Friday, June 10, 2011
2. Your final exam includes one print of one of your location shoots. This print must be matted and handed in with the three handouts that were provided for each photographic location.
3. All three locations photographs must be properly posted for your final mark.
4. Make sure that the instructor has checked you work and accepted your your as meeting the standards expressed in your notes and outcomes. It may be the case that you will be expected to repeat the assigment if the quality of the photo does not meet the expectations.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Assignment no. 1 (portrait)
Backlight: This means that your subject is in the shadow and your light source is behind the subject. Appropriate compensation must be documented….changes that you are making to ensure good exposure in the fore ground.
Options: exposure adjustment, flash (fill), reflector, other….
Do not compensate in Photoshop.
Assignment 2 (portrait)
Low light situation…………..no flash…must compensate.
This is typically indoors with minimal light from a window source or artificial light.
Critical are the values in the shadow areas….must have details. Sharpness is critical.
What are the adjustments???
Assignment 3 (still life or portrait)
This is a depth of field and rule of thirds assignment.
Use both of these design elements to create an image that will have the center of interest at one of the intersections on the rule of thirds grid.
The focus must be sharp and the background must be soft focus.
What are the changes that you have to make on the camera and the lens???
How do you avoid camera shake?
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The example below is a layout that is in the form of a spread ( a two page layout ). The photograph in the background provides the opportunity to place type in an area of the image tha is purposely out of focus. The image is shot with the rule of thirds in place. the sharp area of the image on the left provides content while the part of the image on the right is out of focus in order that type can be placed.
Monday, May 2, 2011
2. Depth of field and rule of thirds still life. ( close up )
3. Research of artist photographer. ( includes example, bio, your impression and discussion regarding the aesthics involved.
4. Shoot to script assignment ( includes Indesign layout )
5. Long term of portfolio assignment ( contract and commitment to the subject )
6.Layout project - determining and defining mood from stock images ( Review Channel Mixer)
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Diane Arbus ( 1923 – 1971 )
Diane Arbus continues to be a controversial figure in the brief history of photography as an art form. She continues to have admirers and critics of her photographs. There are those who believe that she exploited the marginal in society, and depicted the elements of the human psyche that elicited shock and horror to enhance her own artistic career. Then, there are those who believe that she opened a view to the world of individuals that had not been seen and or appreciated. Whichever point of view one takes, her photographs remain controversial and a cornerstone in the development of photography as a 'fine art'. She has opened a door to human conditions that were culturally taboo and has initiated the visual exploration of the human experience that has now become acceptable and appreciated. Like so many individuals that pursue the act of taking photographs as a personal documentation, she has believed that she was taking photographs that no one else would.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
3. 6 photos of close ups use the wide open setting and determine you depth of field with stationary objects.
Your portfolio can be of a more commercial oriented theme or it may be a more artistic or individual approach which demonstrates you artist vision or point of view. Consider the examples of portfolios that are provided in the link list to help you determine what is meant by an aesthetic approach.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
First steps in cleaning up your digital images
- Levels – value changes
- Colour balance
- Contrast / brightness
- Check against neutral background
- Adjust sharpen
- Use lens distortion if required
- Dodge and burn
- Quick mask – blur
Mode change? Options include: greyscale, duotone, index colour, halftone etc.
The top image is one that has not been altered. The image below has been altered using the series of protocols to cleanup and enhance the composition. Also, we used the technique of several layers that had been adjusted and then earse the layers that we did not wish to be visible. Using several photoshop layers with spicific characteristics such as saturation, contrat, blur etc. we can intuitively add and subtract the qualities we desire.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Top image photographed in sunny day with window.
Bottom image photographed in cloudy day with same window.
None of these images were altered and illustrate the different qualities of light on a day to day basis. In both cases these photographs tonal range could be improved.
Your green screen assignment can begin with an image that you have selected and wish to replicate in the studio or it can begin with an image that is the background. if you choose to use the background image first, you must think about how the lighting will match the lighting in the scene that you have selected. The goal of this assignment is to make you sensitive to the kind of light that is required to make a close match to the forground and the background. Using photoshop manipulations can assist you in making the match more realistic