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

Class meeting times
LEC TU
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 09:30-10:30PM 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
SP19 Student Photographs.SP08 SP09 SP10 SP11 SP12 SP13 SP14 SP15 SP16 SP17 SP18
  WEEK OF LECTURE & LAB PROJECT ASSIGNMENT READINGS
& REPORTS

RELEASE FORMS
Release form
Group release form
Event release sign

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. Adobe Tutorials
2. Resize an image
3. Sharpen a photo
4. Make selections
5. Retouch images
6. Composite images

7. Adjusting raw files

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/


1/15

Course introduction, syllabus review, required supplies

Phone or fancy camera?

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


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"......

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 1/22
1. Purchase supplies & textbook
2. Your camera settings: posted to your class website under "Reference"

Due 1/22
1
. 12 portrait photographs uploaded to your course website under the link "Exercises" Titled: Portrait Composition. With captions indicating which assigned photo they are.

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. Full figure - from head-to-toe
3. Closeup of face - top of head/hair and chin cut off

2 photos - portrait closeups:

4. Hands and or feet
5. Portion of a person

2 photos - portraits including backgrounds:

6. 2/3rds the person -
and 1/3rd the background
7. 1/3rd the person -
and 2/3rds the background

3 photos - portrait settings:

8. Intimate portrait
9.Interesting setting - portrait
10. Graphic element - Portrait with a graphic element


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

11. Mood portrait 1
12. Mood portrait 2


Due 1/22

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 TBD
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

1/22

Critique - 12 portrait exercise photographs

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

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 - "import" button is at bottom of the window
  • Next to “Quick Develop”  - top of right sidebar
  • Change "Defaults" to "Classic General" - "Auto Settings"
  • Optional - under "Quick Develop" change "White Balance" and Tone Control" - to improves your photo

2. Switch Lightroom to “Develop” mode

  • Select cropping tool - top of right sidebar
  • Next to”Original” open the lock
  • Next to "Aspect" “Enter custom” and type 1800 x 1000 
  • Position cropping grid over desired area
  • Hit return

3. Export your Quick Developed photo

  • "File" - top of screen - "Export"
  • In the pop up window:
    • "Export Location" - "Export To" select "Pictures folder"
    • "File Name" - "Custom Name" - "Custom Text" type name of your photo
    • "File Settings" - "Image Format" - JPEG - Quality 60
  • Export - using button lower right of pop-up window

4. Save a copy of your photo

  • Your adjusted photo file can be found in the dock "Pictures" folder

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 pop-up 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 1/29 2/5
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 1/29

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

1/29 no class snow day  

Due 2/5

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"

2/5

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 1800 x 1000 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 2/12
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 2/12

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”

2/12

Critique - 15 informal portrait photographs

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

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

Due 2/12 in class

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

Due 2/19

4. Take at least 6 Marymount spirit photos of students with recognizable buildings: Main House, Ballston Center, Lee Center, Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel, Rowley Courtyard, etc.

Shoot landscape photos only!
This is a client requirement

Make sure the students are big enough, fill the frame enough, to be recognizable. You should be able to see the student's eyes in the photo.

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

Due 2/26
Take 12 photos of an MU event - photos need to fill the frame and include recognizable event elements


Due 2/19

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"


Due 2/26
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

Or visit and report on:

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
West Building
Ground Floor, Outer Tier
https://www.nga.gov/visit.html0
This exhibit closes Feb.19th.

2/19

Critique - work-in-progress spirit photographs

Due 2/19
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

 

Adding photos to Home page sideshow:
example: https://commons.marymount.edu/photography/

1. In Photoshop or Lightroom

1. Resize your photo files to 1800 x 1000 pixels – crop as necessary
2. Save as - JPEG High quality for Web

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"

 

 

MU Spirit Photos
Remember to include diversity of people

Due 2/26

Bring original photo files to class - no need to upload any photos to your website.

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 2/26
Take 12 photos of an MU event - photos need to fill the frame and include recognizable event elements

 

Due 2/26

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"

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

2/26

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

Turn in spirit photos - start of class

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 or AirDop it if using your own computer

Adjusting portraits using Lightroom
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/how-to/portrait-touch-up-lightroom-5.html

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

 

Due 2/26 - by end of class

1. Select your three best spirit phots 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. On your "Exercises" page on your course website add the before and after "Adjusted photos" you worked on in class

3. Create a new page "Best Spirit Photos" and upload your 10 best spirit photos to the page

4. Add your three best spirit photos to your homepage sideshow. Delete the rest of your homepage slide show photos.

Due 3/5 Start of class
Any past due assignments from last week



Due 3/5

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"

 

3/5

1. Midterm quiz - open book and notes allowed

Reference: 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 3/5 - by end of class

1. Using your original photos files adjust each of your ten best "Spirit Photos" as necessary.

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

2. Replace your ten best "Spirit Photos" on your course website with your adjusted photos.

3. Replace your three "Spirit Photos" on your homepage slide show with your adjusted files.

Due 3/19 - by end of class

1. 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.

2. Adjust your photos as necessary

3. Create a new page and link on your course website "Spring break" and upload your three adjusted photos to this page – three of the best photos of people you have ever taken


Due 3/19

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. 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.

3/12 No class - spring break.

1. 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.

2. Adjust your photos as necessary

3. Create a new page and link on your course website "Spring break" and upload your three adjusted photos to this page

 
3/19 Golden hour: a magical time
Dawn and dusk: Outdoor Photographer

Due 3/26 - uploaded to your course website on a new page "spring 2019"Upload full size

At least four (4) photographs:
A. Emotionally engaging with strong symbolism. With or without people.
B. At least 1 photo each taken at:

1. Dawn
2. Sunrise
3. Sunset
4. Dusk

C. Adjust and resize your photos to 1800 x 1000 pixels in Lightroom

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

3/26

Collect 1st day of spring photos - by dropbox or airdrop

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

Instruction: Photographic essays

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

People and places in our life: http://time.com/3764198/lifes-first-ever-cover-story-building-the-fort-peck-dam-

People involved in an event: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/photos-oakland-teacher-strike-protest/

A trip: https://savingplaces.org/stories/photo-essay-take-a-trip-down-route-66#.XJl_3i2ZPOQ

An object with many different versions: https://www.fastcompany.com/90151612/the-desks-of-top-creatives-prove-that-offline-workspaces-still-matter

Due 3/26 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"...

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

 

Due 4/2

1. On your "Photo Essay" page post copies of three scouting reports at 3 different specific and related locations. (can be handwritten and photographed) Using this scouting_reports template. Print template 3 times. Once for each of 3 locations.

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!

Due 4/2

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"

4/2 Use classtime to work on your photo essay

Due 4/9
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 4/9

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"

4/9

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 in class 4/9 - Three part assignment: gallery, sideshow and add to homepage slideshow

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

A) Make any necessary adjustments to your photographs

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

C) 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 essay. Don't just describe the photo rather tell a story

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

D) 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

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

Due 4/16

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 4/23
Attend the following exhibition and write a gallery report posted on your website under a link "Gallery Reports" Link to gallery report assignment

4/16

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 4/16 during class

Nature essay

1. Nature essay topic
2. Explanation of your approach to your nature essay
3. Explanation of how you want your viewers to fell when seeing your essay
4. List of possible photographs including:

    1. What will be your closeups
    2. What pasterns
    3. What shadows
    4. What reflections
    5. At dawn or dusk
    6. During morning golden hour - within the hour after sun rises
    7. At midday
    8. During evening golden hour - within the hour before sun sets
    9. at night
    10. When bad weather - rain or fog or windy etc.
    11. a list of possible subjects for your photos be specific


Due 4/30 Tuesday
Turned into my dropbox in the lab

A. Nature photography essay: Shoot all photos landscape, horizontal

Take at least 24 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

Of you 24 photos 3 need to be take at each of the following times of day: (the additonal 3 can be taken at anytime 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 4/23

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: Landscapes “Composition"

 

4/23

No class - Monday schedule of classes

Gallery Reports - posted to your courses website on Gallery page: Link to gallery report assignment

 

 

Due 4/30 Tuesday
Turned into my dropbox in the lab

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

Take at least 24 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

Of you 24 photos 3 need to be take at each of the following times of day: (the additonal 3 can be taken at anytime 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.
 
4/30

Due 4/30 Tuesday
During classtime

A. Create a "Nature essay" gallery using your 12 best photos that include each of the following:

  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 5/7

Ten best photos from throughout the course

  1. Put original camera files in a folder labeled "your full name 10 best photos"
  2. Airdrop or put in my drop box.

Nine (9) photos - 3 each from the following assignments:

  • Three Spirit photos
  • Three photos from person(s) photo essay
  • Three photos from nature photo essay

Three (3) photos - from any of the assignments listed above

These photos can be the same photos that appear in your homepage slider plus some

 
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FINAL EXAM Tuesday May 7th 6:30-9:30 P.M

1. Clean up course website per in class instructions

2. Ten best photos from throughout the course

  1. Put original camera files in a folder labeled "your full name 10 best photos"
  2. Airdrop or put in my drop box.

Nine (9) photos - 3 each from the following assignments:

  1. Spirit photos
  2. Person(s) photo essay
  3. Landscape photo essay

Three (3) photos - from any of the assignments listed above

3. Best photos taken in class by all students:

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!