MULTIPLE EXPOSURE WITH FLASH AND SLOW SHUTTER SPEED
In the dark studio, set your camera to anywhere from 5-30 seconds or use bulb setting, set aperture from f8-f16 (adjust as necessary to get the perfect exposure) and 100-200 ISO. Make sure to be on Manual metering and MF for manual focus. Focus before the lights go off. Use a tripod. During the long exposure, have your subject move slightly as you manually set off the external flash (at M mode, not TTL) each time they move and you will capture them several times during the long exposure.
Read and Reflect (60%): Read the article on multiple exposure. Write and post a list of 10 things that are essential to this technique, and explain WHY each thing is needed. Complete this before shooting.
Shoot (40%): Post your best 3 images from the multiple exposure shoot after editing in Lightroom or PhotoShop.
Due: On or before May 19th
Intro to Lightroom
Lightroom is the industry standard photo editing program for photographers, and is much more intuitive than photoshop when it comes to editing photographs.
Read the directions below, then click the link to some basic tutorials to get you started in Adobe Lightroom.
- The tutorial offers downloadable practice images to start with. Download them, and move them to your Pictures folder. (Check for your images in the Downloads folder if you can’t find them)
- Follow the first four tutorial videos and make the changes to your downloaded images as they are in the video.
- When you get to the video titled “Perfect your photos” be sure to select your image in Lightroom’s Library, then click on “Develop” up above to see your editing tools.
Due: Today! (your edits and progress will automatically be saved in Lightroom’s History panel for me to check)
After you have tried the edits and tools with the practice images they provided, use your own and edit 3 images that have not been previously edited.
Due: Week of May 1st -5th
Design a magazine cover of your choice (within reason…if I have to explain it…then pick another magazine). Sometimes you can pick the magazine first then find the right image for it, sometimes the image will determine the magazine…whichever works best for you. OR… create your own magazine and earn points for going the extra mile. Play the role of editor, and look over your body of work, choose an image that would reflect the look and style of your chosen magazine. Format the cover (9w×12h @ 300 res) using your own photographic image(s). Include the name of the magazine and a design a list of articles, which would be within the magazine. Make it look as authentic as possible. Post as JPEG. Must haves…
- Magazine title
- Cover image (your own)
- Lead story teaser
- Supplemental article headings
- Whatever else your typical magazine includes on the cover…(barcodes, date, overlapping font…)
DUE: Fri. Apr. 21st/ Mon. Apr. 24th
5 Table-top shoot
Use the worksheet to follow along with the requirements for each station in the studio as you shoot an item of your choice. You will shoot a series of images at each station which meet the requirements. Be sure to choose the appropriate item for the background or the appropriate color for the item depending on the requirements you need to meet. Drop off your best edited image from each station.
DUE: Wed. April 12/ Thurs. Apr. 13th
Commercial Photography- Advertising
Review advertising in photography. Discuss what you need for both a Table-top and On-site shoot. Commercial Photography-powerpoint
Part 1: Advertising Proposal and Research
Mr. Fulton owns all companies in the world and has hired you to be his photographer for the product of your choice. You need to convince him that you know your product, how it needs to be shot, and what audience you are trying to reach with this advertising campaign. Complete the Proposal Form for your Advertising Project-Advertising Proposal
DUE: Fri. Mar. 31st/ Mon. Apr. 3rd
Part 2: Vision Board
Before shooting, commercial photographers share their ideas visually to their client. One popular way is by creating a Vision Board to show the many aspects of the photo shoot. You will create a single Vision Board for your assignment that will include these categories:
- 3 Table-Top ideas ideas you found that will work for your product
- 3 Outdoor/ On-site ideas you found that would benefit your product
- 3 Product images that you are advertising
It will be created on a 20×20 inch 300 res canvas. It also needs to be labeled for each category.
(there is no sound on the video… use the categories listed above, not the ones that I use!)
DUE: Thurs. Apr. 6th/ Fri. Apr. 7th
Part 3: Shoot It!
Contact Sheet x 2
- 20 Table Top images contact sheet
- 20 Outdoor/On-site images contact sheet
Due for Review on or before: Thurs. Apr. 27th/ Fri. Apr. 28th
- Best 1 from Table-Top shoot
- Best 1 from Onsite shoot
- Add Text/logo to the image to make it more of an advertisement than a still-life
DUE: Mon. May 1st/ Tues. May 2nd
Basic Lighting Quiz
Schedule a time to come in during AP, if you need to make corrections or make up this quiz due to an absence.
Lighting with Color
Experiment with the Basic Lighting techniques (see previous assignments below) and use at least a TWO light set up using a model and colored theater gels. Arrange the lights and colors to achieve an image that creates contrast with light and color. Requirements:
- Use different color and lighting arrangements for each image
- Use color gels and lighting arrangements that create contrast between light and dark areas
- Good exposure.
- MUST BE FOCUSED!
POST 2 BEST DUE: Thurs. March 23/ Fri. March 24
Iconic Image & Lighting
Find and post two historical image or one that you have chosen as an “iconic” image.
- the images must use different camera angle/poses
- the images should have different lighting
- the images must have a person as the main subject
- the images must have a clear view of a person’s face
- the images must be good quality and resolution
Study the light and how the image was taken that is being used in the image, and answer the following questions about it. Post them with your image.
- what is the light source?
- what direction is the light coming from?
- what is the best way to recreate the lighting you see in the image?
- where is the camera in relation to the subject?
- how is the person posed in relation to the camera?
Due: Monday, Mar. 6th/ Tues. Mar. 7th
Image 1: Studio/Natural/ Environmental lighting- Complete Recreation
Take a photo of yourself (or direct a photo to be taken of you) using lighting that mimics the lighting being used in the image you chose. Try to match the clothing, hair, props, background, lighting, pose as closely as possible when taking the picture. Crop, adjust color and tone in PS as needed.
- image must use the same lighting style
- image must use the same camera angle
- the pose in the image must be the same as the original images
- recreate a modern version of the historical/iconic image you chose
Image 2: Studio Lighting-Photo Shop head or body into image
Take a photo of yourself (taken in studio) and your historical “iconic” image and blend the images together in Photo Shop. See “Photo Collage” tutorial about how to select, move, and adjust specific parts of an image.
- direct the lighting in the studio to match the lighting in the original image
- you must use your face/body in the new image.
- the tones of the image must match
- the scale of the image must be consistent
Due: Mon. Mar. 27th/ Tues. Mar. 28th
Basic Portrait Lighting
We will review discuss and demonstrate the positions of basic portrait lighting, the effects, and composition of shooting portraits. Requirements:
- take turns being the photographer, model, and “light monkey” (shoot the same model for all 7 lighting styles)
- shoot each of the 7 portrait lighting styles using correct lighting positions and composition (2/3 portrait)
- pick up your images from the “pick up” folder (based on the group you were in)
- label each image with the appropriate lighting style (see notes, or below images)
- post a 2×2 template contact sheet of the images YOU shot (not the ones that you’re the model)
Due: Fri. Feb. 24/ Mon. Feb. 27
26 Things #5- Improvised Lighting and Color
’26’List5 One restriction: Shoot everything using improvised lighting! (something other than normal overhead lighting) Brainstorm ways to create different lighting effects and color enhancements. Possible light sources to use:
- phone light
- flash light
- colored craft paper over light source
- phone app “Color Light”
- lamp with something draped over it
Planning Sheet Due: Friday Feb. 17/ Tues. Feb. 21
Contact Sheet Due: Thurs. Mar 23/ Fri. Mar. 24
Final 3 Edited Images Due: Mon. Mar. 27/ Tues. Mar. 28
David Hockney Joiner Photography Video
- How should the photographer shoot this series of images? Move around the subject or be stationary?
- How do joiners give the illusion of time and space?
- How is physically arranging the photographs like arranging the photographs in Photo Shop?
- What are some pros and cons of Photo Shop joiners vs. physically printing and joining the images?
- Do you prefer the very ‘organized and exact’ style or more ‘broken up’ style of joiner? Why?
Post your answers with your practice joiner DUE: Wed. Feb. 15th/ Thurs. Feb. 16th
Review the work of Cubist artists as well as David Hockney and other artists that have adopted his technique known as “Joiners”. Hockney-Inspired Joiners– powerpoint
- First ,you will create one practice “joiner” that we will work on together in class to help you learn the process.
- Your second image will be your final. Spend more time finding or creating an image with a more interesting focal point and composition.
Joiners Assignment & Requirements– instructions Instruction:
- Find an interesting subject that can be used for your joiner.
- Zoom in with your camera and take 20+ images of your subject. Be sure to overlap your images.
- Once you’ve taken a bunch… take more…pick and choose which ones you want to keep later.
- Follow instructions for layering and placing images on a background
- Add “fx” to your layers and add color to your background.
- Go the Extra Mile and alter individual layers to further bring out your subject or add interest to a focal point.
Practice Joiner Due: Wed. Feb 15th/ Thurs. Feb 16th
Joiner Image Check: Wed. Feb. 22nd/ Thurs. Feb. 23rd
Final Joiner & Self Evaluation Due: Tues. Feb 28th/ Wed. Mar. 1st
- FIRST- Save a photoshop file (.psd) in my drop off
- Second- Save a JPEG (.jpg) to your site
Final Joiner Rubric– Self Evaluation ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Conceptual Portrait Photo Collage
You will search and use images of your own, found images online, or the images I provided to create a collage that we will practice together as we learn new tools and techniques in Photo Shop. You will then create a completed photo collage using your own images that will be used to express who you are in an abstract or conceptual way. Conceptual-The concept, or idea, behind it is that everyday objects become art when looked at outside of their uses. In general, when something is conceptual it takes a bit of thought to figure it out. Image & Technique Requirements:
- Use of at least 5 images of your own that express who you are
- Custom canvas size (20 inches on longest side)
- Use blending modes on images (minimum 2 times)
- Use layer “fx” on two separate layers (minimum 2 times)
- Use threshold and paint techniques ( or other creative adjustment)
- Use layer masks
- Use text tool & meaningful text (quote from author, lyric, inspirational quote)
- Have a focal point/emphasis in your collage
- Choose images/techniques that create a “flow” through your composition
Photo Collage Part 1: https://youtu.be/FFQOYr52w-Y Photo Collage Part 2: https://youtu.be/sJvidILuPX4
DUE: Tues. Feb. 7th/ Wed. Feb. 8th
photoshop file dropped off
jpeg posted to site
Online Image Search
We need some “stock” photos to work with as we practice techniques in Photoshop. Follow the guidelines below to make sure you collect the right images. We are not posting these, just save them to your student drive so we can access them quickly in Photoshop. Create separate folders in your student drive to hold the following types of images.
- 5+ images about yourself (all different subjects)
- 5+ images about a social issue you feel strongly about
- 5+ iconic images
- 5+ images that include “your color” (favorite color/personality color…you choose)
DUE: Fri. Jan. 20th/ Mon. Jan. 23rd
100 Most Influential Photos
Check out this link about the 100 Photos that are considered the “most influential”. Choose and write a reflection about 3 of these photographs (see prompts below).
- Post the three images you will reference
- Include the story behind each photograph
- how did it impact the world?
- Your opinion of it…
- Do you like it/ not like it?
- Why/why not?
- What kind of emotion does it evoke?
- What was the photographer trying to show the viewer?
- What about this photo makes it intriguing to you?
DUE: Wed. Jan. 18th/ Thurs. Jan. 19th
Create interest in you subject matter, by using blur to detract from background or create effects of motion around the subject. This will be helpful when shooting objects up close, want to show motion, or abstraction in your images. Filter Blur Effects Requirements:
- use the different filter blur effects featured in class on different images
- Choose your best three edits using blur filters and label and post them
- title your post “Blur Effects”
DUE: Fri. Jan. 13th/ Tues. Jan. 17th
Mirror Image-Digital Abstraction
Create a mirror image abstraction using images you already have that . Follow along with class and the instructions to complete and post three images to your site. Requirements:
- Images chosen must include good examples of color, lines, or pattern.
- Edit the image (crop/hue/levels/B&W/ intense colors…) to take the original image out of context
- Reflect the image multiple times
- Complete at least 3 unique abstractions showing variations of symmetrical balance
DUE: Wed. Jan. 11 / Thurs. Jan. 12
Shoot like Aaron Siskind: B&W abstraction
Part I: Research the work of photographer Aaron Siskind.
- Create a new post titled Aaron Siskind & post three photos by Aaron Siskind to discuss
- In one paragraph: (4-5 sentences)
- Describe your first impression of his work.
- Explain how Aaron Siskind achieves abstraction.
- What elements of photography are important in his works?
- What techniques can you employ to achieve similar results?
- DUE: Thurs. Jan. 05/ Fri. Jan. 06
http://www.britannica.com/biography/Aaron-Siskind http://www.ethertongallery.com/html/artist_detail.php?recordID=7 Part 2: 26 Things List 4-Aaron Siskind
- complete the planning sheet with your ideas ’26’List4
- DUE: Mon. Jan. 09/ Tues. Jan. 10
Part 3: Set your camera to Monochrome and go shooting in black and white.
- Shoot and post 26 Things images that are in the style of Aaron Siskind on contact sheet.
- DUE: Mon. Jan. 30/ Tues. Jan. 31
- Post your 5 BEST photos you shot and edited.
- DUE: Wed. Feb. 1/ Thurs. Feb. 2
_______________________________________________________________________________ 26 Things #3- Holiday Version ’26’List3-planning sheet 26 Things Project Rubric Get as creative as possible! There are a lot of familiar themes and objects to shoot for this list…the question is how creative can you be with it! Planning Sheet DUE: Wednesday, Nov. 16th/ Thurs. Nov. 17th Contact Sheet DUE: Monday Dec. 5th/ Tues. Dec. 6th Final 3 edited and posted DUE: Wed. Dec. 7th/ Thurs. Dec. 8th ____________________________________________________________________
Photography Shutter Speed- Major Assignment:
You will use various shutter styles to capture movement. Practice using timing and the speed of various objects to creative visually interesting works. Focus on your mastery of your camera’s shutter settings in different settings with different objects or subjects. photography-shutter-speed– assignment sheet Shoot: Forty frames. Requirements: Create 10 quality exposures for each of the following A. Stop action. subject and background are NOT blurred (ie. People, animals, or objects in motion…although frozen by your camera) B. Blurred action: Blur subject but not the background. (ie. Someone or something moving through the picture frame and creating a blurred action) C. Panning: Blur the background but not the subject. (ie. Someone or something relatively in focus, but the movement of the camera creates blur in the background) D. Creative Blur: Blur everything in a creative and unique way. (ie. Abstract blurring of the entire image by moving, zooming, or twisting the camera while taking the picture) *Be sure to always consider Elements of Composition when making photographs.* *Avoid photographing cars and trucks for stop action pictures.*
Drop off images DUE: Tues. Nov. 29th/ Wed. Nov. 30th
Posted Best 4 (one from each category) on site DUE: Thurs. Dec. 1st/ Fri. Dec. 2nd
Practice Shutter Speed
Review the types of shutter styles: shutter-speed-movement Post and caption your 4 examples of shutter styles with quality exposure.
DUE: Friday Nov. 11
Basic Camera Controls
Check out this link and answer the following questions on your blog in your own words. DSLR explained
- What is aperture?
- What is shutter?
- What is ISO?
- How do these things help us make a better image?
Review basic camera controls and take notes on the various settings for future reference. (powerpoint & notes) basic_photo_part-1 What happens inside the camera doesn’t stay in the camera. Watch the video below to understand how a camera’s shutter works. https://youtu.be/CmjeCchGRQo _______________________________________________________________ Visit the Camera Sim site http://camerasim.com/apps/original-camerasim/web/ Complete the following worksheet as you achieve the given scenarios. Camera Simulator-shutter
DUE: Tues. Nov. 8/ Wed. Nov. 9
Below is a link to a Photoshop tutorial that will take you through the steps of creating a vintage black & white pinhole camera effect without having to do the traditional developing method. Follow the steps and post your finished product to your site. 1. Open one of your images in Photoshop that you would like to apply this effect. 2. Search for and save an image of concrete texture. Open that it Photo Shop too. 3. Watch the tutorial and follow along as you make changes to your own image. Pause and rewind as needed to be sure you get all of the steps. 4. Save your final image as a JPEG. and post your final product as “Pinhole Effect” https://youtu.be/pGcqabQcv4M
Pinhole Camera Shoot & Darkroom Development
The student will produce multiple photo negatives from the camera they made. Good quality exposures are expected, as well as knowledge of aperture, focal length, and f-stop. The student will also produce three quality photo positives through the process of contact printing using an enlarger. Requirements:
- Use of developing process and chemicals
- 3 quality photo negatives
- Use of photo enlarger and contact printing
- 3 quality photo positives
- Multiple exposure images
- Experimenting with movement
- experimenting with multiple lens exposures
3 Quality Photo NEGATIVES DUE by: Wed. November 2nd
3 Quality Photo POSITIVES DUE by: Thurs. November 10th
Darkroom Procedures & Development
We will review the basics of a camera, camera parts, and exposure time equations. Students will need to know procedures and chemicals that will be demonstrated and practiced in a functioning darkroom. Complete this form and figures for the darkroom chemicals we will be using in class and to figure the exposure time of your homemade pinhole camera. black-and-white-paper-development
Taking Notes and completing the “Black and White paper development” notes DUE: week of Oct.17-21
Pinhole Camera Supplies and Construction
Bring to class, the supplies needed to build your own camera.
- small light-tight container (paint can, oatmeal can, coffee can, small box…)
- an aluminum can
Supplies Due and Camera Construction: Week of Oct. 11-14 (Homework grade)
Fully Functional Camera Due: Monday Oct. 17/ Tuesday Oct. 18 (major grade)
***We will construct, paint, and complete our cameras in class. The sooner you complete part 1, the sooner you will be able to take and develop your own pictures from your own camera. *** ***Cameras not built during class will need to be built on your own time or before/ after school with Mr. Fulton’s help.*** ***If you cannot find supplies, a light tight container may be purchased from Mr. Fulton for $2.*** Links and tips for building your own Pinhole camera: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Pinhole-Camera/
Foot Zoom (to Fill the Frame)
Create 3 series of shots without relying on your camera’s zoom or photoshop. Use your feet! Each series is a different subject and requires 6 images, for a total of 18 images. DO NOT ZOOM WITH YOUR CAMERA!!! Steps for each subject:
- Extreme long shot (10+yrds)
- Long Shot (8 yrds)
- Medium Shot (5 yrds)
- Close-up (1 yrd)
- Tight Close-up (18 inches)
- Extreme Close-up (1-6 inches/as close as your camera allows)
Compare and contrast the perspective, color, depth, and quality of the following images.
Contact sheet with 18 images DUE: Tues. Oct. 11/ Wed. Oct. 12
Pinhole Camera & Darkroom Developing
PART 1: Construction Bring to class the supplies needed to build your own camera.
- small light-tight container (paint can, oatmeal can, coffee can, small box…)
- a soda can/aluminum can
Supplies Due: Week of Oct. 11-Oct. 14
Camera Built by: Week of Oct. 17-Oct. 18
***We will construct, paint, and complete our cameras in class. The sooner you complete part 1, the sooner you will be able to take and develop your own pictures from your own camera. ***
Monday/ Tues: “The Photographers”
https://youtu.be/mAXjQANwXac Watch the movie about National Geographic Photographers and answer the following questions on a post titled “The Photographers” on your own blog.
- What does having the cover mean to a photographer?
- Give at least 3 names of photographers mentioned in the video.
- Create a list of at least 10 things you either learned or found interesting about photography or the photographers mentioned.
- Which photographer did you find most interesting?
- If you were a National Geographic Photographer what kind of places would like to go to create your art?
DUE: By the end of class!
Thursday / Friday: Basic Editing Quiz
The images below need editing. Show me your basic editing skills, and make them better using some of the Image editing steps we know so far (use this document (Image-editing-workflow) if needed). DUE by end of class today! Instructions for credit: (those not able to complete will need to attend AP)
- read the caption of each image and understand what kind of changes need to be made
- click on each image so that it appears in another window.
- right click on it and save the image
- open it in photoshop and edit according to the caption of each image
- post the images on your site and title it “Basic Editing Quiz”
- you should have three images
26 Things-List 2
’26’List2 26 Things Project Rubric “26 Things” is a challenging and creative assignment, where you, the photographer, is expected to think outside of the box while interpreting and shooting the “things” on the list (with your camera). Three grades are given for these assignments: 1- participation grade for completing the list DUE: Friday Sept. 30/ Monday. Oct. 3 2- daily grade for completing and posting a contact sheet with all images correctly labeled DUE: Mon. Oct. 17/ Tues. Oct. 18 3- major grade for editing and posting your Best 3 DUE: Wed. Oct. 19/ Thurs. Oct. 20
Shooting for Composition
elements-of-composition-2016-(powerpoint) Review the elements of composition in the above powerpoint. Take notes on the highlighted terms and the 8 different Compositions. See what makes a good photo by placing your subject matter in the right place, or capturing it at the right time.
- Look online for photos with a subject matter you enjoy and think have a strong enough composition to catch your eye. Post 5 unique photos, with great composition. List the Element of Composition that was used in the caption. Title the post “Composition Pt.1”
DUE: Friday Sept 16/ Monday Sept. 19
- Shoot 10 NEW photographs which show STRONG COMPOSITION, and post them on a contact sheet. Edit your photos and post 3 of your best new photos on your blog. Caption each of your photos with the Element of Composition you used to catch the viewers eye. Title the post “Composition Pt.2”
DUE: Tuesday Sept. 20/ Wednesday Sept. 22
Turning in Photo shoots and Final Images
Creating a contact Sheet:
Image Editing Workflow
Image-editing-workflow-follow these steps before turning in “Final” or “Best” images If you don’t remember these steps we did in class, check out the videos tuts on the Tutorials Page… ______________________________________________________________________
26 Things-List 1:
’26’List1 26 Things Project Rubric “26 Things” is a challenging and creative assignment, where you, the photographer, is expected to think outside of the box while interpreting and shooting the “things” on the list (with your camera). Three grades are given for these assignments: 1- participation grade for completing the list DUE: Tues. Aug. 30(B)/ Wed. Aug. 31 (G) 2- daily grade for completing and posting a contact sheet with all images DUE: Mon. Sept. 12 (B)/ Tues. Sept. 13 (G) 3- major grade for editing and posting your Best 3 DUE: Wed. Sept. 14(B)/ Thurs. Sept. 15 (G) ___________________________________________________________________________________
My Elements and Principles
Review your notes and have your cameras ready, as you search for Elements and Principles of Art around you. It may be necessary to stage a scene in some cases to create the effect you need for the shot. Don’t be afraid to get close and get interesting angles. Always shoot more than needed and narrow it down to your final images later once you see them on a larger screen.
- Shoot all 12 Elements and Principles we reviewed in class.
- Create a new post for this assignment
- captions are not needed, although your grade is based on how well you interpret and capture the subject.
DUE: Thursday Sept. 1/ Friday Sept. 2
Online Scavenger Hunt
Elements and Principles of Art
- Review the slideshow over Elements and Principles of Art in Photography. Go online and do an image search to find an image that best exhibits each of these terms and post it to your blog. Write in the caption(before you insert it into the post), the name of the element or principle and how that image fits the description. Be specific.
- Elements and Principles ppt.
- Enter “Photography________________(line, shape, color, texture, etc…)” in the search bar to find best results of images.
Due: Friday Aug. 26th/ Monday Aug. 29th (G)
Start Your Own Photography Website
Make a blog for your Photography work.
- sign up for edublogs and customize your site
- join my class (fultontigerphoto)
- Include your first name and period number on your blog title/tag line
- post an “about me” section and give a 3-4 sentence description of yourself and your interests
- upload an image of yourself and include it in your post.
Due: Friday Aug. 26th (B)/Monday Aug. 29th (G)