Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Digital Photo 2 and AP Photo Review



The Principles of Design in Photography | Trent Sizemore Photography

Six Elements of Design

Computer Animation First Day 2017


Please watch a few stop motion videos.
Pick two that you like.
Answer the following questions in the comment section below on both the blog and Canvas. (Copy and paste into Canvas for grading).


1. What is your name?
2. What is the name of each video?
3. What is the URL for each (copy and paste it).
4. What did you like about the video? What made it an effective use of stop motion?

Please use two-three full sentences in your answer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPNlg-cgLgE

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Fashion Adjustments

Fashion Editing


1. Please look through your photos and pick you 24 best portrait pictures. 
Eight from each day. Make sure these 24 showcase a variety or angles and camera compositions.
 Simply put, make sure these photos are examples of many of the Portrait Hints you used last week.

2. Start editing the 24 photos in Photoshop using the techniques below.
 You should make your subjects look like supermodels!

To get rid of blemishes or red marks on the face:
Use Clone Stamp
Change Blend Mode to lighten
Sample a portion of the face with "nice"skin

To eliminate a glow or shine on the face:
Use Clone Stamp
Change Blend Mode to darken
Sample a portion of the face with "nice"skin








I don't expect you to edit all of the pictures today. You will have Monday as well.
Please spend roughly 8-12 minutes editing each picture. Don't forget basic crops and color adjustments.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Fashion Assignment

You are working for a fashion magazine that sells clothing to a specific audience. Your job together is to shoot two picture spreads to sell two different styles of clothing and accessories. This includes pants, coats, shirts, scarfs, shoes, socks, belts, dresses, shorts, and anything else a person can wear.

10 suggestions for a great photo shoot.
Eight suggestions to create a solid fashion shoot.
Please look through, watch, and read about the following fashion shoots.

Examples:
Vanity Fair Fashion Shoots (multiple examples)
Kala Makeup Fashion Portfolio
A variety of great photographers
Joie Magazine
Beyond The Sea
Grey Gardens
In the Trenches
Megan Fox
GQ: Best Suits
Details Magazine: Jeans
Top Ten Vogue Covers
True Blood
Jessica Biel
Katy Perry
Rolling Stone Magazine Covers

Lighting
Fashion Setup


Your pictures should show a variety of composition and also showcase a variety of ways to light your subject. Please review lighting techniques here.
Please review portrait tips here.


Requirements:
You must choose a partner from class. You can work in groups of three, but you have to take pictures of each person.
You will model for each other on Thursday and Tuesday in class.You will shoot one day outdoors and one day in the studio.
Your location away from school needs to be unique and interesting on it's own.
You will also model for each other as homework sometime between Tuesday the 23rd and Tuesday the 30th.
Contact sheets are due from each day at the end of the period and the homework contact sheet is due Tuesday the 30th.
Get creative. Play dress up. Dress stylishly and/or uniquely. Accessorize.


On Tuesday the 23rd  you will  get together with your partner  and answer the following questions. You will answer these questions in Canvas. 

1. What are your names?
2.  What types of clothing are you trying to sell? What is the style? What magazine would these pictures most likely appear in?
3. What day are you using the studio?
4. What specific clothing will you wear each day? What accessories will you bring to enhance your shoot?
5. Where do you want to shoot outside of school? Why?
6. How will you ensure that you give 100% on this project? What can you do to make these pictures the best pictures you've taken in class?
7. How will you use lighting to make your pictures interesting? Be specific.
8. Please search the internet and paste 7-10 examples of pictures you would like to take for this assignment.

Bring your cameras Thursday and Tuesday. If you are in 2nd period photo and shooting away from school you can go directly to your shooting location. 4th period students can check out during TAP on Tuesday.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Clone Code

//player part
void Update ()
    {
        if (Input.GetButton("Fire1") && Time.time > nextFire)
        {
            nextFire = Time.time + fireRate;
            Instantiate(shot, shotSpawn.position, shotSpawn.rotation);
            GetComponent <AudioSource> ().Play ();
            gameController.AddScore (-1);
        }

        if (Input.GetKey (KeyCode.C) && Time.time > nextFire) {
            nextFire = Time.time + fireRate;
            Instantiate(clone, shotSpawn.position, shotSpawn.rotation);
            gameController.AddScore (-100);
        }
    } 

//clone part, same script as player mostly with a few changes
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;

[System.Serializable]
public class Boundary
{
    public float xMin, xMax, zMin, zMax;
}

public class PlayerCloneController : MonoBehaviour {

    public float speed;
    public float tilt;
    public Boundary boundary;
    public GameObject shot;
    public Transform shotSpawn;
    public float fireRate;

    private float nextFire;
    private GameController gameController;

    void Start ()
    {
        GameObject gameControllerObject = GameObject.FindWithTag ("GameController");
        if (gameControllerObject != null) {
            gameController = gameControllerObject.GetComponent <GameController> ();
        }
        if (gameController == null) {
            Debug.Log ("Cannot find 'GameController' script");
        }
    }

    void Update ()
    {
        if (Input.GetButton("Fire1") && Time.time > nextFire)
        {
            gameController.AddScore (-1);
            nextFire = Time.time + fireRate;
            Instantiate(shot, shotSpawn.position, shotSpawn.rotation);
            GetComponent<AudioSource> ().Play ();
        }

        if (Input.GetKey (KeyCode.D)) {
            Destroy (gameObject);
        }
    }

    void FixedUpdate(){
        float moveHorizontal = Input.GetAxis ("Horizontal");
        float moveVertical = Input.GetAxis ("Vertical");

        Vector3 movement = new Vector3 (moveHorizontal, 0.0f, moveVertical);
        GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().velocity = movement * speed;

        GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().position = new Vector3
            (
                Mathf.Clamp (GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().position.x, boundary.xMin, boundary.xMax),
                0.0f,
                Mathf.Clamp (GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().position.z, boundary.zMin, boundary.zMax)
            );

        GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().rotation = Quaternion.Euler (0.0f0.0f, GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().velocity.x * -tilt);
    }

}

Main Menu Code

using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;
using UnityEngine.SceneManagement;

public class MainMenu : MonoBehaviour {

    public string StartLevel;

    public string Challenges;


    public void NewGame()
    {
        SceneManager.LoadScene (StartLevel);
    }

    public void QuitGame()
    {
        Application.Quit();
    }

    public void ChallengesLevels()
    {
        SceneManager.LoadScene (Challenges);
    }



}

Friday, April 28, 2017

Finished Destroy By Contact Script for Space Shooter

using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;

public class DestroyByContact : MonoBehaviour
{
    public GameObject explosion;
    public GameObject playerExplosion;
    public int scoreValue;
    private GameController gameController;

    void Start()
    {
        GameObject gameControllerObject = GameObject.FindWithTag ("GameController");
            if (gameControllerObject != null)
         {
            gameController = gameControllerObject.GetComponent ();
        }   
        if (gameController == null)
        {
            Debug.Log ("Cannot Find    'GameController' script");

        }
        }


    void OnTriggerEnter(Collider other) {
        if (other.CompareTag ("Boundary") || other.CompareTag ("Enemy"))

        {   
            return;
        }

        if (explosion != null)
        {
            Instantiate (explosion, transform.position, transform.rotation);
        }
        if (other.tag == "Player")
        {
            Instantiate (playerExplosion, other.transform.position, other.transform.rotation);
            gameController.GameOver ();
        }
        gameController.AddScore (scoreValue);
        Destroy(other.gameObject);
        Destroy (gameObject);
    }
       

Monday, April 24, 2017

Forced Perspective Photography

Thursday in Photo 1:

Forced Perspective Examples:

Creative Examples:
http://www.zdwired.com/creative-ideas-of-forced-perspective-photography-technique/

Read these tips on shooting Forced Perspective photography:
http://www.thephotoargus.com/5-tips-for-creating-excellent-forced-perspective-photographs/

Use the entire period to 
shoot Forced Perspective shots around the campus. Have fun. Be creative. Work in groups of two or three if necessary.
Turn in a ten picture contact sheet at the end of the period.

Tuesday you will do the same away from school.





Thursday, April 13, 2017

Game Controller Script (pre-enemies)

using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;
using UnityEngine.SceneManagement;

public class GameController : MonoBehaviour {

    public GameObject[] hazards;
    public Vector3 spawnValues;
    public int hazardCount;
    public float spawnWait;
    public float startWait; 
    public float waveWait;

    public GUIText scoreText;
    public GUIText restartText;
    public GUIText gameOverText;

    private bool gameOver;
    private bool restart;
    private int score;


    void Start ()
    {
        gameOver = false;
        restart = false;
        restartText.text = "";
        gameOverText.text = "";
        score = 0;
        UpdateScore ();
        StartCoroutine (SpawnWaves ());
    }
        
    void Update ()
    {
        if (restart)
        {
            if (Input.GetKeyDown (KeyCode.R)) 
            {
                SceneManager.LoadScene (SceneManager.GetActiveScene ().buildIndex);
            }
        }
    }

    IEnumerator SpawnWaves ()
    {
        yield return new WaitForSeconds (startWait);
        while (true)
        {
        for (int i = 0;i < hazardCount;i++) 
            {
                GameObject hazard = hazards [Random.Range (0, hazards.Length)];
                Vector3 spawnPosition = new Vector3 (Random.Range (-spawnValues.x, spawnValues.x), spawnValues.y, spawnValues.z);
                Quaternion spawnRotation = Quaternion.identity;
                Instantiate (hazard, spawnPosition, spawnRotation);
                yield return new WaitForSeconds (spawnWait);
            }
            yield return new WaitForSeconds (waveWait);

            if (gameOver) {
                restartText.text = "Press 'R' To Restart";
                restart = true;
                break;
            }
        }
    }
    public void AddScore (int newScoreValue)
    {
        score += newScoreValue;
        UpdateScore ();
    }

    void UpdateScore ()
    {
        scoreText.text = "Score: " + score;
    }

    public void GameOver ()
    {
        gameOverText.text = "Game Over!";
        gameOver = true;
    }

}  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring Quote Assignment

Spring Quote Assignment

Photo 2: Spring Quote Assignment

 



Spring Quote Asisgnment

http://decideforyourself.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/spring2.jpg

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." 
-- Margaret Atwood

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain

I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers: Of April, May, of June, and July flowers. I sing of Maypoles, Hock-carts, wassails, wakes, Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes. 
Robert Herrick

You will shoot two contact sheets based around two quotes about the spring season. In other words, pick your quotes and shoot pictures for those quotes.
I will list a few websites where you can find some quotes about spring, or you can find your own.

  • First, pick your two quotes.
You will have an in class shooting day on Thursday.
You will shoot pictures over spring break.
Contact sheets are due at the end of each of these days.
 After break you will have class time to adjust these pictures.

Many spring quotes are directly about the seasons and nature. However, you will find many quotes that also deal with events or sports that take place during spring time like weddings, music festivals, baseball, and golf etc. You also may find quotes that talk about spring cleaning, BBQ's, family gatherings, Easter, and Mother's Day etc.

Spring Quotes






You may also use a quote from spring poems.

Don't forget, you can also try to find your own quotations as well.

spring-3.jpg Happy Spring! image by sonmade44
 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Long Exposure

Photo 2: Long Exposure Assignments

This assignment will be broken into three parts.
 Part 1 is Light Painting. Click here to see some amazing examples.
Part 2 is nighttime long exposure. Click here to see some awesome examples.
Part 3 is long exposure pictures of your choice. You can do light painting, you can shoot outdoors at night, or you an experiment with something different. You can use people as needed. You can even shoot early morning or late evening instead of at night.

















Long exposure photographyLong exposure photography
Schedule:
Thursday March 30: Practice long exposure and light painting at school.
Tuesday April 4th: Bring lights to class. Shoot in studio or at home.
Thursday April 6th: Bring lights to class. Shoot in studio or at home.
Shooting Day 1. Contact Sheets due both days.
Homework (you can start now): One outdoor long exposure 24 photo shoot done at night or early morning.
Long exposure shots of your choice.
April 9th: Homework due.
Image by gnackgnackgnack

Friday, March 24, 2017

Player Controller 3/24

using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;

[System.Serializable]
public class Boundary
{
    public float xMin, xMax, zMin, zMax;
}

public class PlayerController : MonoBehaviour 
{
    public float speed;
    public float tilt;
    public Boundary boundary;

    void FixedUpdate () 
    {
        float movehorizontal = Input.GetAxis ("Horizontal");
        float movevertical = Input.GetAxis ("Vertical");

        Vector3 movement = new Vector3 (movehorizontal, 0.0f, movevertical);

        GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().velocity = movement * speed;
        GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().position = new Vector3 
            (
                Mathf.Clamp (GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().position.x, boundary.xMin, boundary.xMax), 
                0.0f, 
                Mathf.Clamp (GetComponent<Rigidbody> ().position.z, boundary.zMin, boundary.zMax)
            );
        GetComponent<Rigidbody>().rotation = Quaternion.Euler (0.0f, 0.0f, GetComponent<Rigidbody>().velocity.x * -tilt);
    }
}

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Export Video Settings

Exporting From Adobe Premiere Pro

These are the settings to export HD Quality Video

File>Export>Media

Format=Quicktime
Preset=HD 1080i 29.97
Video Codec H.264

Name your file in the Output Name. 




Make sure you look where you are saving the file. 

Click Export
Find your project in the area you saved it on the computer.

Next, drop your video in the Vidstore Server. Don't forget to use the Naming Convention: 2-mitchellt-Sequence.

Click on background
Select Go up top
Select Connect to server
Type Vidstore.shorelineschools.org    
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
Select SC Video classes
Place video proper class period.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Greyscale Editing

Good morning. 

 Photo 2 students: please find two partners and teach them all the greyscale adjustments methods from last semester.
 Go step by step and have the other students take notes.
 These include Calculations, Ansel Adams, Basic Channel Mixer, Basic Black and White, and Duotone.
Edit 6 candids in grayscale today. Do not turn these pictures in yet.
Also, please work through the tutorials below.

Tomorrow is a Candid Off Campus picturing taking day.
I will try to arrange it so that students can use Highlander Home time to take pictures.
You must have a C or better to leave campus. Please turn in any missing work right now.

Don't forget your Candid homework assignment is due Thursday.

Extra detailed Ansel Adams Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGwLqoL38-o

Black and white adjustment layer technique:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yan0invgros

Curves and Channel Mixer Technique:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq_sCa6shE8

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Photo 2 Candid Photography

http://digital-photography-school.com/11-tips-for-better-candid-photography
http://digital-photography-school.com/make-yourself-invisible-5-tips-for-successful-candid-photography

Your assignment over the next week is  to shoot three contact sheets full of candid photos between now and Tuesday March 8 . 
One of these contact sheets will be shot during class on Thursday March 9th at Shorecrest.You will take candids of students and staff during this day. Some of these pictures could end up in the Yearbook.
The next contact sheet will be homework done at multiple locations of your choice due on Thursday, March 16th.
The next shooting day will Tuesday the 14th and you will shoot at multiple locations of your choice.

SC Candid  due Thursday March 9th.
Candid CS2 due Tuesday, March 14 th.
Candid CS3 (homework) due Thursday, March 14th. 
For each picture you should emphasize a specific composition element other than rule of thirds.
If you need a refresher on composition elements they can be reviewed at:

http://cybercollege.com/tvp023.htm
http://cybercollege.com/tvp024.htm
http://cybercollege.com/tvp025.htm

These include, but are not limited to: frame within a frame, leading lines, color contrast, movement and meaning, multiple levels of meaning, leading the subject, and using light to highlight or enhance a certain section of your picture. Move the camera around. Shoot high and low angles.

For this assignment I want you to get as far away from Shorecrest as possible. Downtown Seattle, Capital Hill, Fremont, and the U District are all great places to shoot "random" people, but Lake Forest Park could be just as effective. Make sure you ask permission to take pictures (especially if you are taking pictures of kids).


Unintentional out-of-focus pictures will not be accepted. If you would like to try a some selective focus shots please tell me before you go out shooting and I can lend you a long lens.

Getty Images Candid Pics
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