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.


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.

Metering and Compensation

Create your photos. Follow the Making Adjustments PDF.

1. Create a quick collection with your photos.

2. You can rearrange your photos by dragging and dropping in the library module.

Go to the Web Module and select Airtight Simple Viewer.

3. Change your site title to your name photography.

4. Make sure the three metered photos and there exposure are side-by-side.

  • 3 Rows by 3 columns
  • Matrix, center-weight, a spot
  • Under-exposed, good exposure, over-exposed.

5. Change the caption to exposure.

6. Export to “firstinitiallastname-metering” to desktop.

7. Wait till the export is complete.

8. Test gallery by double-clicking on the index.html file.

9. Drag and drop to the s:/drive > Handin > Su > Photo _._ > Metering and Compensation.

DP 11/12 – Exposure and Composition

Process and Procedure is very important.

Please follow the following instructions:

1. Import pictures to Lightroom.

2. Create a collection or quick collection.

3. Tag your pictures by giving them a title and caption.

4. Caption should be a theme eg. Rule of Thirds, Aperture, Lines, etc.

5. Select Web module.

6. Choose Airtight Autoviewer.

7. Site Title “Your Name Photography”.

8. Make sure info is set a “Caption”.

9. Export your web gallery to the desktop.

10. Save as “yourfirstinitiallastname-exposure”. All lowercase.

11. Drag and drop to the s:/Drive > Handin > Su > Your Class > Exposure and Composition.

ICBC Ad Contest and Assignment

Create your own ad and win a shiny new MACBOOK or iPod. Click on the image for more details or go to http://www.icbc.com/youradhere.

The contest runs from October 12, 2010 – January, 14, 2011.

Car crashes are the #1 preventable cause of death for youth in B.C. Want to do something about it?

Create an ICBC Drive Smart ad. You could win a new Apple Macbook or iPod touch.

Please submit your final product into the s:/ drive > Handin > Su > “Your Period” > YourName.

DP 11/12 – Away This Morning

Sorry folks,

Wasn’t expecting to be away this morning and had to call in late. And sorry, no cameras today.

Today you are going to learn about composition…good composition.

Rule of thirds

Rules of photo compostion

Elements of composition

Top ten Composition Rules

Your first project and I will elaborate next day:

1. Create 20 images

2. 2 images to show your understanding of ISO

3. 4 images to show your understanding of shallow depth of field and long depth of field

4. 4 images to show you understanding of shutter speed and motion

5. 2 images to show your understanding of rule of third

6. 2 images to show your understanding lines

7. 2 images to show your understanding of symmetry

8. 2 images to show your understanding of texture

9. 2 images to show your understanding of viewpoint

This will be due October 15th.

Think now plan ahead and make sure you meet this deadline.