Monday, August 28, 2017

Assignment #3 - ISO, f-stop, Shutter Speed? ...more mysterious than the Bermuda Triangle...

Camera in Manual Mode.  
Know how to change the ISO.
Know how to change the f-stop.
Know how to change the shutter speed.
Know how to change all three in 4 different lighting situations.


Assignment #3 asks you to begin to understand your camera in it's most basic form...manual mode.  You will be working with a partner to capture what's called a "bracket" in 4 different locations on campus.  Using the "cheat sheet" hand out, find the 4 locations (bright sun, shade, interior near a window, and interior- no window), and shoot using the optimum setting for ISO, f-stop, and shutter speed, then bracket using higher and lower settings.

The outcome:
You will become familiar with your camera, see the outcome of adjusting your camera's setting up and down, and be one step closer to mastering your camera and its light settings.

The second part of the assignment is to create a new art board in Photoshop - approximately 8.5 x 11 - and place your RESIZED 12 images in order with technical information under each one.

I promise the next assignment will be a fun one.

Due Wednesday, August 30, end of class.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome to Digital Photography 2017-2018!

Welcome to the Digital Photography site!  This will be an interactive space where we will be showing our work, critiquing and commenting on peer work, and taking risks with Lightroom and Photoshop.  I will be posting images, interesting articles and sites to look at, along with Lightroom and Photoshop tips.  A calendar of "events" and deadlines will also be posted, along with digital "sketchbook" assignments.

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

No Self Self Portrait
A few ground rules:
1.  Bring your camera to every class, battery charged, and memory card with space on it.
2.  Know where to find your camera's manual, either physically or virtually.
3.  No cell phones unless I want you to use them.  Ever.
4.  No food or liquids in the photo/computer lab.

Assignment #1: If you could be a professional, what would your site look like?

First things will be creating an online site you will use for the year.  Decide what you want your site (...and your personality and "work" image) to look like.  This is where you will post everything from ideas to completed assignments.  I will have access to the site so I can follow your progress, your concepts, work you would like to reconsider, and ultimately this is where I will be able to follow your journey as a photographer.

A few things to consider when creating the design.  Your site is for your use only, but keep in mind, you will be visible not only me, but to NDB and anyone you share the site with.  Keep what you create and what you post professional at all times.

You are welcome to post images you capture other than assignments but please label every assignment with its name and assignment number.

Use the following link to start your new site:

Once you have completed your site, email me the link so I can add it to the class blog.

Have fun!  Welcome to Photography 2017-18!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Assignment #2: What's a "Selfie" without an image of the "Self"?

Who are you, without you in it?
Your first "real" assignment is to take a Selfie...but not an ordinary one.  I want to be able to see who you are without actually seeing you.  Using your camera and any props you want, capture who you really are (or who you think you really are).

Think about good lighting and the location - where so you spend a lot of time?  What do you like to do?  What "props" can you show that will depict who you are?

If you would like to use Photoshop or Lightroom, you will have time in class to tweak your images.

Due date:  August 21, end of class