Category Archives: Photo Challenge

Photoshop Tutorial – Family

Learning Targets:

  1. I can download the two images attached to this assignment to a new folder call family tutorial on your Digital Arts F drive.
  2. I can import both pictures into Adobe Lightroom.
  3. I can select both pictures using Adobe Lightroom and right click to open using Edit in Adobe Photoshop.
  4. I can use the move tool select on of the pictures and move it into the second picture.
  5. I can create a layers mask within the layers panel.
  6. I can use the brush tool and a default fill preset (white on top of black square) to erase away part of the top image to reveal the bottom image.

 

Kersavage family portrait

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Exposure Triangle – Fast Shutter

Ladies’ Snowboard Halfpipe - Sochi 2014

Torah Bright (AUS) competes in the Finals of the Ladies’ Snowboard Halfpipe at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Open your visual journal for our critique session, add the work of a student who you are providing a critique and answer the following questions.

DESCRIPTION:

Just the facts. Describe the image using terms related to fast shutter, composition, and elements of art (line, shape, form, color, texture, value).

  • What do you see?
  • No opinions here.

ANALYSIS:

Tell how your descriptive observation answers relate to each other. How are elements and composition organized? Think about the principles of art (rhythm, balance, repetition, contrast, movement, emphasis).
Which Principles are being used and how?

INTERPRETATION:

How does this piece make you feel? What does it remind you of? What do you think the artist trying to communicate about the subject?

Don’t include opinions yet about quality or success.

JUDGEMENT:

Is this piece successful or not? Is it original or not? Is the image sharp, well exposed and interesting to look at? What is your gut feeling about the visual idea when you first looked at it? What do propose the artist does differently?

This is the place for opinions.

 

Exposure Triangle – Fast Shutter

Learning Targets:

  • I can adjust the time of a DSLR focal plane shutter to 1/500th of a second or faster.
  • I can produce a 5 well exposed and sharply focused stop motion photographs with interesting composition using a fast shutter speed by the end of the class period today.

Exposure: 1/1600 sec. f/2.8; ISO 3200; Manual mode

Beijing Olympics
Jason Donald (USA) breaks his bat as he get an RBI single during a men’s semifinal baseball game against Cuba. August 22, 2008.© Troy Wayrynen/NewSport

Make at least 5 or more photographs today demonstrating how to control a DSLR shutter to provide a fast shutter speed to produce a dynamic stop motion image. Remember you need to control the shutter of a DSLR camera using the manual setting (M mode). The faster the shutter moves the more stopping capacity you have to freeze action.

Start with 1/500th sec. and move up to 1/100th sec. What about 1/2000th sec.?

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Remember to watch your camera’s exposure meter for proper exposure. Also, select the maximum lens aperture to help you achieve proper exposure with the highest shutter speed possible depending on available light.

Image result for camera isoISO will also help you achieve the required results. The higher you go with the camera’s ISO the more sensitive the camera image sensor becomes giving you more light capturing potential, which translates to higher shutter speeds.

Exposure Triangle – Fast Shutter

Last week you learned how to use a slow shutter and different techniques, such as painting with light, panning and ghosting, to produce interesting visual images. This week will be the opposite. You will shorten the shutter speed of the camera to capture fast moving subjects and freeze action.

R.R_shutterLearning Targets:

  • I can adjust the time of a DSLR focal plane shutter to 1/500th of a second or faster.
  • I can produce a 5 well exposed and sharply focused stop motion photographs with interesting composition using a fast shutter speed (due Wednesday 3/13 for critique).

The Photo Challenge this week is called Exposure Triangle – Fast Shutter. You will make two photographs to start out the week demonstrating how to control a DSLR shutter to provide a fast shutter speed to produce a dynamic stop motion image. Remember you need to control the shutter of a DSLR camera using the manual setting (M mode). The faster the shutter moves the more stopping capacity you have to freeze action.

cm_fastshutter-9546Before you go out you will need to have an action plan written at your visual journal and a sketch depicting what you want to photograph (pre-visualize what you want to do).

Additionally, you will need to demonstrate to Mr. Wayrynen how to set a DSLR camera to the following settings:

  • Shutter: 1/500th of second
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • ISO: 1600

 

My sketch and idea is to go out with a partner and photograph my partnher from a low angle jump, or leaping int he air.

Visual Storytelling

Learning target:

I can use Adobe Photoshop to resize an image and save as a compressed .jpg file.

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Due today:

  • 1 visual storytelling image with a minimum of three images and handwriting. Name your image lastname_story.jpg (add your final image to your visual journal!)
  • 1 link to your visual journal showing your sketch and research for the week.
  • 1 critique document turned in to the classwork assignment from Wednesday.

 

duane michals
Duane Michals at his home, July 2014.

 

 

 

Visual Storytelling

Use the critique document at the Google classroom to provide feedback to another student and about their visual storytelling photo challenge. Remember this is not this student’s final work, but rather a midway point. They are looking for feedback from you to help them take next steps.

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