PHO 101B Beginning Photography - MONDAYS Fall 2019
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As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add too 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 - 2001 84553 Beginning Photography North Las Vegas Bldg A 1744 M 10:00AM - 1:50PM
Assignment: Who Are You, Send an email to [email protected] (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. 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.
•Subject Line PHO101B who are you (+ Your Class Day)
•••DUE Tuesday September 3 by 8am
1) Don’t be late for class. This class starts on time. Slides, discussion, how to -this is the core of the class.
2) 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.
YouTube Channel, Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnmqqSMwRCHGZ-ULEmtsXg?view_as=subscriber
YouTube playlist for the semester. More videos will be added. Go Subscribe so you will be on top of all the info this semester.
•••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.
Basics of the camera http://www.pixelnrg.com/basics_exposure.pdf
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: 100 - Make images in the daylight, outdoors. Make sure your shutter is above 1/60th of a second.
100 is the minimum - Keep snapping, you have 2 weeks for this exploration. Aim for 200 or more images. Play and explore settings. See what happens. I want to see what goes wrong. Do not throw out any images!
Assignment: Final Project - Due week 15 at the end of class
Assignment: The Technical - Due week 15 at the end of class
Watch these movies before next class.
Joel Meyerowitz - 'What you put in the frame determines the photograph'
Introduction to the Exposure Triangle: https://youtu.be/3eVjUrY9a9c
Understanding Exposure Part 2: The Exposure Triangle https://youtu.be/SCo81YyO2p4
Understanding Exposure Part 3: The Exposure Triangle https://youtu.be/iYvUC20Ibqk
Write down ah-ha moments as well as questions in your book.
Explore in your book what relates to exposure.
At the beginning of class/week 3 expect a quiz on what you learned from the videos. If you are late and miss the quiz there is no make up. Be early
Bring Your Camera and manual to the next class.
Due: 100 (We will be using these images for todays batch rename and contact sheet assignment.)
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.
How to: Batch Rename/Contact Sheet.PDF
How to Videos:
•1• Downloading your files from your media card https://youtu.be/vIvcggTDmjc
•2• Ranking, selecting, renaming files https://youtu.be/gh0o-pI6JUg
•3• Making a Contact Sheet using Adobe Bridge https://youtu.be/as8abcgxgrs
Compact Flash and Smart Media: The Numbers on Your Memory Card Explained.
EXTRA CREDIT - Start TODAY 28 Day Ritual - September 3 - October 1st
How to: Organizing your files .PDF
•••Introduction to Equivalent Exposures•••
The link below is to a playlist of all the videos we will be watching this semester
This week WATCH: Advanced Exposure Concepts
Exposure Triangle Part 4 - Shutter Speed https://youtu.be/oIpmYdpMYZU
Exposure Triangle Part 5 - Aperture Values https://youtu.be/sI6Qf87loBU
Exposure Triangle Part 6 - Auto ISO https://youtu.be/nMdtCWtk5-w
Assignment: Shoot your City
DUE: Shoot Your City
•••Sizing an Image••• https://youtu.be/jbUlGfWYnyA
•••ISO - AP - DOF••• http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101b_iso_ap_ss.pdf
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 https://youtu.be/qGWYHimA8gQ
Assignment: 36 Images of One Person, Place, or Thing
Are you working on THE TECHNICAL ASSIGNMENT?
Let Me Know if YOU have any QUESTIONS... - Due week 15 at the end of class
DUE: 36 Images of One Person, Place, or Thing
More composition concepts
Photography Composition :: Shape https://youtu.be/uKDObRUywhE
Photography Composition :: Simplification and Negative Space https://youtu.be/lKc-0QEbZbo
Discuss concepts for final projects. Come prepared to share an idea or two. Bring sample images or written ideas or sketches.
Assignment: 36 Images of Strangers
Assignment: Final Project - Due week 15 at the end of class
How to Videos:
•4• Cropping using Adobe Photoshop https://youtu.be/qLlw4E1Z6rc
•5• B&W Adjustment Layer in Adobe Photoshop https://youtu.be/-RqO3HcgSfU
DUE: 36 Images of Strangers
Photography Composition :: Rule of Odds https://youtu.be/n-1tq0FEBV4
Photography Composition :: Rule of Thirds https://youtu.be/55d_n_zpSXo
Photography Composition :: Rule of Space https://youtu.be/9KzR3a83FM0
The History of Cameras http://photodoto.com/camera-history-timeline/
Assignment: Light and Heavy, Mood, Emotion, and Feeling
DUE: Light and Heavy, Mood, Emotion and Feeling
Sub-Framing In Visual Composition https://youtu.be/pLuclW9GFJM
Rhythm in Visual Composition https://youtu.be/gf6aSSpM-K0
Tempo in Visual Composition and Photography https://youtu.be/R5TDqYhlQvk
Assignment: 7 Days of Body Parts
EXTRA CREDIT - Start TODAY 28 Day Ritual - October 8 - November 5
DUE: 7 Days of Body Parts
QUIZ - Bring Your Hard Drive - I will be quizzing you on your HD organization - Clean it up and organize it before today - Of course its best to have your HD organized as you go.
Watch: Rick Sammon's Top Ten Digital Photography Tips https://youtu.be/W1Unv6DPJiU
Assignment: American Pie, An Exploration of Food
DUE: American Pie, An Exploration of Food
Light - Direction of Light - Time of day - Artificial light - Natural light
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
Assignment: Satellite Topographics
DUE: Satellite Topographics
The Technical - Slide Show - https://spark.adobe.com/page/6t5sbj5Mkw0H3/
Assignment: Man in Nature
https://www.nickbrandt.com/ (Links to an external site.)
https://vimeo.com/181831488 (Links to an external site.)
https://vimeo.com/181966905 (Links to an external site.)
https://www.edwardburtynsky.com/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.ted.com/talks/edward_burtynsky_on_manufactured_landscapes (Links to an external site.)
https://www.ted.com/talks/edward_burtynsky_photographs_the_landscape_of_oil (Links to an external site.)
Hilla and Bernd Becher
https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/95?installation_image_index=6 (Links to an external site.)
https://www.sfmoma.org/watch/hilla-and-bernd-becher-invented-new-genre-photography/ (Links to an external site.)
Bernd and Hilla Becher - Water Towers, 1972 (Links to an external site.)
https://www.jameystillings.com/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.jameystillings.com/PUBLICATIONS-+-MULTIMEDIA/BRIDGE-MULTIMEDIA/1 (Links to an external site.)
DUE: Man in Nature
•••Equivalent Exposures Review•••
Review work in progress for final project - Bring digital files - prints - written concept
EXTRA CREDIT - Start TODAY 28 Day Ritual - November 15 - December 13th
Assignment: Lyrical Vision
DUE: Lyrical Vision
Keywords - Organization - Backup
Photoshop CC 2015 Tutorial : Organization with Bridge (Keywords And Filters)
Final - Written Exam - Beginning of Class - Don't be Late
Work on Final Project and the Technical
DUE: Final Project
DUE: The Technical
-As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add too or subtract from this syllabus or weekly semester guide-