Advanced Photo

Assignments:

My goal for this class is for you to learn much more about photography and photo manipulation. 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, on your own time outside of school. You should also plan to work in class daily. 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.

I hope you enjoy the course and as always, please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

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Mr. Yeager

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


What's Due This Week

New Images or Images You've Taken in the Past for This Column

New Images Only for this Column

Week
All assignments due the last day of the school week unless specified by Mr. Yeager.
  • Note: I will grade everything online (on your Wix website). However, If you'd like to print an assignment, please feel free to do so.
Photoshop Techniques/Topic
  • These assignments are to make you better at manipulating your photos.
  • You can use any images that you've taken for these assignments.
  • Post these assignments on your Compositions website.
  • You may also print and mat them, if you like.
  • Hard copy handouts are filed in the brown file cabinet, labeled "Advanced Photography", in room 313.
Compositions
  • All composition homework must be new images.
  • The idea is that you think of the composition technique to compose your shots.
Week 1
What's Due This Week?
In Class Assignment
Composition Technique (Due Next Week)
1
Syllabus
  • WIX website set up and your WIX linked in Drop Box.
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WIX created/Drop Box link works,
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Lossless and Lossy Files
How to resize your image for the web:

Framing

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Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Photoshop Technique (Due This Week)
Composition Technique (Due Next Week)
2
  • Your best 2 Framing photos on WIX
  • Textures Assignment and Collage Assignment on

Self Portrait Assignment

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Textures Link

Texture Video Tutorial
Advanced Texture Tutorial

Streams of Light Assignment

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Photoshop, Gimp and Sumo Paint Review
Cameras and Lenses and Sizing/Cropping Pictures in Gimp

Mirror Self Portrait

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Here is a really cool example by former student, Cameron Bushong. Think outside of the box.

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Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Assignment and Photoshop Technique (Due This Week)
Composition Technique (Due Next Week)
3
  • Snow Globe assignment on WIX
  • Artist's Statement on Wix Home Page
  • Mirror Self Portrait on Wix Home Page (next to Artist's Statement)

Add Artist's Statement to your Wix.

Photographer's Artist's Statement
My Artist's Statement Example

Orb Assignment

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Snow Globe Alternative Technique

Adding Brushes, etc.

Adding brushes, styles, textures or gradients from Brusheezy is a great way to take your work to the next level.
To load brushes, styles, textures, gradients, etc. follow the handout below:

Back Lighting

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Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Photoshop Technique (Due This Week)

4
  • Your best 2 Back Lighting photos on Wix
  • Create a Weebly page, and a button on your Wix linked to that Weebly page, put your 2 Animated Gif Assignments on the Weebly page
  • Layers of Light (Morning Glow) assignment on WIX

Layers of Light (Morning Glow) Assignment

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Light Play Tutorial
Layers of Light Tutorial
Digital Camera Sensors Video

Annimated GIF

Create 2 animated Gifs. For the first animated GIF, create your own animated GIF in Photoshop. It must have at least 8 layers.
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For the second animated GIF, use an opensource animated GIF website website.
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Animated Gifs

Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Photoshop Technique (Due This Week)
Composition Technique (Due Next Week)
5
  • Film Strip Assignment on Wix

Film Strip Assignment (Perspective)

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Side Lighting

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Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Assignment (Due This Week)

6
  • Your 2 best Side Lighting pics on Wix
  • Portrait Assignment:
    • Business Card on Wix
    • Contact Sheet printed (show Mr. Yeager)

Business Card

Free Business Card Templates
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Contact Sheet

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Portrait Assignment


I chose this time, Fall, so you can take advantage of the Fall light and colorful leaves.

I expect that you shoot your pictures inside and outside of class, early in the assignment, and edit them in class. Editing your pictures in class is considered your weekly assignment. If you do not edit your portraits in class, your grade will reflect your lack of work.
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Be creative and add textures to your portraits,
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Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Assignment (Due This Week)

7
  • Portraits Lab

Portraits Lab

  • Shoot/edit indoor portraits
  • Participation grade recorded


Portraits

  • Shoot/edit outdoor portraits

Motion Collage

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or

Levitation

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NOTE: I chose to assign these now, so that as you are shooting your portraits and you have a willing subject (most students shoot friends or family), you can also shoot the Motion Collage or Levitation. Either way, you will need others to help you. These are not due for a couple of weeks.
Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Assignment (Due This Week)

8
  • Portraits on Wix

Portraits Lab

  • Shoot/edit indoor portraits
  • Participation grade recorded

Portraits

  • Shoot/edit outdoor portraits
Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Photoshop Technique (Due This Week)
Composition Technique (Due Next Week)
9
  • Motion Collage or Levitation on Wix

Motion Collage

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Leading Lines

Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Photoshop Technique (Due This Week)

10
  • Your best 2 Leading Lines pics on Wix
  • Light Leaks Assignment on Wix
  • Out of Bounds Assignment on Wix

Light Leak Assignment (Gimp Only Assignment)

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Out of Bounds Assignment

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Camera Metering and Exposure

Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Photoshop Technique (Due This Week)
Composition Technique (Due Next Week)
11
  • Mosaic on Wix (either style)
  • HDR Effect on Wix

Mosaic Assignment

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Mosiac
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HDR Effect Assignment

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HDR Effect
Histograms: Tones & Contrast

Shallow Depth of Field

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If you're nearsighted like I am, you can see things close in focus, but the background is not in focus. Sound familiar? Myopia (nearsightedness) is the result an eyeball that is not perfectly round, it is longer than it is tall (like an egg on its side). The result of a myopic eye is that the light traveling through the pupil meets in front of the retina, crosses, and then lands on the retina. Basically, the focal point is in front of the retina instead of on the retina.


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Shallow depth of field is the same thing as myopia. To achieve the effect, we change where the image (or light) focuses before it strikes the image sensor in a digital camera or the film in an analog (film) camera. To change where the image focuses in the camera, we increase the aperture size or increase the focal length of the lens (zoom). Basically, we have to make your camera near sighted. Notice in this illustration how the light crosses (or the focal point) is in front of the film (or image sensor in a digital camera)? That's where everything is in focus. As the light travels to the film, it becomes out of focus, resulting in a picture that has shallow depth of field. Digital works exactly the same way; instead of film light hits the image sensor. By changing the focal length, we've changed the shape of the camera's "eye" (we made it near sighted).


Hyperfocal Distance
Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Photoshop Technique (Due This Week)
Composition Techniques (Film)
12
  • Your best 2 Shallow Depth of Field pics on Wix
  • Name in Nature on Wix
Name in Nature Assignment
  • Within the environment, find letters that spell out your first or last name. Other appropriate words are OK.
  • Name or word must contain at least 4 letters.
  • Do not use letters from billboards or signs.
  • Do not manipulate objects to make letters.
  • Create a canvas 20 x 10 x 250ppi and print your work on the plotter.
  • When creating your Name in Nature, be as creative as you like.

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Connor points out an "N" on our tour of main campus. Letters are everywhere, and soon, you'll find yourself pointing them out to your friends.

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More about Depth of Field

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If you have 20/20 vision, you can see all focal planes from 20 feet away (your score is 20/20). In a camera, depth of field is achieved by controlling where the focal point hits the image sensor on a digital camera or the film in a film camera. In depth of field, the focal point hits right on the image sensor.


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This is much the same as an eye with 20/20 vision. In an eye with 20/20 vision, the focal point of the light passing through the pupil hits the retina. Therefore, there is no distortion in the image (no distortion in what you see). Notice the similarities between where the light hits the film in the camera and where the light hits the retina in the eye.

Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Darkroom Techniques
In Lab Assignments (While you are Waiting to Print Your Pics)
13
  • 2 B&W pics matted
  • You can scan them and add them to Wix, instead of matting, if you wish

3D Assignment

Week
What's Due This Week?
In Class Darkroom Techniques

14


Week
What's Due This Week?

In Lab Assignments (While you are Waiting to Print Your Pics)
15
  • 2 B&W pics matted
  • You can scan them and add them to Wix, instead of matting, if you wish
  • 3D Assignment
  • Your best 2 Depth of Field on Wix
  • Name in Nature on Wix


Week
What's Due This Week?

In Lab Assignments (While you are Waiting to Print Your Pics)
16


Double matting

  • Film or Digital

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Week
What's Due This Week?


17
  • Tshirt
  • Double matting


Week 18
What's Due This Week?


18
  • All late assignments