I just had a nice writeup in the San Diego Voyager, check it out here!
Instructions on how to get this cool effect here
To shoot: Take 24+ photographs, using oil and water. Note that this is trial and error. Focus on the bubbles, not the cell phone screen. Use as low as aperture as possible (f/4 for the 18- 140 mm lens, or f/2 for the 50 mm lens).
To process: Crop out any sides of the cell phone etc to get the abstract bubbles with color.
To get rid of the "Chinet" logo, use the Content Aware tool. Please note it may not always work!
-lasso around the word "Chinet"
- press edit- fill- content aware
the Chinet should be gone- if it looks too funky, keep it in or crop it out, your artistic choice.
Put your top six photographs in the common drive as lastname-firstname-colored-water1.jpg, 2 etc.
Put your top six photographs in the Padlet with your name as the title and the camera information (ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and whether it was on aperture or shutter speed priority).
You will create TWO panoramas using the Photoshop automate function. Merge layers and save as
lastname-firstname-panorama1.jpg and panorama2.jpg in the 05-01-2018 Hockney folder.
You are also going to create TWO David Hockney inspired photo collages, based on the images that you took at the Duck Pond. They should be of two different compositional rules (leading line, framing, symmetry, crop or rule of thirds).
To create a new document for the Hockney Project
11” high x 14” wide
Save as lastname-firstname-hockney.jpg
To create your artwork:
Open up your photos from iPhoto that you took
Drag a thumbnail over from the top left of the composition
Position it into place on the top left hand side of the blank canvas
Go to edit > transform > scale to get it to fit into place, dragging it from a corner diagonally towards the center and pressing shift so that you’re not changing the proportions of the individual photo.
Keep doing that with each different photo, overlapping some to create separate layers
Use the move tool on each appropriate layer to edit/transform and move them to make a complete composition
If you want to move a photograph to put it behind another one, make sure you are on that highlighted layer and go to layer > arrange > move to back
When you are done,
a. Save a version in Photoshop with all the layers for yourself (in case there needs to be changes) then
b. Merge layers and save as lastname-firstname-hockney1, 2.jpg
MAKE SURE there is no dust in the sky, use brightness/contrast etc as needed on the photos to make them as high a quality as possible!
Save in the 05-01-2018 Hockney folder
c. Create a Padlet named 'David Hockney Inspired Collage and Panorama"
d. Put your two images of the Hockney AND the two panoramas on there as large as possible on your blog, indicating in the comments what the compositional rule was.
e. To resize your image to put on your blog, open it in Photoshop. Go to image> image size and change it to about 8" wide which will bring the size to about 10 MB. RESAVE it as lastname-firstname-hockney1-SMALLER.jpg, lastname-firstname-hockney-smaller2.jpg. ALWAYS HAVE A REGULAR SIZED PIECE AND SMALLER ONE. Once you make an image smaller in resolution, you can't get the quality back to the original so it's best to just have it saved as another copy.
f. Write a two paragraph writeup
1. Research who David Hockney is including when and where he was born and where he does his work, what type of artist he is, and how this artwork emulates his style (DO NOT COPY and PASTE). (one + paragraphs)
2. What you did to create this artwork both while taking photos and in Adobe Photoshop (one + paragraphs)
Examples from past students
Graded based on
5/5 time on task, citizenship, no cell phones, made it to class on time, partner work
3/3 photograph 1st piece- all images in focus, not too bright or dark, no dust in sky
3/3 photograph 2nd piece- all images in focus, not too bright or dark, no dust in sky
3/3 computer work- 1- creative, used 6 + images, clear composition
3/3 computer work 2- creative, used 6 + images, clear composition
3/3 post- posted as "David Hockney", compositions listed in comments, did 2 paragraph write up with bio of David Hockney and information on how you did the project
It's time for the fair! All entries need to be in NOW to hit the deadline and so we have to choose what image you want displayed!
After you have decided which image to use for the Del Mar fair (and it is approved by me), do these things:
1. Fill out the following survey IMMEDIATELY so that we don't miss the deadline.
2. Resize your image to 11" x 14", 300 resolution (can be vertical or horizontal).
Open your photo up in Photoshop.
Use the crop tool.
At the top left, it gives you the option of W x H x Resolution.
If your photograph is horizontal, type 14 in in the first box, 11 in in the second box and 300 px/in. It will show you where it will crop. Crop it and rename it.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD YOUR PHOTO FROM A PADLET. You need to find the ORIGINAL image from Google Drive or from the class folder. Your image on your website was compressed (made smaller) and if we try to print that it will look horrible.
I will not print poor quality images.
3. Save your work as lastname-firstname-delmarfair.jpg in the common drive 04-20-2018 Del Mar Fair.
4. Create a word document for the fair, explaining the following in paragraph form using academic language:
a. title of the piece
b. where the image was taken
c. what the compositional rule is (rule of thirds, symmetry, leading line, framing, crop)
d. what sort of camera and lens was used (Nikon D7200 with a 18- 140mm lens)
e.how you created the image- what hardware and software you used (Adobe Photoshop and/or iPhoto)
f. explain why your image is in the specific division it's in and how it fits that category (color vs. portrait vs. landscape)- see details below
g. that it was printed on Epson Glossy Photo Paper on the Epson P800 digital printer.
h. save as lastname-firstname-delmarfair in the same 04-20-2018 Del Mar Fair folder as the image.
(your name, date, school name and teachers name should be on the top left of the document) Save as a word file.
JUDGING CRITERIA: Composition; Impact; Technical Quality and Appearance.
SUITABILITY: Projects must be in good taste and suitable for family viewing as determined by the Fair management.
MONOCHROME IMAGES - Division 4700
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.
COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Division 4701
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.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY LIFESTYLES - Division 4702
Black-and-white or color images that reflect the lifestyle of San Diego County.
FAIR THEME - “How Sweet It Is” - Division 4703
Photographs of any activities reflecting the theme.
PHOTO RESTORATION - Division 4704
Digital restoration of old or damaged photographs. Entry must be accompanied by a print of the original unretouched image.
PANORAMIC IMAGES- Division 4705
Panoramas or collages created with photo merge 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.
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY - Division 4706
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.
SPORTS/ACTION/MOTION/BLUR PHOTOGRAPHY - Division 4707
Photos should show the creative use of the camera's shutter speed to stop the action or to blur the scene. 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.
AERIAL VIEW (DRONE) PHOTOGRAPHY- Division 4708
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 (drones). Mounted cameras may be triggered remotely or automatically.
PHOTO ESSAY - Division 4710
A strong thematic grouping to illustrate, make a statement or tell a specific story. Photos may be in black and white and/or color. Must include no fewer than four (4) prints. Indicate the order in which they are to be viewed. Photo essay grouping is considered one entry. No presentation limitations.
DIGITAL MANIPULATION OF A PHOTOGRAPH - Division 4711
Creative use of digital imaging applications, such as Photoshop or similar programs, to develop artistic interpretations of imagery.
DIGITAL PHOTO COMPOSITE IMAGE - Division 4712
Digital combining of images to increase the visual impact or overall quality of the composition. Assemblage, collage or montage of photographic images to take on new objectives or meaning, while improving or increasing the interest of the image. (Attach prints of original images on the back of the board)
SPECIAL NEEDS PHOTOGRAPHY – SN (Special Needs) - Division 4713
Photography projects produced by a student designated as Special Needs. Specify the photographic technique under which the project should be judged.
"I'm using my lunch break to search for some Baltimore Orioles that are overwintering. They should have been gone by October or November, but there have been several sightings lately." "So why did they stay?" "Well Baltimore Orioles love fruit, and I'm pretty sure all the bird nerds have been feeding them oranges to keep them around." "Are you a bird nerd?" "I try to keep it to my lunch break."
You will be taking photographs and interviewing six people for this project based on Humans of New York
One teacher or administrator,
one staff (janitor, security, cafeteria worker etc)
and four students, including one from this class (someone you have never taken a photo of before in class).
They cannot be interviewed by anyone else in my photo classes as I want to get as much of the student body and staff as possible. Explain to them what the project is about and get permission from them to write their story and show their photo to the school. Do not write anything that could be potentially embarrassing or something they may regret revealing later down the road. Of course, you are welcome to photograph more then the six.
Take a photo of them where they tell you- where it will tell a story about them or what they told you about. As always, make sure there's no junk in the background, your horizons are straight, no random trashcans/photobombs in the background. Take at least six photos (so you have a few to choose from)- full figure, from waist up, horizontal and vertical in an appropriate setting and make sure they look good! I recommend taking them in a shaded area so there's no harsh shadows under their eyes.
Choose students from different grade levels to get a full feel of the school. Have a different question for each person- not just a yes or no question- and do a write up of what they say. If it makes it easier, use the microphone on your phone to make sure you're getting all of what they're saying. Note you may have to do most of this during lunch or after school. I prefer that at least one of your subjects is someone you do not know.
Put your image and write up on this Padlet- it will be the same for ALL periods.
The title is your subject's FIRST name (no last name- unless of course it's staff/teacher/administration, in which case it will be Mr. or Ms. and their last name), the question in italics, and what they said, in 1- 2 paragraphs, grammatically correct as possible and in quotation marks. At the end write, reported by your first and last name. Do NOT create your own Padlet, you will be putting all your images and write up on the master Padlet.
Put your six photos in the common drive folder 04-12-2018 Humans of RBV as lastname-firstname-firstnameofsubject.jpg
The Kelly McGinnis Memorial Foundation Grant is for San Diego County high school seniors who have been involved in Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs during high school and intend to go on to CTE schooling or have been hired directly into their chosen industry. Applications are not weighed based upon writing abilities, grammar or spelling, but rather on goals, abilities and previous efforts made towards success in your chosen field. Note: Grant recipients may be featured on the KMMF website and in other associated news publications to promote the mission of KMMF and to inspire future recipients.s efforts made towards success in your chosen field. Pick up application in Career Center or online at: http://www.thekmmf.com/ContactUs.php Deadline 4/16/18.
Congressional Art Competition - Every year, the 49th District holds a Congressional art competition for public, private, and home school high school students to compete for the best artwork of the year. The winning entry is displayed for eleven months as part of an art installation in the U.S. Capitol Building along with other winning submissions from around the country. The winning artist each year is to be presented with two round trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to visit the Nation's capital and attend an exclusive reception inside the U.S. Capitol Building honoring the country's winners. Guidelines for the 2018 Artwork: Artwork must be two-dimensional; Each piece must be no larger than 26 x 26 x 4 including the frame; Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs; Work entered must be the original; and, All work submitted must be framed or have reinforced backing and be ready to hang on the exhibition wall. Acceptable mediums for submissions: Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor etc.; Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, markers, pastels, charcoal (pastel and charcoal drawings should be fixed); Collage: must be two dimensional; Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints; Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.; Computer generated art; and, Photography. Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) or that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. For more information: https://issa.house.gov/student-center/congressional-art-competition Deadline 4/28/18.
Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Visual Arts Scholarships - presented to graduating North S.D. County high school seniors seeking to further their education in visual arts based upon their experience and accreditation from contests and arts programs. The scholarships are intended for student visual artists specializing in unique artwork such as paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, digital media, and photography. More info at:http://www.ocaf.info/ocaf-scholarships/ Deadline 4/30/18.
Chloe Nichols Memorial Scholarship - The Chloe Nichols Foundation is an organization inspired by Chloe Nichols, an eight year-old girl whose spirit and determination inspires others to reach for and achieve their goals. Chloe was a fiercely determined girl who never backed down from a challenge. She was a very imaginative and creative child who loved stories, art and all things girly. She passed away tragically at age eight on August 25, 2009, and yes, she fought all the way to the end. The Chloe Nichols Foundation is a charitable organization established as a college scholarship fund and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Chloe Nichols Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 will be granted each year to one, or more, college bound high school senior(s) who demonstrates superior creativity. Please submit applications by May 1st to: Chloe Nichols Foundation ATTN: Scholarship 3290 Avenida Anacapa Carlsbad, CA 92009. Pick up application in Career Center or apply at: http://chloenichols.org/scholarship/
Seniors need to submit a creative work for consideration: any expression of creativity - written, photographic, or digital formats. Deadline 5/1/18.
Zona Murray Scholarship for the Arts - Soroptimist Int'l Oceanside-Carlsbad
Scholarship awards are awarded to three students who show originality and talent in either Visual Arts, Performing Arts, or a combination of both. Applicants must be senior girls who live in either Carlsbad or Oceanside. No submissions or art work will be returned. Include a short essay with a description of the work you are submitting and explanation of how you intend to pursue your artistic endeavors through your continuing education. Pick up application in the Career Center. Deadline is noon on April 11th.
You will be editing and creating a Padlet of a series of photographs using multiple exposure, both in camera and in Photoshop.
Save images in 04-06-2018 Multiple Exposure Folder
Ten total photographs:
Six of your photographs will be ones that you created in camera and edited in Lightroom to your choosing.
Save those as lastname-firstname-multi1.jpg, multi2.jpg etc
Two of your photographs will be of the portrait and color channels
Save those as lastname-firstname-channels1.jpg, channels2.jpg etc (you'll have to merge layers for a jpg)
One of your photographs will be "impressionistic" according to the tutorial below
Save as lastname-firstname-impressionistic.jpg
One of your photos will be twirled like the tutorial below
Save as lastname-firstname-twirl.jpg
Create a new padlet called "Multiple Exposure"
Put all ten photos in the padlet as listed above. Have a unique title for each photograph.
Answer the following questions in complete sentences- remember, this is for your reference so that you can recreate them on your own outside of my class five years from now. Do NOT copy and paste from the website, use your own words!
1. How did you create the multiple exposures in the camera?
2. What one was your favorite multiple exposure, and why?
3. What steps did you have to do to create the color channel multiple exposure?
4. What steps did you have to do to create the impressionistic and swirl project?
5. What did you learn about multiple exposure? What could you use this for?
6. Did you prefer the multiple exposures in the camera, or in Photoshop? Why?
Graded based on 20/20
Citizenship 5 points
Coming to class on time, Staying in seat, Not talking back, No use of cell phones, Not disturbing others
Photographs 10 points
Ten photographs- 6 in camera multiple exposure, 2 color channels, 1 impressionistic & 1 twirl
- all photos in focus, no dust in the sky, horizons are straight, good craftsmanship
Padlet 5 points
Padlet titled "Multiple Exposure", all images on Padlet, all images in jpg format, all questions answered in complete sentences, all images with a unique title.
Please share your favorite photo from spring break, along with your camera information, where you were, and why you like the photograph. If you did not take any photos over break (the horror!), please use a photo you took from earlier in 2018 and answer the same questions as above. Make sure your title is your first and last name!padlet.com/kclarkart/springbreak1
1. Open up a photo of yours in Photoshop- one of the close up photographs may look good.
2. Duplicate that layer five times by pressing Command + J to duplicate the layer (or go to layer- duplicate layer).
3. Take the "eyeballs" off each layer (keeping it on the background layer) so that you don't see them as you're working.
4. As you work on each layer, make sure you select that layer and the eyeball so you can see what you're doing.
5. Move each layer over slightly to the right. Hit enter. Do for all five layers.
6. Once you are done moving all five layers, select all the layers including the background layer by clicking on them individually and pressing command + click.
8. After all the layers are selected, go to layer- smart objects- convert to smart objects. It may take a little time to render.
9. Select smart objects- stack mode- mean. Wait again.
10. You will get an Impressionistic look to the photo.
11. Adjust as desired in Photoshop.
12. Save as lastname-firstname-impressionistic.jpg and put in the 04-06-2018 Multiple Exposure folder.
Do the same thing with spiraling with a separate photo- instead of moving it over slightly to the right, for each layer you will go to edit- rotate and rotate it slightly clockwise.
Follow the same directions as above and save as
lastname-firstname-spiral.jpg and put in the 04-06-2018 Multiple Exposure folder.
Please congratulation the following students whose photographs were accepted into the COAL (Carlsbad Oceanside Art League's) annual high school art show! The show showcases the best artwork from the seven high schools in Oceanside, Vista and Carlsbad.
Daniela Alvarez, Class of 2020
Schance Anderson, Class of 2018
Hannah Rose Brown, Class of 2018
Valentina Buitrago, Class of 2019
Cameryn Daniels, Class of 2018
Brianna Frain, Class of 2018
Jonathon Gonzales, Class of 2020
Cruz Lopez, Class of 2019
Edgar Molina, Class of 2019
Hannah Renner, Class of 2020
Here are the dates of the show:
Tuesday, April 3rd- Sunday, April 15th
Odd Fellows Building
5050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside (close to the 1010 on the south side of the street)
Hours: Tuesday- Thursday, 12:30-4:30
April 14- 15, Oceanside Days of Art, 10:00- 5 pm.
Reception: Sunday, April 8th, 2- 4 pm. Awards are presented at 2:30. Friends, family and faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend!