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*Introduction to the class. Go over the syllabus and class requirements. Equipment and supply needs. Present some past student work. Answer questions and prepare for next week.Reading: Chapters 1-4*Cameras assigned and explained. Carry your camera around everywhere you go this week. Shoot at least 100 frames of anything that catches your attention. Remember to crop with your feet. Fill the frame with your subject. Bring in your camera to class (every week) and we’ll upload your cards and begin work on editing with the Adobe Bridge, and importing your photos into Camera Raw.Assignment #1 Due date
*Learn to load photos onto department’s server. Continue with cameras. Tiny introduction to Photoshop and the Bridge. Look at the images you shot this week. Discuss Depth of Field and how the lens controls the image.
Assignment #2 – Due date – Depth of Field.
Turn in 6 photos (3 series of 2 comparative shots) images for this assignment. These need to show the exact same subject but very different depth of field. One will have almost everything sharply in focus and the other will have almost everything out of focus. Remember that both distance from your subject and the aperture affect the depth of field.
Reading: Chapter 7
*Critique of #3 Motion, and other discussion.
Assignment #4 — Due date – Point of View
Perspective & the unique eye. Turn in 3 Photoshop edited images that explore unique perspectives, attention to compositional detail, juxtaposition of size and scale, lines, patterns, eyeball benders, etc.
Shooting strangers with a camera. Discuss the journalistic Feature Photo. Look at examples.
Assignment #5 — Due date — Journalism Feature shot Turn in 3 different edited images of people in Fairbanks doing everyday things, like shoveling snow or recreational skiing, along with their names and other relevant cutline information. These should be candid shots of STRANGERS — no friends and no posed shots!
Reading: Chapter 5
Midterm Assignment — Due date
Turn in 3 edited images. Self-portrait. Portrait of a friend, and an environmental portrait of someone at their job (with cutline information). These are not snapshots. They should have great light and clean backgrounds and be well thought out. The Environmental Portrait needs to include the person’s job environment in a story-telling way.
*Hand out flashes and demonstrate how to use them. Discuss and show examples of hand-held and flash lighting.
|Module 7Assignment #6 – Due date — Hand-held flash Turn in 3 edited images — making sure that they showcase a variety of flash techniques. Include direct flash, bounce flash and studio flash.Reading: Chapter 5 (again)
*Critique of #6 Hand-held Flash, and other discussion.
*Continue technical discussion with flash.More examples if needed. Re-visit motion effects with the shutter, and look at examples of sports photojournalism. Discuss and show examples of final series, either an art series or a photo essay, comprising of five mounted prints to be hung in the hallway for a show (Due April 30)
Assignment #7 — Due date — Sports
Due are 6 Sports photos from 2 different sports on campus or in town. Please show stop action, motion and blur techniques over the 6 images due.
Reading: Handout in class.
*Discuss how to shoot a News Event.
Show examples of local news events, both planned and unplanned. Explain getting closer to subjects. How to find an event. Campus news vs. City News.
Assignment #8 — Due date — News
Shoot a News Event on campus or in town this week. Look in the paper, and find a couple things happening that qualify as News, as discussed in class. Coverage needs to include with an overall, a medium, and a close up shot of each event. Three images are due.
Reading: Handout in class.
*Critique of #8 News assignment, and other discussion.
*Discuss the final series/photo essay due in four weeks. Continue discussing, with examples, how to approach shooting a series for a show, or a Photo Essay for publication. Debug technical camera and Photoshop issues, or any other obstacles to turning in final series. Supply needs.
Assignment #9 — Due date — Point and shoot or photo images. Next week bring in six images shot with a point and shoot or your iPhone or other smart phone. Be creative. If you have software, such as the Hipstamatic camera app, use it!
*Discuss Studio lighting, demonstrate studio flash.
Look at examples of simple lighting set ups.
Assignment #10 — Due date — Studio flash
Next week bring three images made in the studio with a simple set up as demonstrated.
*Critique of #10 Studio Flash
*Final Quiz , open discussion Photojournalism techniques and definitions, and final technical topics.
Assignment #11 — Due date – Photographer’s Choice Bring in three images that you’ve shot for yourself this semester for your own reasons, off assignments!
*Go over Final Assignment again Discuss the end game, mounting your work and the show. The opening. Cards. Labels.
Assignment # 12 – Due date – Samples from Final Bring in two images from your final project, so we can see how it is going.
*Mounting and Matting finale
*Last Class! Hang Show!!!