Digital Photography

The secret word will be provided in class.


Ex 0 - Notes on Syllabus
Take notes on the syllabus and procedure presentation.

Ex 1 - Looking at Photographs
Critique different photographs based on technique, emotion, and composition.

Ex 2 - Elements of Art Packet
Fill out the packet based on the different elements of art.

Ex 3 - Camera Basics/Metering Indoors
Follow the instructions in the packet and practice basics and metering.

Ex 4 - Depth of Field: Flowers Indoors
Practice taking photos with different depths of field.

Ex 5 - Bracketing Outdoors
Follow the instructions in the Word document to practice bracketing techniques.

Ex 6 - Scavenger Hunt
Take multiple types of photos of the same thing and explain in one sentence the settings that were used for each image.

Ex 7 - Elements of Art Photos (4 elements using rule of thirds)
Walk around campus and find and photograph certain elements of art.

Ex 8 - Photoshop Basics screenshots of each example demo'd
Practice editing pictures using Photoshop Basics.

Ex 9 - Elements of Art Photos (Last 3 elements, Rule of Thirds)
Take 4 pictures of each element of art, 2 of which using rule of thirds and 2 not.

Ex 10 - Black & White

Convert 4 photos from Ex 7 from color to black and white.

Ex 11 - Principal Photos Introduction
Take 5 or more pictures of each principal.

Ex 12 - History of Photography
Answer questions about the history of photography with internet research.

Ex 13 - Local Edits

Ex 14 - Trash as Art


Introduction to DSLR
http://camerasim.com/apps/camera-simulator/
Remember, there are three factors that control an image- ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed.

Welcome to a brand new year of Photography!
Please get your first Exercise here.

Ex1-HowtoCritique.Photography


Please answer the survey below. Thanks!

Student Survey Form Digital Photography



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  • This is a link for the Photo Portfolio which includes what students accomplished for each exercise and due dates:

     

https://sites.google.com/site/roomf10/photo-portfolio

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Student Survey

Digital Photo Check In

WEEK FIVE AGENDA

 Exercises This Week 10/8/12


 Exercise 5: 

WEEK FOUR AGENDA

This week we're continuing learning how to use the DSLR camera, experimenting with Bracketing, and Looking at our images on the computer in Bridge

Videos from Week 4

YouTube Video

Some questions to keep in mind (From Exercise 4 Worksheet): 

1. What is Adobe Bridge?

2. Why would Photographers use Bridge?

3. What are the advantages to Bridge versus clicking the Get Info button?

4. What is a thumbnail? Explain it's use.

5. What is tagging in Bridge?

Adobe Bridge CS5

YouTube Video


Videos from Week 2

Watch the following 10 minute video that explains what we talked about in class yesterday.

DSLR Basics

Answer these 3 questions at the end of your warmup. Answer these in your own words, but you may take to your neighbor and make sure you have the same answer. Both your answer and theirs should not be identical.

1. Explain shutter speed. When would you use a slow shutter speed? When would you use a fast shutter speed?

2. Explain aperture. Why is a low aperture useful? When is a large aperture used?

3. Explain ISO. What is the difference between 200 ISO and 1600 ISO? 


This video shows how a basic pinhole camera works. These cameras were used hundreds of years ago.

YouTube Video



DSLR Simulators on the Web. These simulators show you what happens under various conditions when using a DSLR. You can change fStop, aperture, lighting, iso, etc

http://www.kamerasimulator.se/eng/?page_id=2

http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator.html



WEEK THREE AGENDA

Students finish working on Exercise 1- Elements of Art in Magazines

Exercise How a Camera Works (Bring in a Camera on Thursday if you have one) Lockers will be provided

Warmups are due This Friday

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Agenda for Week 2 8/27-8/31. Minimum day 8/31. Holiday 9/3

Go over Warmups- What are Warmups, where to find them, how to use them? When are they due?

Setting up your account/ making sure you have access

Critiques Explained

Exercise 0- Critiquing Photos- History of Photography

Quiz on Syllabus TUESDAY

Exercise 1- Element of Art Book (Through Magazines)

 

Next Week

Exercise 2 Principles of Design Book (Finished next week)

Exercise 3 Operating your Camera

Watch Youtube Video Below on History of Photography. Write a brief comment on Warmup entry from 8/27

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YouTube Video



Welcome to Digital Photography, taught by Mr Sheridan in Room F11
Digital Photography is an introductory course open to all students.

Syllabus for Digital Photography

photo 2012 syllabus sheridan.docx



Course Outline
Week 1
Syllabus
Exercise 0

Digital Photo Survey 2012



Week 2
Exercise 1
Exercise 2

Week 3
Exercise 3

Week 4
Exercise 4

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Exercise 5- Choose 100 Images from Famous Photographers. Check the assignment folder for up to date exercises.

Exercise 4- Still Life- 5 Still life photos edited in Photoshop. Can include theme or no theme.

Exercise 3- Repair Baby Photos in Photoshop

Exercise 2- 5 Stop Motion, 3 Blur, 3 Panning.

Exercise 1 has students take 10 portraits. Of these 10, only 2 should be either animals or babies. No more than 5 can be taken in the last few months. 

After you have those photos, we are going to practice some Photoshop skills so your edits improve the photos.

Color-correcting skin by the numbers
View this entire Photoshop course and more in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.

December 12, 2011
Agenda is on homepage at roomf10.com

December 9, 2011
Motion Photography
Our last assignment of the year has us practicing motion- using 3 different techniques.

Showing motion has to do with the shutter speed, so you want to set that first, look at your light meter reading and adjust the aperture to go with the shutter speed.  A much easier way is to set the mode dial to TV, which stands for shutter priority.  Set your shutter speed setting and your camera will automatically set your aperture based on the light meter reading.

Although motion is the objective of this assignment, don’t forget about setting up a decent composition, having an interesting subject and background and showing contrast so that your subject will stand out.  Try to be creative with your motion shots and not just take pictures of a car going down the road or a person running or walking by.

5 pics STOP ACTION. MODE TV. SS= 500 or 1000 dancing. 2000 duck fluttering. Try 2 or 3 different shutter speeds.

 

Image by Ferrell Mc Collough

3 pics  PANNING MODE TV. Side to side, shoot when time is right. SS of 60 or 120 works best. 250 is the highest to go.

  • Select a slightly slower shutter speed than you normally would. Start with 1/30 second and then play around with slower ones. Depending upon the light and the speed of your subject you could end up using anything between 1/60 and 1/8 – although at the slower end you’ll probably end up with camera shake on top of your motion blur.
  • Position yourself in a place where your view of the subject will not be obstructed by anyone or anything else. Also consider the background of your shot. While it will be blurred if there are distracting shapes or colors it could prove to be distracting. Single coloured or plain backgrounds tend to work best.
  • As the subject approaches track it smoothly with your camera. For extra support of your camera if you’re using a longer lens or are feeling a little jittery you might like to use a monopod or tripod with a swivelling head.
  • For best results you’ll probably find that setting yourself up so that you’re parallel to the path of your object (this will help with focussing).
  • If you have a camera with automatic focus tracking you can let the camera do the focussing for you by half pressing the shutter button (depending upon it’s speed and whether it can keep up with the subject)
  • If your camera doesn’t have fast enough auto focussing you’ll need to pre-focus your camera upon the spot that you’ll end up releasing the shutter.
  • Once you’ve released the shutter (do it as gently as possible to reduce camera shake) continue to pan with the subject, even after you’ve heard the shot is complete. This smooth follow through will ensure the motion blur is smooth from start to finish in your shot.
  • If you have an older digital camera or one that is of a more entry level point and shoot variety you could also have to contend with the dreaded ‘shutter lag’ problem. Shutter lag is when there is a slight delay from when you press the shutter to when the picture is actually taken. If you experience shutter lag you’ll need to learn to anticipate the moment to take the shot and will definitely need to continue to pan well after you’ve taken the shot.


Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/mastering-panning-to-photograph-moving-subjects#ixzz1g3Nf8Aru

3 pics  BLUR MODE TV. Subject is in motion and blurred, but background is in focus.  SS 60 or 120

One of the great things about stepping up from compact cameras to SLRs is the amount of extra control you get over the final shot. While that control can be used in an almost infinite set of combinations, one of the more popular and effective ways to use it is with motion blur photographs.

Motion blur
Photo by TheMonnie

The fact that motion blur can be used to create stunning photographs in everything from wedding through to sports photography shows its utility. Mastering the basics of motion blur for different settings simply adds an extra weapon to your arsenal of photography skills that can be applied in an almost limitless amount of photographic situations. It’s the utility of motion blur in its potential application to so many situations that means that mastering it will result in you being a better photographer.

Why Use Motion Blur?

It is most often said that motion blur allows the photographer to simulate movement in their static images. It certainly offers a very different effect from freezing a moment in time with faster, perfectly focussed shots. Used creatively like in the shots in this article, it can result in some amazing effects.

Blurred motion Seattle Wheel at dusk 1Photo by Brent Nashville



Click Here: How Mastering Motion Blur Can Make You a Better Photographer 

 

Other website resources on Motion Blur



December 6, 2011
Agenda is on homepage at roomf10.com

Ex 14- Local Edits Finally! Now we can change just part of an image, instead of the whole thing

Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

December 1st, 2011

You can add a mask to a layer and use the mask to hide portions of the layer and reveal the layers below. Masking layers is a valuable compositing technique for combining multiple photos into a single image or for making local color and tonal corrections.

For a video on using layer masks, see www.adobe.com/go/lrvid4003_ps.


Here we have taken this image

And transformed it into this image. All by creating a new adjustment layer


Here is what the mask looks look. White reveals while black conceals. White color shows the layer while black color hides the layer.



November 28, 2011


Extra Credit for Photography (Semester One)


November 21st
Here is a striking photo that has generated much conversation recently about police abuse and their appropriate reaction to civil disobedience. 

How do you feel about the photo? Are the police right to pepper spray someone who is no imminent danger?
Randy L. Rasmussen is the photographer. Photo from AP, all rights reserved.


November 17- Photoshop Tools
Today we learned many different tools for altering and changing typography

Photoshop Typography Mr S will show youhow to do everything on th









November 14, 2011

Rule of Thirds



November 13, 2011

global edits in photoshop





Digital Photo Magazine- a great resource for digital photographers http://www.dpmag.com/


November 1, 2011
Photoshop Tutorial Websites
Here are some great tutorials on using Photoshop for the beginner.
http://www.ep-photoshop.com/photoshop-tutorials-for-beginners.html

You can also search youtube for videos on whatever specific technique you want to learn.

We are starting with global edits and then going to local edits

We will go over Photoshop in class.

Agenda for October 28, 2011
Go to the correct page for Photography, all classes are included in the agenda

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Assignments for Quarter One, 2011




Rule of Thirds Transparent File
Click save as, then paste over your photograph in photoshop


October 11, 2011
Remember, you can click on F10 RESOURCES above to get access to a host of files for each class.

October 7, 2011
AGENDAS from LAST WEEK. The AGENDA reviews all of the Digital Photo Material we've had in class so far. Copies of EX4 and 5 have been updated and are included in the F10 Resources.






EX 5 FROM 10/3 - 10/7


EX 4 FROM 9/27-9/28


Survey for Digital Photography- So far

Beginning Digital Photo Survey



Photographic Links:


Videos from Week 3

YouTube Video

Answer the following questions in complete sentences at the end of your warmups.  "Adobe Bridge:"

1. What is Adobe Bridge?

2. Why would Photographers use Bridge?

3. What are the advantages to Bridge versus clicking the Get Info button?

4. What is a thumbnail? Explain it's use.

5. What is tagging in Bridge?

Adobe Bridge CS5

YouTube Video


Videos from Week 2

Watch the following 10 minute video that explains what we talked about in class yesterday.

DSLR Basics

Answer these 3 questions at the end of your warmup. Answer these in your own words, but you may take to your neighbor and make sure you have the same answer. Both your answer and theirs should not be identical.

1. Explain shutter speed. When would you use a slow shutter speed? When would you use a fast shutter speed?

2. Explain aperture. Why is a low aperture useful? When is a large aperture used?

3. Explain ISO. What is the difference between 200 ISO and 1600 ISO? 


This video shows how a basic pinhole camera works. These cameras were used hundreds of years ago.

YouTube Video



DSLR Simulators on the Web. These simulators show you what happens under various conditions when using a DSLR. You can change fStop, aperture, lighting, iso, etc

http://www.kamerasimulator.se/eng/?page_id=2

http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator.html


REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CAMERAS/MEMORY CARD FOR TUESDAY & FOR THURSDAY YOU WILL NEED A FLASH DRIVE. SHOP AT BEST BUY OR FRYS TO GET GOOD PRICES.

Course Description:

This is a one year course in which you will be working with digital cameras, photoshop, having critiques, lectures and participating in classroom activities.  Shooting with your camera will mostly be done outside of class on your own time. 



WEEK ONE/ WEEK TWO


DATE: 08/25- 09/02


Message: Welcome Back- I hope you had a restful summer


How to log in:

You log in with your First Initial, middle initial, and last name.

Your password is your student id number



When you arrive:

Double check and make sure everything is in perfect condition. You should have an imac, keyboard, and mouse. You are responsible for your workstation, if you don’t notify me about anything out of the ordinary, you will be held accountable



Syllabus is available at the bottom of this page as an attachment.


Reading/Supplemental Material

F11 Classroom Rules

1. No gaming, chatting, or downloading (not using time wisely) 

2. No copying of other students’ work or files (cheating /academic honesty policy)

3.No bypassing the filters/proxies (hacking- you may be removed from lab) 


4. Your screen may be monitored at any time in the lab. Use common sense and appropriate caution.


No Food/Drinking/Snacks in the Computer Lab. Bottled Water is Ok.



Carlmont High School Rules 

1. Follow instructions and all school policies

2. Come to class prepared to learn and with necessary class materials

3. Attend school every day and arrive to class on time. 

4. Use appropriate language- no teasing, bullying, profanity, or put downs

5. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself


Your desk should be only have the iMac, keyboard, and mouse.

Join our classes Diigo Class List. 


Every day we have a 3 to 5 minute warmup prompt. The prompts will ask various questions about you, your hobbies, your activities in this class, or possibly about your interests. Warmups are worth 3 points per day and turned in every two weeks. Warmups can’t be turned in late unless you are absent.


Week 1/2


Week 3/4


How to log in: Right now your accounts haven't been set up, so you are going to use the guest login.


The guest login is Photostudent and password: student


Digital Photo Survey 2011

 

Before you buy a product, do some comparison shopping on the internet. You’d be amazed how much money you can save if you look around a little bit. You can use websites like bizrate, pricewatch, Froogle, etc.

Places or sites to purchase cameras and accessories (new and used):
Local
Best Buy (Various locations)

Fry’s Electronics (Various Locations)

Keeble and Shuchat Photography- (has a huge selection)
290 S. California Ave.
Palo Alto, Ca. 94306
(650) 327-8996

Kaufmann’s Cameras- (small, private owned store)
154 West 25th
San Mateo, Ca. 94403
(650) 574-3429


Websites (listed alphabetically)
Amazon.com (one of the largest camera sellers on the internet)

B & H photo
www.bhphotovideo.com
1(800) 952-1815
(This is the site that I purchased the cameras and accessories for Carlmont).  


Craigslist.org

ebay.com


History of the Camera


Monday 8/29

Grades have been updated based on what you completed last week.


All students should now have an account that you can log in with. The proper user name is your student id. The password is also your student id. I had to hand type all of the data so there might be some mistakes.


Try to log in now. If you can't log in, let me know and I will create an account for you right now.


Once you have access to your own account, please set up your folders on your desktop. Create a 'Warmup folder', 'Current Exercises', 'Archive', and 'Misc' folder. You may also create other folders as you see fit, too. 


Here is more information on the rule of thirds: 



Ten Tips using the Camera

YouTube Video



Web Resources

(note: photography gives us lots of great examples of composing shots using the rule of thirds)
silverlight.co.uk
betterphoto.com
kidsvid.hprtec.org
Photoinf.com


There is a wide variety of skill in this class. Here is a snapshot. If you transferred in after last week, go ahead and take the survey to see where you compare to your peers.




We also are starting warmups which can be downloaded by clicking on the download link under this document.

warmups digital photography 9911


This week-
Setting up your account/ making sure you have access
Critiques Explained
Rule of Thirds
Quiz on Syllabus
Element of Art Book (Through Magazines)
Principles of Design Book (Finished next week)

Next Week
Operating your Camera

Today you are going to take a 25 minute quiz on what we have learned over the last 3 days of class. You can only take the quiz once. Do your best, don't leave anything blank. You will see your score at the end of the quiz. Good luck!
password will be given out in class

9/1
We will go over our shared group critique next week in class

CHOOSE A LINE

Command+C and Command+V are used to COPY and PASTE

You are writing about at least 2 images.


9/2 ELEMENT PACKET CRITIQUE FORM