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Photo 9 course pages

Course Description

Course Outline

How To

Photo 9 projects

Who Are You?

Portfolio

Multiple Exposure

Double Exposure

Magazine Cover

Point of View

Filling the Frame

Framing

Colour Splash

Rule of Thirds

Your Avatar

Depth of Field

Shutter Speed

Photo Analysis

Architectural

ID Card

Photo Save

Day 87 - Wed. June 19

  • Same as yesterday

Day 86 - Tues. June 18

  • End of semester wrapping up:
    • Portfolio
    • Journal entries
    • Missing assignments
    • Re-submitting weak assignments
    • Bonus assignment - Who Are You?

Day 85 - Mon. June 17

  • Portfolio should be finished, with working address
    • Do I have your Portfolio address? If not, you could have a ZERO
  • Journal self-evaluation:
    • Feet Reflection -                                    /10
    • Colour Splash Planning -                      /10
    • Colour Splash Reflection -                    /10
    • Point of View Research (Day 62) -        /10
    • Point of View Planning (Day 62)-          /10
    • Multiple Exposure Planning (Day 67)-  /10
    • Multiple Exposure Reflection -              /10
    • Filling the Frame Reflection -                /10
    • Framing Reflection -                               /10
    • Total -                                                       /90
  • You must tell me if you want previous journal entries marked again
    • At the TOP of your journal, write a note to me, explaining which entries you want marked again
    • Highlight the journal entries to be marked
  • Working on missing assignments and journal entries
  • If all caught up, working on bonus assignment - Who Are You?

Day 84 - Fri. June 16

  • Finishing Portfolio
  • Only part of your images showing up? Go to the Portfolio Tips page to fix problems with your portfolio
  • Final assignment - Who Are You?
    • This is a BONUS assignment
    • Only work on this assignment if you are all caught up and don't want to resubmit any assignments
    • The final four days of class can be used to:
      • Catch up on missing journal entries
      • Catch up on missing assignments
      • Re-do assignments with low marks
      • Work on Who Are You?

Day 83 - Thurs. June 15

Day 82 - Wed. June 14

Day 81 - Tues. June 13

Day 80 - Mon. June 12

Day 79 - Fri. June 9

Day 78 - Thurs. June 8

  • New assignment - Kaleidoscope
    • Shoot as many as you can
    • Hand in your best 3

Day 77 - Wed. June 7

Day 76 - Tues. June 6

Day 75 - Mon. June 5

Day 74 - Fri. June 2

Day 73 - Thurs. June 1

Day 72 - Wed. May 31

Day 71 - Tues. May 30

  • Journal Entry - Multiple Exposure
    • Write a one-paragraph journal entry. How did you decide what to shoot? What difficulties did you encounter? Do you like the result?
  • New assignment - Filling the Frame
    • Look at samples
    • Discuss marking
    • Find five of your own samples - save to desktop

Day 70 - Mon. May 29

Day 69 - Fri. May 26

Day 68 - Thurs. May 25

Day 67 - Wed. May 24

  • Photoshop demo for Multiple Exposure
  • Point of View should be completed first
  • Planning for Multiple Exposure
    • 2 ideas
    • 1 paragraph per idea. You can write about:
    • What story are you telling? Who/what is your subject? What are they doing? What are they wearing? Where does it take place? What emotion(s) are you trying to convey? How can you amplify the emotion? What elements and principles of design are you using to make the image more powerful?

Day 66 - Tues. May 23

Day 65 - Thurs. May 18

Day 64 - Wed. May 17

Day 63 - Tues. May 16

Day 62 - Mon. May 15

  • Introduce new asignment - Point of View
  • Research Point of View on the Internet and write a 2-paragraph entry in your journal, summarizing what you have learned
    • Try using search terms like "point of view", "composition", "photography", "tips", "POV", "article", "bird's eye view", "worm's eye view", "shot from above", "looking up"
  • Plan 5 POV shots - describe each in 2 sentences

Day 61 - Fri. May 12

  • Working on Magazine Cover
  • Catch-up day - When finished Magazine Cover, you may work on any assignment you'd like to re-submit or catch up on

Day 60 - Thurs. May 11

Day 59 - Wed. May 10

Day 58 - Tues. May 9

  • Working on Magazine Cover
    • Follow the step-by-step directions on the assignment page
  • You don't need your cover image to start work
    • Create a new document in Photoshop
      • 8.5 inches wide
      • 11 inches tall
      • 180 resolution

Day 56 - Mon. May 8

Day 55 - Fri. May 5

Day 54 - Thurs. May 4

Day 53 - Wed. May 3

Day 52 - Tues. May 2

Day 51 - Mon. May 1

  • Movie - Jim Brandenburg

Day 50 - Fri. Apr 28

Day 49 - Thurs. Apr 27

  • New assignment - Colour Splash
  • Planning for Colour Splash - 3 paragraphs with sample images in your journal. For each image - What colour will be featured? What object? What settings will you use? What Elements and Principles will you aim to include? How will you make the image more interesting? Do you have the item, or will you need to bring it to school? What choices will you make - zoom, wide or tall, perspective, time of day, etc.? Will you use shutter speed, aperture, rule of thirds, lighting, ...
  • Homework - Bring at least one interesting and colourful object to class tomorrow

Day 48 - Wed. Apr 26:                                      

  • 30 minutes of silent work time to work on journal entry for Feet / Rule of Thirds
  • Shooting for any assignment you want to re-do

Day 47 - Tues. Apr 25:                                      

Day 46 - Mon. Apr 24:                                      

Day 45 - Thurs. Apr 20:                                      

Day 44 - Wed. Apr 19:                                      

  • Journal self-evaluation - copy/paste into your journal:
    • About You -                              /10
    • Architecture -                           /10
    • Shutter Speed Reflection -     /10
    • Avatar Reflection -                  /5
    • Baraka -                                    /20
    • DOF Reflection -                      /10
    • Double Exposure -                  /10
    • Feet Planning -                        /6
    • Total -                                       /81
  • Photo Critique - Answer the following questions for each image:
  1. What do you see? At least 10 observations. Sentence form.
  2. What choices did the photographer make? At least 5 choices. Sentence form.
  3. Do you like this image? Why or why not? At least 5 sentences.

Day 43 - Tues. Apr 18:                                      

Day 42 - Thurs. Apr 13:                                      

  • Hand in your best 2 Double Exposures
  • Write a two-paragraph entry. One paragraph per double exposure. Why did you combine these two images? How do you feel about the result? What message or emotion does this combined image express? What did you find challenging about this assignment? What did you learn?
  • You can shoot for Feet / Rule of Thirds if:
    1. You handed in 2 Double Exposures
    2. You are completely up-to-date on journal entries, including
      • Avatar
      • Depth of Field
      • Baraka
      • Feet Planning
      • Double Exposure

Day 41 - Wed. Apr 12:                                      

Day 40 - Tues. Apr 11:                                      

Day 39 - Mon. Apr 10:                                      

Day 38 - Fri. Apr 7:                                      

  • 45 minutes of catch-up time - journals
  • Introduce Rule of Thirds assignment

Day 37 - Thurs. Apr 6:                                      

  • Finish Baraka
  • Journal Questions:
    • What 3 images stay with you the most after watching Baraka?
    • One paragraph per image: What makes the image memorable? Describe it in detail.
    • One paragraph - What was the message of the movie? What were the producers trying to convey or teach us?
  • Journal entry - Depth of Field

Day 36 - Wed. Apr 5:                                      

Day 35 - Tues. Apr 4:                                      

Day 34 - Mon. Apr 3:                                      

Day 33 - Fri. Mar 31:                                      

Day 32 - Thurs. Mar 30:                                      

Day 31 - Wed. Mar 29:                                      

  • Movie - Baraka
  • Journal Questions:
    • What 3 images stay with you the most after watching Baraka?
    • One paragraph per image: What makes the image memorable? Describe it in detail.
    • One paragraph - What was the message of the movie? What were the producers trying to convey or teach us?

Day 30 - Tues. Mar 28:                                      

Day 29 - Mon. Mar 27:                                      

Day 28 - Fri. Mar 10:                                      

Day 27 - Thurs. Mar 9:                                      

  • Working on Avatar
  • Journal entry if finished
  • Research "shallow depth of field" if finished

Day 26 - Wed. Mar 8:                                      

Day 25 - Tues. Mar 7:                                      

Day 24 - Mon. Mar 6:

Day 23 - Fri. Mar 3:

Day 22 - Thurs. Mar 2:

Day 21 - Wed. Mar 1:

Day 20 - Tues. Feb 28:

Day 19 - Mon. Feb 27:

Day 18 - Thurs. Feb 23:

Day 17 - Wed. Feb 22:

Day 16 - Tues. Feb 21:

Day 15 - Mon. Feb 20:

Day 14 - Fri. Feb 17:

Day 13 - Thurs. Feb 16:

Day 12 - Wed. Feb 15:

Day 11 - Tues. Feb 14:

Day 10 - Fri. Feb 10:

Day 9 - Thurs. Feb 9:

Day 8 - Wed. Feb 8:

  • Finish ID Card demo
  • Importing images from camera
  • Exporting images to desktop
  • Camera care
  • Taking pictures - ID Card
  • Working on ID Card

Day 7 - Tues. Feb 7:

Day 6 - Mon. Feb 6:

Day 5 - Fri. Feb 3:

  • Review camera parts in partners
  • Finish refreshing computers
  • Introduce Elements and Principles of Design
  • Introduce hand-in folder / naming of files (PrenskyR_file.jpg)
  • Start Photo Save assignment

Day 4 - Thurs. Feb 2:

  • Review camera parts in partners
  • Finish Journal Entry #1
  • Refresh computers for your use

Day 3 - Wed. Feb 1:

  • Finish camera manual
  • Creat Google Drive account
  • Create journal
  • Journal Entry #1 - About You

Day 2 - Tues. Jan 31:

  • Camera parts worksheet
  • Camera manual - partner assignment

Day 1 - Mon. Jan 30:

  • What to expect in Photo 9
  • Off-site camera use permission forms
  • Introductions