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    MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Intro to Digital Photography - Fall Semester 2021

     

    Reminder - It's your responsibility to notify me through email that you have turned in Late work 

     

     

     

    Homework Information

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Day #40

    1/12/22

     

    Workday 

     

    Day #39

    1/10/22

     

    Summative Assessment

    Assessment Type(s): 

    In this activity, students will participate in a gallery walk to view the work of their peers and evaluate the work of two other classmates.

    1. Students to pull up your Page on your computer screens.
    2. Students are then handed 2 peer review templates that they'll fill out as they evaluate other classmates' Page.  
    3. When prompted by the teacher, students are to get up with the templates and a pen or pencil in hand.  They should circulate the classroom as they view each other's work while walking around slowly.  
    4. When the timer goes off, give students the instruction to find an open seat that is not their own nor their partner's.  
    5. They are then to fill out one of the templates.
    6. After the timer goes off, remind students to leave that template at the desk for the photographer/author to read, then they walk around again, viewing all the work.
    7. Once again, set a timer and give the cue to sit down and evaluate another classmate's blog post that's not their partner's.  Follow same steps as before.
    8. When the next timer you set goes off, students leave the second peer review template and head back to their own seats.
    9. Give them a few minutes to read the feedback they received on the templates left behind.  Have them fill out the response/reflection section of each template before they turn them in to you.

     

     Click here for Peer evaluation

    Click here for Rubric 

     

     

     

    Day #39

    1/6/22

     

    What's the Best Focal Length for Portraits?

    In this activity, students will post the portrait photos they captured for the experiment along with their observations, findings, and preferences.

     

    Click here for Blog Post instructions

     

     

    Day #37

    1/4/22

     

    It's All About the Lens!

     

    introduction

    The student will explore the visual effects that different camera lenses and focal lengths have on photographs  In this lesson, students will explore how lenses and focal lengths can produce various visual results in photography.  With this exploration, students will make conclusions and assert opinions on which focal lengths work best for different purposes/types of portrait photography.

     

    objectives

    • Students will identify the effects that lenses & focal lengths have on captured images.
    • Students will conduct a photo shoot experiment that applies their knowledge of focal lengths in order to discover the effects possible.
    • Students will synthesize what they learned and what they discovered in order to draw conclusions as to what lenses and focal lengths are appropriate for different types of photography, especially in portraiture

     

    Activities in this Lesson

     

    In this activity, students will be presented with a video projection of a portrait GIF.  The GIF demonstrates the differences in how an image/person will look when captured with various focal lengths.  

    Click here for picture

    1.  GO to your portfolio and create a new page called Its all about the lens and answer these questions about the GIF:

    • What is happening in this GIF??  List all the changes that you see happening, describe as best you can. 
    • What do you think the numbers refer to?
    1. Face Distortion
    2. Field of view/space compression
    3. Depth of field 

     

     

    Defining & Setting Up The Experiment

    In this activity, students will record some key terms, learn where/how the focal point is set on a camera, and view a photographer demonstrating a lens experiment that they will generally replicate in the next activity.

    1.  Click here for PPT

    • the definition of focal length 
    • where it is located and how to use it
    • at least two features/purposes for each focal length discussed (it can be bullet points)

    2.  Click here for video 

    • what is the subject doing and what is the photographer doing throughout the test?"

     

    Battle of the Lenses

    Type: Independent Practice

    Students will need to work with a partner so they each produce their own focal length portrait experiment that will look *kind of* like this:

     

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    The above collage of images serves as a general example of the type of experiment students will produce.

     

     

    Click here for Student Handout

     

    The keys to success in this experiment (and I remind students of this) are:

    • make sure there is a LOT of distance behind the subject
    • make sure the photographer has a LOT of distance behind them to back up (you'll be surprised how far you'll have to go for a full body shot zoomed in at 200mm!!).
    • set your camera settings according to the instructional handout
    • first take a test shot for good exposure, fix ISO if necessary, then begin your series of shots
    • the model stays in the exact same spot the whole time!

     

    What's the Best Focal Length for Portraits?

    In this activity, students will post the portrait photos they captured for the experiment along with their observations, findings, and preferences.

     

    Click here for Blog Post instructions

     

    Summative Assessment

    Assessment Type(s): Demonstrations, Teacher-Made Test

    In this activity, students will participate in a gallery walk to view the work of their peers and evaluate the work of two other classmates.

    1. Students to pull up your Page on your computer screens.
    2. Students are then handed 2 peer review templates that they'll fill out as they evaluate other classmates' Page.  
    3. When prompted by the teacher, students are to get up with the templates and a pen or pencil in hand.  They should circulate the classroom as they view each other's work while walking around slowly.  
    4. When the timer goes off, give students the instruction to find an open seat that is not their own nor their partner's.  
    5. They are then to fill out one of the templates.
    6. After the timer goes off, remind students to leave that template at the desk for the photographer/author to read, then they walk around again, viewing all the work.
    7. Once again, set a timer and give the cue to sit down and evaluate another classmate's blog post that's not their partner's.  Follow same steps as before.
    8. When the next timer you set goes off, students leave the second peer review template and head back to their own seats.
    9. Give them a few minutes to read the feedback they received on the templates left behind.  Have them fill out the response/reflection section of each template before they turn them in to you.

     

     Click here for Peer evaluation

    Click here for Rubric 

     

    Day #36

    12/17/21

     

    same as Day #35

     

     

    Day #35

    12/15/21

     

    Self Portrait Photoshop Editing

     

    Introduction

    In this lesson, students will spend time learning editing tools in Photoshop and editing their self-portraits/portraits in order to communicate the message they are trying to send. Post-production approaches will be covered and students will be expected to make various editing decisions to convey key tones and themes to their portrait selection

     

    Objectives

    • Use basic Photoshop editing tools
    • Create different edited versions of self-portrait in Photoshop
    • Edit and finalize a self-portrait

     

    Introduction for the assignment


    Students will be learning basic Photoshop editing tools to use on their self-portraits. They will make different versions of their portrait using different tools so that they can experiment with the effects and explore what helps communicate their message the best.

    The following are the different versions they will be creating and submitting:

    1. The original photo taken from the camera with no edits
    2. A full color, edited version of the photo
    3. Grayscale version
    4. High contrast black and white version
    5. Sepia version
    6. Posterized version
    7. Low saturation version
    8. Tutorial of your choice version

    Videos/websites

     

     

    Final Self-Portrait Edit

    Independent Practice

    Now that students have experience with basic Photoshop editing tools, they need to apply the skills to their self-portrait to get the exact look that they want for communicating the message they are trying to send. It might mean combining different things from different tutorials. However they want their self-portrait to look, they need to figure out what tools will help them get the look they want.

     

    Assessment

    Photo Editing Basics

    Students need to submit all 8 versions of their edited self-portrait that are required. With the exception of the original image, the files should be submitted as Photoshop files to ensure that students are using Photoshop for editing. Also, for organization, students should name their files as follows:

    1. original
    2. full color
    3. grayscale
    4. high-contrast
    5. sepia
    6. posterized
    7. low-saturation
    8. your own edit
    • Students will create a page in their portfolio and label the page self-portrait edit. add all 8 photos to your page then label each photo with the edit you have done for that specific photo.
    • Each edit should be assessed on the use of Photoshop tools, the accuracy to what was supposed to be done, and whether the files are named correctly and are Photoshop files.

     

     

     

     

     

    Day #34

    12/13/21

     

    Stop motion photos 

     

     

    Day #33

    12/9/21

     

    Shutter Speed 

     

    Description – Students learn about shutter speed manipulation, and how it affects motion and light. Students will experiment with using a variety of shutter speeds to capture still motion and motion blur. 

    Activity statement – Shutter speed, along with aperture and ISO, is part of the triad of settings that once mastered, allow you fluidity and ease in setting up your shots. For this lesson on shutter speed, we want students to know:

    • What shutter speed means
    • How shutter speed is measured
    • How to adjust shutter speed on one’s camera
    • How shutter speed affects exposure
    • How shutter speed affects the capture of movement
    • Slow speeds require tripods

    What is shutter speed? Shutter speed is simply how long your camera’s shutter stays open. So along with the aperture opening, shutter speed regulates the amount of light that enters your camera. A short shutter speed lets in only a little light, while a long shutter speed lets in a lot of light.

    Shutter speed is measured in fractions of seconds, (and seconds and minutes for long exposures). For example, a shutter speed of 1/250 is just that, 1/250th of a second long once you press down on the shutter button.

    Again, like aperture, shutter speed affects exposure. If your shutter speed is too long, your image will be overexposed. If it’s too short, it will be underexposed.

     

    a graphic showing how image brightness and exposure is affected by shutter speedThe Ultimate Guide to Learning Shutter Speed | Photography Hero

     

    What is The Right Speed?

    Before we get started, what is the right amount of speed? Unfortunately, I cannot give you a clear answer to that question. When it comes to making clouds look like they’re moving in the sky, there is very little guidance I can give you because moving clouds are always moving at different speeds.

    You will need to use a speed of at least 30 seconds, usually over a minute. Sometimes you will need a speed that is several minutes long.

    When it comes to moving water, however, I can offer you a little bit of photography guidance. Try working with these settings ranges: If all you want to do is to create a slight motion blur to create a sense of movement: try using a speed of 1/8 – 1/2 secs.

    For a completely blurred effect with water: use a speed of 15 – 30 secs. Finally, if you want to smooth out the water entirely in your photo, you should use a speed that is half a minute or even longer.

    Of course, the ultimate speed will depend on the exact effect you are looking for and the conditions you face. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

     

    Click here for the simulation --- http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/

     

    Goals –Students should…

    Understand:

    • What shutter speed is
    • How shutter speed affects exposure
    • How shutter speed affects motion

    Know:

    • How shutter speed is measured
    • How to adjust shutter speed on their cameras

    Be able to:

    • Take an image capturing still motion using their shutter speed and aperture settings
    • Take an image capturing motion blur using their shutter speed and aperture settings
     
    The Assignment
     
    1. Use the strategies and info we covered in class to take 10 new shutter speed shots.
    2. Use TV Mode or Manual Mode
    3. Remember, shutter speed allows you to control motion in your images.
    4. Take 5 Blurred Motion shots, 5 Fast freeze Motion Shots.
    5. If you need to do any editing go for it.  You can use the adjustments to give your photos good exposure
    6. Create a new page on your portfolio. Label as Shutter Speed 
    7. Indicate which photos were taken with slow and fast shutter speeds.

     

    Example of Stop Motion
    ISO 6400
    Aperture f/5
    Shutter Speed 1/250

     

    Example of Blur Motion
    ISO 400
    Aperture f/7.1
    Shutter Speed 1/13

     

     

    Day #32

    12/7/21

     Same as day #31

     

    Day #31

    12/1/2021

     

     

    DEPTH OF FIELD

    DOF

     

    Depth of Field Explained+Camera Simulator Exploration 

    Guided Practice

    Before begining the guided practice,  find the definitions for the terms below in the Glossary section of the Canon Explains Exposure Website. Create a page in your portfolio called Depth of Field and write in the definitions below 

    Canon Explains Exposure-Glossary

    Define:

    • Aperture
    • F-Stop
    • Depth of Field
    • Aperture Priority (Av)

    DSLR Camera Simulator Exploration:

    After you have gathered these definitions, you will need to click on the "Play" icon on the top right of the site (the direct link is: http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/).

     

    Student Instructions: Select the Aperture Priority (Av) mode on the camera simulator.  Then "take" a photo with each of the seven f-stop values provided: f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8, f11, f16, f22.

    When you take each photo, you should click the X to close the image and it will get saved to the "Your Shots" gallery for you to view when you’re done.

    After you captured a photo with each of the f stops, answer the following questions in your portfolio page

    1. How do the f-stop values affect the image you captured?
    2. What do you think are some reasons for wanting to blur out the background in a photo (create a shallow depth of field)?
    3. What do you think are some reasons for wanting to keep the whole scene in focus (create wide depth of field)?
    4. What are some reasons for wanting something in between the depth of field extremes (not totally blurred out and not totally in focus)?

     

    1. click here - Depth of Field Explained

     

    Depth of Field Portrait Experiment 

    Lab / Shop

    In this activity, students will pair up again.  It is up to you if you want to pair them up differently, but I will use the same pair as the hook activity.

    Each pair of students will take turns as photographer and subject.  Each student will take a series of portraits of their partner using various f-stop values outlined in the handout (8 f-stops) to demonstrate the gradual change in depth of field.  These photos will be used in the next activity.

    Click here - Depth of Field Portrait Experiment Student Handout

     

    This is an online example of the experiment using different f-stops.

     

    A common mistake students make is not leaving enough room behind the subject when they choose a location.  They will need space in order to show how the depth of field changes.  If there are elements to close behind the subject, it won't be blurred out no matter what f-stop they use.  See examples below for your visual reference:

    Example of a subject that is too close to a background element.
    Example of the subject with adequate space behind them.

     

     

    Day #30 

    11/29/21

     

    ISO

    • ISO Powerpoint
    • Just as film cameras have ISO settings for the type of film you are using (lower numbered ISO film is used for bright conditions, and the more sensitive the higher numbered film is used for low light conditions), digital cameras often let you change the ISO settings as well.
    • Lower ISO numbers (80, 100, etc) are better for bright conditions and will give you the best quality images with low “noise.”  However, if light conditions are low, you can choose a higher ISO setting to compensate. However, higher ISO (above 400 usually) can substantially increase the noise of the photograph. Noise is random speckles in your image. Different cameras produce different amounts of noise in the high ISO range. Noise is the trade-off for being able to shoot in lower light conditions.  For now, you may want to set your ISO to AUTO or to 100.
    • Play around with the camera simulators and learn how to use the camera controls. Then practice with the camera in the classroom.
    • http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/

     

    ISO Assignment

    • we will take 14 total photos.  7 indoor 7 outdoor. 
    • Find a Prop to take with you for the photos 
    • Program Mode 

    Indoor photos

    • Take 7 photos using your ISO. Take 1 photo for each ISO number
    • ISO numbers Range - 100 200 400 800 1600 3200 6400

    Outdoor photos

    • Take 7 photos using your ISO. Take 1 Photo for each ISO number 
    • ISO numbers Range - 100 200 400 800 1600 3200 6400

    Portfolio 

    • Create a new page called ISO
    • Transfer your 14 photos to your portfolio page
    • use the JPG formatted images 
    • Label each photo based on if it's indoors/outdoors and the iso number Ex. I100, O200

     

     

    Day #29

    11/19/21

     

    Workday 

    things to finish before the break

    1. Texture Project
    2. Am I talking to myself
    3. Photo editing foundation
    4. shapes - circles, and ovals
    5. polaroid collage
    6. line/face project 

     

     

    Day #28

    11/17/21

     

    Texture Project

     

    • What is texture? Answer this question with your camera.
    • Use a variety of perspectives in your images to create interesting compositions using texture.
    • Before you push the button ask yourself:
    •  “Is this interesting enough to hang on the wall?”
    • Click here for Video Tutorial 

    1 2


    Some things to consider:


    • Remember that light shows texture. Select subjects with interesting effects of light and shadow.
    • Think about contrasting textures – smooth against rough, wet against dry, sharp focus against blur. Think about texture as shape and value.
    • Remember that texture gives clues about the condition of something.
    • Pay attention to rule of thirds, movement and contrast.
    • Your ultimate goal is to capture images that answer this question: What is texture?

    How to do it:

     

    • Shoot 12 photographs with a good variety of textures.
    • Create a folder. Label as Texture Project. Add your photos to your folder
    • Choose 6 Photos to edit 
    • Edit your 6 best photos in photoshop by either using adjustments or Camera raw.  This edit can be BW with Color, Black and white, adding more color ect. you choose what is best for your photo
    • Once you are done with your edit. save it as a PSD and JPG to your texture project folder
    • Go to your portfolio and create a new page called Texture Project
    • Use a photo grid to add all 12 photos including your edits to your page.
    • Label your edits in your photo grid as edit and make sure its the first photo shown in your grid 
    • Update your live site.

     

     

     

     

     

    Day #27

    11/15/21

     

     

    Am I Talking to Myself 

    Video tutorial

    what is due?  1 photo edits

    1. photograph several images of someone else in the same location, and put them all together in Photoshop to make it look as if they are relating to themselves in some way.
    2. Use one of the photos as the base image, and move the other subjects in the base image to create a unique photo for this Am I Talking To Myself assignment.
    • Requirements
    • Minimum of 5 photos
    • use the eraser tool
    • use quick selection
    • use your layer appropriately
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Day #26

    11/10/21

     

    Photo Editing Foundation 

    • Learning Outcome
    • Crop and straighten a phot to improve composition 
    • Correct an unwanted color cast
    • improve contrast and brightness in a photo with levels
    • adjust the intensity of color in a photo
    • sharpen a photo to bring out detail 
    • save a photo in the best format for your needs

     

     

    Directions.

    1. Find 3 high-resolution photos for this assignment. It can be from the internet or your own photo.
    2. Follow the tutorials at the bottom.  
    3. Once you are done create a folder and call it Photo editing foundation
    4. Save as PSD and PNG
    5. Go to your Portfolio and create a new page called Photo editing foundation  
    6. Add your photos. Original and Edit 6 total photos 
    7. Make sure you caption your edited photo 
    8. Update live site 

     

    Photo Editing Foundation 

    Photo 1 Levels - Correct an unwanted color cast, improve contrast, and brightness in a photo with levels

    Photo 2 Hue/saturation - Adjust the intensity of colors in a photo

    Photo 3 Unsharpen mask filter- Sharpen a photo to bring out details 

     

     

     

     

    Day #25

    11/9/21

     

    SHAPE: Circles and Ovals

     

    Your mission is to explore the element of shape

    You will look for circles and ovals, specifically but you may have other shapes in your images as well.  For instance, you may look for circles and ovals that create lines. Just be sure that each frame is dominated by a circle, oval or semi-circular shape.

    You need to try to set up some of your shots in a ‘still life’ arrangement. You may try experimenting with guitar, cups, coins, or cut-up carrots, or whatever you find that is circular, be creative. Look for organic shapes as well as geometric.

    Try a variety of compositions. Try some with just one circular shape, some with lots, and some with a few. Layer your circles and ovals, look for interesting shapes in different sizes. Don’t be afraid to combine other shapes such as squares or triangles, just make sure the circle is dominant.

    Your goal is to begin ‘seeing the world in a fresh way. All of these shapes are available to you as a photographer you just have to notice them. Take a close look at things most people don’t pay attention to. Once you begin keeping an eye out for interesting shapes, you’ll probably be amazed as to how many are out there.  

     

    How to do it:

     

    • Shoot 24 photographs with a good variety of Shapes
    • Create a folder. Label as Shape Project. Add your photos to your folder
    • Choose your best photo. and rename it as Shape edit 
    • Edit your best photo in photoshop - Please go to photoshop and browse a tutorial of your choice.  Complete the tutorial and use this edit for your favorite photo from your project. Please make sure to tell me what edit you did in your portfolio 
    • Once you are done with your edit. save it as a PSD and PNG to your Shape project folder
    • Go to your portfolio and create a new page called Shape Project
    • Use photo grid to add all 24 photo including your edit to your page.
    • Label your edit in your photo grid as edit and make sure its the first photo shown in your grid 
    • Update your live site.

     

     

     

    Day #24

    11/5/21

    SHAPE: Circles and Ovals

     

    Your mission is to explore the element of shape. 

    You will look for circles and ovals, specifically but you may have other shapes in your images as well.  For instance, you may look for circles and ovals that create lines. Just be sure that each frame is dominated by a circle, oval or semi-circular shape.

    You need to try to set up some of your shots in a ‘still life’ arrangement. You may try experimenting with guitar, cups, coins, or cut-up carrots, or whatever you find that is circular, be creative. Look for organic shapes as well as geometric.

    Try a variety of compositions. Try some with just one circular shape, some with lots, and some with a few. Layer your circles and ovals, look for interesting shapes in different sizes. Don’t be afraid to combine other shapes such as squares or triangles, just make sure the circle is dominant.

    Your goal is to begin ‘seeing the world in a fresh way. All of these shapes are available to you as a photographer you just have to notice them. Take a close look at things most people don’t pay attention to. Once you begin keeping an eye out for interesting shapes, you’ll probably be amazed as to how many are out there.  

     

    How to do it:

     

    • Shoot 24 photographs with a good variety of Shapes
    • Create a folder. Label as Shape Project. Add your photos to your folder
    • Choose your best photo. and rename it as Shape edit 
    • Edit your best photo in photoshop by either using adjustments or Camera raw.  This edit can be BW with Color, Black and white, adding more color ect. you choose what is best for your photo
    • Once you are done with your edit. save it as a PSD and PNG to your Shape project folder
    • Go to your portfolio and create a new page called Shape Project
    • Use photo grid to add all 24 photo including your edit to your page.
    • Label your edit in your photo grid as edit and make sure its the first photo shown in your grid 
    • Update your live site.

                          

    Day #23

    11/3/21

     

    Polaroid Collage

     
    Step by step tutorial - Turn A Photo Into A Collage Of Polaroids With Photoshop
    Video tutorial - Polaroid Video Tutorial
     
     instructions 
    1.  Find a high resolution for this assignment. It can be from the internet or your own photo.
    2. Follow the tutorials at the top.  I have the step by step tutorial and a video tutorial at the top
    3. Once you are done create a folder and call it Polaroid Collage.
    4. Save as PSD and JPG
    5. Go to your Portfolio and create a new page called Polaroid Collage 
    6. Add you photo 
    7. Update live site 
     
     

     

    Day #22

    10/28/21

     

    Lines or Faces 

    Your mission is to explore the Elements of Lines. 

    This is a Choice Project.  You get to choose to take 24 photos of Faces, Lines, or a mixture of both. 

    Below are the instructions and PPT for each activity. 

    1. Line assignment
    2. Line PPT
    3. Faces Assignment
    4. Face PPT

     

    How to do it:

     

    • Shoot 24 photographs with either a good variety of Face photos, Line Photos.  You can mix if you choose. 
    • Create a folder. Label as Face Project/Line Project/Mix project. Add your photos to your folder
    • Choose your best photo. and rename it as edit 
    • Edit your best photo in photoshop by using adjustments This edit can be BW with Color, Black and white, adding more color ect. You can also crop and retouch the photo, this is a good way to take any unnecessary things in your photo 
    • Once you are done with your edit. save it as a PSD and PNG to your project folder
    • Go to your portfolio and create a new page called Face Project/Line Project/Mix project
    • Use a photo grid to add all 24 photos including your edit to your page.
    • Label your edit in your photo grid as edit and make sure its the first photo shown in your grid 
    • Update your live site.

     

     

     

    Day #21

    10/26/21

     

     

    Super Hero Pose 

    —Today you will tell a story using a shadow of a superhero

    CLICK HERE - HTTPS://WWW.PHOTOSHOPESSENTIALS.COM/PHOTO-EFFECTS/STORY-SHADOWS/

    1. Find a photo of a superhero.  Make sure it is a high-resolution photo. Make sure the superhero is possing in some sort of way.
    2. Partner up and Use the Cameras that I set out for you.  You and your partner will go take a photo of you posing as your superhero. example below. 
    3. Make sure that you have some kind of wall behind you when you take the photo.  The reason for the wall is because you will need to have the shadow reflect from it.    
    4. once you have the photo, upload it to your computer and open it in photoshop.
    5. Open your superhero photo in photoshop as well.
    6. at the start, you should have two photos in photoshop: Your Personal posse Photo and your superhero photo.
    7. Click on the link below these photos and start working on the assignment.  All the tools used will be familiar to you. 
    8. once you are finished, add it to your portfolio. label as superhero pose  (total of 3 photos in your contact sheet. your photo, superhero photo, and the completed photo)
    9. if you finish and have some time left,  please finish any assignments you need to get done.

     

     

     

    Quarter 2 

     

     

    Day #20

    10/21/21

     

    Workday 

    things to turn in 

    1. Rule of Thirds
    2. 10 Es and Ps
    3. BW with Color
    4. Text Project 
    5. Crazy Court 
    6. Fix the Face 
    7. What's your color

     

     

     

     

     

    Day #19

    10/19/21

     

    Composition and Rule of Thirds 

    learning objective 

    The Basics of Composition 

    1. Center of Interest
    2. Light
    3. Rule of Thirds
    4. Point of View/Perspective
    5. Framing
    6. Selective focus

    Composition PPT

    Assignment

    1. Practice taking photos using the rule of thirds.  Take as many photos as you can.  You can use any prop from the classroom. 
    2. Placing the main subject at one of those four positions one-third of the way from the top or bottom.  
    3. Try placing the same subject at all four intersection positions. Take a look at the pictures.
    4. Upload the photos you took and select your best 3 photos.
    5. Edit if you need to.  Editing can be cropping, adding an adjustment or simply touching up the photo with any retouch tools.
    6. go to your portfolio and add a page called Rule of Thirds
    7. Add your 3 favorite photos and caption each photo and describe to me the composition in each photo
    8. update live site

     

    Rule of thirds in photography composition

     

     

     

     

     

    Day #17

    10/15/21

     

    Workday 

    things to turn in 

    1. 10 Es and Ps
    2. BW with Color
    3. Text Project 
    4. Crazy Court 
    5. Fix the Face 
    6. What's your color

     

     

    Day #16

    10/13/21

      

    Workday 

    things to turn in 

    1. 10 Es and Ps
    2. BW with Color
    3. Text Project 
    4. Crazy Court 
    5. Fix the Face 
    6. What's your color

     

    Day #15

    10/11/21

     

     

    1. color (1) color (2) color (3)

    2. formal balance (1) formal balance (2)  Formal Balance (3)

    3. informal balance (1) informal balance (2) informal balance (3)

    4. emphasis (1) emphasis (2) emphasis (3)

    5. repetition (1) repetition (2) repetition (3)

     

    Steps after taking Pictures 

    1. Make sure you Created a Folder call it Es and Ps
    2. go to your SD card and select your photos. Hold Ctrl to select multiple photos
    3. Copy the selected Photos
    4. go to your Creative Cloud and paste your photos in your Es and Ps Folder
    5. Go to your portfolio and create a new page called Es and Ps
    6. Create a photo grid
    7. Select your photos from the Project 
    8. Rename each photo based on the Element or Principle 
    9. Update your live site 

     

    Create a Contact sheet on Photoshop. save as JPG and submit to your Portfolio

    File > Automate > Contact Sheet II 

    1. Change the source image drop-down to files 
    2. Click browse and file your Es and Ps folder
    3. select all 28 photos 
    4. Click Ok 
    5. Change dimensions to W 11 H 17 Res 300
    6. Columns 5 Rows 6 
    7. Click ok 
    8. Save as JPEG
    9. Upload to your portfolio 
    10. Label the page as Es and Ps or Elements and Principles 

     

     

     

    Day #14

    10/7/21

     

    THE ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
                    THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART

    Click here for PPT - Es and Ps PPT

    Expectations:

    30 images displaying these elements and principles of design.

    Step #1 find something interesting.

    Step #2 find the design.

    1. geometric line (1) geometric line (2) geometric line (3)

    2. organic line (1) organic line (2) organic line (3)

    3. geometric shape (1) geometric shape (2) geometric shape (3)

    4. organic shape (1) organic shape (2) organic shape (3)

    5. texture (1) texture (2) texture (3)

    6. color (1) color (2) color (3)

    7. formal balance (1) formal balance (2)  Formal Balance (3)

    8. informal balance (1) informal balance (2) informal balance (3)

    9. emphasis (1) emphasis (2) emphasis (3)

    10. repetition (1) repetition (2) repetition (3)

     

    Steps after taking Pictures 

    1. Make sure you Created a Folder call it Es and Ps
    2. go to your SD card and select your photos. Hold Ctrl to select multiple photos
    3. Copy the selected Photos
    4. go to your Creative Cloud and paste your photos in your Es and Ps Folder
    5. Go to your portfolio and create a new page called Es and Ps
    6. Create a photo grid
    7. Select your photos from the Project 
    8. Rename each photo based on the Element or Principle 
    9. Update your live site 

     

    Create a Contact sheet on Photoshop. save as JPG and submit to your Portfolio

    File > Automate > Contact Sheet II 

    1. Change the source image drop-down to files 
    2. Click browse and file your Es and Ps folder
    3. select all 28 photos 
    4. Click Ok 
    5. Change dimensions to W 11 H 17 Res 300
    6. Columns 5 Rows 6 
    7. Click ok 
    8. Save as JPEG
    9. Upload to your portfolio 
    10. Label the page as Es and Ps or Elements and Principles 

     

    Elements of design 

    • Line – is a continuous mark made on a surface or the edge created when two shapes meet. May

    be actual, implied, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and/or contour.

    • Shape / Form – is a self-contained defined area, either geometric or organic. Shape refers to a

    two-dimensional element with area on a plane, while form refers to a three-dimensional element

    with volume in space.

    • Size – refers to the relationship of the area occupied by one shape to that of another.
    • Space – is the distance or area around or between elements in a work.
    • Color – is the visible spectrum of radiation reflected from an object. Color is also sometimes

    referred to as hue.

    • Value – refers to how light or dark an object, area, or element is, independent of its color. Value is

    also sometimes referred to as tone.

    • Texture – is the surface quality of a shape, or how it appears to feel: rough, smooth, spiky, soft,

    hard, and glossy, etc. Texture can be real or implied.

    See the diagrams at the back of this article for examples and additional details.

    The next aspect to study are the principles of design. These can be thought of as what we do to the

    elements of design. If the elements are the ingredients, the principles are the recipe for a good work of

    art. How the principles of design are applied determines how successful one is in creating a work of art.

     

    Principles of design 

    • Emphasis – is created by visually reinforcing something we want the viewer to pay attention to.

    This is often used to train the viewer’s eyes on the center of interest, or a focal point – the area of

    interest the viewer’s eye naturally, instinctively skips to. Some of the strategies employed to create

    WGI Percussion wgi.org/education rev. 3/2/16

    degrees of importance are contrast of values, use of color, placement, variation, alignment,

    isolation, convergence, anomaly, proximity, size, and contrast.

    • Balance – is the distribution of interest or visual weight in a work. A balanced work will have all

    the elements arranged such that the work will have a sense of visual equilibrium or stability.

    Balance can be symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial. Objects, values, colors, textures, shapes, etc.

    can be used in creating balance in a composition.

    • Contrast – is the juxtaposition of opposing elements (opposite colors, value light / dark, direction

    horizontal / vertical). The greater the contrast, the more something will stand out and call

    attention to itself.

    •  Repetition – of elements in regular or cyclic fashion creates interest. Repetition strengthens a

    design by tying together individual elements and bringing a sense of consistency. It can create

    • rhythm (regular, alternating, flowing, random, progressive) and patterns. Variation introduced to

    repetition increases the level of interest.

    • Movement – is a visual flow through the composition. In some works, movement is implied by the

    use of static elements to suggest motion and direct a viewer’s eye along a path through the work.

    In a still image, aspects such as lines, diagonals, unbalanced elements, placement, and orientation

    can play the role of active elements. In others, movement can be real, giving some elements the

    ability to be moved or move on their own.

    • Harmony – brings together a composition with similar, related elements (adjacent colors, similar

    shapes, etc.). Harmonious elements have a logical relationship, connection, alignment, or

    progression. They work together and complement each other.

    • Unity –is created by using harmonious similarity and repetition, continuance, proximity, and

    alignment. It is the visual linking of various elements of the work. This allows the disparate

    elements and principles to create a unified whole that can be greater than the sum of its pa

     

     

    Day #13

    10/5/21

      Camera Explanation day

     

     

     

    Day #12

    9/28/21

     

    Text

     

    PPT to the Photoshop_Project_8_text

    1. Choose 6 photos high resolution. You can use internet photos or your own 
    2. Create a folder called Text and add your 6 photos to this folder
    3. Create creative text with each of the following below 
      1.  Warp - choose 1
      2.  fx  -  Choose a minimum of 3 different layer styles 
      3.  Type Mask -  choose 1 adjustment
      4.  cutout - make sure you have your image and text layer showing only 
      5.  Distort -  
      6.  Choice - you choose your text style 
    4. once you have finished.  Make sure you save as a PSD and Export as PNG to the text folder.
    5. add your 6 text style edits to your portfolio. 
    6. Create a new page. Label as Text Project.
    7. Caption each photo with the right text style name 
    8. Update live site 

     1. Tutorials for each text type

    1. Warp
    2. FX - Effects - Layer Style
    3. Type Mask
    4. Cutout
    5. Distort
    6. Choice

    You will turn in all of your photos to your portfolio

    Grading for the Text Project 

    24 total points. 4 points for each photo with text. 6 total Photos with text 

    • 1 Point for Quality of photo  
    • 1 Point for the right text option 
    • 1 Point for labeling photo 
    • 1 Point for adding to your photos in your portfolio 

     

     

    Day 11

    9/24/21

     

    1. Take Roll
    2. Today they will work on the Vegan Person Project.
    3. Please show the class the video for today. Vegan Person Tutorial. This is also located on my website. https://www.westada.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=83798
    4. Once they are finished with everything, they can hang out and finish homework for my class or other classes.
    5. Paper Instructions for the Project Vegan Person Project Instructions

     

     

    Vegan Person Project 

    1. Read the Instructions for the Project Vegan Person Project Instructions
    2. Vegan Person Tutorial

     

    After completing your vegan Person

    1. Create a folder called Vegan Person
    2. Save as a PSD and PNG to the folder
    3. Make a new page in your Portfolio Called Vegan Person
    4. Add your edited vegan person. Use the Image icon to add to your page
    5. Update live site

     

     

     

    Day #10

    9/22/21

     

    Learning outcomes

    • Retouch Tools

     

    in-class lesson  Remove Objects from photos 

     

     

    FIX THE FACE assignment

    Photos for this project will be located in our team account. Files > right-click Download folder > click files to the left > click downloads > left click once and click OK > Extract your folder(make sure you extract it to your creative cloud folder). 

    Once you have completed each photo edit.  Save as a JPEG, create a new page called fix the face. create a photo grid. locate the folder with your images. 

    Click here for the PPT fix the face PPT

    Click here for the Tutorial  Fix the face 

    Requirements

    1. We should have the folder downloaded but if you didn't please download it from teams. 
    2. Files > right-click Download folder > click files to the left > click downloads > left click once and click OK > Extract your folder(make sure you extract it to your creative cloud folder). 
    3. Click here for the tutorial video - Fix the face
    4. complete each retouch for each of the 4 photos.
    5. once you are done please save it as a PSD and JPG to fix the face folder 
    6. go to your Portfolio and create a new page called Fix the Face 
    7. Add the original and edited photos to the new page by using the photo grid.
    8. update live site when you finish.

     class meeting

     

     

    Day #9

    9/20/21

    Learning Outcomes

    • Retouch tools to retouch an image

    Remove Objects from photos 

     

    Class Meeting 

    9/20/21

     

    Day #8

    9/16/21

     Introduction to Photoshop 

    Learning outcomes

    1. Add Text 
     Finish this below

    What's your color assignment

    1. Find a photo online 
    2. open photo in photoshop 
    3. Make a color change in photoshop
    4. make a text explaining what's your favorite color
    5. save as PSD and File > export > Quick export as PNG
    6. add to your portfolio 

    1 2

     

    Class meeting

    9/16/21

     

     

    Day #7

    9/14/21

     Introduction to Photoshop 

    Learning outcomes

    1. Retouch images
    2. Use color  

     assignment 

    1. Find a photo online 
    2. add your photo to photoshop 
    3. use the retouch tool to clone something in your photo and delete something by using the spot heal brush tool 
    4. save a PSD and File > export > quick export as PNG
    5. create a new page on your portfolio. Called Retouch tools
    6. add your original and edited photo
    7. update your live site

     class meeting

    9/14/21

     

    Day #6

    9/10/21

     Introduction to Photoshop 

    Learning outcomes

    1. Retouch images 

    DIGITAL COLLAGE: ALL ABOUT ME

    1. Make a new folder in your creative cloud. call this folder Digital Collage: All About Me 
    2. Gather imagery online that represents at least five things about yourself. Save your photos to the folder 
    3. Create a new document.  8.5 x 11 300 res.  
    4. Select elements from the Internet images to move into your new document.
    5. After you get a good selection with the magic wand or magnetic lasso, remember to go in Mask and refine your selection. If you want soft edges you will go to select>modify>feather.
    6. Move layers around from the layer palette, if you want to change what is on top of another element.
    7. Save your work as a psd until you are completely done with it, and then save it as a Tiff (jpeg) to your folder.
    8. post to your Portfolio. Make sure we use the File Export 
    9. Update your Live site 

     

    Day #5

    9/8/21

     Introduction to Photoshop 

    Learning outcomes

    1. Make selections

     

    DIGITAL COLLAGE: ALL ABOUT ME

    1. Make a new folder in your creative cloud. call this folder Digital Collage: All About Me 
    2. Gather imagery online that represents at least five things about yourself. Save your photos to the folder 
    3. Create a new document.  8.5 x 11 300 res.  
    4. Select elements from the Internet images to move into your new document.
    5. After you get a good selection with the magic wand or magnetic lasso, remember to go in Mask and refine your selection. If you want soft edges you will go to select>modify>feather.
    6. Move layers around from the layer palette, if you want to change what is on top of another element.
    7. Save your work as a psd until you are completely done with it, and then save it as a Tiff (jpeg) to your folder.
    8. post to your Portfolio. Make sure we use the File Export 
    9. Update your Live site 

     

    Day #4

    9/3/21

     How to save as a PSD

    File > Save as > Creative Cloud Files > Create a folder > Open Folder > Rename the file name > save as type PSD > Save > Click OK

    How to save as a JPEG(TIFF)

    File > Save as > Creative Cloud Files > Create a folder > Open Folder > Rename the file name > save as type TIFF > Save > Click OK 

     Lesson 1 assignment 

    1. Find 5 photos. They can be from the internet or your phone
    2. save your photos to your day 3 lesson 1 folder 
    3. open up photoshop 
    4. Create a new document. 8.5 x 11
    5. Open your 5 photos in photoshop add all 5 photos to your new document.
    6. Create a collage of photos
    7. resize them by using Ctrl + T
    8. save as a PSD and a TIFF(JPEG)

     

    Adjust the image quality 

    Make selections

    Retouch images

     

    Day #3

    9/1/21

     Introduction to Photoshop 

    Getting to know photoshop 

    Changing the image size 

    Day #3

     

    Introduction to Photoshop 

    Getting to know photoshop 

    Changing the image size 

     

    What you learned: To undo

    • To undo the last thing you did, choose Edit > Undo or press Control+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (macOS).
    • To redo the last thing you did, choose Edit > Redo or again press Control+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (macOS).
    • To undo multiple steps, choose Edit > Step Backward multiple times, or select a step in the History panel.
    • Choose Image > Image Size.
    • Choose Image > Image Size. Resolution in this dialog box means the number of image pixels that will be assigned to each inch when the image is printed.
    • Select the Crop tool in the Tools panel. A crop border appears.
    • Drag any edge or corner to adjust the size and shape of the crop border.
    • Drag inside the crop border to position the image inside the crop border.
    • Drag outside a corner of the crop border to rotate or straighten.
    • Click the check mark in the options bar or press Enter (Windows) or Return (macOS) to complete the crop.

     

     

     

     

     

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