PHO101B Beginning Photography  -  Spring 2022

•••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 this syllabus or weekly semester guide.

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This website will help you complete the class successfully. Read and explore all links for the weeks. 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 each week.

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



Week 1 -
January 18, - January 23, 2022

Assignment: Who Are You
Submit the document through Canvas:

https://www.pixelnrg.com/who-are-you
Watch this video:
https://youtu.be/z6k3MKb2y3A

•••DUE Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 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

 



•••Lightroom Mobile Guide•••
Info on all the basic to advanced features found in LRM
Download the guide here.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/22ec81awxup5xoe/LRM_GuideBlurb.pdf?dl=0

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.




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.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/
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: Final Project/Series - -Due:  Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 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.
Assignment: The Technical - -Due:  Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 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, photographed by you.



Week 2 -
January 24 - January 30, 2022

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

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/g87K2AZep3w
In this video I say to set your ISO to 400 - Do that if you are making images with a DSLR/Mirrorless Camera.
If using a mobile device Leave the ISO to auto - Be sure to use the  Lightroom Mobile Camera in Professional Mode and explore what you can do with this tool.

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 31 - February 6, 2022

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

Due: 100  -Submit the 100 images as a URL through Canvas. - February 1, 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 25 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.dropbox.com/s/22ec81awxup5xoe/LRM_GuideBlurb.pdf?dl=0


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

Extra Credit - You can start this now or in a few weeks. The goal is to make 28 images in 28 days - A daily practice in photography, making your skills sharper. You will have until May 3 to turn this in as an Adobe Express Presentation (We learn Express in week 9). I would start this by March 29, 2021 or better yet, start this today. Your semester of making images will be stronger if you do. This is worth 20 points:  https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_28dayritual.pdf
Video - https://youtu.be/j4Jdu2-FoPg
Must be submitted by May 3, 2022



Week 4-
February 7 - February 13, 2022

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 8, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Lightroom Mobile Edit 4 ways
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_image4ways2.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.dropbox.com/s/22ec81awxup5xoe/LRM_GuideBlurb.pdf?dl=0

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 14 - February 20, 2022

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

Due: LRM - 4x4 - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday February 15, by 11:59pm
take 1 image edit it 4 ways - take the second image edit it 4 ways - take the 3rd image edit it 4 ways - take the 4th image edit it 4 ways.

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 22, by 11:59pm
Shoot an image with a dominant foreground subject

You can also use this image in your technical project.



Are you working on THE TECHNICAL ASSIGNMENT?
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 will be submitted as an Adobe Portfolio Gallery or Adobe Express Webpage.The introduction to Adobe Spark 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 3, 2021





Week 6-
February 21 - February 27, 2022

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

Due: Lines - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, February 22, 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 28- March 6, 2022

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, March 1, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Diptych -
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_diptych
Use images made this semester, explore the Geometry, Selective edits, (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.dropbox.com/s/22ec81awxup5xoe/LRM_GuideBlurb.pdf?dl=0
 

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 8, by 11:59pm.
Shoot a panned image

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



 

Week 8-
March 7 - March 13, 2022

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

Due: Diptych - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, March 8, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Color
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_color


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

If you are using an iPhone you might explore this app 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



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

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

Assignment: Final Project/Series - -Due:  Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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.
Assignment: The Technical - -Due:  Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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, photographed by you.



Week 9

March 14 - March 20, 2022

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

Due: Color - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, March 15, by 11:59pm

Hi Everyone - We were going to use Adobe Express for the next project and our Technical Project. Adobe Express dropped the Web Page creation so we will use Adobe Portfolio now. In the end this will be even better. It 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.

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

 



 

Week 10-
March 21 - March 27, 2022

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

Due: Adobe Express. (Presentation) Submit the Adobe Spark URL through Canvas. - Tuesday, March 22, by 11:59pm

Assignment - Concept Photo Series
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_assignment_concept.pdf



The Final Project/Series - https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final 
-Due: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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-
March 28 - April 3, 2022

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

Due: Concept Project - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, March 29, by 11:59pm

Assignments: 4x4 Snapseed
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_assignment_snapseed4x4_2022a.pdf

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 4 - April 10, 2022

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

Due: 4x4 Snapseed - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, April 5, by 11:59pm

Assignment:  Work in Progress   - The Final - Submit files through Canvas - Tuesday, November 16, by 11:59pm -
•••NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR A GRADE•••
Submit 5-10 images In Canvas
-These do not need to be edited just an example of the direction you are heading.

-All images for your final must be shot for your final not pulled from past assignments or past years.
-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


 



Spring Break April 10-April 17, 2022
A good time to get out and make some images for your final and technical projects.



 

Week 13-
April 18 - April 24, 2022

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

Due: Work in Progress - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, April 19, 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 - May 1, 2022

Multiple Choice Exam 
- will be a CANVAS test -

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2022- 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 2 - May 8, 2022

Due: The Technical - Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 11:59PM
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_thetechnical
Video:
https://youtu.be/y844IGiuzU0

All approved late projects or re-submissions are Due by Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 11:59PM
 



 

Finals Week
May 8 - May 15, 2021

Due: FINAL Project - Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 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.