine. Please make sure you check out a camera from Mr. Glombecki and then return it immediately after importing your video.
Use Image Capture to upload video footage.
You may need to borrow someones memory card.
Open After Effects.
Work through the Energy Ball Tutorial here:

I will help you work through it on Wednesday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Break Homework

Good morning,

Here is the spring break homework for Digital Photography. Details can be found below in the Photomerege and Sequence examples below.

Over spring break you need to shoot three successful and awesome looking landscape Photomerges in three separate locations. One must shot be during golden hour. Shoot both vertically and horizontally. Each Photomerge should be at least 3-5 pictures. I would recommend attempting at least four or five different merges at each location.

Also, shoot one intense action sequence merge. Take at least 3-5 pictures in the sequence. Please make sure the subject is in focus and the lighting is desirable.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sequence Assignment

The second part of your Spring Break homework is to create an action sequence. You can do this two ways:

1. If your camera has continuous shutter you can take multiple pictures very quickly.

2. If your camera does not have continuous shutter you can have your subject repeat the action multiple times and take multiple shots.  

 You need to get one really good action sequence during Spring Break. It may take you 30-40 pictures for it to work out or if you are lucky or skillful it may only take four or five pictures.

 Please shoot DRAMATIC action.  Pick sports or activities that are interesting and action packed.
 Make sure your shot is taken from a creative angle and demonstrates intense action. Each sequence should have 3-5 shots.

Action Sequence Photography 25 Beautiful Examples of Action Sequence Photography
When you’re creating a sequence photo make sure you get all the action you need. This can be done by choosing the action setting on a DSLR. Make sure you have a camera that able to do high shutter speeds. A DSRL that can shoot 3-5fps can get you great results. Then set the camera up in a sturdy location or on a sturdy tripod so movement between frames is limited. Below are some truly amazing examples of sequence photography. The trick is to hold the camera steady and have the action move through multiple frames/photos:

Ray Demski

sports action 01  25 Beautiful Examples of Action Sequence Photography 


YouTube Sequence Tutorial 

Text Tutorial for Sequence Assignment

If you have overlap, use a layer mask

step by step

  • Open your multiple pictures into Adobe Bridge
  • Tools>Photoshop>Photoshop>Load Files into Photoshop Layers 
  • Edit>Auto Align Layers
  • create a new black layer mask on your top layer (alt + click on the layer mask icon in the layer palette)
  • paint in white over your subject (sometimes lowering the opacity will help you see where to paint.
  • flatten image
  • add shadows as needed
  • save

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Photomerge Assignment

One of your assignments over Spring Break multiple landscape panorama style photomerges.  Take a picture and then move the camera slightly up or sideways to take another "connected" image. Basically you combine smaller pictures to make one larger picture.

Use a tripod if possible. Remember to manual adjust white balance or select something like "cloudy" or "sunny" on your camera.

Here is how you connect multiple pictures in Photoshop.

  • Import your pictures using Image Capture
  • Create separate folders on your computer for each Photomerge and move the pictures into this folder

To set up a new Photomerge composition:
Do one of the following:
Choose File > Automate > Photomerge.
In the File Browser, select the images you want to use and then choose Automate > Photomerge from the File Browser menu bar
In the dialog box, choose an option from the Use pop-up menu:
  • Files to generate the Photomerge composition using individual files.
  • Folders to use all the images stored in a folder to create the Photomerge composition. The files in the folder appear in the dialog box.
  • Open Files to use the image files you have open in Photoshop.
Click the Browse button to navigate to the source files or folder you want to use to create the Photomerge composition. Select Attempt to Automatically Arrange Source Images if you want Photoshop to try to line the images up in their proper order.
Then edit your picture as you need.

Here is a tutorial you can use to get you going.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Your next assignment will be a 12-20 second SCNN commercial for anything school related. This could include a dance, a game, a club, an event, or anything else. Content must be related to the specific school related item.
All animation should look sharp and detailed.
Use school colors where appropriate.

Your animation needs to include:

  • Music AND sound effects throughout
  • Keyframe animation
  • Shape tween
  • Two Motion Tween
  • Two Movie Clips
  • Text that says either "SCNN" or the information for the school club, group, or event
  • Voices created by you using Garageband or other programs
Most of these projects will be between 288 and 480 frames each at 24 frames per second.

First step: Commercial Treatment

You will write a detailed commercial treatment and send it to the coach or advisor of your club/activity/sport etc. You will ask for their permission to make a commercial and also for suggestions. You will also send me a copy (CC) of this email.

List of advisors:
School event Calendar

Treatment questions you must answer in COMPLETE sentences.

  1. What group or activity have you selected as your subject?
  2. Why did you select this group and why do you think you can make an interesting commercial for this group?
  3. What is your original concept? How are you going to SELL your subject?
  4. What will your tag line be? It needs to be something catchy and memorable.
  5. What kind of music will you use in the background?
  6. Please email the advisor or coach of your commercial subject ask permission to create a commercial using your concept. Include me on this email.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Shorecrest Related Action Shot Homework



Shorecrest Related Action Shots

50 Pictures Due Next Thursday morning

Pick or Shorecrest sport or performance group and take pictures at a game or practice. 
Let me know if you want to shoot on the sideline during a game or match. 

You may use the panning technique as described in class and in the Motorcross video.