PHO101B Beginning Photography  -  Spring 2023

•••Print this page as your weekly semester guide•••
As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add too or subtract from the weekly semester guide.

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This website will help you complete the class successfully. Read and explore all links for each week. Read, watch and study the concepts before making your images. This will keep you informed and move you forward in your exploration of digital photography.
Information is added throughout the semester. Check back weekly.

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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.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeAfR9hZHymPXTR9Sk-2S0FAbM0WyhIbY&disable_polymer=true

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•••Lightroom Mobile Guide•••
Info on all the basic to advanced features found in LRM

Download the guide here. Do it Now.
https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/003WTjq6wUonlbCmP82PPodJw#LRguide2022

Students will begin each semester with a $10 printing credit applied to their account, which will provide for up to 200 black and white copies at 5 cents a page, or 40 color copies at 25 cents a page. Once that print quota is exhausted, students will need to purchase prints at the same rate by putting money in their accounts online or at any CSN Cashier’s Office.

I recommend printing and binding the guide.
I used FedEx Office Print & Ship Center to bind my book.

 



•••Assignments are in Purple
•••Due Dates are in Green
•••Videos are in Red



Week 1 -
January 17, - January 22, 2023

Assignment: Who Are You
Submit the document through Canvas:

https://www.pixelnrg.com/who-are-you

•••DUE Tuesday, January 24, 2023, by 11:59pm
I am happy to receive this and any assignments early.

Introduction to class:
Syllabus - http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101b_syl


READ: A guide to being successful in this class: https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101guide-to-class.pdf

Camera and App Guide - What you need for the semester.
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_cameraappguide

Introduction to your camera and making a basic exposure.
• I recommend taking some notes while watching videos this semester. Info from the videos will be in the quizzes and final exam.
Videos
-Are you using a DSLR/Mirrorless or your Camera Phone.    https://youtu.be/xRfHwYEeIjg
-The Exposure Triangle and a few Images with exposures to explore.  https://youtu.be/IghnJw_zL-Y
*If you would like to take a longer look at the slide show here is a link to the PDF.
https://www.pixelnrg.com/basics_exposure.pdf

Video -Lightroom Mobile - The Camera.    https://youtu.be/ddvE2PVD9s8
LINK From Adobe - Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom Mobile

 




Video -DSLR/Mirrorless - Camera Handling And where to look for your meter in the viewfinder.    https://youtu.be/W2Xi34WLr10
Video -Exposure Simulators to explore.   https://youtu.be/b3WpY8nEHss

Camera Simulators: Exposure
http://bethecamera.com/

http://www.andersenimages.com/tutorials/exposure-simulator/ 
Check out the noise on this one, if you crank up the ISO - Not very pretty.

Depth of Field Simulator:
https://dofsimulator.net/en/

Lens Simulator:
https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/simulator/

 

If you ever have any questions be sure to ask. Don't wait I am here to help you succeed and learn. Send me an email.
This is a good guide if you have never thought about sending a professional email.
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/04/16/advice-students-so-they-dont-sound-silly-emails-essay

Be sure to greet me and sign your email. I look forward to hearing from you



You will have the semester to work on the two projects below:
The Technical is due Week 15 and The Final Project during Finals Week.
I am here to help, guide, bounce ideas off of. Be sure to ask, don't wait until the last minute.

Assignment: The Technical Project - -Due:  Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 11:59PM
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_thetechnical
Video: https://youtu.be/y844IGiuzU0

The Technical Project will be submitted as an Adobe Portfolio Gallery or Adobe Express Webpage. You can pull images from any assignment or shoot new for the project goals, All images are to be made this semester, have metadata embedded, photographed by you.

Assignment: Final Project/Series - -Due:  Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 11:59PM
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final
Video: https://youtu.be/W78icVXX8yo

The Final Series is to be made over multiple shoots. Not Just one. Images are to be made this semester, by you, and not turned in for another class or project.
 



Week 2 -
January 23 - January 29, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Quizzes are worth 4 points. These help keep you on track each week, quiz questions come from the readings and the videos. Weekly image and editing projects are worth 10-25 points each week. These are hands on practical exploration of the tools, conceptual and technical investigation. The more images you make each week, the stronger your eye will become. Practice, thought, play, investigation is the foundation of interesting, thought provoking images. 

Assignment: 100 - Make images in the daylight, outdoors. Make sure your shutter is above 1/60th of a second.
Introduction to Exposure, the Camera and 1st Assignment: 100 Images
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_the-100
Lots of info here - I recommend you print out all assignments, read, highlight, and review.
Some of the info in this link was also found in week one.

Video for the Assignment: 100 Images: https://youtu.be/QkmHQ-dhIVo
 - Be sure to use the Lightroom Mobile Camera in Professional Mode and explore what you can do with this tool. If using your DSLR or a Mirrorless I want you shooting in Manual Mode.

If you make the images at night, in the dark, in an indoor space you will get a ZERO - Get out into the light -

What is photography? The word “photography” literally means “drawing with light”. The word was supposedly first coined by the British scientist Sir John Herschel in 1839 from the Greek words phos, (genitive: phōtós) meaning “light”, and graphê meaning “drawing or writing”


Videos by Mark Wallace- Required Watching - Quiz questions will be coming from these.
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



Week 3-
January 30 - February 5, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: 100  -Submit the 100 images as a Lightroom URL through Canvas. - January 31, by 11:59pm
In the comments tell me how many images you made for the Project 100 when submitting your URL. Any Favorites? Any Questions?

Assignment: 100 - The 10 - Making and Album, Ranking and Creating a Shareable URL.

-Start with the 100 images you made last week.
-Rate them, narrowing the 100 down to 10.
-Make an album for the 10. Be sure to name the album. "The 10"
         -Add your name as Author. (Page 27 of the LRM Guide)
-Use the filter feature to sort out your 10 from the 100.
-Move the 10 to this new album.
-In Share and Invite, turn on Anyone Can View.
-In the Link Settings, turn on, Show Metadata - Show Location - Allow JPG Downloads.

-Submit the URL through Canvas. Only include the 10.
 
Be sure to look at the guides and video below. They will show you how to rate, create an album, and set up the share settings.
 

Video: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Rating, Making an Album and Sharing a link.  https://youtu.be/u3qHWHkqiso

Search and organize photos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/search-organize-mobile-android.html

Search and organize photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/search-organize-mobile-ios.html


••• LRM Guide•••
Info on all the basic to advanced features found in LRM
Download the guide here.
https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/003WTjq6wUonlbCmP82PPodJw#LRguide2022


DSLR/Mirrorless instructions for moving your images From your Smart Media Card into the Cloud to be used with Lightroom Mobile.

1 - Downloading photos from your DSLR-Mirrorless camera, using the Adobe Photo Downloader. https://youtu.be/vIvcggTDmjc


2 -  Moving your images from your desktop to the Adobe Cloud.
From the Cloud your images will be available on your Phone, tablet and desktop.
  https://youtu.be/9FQc6uY78_k


3 - Moving images from your Camera Roll inside of Adobe Lightroom Mobile to an album that syncs with Adobe Cloud. https://youtu.be/TAjVugUzqbQ


Videos by Mark Wallace- Required Watching - Quiz questions will be coming from these.
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


Read:
Compact Flash and Smart Media: The Numbers on Your Memory Card Explained.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/computers/tips-and-solutions/numbers-your-memory-card

A video to get you inspired to snap 100 more images this week.
Joel Meyerowitz - 'What you put in the frame determines the photograph'

https://youtu.be/Xumo7_JUeMo



Week 4-
February 6 - February 12, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: 100 - The 10 - Submit the URL from your Album of 10 through Canvas - Tuesday February 7, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Lightroom Mobile Edit 4 Ways
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_image4ways.pdf

•••The LRM Edit Guide - This is a big one -  LRM Guide•••
Info on all the basic to advanced features found in LRM
Download the guide here.
https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/003WTjq6wUonlbCmP82PPodJw#LRguide2022

Video: Basic Edit in LR Mobile.  https://youtu.be/FTR0N1CDUYA

If you are using a DSLR or Mirrorless and downloading to your computer you can use Adobe Bridge and the Adobe Photo Downloader to get your images off of your card and onto 2 hard drives. https://youtu.be/vIvcggTDmjc
 



Week 5-
February 13 - February 19, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: LRM Edit 4 Ways - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday February 14, by 11:59pm
Take 1 image, edit it 4 different ways - Take the second image, edit it 4 different ways - Take the 3rd image, edit it 4 different  ways - Take the 4th image, edit it 4 different ways. 16 images total to be submitted.

Assignment: Line -
Introduction to Composition and the Assignment - Lines
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101---line

Videos:
Kirsten Clarke - Impact of Lines in Photography

Kirsten Clarke - Horizontal Lines - 12:46
https://youtu.be/SYk3Q94oSf4

Kirsten Clarke Vertical Lines - 16:36
https://youtu.be/Ba_JIjDCmdw

Kirsten Clarke Diagonal Lines - 16:14
https://youtu.be/XJxuS2WM-nE

Kirsten Clarke Converging Lines - 8:51
https://youtu.be/RfeO9zXT3jY

Kirsten Clarke Curved Lines - 9:58
https://youtu.be/h0ug3Q9PW8A

Kirsten Clarke Architectural Lines - 12:23
https://youtu.be/1rJY_XHjm7I

Kirsten Clarke Mixture of Line Types - 5:20
https://youtu.be/dWgR-8zm75Q

Kirsten Clarke Manufactured Lines - 3:07
https://youtu.be/lFWO2R4Hp_0

Kirsten Clarke Dachau - 2:16
https://youtu.be/vI_qWdQEj80

Kirsten Clarke Human vs Nature - 2:13
https://youtu.be/VT_Jj8hnTuE

Kirsten Clarke Facades - 0:49
https://youtu.be/chp7ncg9pq4

 

Kirsten mentioned and uses the Hipstamatic App - Here is a link
If you would like to explore this one for class  - Go For it.

http://hipstamatic.com/x/

 

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
Photography Composition :: Shape https://youtu.be/uKDObRUywhE
Photography Composition :: Simplification and Negative Space https://youtu.be/lKc-0QEbZbo

Extra Credit - Due next week. Tuesday February 21, by 11:59pm
Make an image with a dominant foreground subject with great depth of field.

You want a prominent subject up front, filling the space with a middle and a background supporting the image content. This is different from a close up/macro shot where the viewers eye stays on the subject. With this concept we start with the subject then the viewers eye travels through the frame and back to the subject.
You can also use this image in your technical project.



Are you working on THE TECHNICAL PROJECT?
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_thetechnical
Video:
https://youtu.be/y844IGiuzU0
One of the things I did was to snap an image of the prompts with my phone. This way I always had the list of Images of what I was looking for, for the Technical assignment with me.
Let Me Know if YOU have any QUESTIONS...  

The Technical Project will be submitted as an Adobe Portfolio Gallery or Adobe Express Webpage. The introduction to Adobe Portfolio and Express will be in week 9. Start gathering images now. Images from past projects are acceptable or you can make new images to fill the requirements.
Create an album so the images are easily found for creating your presentation.
-Due:  Tuesday, May 2, 2023



Week 6-
February 20 - February 26, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: Line - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, February 21, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Light and Shadow 
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_light_and_shadow
VIDEO - Shadows and Light: https://youtu.be/Y2QTDEyNz3g

More Composition Videos:
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

 



Week 7-
February 27 - March 5, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: Light and Shadow - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, February 28, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Advanced Edits in Lightroom Mobile -
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_diptych *****************
Use images made this semester, explore the Geometry, Masking edits, (Select Subject, Select Sky, Brush, Radial, Linear) and Healing on your images. Tell me in writing through Canvas where you applied these tools.

Videos: Digging Deeper into Lightroom Mobile:
These Radial and Linear edit options are now under the Masking tab.
Lightroom Mobile Selective Edits -  Radial, https://youtu.be/sC_hpXTqhyk
Lightroom Mobile Selective Edits -  Linear https://youtu.be/zqG5SJCAklU

Lightroom Mobile Geometry - https://youtu.be/_iDRI_xSkMc
Lightroom Mobile Healing  https://youtu.be/ErCMonXE9qQ
Lightroom Mobile Clone  https://youtu.be/oA0PdGV_KGE

LRM - Color Grading - https://www.pixelnrg.com/lrmcolorgrading.pdf
 

•••LRM Guide•••
Info on all the basic to advanced features found in LRM
Download the guide here.
https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/003WTjq6wUonlbCmP82PPodJw#LRguide2022

More Composition Videos:
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

The History of Cameras  http://photodoto.com/camera-history-timeline/

Extra Credit - Due next week Tuesday March 7, by 11:59pm.
Make  a Panned Image

You can also use this image in your technical project.
https://digital-photography-school.com/27-great-panning-images/

If you are using an iPhone you might explore these apps to create a panned shot and more. 
•Slow Shutter Cam  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/slow-shutter-cam/id357404131
•5 best slow shutter apps for iPhone   https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/long-exposure-apps-iphone/
•Slow shutter apps for iPhone and Android   https://www.designpieces.com/2018/01/how-to-long-exposure-photos-iphone-android



Week 8-
March 6 - March 12, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: Advanced Edits in Lightroom - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, March 7, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Color - Choose only one color to focus on for this project.
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_color

Video: Assignment Video with Slide Show: https://youtu.be/zi7K2yX-gsA



HAVE YOU STARTED? Feel free to send me your thoughts and ideas.

The Technical Project is due Week 15 and The Final Project during Finals Week.
The Technical is worth 100 Points and the Final Project 50 Points. Don't wait until the last minute to start or complete the projects.
I am here to help, guide, bounce ideas off of. Be sure to ask, don't wait Start Today!

Assignment: The Technical Project - -Due:  Tuesday, May 2, 2023
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_thetechnical
Video:
https://youtu.be/y844IGiuzU0
The Technical Project will be submitted as an Adobe Portfolio Gallery or Adobe Express Webpage. You can pull images from any assignment or shoot new for the project goals. All images are to be made this semester, photographed by you.

Assignment: Final Project/Series - -Due:  Tuesday, May 9, 2023
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final
Video:
https://youtu.be/W78icVXX8yo
The Final Project/Series is to be made over multiple shoots. Not Just one. Images are to be made this semester, by you, and not turned in for another class or project.
 



Spring Break - March 13-19, 2023




Week 9
March 20 - March 26, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: Color - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, March 21, by 11:59pm

Assignments: Introduction to Adobe Portfolio. (Website) - Adobe Express
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_abobe-portfolio.pdf
Submit the Adobe Portfolio URL through Canvas.

Adobe Portfolio will give you a website you can add to and use for your classes and even professionally. Adobe Portfolio has a ton of flexibility. Adobe Portfolio is part of your Adobe subscription. Have fun and explore. Let me know if you have any Questions.

***If you have the $4.99 in app subscription Adobe Portfolio will not work.***
Instead use:
https://www.adobe.com/express/create

No Worries if you do not have the Adobe subscription. You can use Adobe Express for free.
https://www.adobe.com/express/create

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Week 10-
March 27 - April 2, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: Adobe Portfolio.  Submit the URL through Canvas. - Tuesday, March 28, by 11:59pm

Assignment - Las Vegas Discovery
ASSIGNMENT COMING SOON



The Final Project/Series - https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final 
-Due: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Be sure to ask any questions you might have. I am here to help.

Artists to Inspire: Scroll down towards the middle for many Photographer/Artists to explore - https://www.pixelnrg.com/how-to-



Week 11-
April 3 - April 9, 2023

Media Fest - APRIL 3-8, 2023 
8 Extra credit points per day for attending events and making images.
Sign in on my office door when you arrive - NLV 1718 -
Submit images through the Canvas Portal.

In The Canvas Comments Tell me the events attended - the speakers - what you learned - thought - anything else you would care to share.
You will need all 3 of the above for full extra credit.
Schedule to be posted before the event -

This will be a ton of fun and great info - I can't wait to see you all there!

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: Las Vegas Discovery - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, April 4, by 11:59pm


Assignments: Define the Technical
You only have 1 week for a late submissions on this project. Day 1-2 late - no grade reduction. Day 3-7 - Highest grade is a B
ASSIGNMENT COMING SOON

Keywords - Organization - Backup
Adobe - Keyword Best Practices: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/how-to/keyword-title-best-practices.html
Keyword Lists - Free and Paid - https://www.photo-keywords.com/keywording-resources.php

Do's and Dont's of Organizing your Files - https://www.seagate.com/do-more/organizing-your-digital-files-master-dm/

Zen and the Art of FIle and Folder Organization- Mark Virtue
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15677/zen-and-the-art-of-file-and-folder-organization/

Backing up Files - Good Cloud info. https://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/backing-up-photos-cloud/

Backing up your files. https://www.digitalphotomentor.com/best-photo-storage-backup-plan/
At this point you do not need to worry about backing up your LR catalog - Lightroom Mobile does not have a catalog. I download my images off my phone and back them up to two hard drives as recommended.



Week 12-
April 10 - April 16, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: Define the Technical - Submit a Word Document through Canvas - Tuesday, April 11, by 11:59pm

Assignment:  Final Project, Work in Progress   - - Submit files through Canvas
•••NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR A GRADE•••
Submit 5-10 images In Canvas
-All images for your final must be shot for your final not pulled from past assignments or past years or used in another class.
-Include a short written statement of your concept also through Canvas.
-Tell me your concept and how you plan to accomplish your idea.

https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final
Video: https://youtu.be/W78icVXX8yo

 


Week 13-
April 17 - April 23, 2023

WEEKLY QUIZ - Cannot be made up if missed. You will find the Quiz in Canvas.

Due: Final Project, Work in Progress - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, April 18, by 11:59pm
 
REVIEW VIDEO for Multiple Choice Test Next Week 
https://youtu.be/prJfWIUKAfs
 
In the video I talk and show you a book. All of that info has been incorporated into your assignments or was included in a video from this semester. Review all assignments, handouts and videos. Watch to the end of the video for the question you can prepare now and then copy and paste into the Test.
 

Week 14-
April 25 - April 30, 2023

Multiple Choice Exam 
- will be a CANVAS test -

•••Available for 23 hours 58 minutes•••

Tuesday, April 25, 2023- 12:01am - 11:59PM

Don't wait until the last minute to take the exam. Get it done early in the day in case you run into any problems, Internet issues, computer issues or life.



Week 15-
May 1 - May 7, 2023

Due: The Technical - Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 11:59PM
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_thetechnical
Video: https://youtu.be/y844IGiuzU0

The Technical will be submitted as an Adobe Portfolio Gallery or Adobe Express Webpage. You can pull images from any assignment or shoot new for the project goals. All images are to be made this semester, have metadata embedded, photographed by you.

All approved late projects or re-submissions are Due by Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 11:59PM
 



Finals Week
May 8 - May 14, 2023


https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final
Video:
https://youtu.be/W78icVXX8yo
The Final Series is to be made over multiple shoots. Not Just one. Images are to be made this semester, by you, and not turned in for another class or project.

Due: FINAL Project - Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 11:59PM

No Late Projects will be accepted - Turn in work early so you do not hit any upload, connection, computer issues or any other unforeseen problem.