Hopefully, everyone is adjusting to the "new normal". Please email me if you still need some help, or just to check in. I am very interested in how you are doing in what will be one of those historical moments that you will talk about for the rest of your life.
This week, I am encouraging you to use the most sophisticated camera that you have (if that is your smartphone so be it!), and leave it on automatic (you will NEVER see me say that again!). This week we are learning about basic composition, and practicing a few "rules". Next week we will take what you learned about exposure (lesson 1) and combine it with the skills you'll polish during this activity.
You will need to CAREFULLY read through this website on 20 Composition Techniques. My usual lesson is too big to post for most of you. It would be a good idea to write down the technique and a sentence or so (or doodle) that helps describe it. I am going to ask you to evaluate the website in the form below.
The assignment is self-guided (like most things at the moment), and is meant for you to take the time and THINK before you shoot. Think through what the photo will look like, change angles, Points of View, walk closer or farther away, etc. Make sure your photos are in FOCUS (do not make me write OOF: Out of Focus anywhere on your assignment). You may have to take several photos to get that "one"..that's okay. That's called practice. Make sure you look at the rubric a few times as you work though the guide.
Please take the time to reflect in the areas on the assignment that I ask you to think. Add examples and details to back up your assertions.
You will hand your work in the TEAMS assignment folder. Digitally insert your photos in the proper spots in the assignment sheet before you hand them in. If this doesn't work for you, clearly label each picture as lastname_technique (ie. perry_ruleofthirds) and submit them that way.
Most of all, have some fun with this! Push yourself to use the techniques correctly.
This will be a challenge for all that are involved. Please stick with it, take risks, and ask for help when necessary.
Grade 11 students: We are going to put design behind us (for now..it might change when/if we get access to Adobe Creative Suite). For the foreseeable future we will be working on Photography.
AWE3MI students are you ready to begin your exploration of Photography? We will begin our understanding by taking a look atproper 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 covered in the PowerPoint.
Here is a little "hands-on" tutorial that you can play with to try and practice your learning. Play with the Canon Camera Simulator.
When you are finished, please fill out this reflection form (yes, it's for marks!)
We need to stay in the habit of learning. Please log in at least once a day (when you are able) and focus on your studies (doesn't always have to be this class). If you don't stay in constant contact you will get lost and left behind, and I DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE.
If you haven't filled out the form in your email that I sent yesterday, do so now..or you won't be getting Adobe Creative Suite. It's that simple. Please TEXT your friends and check in with them and remind them to do so...
The AWE3MI lesson plan will be posted later tonight/tomorrow morning. It is designed to take you a week (or so). Make sure you work through all the materials BEFORE starting the assignment. Email me IF you don't have access to a camera of some sort (and yes, for this once in a lifetime pandemic, I am going to let you use your cellphones (if ABSOLUTELY necessary).
AWE4MI students I still need you to tell me what points assignments you are working on.
Hi All. These are very strange times, and we are ALL trying to figure out how to move forward during unprecedented times. We will all need to support and be patient with one another.
There is no reason to worry about the status of the yearbook. We will revisit what we need to do and how we will get there on May 4th (the day school is supposed to resume).
We are continuing on with the curriculum, and there is learning that needs to take place! IF YOU HAVEN"T ALREADY DONE SO, login to your Office365 account and send me an email. IF you forgot your password/login send an email from your non-school account to firstname.lastname@example.org. I can change your password remotely, and send you back the log-in info you need. I can do this for your friends/family members if they are stuck in the same situation (they do not need to be my student).
I need to know if you have access to a computer at home. Email me IF YOU DO NOT have a computer, and are relying on your smartphone or a tablet to access this material.
AWE3MI we will be jumping to the Pnotography unit, and working through some basic concepts, terminology and techniques. You can complete the assignment on you cellphone if necessary, but if you have a "real" camera at home, I would rather you challenge yourself to use it.
AWE4MI students who are not in the Photography stream (who I know all have cameras), please contact me and let me know if you have access to Adobe Creative Suite. I would also like you to take a look at your points and list two projects you'd like to complete this month. IF none of those assignments is feasible given our situation, we will come up with some alternative work that you can do that will still stretch your creative and design muscles.
Our first lessons will be posted on Wednesday. Expectations are that you do your best to try and spend 3 hours a week on each of your courses. If possible, please push yourself to do a little more, and take some creative risks. You may find that working with the Artistic side of your brain helps break up some of the boredom/uneasiness/etc of being socially-isolated.
At no time are you to break any of the social-distancing recommendations or put yourself at risk. I want you to be safe and healthy. We will get through this!
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