DP11 – February 22, 2010

Hi folks,

For today, you need to hand in your panoramic images. If you are finished, you may have free time or you can create a composite banner for the multicultural show that will be featured on our website.

The dimensions need to be 500 x 200 (width by height in pixels).

Your pictures have been uploaded to the s:/ drive for you located in the Feb22Import in the Handout folder with the exception of two cameras because they out. Please return the two cameras to my TOC.

DP11 – Panorama Images

Still waiting to get my lens cap back!!!

Your next assignment entails creating two panoramic images.

One needs to be length wise and the other need to be vertical as discussed in class.

You must include all the images used during the stitching process as well as the final product – cropped and corrected.

This assignment will be due at the end of the following week.

Instructions:

1. Capture images – remember to include half of the previous image to ensure proper stitching.

2. Upload to Lightroom or open in Photoshop CS4 – use may need to use camera raw. The former is easier to use.

3. Select images > right-click > Edit in Photoshop Photomerge.

4. Choose your desired settings and go.

5. Frame your image and title it.

6. Same in s:/ drive > Panorama

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*

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.

DP11 1.4 – November 25th

Hi folks,

I am away at my grad like I told you. You have a quiz today, nothing you can really study for as we have been learning this for the past two months.

At 12:45pm, the quiz will appear on my blog automatically as programmed. Download the file, fill in the blanks or click on the radio button for the appropriate answer. Save as pdf and hand in to the handin folder in the s:/ handin > Su_DP11 > 1.4

As always, Last name first initial. eg John Smith is SmithJ and them quiz2. SmithJquiz2.pdf

You will be getting a different quiz than 1.2 and this quiz will actually count this time for term I.

After the quiz, you have free time. Sorry folks, no cameras.

Be good to my TOC and see you Friday.

Circle of trust, if I can trust you when I am not there than I can trust you enough to loan you our cameras.

The quiz will appear at 12:45pm on my blog.

DP11 Block 1.2 – November 25th

Hi folks,

I am away at my grad like I told you. You have a quiz today, nothing you can really study for as we have been learning this for the past two months.

At 9:10am, the quiz will appear on my blog automatically as programmed. Download the file, fill in the blanks or click on the radio button for the appropriate answer. Save as pdf and hand in to the handin folder in the s:/ handin > Su_DP11 > 1.2

As always, Last name first initial. eg John Smith is SmithJ and them quiz2. SmithJquiz2.pdf

You will be getting a different quiz than 1.4 and this quiz will actually count this time for term I.

After the quiz, you have free time. Sorry folks, no cameras.

Be good to my TOC and see you Friday.

Circle of trust, if I can trust you when I am not there than I can trust you enough to loan you our cameras.

The quiz will appear at 9:10am on my blog.

DP11 – Nov. 19th

Hi folks,

I am away at Elementary Schools today, once again.

Okay, our next project is of course your self-portrait and this is an important one and I know it is a bit cheesy…but it is fun especially with the software we have. Before you begin, I want you to think about how you want to portray yourself. Have a look at these websites:

http://digital-photography-school.com/self-portrait-photography-tips

http://www.shutterbug.net/refreshercourse/portrait_tips/197/

http://photodoto.com/im-ready-for-my-closeup-6-methods-for-perfectly-focused-self-portraits/

As always, there is no right way of making a self-portrait…it is totally up to you as it is about self-expression. Please keep in mind that I will be using the one you hand in for our web gallery.

Think about it…however, we will not be using cameras today.

Today, I would like you to think about John Oliver and why you love it. C’mon really… there must be something you really love about it. Our next project is to collect images of John Oliver for a media production for our school. Things to think about, a specific space in the building, the people, the courses, the hiding places, and etc…

That said, I want you to hand in a written assignment and put it in the handin folder.

1. Describe what it is you love.

2. In your mind’s eye (your imagination), create 5 images.

3. Talk about the significance. What story are you trying to present?

4. How are you going to create these images? with help, depth of field, noise, motion…

5. Presentation…choose your perspective, down low, in angle, up top.

The challenge is creating what you mind sees, but that it the true essence of photography. And that is composing a picture that tells a story. Have a look at this website and click on one of the essays.

http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/

In Silence is a good one, but a bit depressing.

On a different note, there are still some of you that have not handed in your pictures.

Once you have handed in your pictures and handed in your written assignment, you can have free time.

For those who have, I am pretty pleased with many of them. Well done, I should be getting your marks to you shortly.