DP 11/12 Low Visibility

My view in HDR with sun in the distance.

Trying to get some good shots from the top, but the visibility is still very low. I am hoping for some sunshine as it is absolutely amazing on a clear day.

Download this pan.zip file to your desktop and unzip it by double clicking it.

Start Photoshop. Click File > Click Automate > Browse files and play with the rest. Try Auto first and then experiment with the other options. Crop When finished.

Note: it may take a while to render – be patient!

DP11/12 – Greetings From The Top of the World at Sun Peaks!

There is me standing in the bottom right-hand corner

Hi folks,

Welcome back to school! I hope you have all had a restful and relaxing holiday break with family and friends.

Perhaps, you may have been really nice and received a shiny new camera from Santa.

December was pretty hectic with the Holiday Madness, Joker Classic, concerts and assemblies. Many of you need a little more time to catch up and this is your opportunity. For those of you who are on pace, well done.

Checklist:

1. Composition #1 and #2

2. Optimize 10 pictures from Girls’ Joker Classic and 10 from Boys.

3. Draft a proposal for your eportfolio.

note: along the way I will teach you more photoshop

The next assignment will be an ongoing one and that is you eportfolio. Remember, real photographers make images not take take them. Your eportfolio will consist of 100 pictures, but they need to be contemplate and thought of in your mind.

Check this link. 365 photos in 365 days. Every picture is planned and he blogs about how they are made and the inspiration for them. Begin designing your 100 images and I will help you with tips when I get back.

For next day, I am going to take some pictures and teach you how to stitch with pictures from Sun Peaks to make a panorama.

DP11 – Camera Sign-out

New policy:

Only two cameras will be signed out at a time. There will be a sign-out process and you will be responsible for returning the cameras when you are supposed to – as promised. If this is too hard for you, don’t sign out a camera. The consequence for not returning it on time will be a loss of privileges.

This new policy is a direct result of irresponsible people who have failed to return cameras on time resulting in others not being able to do their work, totally inconsiderate – in my mind.

In addition, there are a couple of chargers that have yet to be returned.

Thematic Proposal

Please submit a written proposal for your thematic themes of choice.

You need to hand in a list of 5 themes. Why you chose these themes and why they resonate with you. They should be well thought out and should be deeply personal to you – a more student centered approach because I want the images to be significant for you. What types of image you intend to create.

Please keep in mind that you are not restricted to the ones I listed. Think outside the box.

This should be a one pager.

DP11 – Themes and ePortfolio

We are at the final stretch of the course. The last few projects are more on the self-directed side which means you will have to learn to manage your own time. I cannot stress that enough as some of you have been struggling with this all year long. Do not leave things till the last minute as I will not be so lenient down the home stretch. ***ALL DEADLINES ARE FIRM***

$30 Course Fee by April 30

There will be a number of concurrent projects for the last term.
1. Polar Coordinates – 2 images due Monday March 29

2. Thematic Proposal – Written document is due Wednesday March 24

Choose 5 themes – 10 images for each theme each image must be unique in terms of subject, colour, and composition. Apply theories of exposure and composition when creating these images. Discuss why you chose these theme and why they resonate with you.

the human environment
local streetscape
famous places
bridges
the automobile
planes & trains
cooking
dining out
urban macro
children
elders
in the workplace
paganism & religion
city hall
at home
abandoned and discarded
high tech
the hospital
paint
advertising
steel & glass
sports
shopping
music
sculpture & monuments
paths
vacation
bath-time
humour
skyline
neon
graffiti & street art
churches & graveyards
metal
travel
signs
party time!
family
student days
fashion shot
crime and crime-fighting
other photographers

seasonal
Christmas
Easter
Labour Day
Hallowe’en
Festival of Light
New Year’s Day
spring
summer
autumn
winter
time

nature
sky and cloud
water in motion
underwater
weather
wild outdoors
nature macro
domestic animals
wildlife
at the park
mountains & valleys
in the garden
play of light
hands
eyes
hair
arms and legs
flowers
trees and wood
fog and mist

time of day
sunset
sunrise
morning
evening
twilight
night

emotions
peace & tranquility
strife & war
happiness
sadness
love
hate
power & control
solitude
friendship
death & rebirth
fear & unease

form & techniques
circles
movement
openings
barriers
filtered
simplicity
long exposure
flash
illusionist
double exposure
self-portrait
HDR
chaos
repetition
photojournalism
contrast
symmetry
spirals
reflection
distortion
the S curve
Rule Of Thirds
in the movies
negative space
upside down
depth of field
unusual perspective
vanishing point
texture
silhouettes
shadows
exactly seven
out of place
transparency
trashed and grunge

colours
red
orange
green
yellow
blue
violet
mostly black
mostly white
complementary colours
contrasting colours

3. Create 50 or more images associated with your themes of choice.

Need some inspiration?

http://www.cooliris.com/

http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/themes.asp

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/activity/npci/npci2008-2009/gallery.htm

http://www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com

http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/1005/

http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&w=getty&q=themes&m=text

4. Update your flickr portfolio regularly as you will have to share at the end of term.

5. Create a web gallery with Lightroom (HTML or Flash) and submit to the s:/ drive for upload – Monday, May 31.

6. Self-assessment and a critique (more on this later) April 15.

7. Five Favs – Submit 5 of your favourite images you have created this year for a book I will be putting together by Monday, May 31.

8. Original Photoshop composition due Friday, June 1.

More tutorials will be available on the s:/ drive.

(More detailed instruction to follow)