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Digital Design Class

Course Description
This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography. Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photoshop editing software. Students will, generally, receive basic instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes, at the beginning of each period. They will be allowed to go outside and shoot assignments, based on what they are learning. Perhaps the most useful part of classroom instruction will be daily reviews of photos students have shot the previous day(s). They will see what makes a successful photo and what does not.

DIGITAL DESIGN LESSONS
1st 9 Weeks

Project 1

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Student Objective: Identify Roles and duties of an editor. 
(Photo/Copy/Sports/Student/Marketing Life/Academic/Peoples/Senior/Clubs/etc.

Standards: Develop an awareness of management functions and organizational structures as they relate to today’s workplace and employer/employee roles. Demonstrate initiative, courtesy, loyalty, honesty, cooperation and punctuality as a team member.

 

Team work makes the dreamwork

The key to success is hard work, accountability, self determination (ownership), and
prioritizing goals. BUILD… ACCELERATE… SUSTAIN…

Pre-Assessment: 
What are your leadership skills?

Engagement: What commitment are you willing to make this year as a leader? What old habits are you going
to trade this year for the benefit your leadership skill?

Activity: Sports, Clubs, Peoples, Academics, Students life, Seniors Section, Marketing, Planning Creating, office Manager, Art Design, Finance, Selling of the Yearbook, Copy editor (text editor) Photographer Sports Manager Schedule Pictures with Nicks.

Section editors

Student Life:, Academics:, Sports:, People:, Seniors:, Index:

Activity: Students will brainstorm possible ideas and leadership position for the yearbook.

1. Announcements: Writing an effective announcement: Senior Pictures, Baby Pictures, Senior Ads,
Summer Vacation, Nationality, Underclassmen pictures, Underclassmen Data, Spirit week

2. Creation of the ladder                  9. Computer tech backup
3. Underclassmen Picture             10. Club Page/ Payment Announcement
4. Photographic team.                     11. NMB Hot Cars
5. Marketing and promotion         12. Baby Pictures
6. Book Cover Team                          13. Summer vacation

VOCABULARY:

angle,bleed, by-line, closing, copy,cropping, divider or division pages, dominant photo, DPS, editors, end sheet, eye line, folio tab, gutter

headline, ladder, panel, pica, section, spine, story, title page, trapped white space, white space

Vocabulary  Definition Click Here

Assessments: Students lead discussion on great leadership qualities as it relates to yearbook.

Studio / Homework: Students will share their game plan for the Job Task by writing a 3 page paragraph on why they are qualified for the position.

 

 

Project 2

Student Objective:

  • Students will work in groups to create a Book ladder and theme for the schools yearbook.
  • Students will write their angle (story and caption) about the selected spread. Sample Spread
  • Students will create a pencil sketch spread that reflects the page they will be working on.

Standards: Develop an awareness of management functions and organizational structures as they relate to today’s workplace and employer/employee roles. Demonstrate initiative, courtesy, loyalty, honesty, cooperation and punctuality as a team member.

 

Team work makes the dreamwork

The key to success is hard work, accountability, self determination (ownership), and
prioritizing goals. BUILD… ACCELERATE… SUSTAIN…

Pre-Assessment: 
What makes a great angle and caption? Read More here

Engagement:
Video Presentation on writing a great story caption
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  1. Watch Camera function video
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  2. ISO and Shutter Speed
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Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds is a “rule of thumb” or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections

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Activity: 

1.  Independent and team building skills

  • Students will work in groups to create a Book ladder and theme for the schools yearbook.
  • Students will write their angle (story and caption) about the selected spread. Sample Spread
  • Students will create a pencil sketch spread that reflects the page they will be working on.

2. Students will take 25 photos that demonstrates their understanding of the  Rule of Thirds.

Section Editors Job Description 

Student Life:, Academics:, Sports:, People:, Seniors:, Index:

VOCABULARY:

Caption, Rule of Third,

Assessments: Students will share their story caption angle, theme and layout with the class.

Studio / Homework: All students must take 25 photos that demonstrates the rule of thirds and good composition in the following areas below:
5  Student Life:, 5 Academics:, 5 Sports:, 5 People:, 5 Seniors.

 

Project 3

Photo Bannner

 

Student Outcomes: Apply various camera Flash modes, ISO settings, and white balance, Depth of Field in order to create a Dramatic A,B,C-Z  picture scheme using the elements of art and the principles of design to take pictures around school.

Use Photoshop to create and layout 27 letters of ABC’s images. Color balance, Levels, Color unity, Scale, Crop, Rotate, Selection tool, Polygon Lasso,

Standard/Benchmark/Proficiency:  17.0 Operate various format cameras. Media, techniques and
processes with sufficient skill, confidence and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artwork.

 Key Note: All works must be Presented in an on going Powerpoint Portfolio an stored on the online gallery.

Taking Compositional Photos

The key to success is hard work, accountability, self determination (ownership), and setting prioritizing goals. BUILD… ACCELERATE… SUSTAIN…

Pre-Assessment: 
What is ISO? In what situation would you need to add white balance?

Engagement: What is depth of Field?

Turn in your HW: Look up the element of design and principles of Design.
Elements of Art and Design

Sample Article Read Now

Activity:
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Student Sample Final Assignment

  1. The ABC’s of  NMB: Take photos on the school campus that show all of the letters of the alphabet. View Student Samples
  2. Place the photos, in order, on a blank Photoshop Background that is sized to 11 by 8.5 inches.
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  3. Add text and format colors. Notice that the photos cannot be of actual letters! You must find them as a part of something else!
  4. Once finished taking your photos, students must then arrange ABC pictures in order with Photoshop. The size is 8.5×11 inches resolution 300 DPI.

VOCABULARY: Color balance, color unity, Scale, Crop, Rotate, Selection tool, Polygon Lasso

Closing: Students will share their ABC Photos with the class.

Assessments: 

Check for student understanding through a performance base studio work and Portfolio.

Continue to fine tune your photography skills and apply what you learned in the previous week
Last week to work on Project 2. After this week we will begin to work on Project 3.

Project 3

Organic and Geometric shapes/forms

Study close-ups and perspectives and pay particular attention to how much is in focus and out of focus in each example. The emphasis or subject of your composition should be in focus, NOT blurred. Photograph the following in color (you can convert to B&W later) BE CREATIVE!!!
1. Architectural detail
2. Close-ups of texture (rusty objects, fiber, nature, baskets, industrial etc.
3. Perspective (top, bottom or foreshortened view )
4. Extreme proportion or scale
5. Framing with the environment

Continue what you have learn in the pervious week and apply it to this week lesson remember the key is close up shots.
Last week with breadth projects. In the 2nd 9 weeks we will begin to learn how to do concentration photography.