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Photo Class C


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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.

Project 1

Photo Bannner

 

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Content: Analyze and interpret class rules

Goals: Art 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques,and processes. Upon completion, students will be able to write a resume showing their skills, experience and education that they use when applying for a job or scholarship.

 

Welcome

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

Pre-Assessment: 
What are your short term and long term goals for this class?

Engagement: Syllabus discussion. Lab fee and requirements

Materials: Flash Drive, Memory Stick, B/W Notebook, Point Camera

Classroom Rules:

R- RESPECT
A- ATTITUDE
C- Character
E- Excellence

M.I- Moral Intelligence

Activity: Why is accountability important?

  1. Write down what you think BUILD… ACCELERATE… SUSTAIN… means.
  2. What are your short term and long term (5year) goals as it relates to accountabilityself determination (ownership), and setting prioritizing goals. Write 2-3 paragraphs on the above short term and short term goals.
  3. Make a bullet list of what you have accomplished as of today in the following areas.
  • Objective/Goals, Education/ Honor Class/ AP, Experience/Skills
  • Professional Affiliations, Achievements / Awards / Clubs, Computer

4. Using http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/ students will download a pre-resume to begin their process. Resume Download Resume sample

5. Write an essay that explains your short term and Long term goals as it relates to BUILD… ACCELERATE… SUSTAIN…

VOCABULARY: Moral, Accountability, goals, resume, short term goals, long term goals

Closing: Students will share their short term and long term goal with the class.

Assessments: 

Students will share their goals out loud with the class. Students will also turn in their typed essay and resume for a final grade for week one.

 

 

 

Project 2

Photo Bannner

 

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Student Outcomes: Students will be able to:
Apply various camera modes

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.

 

Camera Function


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

HW: Short term and Long term/ resume…

Pre-Assessment: What are the Camera functions?

Engagement: How many of you take pictures and change the settings?

Camera modes

Auto : Green
Auto w/o Flash: Flash crossed
Portrait: Lady
Landscape: Mountain
Macro: Flower
Action: Man running
Night: Person with star
Aperture Priority: Av
Shutter (Time) Priority: Tv
Program Mode: P
Manual: M

Activity:

  1. Teacher Discussion on Camera Function.
  2. Students will take notes on the Camera Function.
  3. Watch Camera function video
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  4. ISO and Shutter Speed
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  • Auto : Auto (Green)
  • Auto w/o Flash: Flash sign crossed
  • Portrait: Lady
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Kid: Child
  • Action: Man running
  • Marco: Flower
  • Night: Person with star
  • Aperture Priority: A
  • Shutter Priority: S
  • Program: P
  • Manual: M

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Cannon

  • Auto : Green
  • Auto w/o Flash: Flash crossed
  • Portrait: Lady
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Macro: Flower
  • Action: Man running
  • Night: Person with star
  • Aperture Priority: Av
  • Shutter (Time) Priority: Tv
  • Program Mode: P
  • Manual: M

 

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Vocabulary 

Automatic Modes
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Auto Mode

As evident by the name, it is the fully automatic mode. This is the easiest of all the modes and the quickest when it comes to getting the optimum image. But, Optimum does not necessarily mean good. Here, the camera does all the thinking and all you do is just point and shoot. So, although this mode gives nice photographs usually, you need to move beyond it in due course of time.

Auto with Flash Off

This is another variation of the Auto mode with the only difference is that the Flash is turned off in this case. This mode is useful for the situations where use of a flash is not desirable (we will get down to the use of inbuilt flash sometime later). My advice is, if you want to go Auto and want natural looking colors, better keep your hands steady, stick to this mode and give rest to your flash.

Portrait Mode

Portrait Mode makes the camera select a large aperture, thus creating a shallow Depth of Field. This blurs the backgrounds and makes the person in the foreground of the picture appear more prominent. A few tips, have a single point of interest, keep the focal length of the lens above 50mm, move closer to the subject and try to capture the head and shoulder. Use flash if it’s a bright sunny day and the person is wearing a hat or something which casts a shade on his/her face.

Landscape Mode

The opposite of the Portrait Mode. In this mode, the aperture is smaller thus increasing the Depth of Field. This gives ample sharpness to the background as well as the foreground which is desired for landscape photography. This mode is ideal for multiple points of interests spread over a wide frame, consider using wide lenses and a tripod for better photographs.

Kid Mode

This mode is useful for taking photographs of children. The colors come vibrant and their skins look livelier, thus making it look all goody good. That all this mode is about.

Action Mode

This Mode is used to freeze the subjects in motion. The shutter speed is pumped up and the camera tries to freeze the motion with the help of this. Can be for photographing vehicles, sports persons, naughty kids and animals in the wild while minimizing blur.

Macro Mode

This mode is used for photographing subjects up close, like flowers, insects, miniatures etc. The depth of field becomes shallow and the camera allows you to go up close to the subject (subject to the minimum focal length of the lens). Focusing is a bit tricky and the use of a tripod is advised. However if you want real macro images, you may need to buy macro lenses, macro rings or macro adapters depending on how much are you willing to spend.

Night Mode

Perhaps the most interesting among the Automatic Modes, used mainly for taking photographs in the dark. It uses the flash in the slow shutter sync mode, in which the flash fires at the end of the taking of photograph. While the foreground is illuminated by the flash, the background gets it due with the help of long shutter speed. So you will not get those black backgrounds with washed out faces which otherwise come in the Auto flash modes. Very useful for taking portraits. Use of a tripod strongly recommended.

Semi Automatic Modes

Aperture Priority Mode

In this mode you select the aperture and the camera decides the other settings as per your selection to render a balanced photograph. Aperture priority mode is useful when you are capturing stationary subjects with varying depth of field. Choosing a large aperture means the amount of light coming to the sensor will be more and hence Camera will increase the Shutter speed. The opposite will happen in the case of a lower aperture. I have found Aperture priority mode particularly useful in travel photography when the only thing I need to check is the depth of field, shallow for people and deep for landscapes etc. Know more about Depth of Field here.

Shutter Priority Mode

In this mode, you choose the shutter speed and let the camera decide everything else. This mode is used when trying to capture subjects with varying speeds or the inclusion of a deliberate blur in the photograph. Thus Shutter Priority Mode comes handy in capturing both the high speed situations as well as the other situations like a dance or a waterfall.

Program Mode

This is one confusing mode! It is very similar to the Auto Mode but supposedly gives you some control over some of the features (again, depends on the type of camera you are using). Frankly speaking I have never tried it and can’t think of a situation where it can be useful.

Manual Mode

Manual Mode is the big daddy of all the camera modes. You have full control over all the camera settings and its you who thinks and decides how a given photograph should come up. However, Manual Mode is like Test Cricket, although the best but not the most fun thing. You cannot go on changing the settings for each shot especially if you are a travel/sports/war/wedding etc photographer. So most people either stick to the Auto modes of the one of the priority modes.

Assessments:

Written test on the 
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tudents will read chapter 2 and take notes using the jump in reading strategy. The Art of Photography Chapter 2 page 25.

HW: Look up the definition on the element of art and principles of Design. Find photos that demonstrates the use of the elements of art and design.

Vocabulary

1)pixel 2) JPEG 3) TIFF 4) bit depth 5) image sensor 6) posterized 7) interpolation 8) megapixel 9) image noise 10) resolution, curves, raw

Upload a Photo that shows an object that forms the letter A; your photo must demonstrate the use of the element of design /art.

Web site: Edmodo.com
Photo Upload to
Edmodo into your class account

Closing:

Was the camera function information helpful in having a better understanding of the camera mode? Explain what 4 features you plan to experiment with.

 

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 guide?

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.
    Teacher Video Demo
  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, guide, New Guide, Levels, save as, RGB, CMYK,
Resolution, JPEG, Foreground Color, Background color, 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.

Project 4

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.

 

Taking Compositional Photos

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

Engagement: What are Color balance, Levels, Color unity, Scale, Crop, Rotate, Selection tool,
Polygon Lasso?

 

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.
    Teacher Video Demo
  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.

Project 5

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.

 

Taking Compositional Photos

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

Engagement: Teacher Video Demo

 

Activity:
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Student Sample Final Assignment

  1. Place the photos, in order, on a blank Photoshop Background that is sized to 11 by 8.5 inches.
  2. Teacher Video Demo
  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.

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Project 6

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.

 

Taking Compositional Photos

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

Engagement: Teacher Video Demo

 

Studio Work Continue Lesson

Activity:

Student Sample Final Assignment

  1. Place the photos, in order, on a blank Photoshop Background that is sized to 11 by 8.5 inches.
  2. Teacher Video Demo
  3. Size and enhance all your images and name and save the file as A.jpg, B.jpg etc. into a folder
  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.

Project 7

Photo Bannner

 

Student Outcomes: Apply various camera Flash modes, ISO settings, and white
balance, Depth of Field


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.

 

Taking Compositional Photos

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

Engagement: Explain what you have learned from the previous ABC assignment?

Turn in your HW: Turn in your ABC Project at the end of class on the Teachers Jump drive.

Activity:
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  1. Using the ABC Photo letters you took around the school, create a single word that inspires students to achieve.
  2. You must communicate with a teacher on this project. The teacher and you will come up with one key word and quote in order for you to design the complete layout for the teacher. The design must be printed and given to the teacher by the end of the week.
  3. Your design must have a color theme.
  4. The size must be 8.5 W x 11 H
  5. Resolution 150. CMYK Mode

Notes and Video Due at the end of the week. 1 Grade
Type
The Type Tools
Fonts and Colors
Type on a Path
Type as a Mask
Editing and Rasterizing

VOCABULARY: Color balance, color unity, Scale, Crop, Rotate, Selection tool, Polygon Lasso, Type tool, Path, Mask, Rasterizing, Font, san serif vs serif

Closing: Students will share their WORD and QUOTE to the class.

Assessments: Printed out Word Quote. Check for student understanding through a performance base studio work and Portfolio.

Project 8

Photo Bannner

 

Student Outcomes: Apply various camera Flash modes, ISO settings, and white
balance, Depth of Field.

1. Take a Self- Portrait Photo that demonstrates strong Contrast and Emphasis.
2. Create a Book Cover using your Self-portrait photo that incorporates text.
3. Create a your http://www.blurb.com account to upload your artwork for portfolio book.

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.

 

Taking Compositional Photos

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

Engagement: 

What is FEATHERING? In what situation would you need to USE FEATHERING?

Why is THE SELECTION TOOL important?

Turn in your HW:

Activity:

1. Using your understanding of the selection tools and feathering you will create a self-portrait composition that combines your goals and future ambition.

Note: Take a self-portrait and combine at least 3 photographic elements into one composition. Your portrait must include a current photo of yourself that shows strong contrast / light source. You will turn in one self-portrait photo along with your composition.

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Assessment/Evaluation: Check for student understanding through a performance base composition and test. Final work must demonstrate the following: Feathering, three photos, crop, selection tool, edited image and composition.

  1. Your design must have a color theme.
  2. The size must be 8.5 W x 11 H
  3. Resolution 150. CMYK Mode

Notes and Video Due at the end of the week. 1 Grade
Type
The Type Tools
Fonts and Colors
Type on a Path
Type as a Mask
Editing and Rasterizing

VOCABULARY: Color balance, color unity, Scale, Crop, Rotate, Selection tool, Polygon Lasso, Type tool, Path, Mask, Rasterizing, Font, san serif vs serif

Project 9

Photo Bannner

 

Student Outcomes: Apply various camera Flash modes, ISO settings, and white
balance, Depth of Field.

1. Create a Book Cover using your Self-portrait photo that incorporates text.
3. Create a your http://www.blurb.com account to upload your artwork for portfolio book.

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.

 

Taking Compositional Photos

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

Engagement: In your opinion what is the most important organ in the human body?  Please explain why? Click here to comment

 

Activity:

1. Using your understanding of the selection tools and feathering you will create a self-portrait composition that combines your goals and future ambition.

Note: Take a self-portrait and combine at least 3 design principles ( Contrast, emphasis, and unity) into one composition. Your portrait must include a current photo of yourself that shows strong contrast / light source. You will turn in one self-portrait photo for your book cover and upload onto blurb.com.

2. Students will enhance their portrait by using previous learned skills ( Levels, color balance, contrast and brightness, and convert to Black and white) in photoshop.

3. Students will also learn two new techniques that demonstrates photo retouching by using the clone stamp tool.

Watch the video on the clone stamp tool along with the other videos and take notes.
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Retouching
Retouching Tools
Clone Stamp
Clone with Two Images
Patch Tool
Healing
Dust and Scratches

4. Begin to add your essay onto your face by using the video tutorial by Mr. Parris.
Click to watch video

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Assessment/Evaluation: Walk and Share through peer evaluation.

  1. Your design must have a color theme.
  2. The size must be 8.5 W x 11 H
  3. Resolution 150. CMYK Mode

Turn in HW: Notes and Video Due at the end of the week. 1 Grade
Type
The Type Tools
Fonts and Colors
Type on a Path
Type as a Mask
Editing and Rasterizing

VOCABULARY: Color balance, color unity, Scale, Crop, Clone Stamp, Rotate, Selection tool, Polygon Lasso, Type tool, Path, Mask, Rasterizing, Font, san serif vs serif