The week of April 28th to May 2nd
  • Final days to get art printed, hung and labeled for art show judging on May 1st

  • Panoramas

  • Impossible/probable

  • Digital-Double Exposures


Monday

  • If you have your panorama images you will need to get a card reader and upload the images to your computer. Create a separate folder for images from the panorama, do not include other non related images.
  • Watch demonstration on creating the panorama with Photoshop. Items to be covered:
  1. resizing your images using Actions and Batch Processing
  2. Automate/Photomerge
  3. Cropping and checking for mistakes
  • Photomerge can take a bit of time to complete...if you do not have more than 30minutes before the end of class then start the photomerge on Tuesday.
  • If you have extra time go to this site

Tuesday

  • Complete you panorama image. Save this image as a flattened jpg image to the Panorama folder on the server. 100 points art

Wed/Thurs

  • Blog comment # 7- 25 points written
  • Try making a polar panorama from a series of shots 360 degree. Read this tutorial
turn in your finished image to the server - 100 points art
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  • Make the impossible probable- use the images on the server to make a composite image that includes the subject in at least three places. Turn in finished image to the server - 100 points art

Friday

Begin your design for the cd cover for your Digital Photography class portfolio

You will be expected to burn to a cd all of your finished work from this years class. This is the only place this work will exist digitally so please be careful with the disk and transfer the work to a hard drive at your home. Remember always back up your work!!

I will give you a cd case and cd, as your last assignment you should create the cover art and back cover art.

You can find a template for these on the server.
Suggestions-
use selections of your art from the class displayed on the cover.
Create a contents list on the back
Take pride in it and it will come out great.

Your printed and installed final designs along with your burned cd with your complete work from class will be worth -
200 points participation
100 points art

Next Week

Digital Double Exposures
  1. Using strobe flash combined with long shutter speeds you can create double, or triple exposures and capture action.
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Spring Art Show!!!
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Spring08front.jpg


Final Exam REVIEW

Make sure you are familiar with the following information-
Photography
Robert Rauschenberg
Keyboard Shortcuts
Semester one information
Performance evaluation of your ability to follow directions and use Photoshop tools and techniques
Pen tool
Actions
Batch Processing
Photo editing
The week of April 21st to April 25th
Get art printed and hung in the art hall
New assignments - panorama and Impossible Probable (gallery has some examples)

For the panorama assignment the hardest part is getting your shots for the final image. You are highly encouraged to take these pictures with your personal cameras outside of school. If this is impossible we will make time to go outside and shoot some panoramas around the school. Here are some tips on getting a good final result.

  • Use a tripod if you have one.
  • Shoot vertically (in portrait orientation) rather than horizontally (in landscape orientation). It’ll take more shots to cover the same area, but you’ll have less edge distortion and a better looking pano for your extra effort.
  • Switch your camera’s white balance to Cloudy. If you leave it set to Auto, your white balance may (will) change between segments, which is bad, bad, bad.
  • Press your shutter button halfway down to set your exposure. Then look in your viewfinder and make note of the f-stop and shutter speed.
  • Switch your camera to manual mode and dial in the f-stop and shutter speed you noted in step 1 If you don’t, and you shoot in an auto-exposure mode of any kind, your exposure may (will) change for one or more of the segments, and this will drive you insane when working in Photoshop.
  • Once you focus on the first segment, turn off auto-focus for your lens. That way, your camera doesn’t refocus as you shoot the different segments, which would be (will be) very bad.
  • Before you shoot your first segment, shoot one shot with your finger in front of the lens—that way, you’ll know where your pano starts. Do it again after the last shot.
  • Overlap each segment by 20–25%. That’s right—make sure that about 1/4 of your first shot appears in the second shot. Each segment needs to overlap by at least 20% so Photoshop’s stitching software can match things up. This is very important.
  • Shoot fairly quickly, especially if clouds are moving behind your landscape. Don’t be lollygagging for two minutes between each shot, or something could change (lighting, clouds, etc.) in your pano, which will really mess things up.
If your camera is a bit limited, try anyway, just make sure you overlap your images and shoot quickly so your lighting doesn't change.
You can really go crazy if you want... try up and down subjects or 360 degree panos.
Putting them together in photoshop is an automated process that takes a lot of the problems away.

The second assignment, is called Make the impossible probable. Through the magic of photoshop you can create composite images where you appear in more than one position. All it takes is a tripod. We don't have time for everybody to do a different setup so I want you to submit an idea. Because really the idea is the best part. We will vote on the best ideas and then refine the idea, shoot the images and then composite them as a class.
Your idea may be simple like this one by Ashley Justice.
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Ashley.jpg

Ashley.jpg


Or much more complex with lots of figures
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Katy.jpg

Katy.jpg


Monday

  • Go over new assignments, finish Raush and studio photos. print art, take down art in art hall, hang art in art hall.
  • Homework- come up with idea for Make impossible probable, take panorama images ASAP

Tuesday

  • Go outside and shoot some slow/fast shutter speed photos

Wed/Thurs

  • Go outside and shoot some impossible probable pics/panorama pics

Friday

  • Movie -?



The week of March 31st to April 4th
Finish any t-shirt decal application
Make object special in the studio
Work on newest assignment - Rauschenberg collage

Monday

  • Work on your collage - You should be done (mostly) with you image collection

Tuesday

  • Work on your collage - A good goal for today would be to have a minimum of five images that you have combined with brush strokes by the end of the period

Wed/Thurs

  • Work on your collage - Work on finding a good composition. Arrange your images in several different ways, save each as a layer comp. If you find some images are not working then either rework them with a different brush stroke or use a different image.
  • Last day to take your studio MAKE OBJECT SPECIAL Photos.

Friday

  • Take a break from our collage
  • Demonstration (review) of editing your photographs for printing and creating a contact sheet.

Next Week

Finish your Rauschenberg collage. (Due 9/10)
Go outside and shoot some long exposure shots on the tripod.