Assignments August 21-24

4. Camera Simulators – Due Monday before class is over

The powerpoint below gives more information on how ISO, Shutter speed, and aperture work together in photography.

digital_photography_basics-1p9znz8.pptx

Play around with the camera simulators and learn how to use the camera controls. 

http://camerasim.com/apps/original-camerasim/web//

http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/

Discuss camera use and check out, then practice with the camera in the classroom in groups. Submit one photo that you or your group members took, in the caption area title the photo and include the ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture settings (we will discuss how to find this in Photos and how to use photos as well). Title your blog post “Camera Simulators.”

5. Composition – Due Monday 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/

25 Photo Composition Tips

6. 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 August 14-17

1. Create Blog – Due Tuesday before class is over

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

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. How to use blog Due Wednesday before class is over

Write an about me section as a TEXT WIDGET on your blog. 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 yourself, title it “First Post.”

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

3. Camera Functions Due Thursday before class is over

Read this article about basic camera functions.  http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-exposure.htm

and watch the following history of photography video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaGUL8B-BrE 

Write 20 sentences you learned while reading this article. Be sure to include what is an aperture, shutter speed, ISO, camera metering. (using Word) Copy and paste your text in your blog as a blog post titled: “Camera Functions”. Use academic language and remember the rules of grammar.

Assignments December 12-15

Final Assignment For All PowerPoint

Choose your best 10 photos

Create a PowerPoint with those photos

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.

  • 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 5-8

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 to 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. 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. The list and grading sheet will be handed out on Wednesday. 

Assignments November 27-December 1

47. 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 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. 

 48. 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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Assignments November 11-14

44. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from photography 2 students. Make sure that you name the photographer and upload to your blog as “Comments 12.”

45. Exploring Stereotypes – Due Wednesday

Joel Pares, of www.joelpares.com is a photographer with this series HERE, that juxtaposes images of the same person in two different outward appearances. This same idea can be applied to subjects in school, Stereotypes abound, and exposing them can help start meaningful conversation to overcome these issues and tackle topics like bullying and tolerance. Choose two different stereotypes to photograph, each set will have two photos with the stereotype and the opposite of the stereotype. Upload to your blog by Wednesday titled “Stereotypes.” You should have the two photos that go together next to each other and then the next two photos below. Title each photo what the stereotype is.

Photo by Joel Pares

Photo by Joel Pares

46. Focus on Reflections – Due Thursday before class is over

Take a series of images that use reflections or refractions of light. There are many great examples HERE.

This image is by Miki Asai, her website is HERE.

Upload to your best 6 photos to your blog by Thursday before class is over. Title the post “Reflections” and make sure to title each photo and put into a gallery.

Photo by Miki Asai

Photo by Miki Asai

Assignments November 7-10

40. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four still life toys from photography 1 and 2 students. Make sure that you name the photographer and upload to your blog as “Comments 11.”

41. Women in Photography – Due Tuesday before class is over

Watch this video and then summarize the video and give your thoughts. This should be three paragraphs. You will be graded on conventions and ideas and content. 

42. Mysterious, Intriguing, or Beautiful – Due Wednesday before class is over

Look at these examples and more examples here for ideas.

You need to fill out the planning sheet attached here and upload to your blog on Tuesday.

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Upload your best three photos Wednesday before class is over. Title the blog “Mysterious, Intriguing, or Beautiful Photos” as a gallery 3×3.

43. Love Letter to a Place, Space, or Person – Due Thursday before class is over

Write a love letter to something with your camera. Photograph something you love in a way that it shows the viewer how you feel about it. Due Thursday before class is over, turn in the one photo with a title, title the blog post “Love Letter.”

 

Assignments October 31-November 3

37. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four still life or recreations or framing from photography 2. Make sure that you include the photographers name and upload to your blog as “Comments 10.”

38. Jumping Series – Due Wednesday before class is over

Look at the work of Phillipe  Halsman and his jumping series photos. http://philippehalsman.com/?image=jumps 

Also, check out this jumping series: http://yowayowacamera.com/

Photograph people jumping and create a series of 3 to post together. Title your blog post “Jumping Photo Series.” Gallery of 3, with titles for each photo.

39. Still Life Toy Story – DUE THURSDAY BEFORE CLASS IS OVER

Create a story with toys. Put them into some kind of scene. Pay close attention to the lighting and your viewpoint/perspective. Also, the depth of field. Here are some examples. You will upload your best 6 photos by Thursday before class is over with titles in a gallery. Name your blog “Toy Story Photos”

 

Assignments October 24-27

33. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

 Comment on your favorite four portraits or forced perspective photography 2 work. Copy and paste the image and comment into a word document and upload to your blog as “Comments 9.” Make sure you name the photographer.

34. Photo a Day Challenge – Due each day this week continue from last week

Take a photo a day, in order, from the list below. Each day you will post your photo from that day by midnight. Call your blog post Photo Challenge, and then title your photos the words that are in bold below. This project will be for this week, Monday through Thursday and next week Monday through Thursday.

5. Self portrait. Where are you in your life? How is the you of today different than the person you were a decade ago? A year ago? yesterday? We’re always changing, so take some time to show us this particular chapter of your life.

6. Create a different world. Be inspired by a book, a movie, a place, or a period in time. Choose a familiar narrative to use as a starting point, then re-interpret it to tell a story that is all your own.

7. A picture is worth 1,000 words. But can you describe just one word with a picture? Choose a word then create a photo that matches it.

8. What are you thankful for? But don’t get too cozy. To be truly thankful, you require the proper perspective. For this photograph, play with different perspectives. As you capture those items for which you’re most grateful can you do so with unique angles? How high or low can you shoot? What sort of framing can you play with? Could you add reflections? Play around and get creative.

35. Framing a subject due Wednesday before class is over

-Take 3 different photographs using framing in the composition. Below are examples.

-Critique your own photographs you posted and answer these questions.

  1. Do I have a strong composition?
  2. How well did I edit my photographs?
  3. What would I do differently if I shot this assignment again?
  4. Do you think your photographs belong on the blog home page and  should be considered one of the best from all the photo classes?

36. Re-create a Famous Piece of Art – Due Thursday before class is over

Using today’s world as a reference, re-create a famous piece of art. Below is an example. Please post to your blog and “Re-Creation of Famous Art” include the original piece of art with the title and the artists name and your creation (just like I have below).

 

Assignments October 17-20

30. Comments Due Monday before class is over 

Comment on your favorite four conceptual self portraits or hands and feet photography 2 work. Copy and paste the image and comment into a word document and upload to your blog as “comments 8.” Make sure you name the photographer.

31. Forced Perspective – Due Thursday before class is over

Take photos that show a forced perspective. Upload your best 6 photos to your blog with titles. Title your blog post “Forced Perspective.” Gallery 3×3.

Examples

32. Photo a Day Challenge – Due each day this week and next week

Take a photo a day, in order, from the list below. Each day you will post your photo from that day by midnight. Call your blog post Photo Challenge, and then title your photos the words that are in bold below. This project will be for this week, Monday through Thursday and next week Monday through Thursday.

1. Pick a song, and listen closely. Find a verse, an image, or a story in it that speaks to you, then portray that in a photograph.

2. Love of your art, what motivates you to take pictures? Why do you love this form in particular? Express your artist’s heart, feel the passion, and show what makes you tick.

3. Green, rolling hills of Ireland, the color of envy, the hue of a talented gardener’s thumb, or the sustainability movement. Green’s a great color, show what it means to you.

4. Create beauty and portray emotion without a model, concentrate instead on landscape, a still life, or a floral arrangement. Try shooting at different times of day, in different types of lighting.

5. Self portrait. Where are you in your life? How is the you of today different than the person you were a decade ago? A year ago? yesterday? We’re always changing, so take some time to show us this particular chapter of your life.

6. Create a different world. Be inspired by a book, a movie, a place, or a period in time. Choose a familiar narrative to use as a starting point, then re-interpret it to tell a story that is all your own.

7. A picture is worth 1,000 words. But can you describe just one word with a picture? Choose a word then create a photo that matches it.

8. What are you thankful for? But don’t get too cozy. To be truly thankful, you require the proper perspective. For this photograph, play with different perspectives. As you capture those items for which you’re most grateful can you do so with unique angles? How high or low can you shoot? What sort of framing can you play with? Could you add reflections? Play around and get creative.