Friday, February 17, 2017

Sequence Reading and Examples

Group 10-shot Sequence: A sequence is a series of shots connected together as part of a whole scene.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

Example 4:

10-12 different action oriented shots

· Insert Shot

· Reaction Shot (cutaway)

Shoot a master shot of the whole sequence beginning to end

· Shoot every shot three different times from three different angles

· Raw Footage will be graded

· Edited video should include fade in/out, title, music, sound effects, and credits over black

No jump cuts

No continuity errors

Do not cross the Axis Line

All shots in focus. 
To receive credit at all on this assignment you cannot have any errors. All groups must edit sequences individually.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tourism Magazine Assignment

You work for a tourism magazine. 
 Your job as the Photojournalist for the Tourism Magazine is to take pictures that will encourage people to visit or move to a specific town or neighborhood. In other words, you need to take pictures of everything this town or neighborhood has to offer. 
  • Take (literally) a few hundred pictures in Shoreline/Lake Forest Park or the location of your choice. 
  •  Please try to get to at least five or six locations within Shoreline/Lake Forest Park or your location of choice.
  • Shoot landscape, portrait, pattern, shadow, action, macro, candid, and abstract shots.
  • Try to shoot as many of the Elements of Design as possible:unity, texture, line, form, contrast, color, texture, balance, rhythm, positive/negative space.
    The Principles of Design in Photography | Trent Sizemore Photography
  • Don't forget about all the parks, trails, streams, nightlife, coffee shops, and even some of the stores.
  • If you are leaving over mid-winter breaking to some place interesting (like Maui) you can do the assignment on vacation.
  • You will shoot pictures around Shoreline/Lake Forest Park on Thursday, February 16. You can use these for your final product or keep these pictures as practice. You must turn in a contact sheet when you return to class.
  • You will turn in two 48 picture contact sheets when you return from mid-winter break.

At the end of the assignment you will turn in 10 high quality images. You will name each image using the Element of Design that fits best.

 To receive an A you must go to a variety of locations, shoot a variety of interesting subjects, use a variety of the Elements and Principles of Design.

Manual Work Photo 1/2

  • You can shoot anywhere within walking distance of the Shorecrest campus.
  • All pictures should showcase your ability to shoot with proper composition, which includes rule of thirds, proper headroom, and leading the subject.

  1. Regular Action Shooting
Place the camera in Manual mode.
Shoot 30-40 pictures of moving subjects using traditional fast shutter speeds (usually 1/250-1/2000). The entire picture should be in focus.
Have your subjects repeat the same action over and over. Adjust the aperture as needed to ensure proper lighting. 
Don’t forget to show faces.
Your goal is to get 10-12 great shots. Keep shooting until you feel you have at least 10-12 great shots.

Suggested activities to shoot: someone running across the field, someone doing jumping jacks, someone doing back handsprings or other gymnastic moves, or (if you have any sporting equipment) take pictures of someone playing catch with a football, baseball, or Frisbee etc.

  1. Depth of Field Practice

Put the camera in manual (aperture mode).
Shoot 10 Shots of the exact same subject from the exact same angle.
Adjust the Aperture from low to high between each shot.
Start at a wide open aperture setting of f4.0 and work your way down to f29.
I would suggest shooting a flower or tree close up with something else in the deep background.

Friday, February 10, 2017

AP Photo: Take 10 Photos a Day for a Week

Beginning today, Friday February 10, you will take 10 pictures a day, for 1 week, totaling 70 pictures.  This also means that you will need to shoot 20 images over the weekend. There is no theme for this assignment.  Your images can be of any subject matter.  You can take the pictures during school (in class) or after school (out of class). The following week you will edit your images in Photoshop (basic color corrections, cropping, editing, etc.). 
You will turn these images in on a Contact Sheet.  Each image will be labeled in Photoshop with a title that should include the date each photo was taken.  I will check to make sure you have turned your images in on a daily basis.
This assignment is designed to get you thinking about subjects & concepts you enjoy to photograph.   This will help you to begin to brainstorm your ideas for your AP portfolio.

Due: February 17
Naming convention _70photos

Your grade for this assignment will be based on several factors:
  • Completion of each image.
  • Turned in on time (formative)
  • The quality and creativity of your 70 images
  • Your choice of which photos to possibly use for your portfolio (summative).

Monday, February 06, 2017

Photo 1/2 Manual Camera Information and Shutter Speed Assigmment

Please watch and take notes on the following video:

Manual Settings Video

Please read and take notes:

Please click on the link below and adjust only the shutter moving it from .5 sec to 1/4000. Clip snap photo after each movement.

30-35 minutes after class has started you will find your partner as listed below. You are NOT allowed to switch partners.
Digital Photo 2 students will explain shutter speed to their partner throughout the remainder of the period.
You will get a DSLR camera and turn in to Tv mode (shutter priority). Make sure you have a memory card in the camera.
As a class you will walk to the back gym and do the following assignment with your partner only.

  • The photo one student will use the camera first.
  • Have your Photo 2 partner repeat the same action (fast movement) over and over again. Take pictures and try to capture the action in focus.
  • Change the shutter speed after every shot. Start at 1/2500 and work your way down to 1 second.
  • Photo 2 person assist as needed.
  • Take 30-36 pictures
  • Do not delete any pictures, even the blurry ones.
  • Photo 2 person then completes the same assignment.
Turn in a 4*6 Contact Sheet at the end of the period called "Last Name_First Name_Shutter Practice." Photo 2 students can assist with contact sheets as needed.

2nd Period Partners:

Jasmin, Luka and Nathaniel A.
Ricardo and Jack A.
Madeline, Oliver and Anna
Kristin,Isaac, and Faith
Hamoon and Kegan
Naseem and Esmeralda
Nate and Brandon
Jordan and Chloe
Blake and Brad
Colin and Zeth
Omar and Maurice
David Rodolf can assist as needed

4th Period Partners:

Morgan and Langley
Sydney and Keith
Emma and Paige
Lymer and Kay
Heather and Kobe
Livia and Valerie
Julia and Evan
Charlie and David
Nate I. and Marian
Madison and Marisa
Beatrice and Julia
Donovan and Finn
Jonathan, Abel, and Emily

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Photo 1/2 Photo Review

Photo Review

When you return to class please upload your pictures, name the picture in the category it belongs (for example landscape 1 or color contrast 2) and then create a 4*6 contact sheet called “Composition 2”. Photo 1 students please add the name of your Photo 2 tutor at the end of the assignment name.
Please fill the frame in every single shot.

Number of Photos Needed
Composition or Element of Design
Wide Shot
Foreground, Mid-Ground, Background
Leading Lines
Lines that lead directly to a subject
Repeating objects/subjects.
2 or more objects/subjects that create a picture under one theme
Using objects in the shot to frame (border) a specific subject
Rule of Thirds
One main subject shot just off center

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to Connect to Vidstore Server

Click on desktop background
Select Go in the menu up top
Type Vidstore
Select Connect to server
Type Vidstore
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
Select SC Video classes
Place video in Period 1

Day 1 Photo 1/2

You will partner up with a Photo 1 or Photo 2 student.
You will shoot pictures for 30 minutes outside or on the first floor.
You need four different images for each of the following compositions or element of design:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Balance
  • Color Contrast
  • Proportion
You will turn in a 4*4 Contact Sheet called Composition 1 into the Vidstore Server.

Importing Pictures and Creating Contact Sheet in Adobe Bridge


  • Make a folder on your desktop called Composition 1 (you will change the folder name for each assignment)
  • Plug in your camera to the computer or place your memory card into the back of the computer in the horizontal SC Card slot.
  •  Import your pictures by first opening Image Capture. Image capture is location in the Applications folder. You can also search for it in the upper right hand corner and open it there.
  • You should see your pictures in Image Capture. Select on the pictures you want to import and make sure you notice where you are saving the pictures to the composition 1 folder on your computer. You can shift+click or command+click to select on specific pictures.



How to create a Contact Sheet in Adobe Bridge

1. Make sure you imported pictures using Image Capture
2. Select on the folder.
3. Open Adobe Bridge CS6

4. On left hand side find your folder and select it.
6. Select the files down below so that they show up in the Preview section. You can select the pictures via lasso, shift key, or command key.
7. On the right hand side select Output. Make sure .pdf is selected. Columns and rows will vary.
  • 6 pictures means columns and rows=2*3
  • 12 pictures means columns and rows=3*4
  • 20 pictures means columns and rows 4*5
  • 24 pictures means columns and rows=4*6
Make sure document is set to:

 8. Click save in the lower right hand corner. Save to your pictures folder.
9. Upload .pdf Contact Sheet to the Vidstore Server in the Classes folder.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Digital Photo: First Week Composition Reading and Homework

Digital Photo: First Week Composition Reading and Homework

This is not a writing intensive course, but there is some reading the first couple weeks of class.
Please take notes on the bold faced words as you read from the links below. You will be shooting the various composition elements this weekend and next week. We will also have a quiz on this material as well.
Bring your cameras to class every day.

In Class reading:

The Principles of Design in Photography | Trent Sizemore Photography

(Take quizzes at the end of each section below) Start reading at "Strive for Feeling of Unity"

The Elements and Principles of Design

This week and next week during class you will shoot 24-36 pictures with at least six different subjects.
Please shoot four  Rule of Thirds shots, four texture shots, four color contrast shots, four balance shots, four leading lines shots and four frame within a frame (using other objects to frame your subject) shots.

Homework: Do the same assignment above except use subjects and objects away from school.
  • 15 INTERESTING shots using all four techniques described above. Some people will take 40-80 pictures for 15 good ones.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How to export from MAYA and then import to Premiere

Export From Maya Into Premiere

Animation: Export From Maya to Adobe Premiere

Before you export please make sure that your Maya animation project is at least 300 frames and that your animation does something interesting or engaging.

(You can see the pictures better by clicking on each icon).

1st Click on the Render Settings Button in the upper center of the screen.
Next, change your settings to match the one's listed below.

Make sure you are exporting your pictures as TIFF files and that name.#.ext is used.
Also, don't forget to change your starting and ending frames.

You can export four different camera angles so that you can change angles in Premiere.
You will need to export four different times to get each angle.
Next, click out of the Render Settings Box and go to Render in the top Maya menu.
First, click Rendering in the upper left hand corner:
Next, choose Render and Batch Render.

It will take a few minutes to Render your pictures each time you Render a different angle.
Your images will show here:
Create a new folder within this folder for each angle. For example, you could call the folder "Angle 1" or you could call it "Perspective View."

Next, open Adobe Premiere.
Create a new Sequence that is DSLR 1080p24

Go to the Adobe Premiere User Preferences in the upper left hand corner of the screen and click 'General Settings'. Please change the still frame duration to one frame:
Next, import your pictures into Premiere by going to File>Import>Folder
You will need to import each angle separately. Make sure each angle is in a different folder.

Finally, place your pictures in the order you want on the timeline.
You will Next, add music and sound effects as needed.
Don't forget to create a title and credits at the beginning and end.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Candid Photography Assignment

10 great Candid tips:

11 Candid Tips:

24 Candid Homework pictures due Friday January 20th (take your camera everywhere)
24 picture non-SC Candid pictures due at of the class on Wednesday, January 18

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Animation and Photo: Tech Prep

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