Friday, February 19, 2010


This is a summative assesssment.
You need to have 5 SOLID photos. By that, I mean that we could take the pictures and put them on a poster and say "THIS IS ARTWORK".... sound easy?..Well, my friend, its all a matter of perspective.

Using what you know about filters, and photowork, choose a combo of 2-3 different topics.

Here are your options:

  • Blue (the color) 
  • Taking candid photographs
  • Using the previous link to create a portrait.
  • Love (but careful of cliche)
  • Curves - these are awesome, but they do require that you be in the 'right place at the right time'.

Post Processing Tips

Use this to help finialize in Photoshop. (landscapes)

Use this to create the vignette. (for use with most images).

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Portrait Photography

Read about how to make it look more "natural".

Pet Photography

Please visit this website if you have any pet photography you would like to enter into a contest.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentines day weekend

This week we will be doing more things in the darkroom/studio (including the photogram). Over the weekend, I expect that you will look at the photograms on the blog and have an idea of exactly the look you would like to go for.

You will also, of course, have a digital assignment over the weekend.

Please read the article on how to improve your lighting without spending a dime. I will expect that you incoorporate that in your photos.
You should also try to use a reflector. You can also make one.  With it being winter, just be careful that you don't "blow out your subject" with the flash.

We will do different things in Photoshop with new techniques - but here is what I want you to take photographs of: (YOU WILL HAVE 12 PHOTOS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT)
Use your ISO, Av, and white balance to get better photos (I much to remember!)
1. 2 photos that show "lines" or "textures"
2. Portraits of 4 people- it is up to you to decide how you want the people to appear (inside/outside/etc).
3. Images of 2 things that annoy/bother you.
4. 2  images of landscapes.
5. 2 images with "selective focus" (Av/Macro)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

TEXTURE- Wkend Assignment Part 2

Read the Article on Digital Photography School.
You will need to take TWO technically solid images (iso, white balance, Av, etc.) and add a texture to the photos (as it is suggested in the DPS website).

Before we do that [add textures] we will be learning how to color balance in class [on Monday].

Here is a Flickr Group that uses Flypaper Textures.


This weekend I would like you to take at least 40 photographs that you can meld together in the style of Idris Khan.
His series every... presents his work (travel, photos from him and others, paintings from masters) in which he uses layers that he re-photographed, enlarged, and superimposed into multiple layers. Using digital photography, he alters the opacity of the layers to reinforce the mystery of the original objects, while allowing their superimposition to reveal new details.

Along with his images, this may serve as an inspiration.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Exposure Triangle

And this brings together all that we have been working on....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

And the last "exercise" (and other stuff)....

For Friday of this week, please take 2 photos in which you utalize Av and 2 that you utalize Tv.

This article will give you a quick-y refresher. Enjoy! AND here is another on Av.

Remember to change your file size to 72 dpi when you upload it to your blog.

SOOOOO....that means that
1. Compensation Photos are due TODAY (Tues)
2. ISO photos are due Tomorrow (Wed)
3. Your montage is due Thurs
4. This assignment (shutter/aperature) is due on Friday.

Yippee! (and yes, that is all folks- then we're going to do this "for real")

Here is an article if you are having issues with snow.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Images to Save

The Duck     and     The Lake