Portfolio page example is Part One of your final. The specifics and example of the kind of information that needs to be on your Blog entries for each assignment are here, (minus the instruction information — yours is just the entry, with the specifics).
- Reduce your images to 900x600 pixels before adding them to your portfolio page, naming the file with the dimensions (i.e. 1wing_jay_galleryScreen_900x600.jpg), on the desktop, so you can find them easily for uploading. When you've finished uploading them save them in your "Working Files" folder on your hard drive, as well as on your Google Drive, so you will have a backup of the files, as well as evidence you're following procedure requirements.
- Click and drag the "Gallery" choice for images, adding captions with the project name. Click on the images below to view instructions (placed in the captions of each).
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- Depth of Field: At least one image
- Portrait: At least 3 images: one in direct sunlight, one in total shade and one in the shade next to a reflective surface, (highlighting one side of the face).
- Reflective: At least one image showing an image or scene from a reflective surface
- "Merge": At least two images, half of each being a self-portrait.
- Please also add images from assignments you did prior to my taking over the class in January, and include captions with the name of the assignment/project. You may also add any other photos you've taken and are proud of, either in class, at events or elsewhere.
- When photos were taken: From the very start, student photographers have been required write a proposal on their Blog page, stating what they were shooting ("Depth-of-Field," "Portraits," "Reflective Surfaces," and "Merge,").
- Settings Used: The best photos have a full range of tones, from very light to very dark, and include the largest range of middle tones possible. Keeping a record of camera settings enables photographers to re-shoot, changing the settings when images are underexposed or overexposed. Setting the camera to Manual educates students on how to alter the settings to get the best results.
- Lighting conditions: (sunny, cloudy/overcast), and camera settings (f-Stop, Shutter Speed and ISO settings). This information is critical when an assignment took more than one day to achieve the desired results.
- Fortunately: all of this information (except the lighting conditions) are available on the RAW photos taken, (as the below image shows). RAW photos should have been saved in the "Research" folder inside each project folder, both on the hard drive of the computer students used, as well as on their Google Drive, for archive & retrieval.
Portfolio Page Example
Graphic Design students also have the Portfolio page to showcase samples their work. The only difference from the above information. Since Graphics students primarily work in Adobe Illustrator they take screen captures and crop projects, and add them to a portfolio page, with captions describing what the project was. Except for the camera settings, requirements are the same.
- In-person interview: Make an appointment with me for next week, for a 5-minute interview, dressing up (shirt and tie for the guys, dress or dress outfit for ladies) as if you were going to an actual interview for a job as either a Photographer or Graphic Designer.
- Video Vignettes: I have researched the 50 most-common questions asked during interviews. Lately, there has been a trend to see how well students "think outside of the box," in order to gage "higher-level thinking;" here's link from surveys to the "Top 10 Oddball Questions for 2015," (includes links to answers).
- My plan: is to record all of these questions on either an audio file, (or, if I have time, on a series of videos), so you can answer them in the privacy of your home, using a digital camera and a tripod, the camera on your computer — or whatever video-recording equipment you have access to at home. Your vignettes will be saved and uploaded to my Google Drive (only for Administrators). An alternative solution (the better, in my opinion), is to post them on your Weebly site, to direct prospective employers/college board administrators, etc.