Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Action Photo Editing

Please select your twenty best action photos.
These pictures should show faces, be 95% in focus, fill the frame, and showcase interesting angles and composition.
Crop, adjust, and color correct all pictures as needed. Only keep what is essential to the picture.

Edit four pictures into Grayscale.
Edit two pictures using Selective Focus.
Edit two picture using one-item kept in color.
Edit the other 12 pictures in what ever manner you see fit.

When you are done editing you will turn in the following:
  • Best Action Photos Adjusted CS
  • Best Shorecrest Action Picture as a jpeg.
  • Best Action Picture2 (your choice of subject) as a jpeg

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Photo 1 Action Photo Home work Schedule


Here is a link to some great action photos. Please notice how most of these photos show engaging action in an interesting location. You will shoot similar photos during our Action Photo unit.

You will shoot action photos at two locations over the next ten days. One of these photo shoots must take place at a Shorecrest related event or sport. For example, you could take pictures of the Hip Hop, Football, Soccer, or Flag teams. The other location can be a place of your choice. Skateboarding, horseback riding, and dancing are all acceptable activities.

Due dates
Period 4
 Contact Sheet 1: October 28
Contact Sheet 2: November 4th

Period 3

Contact Sheet 1: October 31
Contact Sheet 2: November 3rd

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Photo 1: Panning

The panning shutter technique keeps your main subject in focus and blurs everything else in the picture.
Please read this helpful explanation and take notes.
Please watch this video to help reinforce your reading.

This video will help explain the process. It takes a great deal of practice in order to master this skill.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Photo 1: Manual Camera Work

Manual Adjustments:Aperture and Shutter Speed

Please watch and take notes on both videos below:
Manual Settings Video
Manual Settings Video 2

Manual Adjustments:Aperture and Shutter Speed


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. Use the cameras simulators below when you are done.

Camera simulator:




Turning in Grayscale Work Photo 1

Please turn in the following items of work after 45 minutes of class:

One 24 Picture "Grayscale Adjusted Contact Sheet" with a variety of subjects adjusted in a variety of the Photoshop grayscale adjustment methods. Please make sure the adjustment method is named in the jpeg picture before you create the contact sheet.
Again, the Contact Sheet is called "Grayscale Adjusted Contact Sheet.'

When you are finished please look at the blog listing above to begin watching the Manual Camera work videos and then begin the reading. Take detailed notes please. We will have our first detailed note check on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Next AP Photo Assignment


Visit the following website HERE to review a short article on Color Harmony as it exists in Complimentary and Analogous color schemes.  Type out these definitions in your own words on your computer.
Select only four themes from the list below and photograph in color—THINK IN COLOR
Take 5 solid examples of each of those photos.  You will have total of 20 photos completed for this assignment.
1.            Reflections in chrome or other reflective surface           
2.            Reflections in water
3.            Store window reflections (e.g., an antique or consignment store)
4.            Light through a window
5.            Motorcycle close-up or car engine close-up
6.            Architectural detail
7.            Dual portraits of your friends
8.            Lines and patterns
9.            Foreshortened image
10.          Close-up of texture
11.          Silhouette
12.          Motion/Panning
13.          Perspective
Create a contact sheet and make sure to include which 4 themes you chose for this assignment anywhere in the negative space on the contact sheet.  Save it as a JPEG and name it _color.
Turn in 1 photo for printing and name it _print2 

These are due at the end of class on Monday, October 21st, 2014.

Your grade for this assignment will be based on several factors:
  • Completion of each image turned in on a contact sheet.
  • Turned in on time (formative)
  • The quality and creativity of your 20 best images
  • Your choice of which photos to possibly use for your portfolio (summative).