DP11 – Our little field trip and your instructions for today.

I was really pleased with the pictures you have created on 37th. There was a buzz of activity and I saw many of you become more engaged in the theoretical and experiential process.

Also, I was inspired by your enthusiasm as I really believe that you are beginning to understand the essential concepts of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Moreover, I really enjoyed our mini conversations regarding composition and angles to frame your pictures.

Hopefully, we will have more beautiful sun-filled days.

Adobe Lightroom 2.5 is now installed and ready to go. Please remember to bring your flash drives and external hard drives to class next day so that we can organize your photos.

Your assignment for Thursday:

Today, I would like you to watch the tutorials on the website below and experiment with Adobe Lightroom 2.5. Next day, I am going to distribute your picture for you to work on.

http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/lightroom/articles/lir2am_videotutorials.html

When you open the application, it will ask you to create a database. Please create one on your flash drive or external hard drive. Note, Lightroom does not like network drives so it will not work on your h:/ drive or s:/ drive.

I would like to leave you with this picture I took while doing a family walk a couple of weekends ago. Can you tell me where this is taken from?

by Zhi Su

by Zhi Su

Lego – Getting focussed…

After a disappointing display of effort and productivity during our last show and tell, I think we need to critically reflect upon our plan of action.

First of all, you and your group members need to evaluate your daily, weekly, and monthly goals. With four to five group members, there should be a buzz of activity with each individual contributing to their strengths. Each member comes with specific talents and resources, it is your job to identify them and use them to your advantage.

That said, I would like you to comment on your re-framed plan of action and how you intend to maximize your group’s potential.

Who will lead yuor group? Who is responsible for what? And how you intend to complete all the missions by February?

Lego – Research Project

Please post a comment stating your current status regarding your project:

1. topic of research –  mode of transportation

2. where you intend to do research

3. what type of presentation are you planning to do ie. poster, powerpoint, or other.

Please be specific with your responses so that I can help point you in the right direction.

Also, post your initial thoughts on the topic.