Category Archives: Photography basics

Exposure Triangle – Aperture

Questions: Describe the difference in each of your pictures when adjusting the shutter speed of your camera from 1/15th, 1/60th, 1/125, and 1/500th.

Did you achieve a proper exposure (too light too dark)? Good image sharpness?

Add four pictures to your visual journal showing a difference in each picture depending on the shutter speeds you selected.

Learning Target:

  • I can adjust the aperture control of a DSLR camera and make five photographs using five different aperture settings.
  • I can post my pictures to my visual journal and reflect on what I see happening with the different aperture settings. Describe what you learned.

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Process:

  • Set the camera mode dial to Av (aperture priority) and use a 55mm focal length.
  • Go to a relatively bright location and photograph a subject (like flowers) with a consistent background. Use rule of thirds! Outside should work well.
  • Set the camera ISO to 400 or 800 depending on the amount of light available.
  • Take four pictures at four different aperture settings (f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16 and f/22)
  • Import your pictures using Adobe Lightroom and add them to your visual journal. Describe what you see. Which aperture setting provides the most depth of field? The least?
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Photo Challenge – Exposure Triangle

Learning targets:

  • I can complete an Exposure Triangle pre-assessment
  • I can use my computer as a research tool to look up what an exposure triangle is and record my research finding at my visual journal. Show photographic examples.
  • I can test my knowledge about the exposure triangle using an exposure simulator.

Notes:

You will need to log in to your school district Google drive account to access the Google form.

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Making sure your simulated pictures are not too dark or too light answer the questions using your visual journal:

What does it mean to have a proper exposure?

What is the minimum shutter speed you need to stop the moving propeller?

What shutter speed creates a sense of movement in the propeller?

What is the best f/stop to use to get maximum Depth of Field (the most sharpness in the foreground and background)?

What is the visual difference in image quality between ISO 100 and ISO 25600?

What does the acronym ISO mean?

What does the ISO control inside the camera when you adjust it?

Respond to the questions and show your exposure captures from the simulator using your visual journal by the end of class today please.

mlk schedule

 

Digital Photography 1

“It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.”

– Robert Frank

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What does this photograph, made by photographer Robert Frank, communicate to you?

Today’s activities:

  • Photograph a partner

Learning objectives:

  • I can make 5 photographs of a partner
  • I can import my pictures to my computer using Lightroom
  • I can crop, adjust color, add contrast, adjust exposure and further refine my pictures
  • I can select my favorite single image using Lightroom’s rating feature

Photo Challenges

Vote for the best example of shadows and light images:

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Period 5

Silhouette Studio Photography

Think of a concept for your silhouette photos and then take photos of back lit subjects to make high contrast silhouettes. You can edit them in Photoshop to give them more blacks and whites, and contrast. Use a couple of studio lights aimed at the background and turn the studio light off to get maximum contrast in your subject. Expose for the background. Name your final photo lastname_silhouette.jpg Turn in on separately from your visual journal.

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Candid Moments with Captions (3-5 photographs with captions)

To get you started look at the work of photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, who coined the phrase “decisive moment.” On your visual journal post 2-3 of his photographs and write a paragraph about his work including your thoughts about his timing, composition and ability to capture the perfect moment.

Now photograph 3-5 candid moments of your own and edit your images using Lightroom. Write a caption for each photo you post to your visual journal including who, what, when, where and why. Include technical camera info for each photo.

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What is your color?

Create a Photoshop Collage 9×12 inches in either landscape or portrait orientation at 300 dpi representing your favorite color. Include a photo of yourself, the color you select and a text layer describing why the color you selected is your color. Post your final image to your visual journal.

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Photo Challenges

Silhouette Studio Photography

Think of a concept for your silhouette photos and then take photos of back lit subjects to make high contrast silhouettes. You can edit them in Photoshop to give them more blacks and whites, and contrast. Use a couple of studio lights aimed at the background and turn the studio light off to get maximum contrast in your subject. Expose for the background. Name your final photo lastname_silhouette.jpg Turn in on separately from your visual journal.

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Silhouette studio image. (Photo by Mr. Wayrynen)

 

Candid Moments with Captions (3-5 photographs with captions)

To get you started look at the work of photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, who coined the phrase “decisive moment.” On your visual journal post 2-3 of his photographs and write a paragraph about his work including your thoughts about his timing, composition and ability to capture the perfect moment.

Now photograph 3-5 candid moments of your own and edit your images using Lightroom. Write a caption for each photo you post to your visual journal including who, what, when, where and why. Include technical camera info for each photo.

CLINTON SUGERMAN
President Clinton high-fives a supporter. (Photo by Mr. Wayrynen)

What is your color?

Create a Photoshop Collage 9×12 inches in either landscape or portrait orientation at 300 dpi representing your favorite color. Include a photo of yourself, the color you select and a text layer describing why the color you selected is your color. Post your final image to your visual journal.

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History of Photography

View a presentation to begin a research project about the History of Photography. Fill in the boxes of a timeline template in chronological order to list the most important inventions and events as part of your History of Photography.

Download or copy the template and open it in Photoshop. Fill in the boxes with dates and important inventions in photography. Post the template to your blog in a post titled: History of Photography Timeline. Under the template list 3-5 events and/or inventions in photography which impresses you the most and has impacted your life today (2-3 paragraphs).

 

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The resulting image of the earliest known photograph captured by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 using a camera obscura and a pewter plate coated with light sensitive material.

100 Most Influential Photos of All Time

From the link above choose three photographs to write about. Include the story behind the photo and what intrigues you about it. Make sure to post the photographs with your writing.

Shadows and Light:

Find a photo from the internet which shows shadows and contrast. Write a critique about the photograph and post the image to your visual journal.

Go out and make two photos which show strong use of SHADOWS and CONTRAST. Include technical info with each photo (f/stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, Mode, Lens focal length) and one of your pictures. Post your pictures to your visual journal and turn one image in to the Google classroom. Name your file lastname_shadows.jpg

All assignments are due Friday Dec. 7.

Creative Devices – Framing a Subject

Make at least 3 different photographs this week using framing in the composition as a creative device.

Post at least 2 or 3 of your photographs to your visual journal. Include technical information and turn in your link.

Turn in a single favorite framing photo and complete the rubric found at the Google classroom assignment. Name your digital image lastname_framing.jpg

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