I am away from class today, but I am in the building. I will try and pop down during a break in a meeting, but the expectation is that all of you can be self-directed and focused today. AWE4MI students are asked to complete this inventory sheet for every yearbook page that they are responsible for (incl. the ones that they are section lead for...). AWE3MI students should block and measure their magazine cover (and if there is time, start recreating it in InDesign).
AWE3MI: Now that you know the basics of InDesign, and Photoshop Elements it is your opportunity to demonstrate your skill set. Using an appropriate magazine cover, recreate the cover exactly, replacing the main subject with a photo of you. This exercise is not about being creative, it is about demonstrating exacting skill, attention to detail, and patience. The rubric of the assignment can be found here.
AWE4MI: Please come see me today. We need to spend time and get organized re: your points and your yearbook responsibilities.
Today, the AWE4MI class will present their advertising campaigns and samples for their new Chapman's flavour of ice cream. AWE3MI students will act as the corporate advisory board for the company, and at the end of the presentations will make their recommendations.
AWE3MI students should have their Rick Mercer assignments submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a printed copy (w/ rubric) handed in to me by the end of the period.
Good Morning! We have a lot to accomplish today.
We need to start learning Adobe Photoshop Elements, and the basic tools that we will use everyday to colour correct our photos, straighten horizons, remove red eye, fix complexions (very important in high school!), and crop.
The files we will need for this hands-on lecture are located here.
Last class, we learned the basics of photo correction (the everyday "stuff"). Make sure you show me your sheep-free field before the end of today's period.
Today, we are going to start working on some of the more powerful features of Photoshop.
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.
This is all leading to Thursday's class when you will be working on the Rick Mercer Photo Challenge assignment.
This is the second last day for you to work on your Chapman's assignment presentation. I am very excited but what I have seen so far :)
We have spent 4 classes looking at technique and composition (two of the three components of excellent photography). We will spend a bit of time working on studio lighting at a later date during our exploration of advanced photography.
Today, I would like you to leave the classroom, camera in hand, and start your journey to becoming a photographic artist. Practice makes perfect, and you have a lot of shutter releases ahead of you. After you complete the components of the Photographic Scavenger Hunt, make sure that you upload your results to your personal folder on the y: drive. We will judge everyone's work tomorrow.
AWE4MI: Let's go over your ideas and initial concepts for your Chapman's Assignment (presentation date is Friday).
This is the site for Consumer Design lesson plans, expectations, and course materials.