We have a looming deadline, and you need to be more proficient in Lightroom in order for us to complete a high quality yearbook.
We are going to push through the tech issues and continue on.
Please right click and save these photos to your desktop.
We are also going to look at a few other tools that you will use from time to time, so please save these photos to your desktop as well.
If you need help with the exposure triangle, here is a simple cheat sheet (print it out and carry it with you). I have also included a good overview resource to help you remember all the material that we have covered over the last few days. Photography takes practice..so keep practicing!
Using what you learn today, you are to grab a partner and participate in the following photo scavenger hunt. Each of you are to complete the following (load all pictures into a folder with you name on it within the SCAVENGER HUNT folder on the y: drive). We will look at your creations on Wednesday, critique the work, and award the most talented group an amazing prize. You are not to wander, nor visit with your friends (nor leave school property). Take this opportunity to practice your skills seriously.
Your Scavenger List:
1) Rule of Thirds
2) Leading Lines
3) POV: High
4) POV: Low
5) Bokah/Shallow Depth of Field
6) Fill the Frame: Object
7) Fill the Frame: Person
8) Stop Action Shot
9) Portrait invoking an emotion
10) True Candid
We will also briefly discuss the project (and rubric) that I will be assigning tomorrow.
Last Monday in class, somebody voiced my three least favourite words "it's good enough". No, actually, it is not "good enough". If you wonder why will I always push you, and expect nothing but your absolute best, this video best summarizes how I feel (one small swear word aside..lol)
I also subscribe to the no-cliques, be the the best you theory as well (never compromise your inner you for some sort of outer falsehood). This Apple ad from 1997 is an excellent summary of that viewpoint as well.
AWE3MI students are you ready to begin your exploration of Photography? We will begin our understanding by taking a look at proper exposure.
The graphic below might be a handy little guide to save on your phone (just sayin').
Just in case you need a little review, this is an excellent video that goes over the concepts we looked at in class.
AWE3MI: Today we are going to start our first
group project. As we have discussed in class, you will be choosing a company that you believe does a poor job of reaching their target market.
Your job is to work with 2-3 of your classmates to develop a brand new marketing campaign for that company, that includes at least 2 examples of a print ad (and beyond that there are no real limits, other than "keep it appropriate for high school").
We will be brainstorming about brainstorming today, as we watch an episode of "The Pitch" to see how
advertising campaigns are developed in the "real world".
After we watch the episode, this handout on the 4 key questions to help frame your advertising campaign is a good place to start. You will also need this planning sheet and rubric.
We will need to focus extra hard today, as we are falling behind, and have real deadlines starting to loom in our face. Your patience is appreciated.
Today, we are going to look at the Creative Elements of Consumer Design, and how they effect product labeling. I will be leading a guided exploration of the Prezi I posted below.
Download and print this rubric/checklist.
Download and print this CD Cover planner.
Have your CD case, pencil and ruler available and ready to go.
The CD Cover will be assigned today, and I am expecting that you will not need much more than a few days to complete them. I would like them handed in before the end of Friday's class.
As a whole, the AWE3MI class has done an excellent job with there magazine covers. Here are some excellent Level 4 examples from last year.
Today, we are going to start working on one of the most relevant Photoshop features that will be used in the production of the yearbook (and your magazine cover, for that matter).
By the end of the period you should be able to:
1) understand what layers are, and how to use them
2) how to cut an object out of one photo and paste it in another
3) how to add small details (like shadows) to increase realism
For this period you will need these two files (PitBull, Hotel).
You will also need to pick out a place that you would like to visit, but have never been (this will need to be at least a 4mp photo..make sure you use Google Advanced Image Search). You will also need to work with a partner to take a photo of yourself. You will be making a virtual postcard.
As we climb the large mountain of InDesign competence, you may find yourself hanging on for dear life sometimes. That's okay, InDesign is a difficult program, but a very rewarding one, to learn. We'll get there. Honest. This will be the hardest set of skills you will learn this year...so let's get this obstacle out of the way early on!
If you would like to practice on your own, or are eager to try new things please check out this link. It's a fantastic resource for you!
You can download a trial of Adobe Creative Cloud here (it will only work for a few days...so use your time wisely). I wish I could give you a license for home, but as it currently stands, the School Board is not supporting this (I am in the same boat..lol). If you really would like a copy, Adobe licenses the software by the month to students and teachers for $20US for the entire Adobe CC Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere, etc).
You are always welcome in the lab before, during and after school. If you would like to work in here during your spare, touch base with me in the library. I can also make room for you during Com Tech during Period C.
This graphic should be helpful (maybe save it to your phone for handy reference?)
You can really speed yourself up if you learn the keyboard shortcuts too...
This is the site for Consumer Design lesson plans, expectations, and course materials.