• Photography 2 - Assignments


    Project #15 - Final Project - Theme of Choice - (10% of FINAL AVERAGE, 50% of FINAL EXAM)

    • A Theme of Choice, where you invest thought, research, and time based on an idea that is near and dear to your heart. Create a series of images to express your theme of choice.
    • This may work hand-in-hand with our research project emulation (#4), or other projects of interest throughout the semester.
    • This is a series that will be due and presented either at the art show (May 21) using an artist statement/ interpretation, or the last week of school (June 10-13) as a presentation to peers (video, oral presentation, slideshow, display, etc.)
    • Examples: Project 562Annie Liebovitz- portraiture328 Photo ThemesProject IdeasCreative Photo Ideas


    Final Exam Review on Schoology - Complete at least once from 5/23 to 5/29 (5 pts- use best score)


    Project 13 - Paint Chip Interpretation - Description/ Notes

    • Project: Create a series of 5 photos that interprets a photo sample color visually, as well as uses that specific color within the work in some way. Use the hexadecimal code to grab your perfect color. Share photos with class on 5/31.
    • Camera Skills: Student Choice
    • Photoshop Tools: Student Choice
    • DUE: 5/29
    • Links: Color Chips Palette Paint Colors


    Project 13 - Iphoneography - Description/ Notes

    • Project: Complete a photo series of at least 5 good photos competely on your phone, including the editing process. ( Some examples of phone apps include Snapseed, Alien Sky, and Sky Lab). Try to use an app you have never used before, and find a new way to edit with it. Share your photos, app, and new skill with the class on 5/31.
    • Artist: Julian Calverly
    • Camera Skills: Student Choice
    • Photoshop Tools: Student Choice
    • DUE: 5/29
    • Links: Iphoneography: : 2, 3, 4, 5


    Project 13- Scavenger Hunt Reboot - List of Items

    • Project: Use our new list and try to get at least 20... Quality (exposure, composition) and originality count. Contest for the most from the list with the best quality.
    • DUE: 5/31


    Project 13- Video - Portfolio of Work or Film - Description/ Notes

    • Project: Create a 1-2 minute video. It could be a video portfolio of your best photo work or of your final theme, a fun group project, or a film. Include titles, audio, and transitions.
    • DUE: 5/31
    • Links: Interesting Ideas:Photo SequenceMotion 


    FINAL EXAM: Multiple Choice (50) (5/30) & Final Project (Project 15) (6/14-including display or presentation)






    Sem 2:

    Project 1 - Winter Photography (4 pts) - Description/ Notes (1)


    Project #2 - Tutorial - Melon head Using Selection Tools

    • Use the the written tutorial or video tutorial explaining how to use the following selection tools: elliptical marquee, repositioning, drawing a selection from the center, moving, duplication, keyboard shortcut, arrow keys, magic wand, lasso, adding and subtracting, magnetic lasso, transform tools, combining selection tools, cropping (4 pts)
    • Create a cheat sheet (digital or handwritten) that shows the icon and describes each selection tool, as well as keyboard shortcuts (1 pt)
    • DUE; 2/14


    Project #3 - HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Sublime Locations - Description/ Notes (1)


    Project 4 - Artist Research (4) and Emulation (1) - Description/ Notes

    • Project: Complete research (see notes) to provide basic biography (1), style (1), artworks (1), biography (0.5), plan for emulation (0.5), and photo emulation (1).
    • Artist: See Links, Sign up for YOUR artist HERE
    • Vocab: Analysis, Interpretation, style, subject matter, composition, theme, emulation
    • Camera Skills: varies by style chosen
    • Photoshop Tools:  varies by style chosen
    • Emulation & DUE: 3/8
    • Links: Famous Photographers 1, 27 Famous Photographers, More Photographers


    Project 5 - Creating Drama and Narrative with Light  - Description/ Notes (1)


    Quiz Review on Kahoot - open 3/17-3/20

    Quiz #1 on Schoology - 3/21

    Project 6 - Bokeh - Description/ Notes

    • Project: Create at least 4 bokeh images. At least 2 should be in camera-created light. You may also use some of the bokeh hacks- selecting image and placing into bokeh, using bokeh on computer screen and placing object in front of it, changing bokeh shape. Grading is based on: quality (exposure, clarity, tonal range), creativity (original solutions, not copying other teams), variety of solutions.
    • Artist: Beautiful Examples
    • Vocab: bokeh, Product Photography
    • Camera Skills: aperture, focal length, manual focus
    • Photoshop Tools: Bokeh Composite, Using Channels to Create a Mask, Bokeh Hack #2
    • Review Notes & Photos: DUE: 3/26
    • Links: Photo Extremist bokeh


    Project 7 - Photo retouching (9) - Description/ Notes (1)


    Week of April 1-5 - Work week to get caught up on edits, past due work, and start final theme

    Project 8 - David Hockney-style Collage (4) - Description/ Notes (1)

    • Project: After learning about artist David Hockney and viewing several of his photo collages, choose two subjects to photograph so you can create TWO (40+ photos each) David Hockney inspired artworks. Consider the three different ways he took his images:

      1-straight forward images           2-showing image over time        3-different perspectives in one image

    • Artist: David Hockney
    • Vocab: Cubism, Joiners, Collage
    • Camera Skills: Overlapping Photos
    • Photoshop Tools: Photomerge, Adjustment Layers, Layer Effects (Stroke, Drop Shadow), Contact Sheet
    • Career: Forensic Photographer
    • DUE: 4/18
    • Links: David HockneyHockney Photo JoinersHow To site, David Hockney- A tributary website, David Hockney- The official website


    Quiz #2 - 4/17 (Bokeh, Photo Restoration, Color)


    Project 9 - Life in Color - Monochromatic (2) and Complementary Colors (2) - Description/ Notes (1)

    • Project: Construct 2 monochromatic color photos and 2 complementary colored photos of a subject of choice. Use selective placement, filters, color correction, or saturation methods of choice to enhance your color.
    • Artist: Sandy Skoglund, Steve McCurry, National Geographic Life in Color, Monochromatic Household Objects, Inspirational Color Photographers
    • Vocab: Color Properties: Hue, Value/Lightness, Saturation; Color Schemes: Monochromatic, Complementary, Analogous; Unity/ Harmony, Contrast; Color Psychology
    • Camera Skills: White Balance, Selective Focus
    • Photoshop Tools: Sponge, Adjustment Layers: Photo Filters, Color Balance, Blending Modes
    • Career: Industrial/ Commercial Photographer
    • DUE: 4/18
    • Links: Color Theory in Photography, Color Theory 2


    Project 10 - Watercolor Effect - Description/ Notes

    • Project: Complete 1 practice artwork using found watercolor and found photo (1 pt) and 1 original project (3 pts) using mixed media with watercolor paint you create and your own photo. You will be graded for originality, craftsmanship, and overall appeal of composition and exposure. Notes= 1 point.
    • Artist: Aliza Razell
    • Vocab: Exposure, Compositional Techniques: Tonal Balance, Rule of Thirds, Disappearing Lines into Corners, Leading Lines, Vertical =Strength, Horizontal = Calm, Curves = Grace/ Beauty, Diagonal = Action, Show Space/ Overlapping, Selective Clarity
    • Camera Skills: filters (nd, graduated, polarizing, UV, effects, homemade)
    • Photoshop Tools: Create Photoshop Brush, Masking, Channel Mask, Layers
    • Review Notes: DUE: 5/3
    • Links: Watercolor Ideas

    Project 11 - Animal, Child Portraiture or Kehinde Wiley-style  - Description/ Notes

    • Project: Take 2+ of photos that show your subject(s)’ personality. Be sure that each is different from the others. Some ideas include: action/outdoor, sleeping, posed, interaction with another person/animal, funny, costume, etc. Edit the 2 best images (=2 points). Also, photograph and interesting pattern that you can incorporate into your own Kehinde Wiley inspired portrait. One portrait and pattern will be used to create a Kehinde Wiley-style portrait, whether you chose person or animal (=2 points).
    • Artist: Elliot Erwitt, Anne Geddes, William Wegman, 2, Kehinde Wiley
    • Camera Skills: Review: Focal Point, Unusual Angle, Exposure Triangle, Iso, Aperture, Speed
    • Photoshop Tools:  Pen Tool, Masking with Pen Tool, Editing for good exposure
    • DUE: 5/10
    • Links:  10 Pet Photo Tips, 13 Tips, Photograph Children, Videos: Kid Photos, Child Photography, Pet PhotographySPCA

    Project 12 - Art Show Prep (5) and Artist Statement (2) - Description/ Notes

    Quiz #3  - 5/23 (Hockney, Watercolor, Animal/Child/Wiley, Art Show)




    Marking Period #1

    Syllabus/ Camera Agreement - DUE Fri 9/7

    Camera Parts and Functions - Basic Test - In Class

    Proj 1 - Scavenger Hunt -  LIST

    • Vocab: focal point, exposure
    • Camera Skills - basic camera parts, proper stance, P mode, clear focus, rule of thirds, unusual angles, 6 tips, ISO
    • Photoshop tools: histogram, cropping (with rule of thirds), proper exposure- adjustment layers: levels, curves, color correction
    • DUE: Thurs 9/20: 25 different photos (no same/similar from team member)(2=image, 2=clear focus, corrected exposure/color)
    • Review Notes: DUE 10/1 

    Proj 2 - Nature Photography - Description

    • Vocab: aperture, depth of field (wide DOF & shallow DOF), focal point, Av, f stop, exposure, panoramic, vertoramic
    • Camera Skills: adjusting aperture and focus, manual focus
    • Photoshop Tools: panorama, vertorama, panoramic planet, selective blur, adjustment layers: b&w, color filter, special effects filters
    • DUE: Fri 10/5: 1) One landscape wide dof 2) One panoramic landscape wide dof 3) One vertoramic landscape wide dof 4) Best nature macro shallow dof 5) Best nature macro wide dof 6) Photoshop Blur effect on one image 7) One Panormaic Planet 8) One High Contrast B&W 9) One color Filter photo 10) One special effect filter image
    • Review Notes: DUE 10/12

    Proj 3 - Portraiture with Lighting - Description/Notes

    • Vocab: 3 point and 4 point lighting system, key light, fill light, back light, background light, underlight, silhouette, high key, low key, chiaroscuro, well lit, green screen
    • Camera Skills: manual lighting techniques, tripod, backdrop use, using aperture and ISO to control lighting
    • Photoshop Tools: adjustment layers: levels, curves, color balance
    • DUE: Fri 10/19: One edited of each: underlight, silhouette, high key, low key, chiaroscuro, well lit, green screen
    • Review Notes: DUE 10/24

    Quiz Review: Notes from Camera Basics & Proj 1 & 2- Mon 10/15

    Quiz #1: Tues 10/16

    Proj 4 - Photoshop Portrait Special Effects Unit for Halloween - Description/Notes

    • Vocab: selective color, desaturation, invert, gradient
    • Camera Skills: use photos from last project
    • Photoshop Tools: adjustment layers, mask, blending modes, opacity, sponge, selection tools, transform, color filter, gradient tool
    • DUE: 10/31
    • Review Notes: 11/2 (write in notes from videos as needed to help you do the techniques)

    Proj 5 - Hi-Speed Photography - Description/Notes

    File Management: Delete unused photos from student folder, convert PSD to jpg if done editing (compresses file size)

    PRINT folder- put at LEAST one photo for print- mount, tag, and hang piece


    Project 6 - Motion Sequence - Description/ Notes

    • Series Photo Collage (5 pts), Abstract-Futurism (3 pts), In One Photo (5 pts), gif animation (2 pts)
    • Artist: Eadweard Muybridge
    • Vocab: Sequence, Futurism, Grid, Guidelines, Transform, Maintain Aspect Ratio, Blending Mode, Keyframe, Gif Animation, 
    • Camera Skills: speed setting, Continuous Burst with Self-Timer, tripod use
    • Photoshop Tools: Grid, Guidelines, Transform Tools, Blending modes, Layer Opacity, Motion Timeline, Saving gif files, Image Size, Resolution
    • DUE: 12/19
    • Review Notes: DUE: 12/17
    • Links: Action sequence photography, How toHow to 2, Anton Guilio Bragaglia- FuturismCreate Animated Gif


    Quiz #3 - 12/19


    Thurs/ Fri: Special Activity: Mini Photo Infinity Cube, Better Explanation


    Project 7 - Long Exposure Photography - Description/ Notes


    FINAL EXAM REVIEW: Tues 1/22


    FINAL EXAM: Wed  1/23

    Finish Long Exposure Photography, Clean student share folders, Display new photos