Beginning Photography class is doing portraits, I posted it, as a great example of one genre of portrait photography.
Our newest Grizzly Cub:
Riley James Horrigan, was born on February 16th and weighed in at 8lbs. 9oz. and 20 inches.
Krista, and the rest of her family, are doing well and she is planning to return to school in mid-April.
Added Links/Pages today
- When you came into class today, you picked up a "Reflections" handout (8-1/2"x5-1/2" page) which you need to keep in your folder. I also added a page called, "Reflections" (which is under the "Assignments" tab on this site). This Reflections list is a series of questions to prompt you to write about the projects. The answers will be entered on your Blog page, beginning with your Proposal, and continuing while you're shooting photos. The questions are generic enough to cover the Photography and Graphic Design reflective writing blog entries.
- The Conventions page (which is a sub-menu, under the "About" page" illustrates how to save your files. Further down the page there is also a diagram that shows the Folder Hierarchy set up on your hard drive, (as well as on your Google Drive).
- Don't forget to invest the first 15-20 minutes of every class day on tutorials for Illustrator and Photoshop. Keep daily track of how far you've gotten, by taking a screen capture of the project at the end of the tutorial.
- After you create a project folder on your computer (in the Documents folder – not on the desktop) called, "Portraits," with folders inside labelled, "Research," "Working," and "Finals" (see the new page, "Conventions & Standards," that I added on 2/24/2015, that shows the file-naming conventions and the folder hierarchy -- link to Flickr site with whiteboard).
- Research: Find samples of portraits and save them in your research folder; the samples can be black & white, color, and/or, for fun, search on Google (or click this link) "Experimental Photography Portraits."
- I added another page on this site, devoted to this project (Under the "Assignments" tab, go to the "Digital Photography" sub-menu, and click on, "Portrait."
- Proposal: Write a quick proposal on your Blog page, including where you plan to shoot, how long you'll be out, what you plan on shooting, and with whom you are teaming up. Include:
- Portraits in the shade
- Portraits in direct sunlight
- Portraits of each other
- Use a tripod and the timer on the camera to shoot a self-portrait
- Stand next to a bright, reflective surface, and meter the difference
- Use a large sheet of paper to reflect light on the shaded side of your face
8-1/2"x11" version of the half-page handout you picked up today in class); this is a general reflection form, for all projects – not just for Photo, but also for Graphic Design. Use this to write about the experience of the project or photo-session, while its fresh in your mind, when you return from the session. For future reference, this page is under the "Assignments" tab.
Beginning Graphic Design
Graphic Illustration of a Social Issue
- See Handout(s)
- Link to the Social Justice Assignment, including student and professional examples
Consultant Learning, Proposals, Estimates
- See Handout(s)
- Review the information on the Consultant Learning Page on this site.
- There are PDFs to download the forms on the Consultant Learning page.
- Just for fun: we set up another chessboard by on the east side of the classroom, and, since they were short a player, I decided to pit my skills against 3 others in 2nd period. We each made four moves on Tuesday (2/24/15). You can see an animated GIF of the game so far by clicking this link [HERE]