Friday, February 17, 2017

Sequence Reading and Examples

Group 10-shot Sequence: A sequence is a series of shots connected together as part of a whole scene.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

Example 4:

10-12 different action oriented shots

· Insert Shot

· Reaction Shot (cutaway)

Shoot a master shot of the whole sequence beginning to end

· Shoot every shot three different times from three different angles

· Raw Footage will be graded

· Edited video should include fade in/out, title, music, sound effects, and credits over black

No jump cuts

No continuity errors

Do not cross the Axis Line

All shots in focus. 
To receive credit at all on this assignment you cannot have any errors. All groups must edit sequences individually.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tourism Magazine Assignment

You work for a tourism magazine. 
 Your job as the Photojournalist for the Tourism Magazine is to take pictures that will encourage people to visit or move to a specific town or neighborhood. In other words, you need to take pictures of everything this town or neighborhood has to offer. 
  • Take (literally) a few hundred pictures in Shoreline/Lake Forest Park or the location of your choice. 
  •  Please try to get to at least five or six locations within Shoreline/Lake Forest Park or your location of choice.
  • Shoot landscape, portrait, pattern, shadow, action, macro, candid, and abstract shots.
  • Try to shoot as many of the Elements of Design as possible:unity, texture, line, form, contrast, color, texture, balance, rhythm, positive/negative space.
    The Principles of Design in Photography | Trent Sizemore Photography
  • Don't forget about all the parks, trails, streams, nightlife, coffee shops, and even some of the stores.
  • If you are leaving over mid-winter breaking to some place interesting (like Maui) you can do the assignment on vacation.
  • You will shoot pictures around Shoreline/Lake Forest Park on Thursday, February 16. You can use these for your final product or keep these pictures as practice. You must turn in a contact sheet when you return to class.
  • You will turn in two 48 picture contact sheets when you return from mid-winter break.

At the end of the assignment you will turn in 10 high quality images. You will name each image using the Element of Design that fits best.

 To receive an A you must go to a variety of locations, shoot a variety of interesting subjects, use a variety of the Elements and Principles of Design.

Manual Work Photo 1/2

  • You can shoot anywhere within walking distance of the Shorecrest campus.
  • All pictures should showcase your ability to shoot with proper composition, which includes rule of thirds, proper headroom, and leading the subject.

  1. Regular Action Shooting
Place the camera in Manual mode.
Shoot 30-40 pictures of moving subjects using traditional fast shutter speeds (usually 1/250-1/2000). The entire picture should be in focus.
Have your subjects repeat the same action over and over. Adjust the aperture as needed to ensure proper lighting. 
Don’t forget to show faces.
Your goal is to get 10-12 great shots. Keep shooting until you feel you have at least 10-12 great shots.

Suggested activities to shoot: someone running across the field, someone doing jumping jacks, someone doing back handsprings or other gymnastic moves, or (if you have any sporting equipment) take pictures of someone playing catch with a football, baseball, or Frisbee etc.

  1. Depth of Field Practice

Put the camera in manual (aperture mode).
Shoot 10 Shots of the exact same subject from the exact same angle.
Adjust the Aperture from low to high between each shot.
Start at a wide open aperture setting of f4.0 and work your way down to f29.
I would suggest shooting a flower or tree close up with something else in the deep background.

Friday, February 10, 2017

AP Photo: Take 10 Photos a Day for a Week

Beginning today, Friday February 10, you will take 10 pictures a day, for 1 week, totaling 70 pictures.  This also means that you will need to shoot 20 images over the weekend. There is no theme for this assignment.  Your images can be of any subject matter.  You can take the pictures during school (in class) or after school (out of class). The following week you will edit your images in Photoshop (basic color corrections, cropping, editing, etc.). 
You will turn these images in on a Contact Sheet.  Each image will be labeled in Photoshop with a title that should include the date each photo was taken.  I will check to make sure you have turned your images in on a daily basis.
This assignment is designed to get you thinking about subjects & concepts you enjoy to photograph.   This will help you to begin to brainstorm your ideas for your AP portfolio.

Due: February 17
Naming convention _70photos

Your grade for this assignment will be based on several factors:
  • Completion of each image.
  • Turned in on time (formative)
  • The quality and creativity of your 70 images
  • Your choice of which photos to possibly use for your portfolio (summative).

Monday, February 06, 2017

Photo 1/2 Manual Camera Information and Shutter Speed Assigmment

Please watch and take notes on the following video:

Manual Settings Video

Please read and take notes:

Please click on the link below and adjust only the shutter moving it from .5 sec to 1/4000. Clip snap photo after each movement.

30-35 minutes after class has started you will find your partner as listed below. You are NOT allowed to switch partners.
Digital Photo 2 students will explain shutter speed to their partner throughout the remainder of the period.
You will get a DSLR camera and turn in to Tv mode (shutter priority). Make sure you have a memory card in the camera.
As a class you will walk to the back gym and do the following assignment with your partner only.

  • The photo one student will use the camera first.
  • Have your Photo 2 partner repeat the same action (fast movement) over and over again. Take pictures and try to capture the action in focus.
  • Change the shutter speed after every shot. Start at 1/2500 and work your way down to 1 second.
  • Photo 2 person assist as needed.
  • Take 30-36 pictures
  • Do not delete any pictures, even the blurry ones.
  • Photo 2 person then completes the same assignment.
Turn in a 4*6 Contact Sheet at the end of the period called "Last Name_First Name_Shutter Practice." Photo 2 students can assist with contact sheets as needed.

2nd Period Partners:

Jasmin, Luka and Nathaniel A.
Ricardo and Jack A.
Madeline, Oliver and Anna
Kristin,Isaac, and Faith
Hamoon and Kegan
Naseem and Esmeralda
Nate and Brandon
Jordan and Chloe
Blake and Brad
Colin and Zeth
Omar and Maurice
David Rodolf can assist as needed

4th Period Partners:

Morgan and Langley
Sydney and Keith
Emma and Paige
Lymer and Kay
Heather and Kobe
Livia and Valerie
Julia and Evan
Charlie and David
Nate I. and Marian
Madison and Marisa
Beatrice and Julia
Donovan and Finn
Jonathan, Abel, and Emily

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Photo 1/2 Photo Review

Photo Review

When you return to class please upload your pictures, name the picture in the category it belongs (for example landscape 1 or color contrast 2) and then create a 4*6 contact sheet called “Composition 2”. Photo 1 students please add the name of your Photo 2 tutor at the end of the assignment name.
Please fill the frame in every single shot.

Number of Photos Needed
Composition or Element of Design
Wide Shot
Foreground, Mid-Ground, Background
Leading Lines
Lines that lead directly to a subject
Repeating objects/subjects.
2 or more objects/subjects that create a picture under one theme
Using objects in the shot to frame (border) a specific subject
Rule of Thirds
One main subject shot just off center