Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics and Language Arts in Photography

Science and Math Links


Photographer Loves Math
Shutter Speed
White Balance

Discovery Chemistry
f-stops/aperture
Canon Science Lab

Depth of Field Calculator
Understanding Depth of Field
How it Works

Technology

In the digital portion of Photography, students use a wide variety of photomanipulation software, MS Office and open source offerings such as Open Office. Students also learn web-authoring using a Flash based website designer: Wix. Our digital photography portion of the class is laden with technology. Many "open source" or free software programs are used in the curriculum. While free, this software is no joke. Many businesses and colleges have embraced the open source market, thus preparing our students for what they will see at the next level. Students can download open source software and work on projects at home, if they wish. Many of the open source software programs are specifically designed to work with their commercial counterpart. GIMP, for example, is an free open source alternative to Photoshop. In GIMP, students can open Photoshop files, work on their projects at home, and then save their project as a Photoshop file. In class, students can then open the same file in Photoshop and keep working. This ease of migration between commercial software and open source software allows our students to continue their work at home and prepares our students for their next step, whether it's college or the workforce.

Online photo editors, such as SplashUp, Sumo Paint and FotoFlexer, offer students the ability to edit their pictures without downloading software from the Internet.

We find that many students apply what they've learned within our digital curriculum to their assignments in the core disciplines.

Lesson Link

What Makes Up a Color?

Tools to Help You Succeed

Da Font.com
Photoshop Tool Pallet


Resource Links

Download GIMP at home
Download UFRaw at home to edit your RAW images
Download Andreamosiac at home
Create a Website in Wix
Camera Sensor
GIMP Tutorials
SplashUp
Photoshop Tutorials
30 Best Gimp Tutorials
Download Free Fonts
SplashUp Tutorials

What is a RAW file?



Photoshop Template Links:
Album Cafe
Elements Masking Technique
SnapAnimation
snap_4360908.gif
Mr. Yeager's website: www.wix.com/mryeager/home
How to use Textures
LunaPic
STARFISH.gif
flowers.gif


Language Arts

How to Write an Artist's Statement


Assignments:

Research Paper
Research Wix
My goal for this class is for you to learn much more about photography. To accomplish this, the curriculum I've developed requires a considerable amount of dedication on your part. To get the most from this class, you should plan to take many pictures throughout this course. You should also plan to work in class daily and take photos outside of school. Be prepared; have a couple of camera cards, and a reliable flash drive. If you do not have Photoshop at home, plan to download Gimp to edit photos at home or you can use Sumo Paint online.

You will work on two assignments at once, sometimes three. The Composition assignments are to be completed on your own time, outside of school. You will also have projects to work on, in class, daily.

While many phones have good cameras now, do not use your phone to take pictures for the Compositions assignment.

Don't forget, you need to provide a camera for this course.

Assignment Deadlines - Note that assignments may be added throughout the semester

Week
Due Date
Composition/Assignment
This Week's "Focus on Photography"
Assignment Intro
What's Due This Week?
1
9/2/11
WIX created/Drop Box link works


WIX website and Link in Drop Box



RAW vs. JPG


2
9/9/11
Rule of Thirds
Cameras and Lenses and Sizing/Cropping Pictures in Gimp

2 Photos on WIX
3
9/16/11
Framing
Digital Camera Senors, Digital Camera Sensors Video
3D Project
2 Photos on WIX
4
9/23/11
Leading Lines
Camera Metering and Exposure

2 Photos on WIX
5
9/30/11
Symmetry and Patterns (Rhythm)
Histograms: Tones & Contrast

2 Photos on WIX


3D Project


3D Project
6
10/7/11
Angles
Histograms: Luminosity & Color
Portrait Assignment
2 Photos on WIX


Portrait Photographer Business Card


Portrait Photographer Business Card printed and turned in to Mr. Yeager
7
10/14/11
Side Lighting
Camera AutoFocus

2 Photos on WIX


Portrait Web Research


Portrait Contact Sheet printed and checked by Mr. Yeager
8
10/21/11
Back Lighting
Camera Lens Filters
Mosiac
2 Photos on WIX
9
10/28/11
Depth of Field
Depth of Field Science Application and
Understanding Depth of Field

2 Photos on WIX
10
11/4/11
Shallow Depth of Field
Shallow Depth of Field Science Application and
Hyperfocal Distance

2 Photos on WIX


Mosaic


Mosaic published on WIX
11
11/11/11
Negative Space
White Balance
Commercial Photography
and Animated GIF
2 Photos on WIX


Portrait Assignment


Portrait photos published on WIX
12
11/18/11
Reflections
Camera Shutter Speed
Motion Collage
2 Photos on WIX
13

Start Portfolio

Portfolio

14

Animated gif


Animated gif linked in WIX
15

Motion



16

Commercial Assignment


Commercial photos on WIX
17




1 Motion Collage on WIX
18

Portfolio


Portfolio website published in WIX and linked in Drop Box

Extra Photoshop fun
More Fun - this one is really cool