WEBSITE REQUIREMENTS & Final Rubric (updated 5.12)
After studying about lighting, background, and poses, you will conduct a photo shoot outside with one or more models to demonstrate your understanding of portraiture using available light.
Turn In: A contact sheet of 20+ images, 2 best edited images, planning sheet
Basic Overview of Shooting Portraits Outdoors
Easy Skin Retouching
Shooting Portraits of Kids
Creative Wedding Photography
Objective: After learning about studio lighting and basic terminology, you will demonstrate your understanding of how to use studio lights to properly light your model/objects for your intended message.
Choice of subject:
5 minute Portrait Retouch
Easy Skin Retouching
Simple Lighting Techniques
Elegant Studio Lighting Techniques
6 Portrait Lighting Setups Everyone Should Know
Food Photography Tips
Awesome Food Photography Tips
How Green Screen Photography Works
How to Use a Green Screen
TO TURN IN (Dropbox and Webpage):
- Mood Board of 10 studio light images that are interesting to you
-Contact Sheet of 20+ Images
-Best 2 Photos Edited
Webpage: Post your 2 images side by side, link to your contact sheet, short statement about the project.
What did you learn using studio lights? How is it different than using outdoor/available light? What did you enjoy about the project?
Basic Edits to Fix Photographs
Video from class
Repair an old family photo to its original state
Bringing in the photo - 30 pts
Restoration of image - 70 pts.
RESEARCH - Create a Poster Demonstrating Your Understanding
-Find action photos online, showing sharp action, motion blur, panning, and extended exposure. Explain how to get each effect (use proper technical terms).
-Read articles and videos about capturing action and motion photography and write one or two paragraphs stating what you learned about action and motion photography techniques. Cite your references (at least 3).
GROUP PHOTOS - USING SHUTTER PRIORITY
-Take photos outside that capture SHARP ACTION. Try to “capture the moment”. Shoot at the shutter priority mode and auto focus. Make sure your shutter speed is above 125th of a second. ISO 400 Take several photos and edit your favorite 2 action shots.
-Take action photos trying to capture MOTION BLUR. Try to “capture the moment”. Shoot at the shutter priority mode and auto focus mode. Make sure your shutter speed is 60th or below for more blur. Use a tripod to make sure stationary objects are not blurred. Take several photos and edit your favorite 2 shots.
- Take action photos that demonstrate PANNING. Shoot at the shutter priority mode and auto focus mode. Make sure your shutter speed is 1/60 or 1/30 for more blur.
- EXTRA CREDIT/CHALLENGE - Use a tripod and create some photos using extended exposure or light painting techniques.
-Create a contact sheet of all your attempts.
- Place your 6 images and contact sheet into Dropbox.
PRESENTATION AS A GROUP
Each group will present their work to the class. You will show the class your poster (and give a general overview) and your edited images.
TUTORIAL - INDIVIDUAL
Each student will work through this motion blur tutorial (turn into Dropbox)
Website Completion for Semester 1
Challenge Project: Library Posters
Create a 13" x 19" poster @ 300 dpi that either addresses STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) OR the love of reading. These posters are for an elementary school (K-6). You may borrow images off the internet, but alter them at least 75% to avoid copyright issues (crop, use filters, change colors, etc.)
Project: Create a 4 + letter word artwork that uses shapes within our urban environment to spell out the word.
Research possible ideas:
Shoot at least 24 images - make a contact sheet to show your work (alphabet_name.pdf)
Images must be toned or black and white and placed on a new canvas, evenly spaced. It needs to look professional.
Extra Credit will be given for creating the whole alphabet or completing extra words - quality counts!
Part 1: Create one selfie to be used on your webpage for the class. How are you going to portray yourself? What does your selfie say about you?
Selfie can be edited using your phone apps. To count for credit, it must be turned into the class Dropbox folder by Friday 8/28 at the end of class.
Don't have a camera on your phone? Borrow a friend's phone and send it to yourself. Last resort - see Dr. O for a point and shoot camera.
Part 2: Answer the following questions. Use the readings and videos we covered in class to help you form your answers.