These photography challenges are open to everyone in the class (AWE3 and AWE4). There are no marks involved, only the right to earn my admiration, a handful of candy, a good example for your portfolio, and if 10 people or more enter, a 1% bonus on your final report card. Complete all 5 challenges (to an acceptable level) between now and the end of the year, and earn a 2% bonus on your report card.
This week's challenge is Panning. Due date is May 7th.
Panning is the technique in which a moving subject is photographed giving the illusion of immobility, thanks to the natural effect in the background behind the central theme on which we focus. The basic idea behind panning as a technique is that you pan your camera along in time with the moving subject and end up getting a relatively sharp subject but a blurred background.
Show me your best panning photo. Color or black and white.
I look forward to seeing your submissions! Please post your results on our class TEAM discussion in O365. Be creative & have fun!
You should be thinking about your Interview Assignments. Please make use of all the design and brainstorming skills that we discussed today when we explored Headline and Caption writing.
This project should be suitable for "framing", and is a key piece in the scaffolding that we are building together that will see you develop the skills necessary to complete amazing yearbook pages.
We need to complete the following:
1) Mugs 2) Cover 3) Endpages 4) Dividers 5) 25% of the book (30 pages give or take) by the end of the month. I fear we are not anywhere near that goal. Section leads, you are going to have to step up and start making serious progress over the next few days. This will include finding creative ways to "make more time", including working through a lunch or three, or staying after school for an hour or twenty.
I hope you only ate half your chocolate this weekend :) I also hope that you found the Easter Break a nice way to recharge your batteries for all the work that lies ahead of us (and there is a lot of it). You are all going to need to take ownership for your pages, and it might mean missing a lunch or three over the next few weeks. If the need arrives to stay after school, I am more than willing to feed you yummy pizza. We'll talk about this today.
We all need each other to fill out these tracking forms and hand them to Kaileen and/or Megan. We need to remain organized and on track, or this book will get away from us.
After that is all said and done, we are going to take a look at Adobe Lightroom.
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.
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