DP 11 – Composite Project

Using your self portrait images and/or newly captured images, create a self-portrait composite image.

Your image must contain 4 self images, a border surrounding your image, a text title with special filter effect, and also opacity. Moreover, Your composite should include good compositional design such as rule of thirds, lines, shapes and avoid things like colour and image merger. 

2. I want you to create a motivational-like poster and if you don’t know what I am talking about, look it up. Before you start, I want you to use Photoshop to create a draft mock up. *MUST BE APPROPRIATE -guys in the back*

PE 11/12 – Leadership Project

1. Choose your groups of 4-5. No more than 5.
2. Select a cultural or national game.
3. Choose one person to register for my blog.

Register

Click register and follow the instructions.

Post your group members, choice of game, and a list of equipment.

Do some research into your game. When you teach you game over two classess (schedule to come) You will need to provide a comprehensive handout as well as demonstrate skill development, progressions, and strategies.

Also, you need to cite your work – meaninng references.

 

Some examples:

1. Kabaddi

2. Bafa Bafa

3. Takra

4. Kite Flying

5. Cricket

6. Jai-Alai

Sharing is caring – Info Tech 9

In a collaborative environment, sharing the work load and research is important in helping each other improve productivity.

Please share some links by posting the urls you have been looking at. Also, describe the value of information associated with this link.

http://www.schooldesigns.com/

http://www.schoolclearinghouse.org/

http://www.designshare.com/index.php/home

http://architecture.about.com/od/schooldesign/ig/Winning-School-Designs/

Here are some examples, have a look at the amount of work and thought put into the planning process.

Happy Friday – DP11

I hope you guys had a great week to ease yourselves into the new year!

A big Thanks to Mr. Stephen, Ms. Heppner, and Mrs. Wright for covering for me.

The best camera is the one in your hand – Chase Jarvis, professional photographer and iphone app inventor. (look him up)

While on this trip many students learned that cellphone cameras are a great alternative and does the trick. Today, you can practice taking pictures of your friends in class and test out the functionality of you phone. As well, try different angles and locations with available light.

*Please bring your fees in next week*

Happy Friday – Web11

I hope you had a great week and you are back in the swing of things!

Please hand in all of necessary files to the s:/drive.

Today is your chance to wrap things up so that we can move on to the next two projects.

Welcome back and Happy New Year folks! – DP11

I hope all of you had a wonderful winter break and new year celebration!

Sorry, no cameras this week.

As we ease into the new year, there are a bunch of house keeping things I would like to take care of.

1. Course Fee $25 is way past due. So far I have 6 fees out of 58. Please pay as soon as possible, hopefully next week when I am back.

2. s:/ drive needs to be cleared. I hope some of you asked for external hard drives for x-mas, but probably not.

3. People who have not handed assignments in must do so, you will not receive credit for your late submissions, but you are still required to hand in all your assignments. If this is you, you need to re-evaluate your decision to continue on with this course.

Today’s lesson:

Flickr

You need to sign up for a free Flickr account. If you already have a Flickr account, great, if not you need one.

There are many Web 2.0 applications that are similar to Flickr like Picassa, Photobucket, and etc. They give you free storage up to a certain quota. Photographers use this product, as well as business, amateurs, hobbyists, or people just wanting to share with friends and family.

The beauty of this and other applications like this is the ability to share and more importantly limit access to only those you wish to share your photos with. Once you create your account, it is a good idea to secure it. (Please, be cautious with what you upload as digital also means forever and just because you delete files does not mean that it is not backed up elsewhere) I will talk more about digital citizenship when I get back.

Rationale for creating an account:

1. Accessibility – you can access your files anywhere with an internet connection

2. Back-up – this is an alternative form of backing up your work without having your storage. But it also give the others (Flickr and internet rovers) access to your files.

3. Security – limit access on demand

4. Sharing – share your work with other like-minded people with the same interests by creating or joining groups. Also, tagging your photos for searching.

5. Reflection – allow others like peers and friends to comment on your work. Photographers are life-long learners and different people have different perspectives. Similarly, what you see today may change tomorrow. Photographers are always examining others work and comparing and contrasting with their own. There are always new techniques and different skills to learn in perfecting your craft.

What you need to do for this week:

1. Create a Flickr account.

2. Hand in all un-submitted work.

3. Migrate your 5 best photos from the exposure assignment and 2 best from your self-portrait to Flickr. Please tag your files.

4. Open this doc file and define the terms. (You will get a quiz at the end of next week)

5. Exploring themes – Look at the following websites and portfolios:

 http://www.stanseatonphotography.co.uk/index.php

http://www.tomhoops.com/

http://jeremycowart.com/site.html

http://www.agnieszkaczarnocka.pl/

http://www.chrisphelps.com/site/index.php

http://www.claytonbozard.com/#/client/template.xml?aaa=home

http://www.isabelle-ribeiro.com/

http://www.johnmorrisphoto.com/

http://www.worldinmylens.com/index.php

 

These photographers are obviously passionate about their work. What do you think inspires them? What inspires you? Tell me which photographer you like and why? In exploring others’ work, ask yourself how can you recreate this? This is the sense of inquiry that make photographers intrinsically life-long learners.

Now you need to begin thinking about what you are passionate about and what you would like to include in your portfolio. Also, we will examine a number of themes this year such as landscape, portrait, macro, black and white, and etc.

Find some photographer links and share your favourites by posting links on my blog. You will first need to register for an account.

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My little one at Killarney Pool.

Welcome Back and Happy New Year! – Web 11

Hi folks!

I hope you had an awesome winter break!

This week you will be completing your websites and have them submitted to the s:/ drive for me.

This week you will need to find Flash websites and talk about what you like about them.

You need to post some links on this post.

When I get back, we will be starting right away with Flash CS4. You might want to tinker around with it and familiarize yourself with the interface.

If you have completed all your work, you should work on photoshop to perfect a logo or your composite skills (combining multiple pictures to one).