Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AP Photo Assignment 1

AP Project 1

Please photograph the following Plan Your Photo Composition (36 works):

1. Hands (such as braiding hair, holding something, working on something) (4 works)
2. Feet/Shoes (4 works)
3. Geometric Shadows/Forms (4 works)
4. Organic Forms and/or Texture (4 works)
5. White on white/eggs (4 works)
6. Lines (4 works)
7. Glass/transparency (4 works)
8. The remaining photos are your choice (8 works)

Contact Sheet 1 is due September 30th. Sept 30th is also an editing day.
Friday Oct 2nd is an off campus shooting day. Contact sheet due at end of period.
Contact Sheet 3 is due Oct 5th.

Landscape Homework

Landscape Homework over the next week and a half:

Pick at least two scenic location where you can take pictures.
Pick a place with water, mountains, trees, or a combination of all of the above. I would recommend Carkeek Park, Kerry Park, or Richmond Beach.

You will shoot at least 24 pictures at each location.
 Change angles and move all around the location.
You may shoot horizontal and vertical landscape pictures.
One of these photography sessions must be during sunset or sunrise.
Please do not center the horizon line and try to show something in the foreground, mid-ground, and background.
Landscape .

  • Landscape Homework CS2 is due September 30th.
  • Friday October 2nd is an off campus shooting day. Landscape CS3 is due at the end of the day.
  • Landscape SC4 is due Monday, October 5th. Blur: how to take long exposure pictures of the sea using an ND filter

Monday, September 21, 2015

Landscape Work

Photo 1 Landscape Work

Read the following articles and watch the videos below. Take short notes on each suggestion. A few of the readings/videos repeat the same points. Also, make sure you look up the vocabulary words below so that you can understand the material. Please add these terms to your notes as well.

11 Landscape Hints
10 Landscape Tips

Terms to look up and learn: 
Shutter Speed
Depth of Field
Focal Point
Slow Exposure

National Geographic Landscape Tips
Creative Composition Video
Photo 101 Video
Spend 20 minutes going outside to shoot 10-12 landscape shots from the baseball, football, and softball fields.
  • Make sure each shot has a large depth of field. In other words, make sure even the background objects are in focus.
  • In each shot make sure you have foreground, midground, and background objects.
  • (Most Landscape shots will have water, trees, and mountains. However, just do the best with what Shorecrest has to offer).
  • Do not center the horizon. Place it in the upper or lower third.
  • Look for lines on the ground or even in the sky.
  • Use tripods as needed.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Photo 1 Assignment: Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Proportion,Framing

Photo 1 Assignment: Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Proportion,Framing

Today you will take pictures for about 30 minutes during class.
You can move around anywhere on campus. I prefer it if you take pictures outside.
Take pictures of interesting subjects focusing on the following Principle of Design:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Proportion
  • Framing
  • Proportion

Take four pictures for each composition.
Return to class with 15 minutes remaining and upload your pictures using Image Capture.

Homework: Do the same assignment over the weekend. Pictures are due Monday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Download Unity

Please click 'download installer'.
I will need to type in a password on each computer.

How To Connect To The Vidstore Server

Name all projects using naming convention:
1_mitchellt_name of assignment
  • Click on your desktop background.
  • Go
  • Connect To Server
  • Type Vidstore
  • name:scvideo
  • password:Outback23
  • SC Video Classes
  • Drop the file into the 1st, 3rd, or 5th period folder

How to create a Contact Sheet in Adobe Bridge

Put your SD card into the back of the computer or plug in your camera using a USB chord.

1. Import your pictures using Image Capture
2. Create a folder on your computer.
3. Drag the pictures you want to use in this Contact Sheet  into this new folder.
4. Open Adobe Bridge CS6
5. On left hand side find your folder and select it.
6. Select the files down below so that they show up in the Preview section. You can select the pictures via lasso, shift key, or command key.
7. On the right hand side select Output. Make sure .pdf is selected. Columns and rows will vary.
  • 6 pictures means columns and rows=2*3
  • 12 pictures means columns and rows=3*4
  • 20 pictures means columns and rows 4*5
  • 24 pictures means columns and rows=4*6

 8. Click save in the lower right hand corner. Save to your pictures folder.
9. Upload .pdf Contact Sheet to the Vidstore Server>Classes>Period 1 or 5

Monday, September 14, 2015

Photo 1 Assignment: Balance, Pattern, Contrast

Today you will take pictures for about 30 minutes during class.
You can move around anywhere on campus. I prefer it if you take pictures outside.
Take pictures of interesting subjects focusing on the following Principle of Design:

  • Balance
  • Pattern
  • Contrast

Take four pictures for each Principle of Design.
Return to class with 15 minutes remaining and upload your pictures using Image Capture.

Image Capture:
1. Plug in camera with USB chord or plug in Card Reader.
2.Open up Image Capture from the Applications folder. Once you are there select the 'download some' option. The select the pictures you want to download. The pictures should end up in your pictures folder on the hard drive by default. 
3. In the pictures folder, please make a folder called Composition 1 and drag pictures into this folder. 

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

AP Photo: Depth of Field

Depth of Field

Take two well composed shots of the exact same (interesting) subject from the exact same angle and location. Adjust the aperture to adjust the depth of field in each picture.
·     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.

Turn in all photos as full jpegs in a folder called AP Depth of Field in the period 1 Vidstore Server.

Digital Photo: First Week Composition Reading 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.
Bring your cameras to class every day.

In Class reading:

The Principles of Design in Photography | Trent Sizemore Photography

(Take quizzes at the end of each section below) Start reading at "Strive for Feeling of Unity"

The Elements and Principles of Design

This week and next week during class you will shoot 24-36 pictures with at least six different subjects.
Please shoot three Rule of Thirds shots, three texture shots, three color contrast shots, three leading lines shots and three frame within a frame (using other objects to frame your subject) shots.

Homework: Do the same assignment above except use subjects and objects away from school.
  • 15 INTERESTING shots using all four techniques described above. Some people will take 40-80 pictures for 15 good ones.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Classroom Daily Rules and Expectations

1.             Be on time to class.
2.             Show up ready for the job. Have paper, pencils, pens, cameras, USB Cables & any related material you need to do class assignments everyday.
3.             Food & liquids are not permitted in the computer labs.
4.             You will rarely need ipads in this class.  Only take them out when I give permission. Do not test me on this.
5.             Clean up your station area before you leave.
6.             Return equipment to its proper place.
7.             Keep cell phones in your bag or on your person.
8.             Use headphones to monitor sound. Bring headphones to class everyday.
9.             Games on the computer are not except in Game Design Class.

10.          Listen respectfully. You will be given the same respect when you speak.

Digital Photo Academic Plan