Assignments October 23-26

33. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 conceptual self portraits photos or advanced forced perspective 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 9.”

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 16-19

29. Comments – Due Monday before class is over Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 landscape photos or advanced patterns in nature or hands and feet 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 8.”

30. 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.  

Assignments October 9-12

25. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 grand landscape photos or advanced nature in color 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 7.”

 

26. Inspirational Poster – Due Tuesday 

You can use this website to create the poster http://www.picmonkey.com, or if you find another website or you can use Photoshop -Find an inspirational quote or make one up yourself. – Take a photo that would be the “perfect photo” to go with the text.-Put the image in your new document and size to fit. Save as a jpeg to post to blog. Title your blog “Inspirational Poster.”

Examples:

27Hands and Feet – Due Thursday before class is over

Your subject is hands and feet. Lets see what you do with that. Edit and upload your best four photos to your blog by Thursday. 2×2 gallery, title the photos. Blog post title should be “Hands and Feet Photos.”

Examples:

28. Patterns in Nature – Due Thursday 

Find different patterns in nature using your macro mode, so taking photos up close show the patterns. Upload your best 6 photos to your blog on Thursday, gallery 3×3, title photos in the caption area, title blog post “Patterns in Nature.”

Assignments October 2-5

22Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 zoo photos or advanced zoo 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 6.”

23. Nature in Color – Due Thursday before class is over

Three sets of photos color coded; take different photos of landscapes that are all one color for three different sets of colors. You will turn in your best 3 photos for each color. Upload your best 9 photos to your blog by Monday, title your blog post “Nature in Color.” 3x3x3 gallery

24. Rye Telephone Company Book Cover Contest – Due Thursday before class is over

You will submit one photo for the telephone company contest. The photo should showcase the landscape (beauty) of the Greenhorn Valley. Upload to your blog as a gallery 1×1 and title the post “RTC Phone Book.”

Assignments September 25-28

19. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 pet photos or advanced choice or sound 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 5.

20. Photos that Inspire Me – Due Thursday before class is over

Create a slide show in Powerpoint of 10 images which inspire you. Include the photographers name & link to their site and 1-3 sentences about how the photo was accomplished and why it inspires you. Due on blog by Thursday before class is over. Include a title slide. Title the blog post “Photos that Inspire Me.”

21. Zoo Photos – Due Thursday 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 19-21

16. Comments – Due Monday before class is over Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 light and shadow or texture 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.

17. Choice Photos  – Due Thursday before class is over Choose one of the topics below for your choice photos this week (you can use a projector for some of these photos or you can use an editing program like Photoshop). Please post 6 of your best photos to your blog. Blog post title should be the name of the topic chosen. Make sure to title all photos in the captions box (watch punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).

 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.

Assignments September 11-14

13. Comments – 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.

14. Commercial Writing – Due Wednesday Before Class is Over

On your blog,  post at least 3 commercial photos by a working commercial photographer (look on: http://www.pdnonline.com , 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.

15. 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 explain 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. Add text and the product name, you can use any editing program to do this. Post all four advertising photos to your blog with titles as a gallery (2×2), blog post should be titled “Advertising Photos.” You can use any editing program you would like to use to add the text and any other editing you would like to do. 

Commercial Photography Information

Commercial Photography Planning

 

Assignments September 4-7

9. Comments – Due Tuesday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 elements of art or principles of design photos 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 2.

10, Camera Angles Writing – Due Wednesday 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.”

11. Alternative Camera Angles – Due Thursday 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 4×4.

12. 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, 3×3.

Shadow Examples Below

 

Assignments August 28-31

7. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the advanced photos class for their 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. PROJECT CHOICES – Three Sets Due this Thursday 

Choose three 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 all three by 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 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