Work independently on the photojournalism packet, using a separate sheet of paper and complete sentences- it is due by the end of class. Here are the images that are found within the packet, I apologize for the poor quality!
1. Edit your top EIGHT chalk day festival photos, making sure there is VARIETY (not just the same photo at a slightly different angle). Name them lastname-firstname-chalk1.jpg, chalk2...
a. TWO of your chalk day photos should be selective color- to make it selective color-
Open up your photo in Photoshop
Go to layer- duplicate layer
Image- image adjustment- desaturate
Then do a layer mask to "erase" the top layer's color- instructions here
b. TWO of your chalk day festival photos should have some sort of filter on it- experiment!
c. The last FOUR of your chalk day festival can be straightforward, with a filter or selective color. Just make sure there's no dust in the sky, not too dark, in focus, etc.
2. After you edit and submit your eight chalk day images, write up your Del Mar fair submission- instructions on the post below. Put your writeup in Microsoft Word in the 05-01-2016 Fair Final folder as lastname-firstname-fairwriteup.
3. Work on your website- all information on http://artteacherlady.weebly.com
I have usernames and passwords if you don't remember yours.
Make sure your portfolio is updated with new GOOD photographs, your product ad under creative, and that you have the following photos in your blog:
a. Tessellations and instructions on how to make them, as well as images of the original photo and then tessellation (before and after).
b. Water stop action photos and information on the ISO/Aperture/Shutter Speed (on iPhoto info) within the photos' captions as well as information on any special setups that you did.
c. Food photos- the top ones you submitted as well as information on ISO/Aperture/Shutter Speed within the photos' captions and any special setups.
d. Baby photos- the top ones you submitted as well as information on ISO/Aperture/Shutter speed in the photos' captions.
e. Portraits- the top ones you submitted as well as information on ISO/Aperture/Shutter speed in the photos' captions and anything special you did to create your photo.
e. Chalk day festival- the top ones you submitted.
Once it is decided what photograph will be printed AND you've changed the image size to 11" x 14" 300 resolution and made any changes to it (no dust in the sky, etc), write up a 3- 4 paragraph statement about your work which will be put on the back of your matted photograph for the judges to read. Many times this is the difference between a 1st place and a 3rd place ribbon, so spend your time writing it, be thoughtful, make sure your spelling is correct, and use proper grammar. Answer the following questions in paragraph form (NOT 1.2.3!) Save as lastname-firstname-fair in Microsoft Word in 05-01-2016 Fair Final folder as well as your final photo choice as lastname-firstname-fair.jpg (has to be 11" x 14" 300 resolution for printing).
1. Name, teacher, school name, and title of piece-this is the only part that is not in paragraph form-
Rancho Buena Vista High School
2. Why you have titled your photograph that name
3. What is it a picture of- be specific, as if you were describing it to your grandmother over the phone (i.e. not- it's a picture of someone on a bench...but it's a photograph of a beautiful girl sitting in on a wooden bench on a meadow of flowers. I used the rule of thirds composition technique...etc)
4. What was the aperture, ISO and shutter speed- all info would be in iPhoto
5. What specifically did you do to make it (in Photoshop, iPhoto, what apps if a cell phone photo, did you go someplace special?)
6. Why do you like it? How do you think it's a successful photograph?
7. How would you describe yourself as an artist? What have you learned so far this year?
8. What camera did you use? What was the camera lens? All information will be in iPhoto.
9. Be sure to state that you used Epson Glossy Photo Paper and printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 3300 printer.
Choose your top EIGHT photographs that you've done of your partner, making sure that it's completely in focus, the exposure is correct, there is no dust in the sky, there are a variety of backgrounds, and the soft box is cropped out of the photo. You may make them black and white or selective color or any sort of artistic method to make them your own.
Please fill out the following form in regards to your submission to the Del Mar Fair. Remember, we can always change your division, what's important now is that we enter you in before the deadline!
When you open up the Google Form, make sure that it reads what period you are in so we can keep track and enter them in correctly.
The time is NOW to select your image for the San Diego Fair! Every student can submit one image to the fair which will be printed and matted and displayed at the fair! It is a great tradition and Rancho students clean up with the awards! Put your top three images from the year into the 04-30-2016 DelMar Fair folder in order of preference- lastname-firstname-delmar1.jpg, lastname-firstname-delmar2.jpg, and finally delmar3. We will work together to pick your very best, so that we will have variety at the show and you showcase your very best piece. Make sure of course that the exposure is correct, there's no dust in the sky, it's a great composition, etc. In addition to selecting the best piece, you will do a write up about it explaining how you created it, what hardware and software you used, why it's in the specific division it's in, what the title is, etc- more details to follow. You may choose any of the photos you have done in class as well as outside of class (just make sure it's high resolution for printing purposes) within the past year. The projects we have done include: name, panorama, food, light painting, baby, tessellations, b/w landscapes, HDR landscapes, portraits, selective color, stop action, product photography, surreal, education for all, macro (for the tessellations), Halloween group portraits, studio portraits, toy story, artist as mentor, photojournalism...
JUDGING CRITERIA: Composition; Impact; Technical Quality and Appearance.
The following are the categories:
Division 4700-MONOCHROME IMAGES
Any subject. Prints may be a traditional photographic print or a high-quality digital print. The digital print must be straight print using only techniques which replicate what is possible in a traditional darkroom, such as burning, dodging, contrast control, etc.
Division 4701-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Any subject. Prints may be a traditional photographic print or a high-quality digital print. The digital print must be straight print using only techniques which replicate what is possible in a traditional darkroom, such as burning, dodging, contrast control, etc. Commercial processing acceptable.
Division 4702-CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Black-and-white or color images that have been altered to create an artistic or unique photographic interpretation. No presentation requirements.
Division 4703-SAN DIEGO COUNTY LIFESTYLES
Black-and-white or color images that reflect the lifestyle of San Diego County.
Division 4704-FAIR THEME, “MAD ABOUT THE FAIR”
Photographs of any activities reflecting the theme “Mad About the Fair”- weird, wacky, whimsical. Alice in Wonderland to artistic Steampunk. May be any artistic style, realistic or creative interpretation.
Division 4705-PHOTO RETOUCHING/BEFORE & AFTER
Digital retouching of images to improve or enhance the quality or objective of the original image. Entry must be accompanied by a print of the original un-retouched image. No Photo Restoration in this Division. No presentation requirements.
Division 4706-PHOTO RESTORATION
Digital restoration of old or damaged photographs. Entry must be accompanied by a print of the original un- retouched image. No presentation requirements.
Division 4707-PANORAMIC IMAGES
Panoramas or collages created with photomerge stitching. Three or more images, color or monochrome that have been blended to create a panoramic photograph with elongated fields of view. Digital images will not exceed 22 inches on the longest dimensions. No presentation requirements.
Division 4708-PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Any approach to portrait photography or portraiture which shows the personality and likeness as well as the mood of the subject. These include Candid, Posed, Formal, Couple, Small Group or others. The images may be monotone or color.
Division 4709-CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Any image captured with a cell phone is eligible to be entered. The digital print must be straight print using only techniques which replicate what is possible in a traditional darkroom, such as burning, dodging, contrast control, etc.
NEW! Division 4712-AERIAL VIEW PHOTOGRAPHY
Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. Platforms for aerial photography can be aircraft or remote controlled platforms. Mounted cameras may be triggered remotely or automatically.
We were so honored to have guest speaker Zach Cordner visit our classes on April 14th! He showed us the breadth of his work with Coachella,Rolling Stone, Warped Magazine, The Boston Globe, The OSider Magazine, Encinitas Magazine and numerous other publications. SO impressive, what an honor! To see more of his work, visit his website at www.zachcordner.com.
I am so proud to announce that two of Rancho's very own, Vanessa Perez and Tristan Roberts, were two of the five winners of a $1000 scholarship from the Education For All statewide photo contest! Below are their beautiful photographs and poignant essays. I am so happy for them!
What is Education? Education is an opportunity to become whoever you want to be in life. There are so many doors to go through, it just takes effort to know which one you want to go through. The important key to choosing a career is to not have limits, strive for what you desire. We have to realize that education is a privilege not everyone one in the world has access to. That’s why we the people who do have the access to an education should take advantage of it. No more “I can’t do it, I give up!” It’s time to get up and express out the person you want to be. The reason why I chose this photograph was because the girl is ready to become the person she dreams of being, no matter if it’s a mathematician, an artist or both. She is prepared to climb all the way to the top of the mountain and become the person she’s always dreamed of being.
As you can see in the photo, four students are in the library and all of them are gaining knowledge from books. The students are in a group collaborating together so they can further themselves in life. By doing this they will give themselves a upper hand in the average school body. By helping each other they can benefit from the other students knowledge and mistakes. Collaboration is a key asset and part of the lives of students.
We are happy to announce that the artwork of selected RBV students will be on display at the Civic Center Art Gallery as a part of the 1st Annual Photo and Digital Art Show.
Exhibition dates are from April 12 through May 4, 2016.
Please join us at the Artist's Opening reception tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Flying Food story
During block day you will bring in food to photograph along with the class. Be sure to bring in what you signed up for, as well as some sort of props that might go along with your food items and tell a story- i.e. silverware, tablecloths, napkins, background items etc.
You are going to create a print advertisement for your product, selling it to a specific audience.
Your ad must be vertical, 8-1/2" wide x 11" tall, 300 resolution.
To crop in Photoshop CC 2015- use the crop tool and the crop preset option on the top left to choose 8-1/2" x 11", 300 resolution.
If your photo that you made was accidentally horizontal or you want a plain background-
In Photoshop, go file > new > Preset will be US Paper. Name it your lastname-firstname-advertisement.
Choose a color to use as the background of your ad by clicking on the top left rectangle on the squares at the bottom of the tool bar. Then use the paint bucket tool to get the color on the background.
Include within your ad these six things:
1. Visual- your photo, completely in focus, with the label or tag with the name of the product easy to read.
2. Headline- something catchy that would appeal to the audience you're trying to sell the product to. State a claim about the item. Make sure the first letter of each word is in caps, that it's the largest font size on the ad, and bold. You may also do things such as curve the letters (on the top type tool is the T with a curve under it) or add strokes around the letters by right clicking (control + click) on the T thumbnail, choosing blending options and choosing what you want from there.
3. Body copy- about the product in your own words, based on what you researched on block day. Reiterate the claim from the headline and give evidence to support it. How would you sell it? What would make YOU buy it versus it's competitor? What is the product's unique selling point? Write the copy in at least two sentences to one paragraph and make sure it makes sense. You may use what was done before in their ads as a jumping off point, but it should in be your own words and your own idea. Make sure what you write corresponds with the image. There should be NO typos, and use proper grammar- I recommend typing it in Microsoft Word first. Check with me before finishing it up!
4. Company's Logo- make sure it's high resolution from the internet and the actual logo- at the bottom, usually bottom right hand side. Remember- go to google images, use advanced search, then large image- find what you need, click on it, press on "view image", then "file, save image as." Open it up in Photoshop and drag it over to the photograph by using the move tool. Change the size of the logo as needed by pressing edit- transform- scale and bring it to the size you need- smaller then the headline and copy!
5. Tagline- underneath the logo (use the company's, or if there is none, create your own- i.e. Nike, "just do it"). It should not be bigger then the logo.
6. Contact- Accurate information on where to find the product (such as their website), do not make it up! Put underneath the tagline or at the very bottom.
*Make sure all the written information on the ad does not touch the edge of the advertisement- give at least a finger's width from the edges.
Save your ad as lastname-firstname-advertisement.jpg with all the layers merged in the common drive folder- 04-07-2016 Advertising.
Please note: your ad will be somewhere around 3- 8 MB in size if it was done correctly.
Make sure the visual is completely in focus, geared toward the audience you're trying to reach, and compelling enough to make someone want to buy the product!
Past examples here
Graded on 20/20
1. Research (5 points)- did research on product, three separate ideas as thumbnail sketches, did at least 24 photographs with different settings to draw your ad from.
2. Visual (5 points)- in focus, good image of product, well lit, exposed correctly where it's not too dark/bright, no dust in the sky.
3. Body copy (5 points)- copy at least two sentences, no misspelling/grammatical errors, headline in bold and capped first letter (or all caps) and relates to the copy, tagline included and related to product
4. Craftsmanship (5 points)- all six items needed for ad included (headline, copy, artwork, logo, tagline and contact info), easy to read, correct dimensions of 8-1/2" width x 11" high, saved as lastname-firstname-advertising.jpg with layers merged in 04-07-2016 folder.
5. Time on task and citizenship (5 points)- no phones during class, came to class on time, worked on task at hand, did not distract others, respecting the teacher.
Mrs. Moncure, photo teacher of truly great artists from Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, northern San Diego County.