Time to put your understanding of the basics of composition to the test. Grab a keen partner, prepare your equipment and head out to tackle the TGJ2OI Scavenger Hunt. Prizes for the best photos are up for grabs!
YOUR RULE OF THIRDS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY. Please hand in all the required materials, and copy your renamed photos to your assignment folder on TEAMS. See me if you are having any issues.
Today we are going to continue on looking at the "art of photography" by looking at 7 really cool concepts that will make your compositions stand out from the rest! This handout will help organize your learning.
Watch the video below as review of some of the concepts that we discussed in class. Don't be afraid to pause, rewind and fast forward as needed. Use the resource to improve your understanding.
Remember all those buttons we looked at during the last lesson? Did you forget which one did what? No worries. Here is a handout that should help jog your memory (also an excellent document to keep on your phone).
We are going to do some work on the camera simulator today. Hopefully, through practice, proper exposure will become a very comfortable skill for you.
We are going to finish up our exploration behind the science of exposure, and start to look at some of the "rules" and techniques that will help move your photography from the realm of "snapshots" into something more significant and impactful.
The first rule/technique that we will be looking at is the most important one, the Rule of Thirds.
Let's look at this website and see how many of these photographs use this basic technique to create a breathtaking image.
Then it's time for us to start on our first assignment. You will have some time in class to complete this work (so don't sweat it!)
Examples of photographs taken by students using the Rule of Thirds.
We have a few more computer prep chores to look after, including the setup of your Flickr account. We might have time to browse over and take a look at 500px too.
We will be talking about procedures and expectations today, and looking at how to handle the equipment in a safe manner. We will be paying particular attention to how to handle a DSLR camera, as we are starting the photography unit. Please watch and participate in the demonstrations, and take down the required notes as we progress through the hands on demonstration.
As we near the end of the first unit on photography (we will return at the end of the course and explore some more advanced techniques), let's take pause to look at some of the amazing photographs that have come from National Geographic magazine. Fill out this chart, as you follow along with the video below:
This is an interesting follow up to the haunting portrait that was picked as number one...
Any time that is left in today's class can be spent updating your website portfolio w/ some of the pictures you have taken recently (no ifs, ands nor buts).
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.
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 will be the on-line binder for the TGJ2OI class.