PHO 101B Beginning Photography
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As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add to or subtract from this syllabus or weekly semester guide. In this course students will explore the newest trends and techniques in the fields of commercial and fine are photography, including advanced selection techniques and master printing philosophies. You will be exploring content, sequencing and presentation of your digital work.
PHO 101B - 2004 Beginning Photography North Las Vegas Bldg A 1744 We 2:00PM - 5:50PM
Assignment: Who Are You, Send an email to email@example.com (save this email for future use)
•First and last name
•Best phone number to reach you
•Best email to reach you
•What class you are taking now (in the subject line)
•What photography classes you have taken if any?
•Why are you taking this class? Do you want to be a professional photographer? Do you want to make better photographs? All answers are good.
•Favorite photographer that is not Ansel Adams. If you do not know any photographers, that is ok. Your assignment is to go online and explore. Find one or more you like and let me know who they are and why you like their work. Write it down. This is the start of your photographers inspiration page.
•••DUE Monday September 4th by 8am
Final Portfolio its never to early to start working on your final project.
1) Don’t be late for class. This class starts on time. Slides, discussion, how to -this is the core of the class.
2) Negativity and sarcasm ruin the class. Constructive opinions are welcome, I am open to opinions that are thought out and expressed appropriately.
3) Always have your book, hard drives, materials you need for class.
4) Work consistently, don’t procrastinate. Things will go wrong.
5) Have fun, explore, share ideas, have an open mind, be respectful or others, work hard, shoot more.
This website info will help you complete the class successfully. Read and explore all other links for the week, before coming to class. This will keep you informed and move you forward in your exploration of digital photography and compositing. Information is added throughout the semester. Check back each week.
•••Assignments are in Purple
•••Due Dates are in Green
Introduction to class
Syllabus - http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101b_syl
Introduction to your camera and making a basic exposure
Camera Simulators: Exposure
http://www.andersenimages.com/tutorials/exposure-simulator/ Check out the noise on this one, if you crank up the ISO - Not very pretty.
http://www.physics-chemistry-interactive-flash-animation.com/optics_interactive/focus_camera.htm Be sure to explore the interpretation.
Assignment: Final Project - Due week 15 at the end of class
Due: 100 (We will be using these images for todays batch rename and contact sheet assignment.)
Introduction to the Exposure Triangle:
Watch all 7 videos over the next 2 weeks. Write down ah-ha moments as well as questions in your book.
This week - expect a quiz at the beginning of next class on what you learned from the videos. If you are late and miss the quiz there is no make up. Be early
Understanding Exposure Part 2: The Exposure Triangle
Understanding Exposure Part 3: The Exposure Triangle
Introduction to Adobe Bridge - Selection of images - Naming files and folders - File organization
Assignment: Batch Rename/Make a contact sheet: DUE Today: We will be doing this in class today. Bring 100 Images, hard drive and photo quality paper.
EXTRA CREDIT - Start TODAY 28 Day Ritual - September 6 - October 4th
Due: 101-200 - Before class. edit down to your 36 images, rename and make a contact sheet.
In class we will make prints for critique
We will critique the images from assignment 100 and 101-200 in class today.
•••Introduction to Equivalent Exposures•••
Advanced exposure concepts
Exposure Triangle Part 4 - Shutter Speed
Exposure Triangle Part 5 - Aperture Values
Exposure Triangle Part 6 - Auto ISO
Assignment: Shoot your City
DUE: Shoot Your City
The videos you will be watching were produced by Ted Forbes, The Art of Photography, one of my favorite sites to visit.
We will watch these 9 videos over the next few weeks. Start off by watching
Photography Composition :: Line
Assignment: 36 Images of One Person, Place, or Thing
Assignment: The Ten Week Technical - Due week 10
DUE: 36 Images of One Person, Place, or Thing
More composition concepts
Photography Composition :: Shape
Photography Composition :: Simplification and Negative Space
Discuss concepts for final projects. Come prepared to share an idea or two. Bring sample images or written ideas or sketches.
Assignment: Light and Heavy, Mood, Emotion, and Feeling
DUE: Light and Heavy, Mood, Emotion and Feeling
Photography Composition :: Rule of Odds
Photography Composition :: Rule of Thirds
Photography Composition :: Rule of Space
The History of Cameras
Assignment: 36 Images of Strangers
DUE: 36 Images of Strangers
Sub-Framing In Visual Composition
Rhythm in Visual Composition
Tempo in Visual Composition and Photography
Assignment: 7 Days of Body Parts
EXTRA CREDIT - Start TODAY 28 Day Ritual - October 11 - November 8
I will Be at Adobe Max this week exploring all that is new in Photoshop.
What you need to accomplish.
I will Be checking email. If you have any questions don't wait for next week, ask me this week. firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch: Rick Sammon's Top Ten Digital Photography Tips
Assignment: American Pie, An Exploration of Food
Watch this video for the assignment introduction
DUE: 7 Days of Body Parts
DUE: American Pie, An Exploration of Food
Keywords - Organization - Backup
Photoshop CC 2015 Tutorial : Organization with Bridge (Keywords And Filters)
Assignment: Satellite Topographics
DUE: 10 week Technical
•••Equivalent Exposures Review•••
Assignment: Man in Nature
DUE: Man in Nature
LOGAN 301-1 Compact Classic Mat Cutter
Good review of the basic cutting
How to Measure and Cut a Mat
How to mat a print in an archival, conservation-safe manner
Review work in progress for final project - Bring digital files - prints - written concept
Assignment: Lyrical Vision
EXTRA CREDIT - Start TODAY 28 Day Ritual - November 15 - December 13th
DUE: Lyrical Vision
Work on Final Project
DUE: Final Project
•••Final Critique During Final Class Session, you will be marked down 1 letter grade if you miss the final critique•••