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    2011-2012 Photography I


    Current Project:

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    Previous Projects:


    ps manipulation

    psemilyg
                                                                                                Emily G.

    psdeni
                                                                                            Deni A.

    psjeng
                                                                                                Jen G.

    ps
                                                Lauren C.


    pskidde
                                                                                     Kidde K.

    pstaylor
                                            Taylor M.

    psmicki1
                                                                                  Micki M.

    psmicki2
                                                                                     Micki M.

    psalexis
                                                    Alexis N.

    pscourtney
                                               Courtney D.
    sabrina2


    mekidde
                                                                                       Kidde K.


    sabrina1




    photocollages

    montagekidde
                                                                                           Kidde K.

    montage2
                                                                                              Deni A.

    montagealexis
                                                                                       Alexis N.

    montagemicki
                                                                                        Micki M.

    montage2
                                                                                       Courtney D.

    montagecassie
                                                                                      Cassie C.

    montagetaylor
                                                                                         Taylor M.


    montagelauren
                                                                                          Lauren C.

    montagelauren2
                                                 detail                                   Lauren C.

    montagejeng
                                                                                           Jen G.

    montageemily
                                                                                         Emily G.

    montageemily2
                             detail                 Emily G.


    characters


    characterjeng
                                                     Jen G.

    charactertaylor
                                                                                      Taylor M.

    interestingkidde1
                                                                                                                    Kidde K.

    interestingkidde2
                                                                                                                      Kidde K.

    interestingkidde3
                                                                                        Kidde K.

    characterlauren1
                                             Lauren C.

    characterlauren2
                                                   Lauren C.

    characterlauren3
                                             Lauren C.

    characteremily1
                                                                                        Emily G.

    characteremily2
                                                                                       Emily G.

    characteremily3
                                                                                            Emily G.




    studio

    Studio Portraits

    Photography I

     

    ·      Choose a partner to photograph.

    ·      Sign-up for a time slot.  You MUST show up during that time period.

    ·      Process your film and create a contact sheet.

    ·      Discuss your contact sheet with Mr. Bricker.

    ·      Print your best photograph (5 x 7).

    ·      Turn in this print, your contact sheet, your film exposure sheet, and a creative journal about this experience.

    ·      Total Points: 70

    ·      Due Date: February 16th

     

    Remember: Your photographs should be both technically sound and interesting!  Meter properly and adjust lighting as necessary.  Make sure your model stands out and truly shines!  Think outside the box!



    portraitalexis

                                                                                                                                       Alexis N.



    portraitcassie

                                                                                                          Cassie C.



    portraitdeni

                                                                                                                                           Deni A.



    portraitemily

                                                       Emily G.



    portraitcourtney

                                                                                                   Courtney D.



    portraitjeng

                                                                                                                                            Jen G.



    portraitkidde

                                                                                                            Kidde K.



    portraitlauren

                                                                                                    Lauren C.





    5 best

    5 Strong Portraits

    A Photo I Assignment

     

    *Choose 5 portraits which you feel are “strong.” 

     

    * Why are they strong?  Use art terms to discuss each work.  Please include a copy of each photograph as well.  (Utilize Microsoft Word document with imagery pasted in with the text.)

     

    * Some key phrases: composition, contrast, cropping, framing, impact, expression, emotion, and many more!

     

    *  Due February 16th







    maryj


    Portrait Photographer Webquest and Presentation

    Photography I

     

    Above image by Annie Leibovitz.


    Use your web-surfing skills to find a portrait photographer that is intriguing to you.  Thoroughly research his/her life and work and prepare a presentation that you will deliver to the class. (I would suggest utilizing books and photographic magazines as sources as well.)

     

    Crucial information:

    • Name and basic background information
    • Time period (Ex. 1960’s, contemporary, etc.)
    • Inspiration for their work (Style, other artists/photographers/subject matter)
    • Description of their style (What sets him/her apart?)
    • Why were you drawn to their work?
    • Favorite piece?  Why?
    • You must print/show at least 7 of their photographs
    • Additional interesting information

     

    Format:

    You may choose from: PowerPoint, poster/verbal presentation, video (iMovie works great), and other resources/programs (This option must be discussed and approved by me before your presentation.).

     

    Assessment:

                Your presentations will be evaluated on craftsmanship (20), depth of information (20), breadth of   information (20), clarity of presentation (20), and effort (20).  This project is worth a total of 100 points.

     

    Time Frame:

                Presentations will begin during the week of January 23rd.

     

     

                                     McPoyle, 1/09


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    Photography I

    Push Processing

     

    What is it?  Push processing is a technique that can be used in the processing room/darkroom to produce acceptable negatives from black-and-white films that have been exposed at a “wrong” film speed.  “Wrong” may not be the best word because for this assignment you will be intentionally setting your cameras ISO setting to the “wrong value.”  Allow me to explain.  In push processing, you will be giving the film more development time to compensate for underexposure in the camera. This type of processing will affect your negative’s contrast and density. This will not change the light sensitivity of the film.  When you process your film, you will increase your development time to compensate.  In effect, pushing film is the same as underexposing and overdeveloping   

     

    Why would I do this?  Low-light photography usually requires a fast film, a slow shutter speed, and/or a wide aperture.  As a result, the photographs will be somewhat grainy.  They will most likely be blurred (especially if you don’t use a tripod) and have a minimal depth of field.  In addition, your light meter within your camera is often “confused” in this type of setting.  Push processing helps one eliminate these problems.

     

    Can you give me an example?  For example, you could expose a roll of ISO 400 film at a setting of ISO 800.  (This is a one stop underexposure.)  If you use ISO 400 at a setting of ISO 1600, this is a two stop underexposure.  I am sure you can guess what 400 film shot at a 3200 ISO would be.  The higher number tells the meter that the film is faster, or more sensitive to light than it really is and therefore needs less exposure.  (To further illustrate my first example, at a rating of 800, the meter may indicate that f2 at 1/60 will provide an adequate exposure.  If so, you could take the photograph at that setting, and push (overdevelop) the film by 50%.)

     

    What are some good examples of subject matter for this technique?  Dimly-lit areas; lights in a night sky; candle light; snowy scenes; light reflected on water 

     

    I want to learn more!  To read more on “push processing,” please see p. 65-67 and p. 86-97 in your textbook.


    pushlaurenc

                                         Lauren C.


    push alexis

                                                 Alexis N.


    pushemily

                                         Emily G.


    pushjeng

                                                Jen G.


    push4



    push6





    Chasing Photographic Greatness


    afghangirl

                                                                                                               Steve McCurry, for National Geographic

     

    What makes a photograph truly great?  In the following days, we will be discussing your recent photographic series and looking at composition.  We will be considering the rule of thirds, contrast, subject matter, clarity, balance, lines, framing, cropping, simplicity, and many other characteristics of a strong composition.  Your assignment is this:  You will be finding a photograph that you believe displays a strong composition.  This photograph can be from any source.  Your job is to type a one page statement (or more) about how you located the work, what drew you to it, why you feel it is technically-strong and also emotionally captivating.  You will be presenting your choice to the class later this week.  Be prepared to defend your choice.

     

    This assignment is due on December 16th.  You must TYPE a one page statement (minimum).  Please include a quality copy of the photograph as well.







    Photography I

     

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    The ABC's of Composition

     

    Revisit the group internet assignment from this past week which focused on composition.  Your job, as a photographer, will be to shoot an example of each and every element of a strong composition.

     

    You can access the webpage here: http://asp.photo.free.fr/Composition/photoProgramCompMainClass.shtml

     

    Some examples of compositional elements you should shoot: Simplicity, Rule of Thirds, Rule of Thirds Horizon, Horizontal Lines, Vertical Lines, Diagonal Lines, "S" Curve Lines, Symmetrical Balance, Asymmetrical Balance, Framing, Merger-Border, Merger-Background, Low Viewpoint, and High Viewpoint.

     

    You will need to roll your film by 11/21.  (Intentionally taking off the Tuesday before Thanksgiving does not excuse you from this assignment!)  You MUST have a finished roll to process on 11/29. 


    compalexis1

                                                        Alexis N.


    compaelxis2

                                                      Alexis N.


    compcassie1

                                                     Cassie C.


    compcassie2

                                                                                                          Cassie C.



    comptaylor1

                                                                                                         Taylor M.


    comptaylor2

                                                                                                         Taylor M.


    comptaylor3

                                                                                             Taylor M.


    compkidde1

                                                                                                            Kidde K.


    compkidde2

                                                                                                  Kidde K.


    compkidde3

                                                                                                                                         Kidde K.



    Photography I

    Internet Composition Assignment

     

    After you have been given a partner, get on the Internet and point your browser at http://asp.photo.free.fr/Composition/photoProgramCompMainClass.shtml.  Start at the introduction and read through all the pages.  Take notes.  You will be accountable for this information.  Find a quality example of each of the following terms.  Define each term and paste (digitally) a quality example of each with the definition.  These images should be found on the Internet, but not on this Kodak site.  Your final product should be completed in Microsoft Word.

     

    1. Simplicity
    2. Bulls-Eye Syndrome
    3. Rule of Thirds-Subject
    4. Rule of Thirds-Horizon
    5. Lines-Horizontal
    6. Lines-Vertical
    7. Lines-Diagonal
    8. Lines- “S” Curve
    9. Balance- Symmetrical
    10. Balance- Asymmetrical
    11. Framing
    12. Merger- Border
    13. Merger- Background
    14. Low Viewpoint
    15. High Viewpoint

     

     

    Example:

    Bulls-Eye Syndrome:  When a photograph displays a subject smack in the center of the frame.  This creates an image that is rather static and uninteresting.


    tomato




    maxshutterkeegcasey

    Shutter Speed and Motion


    As we have discussed, changing shutter speed allows the photographer to control the resulting photo.  For instance, we know that if we are photographing a race, using a fast shutter speed, such as 1/1000 of a second, we can seemingly "freeze" a runner in time.  On the other hand, a slow shutter speed (like 1/2 second) will allow us to actually see the blur of his body in motion. 

     

    For this assignment, you will be asked to shoot half of a roll with slow shutter speeds and half of a roll with faster speeds and to show a general understanding of the concept of motion and how to capture it on film.  Please use a film exposure sheet to document your settings (aperture and shutter speed) and lighting conditions.  Make sure that your subject is interesting and that you shoot something that actually shows motion!

     

    Bright Light                                                                                                            Low Light

    Faster Shutter Speeds                                                                              Slower Shutter Speeds

    2000       1000       500       250       125       90       60       30       15       8       4       2       1 

     

    (Remember that a "1" goes above each of these speeds.  For example 1000 actually means the shutter's speed is 1/1000th of a second) 



    motion1 



    motioncaitlin

                                                                                                    Caitlin B.


    motioncassie1

                                                     Cassie C.


    motioncassie2

                                                     Cassie C.



    motion2

                                                                                            Jen G.



    motionjeng2

                                                                                             Jen G.



    motionkidde

                                                                                 Kidde K.



    motionlauren1

                                        Lauren C.



    motionlaurenc

                                                         Lauren C.


    motioncourtney1 

                                             Courtney D.



    motioncourtney2

                                                  Courtney D.








    Depth of Field Assignment

    introlaurenc1
                                                                                             Lauren C.

    introlauren
                                                                             Lauren C.

    introcassie1
                                                                                Cassie C.


    introcassie2
                                                                                      Cassie C.

    introcaitlin
                                                                             Caitlin B.

    introcourtney
                                                                          Courtney D.

    introjeng
                                                                              Jen G.


    intro





    Pinhole Photography

    kassi

    The Pinhole Camera Series

    *Construction of camera: 10 points

    *Creative Journal : 15 points

    Some things to consider for the creative journal:

    Did your camera work right away?

    What modifications did you have to make?

    Exposure Time Notes

    Extra Prints

     

    *Print #1: Basic Print: your first successful print: 20 points

    (No light leakage, not blurred or ghostly, no developing errors)
     

    *Print #2: Portrait/Figure Print : 25 points

    (Should not be blurry or messy, subject should be easily seen and understood)
     

    *Print #3: Experimental Print: 30 points
    (Experiment with techniques, light/dark, subject, permanence/movement, exposure time, size of paper, etc.)
     
    Due: September 28, 2011

    Pinhole Examples:
     
    NOTE: All of these photos were taken with homemade cameras (consisting of ordinary cardboard boxes, a pinhole in a piece of aluminum, tape, and, in some cases, black paint)


    pinholealexis1
                                                                                                                                           Alexis N.


    pinholecassie1
                                                                                                                                          Cassie C.


    pinholecassie2
                                                                                                                                        Cassie C.


    pinholetaylor1
                                                                                                                                                  Courtney D.


    pinholejeng
                                                                                                                                              Jen G.


    pinholelauren1
                                                                                                                                       Lauren C.

    pinholemicki
                                                                                                                                           Micki M.




    Photogram Series
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    #1: a 5 x 7 photogram that is technically proficient, shows a good range of grays (white/black), and has an interesting composition. (20 points)
     

    #2: a 5 x 7 photogram that utilizes text (25 points)
     

    #3: a manipulated/experimental photogram (any size). I will leave this open to interpretation, but you must incorporate studio elements. (You must work on the piece AFTER you have finished with it in the darkroom.) (30 points)
     

    Creative Journal: (15 points)
     
    Due: September 14, 2011
     
     
    Photogram Examples

    photogramcassie
                                                                                                                               Cassie C.


    photogramkidde
                                                                                                                                       Kidde K.


    photogramcourtney
                                                                                                                             Courtney D.


    photogramemily
                                                                                                                                               Emily G.

    photogramjen1
                                                                                                                                            Jen G.


    photogramjeng2
                                                                                                                                      Jen G.


    photogramjeng3
                                                                      Jen G.


    photogramcassie2
                                                                                 Cassie C.