PHO101B Beginning Photography  -  Spring 2021

•••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 19, - January  24, 2021

Assignment: Who Are You, Send an email to [email protected] (save this email for future use)
https://www.pixelnrg.com/who-are-you
•••DUE Tuesday, January 26, 2021, by 11:59pm
I am happy to receive this and any assignments early.

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

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.
MOVIES
-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

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

LRM CAMERA GUIDE (1 0f 4 Guides to LRM) to get you started - Print This PDF -
All you need to know - https://www.pixelnrg.com/lrmcameraguide2.pdf
This is a big File - Might take time to load.
If you would like a link with all 4 guides in one big 17 Page PDF send me an email and I will send you a link to the Dropbox PDF.

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

Focus Simulator:
http://www.physics-chemistry-interactive-flash-animation.com/optics_interactive/focus_camera.htm   Be sure to explore the interpretation.

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



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 11, 2021
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final
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 4, 2021
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_thetechnical
The Technical will be submitted as an Adobe Spark Page. (Presentation). 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 25 - January 31, 2021

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 set the ISO 100-400 - Using the Lightroom Mobile Camera in Professional Mode.


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-
February 1 - February 7, 2021

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

Due: 100  -Submit Screenshots through Canvas. - February 2. by 11:59pm
In the comments tell me how many images you made for the Project 100 when submitting your Snapshots.

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

Start with your 100.
Rate them narrowing down to 10.
Make an album for the 10.
Use the filter feature to sort out your 10.
Move to the album.
Create sharable URL.
Submit.
 
Be sure to look at the guides below.
 
Make sure you include all of your metadata and make the link set to anyone can view.

 

W2V6 Adobe Lightroom Mobile Rating, Making an Album and Sharing a link.  https://youtu.be/u3qHWHkqiso

LRM GUIDES to get you started - Print These
LRM Create an Album - How to Rate and Review Images https://www.pixelnrg.com/lrm2albumrateguide.pdf
LRM Share a URL - https://www.pixelnrg.com/lrm3shareguide.pdf
LRM Export from Adobe Cloud to the Camera Roll. https://www.pixelnrg.com/lrm4exportcamerarollguide.pdf
If you would like a link with all 4 guides in one big 17 Page PDF send me an email and I will send you a link to the Dropbox PDF.
LRM Sort - How to sort images, including how to put them in the order you want! - https://www.pixelnrg.com/lrmsort.pdf

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


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://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeAfR9hZHymPXTR9Sk-2S0FAbM0WyhIbY  

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 5th to turn this in as an Adobe Spark Presentation (We learn Spark in week 9). I would start this by April 7, 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



Week 4-
February 8 - February 14, 2021

SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT: Saturday February 13, 11am - Kirsten Clarke will be sharing her presentation on line and photography. We will have a live Q&A after the slideshow. Please let me know if you can attend. If you just show up, that is AOK as well. Look for an invite to be sent out on Wednesday February 10th.
**Attending is an extra credit opportunity - 10pts
*OUR next assignment is exploring line in your image making. This presentation will be recorded for all to watch.

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 9, 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 - 17 Pages - Lots of info including the advanced features we look at in a couple of weeks.
After clicking the link go to the 3 little dots on the right to download.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/un0mthshkzlgp1i/LRMeditGuide2021_20.pdf?dl=0

W3V7 Basic Edit in LR Mobile.  https://youtu.be/FTR0N1CDUYA
W3V8 Basics of Using the PicCollage App.  https://youtu.be/E5aEwLk8qkA

Get the PicCollage app link here.  https://piccollage.com/

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 15 - February 21, 2021

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

Due: LRM - 4x4 - Tuesday February 16, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Line -
Introduction to Composition and the Assignment - Lines

https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101---line

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 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?
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 Spark Page. (Presentation) The introduction to Adobe Spark will be in week 8.
You can start gathering images now. Images from past projects are acceptable or you can make new images to fill the requirements.

-Due:  Tuesday, May 4, 2021





Week 6-
February 22 - February 28, 2021

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

Due: Lines - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, February 23, 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-
March 1- March 7, 2021

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 2, by 11:59pm

Assignment: Diptych -
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_diptych
Use images made this semester, explore the Geomety, Selective edits, (Brush, Radial, Linear) and Healing on your images.

Digging Deeper into Lightroom Mobile:
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 - ColorGrading - https://www.pixelnrg.com/lrmcolorgrading.pdf

Hi Everyone, I have completed a 56 page LRM Guide.
Info on all the basic to advanced features found in LRM - Email me for a link to the guide.

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 Tuesday March 23 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 8- March 14, 2021

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

Due: Diptych - Submit 5 diptych files through Canvas - Tuesday, March 9, by 11:59pm

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


W7V14 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.
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 11, 2021
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final
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 4, 2021
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_thetechnical
The Technical will be submitted as an Adobe Spark Page. (Presentation). 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 15- March 21, 2021

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

Due: Color - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, March 16, by 11:59pm

Assignments: Introduction to Adobe Spark. (Presentation)
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_adobesparkpresentation
Submit the Adobe Spark URL through Canvas.

 



 

Week 10-
March 22- March 28, 2021

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

Due: Adobe Spark. (Presentation) Submit the Adobe Spark URL through Canvas. - Tuesday, March 23, by 11:59pm

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

Assignment - Work in Progress - The Final
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

 



Spring Break March 28- April 4, 2021



 

Week 11-
April 5- April 11, 2021

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

Due: Concept Project - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, April 6, by 11:59pm

Assignments: 4x4 Snapseed
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_assignment_snapseed4x4.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.

 

The Final Project/Series - https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_de_final 
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 12-
April 12- April 18, 2021

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

Due: 4x4 Snapseed - Submit 4 files through Canvas - Tuesday, April 13, by 11:59pm
 

Due Work in Progress   - The Final - Submit files through Canvas - Tuesday, April 13, 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

Assignments: Lyrical Vision -https://www.pixelnrg.com/lyricalvision.pdf
 



Week 13-
April 19- April 25, 2021

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

Due: Lyrical Vision - Submit the URL through Canvas - Tuesday, April 20, by 11:59pm
 
REVIEW VIDEO for Multiple Choice Test Next Week 
https://youtu.be/prJfWIUKAfs
 
 



Week 14-
April 25- May 2, 2021

Multiple Choice Exam 
- will be a CANVAS test -

•••Available for 23 hours 58 minutes•••
Tuesday April 27, 2021- 12:01am - 11:59PM



 

Week 15-
May 3- May 9, 2021

Due: The Technical - Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 11:59PM
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho101_thetechnical

All late projects or re-submissions and extra credit are Due by Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 11:59PM
 



 

Finals Week
May 10- May 15, 2021

Due: FINAL Project - Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:59PM