Assignments September 17-20

17. Comments 4 – Due Monday before class is over Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 light and shadow photos or advanced commercial photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as Comments 4.

 18. Sounds in Photography – Due Thursday before class is over

  •  Pick 2 sound words, turn in 2 photossnap, crackle, pop, whistle, rustle, swoosh, bass, crescendo, resonance, boom, echo, screech, rattle, thud, scream, click, shout, whistle, twack, shhhh, shush, tsk tsk, squeak, creak, symphony, boing, chime, ring, silence, tap, knock, hiss 
  • Instructions: do NOT photograph something making that sounds, rather think about the sound, figure out how the noise would LOOK, and photograph something that looks how the sounds feels.
  • Title your blog post “Sounds in Photography,” title each photograph in the caption area. The two photos should be in a gallery.

19.  Shooting Assignment  – Due Thursday before class is over 

Think about the topics man vs nature, shallow depth of field, and image projection and take and post your best 3 photos for each topic. For the topic man vs nature combine imagery of a portrait and nature to make a composite. For the shallow depth of field topic show a shallow depth of field and use the appropriate lens and aperture to attain this effect in camera. For the image projection topic use the projector to project an image or text onto a person. Blog post title should be the “Shooting Assignment.” Make sure to title all photos in the captions box and put the photos in a gallery 3×3.

20. Zoo Photos – Due next Monday before class is over

Look through the following website for different zoo photo ideas and decide on two different assignments to work on while at the zoo, “focus on the possibilities that lie within the park’s gates.” Take a lot of photographs so that you can decide which your best 6 photos are. Edit and upload the best 6 to your blog and name the post “Zoo Photos.” In a gallery 3×3. 

Assignments September 10-13

14. Comments 3 – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 composition photos or advanced shadow and light photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as Comments 3.

15. Commercial Writing – Due Tuesday Before Class is Over

On your blog,  post at least 3 commercial photos by a working commercial photographer (look on this website to understand what commercial photography is, there are a lot of other sites as well.). In 250 words, write about why you like their photography and how you think they lit their ads. Include in the caption area the photographer’s name for each photo. Title your blog post “Commercial Writing.” 

16. Commercial Photography: Due Thursday Before Class is Over

Photograph 4 different commercial shots. Your commercial photography can be in any of these categories: Sports, food, product, fashion, wedding/event, and wildlife. Make sure that you research the topic/s you choose before so that your images are worthwhile. Below is a link that explains and shows examples and the photography planning sheet that you will need to fill out and turn in with your photographs. Please fill this out before you take your photographs to brainstorm and decide what you will do for the assignment and turn in by Thursday. Post all four advertising photos to your blog with titles as a gallery (2×2), blog post should be titled “Advertising Photos.” Below are examples from past student work.

Commercial Photography Information

Commercial Photography Planning

Assignments September 4-6

11. Comments 2 – Due Monday before class is over Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 elements and principles photos or advanced shadow and light or angle photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as Comments 2.

12. Greenhorn Valley Schools Website – Due Thursday before class is over The Greenhorn Valley is getting together to build a website that showcases all three of our valley schools. Here is the website so far. They are looking to get more photos of real people, kids, and items at our three schools. You are to take photos that would be used on the website. Any photos of people will need to have a release form filled out by them or their parents. Please make sure to include 3 photos from each school. You will upload your best 9 photos to your blog as a gallery 3×3 by Thursday, the blog post should be titled “Website.” 

13. Greenhorn Valley Schools Website Writing – Due Thursday before class is over Write a paragraph explaining what you like, dislike, and would like to see added to the website being developed. Your input will help us complete the website along with your photos.

Assignments August 27-30

7. Comments 1 – Due Tuesday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 texture or advanced choice projects. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 1.”

8. Camera Angles Writing – Due Tuesday before class is over

Find a photo from the Internet showing an alternative camera angle and write a  20 sentence writing critique about the Internet photo. Include the photographers name and website in the caption section while uploading photo. Blog post title should be “Camera Angle Writing.”

9. Alternative Camera Angles – Due Wednesday before class is over

-Take 4 shots of the same subject from 4 different camera angles (from above, below, straight on and tilted). Edit your photos and title them. Blog post title should be “Camera Angles.” Post as a gallery 4×1.

10. Shadows and Light – Due Thursday before class is over

-Photograph 3 photos which show strong shadow and light. Edit your shadow photos and then upload to your blog with titles. Blog post title should be “Shadows and Light Photos.” Post as a gallery, 3×1.

Shadow Examples Below

 

Assignments August 20-23

5. PROJECT CHOICES – Two Sets Due this Thursday 

Choose two of the choices below for this week (upload to your blog with the title of the choice as your blog post, six photos for each choice with titles for each, do as a photo gallery with 3 rows, upload by Thursday). Don’t use the same topic as last week.

Shoot from the Hip: Shooting from the hip is a great technique and makes a great basis for a street photography project. With your camera at waist level, you shoot upwards, without looking through the viewfinder – so your subjects don’t know they are being photographed and you are rewarded with genuinely candid photographs of people, with the added bonus of an interesting perspective.

Surrealism:  Create a work of surrealistic digital art. Research surrealism and get ideas for you’re dreamlike or nightmare inspired work.

The Apple:  Each of you will shoot an apple. In your own way.

Environmental Portraits (with multiple flashes): Take several portraits of someone in their environment, doing what it is they do. Post your favorites and write a good short story about your subject and what they DO.

Twilight Architecture: Use a long exposure and tripod to illuminate the world at night.

Musician: Studio Portraits with strobes of musician/musicians in their element.

Couples: Photograph two people and explore the relationship between the two. Try to communicate it visually. In studio or on location.

Animalography: Shoot some great photos of adorable (or strange looking) animals. Possibly use a wide angle lens and get close up for some humorous distortion.

Body Art: Photograph body art and make an eye-catching series to document one of the biggest trends of the decade: TATOOS. You can use your smartphone camera and apps for this project. Be sure to include the app (s) you used to make your creation. Credit to the tatoo artists, if possibly.

“It’s All About the Light”: Show your understanding and observing of nice quality of lighting.

FairyTale Photo: Take classic stories such as Little Red Riding Hood or other folk tales and take photos to illustrate the story.

Architecture: Go shoot the buildings around your city at all different times of the day.  I bet you’ll find some interesting buildings that you’d never noticed before.

Your Meals:  Take a picture of one meal a day for a month.  Not only is this a convenient way to count calories, you can really learn lighting by learning food photography.

Time-Lapse Photo Project
⁃ A series of images taken over a period of time that document growth or change of some kind. These projects are great at helping the photographer to practice observing and communicating an on-going story.

Social Issue Photo:  Document a social issue which is important to you through the visual power of photography.

A Day in the Life of Me: Document an entire day in your life, or the life of someone else. Include captions and text in your photo series. Create a two page spread about yourself.

Hands and Feet: Feet and hands are good subjects in photography. Do a photo shoot of someone (or your own) hands and feet. Remember that good lighting really enhances your photos.

Window and Door Series: Windows and doors are everywhere: we are bombarded with them on a daily basis. Peeling paint, smashed windows, ornate knockers and wonderful windows boxes – this project is sure to yield a great set of photographs

6. PHOTOS THAT INSPIRE YOU – Due Wednesday before class is over

 Choose 20 photos online that inspire you. Under each photo you select, explain why this photograph inspires you, include the author of the photograph. Put this in a gallery 4×5, title the blog post “Photos that inspire me.”

Assignments August 13-16

1. Create Blog – Due Tuesday before class is over

Make a blog for your photo work and critique writing. http://edublogs.org/

If you already have one make sure you can still log in and that you are linked to my class. If not you will have to create a new one.

You must join the class blog: http://kacieanglin.edublogs.org… FIRST BEFORE YOU PICK A TEMPLATE.

Follow the link for help on adding the class blog http://help.edublogs.org/own-student-blog/ when it asks you to search for the teacher type in kacieanglin

Include your blog title and your first name on your blog.

2. Blog Posting Due Tuesday before class is over

Write an about me section as a TEXT WIDGET on your blog, if you already have a blog from previous classes with me, edit your about me section. Follow the link for help on adding a text widget http://help.edublogs.org/widgets/#Adding_Widgets

Make your very first post a photograph of something you enjoy, title it “First Post” and title the photo.

Your second post will be a gallery post with three images from the internet, title it “Gallery” and title each photo.

3. Composition Review – Due Wednesday before class is over

Read about what makes strong composition in a photograph and what catches the viewers eye. Find  12 sample photos online which show good composition. Make a gallery of images in Edublogs. Post your gallery and write 12 complete sentences, (with capitals and periods), one sentence under in the caption area of each photo before posting, to explain what element of composition each photo represents. Title your blog post “Composition.”

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/3372/18-composition-rules-for-photos-that-shine/

http://photofocus.com/2009/11/30/25-photo-composition-tips/

4. PROJECT CHOICES – One Set Due this Thursday 

Choose three of the choices below for this week and next week (upload to your blog with the title of the choice as your blog post, six photos for each choice with titles for each, do as a photo gallery with 3 rows, upload one by Thursday and the other two by next Thursday)

Shoot from the Hip: Shooting from the hip is a great technique and makes a great basis for a street photography project. With your camera at waist level, you shoot upwards, without looking through the viewfinder – so your subjects don’t know they are being photographed and you are rewarded with genuinely candid photographs of people, with the added bonus of an interesting perspective.

Surrealism:  Create a work of surrealistic digital art. Research surrealism and get ideas for you’re dreamlike or nightmare inspired work.

The Apple:  Each of you will shoot an apple. In your own way.

Environmental Portraits (with multiple flashes): Take several portraits of someone in their environment, doing what it is they do. Post your favorites and write a good short story about your subject and what they DO.

Twilight Architecture: Use a long exposure and tripod to illuminate the world at night.

Musician: Studio Portraits with strobes of musician/musicians in their element.

Couples: Photograph two people and explore the relationship between the two. Try to communicate it visually. In studio or on location.

Animalography: Shoot some great photos of adorable (or strange looking) animals. Possibly use a wide angle lens and get close up for some humorous distortion.

Body Art: Photograph body art and make an eye-catching series to document one of the biggest trends of the decade: TATOOS. You can use your smartphone camera and apps for this project. Be sure to include the app (s) you used to make your creation. Credit to the tatoo artists, if possibly.

“It’s All About the Light”: Show your understanding and observing of nice quality of lighting.

FairyTale Photo: Take classic stories such as Little Red Riding Hood or other folk tales and take photos to illustrate the story.

Architecture: Go shoot the buildings around your city at all different times of the day.  I bet you’ll find some interesting buildings that you’d never noticed before.

Your Meals:  Take a picture of one meal a day for a month.  Not only is this a convenient way to count calories, you can really learn lighting by learning food photography.

Time-Lapse Photo Project
⁃ A series of images taken over a period of time that document growth or change of some kind. These projects are great at helping the photographer to practice observing and communicating an on-going story.

Social Issue Photo:  Document a social issue which is important to you through the visual power of photography.

A Day in the Life of Me: Document an entire day in your life, or the life of someone else. Include captions and text in your photo series. Create a two page spread about yourself.

Hands and Feet: Feet and hands are good subjects in photography. Do a photo shoot of someone (or your own) hands and feet. Remember that good lighting really enhances your photos.

Window and Door Series: Windows and doors are everywhere: we are bombarded with them on a daily basis. Peeling paint, smashed windows, ornate knockers and wonderful windows boxes – this project is sure to yield a great set of photographs

Assignments December 18-21

 

54. PowerPoint – Due on the day of your final to present

Name: ______________________________________

Final Assignment For All PowerPoint

Choose your best 10 photos from the semester, if they are not saved on your computer, you can download them from the blog and save them to your computer

Create a PowerPoint with those photos, include creativity, transitions

Should have 11 slides total

First slide – title slide

Next 10 slides should be your photos, each slide should include the photo, a title, and explain why you chose it as your favorite/best photo (explain using the elements of art and design), you can also add in a slide for the writing if you don’t have room with the photo. Make sure that you can see the writing. You will present this to the class during our last day of class. Please post to your blog as “Powerpoint”. If you can’t get it to load you can share it to me through Google Docs. When you present, give me this sheet to do the grading.

  • 11 Slides                                    /10 points
  • Photos on each slide             /40 points
  • Title of each photo               / 20 points
  • Explanation of photos           /50 points
  • Presentation                         /30 points

______________________________________

  • Total                                   / 150 points

Assignments December 11-14

51. Present Documentary

Students will present projects, students will show etiquette while watching presentations. For each presentation you will do the TAG feedback, this will be handed out and then you will write it out on paper (this can be about the presentation, the photos, the story, the titles, etc)

52. Faceless Portrait – Due Tuesday before class is over
The theme of this challenge is open to interpretation. What is a faceless portrait?
There are many ways to remove a face from an image beyond the popular headless body or hand-on-face methods.
Think of fun and quirky or deep and meaningful, whether staged or spontaneous, shadows or head turns, show me a portrait.
Use the body and environment to tell a story
Just don’t show me their face, looking forward to this one! Upload your best 3 photos, with titles, in a gallery 3 across, title blog post “Faceless Portraits.”

53. Scavenger Hunt – Due Thursday before class is over

Rules and list will be handed out during class Wednesday. This a group contest and we will work on it in class. All photos need to be uploaded to one members blog by Thursday before class is over. There will be a prize given out on Monday to the group that gets the most points. All photos need to have the corresponding number and title or they will not get the points. 

Assignments December 4-7

49. Tiny Bits of Beauty [Environment] – Due Tuesday before class is over

Students find and take photos of images of easily overlooked beauty that most people miss. Enlarge or enhance the image and what makes it appealing via photo editing program. Upload your best six photos to your blog as “Tiny Bits of Beauty” and make sure to title each photo and put into a gallery. 

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50. Haunting Eyes – Due Thursday before class is over

Submit 6 photographs that have haunting eyes. By haunting I mean: poignant and evocative; difficult to ignore or forget. It can be eyes of men, women, children, elderly, or animals.
Make sure there are not too many distracting elements in the photo and consider cropping the picture to focus better on the subject. Upload as a gallery with titles to your blog as “Haunting Eyes”

Assignments November 27-30

47. Paper Cut-outs & Photos – Due Wednesday before class is over

Find little quirks in the environment around you, a bent post, length of chain, crack in a sidewalk or wall… and add a character to the environment that connects with it in a creative way. Many more samples at this LINK. Do it on paper so as not to disturb the area or deface property. You can draw the images or you can cut them out of magazines or print from the internet, then set those images up to take photos. Below is an example and make sure to look at the link above for more samples. You will upload your best three photos to your blog in a gallery and title the post “Paper Cut-Outs & Photos.”

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48. Slide Show – Due Thursday before class is over

Find a song, or even a speech that you like. Take a series of images that can be used to create a slide show version of that audio-work. Make sure that you take enough photos to fill the time space of the song or the speech. Put it together in a video. Here are two examples  (example 2) that may be helpful. Though there is some animation in both, they could have been done with still images, or you may choose to add some animation as these have. You need to include the title of the song or speech and the author in the title of your blog post.