CMD203 Photography: Digital Imaging
Instructor
BARRY C. ERDELJON
e-mail: barry.erdeljon@marymount.edu
Phone: 703-284-1652

Class meeting times
LEC TU TH
6:00-9:15P.M. Rowley G215 (Mac lab)

Office Hours
TUE 01:00-03:00PM GAILHAC G106
WED 06:00-07:00PM GAILHAC G106
TH 02:00-03:00PM GAILHAC G106
Other times by appointment.

SYLLABUS

REQUIRED TEXTS:
National Geographic Photography Field Guides: Ultimate Landscapes by National Geographic Society
National Geographic Photography Field Guide: People and Portraits by National Geographic Society

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
Digital camera or smart phone— students can work in groups and share a camera. Cell phones are acceptible
1 or more 32GB USB Drives or larger or portable hard drive
SP18 Student Photographs.SP08 SP09 SP10 SP11 SP12 SP13 SP14 SP15 SP16 SP17
  WEEK OF LECTURE & LAB PROJECT ASSIGNMENT READINGS
& REPORTS

CITING PHOTOGRAPHS
How to cite photos

INSPIRATIONAL SITES
1.Adobe Gallery
2. Masters of ....Photography
3. Jay Maisel
4. R. Avedon
5. mocp.org

PHOTOGRPHY NEWS
1.photography.alltop.com/
2.photoeye.com/

PHOTOSHOP HELP
1. Photoshop Support
2. Crash Course
3. On-line Course
4. Adobe Tutorials
5. Adobe
Training

REFERENCES
1. Creativepro.com
2. Digital Imaging
3. Photo Links
4. Profotos

RESOURCES; IMAGES,
SOUNDS, VIDEO
http://mudesign.net/resources.html

ONLINE PORTFOLIOS
http://bludomain.com/
Online Galleries
Picasa

iPad iPhone PORTFOLIOS
http://www.foliobook.mobi/
http://ipadportfolioapp.com/
http://www.padfolios.me/info.html


ORDERING PHOTOS
ON the WEB
Collages.net
mpix.com
pictage.com
photoreflect.com
CVS Photo Center

Shutterfly.com

ORDERING PHOTO
BOOKS ON the WEB
Apple.com/ilife/print-products
photo-book-reviews

http://photo-book-review.toptenreviews.com/

PHILANTROPIC STOK PHOTOGRAPY
http://incommonimages.org/index.html

PHOTO ESSAYS
1. Time Online
2. Nat. Geographic
3. Life Magazine

PORTRAIT
TIPS & TRICKS
Portrait lighting
Red Eye, Exposure and more

BUYING a CAMERA
https://www.dpreview.com
compare/cameras


Login to your course website:http://commons.marymount.edu

Uploading photos to your WordPress website. Link to instructions


Weekly assignment due by start of each Tuesday class:

Each week watch a different "About - A - Photograph" video then post why you found it inspirational on your course website
"About - A - Photograph":
https://vimeo.com/thinktankphoto from http://blog.thinktankphoto.com/about-a-photograph/


1/16

Course introduction, syllabus review, required supplies

Phone or fancy camera?

Setting up your course website:
Use the Organic Photographers Theme
Name your site "your last name" photography


1. "About A Photograph" link/page
2. "Exercises" link/page
3. "Readings" link/page
4. "Gallery reports" link/page
5. Homepage
...... Logo image with:
...... Your full name and
...... Photography "Semester and Year"......

Camera settings:
http://commons.marymount.edu/photography/sensors-and-resolution/

Portrait composition: Faces, head & shoulder, full body and close up. 4 classics portrait compositions plus a close up detail

http://photodoto.com/10-portrait-composition-tips-frame-subject-perfectly/

"Don't just stand there – sit, squat, lie down. The angle from which you make a photograph can make a dramatic difference" – People & Portraits - Field Guides pg35.

 

Due 1/23
1. Purchase supplies & textbook
2. Your camera settings: posted to your class website under "Reference"

Due 1/23
1
. 12 portrait photographs uploaded to your course website under the link "Exercises" Titled: Portrait Composition

Uploading photos to your WordPress website. Link to instructions

3 photos - taken at eye-level:

1. Head and shoulders - top of head/hair cut off
2. The full figure from head-to-toe
3. Closeup of face - top of head/hair and chin cut off

2 photos - portrait closeups:

1. Just hands and or feet
2. Any other portion of a person

2 photos - portraits including backgrounds:

1. 2/3rds the person and 1/3rd the background
2. 1/3rd the person and 2/3rds the background

3 photos - portrait settings:

1. An intimate portrait
2. A portrait in an interesting setting
3. Portrait with a graphic element


2. photos - portraits that capture the mood of the person e.g. serious, contemplative, surprised, happy etc.


Due 1/23

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

2. Field Guides: People & Portraits
“Composition, Lighting and Portraits”

Due 1/30
3.
Gallery report: Visit the
Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery and write a gallery report posted on your website under the link "Gallery Reports"
Link to report assignment

1/23

Critique - 12 portrait exercise photographs

Portrait Lighting & Backgound

Natural lighting environmental portraits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tin5q2-yPew&playnext=1&list=TLVCgcKVLhKF8

Controlling background of environmental portraits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWJk9IY4flE

Facebook profile photos
Facebook photos for sizing

Auto adjustments in Photoshop and Smart Sharpen

Resizing photographs:
Windows Photo Galery Using Windows Live Photo Gallery
Mac Preview Using Mac Preview

IN LIGHTROOM
1. Put photos in “Pictures folder on the dock

  • Launch Lightroom
  • Import photos
  • Under “Quick Develop” 
  • Next to “Saved preset” select: General Lightroom presets
  • Use a combination that improves your photo

2. Switch Lightroom to “Develop” mode

  • Select cropping tool 
  • Next to”Original” open the lock
  • Select “Enter custom” and type 1800 x 1000 
  • Position cropping grid over desired area
  • Hit return

3. Export your Quick Developed photo

  • Export Location: Pictures folder
  • Custom name your file
  • File naming: Check “Rename To: Custom name
  • Custom Text: name your photograph
  • Export

IN PHOTOSHOP:
1. In photoshop under “Image Size” Reduce the “Pixel Dimensions” to 1024 for the largest dimension of your image - and click “Ok”

2. Under “File” select “Save” then select “JPEG" then select "High” and click “Save”

2a. In top of popup window add “sized" to your file name.

2b. Select where you want the file saved and click “Save”

Uploading photos to your WordPress site:
IN WordPress:
1. Put I-beam in a page or post
2. Select Add Media
3. Upload your "sized" images
3a. Insert image as “Medium size” - this option is in lower right corner when an image has been selected to be inserted.
3b. If an image is already uploaded click on edit symbol on the image and change the setting to medium


Due 1/30
Three Facebook profile photos of a classmate posted to the link "Facebook Photos" on your course website

1 Face - possible profile photo
1 Head and shoulders - possible profile photo or feature photos
1 Full length - possible feature photo

Facebook template: template

How to make the Perfect Facebook Profile Picture:
http://mudesign.net/photography/profilephoto.html

Faces of New York: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.
102107073196735.4429.102099916530784&type=1

45 funny and creative Facebook profile photoshttp://www.awwwards.com/45-funny-and-creative-facebook-profile-covers.html



Due 1/30

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"


2. Field Guides: People & Portraits
“People in Action and Familiar Subjects”

3. Read the following three articles and explain how each article will effect how you take photographs of people in the future. Type written 1-3 total paragraphs max. Posted on your website under the link "Readings"Link to article

1/30

Gallery reports due posted to your web site under the link "Gallery reports" Link to report assignment

Critique - Facebook profile photographs
Portrait lighting: Using reflectors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2XTvuyQms

Rick Sammon's video 21 Protrait Tips video

Adjusting and sizing photographs for use in WordPress Photographers homepage slider: instructions
http://commons.marymount.edu

Adding Posts to the navigation choices:

When adding a post category to the menu make sure both boxes at bottom of menu under "Menu Settings"
are checked. The boxes for:

Auto add pages: "Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu" should be checked

Theme locations: "Header Menu" should also be checked

Adding photos to Home page sideshow:

1. In Photoshop

1. Resize your photo files to 900 x 550 pixels – crop as necessary
2. Save for Web  – JPEG High quality

2. In WordPress Photographer Theme

A1. Create a new page called "Home"
2. Change the Page Template to "Home"
3. Settings - Reading - Your homepage display - A static page- Homepage - select Static Home Page and put a check-mark in "a static page"
4. In the pulldown menu "Front page" select "Home"

B. For each photo to appear in the slideshow
1. Create a new Post – Title it the name of your photo
2. Turn off Comments and Ping Backs
3. Type a description of your photo in the Post
4. Set Featured Image – Upload a sized slider photo
5. Add New Category – called “homepage slideshow”

6. Under “Appearance” under “Theme Options” under “Homepage” under "Featured Slideshow":
Set “Slideshow Category” to "homepage slideshow"
Set “Slideshow Posts Number” to 12
Set “Transition Interval” to 5 seconds or slower
“Save Settings”

C. Appearance- Customize - Theme Options - Featured Slideshow:
In pulldown select "homepage slideshow"
Set Slideshow Posts Number to 12
Set transitional Interval to 5 seconds or slower
Set "Transition Style" to Slide or Fade
"Save Setting"


Due 2/6
15 labeled portrait photographs: posted to your class website under "Exercises" Titled: Portrait Lighting

A. Use rule of thirds in all photos

B. No squinting and no heavy shadows covering the eyes

5 photos - outdoor informal portraits

1. In open shade
2. Back-lit on a sunny day - hiar glow
3. Golden hour - hour before sunset or after sunrise
4. Mid-day on a sunny day
5. Dusk or dawn
6. At night under street light or car headlights, cigarette lighter etc.

5 photos - indoor informal portraits:

1. Using window side "Rembrandt" lighting
2. Using window back light
3. Using window light plus a lamp
4. Using just a lamp
5. Using florescent overhead lighting

5 photos - indoor & outdoor informal portraits including backgrounds:

1. Cloudy, foggy, sleet, snow or rainy day or bathroom shower steam
2. Looking through a closed window or screen-door
3. Unusual camera angle
4. 2nd unusual camera angle
5. Surprise - unexpected photo


Due 2/6

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"


2. Field Guides: People & Portraits
“Street Photography & Useful Information”

2/6

Critique - 15 informal portrait photographs

Spirit Photos
Face, head & shoulder and full body http://www.matthewlester.com

Due 2/13

MU Spirit Photos:
1. Add new page "Spirit Photos" to your course website

2. Upload list of 6 spirit words and
list 1-3 locations where you can take a photos for each of the words

3. Find 6 photos that capture the spirit of a university and post on your Spirit page include the URL for the photos
Search the web or marymount.edu or Marymount flicker or Marymount facebook

4. Take at least 6 Marymount spirit photos that are on your list

Use the rule of 3rds and a variety of lighting you learned from the exercises


Due 2/13

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

2/13

Critique - work-in-progress spirit photographs

Due 2/13 by 6:00pm
1. 6 Marymount spirit photos that are on your list

Adjusting and sizing photographs for use in WordPress Photographers homepage slider: instructions
http://commons.marymount.edu

 

 

MU Spirit Photos
Remember to include diversity of people

Due 2/20

Take at least 5 each of:
1. Faces—fill entire frame, is ok to crop part of the
2 Head and shoulders
3 Full length (head to toe)
4 Details i.e. body parts (don't make the nuns blush)

Photos must include:
1 Students in academic settings
2 Relaxing, having fun and at play,
3 In recognizable campus locations

Images need to include:
1 Effective lighting
2 Use of rule of thirds
3 Unique camera angles when appropriate
4 No extraneous background elements i.e. a pole coming out of a persons head, or busy and or non-relevant background textures

Be sure to:
1 Capture gestures i.e. tilt of the head, natural poses
2 the EYES have it!

Due 2/20
Take 12 photos of an MU event - photos need to fill the frame and include recognizable event elements

 

Due 2/20

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

2/20

Due 2/20 During class time
Turn in spirit photos:

1) Create a folder and label it with your full name followed by "Spirit"

2) Create each of the following folders inside your named folder:

1. Academic settings
2. Relaxing fun
3. Recognizable location
4. Event

3) Put the corresponding photos in each folder. Remember to include faces, head and shoulders, full length, and closeups (details of body parts) in each folder.

Do not include multiple photos that are almost the same

4) Put your folder with your name on it in my dropbox

 

Due 2/27 Start of class
Environmental portraits:

1) Take at least 5 each of:
1. Face - fill entire frame, is ok to crop part of the head
2 Head and shoulders
3 Full length (head to toe)
4 Details (close ups of body parts - don't make the nuns blush)

2) Environmental photos need to include:

1) Meaningful location/setting
2) Props
3) Costuming

4) Symbolic gestures
5) Relevant expressions
6) Symbolic details - closeups
6) Expressive EYES

8) Effective lighting:

Bright shade
Rembrandt window light
Use fill light

9) Meaningful composition:

Fill the frame or
Use the rule of 3rds.
Unusual camera angels



Due 2/27

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

 

2/27

1. Midterm quiz - open book and notes allowed

2. Turn in environmental portraits - place photos in a folder labeled with your full name and put in my dropbox

3.Lightroom:

Adding photos to Lightroom: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/how-to/add-edit-sync-photos.html

Adjusting your photographs with Ligthroom
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/how-to/basic-photography-editing-techniques.html

Due 3/6
1. Select your three best spirit phots and your three best envirnmental photos and use Lightroom or Photoshop to auto adjust the photographs. Tone, conlor, contrast, and focus.

Adjusting your photographs with Ligthroom
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/how-to/basic-photography-editing-techniques.html

2. Take three photos of a person or people that demonstrate everything you have learned this semester including the use of lighting, composition, camera angle, emotional impact etc.

Due 3/6

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

3/6

Creating contact sheets in Lightroom: How to instructions

Due 3/6 by end of class - Five part assignment

Home page slideshow
1. Add six (6) photographs to your homepage slideshow: 3 of your best environmental portraits and 3 of your best spirit photos (6 total): How to instructions

Spirit Photos
1. Select your 12 best spirit photos and:

A) Resize and or crop to 1800 wide x 1000 high pixels using Lightroom: How to instructions

B) Add a page named "Galleries"
1. Create a post and add "Marymount Spirit" gallery in the post. With 11 of your 12 best spirit photos. Use the 12th best spirit photo as a featured image in the post
2. Have the gallery appear on your gallery page: How to instructions

C) Add a page named "Spirit Sideshow" to your navigation menu
1. In the page create a sideshow of your 12 best photos. All photos need to fill the entire width of the sideshow. And all photos need to cropped to the same size. (even if the photos were taken portrait style/vertical): How to instructions

Environmental portraits
1. Select your 3 best environmental portrait photos and:

A) Resize and or crop to 1800 wide x 1000 high pixels using Lightroom: How to instructions

B) Add a page named "Environmental Portrait"
1. Insert your 3 photos "full size"

Three best people photos
1. Select your three best photos of a person or people that demonstrate everything you have learned this semester including the use of lighting, camera angle, location, emotional impact, and storytelling

A) Resize and or crop to 1800 wide x 1000 high pixels using Lightroom: How to instructions

B) Add a page named "Three best photos"
1. Insert your 3 photos "full size"
How to instructions

Due 3/20

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

2. Select a photo essay from one of these links and explain how this essay effected you emotionaly and why. Then explain how lighting, camera angles, and choice of images are being used effectively to tell a story and convey an emotion. Posted on your website under the link "Readings"http://inmotion.magnump
http://www.time.com/time/
http://www.washingtonpots
http://photography.nationalgeographic


3/13


No class - spring break. Extra credit for: up to three (3) outstanding photographs of people


3/20

Instruction: Telling story with photographs - the photographic essay - definition and tips

Instruction: Photographic essays -
A sense of place & time

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/

5 +2 types of shots: - 5 types of photos

  1. Shot one: scene setter
  2. Shot two: The medium shot
  3. Shot three: The portrait
  4. Shot four: Capturing detail
  5. Shot five: Capturing action
  6. Shot six: Closeups/details
  7. Shot seven: Creative shot

Effective photographic essays include:

  1. Symbols
  2. Abstractions
  3. Verity of camera angles
  4. Verity of lighting
  5. Emotional images viewers can relate to

    http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/essays
    http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/photography

Due 3/20 by end of class

1. Post a written description of your specific essay topic i.e. student: athlete; artist; designer; RA; religious student; worship; dorm life... on your course website create a page "Photo Essay"...

Due 3/27

2. On your "Photo Essay" after your description and 3 completed on location scouting reports for 3 different specific locations using this form scouting_reports

While at each location observe and write in your scouting report what each of your photographs will be of.

DO NOT guess what you will photographic when you get there!

Week of 3/27 (Optional)
Individaul critiques by appointment

Due 3/27

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

3/27

http://time.com/3687500/photojournalism-links-january/

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681621/look-at-these-chinese-
workers-carrying-mind-blowing-amounts-of-stuff

http://www.pulitzer.org/winners/jessica-rinaldi

http://time.com/3764198/lifes-first-ever-cover-story-building-the-fort-peck-dam-1936/

Editing your photographic essays:

1. Create a folder “eliminate”
2. Create a folder “Final Essay Photos”

If you prefer create additional folders “2nd eliminated”
And 3rd “Eliminated”

DELETING THE WORST PHOTOS CRITERIA:

  1. Poor Lighting
  2. Blurry or Poor Focus
  3. Poor composition
  4. Unrelated to the topic
  5. Too similar to another photo
    i.e. Too similar lighting, too similar positions, too similar camera angles
  6. Unwanted elements i.e. a bad background
  7. Poor continuity
  8. Inappropriate (Don’t make the nuns blush)

Add a proposed magazine article headline for your photo essay to your website

 

Due 4/10
24 Photographs (minimum): from your photo essay shot list

Including:
4 scene setter photos
4 medium shots
4 portraits
4 detail/close up shots
4 captured action shots
4 creative shots

Grading will take into account:
1.
Symbolism relevant to your specific topic
2. Emotional Impact
3. Composition – rule of thirds or fill the frame
4. Variety of lighting – source, color, direction
5. Variety of camera angles

Due 4/10 - Three part assignment

Photo Essay
1. Select your 12 best essay photos and:

A) Resize and or crop to 1800 wide x 1000 high pixels using Lightroom: How to instructions

B) Create a "Essay" gallery:
1. Use 11 of your 12 best spirit photos and use the 12th as a featured image.

2. In the post you use to create the gallery add 1-3 sentences telling the story of your easy. Don't just describe the photo rather tell a story

3. Have the gallery appear on your gallery page: How to instructions

C) Create a page named "the title of your essay" or a couple key words from the title.
1. Create a sideshow of your 12 best essay photos. All photos need to fill the entire width of the sideshow And be the same size on your "Sideshow" page: How to instructions

D) Add 3 of your 12 best essay photos to your homepage slider: How to instructions

Due 4/10

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

 

4/3 No class - Monday schedule of classes on Tuesday

4/10

Critique essays

Landscape photography composition

Point of Interest
Avoid Bull's Eye
Rule of Thirds
Leading lines
Framing
Patterns
Shadows & Reflections

Due 4/17
A. Redo photo essay assignment with new topic. Take more emotionally appealing storytelling photos to illustrator your essay

day and in different lighting


Due 4/17

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

2. Field Guide To: Landscape Photography
"Landscapes" and “Composition"

 

 

4/17

Landscape composition and lighting: "The Golden Hour", time of day and weather

  1. 9 Composition rules: https://youtu.be/7ZVyNjKSr0M
  2. Time of day: http://photophique.com/golden-hour-landscape-photography-tips/
  3. The weather: https://www.naturettl.com/how-to-take-great-photos-when-weather-bad/

Due 4/24 Tuesday
Turned into my dropbox in the lab

A. Take photographs of the emerging spring including: Shoot all photos landscape, horizontal

Take at least 18 photos 3 each of:

1. 2/3rs foreground 1/3 sky
2. 1/3 sky 2/3rds foreground
3. With leading lines
4. Framed within the photograph
5. A closeup
6. A pattern
7. Shadows
8. Reflections

3 each of your 18 photos must be taken at the following times of day:

  1. Dawn or dusk
  2. Morning golden hour - within the hour after sun rises
  3. Midday
  4. Evening golden hour - within the hour before sun sets
  5. Night
  6. Bad weather - rain or fog or windy etc.

Due 4/24

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

2. Field Guides: Landscapes “Composition"

Due 5/1
Attend one of the following exhibitions and write a gallery report posted on your website under a link "Gallery Reports" Link to report assignment

4/24

Collect and critique emerging spring photos

Making photo adjustments in Lightroom:
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/how-to/add-edit-sync-photos.html

How to photograph trees http://www.nationalgeographic.
com/photography/photo-tips/2017/photographing-trees/

How to photograph orchids: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/2017/photographing-orchid-flowers/

Ireland: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/europe/ireland/12-perfect-moments-places-destinations/#ad2

#landscape: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/tags/landscape/

Due 4/24 - by end of class
1. Select your 12 best emerging spring photos and:

A) Resize and or crop to 1800 wide x 1000 high pixels using Lightroom: How to instructions

B) Create a "Emerging Spring " gallery:
1. Use 11 of your 12 best emerging spring photos and use the 12th as a featured image.

2. In the post you use to create the gallery add 1-3 sentences telling the story of your emerging spring photos. Don't just describe the photo rather tell a story

3. Have the gallery appear on your gallery page: How to instructions

D) Add 3 of your 12 best essay photos to your homepage slider: How to instructions

 


Due start of class 5/1 Landscape essay photographs

1. Select a landscape photographic essay topic from the following:

  1. A specific location (only one location can be used that you return to for each time of required photographs)
  2. A specific tree(s) or flower(s) or plant(s)
  3. A building or object in a natural setting
  4. A specific view (only one view can be used that you return to for each time of required to photograph)

2. Take 5 Photographs (minimum) at each of the following 6 times of day:(30 total photos)

  1. Dawn and or Dusk
  2. Sunrise and or Sunset
  3. Morning and or Evening
  4. Midday
  5. Afternoon
  6. Nighttime

3. Your 30 Photographs must include:

5 wide angle establishing photos including:

  1. 1/3 foreground 2/3rd sky
  2. 2/3 foreground 1/3rd sky
  3. converging lines
  4. strong diagonals
  5. Different weather

5 medium photos including:

... 1) 1/3 foreground 2/3rd sky
... 2) 2/3 foreground 1/3rd sky

5 Featured object or portion of photo:
... 3) 1/3 to left or right or
... 4) 2/3rds of the frame on left or right
... 5) Fill the frame

5 detail/close up photos including:

  • patterns and or textures
  • use the 4 points of intersecting lines on the 3 x 3 grid to align the pattern elements

5 reflections and or shadows

  • use rule of thirds
  • use composition rules

5 creative shots including:

  • unusual camera angles
  • framing within the composition

Due during class 5/1: 12 best photos files from entire semester turned in to my dropbox labeled:
'yourlast name' 12 best photos

12 best photos need to include:

2 MU spirit photos
2 Portrait photos
2 Enviromental portraits
2 Photos from your essay about a student
2 Photos from your landscape essay
2 Photos of your choice from any asignment

12 best photos will be graded on:

  1. Composition - use of rule of 3rds or filling the frame
  2. Camera angle - that emphasis composition and for dramatic effect
  3. Lighting - that emphasis the subject and or moment and for dramatic effect
  4. Storytelling - causes an emotional response or elicits questions in the viewers mind or viewers ability to relate to your photo

5/1

Due start of class:
1. "Gallery Reports" Link to report assignment

Test –  Landscape lighting and composition

Collect: 12 best photos files per the assignment turned in to my dropbox labeled:
'yourlast name' 12 best photos

 


Due in class 5/8:
1. Select your 12 best landscape essay photos and:

A) Resize and or crop to 1800 wide x 1000 high pixels using Lightroom: How to instructions

B) Create a "Landscape" gallery:
1. Use 11 of your 12 best spirit photos and use the 12th as a featured image.

2. In the post you use to create the gallery add a title for your landscape essay and 1-3 sentences or more telling the story of your easy. Don't just describe the photo rather tell a story. Cited quotes can be very effective

3. Have the gallery appear on your gallery page: How to instructions

C) Create a page named "the title of your essay" or a couple key words from the title.
1. Create a sideshow of your 12 best essay photos. All photos need to fill the entire width of the sideshow And be the same size on your "Sideshow" page: How to instructions

D) Add 3 of your 12 best landscape essay photos to your homepage slider: How to instructions

Due 5/8 Tuesday

2. Replace your slider photos with your 12 best photos files selected per the best photos assignment


5/8

FINAL EXAM Tuesday May 8th 6:30-9:30 P.M
Due by emailed to me at
berdeljo@marymount.edu by 7:30pm
1. Review each students home page slider: http://mudesign.net/photography/sp18_urls.html
2. Choose your three favorite photos from the entire class:

  1. Include the name of the photographer and a copy or screen capture of the photo
  2. Your own photos can be chosen if you believe they are one of the best for the whole class

Note: Six to ten of the photos chosen most often will be hung in the Bernie's photography gallery

This assignment will not be accepted late!


 

Have a great summer! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusting portrait photographs: adjusting photos
Retouching portrait photographs Retouching portraits Red Eye, Exposure and more

 

4/10

Critique essays

Landscape photography composition

Point of Interest
Avoid Bull's Eye
Rule of Thirds
Leading lines
Framing
Patterns
Shadows & Reflections

Due 4/17
A. Take photographs of the emerging spring including: Shoot all photos landscape, horizontal

Take at least 3 of:

1. 2/3rs foreground 1/3 sky
2. 1/3 sky 2/3rds foreground
3. With leading lines
4. Framed within the photograph
5. A closeup
6. A pattern
7. Shadows
8. Reflections

Take photos at different times of day and in different lighting


Due 4/17

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

2. Field Guide To: Landscape Photography
"Landscapes" and “Composition"

Due 4/24
Attend one of the following exhibitions and write a gallery report posted on your website under a link "Gallery Reports" Link to report assignment

 

4/17

Collect and critique spring photos

Landscape composition and lighting: "The Golden Hour", time of day and weather

  1. 9 Composition rules: https://youtu.be/7ZVyNjKSr0M
  2. Time of day: http://photophique.com/golden-hour-landscape-photography-tips/
  3. The weather: https://www.naturettl.com/how-to-take-great-photos-when-weather-bad/

Due 4/27 - by end of class
1. Select your 12 best emerging spring photos and:

A) Resize and or crop to 1800 wide x 1000 high pixels using Lightroom: How to instructions

B) Create a "Emerging Spring " gallery:
1. Use 11 of your 12 best emerging spring photos and use the 12th as a featured image.

2. In the post you use to create the gallery add 1-3 sentences telling the story of your emerging spring photos. Don't just describe the photo rather tell a story

3. Have the gallery appear on your gallery page: How to instructions

D) Add 3 of your 12 best essay photos to your homepage slider: How to instructions

Due 4/25 Tuesday
Upload under exercises as "Landscape Lighting"

21 photographs: Three each of the following

  1. Dawn
  2. Morning golden hour - sunrising
  3. midday
  4. Evening golden hour - sunsetting
  5. Dusk
  6. Night
  7. Bad weather

Use the rule of thirds: 1/3 sky or 2/3rds sky. Use converging lines and strong diagonals.

Due 4/24

1. Watch an "About A Photograph" video and post the title and why you found it inspirational on your course website under the link "About A Photograph"

2. Field Guides: Landscapes “Composition"