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  • January 26

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/26/2018

    Today's warmup: This three-weeks we had fewer projects than any other three-weeks. Did you finish them all? If you didn;t explain why. I'd like to hear what you are thinking.

    Also, for the first time ever you have a three-week Friday to turn in work!

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  • January 25 Warmup

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/25/2018

    Imagine you were going to arrange s photo shoot. Brainstorm the kinds of things you might need to organize for the shoot? What would need to be done to take the photo? Who would you have to hire or get on board. For this imaginary shoot, money is no object.

    Also, I am not here because I have to pick up the broken camera from the repair shop. It's done. If I am gone during your period, I will give you some additional time on FRIDAY to finish turning in your work. However, it might not appear on the grade report. I will make sure that it does not hirt your grade for this progress.

     

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  • January 23 Warmup

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/23/2018

    What do you think this man does for a living? Look around this setting and use context for some clues. In 1-2 sentences describe the setting of this picture. In one sentence, describe the man and his actions. In the final sentence make en educted guess about his occupation.

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  • January 22 Warmup Quiz

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/22/2018

    Today's WARMUP QUIZ is to convert the linked file to BLACK AND WHITE and then SHARPEN it using the HIGH PASS FILTER. Do this before you get started on your other assigments. When you are done, drag your file (saved with your name and period) into the appropriate folder in the backpack.

    Your BLACK AND WHITE conversion should look interesting. Pay attenetion to the sliders and find a combination that shows off the texture of the owl's feathers. SHARPEN after you convert to BLACK AND WHITE.

    Here is the file.

    Click on this link.

    In case you forgot about HIGH PASS FILTERS:

    Every photo that comes out of a digital camera needs a little extra work to make it shine. The first thing that you might notice is that the photo isn't as sharp and crisp as you had seen in your headcamera. Well, this project is all about making pictures sharper.

    Look at this web site that has some very good instructions for SHARPENING photos.

    https://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/sharpen-high-pass/

     

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  • January 19

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/19/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Is this a good or bad blurry photo? Why?

    Hint:

    • Removing Distractions – throw part of your image out of focus (with a large aperture) and you can eliminate distractions in the foreground or background.
    • Creating Mood – sometimes a shallow depth of field with lots of beautiful blur can create a wonderful mood in your shots.
    • Creating a Sense of Motion – while sometimes you’ll want to freeze moving objects at other times the blur that such objects create in images can enhance the shot and convey to your viewers shots just how fast the image is travelling at
    • Abstract/Art – blur or lack of focus itself can actually become the focal point of an image in an artistic way.
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  • Pinhole Camera

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/19/2018

    The first of the PINHOLE CAMERA kits have been completed. If you have paid your course fee you can start on this project. The course fee, in part, pays for the parts for this kit. It was not inexpensive. If you still need to pay your course fee, do so in the bookstore. If for any reason you cannot afford the course fee, se Dr. Truvillion in the front office. She is the only person who can waive your course fee. She is a very kind person. Do not be afraid to speak to her.

    If you want to get started on the kit, come up and I will get you started. I'll post more about it here over the course of the day.

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  • January 18

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/18/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Here is a blurry picture:

    What makes a good blurry picture and a bad blurry picture? How is this a good blurry picture?

    HINT:

    • Removing Distractions – throw part of your image out of focus (with a large aperture) and you can eliminate distractions in the foreground or background.
    • Creating Mood – sometimes a shallow depth of field with lots of beautiful blur can create a wonderful mood in your shots.
    • Creating a Sense of Motion – while sometimes you’ll want to freeze moving objects at other times the blur that such objects create in images can enhance the shot and convey to your viewers shots just how fast the image is travelling at
    • Abstract/Art – blur or lack of focus itself can actually become the focal point of an image in an artistic way.
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  • Creative Blur Tip

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/18/2018

    If you are looking for a creative technique for blur consider this:

    blur

    Find a darker space. Set your ISO at 100. Set your shutter speed at 1" or 2"--something slow. Then have a subject move with lights. I have a few small ones or you can even use the light on your cell phone. If they move the light while the shutter is open you'll get amazing blurs of light.

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  • January 17

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/17/2018 7:00:00 AM

    List the steps for turning a color photo into a black and white photo? What is the benefit to this process?

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  • Assignment 3: Ethics in Fashion Photography

    Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/17/2018

    THIS ASSIGMENT DISCUSSED SOME SERIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO SEXUAL HARRASMENT. IF THIS TOPIC IS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOU, SEE MR. ADNEY AND HE WILL GIVE YOU AN ALTERNATE ASSIGMENT.

    Mario Testino and Bruce Webber have been accused of sexually exploiting models they were hired to photograph. Read the following artice from the New York Times:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/style/mario-testino-bruce-weber-harassment.html

    Then respond to this prompt in ONE PARAGRAPH:

    What is the responsibility of the photographer to their subject? What is appropriate behavior and what is inappropriate behavior?

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