Today is your last work period for the 1000 words assignment.
Please show me your rough work before you apply any finishing touches.
Everything is due in the hand in folder for Friday.
I have finished evaluating the first batch of the Rule of Thirds assignments. There are still a few of you who have not handed in this project, and as such you need to speak to me today after class. There is no opt-out allowed ;)
Most of the photos demonstrated that we have some real talent in this class, and that everyone has, with a little more practice and focus, the ability to create awesome and thought-provoking exposures. The "Best of the Best" are showcased in the gallery below (click on the photo to see a larger version).
Generally, we need to all work on our focusing techniques (there is a lot of camera shake...read the article below for some more pointers). Also, many of the photos seem to have been taken horizontally (probably because it is the easiest way to show rule of thirds). We need to all push ourselves to think creatively, and try looking at the world, and framing it vertically ;)
After looking at the majority of the photos that were taken for the Scavenger Hunt, it is very apparent that we need to work on reducing camera shake when we take our photos. This is an excellent guide on how to do just that.... You will find that everything will improve the more you practice...
For those who need a refresher on what we have been discussing in class for the last few days, please take a look at this handout on How To Take Quality Photos. This is to supplement your class notes (so you should print a copy and add it beside your other notes on photography).
The Scavenger Hunt is postponed until tomorrow's class.
You are to complete this small assignment with your supply teacher today. Make sure you provide examples for each of answers. Take the time to think through each of the questions, and to analyze the photos that you are viewing.
You will need to travel over to MSNBC: This Week in Photos and then to Time Magazine's Photos of the Year (2014) to answer the questions.
Your behaviour is to be exemplary during my absence.
French photographer Mathieu Stern created this piece of art, showing the vastness and beauty of Paris's largest cemetery, Pere Lachaise.
Pictures tell stories, usually better than any words could possibly convey. Once we have completed (and practiced) the basics of composition, you are going to work with a few partners to truly expand the artstry and storytelling of your photographs. You'll need some patience, some daring, some review and practice, and this handout.
This is the last day (in class) for you to finish up your Rule of Thirds assignment. Keep pushing yourself to approach your compositions creatively and from a unique perspective. Remember to watch your exposure levels !!
We are also going to walk through the process of signing out cameras....and take a look at the handy dandy button on the right hand side of the webpage.
This will be the on-line binder for the TGJ2OI class.