Assignments November 12-15

46. Comments 12 – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 toy photos or advanced mysterious, intriguing, beautiful 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 12.”

47. Exploring Stereotypes – Due Wednesday before class is over

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

48. 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 5-8

42. Comments 11 – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 still life photos or advanced 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 11.”

 

43. Mysterious, Intriguing, or Beautiful – Due Tuesday before class is over

Look at these examples and more examples here for ideas.

Upload your best three photos Tuesday before class is over. Title the blog “Mysterious, Intriguing, or Beautiful Photos” as a gallery 3×1 with titles for each photo.

44. Love Letter to a Place, Space, or Person – Due Wednesday 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 Wednesday before class is over, turn in the one photo with a title, title the blog post “Love Letter.”

45. Women in Photography – Due Thursday 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. Title the blog post “Women in Photography.”

Assignments October 29-November 1

38. Comments 10 – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 portraits photos or advanced framing 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 10.”

39. Jumping Series – Due Tuesday 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 3×1, with titles for each photo.

40. Silhouette – Due Wednesday before class is over 

Take photos of people in silhouette. Again watch the background. These should be darker photos. Upload your best 3 photos to your blog as a gallery 3×1, title the blog post “Silhouette”, and title each photo.

41Senior Portraits – Due Thursday before class is over

Photograph a friend for a mock senior portrait session. Utilize natural lighting, fill flash outside and also studio strobe lighting. Take at least 50 photos utilizing a variety of locations, poses and clothing choices. Upload your best 6 photos to your blog as a gallery 3×2, title the photos, and title the blog post “Senior Portraits.”

Assignments October 22-25

34. Comments 9 – 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.”

35. 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.

Monday – 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.

Tuesday – 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.

Wednesday – 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.

Thursday – 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.

36. Framing a subject due Wednesday before class is over

-Take 3 different photographs using framing in the composition.  Title your blog post “Framing a Subject.” Put it in a gallery 3×1 with titles for each photo and then answer the questions below the gallery. 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?

37. 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 as “Re-Creation of Famous Art” include the original piece of art with the title and the artists name and your creation in a gallery(just like I have below).

 

Assignments October 15-18

31. Comments 8 – 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.”

32. 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 3×2.

Examples:

33. 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 before class is over. 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.

Monday – 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.

Tuesday – 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.

Wednesday – 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.

Thursday –  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 8-11

27. Comments 7 – 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.”

 

28. 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:

29Hands 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:

30. 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 3×2, title photos in the caption area, title blog post “Patterns in Nature.” Examples:

Assignments October 1-4

24Comments 6 – 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.”

25. 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 Thursday, title your blog post “Nature in Color.” 3×3 gallery and title each photo.

26. THEME BASED PHOTO SERIES – Due Thursday before class is over 

Create a series of photographs which work together to conceptualize a theme or story idea. You will upload your photos to your blog. This week upload one series totaling 6 photos in a gallery 3×2 with titles for each photo. Title your blog post “Theme Series and the name of the theme.” Check out this link to get some good ideas for your project.  https://photographyicon.com/photography-themes/

Assignments September 24-27

20. Zoo Photos – Due Tuesday 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. 

21. Comments 5 – 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.

22. Face and Hands Montage – Due Thursday before class is over

Photograph a subject’s face and then a take a photo of them with their hands over their face. Merge the two images to create an end result similar to the samples below. Post to your blog as “Face and Hands Montage.” You should have 2 photos, title each and put in a gallery 2×1.

23. Canon Lens Experience – Due Thursday before class is over

Check out the site first and then go to the Experiences tab. Read at least two of the online articles and review them on your blogsite. Talk about how you got inspired by what you read, and how you can use these stories and personal experiences to shape your view and opinion about a career in the photography field. Blog post should be titled Canon Lens Experience. Please include the title and author of the articles that you read while discussing what you learned from them. Also, include one photo from each article. This should be in the blog post, not a Word document.

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