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!
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.
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.
Deadlines are very important. You book submissions are due today (May 31st), you must create an archive file with you containing folder with pics to me. Otherwise, I will not be able to submit your book.
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.
You need to create an ID plate for Lightroom. Use Adobe Fireworks CS4 for this project. Make sure you use a transparent background as it will impact the final result of your web gallery as well as prints.
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.
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
planes & trains
in the workplace
paganism & religion
abandoned and discarded
steel & glass
sculpture & monuments
graffiti & street art
churches & graveyards
crime and crime-fighting
Festival of Light
New Year’s Day
sky and cloud
water in motion
at the park
mountains & valleys
in the garden
play of light
arms and legs
trees and wood
fog and mist
time of day
peace & tranquility
strife & war
power & control
death & rebirth
fear & unease
form & techniques
the S curve
Rule Of Thirds
in the movies
depth of field
out of place
trashed and grunge
3. Create 50 or more images associated with your themes of choice.
Need some inspiration?
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)