Split toning

•October 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

More on the Develop Module

•September 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

We will use files I have put in the K drive Pub folder to see how the next set of tools works.  I want you import that folder into Lightroom and Save that import to a collection.

Lightroom Develop Module

•September 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

We will continue with the develop module.

Go to the K Drive in the Pub folder and grab the files there and drag them to your desktop, import them into Lightroom.  For the lecture today I will have you work on it and I will talk you through it.


Creative Shoot • Due November 1st

•September 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Looking at the World Differently

All photos will be due November 1st

For these photo shoots I want you to look at things differently.  Look at PARTS of things, or shadows of objects.  These are the things that make a photo amazing art and not a snapshot! These photo’s are YOUR interpretation of the word I give the subject.  I won’t grade you for having a different idea than I do of the title…because that is the idea!  🙂 However, I have given you some thoughts on the title to give you ideas.

These images will be used in your final slide show, webpage and Animoto.

There will be other photo shoots assigned in between, I have given you time to work on this so you don’t have to rush it.

Assignment 1 – Up Close

One of the absolute best ways to improve your photography is to practice!!!  This assignment is to get up close to your subject. Pick and everyday object and focus on a small part of it. Get as close as your camera will allow you to focus and shoot away. Try for different angles and unusual lighting to add to the mystery of this tiny world. From the whiskers of your pet cat, to a fragile Christmas ornament, to soap bubbles, there is an entire world that we often overlook because we don’t get close enough.

Assignment 2 – Pets

Time for more photography practice! This assignment is to take photographs of your pets. Pets are vital parts of our lives and each one is unique. Focus on capturing your pet’s personality so that it shines in the image.

Assignment 3 – Home

This assignment is to take an image that represents “home” to you. Your kid covered in mud, your grandmother cooking, or even a pile of laundry can represent home.

Assignment 4 – Motion

This assignment is motion. Photography is a static medium. That means that it is still, it doesn’t move. Conveying a sense of motion in that static medium is often essential to capturing a scene and/or emotion. This assignment  I want you to convey motion in your images. Blur it, stop it, suggest it. How you convey motion is up to you.

Assignment 5 – Trees

This assignment is trees. Trees come in an infinite variety of types and shapes and sizes. Some are tall while others are short. Some are alive with leaves while others are dead and leafless. Some show their roots to the world while others bury them deep underground. Some have strong branches that reach ever skyward and still others have flexible branches that sweep the ground. What do you think of when you think of trees? Show us your vision of what “trees” means.

Assignment 6 – Shadows

This assignment is Shadows. Take a look around for shadows and record them. You could show the shadow as the total focus of the image. Or perhaps the shadow is incidental to the subject. Is the shadow natural or created by flash? Shadows are integral to creating depth in a 2 dimensional medium such as photography. Take time this week to explore the “dark side”.

Assignment 7 – Vehicles

This  assignment  is vehicles. From fire trucks to tractors to mustangs – pick a vehicle and show us your best image. Include the whole vehicle or do a study of one part of the vehicle…it is entirely up to you.

Do remember to pay attention to your depth of field and focus when composing your images.

Assignment 8 Textures (shoot 2 different textures for this assignment)

This assignment will surprise you!  There are so many amazing textures out there but we don’t see them!  Look at the rust, look at the moss, mold chipped paint etc…  Textures should be shot close up.  However for this assignment shoot 2 images, one close up (so we see the texture) and then far away so we can see what the object.  You will submit a total of 4 images for this assignment.

Identity Plate Lecture

•September 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Today I will be talking about the identity plate.  The link below will review all the info I went over today in class

Daily hand in for today is to create a graphic plate in Photoshop and save it as a png file.  Save it to the K drive.

The plate should say your name, have a transparent back ground and be saved in PNG format.


Link to Images from Kelby Training

•September 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This is a link to the site provided with your book.  Please go here to download the images to complete the bookwork.

Bookwork and Due Dates

•September 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Chapter 3 (5 screen captures.  These are random shots you take while doing the bookwork.  You could do it every page or one for each different technique.) Thurs 22

Chapter 4 Due Tuesday, Sept  27

Chapter 5 Due Tuesday, October  4

Chapter 6 Due Tuesday, October  11

Chapter 7 Due Tuesday, October  18

Chapter 8 Due Tuesday, October 25

Chapter 9 Due Tuesday, November 1

Chapter 10 Due Tuesday, November 8

Chapter 11 Due Tuesday, November  15

Chapter 12 Due Tuesday, Nov 22 This is the last of the bookwork we will do in this course.
The rest of the chapters are great and if you want to see a great workflow I suggest you go through them but as far as grading we will be done after chapter 12