Tuesday, April 27, 2010

HDR example

This was taken by Jesse J last year.  He used this website to compile the images.

And if you're interested in portraits, click here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Drip Photography

Examples are HERE.
And then, please read THIS.

Simple Still Lifes

Think of the object that you would like to photograph.

Read this tutorial on lighting the object  and here is another high school's images .
If you choose to photograph food please read up on it. There is also a YouTube video (if you want to watch it at home).
In this photo tutorial, it suggests food should be shiny (and how to do it). Do you agree? When would this apply in real life?

You will be photographing your "object" in class, beginning on 4/28 (you may be able to begin celebrating on 4/27 if there is time). They will be due, EOC on Friday 4/30.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Adding onto the weekend assignment.

Just because it’s raining or foggy, there is no need not to go outside and get snapping. Yes a low auburn sun may be considered the perfect light for outdoor photography but if you live in a country where it drizzles more than it is dry your only option is to get out there and make the best of what you have to work with.
Thunderclouds can enthuse drama and tension into a shot, so meter on the clouds and set a narrow aperture to capture as much detail as possible, but don’t forget to include some foreground interest.

Even if it is pouring with rain you can still use this as a photo opportunity. For best results use a tripod, self timer and dial in a long exposure or use a narrow aperture. The resulting image should show the slow fall of the rain and convert to black and white for a more dramatic images. Duck under a protected covering like a porch or tree for some shelter.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mark your calendars...

Here are the big dates we have coming up:

April 21 (Wed)- The French students will be visiting us today. (project: photograms)
April 22 (Thursday) EOC- 2 Myth Photographs are due on the flash drive.
April 27 (Tuesday)- Flowers are due (2 8x10s). And 1 8x10 "rain assignment" due next Mon.
April 27 (Tues)- Begin assign the Object (reminder- lab scheduling, 4/27-29)
April 30 (Friday)- Object is due (EOC).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Artists' Eyes Photography

Add this to your google reader (we will be doing a series in a weeks. Save artists that you find inspiring - a style that you would like to emulate)


and Artists' Eyes http://www.artistseyeblog.blogspot.com/
Many of you have been fortuante enough to work with them.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

And if you want to work ahead...

(We'll talk about it more later... dun dunn dunnnn).
p.s. You will need 2, VERY different, photographs.


Just a reminder (an "official" reminder).

2 Summative Myth prints are due on BOC Wed. I will get you the rubric in a wee bit . . .

Please respond to this post so we don't have overlap (of your myth).

We will be using class time next wk to shoot other things (so plan accordingly).

Tuesday, April 13, 2010



Check this link out for night photography !

Due Dates!!!!

Friday BOC: We need you to have your "night photograph" complete. Also, complete your "texture" photograph. You can decide what you want to do for that. It can be a macro photo if you like. Whatever you do, please make sure that you are using light to create your texture.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Gearing up to go back, I think we will need a "refresher" of sorts. We have new people joining us term 4 and loose ends from term 3.
Monday, I plan on us updating our blogs (with enviro. portraits and beginning work on our "night" shots.)
Add 5 more comments on the OHS photo blog (term 3 people, please start a fresh Word document and turn in last term's comments).
Tuesday, we will introduce ourselves to our classmates and go through the blogs as a group. I want us to focus on our strengths and where we need improvement. (A little fyi- we're going to take a break from formal portraits for a bit).


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Have a great spring break!

Enjoy your time off everyone! Have a Happy Easter!