After downloading your photographs:
1. Choose a photo for each shot from the shot list
2. Adjust the brightness/ contrast to where it looks good
3. Save as lastname.firstname.what shot it is (ie ruleofthirds, crop, selectivecolor etc- no spaces)
4. Email the edited picture to yourself, two at a time.
5. DO NOT resize or desaturate your images.
When resizing a photograph to fit within a page template,
1. SAVE the original and RENAME the resized version to lastname.firstname.crop.SMALL (so that there are two versions of the same photograph). That way if you want to print larger later, you're not losing any of the quality since when you're re
Pick up the handout on the various art careers. Write in your notebook one or two of the careers you might be interested in and why (more then "because it sounds fun"). We will be going around the room and discussing which ones you chose and why.
When creating a photograph, in addition to the composition and using the full frame of the viewfinder to make a dynamic image, it is important to bracket the exposure to be sure you are getting the right exposure. Many times it will be the difference between a bland photograph and a fantastic one! These are +1 (overexposure), 0 (from the camera) and -1 (underexposure).
Go to this link of Camera Simulator
Adjust the lighting, distance, focal length, ISO, aperture and shutter speed and take a photo and see what happens! Do it for a variety of variables.
You are going to use this photograph for the classroom exercise on selective color. After we do this project step by step as a class and you finish the exercise, you will be using one of your photographs. First pull this image over to your desktop, and open it up in Photoshop. Adjust it so that it measures 4" x 6" and has a 300 resolution.
“Ali Training, 1978.” © Harry Benson
Look at the article on Harry Benson on Photo District News- here is the link
Please write the following in your notebook using complete sentences:
1. Which photograph in the article was your favorite? What was the title?
2. Why was it your favorite? What about it made it appealing to you?
3. What compositional technique or element and principle was used in the photograph of your choice?
Please See Me, New Delhi, India Kelly Moncure
Begin work on your career project and email me when you are finished, saving as
and email me with the subject line "First Name Last Name Photo Research"
It will help me keep track of your projects!
After you are done with the project, go ahead and begin work editing your photographs, choosing the best photos of each shooting assignment.
Rule of thirds
Five shot challenge (saving all)
Aperture Priority (saving all)
High/low/eye level shot (saving all)
Rule of thirds
Do not resize or desaturate them.
Kelly Moncure, 2001
Do now: write in your notebooks the following:
What compositional tool was used in the above photograph, based on yesterday's presentation?
Where do you think it is? What emotion/ story is the artist trying to tell?
Please re-email your name project to me at email@example.com with the subject line
"Name project, Period 1" (or 2...) even if you had already submitted it. Be sure it is in jpeg otherwise I cannot open it on my end.
Reread these camera rules below:
When going to our photo site, there will be no talking until we get there.
You MUST stay with your team members at all times and within eye sight of the teacher.
You may not eat or drink while holding a camera or while we are together as a class.
Cameras must not go into the restrooms.
No horseplay will be tolerated.
Do not use your cell phone while out working as a team- we are still in class.
If you do not know how to adjust the camera or change it's settings, ask for help.
Do not force anything that does not move like it should. Get help.
Always have the camera strap around your neck and hold it with one or both hands.
When handing a camera to someone else, hold the camera with one hand and the strap with another. Do not totally release your hold until the other person has a good grasp with the camera.
Using camera equipment is a privilege. If you abuse these rules and procedures, you will lose your privilege to use the equipment.
Inappropriate photographic images constitute an automatic F in this class, suspension or other disciplinary action.
Checking for understanding- you must work independently on this project, as I want to be sure everyone is capable of doing the following before we move on.
Open in Photoshop your photograph that you did on the element of LINE from last week.
Resize to 4" x 6" with 300 resolution.
Change the brightness and contrast to where it looks good.
Save as lastname.firstname.line
Save as a jpeg
Do not discard the original photograph!
I will be walking around and checking your progress.
Please have your photo open in Photoshop and image size showing when I come to see you.
If you finish early, you may continue to work independently on the photography career research project.
Rancho Buena Vista High School ROP Photographic Imaging I Teacher