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ARTQUEST PHOTOGRAPHY- Intermediate / Advanced
Room 23

Class Schedule:
 
MON.-FRI.PERIODS 3rd and 4th

Instructor:
  John Sappington - email address: jsappington@srcs.k12.ca.us

PHONE: 528-4822 CLASSROOM / MOBILE 707-332-0987

Syllabus (this document) http://www.basearts.com/artquest/indexAdvPho.htm

Submitted:

Welcome Letter and Guidelines : AQ PHOTO 2018-19 Welcome Syllabus


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IMPORTANT DATES: 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates: Wednesday August 24 : AQDA forms & Lab Contributions are due.
Please contact teacher for scholarship information or extensions. 

Back to School Night September 13th - 6:30-9pm

October 4, 6:30 pm: “ArtQuest 23rd Annual Fall Showcase of Programs”, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.  This is an evening for prospective students and families, to find out more about the opportunities ArtQuest has to offer, as well as current ArtQuest families to learn more about the program.  Please plan to attend and also help us spread the word. Early application is highly recommended due to limited space. 

Tuesday October 16th to November 15th , “Shadowing”,
ArtQuest offers students interested in the ArtQuest program the opportunity to "Shadow" a specialty for a day. Shadowing is by appointment only. Call (707) 535-4842 for more information and to schedule your student. Monday through Thursday.

ArtQuest Application Deadline for Fall 2018 Entry Priority Deadline is November 13, 2018


CYBER AND ERGONOMICS SAFETY README
http://www.basearts.com/handouts/readme.htm

Online Photography Resources

CURRENT News and Events Blog:
http://blog.basearts.com

Class Notes
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/notes/

Generalized Selection of Photo resources available online and local
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.Photo.htm

A broad spectrum list of working/historical photographers
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/photographerslisting.htm

A recommended reading list centered around photography and imaging
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.ReadingList.htm

basearts selection of resources lists
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/resources.html

Weekly Lecture/LabSchedule
(subject to change)

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Week 1 date:

Syllabus Overview - REVIEW Handout

Expectations, Requirements, Objectives, Best Practices.

Assignments:

  • Begin Sketchbook
  • Reflect Theme Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
  • Portfolio presentations Intermediate

Artists:

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce / Louis Daguerre

William Fox Talbot -
Pencil of Nature

This site contains the full text of William Henry Fox Talbot’s writings contained in The Pencil of Nature 
published in London between 1844 and 1846.

http://www.thepencilofnature.com/

Animated sequence of a race horse galloping. Photos taken by Eadweard Muybridge. The horse's body demonstrates squash and stretch in natural musculature.


Eadweard Muybridge
http://www.eadweardmuybridge.co.uk/
http://www.eadweardmuybridge.co.uk/muybridge_image_and_context/



Reading:

Local Galleries and Suppliers

Masters of Photography - Good starter site for Analogue Masters
http://www.masters-of-photography.com/

Lomographic Society
http://www.lomographics.com

Artspace
http://www.artspace.com/tags/photograph

Art.com
http://www.art.com/gallery/id--c23946/photography-prints.htm


Camera Reviews


http://dpreview.com
http://www.keh.com


Week 2-3
8.20-27

Lecture:

Vision
Camera Obscura
Camera Lucida
Camera Fundamentals


Assignments:

Begin Self Portraits

FINISH Intro Presentations

Reading:

Focus on Photography - Chapter 1

Incident involving the discovery of Fairies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies

Artists:

Eugene Atget
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugène_Atget

Paul Strand

http://youtu.be/jSLCTI1BTdw
Manhatta
 (1921) is a short documentary film directed by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhatta
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/movies/09kehr.html?_r=0

John Herschel
Fredrick Scott Archer


Anna Atkins -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Atkins

(née Children; 16 March 1799 – 9 June 1871) was and English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Some sources claim that she was the first woman to create a photograph


Week 4 9.4

Lecture:

Beginning Exposure
ISO
White Balance
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Zone System Introduction: (Digital Application) Practical
Fig 1
Fig 2

Fig 3

Zone System | Wikipedia Entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System<

Assignments:


Self Portraits - 3-5
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMS - 3-5 Scans / 3 Final COMPOSITIONS

Reading:

Short Course -
Chapts. 1-4 / concentration on 3 / Exposure

Focus on Photography
- Chapts. 2-4 - Review Elements and Principles / Exposure Basics

Joseph Perrnell
- "Is Photography Art?"- 5 Discussion Points /in sketchbook

Moholy-Nagy - From Pigment to Light - 1936


Artists:


Ansel Adams
FRED ARCHER

Lazlo Moholy-Nagy
https://www.guggenheim.org/exhibition/moholy-nagy-future-present

Moholy - Nagy
Foundation: http://www.moholy-nagy.org/
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Moholy-Nagy

Man Ray
Olivia Parker
http://oliviaparker.com/newindex.php



SCANNING

Scanning Procedures - Flat Art

Photography - Scanning Procedures Epson : SRJC

Digital Photogram
Objects for Scanning - 3 Dimensional Objects as well as prints or flat art that you may want to digitize. - (3)

Review Historical Photograms/Montage works:

Photography - Photograms and Montage Samples

Photography - Scanography - Example Files

Photography - Scanning Procedures

Artists:

Peter Krohn
(local)- http://photographicakrohn.com/
Away in Israel until Oct. back to see us following.

Niko Robinson - Student Scanner work

view course page for Foundations of Photography: Exposure







Foundations of Photography: Exposure

Understand how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings relate to one another, and
how these settings expand your artistic options with any photograph.

http://www.lynda.com/Digital-Photography-tutorials/foundations-of-photography-exposure/71923-2.html




Steven Sasson invented the first digital camera at Eastman Kodak in 1975

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Sasson


Week 5

9.11

Lecture:


Field Notes:

Zone System Exposure Chart

Shot Card Rev.2 for field experiments


Reading:

Ansel Adams - 3-5 pnts of discussion

A Short Course in Digital Photography: Chapters 4, 5 and 7

Artists:


Eugene Atget
Eastman House Collection: http://collections.eastman.org/advancedsearch/objects/peopleSearch%3Aatget
Wiki:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Atget

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Henry Wessel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wessel,_Jr.

Todd Hido
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Hido


Robert Adams

About Robert Adams

Robert Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1937. His refined black-and-white photographs document scenes of the American West of the past four decades, revealing the impact of human activity on the last vestiges of wilderness and open space. Although often devoid of human subjects, or sparsely populated, Adams’s photographs capture the physical traces of human life: a garbage-strewn roadside, a clear-cut forest, a half-built house....

continue reading

Exposure Assignments:

Shooting in Low Light without a flash.
5-10 Images (2)
Work with the ISO settings, White Balance settings, feel free to experiment,
try to find the lowest level of light possible to render a readable image.
Use a tripod if you have one.

Student Examples:

ONLINE SPRING LOW LIGHT SUBMISSIONS
http://basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2016/2016SpringART82LowLight/

Jesse Klein - nitelight
Karl McJimsey - Flora
Justin Stevick - paintingwlight/celestial

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ISO / White Balance Bracketing (3)


- Create sequence of a single shot utilizing all ISO levels - 8-9 exposures
- Create sequence of a single shot utilizing all White Balance setting. 8-9 exposures

Example Student Work:
http://basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2016/2016SpringISOWhite%20Balance/

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Beginning Exposure Beginning Bracketing (4)

Point and Shoot Exposure Adjustment
Simple tonal adjustments utilizing the shutter half step.
(Good time to work with (Point and Shoot) exposure controls)

- Working with the half-step shutter lock and/or AF-L
create 3-5 exposures of a given scene showing + and - alternative exposure adjustments.

Exposure Value Compensation
http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-exposure-compensation-to-take-control-of-your-exposure/
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Bracketing Exposures - (5)

- P mode - Working with the half-step shutter lock - AE-L
- (M)Manual mode - Working with exposure scale in camera manual bracketing.
Establish baseline exposure parameters of ISO and White Balance (*manually set)

- AEB - Auto Exposure Bracketing
- EV - Exposure Compensation Value

- 5-15 exposures for each with alternate exposure.


Review and set camera for optional .3/.7 or .5 stop configuration.

1st exposure according to meter reading or on the meter.
2nd + .5 half step or 1/3 stop greater (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value ) selection or more exposure (over)
3rd + 1 whole step (full stop) or 2/3 stop greater (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection (over)
4th .5 half step or 1/3 stop smaller (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection or less exposure (under)
5th - 1 whole step (full stop) or 2/3 stop smaller (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection or less exposure (under)

Example Student Work:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015ExposureBracketing/



Masters Readings(first left hand spread of each essay is last page of that essay:
Ansel Adams - .pdf - 344KB - 3 pages
Edward Weston -
.pdf - 360KB - 3 pages

Henri Cartier-Bresson
- .PDF - 234KB


Week 6 9.18

Lecture:

Photoshop:
Adobe Bridge contin...
Begins... with





Assignment(s):

Self Portraits
1 - formal following convention
2 - alternatives

Critiques:

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMS
- 3-5 Scans / 3 Final COMPOSITIONS
And still we rise...



Contact Sheets of Brackets/Equivalents - (3)

Create a minimum of 2-3 files utilizing
1) Output to PDF
2) Files to Layers Experiment with a standard contact sheet layout to document bracketing exposure
experiments/design starts/.

Student Work
Contact Sheets Spring 2015
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015ContactSheets/


Reading:

Ansel Adams -
3-5 pnts of discussion
Edward Weston -
3-5 pnts of discussion
Cartier-Bresson -
3-5 pnts of discussion

Short Course 4,5,7
(Digital Workflow)
Review - ArtTalk Study Guide Chapter 2

Wear Good Shoes, Advice from Magnum Photographers
A Short Course in Digital Photography:
Chapter 5


Cartier-Bresson's Camera


Artists:


Jim Goldberg
on his documentary practice
http://youtu.be/BzDbugn4XDw
on Sensitivity and Polaroids
http://youtu.be/3mfMjPkxePc

Walker Evans -
wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Evans
http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1599/walker-evans-american-1903-1975/

CURRENT EXHIBITION AT the SF Museum of Modern Art
https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/walker-evans

Alfred Stieglitz
wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Stieglitz
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/stgl/hd_stgl.htm
http://www.theartstory.org/artist-stieglitz-alfred.htm

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Jerry Uelsmann
http://www.uelsmann.net/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Uelsmann
http://www.pdngallery.com/legends/uelsmann/



Week 7
9.25

Lecture:

Photoshop : Layers

PS Best Practice #1 - Duplicate the pixel based background layer as first step on opening a .jpeg.

PS Best Practice #2 - All adjustments to adjustment layers - no pixel damage.

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File Types

File Size Resize Issues

Introduction to Layers:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/layer-basics-explained.html?set=photoshop--get-started--essential-beginners

Updated! - Adobe TV Photo Editing
http://tv.adobe.com/channel/photography/photo-editing/

Photoshop:

Adobe TV Online Resources for Learning Photoshop - Review Episodes

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-cs6/what-is-photoshop-cs6/

http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-photoshop-cs6/

Assignment:

Dia Los Muertos Submissions Due Thursday
!!!!!!!!!!

Gallery Response Form - UnPacked: contemporary works from private collections of Northern California

Critiques:

Self Portraits
1 - formal following convention
2 - alternatives

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMS
- 3-5 Scans / 3 Final COMPOSITIONS
And still we rise...

 

 



Reading:


Masters Readings Continue ...
(first left hand spread of each essay is last page of that essay):
Ansel Adams - .pdf - 344KB - 3 pages
Edward Weston -
.pdf - 360KB - 3 pages
Henri Cartier-Bresson
- .PDF - 234KB

Artists:


John Divola
http://www.divola.com/


Larry Sultan
http://larrysultan.com/

Michael Light
http://www.michaellight.net/


Robert Mapplethorpe
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365747778/

Lauren Greenfield
http://www.laurengreenfield.com/




Self in Portraits - Work, Home, Hobby, Nationality?) see : Tseng Kwong Chi 
http://www.tsengkwongchi.com/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.


Aperture, Self Portraiture in the First-Person Age,
 
http://aperture.org/blog/self-portraiture-first-person-age/


Week 8 10.2

Lecture:

Photoshop Continues ...

  • Pixel based Masks --- Working with layers as masks
  • Shadows and Hightlights
  • History Brush
  • Compositing
  • Extract
  • Selections - Paths (Pen)
  • Blending Options
  • Sharpening
  • Noise Reduction
  • Replacement and Removal techniques / Healing tools
  • Color Modes/ LAB /Luminance Sharpening

Assignments:

Gallery Response Form - Faculty Show, SRJC

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Self Portraits (1)
1 - formal following convention
2 - alternatives

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMS (2)
- 3-5 Scans / 3 Final COMPOSITIONS
And still we rise...

Contact Sheets : (3)

Self Portraits
Digital Photograms

Vivan Maier

Vivian Maier - John Maloof Collection
http://www.vivianmaier.com/

the wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Maier

Finding Vivian Maier - the film

http://www.findingvivianmaier.com/

http://www.vivianmaier.com/film-finding-vivian-maier/

-------Misc.

the controversial print collection - Jeffrey Goldstein Collection
http://www.vivianmaierprints.com/vivian-maier-images.html

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Chicago Tonight Series:
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/07/31/vivian-maier
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/08/02/searching-vivian-maier
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/08/01/meteoric-rise-vivian-maier

The New Yorker - Vivian Maier and the Problem of Difficult Women
BY ROSE LICHTER-MARCK
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/vivian-maier-and-the-problem-of-difficult-women

PBS - Bringing a portrait of private artist Vivian Maier to the big screen
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/bringing-portrait-private-artist-vivian-maier-big-screen/

PBS - From glamorous to ordinary, Vivian Maier’s street photography captured America’s mid-century urban life- BY DAVID COLES
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/from-streets-scenes-of-the-50s-and-60s-to-neighborhood-characters-photographer-vivian-maier-captured-it-all/

WEEKS 10.8-26 Wildfires  
Week 9 10. 30

1st Week Back

 

Artists:

Francesca Woodman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesca_Woodman
Sharing a Guarded Legacy - NY Times 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/arts/design/francesca-woodman-retrospective.html


Diane Arbus
*see below



Diane Arbus
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Arbus

Previously Unseen Arbus, Unearthed Years After Her Death
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/arts/design/diane-arbus-met-breuer-in-the-beginning.html

The Diane Arbus You’ve Never Seen MAY 26, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/29/arts/design/diane-arbus-photos-unseen.html

 

How Diane Arbus Became ‘Arbus’ MAY 26, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/arts/design/how-diane-arbus-became-arbus.html

Diane Arbus: The Early Years JULY 6, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/arts/design/diane-arbus-the-early-years.html

Week 10 11.6

LAB:

Beginning Exposure Beginning Bracketing (4)

- AEB - Auto Exposure Bracketing
- EV - Exposure Compensation Value

Point and Shoot Exposure Adjustment
Review and set camera for optional .3/.7 or .5 stop configuration.

1st exposure according to meter reading or on the meter.
2nd + .5 half step or 1/3 stop greater (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value ) selection or more exposure (over)
3rd + 1 whole step (full stop) or 2/3 stop greater (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection (over)
4th .5 half step or 1/3 stop smaller (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection or less exposure (under)
5th - 1 whole step (full stop) or 2/3 stop smaller (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection or less exposure (under)

Exposure Value Compensation
http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-exposure-compensation-to-take-control-of-your-exposure/

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Bracketing Exposures - (5)

- P mode - Working with the half-step shutter lock - AE-L
- (M)Manual mode - Working with exposure scale in camera manual bracketing.
Establish baseline exposure parameters of ISO and White Balance (*manually set)


Simple tonal adjustments utilizing the shutter half step.
(Good time to work with (Point and Shoot) exposure controls)

- Working with the half-step shutter lock and/or AF-L
create 3-5 exposures of a given scene showing + and - alternative exposure adjustments.

- 5-15 exposures for each with alternate exposure.


Example Student Work:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015ExposureBracketing/

Assignments:

Artists Profiles : Begin Presentations Nov. 13
Education - Biography - Aesthetic / Style - 680 word minimum
20 images minimum

Home : Due date November 26
addressing the theme of home
Conceptualizing - First Exposures / Critique

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Contact Sheets of Brackets/Equivalents - (3)


William Klein
http://aperture.org/blog/magazine-interview-william-klein/

Hiroshi Sugimoto
http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/portfolio.html


Stephen Shore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Shore

Sophie Calle
http://www.egs.edu/faculty/sophie-calle/biography/


Uta Barth
http://utabarth.net/
Week 11 11.13

Lecture:

working with flash...

Lighting

Good Alternative Manufacturer of speedlite flash units
http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-index.php


Portrait & Controlled Light

Working with Ambient Light
Flash

Reading:

Photoshelter - Lighting Handout

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Harold Edgerton
http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/

Interview with Martin Schoeller

Photographer Martin Schoeller speaks with Feature Shoot about the portrait that launched his career, photographing celebrities and advice for emerging photographers. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqvGH9A7VIE


George Hurrell
http://georgehurrell.com/gallery/


Richard Avedon
Irving Penn

Philippe Halsman, with Marilyn Monroe in 1959, started asking all his subjects to jump as a way to loosen up

Philippe Halsman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Halsman - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/10022756.html




African Portrait Photographers : 1900-1960



Thanksgiving Holiday 11.18-26

Week
12

11.27

Lab / Lecture:

      • Resolution (review)
      • File Preparation
      • Color Management
      • Color Modes

      adobe RGBsRGB

    • Papers

      Surface/Finish
      Texture
      Color
      Weight


Artists:
Alice Shaw
http://www.flysfo.com/museum/exhibitions/alice-shaw-exalted-landscape


Lorna Simpson

Mona Kuhn
https://youtu.be/RDngAUrn-Pk


Zoe Leonard - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoe_Leonard
Zoe Strauss - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoe_Strauss


Reading:


A Short Course in Digital Photography:
Chapter 6


Week 13 12.4

Assignments:

Artists Profiles : Begin Presentations Nov. 13
Education - Biography - Aesthetic / Style - 680 word minimum
20 images minimum

Home : Due date November 26

Draft Proposal
addressing the theme of home
Conceptualizing - First Exposures / Critique

Shooting in the style

the photographer from your artist profile ... Deadline Dec. 18th

Spring Showcase Poster Design Competition - Deadline Jan. 19

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Contact Sheets of Brackets/Equivalents - (3)



Artists:

John Baldessari
http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/john-baldessari/
Week 14 12.11

Lab/Lecture:

Lens Selection

Lens Selection:
Link to external sites of interest regarding lens selection

DPReview Lens Reviews
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/

DP Review Lens Widget:
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/

Tilt- Shift: A DIY guide
http://cow.mooh.org/projects/tiltshift/


Angle of View:
Fig 1

Artists:

Bernd and Hilla Becher
Aperture Rememberance
http://aperture.org/blog/remembrance-hilla-becher-tk-2015/




Reading:

Photographs Not Taken Jim Goldberg
- from Photographs Not Taken: A Collection of Photographers' Essays,
Edited by Edited by Will Steacy, daylight Community Arts Folundation 2012



Bokeh

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/tips-and-solutions/understanding-bokeh

Depth of Field and Bokeh - more of the science from Zeiss Camera Lens Division, by H.H. Nasse.
http://basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/TechHandouts/ScienceofBokeh.pdf

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Additional Lens review sources:

Photozone for lens reviews
Thom Hogan for Nikon equipment reviews

Week 15 12.18 Continues...

Artists:

Nathon Lyons
http://museum.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/nathan_lyons/index.html

Jenny Holzer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Holzer




Winter Holiday Break


Text - Typography
  • Text tools
  • Vector graphic


Composition

  • tone
  • balance
  • line
  • framing

Collection of composition links:

Rule of Thirds
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/rule-of-thirds/

More on the Rules of Photography
http://macteens.com/magazine/features/fullstory/the_rules_of_photography/

Holding your Camera at an Angle
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/hold-your-camera-on-an-angle/

Rules for Landscape Photography
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/4-rules-of-composition-for-landscape-photography/

Diagonal Lines
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/using-diagonal-lines-in-photography/

Converging Lines
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/converging-lines/

Foreground
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/pay-attention-to-foregrounds/

Framing
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/framing-your-shots-photography-composition-technique/

http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/5-elements-of-composition-in-photography/

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Rule of Thirds


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Rule_of_thirds_1845_George_Field_Chromatics.png

Golden Mean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-lenses.htm

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/hyperfocal-distance.htm

Foundations Assignments
Equivalents: Depth of Field - (6)

Aperture:
Fig. 1
Fig. 2

Wikipedia Entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System

Depth of Field Calculator

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

Student Work:

Depth of Field Spring 2015
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015DOF/

Additional - EXAMPLE FILES - Shooting Assigments

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Equivalents: Motion / Blur - (7)

- Contact Sheet :
5-15 Images in sequence which illustrate the side effects of shutter speed / time value selections. - (7)

Shutter / Time Values:
Fig 1


Student Work :

Motion Blur Spring 2015
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015MotionBlur/

Photography - EXAMPLE FILES - Shooting Assigments

Bracketing
Equivalents (Shutter and Aperture side effects)
Wrap up current technical experiments


2nd Semester / 3rd QTR.

Jan.  

Lectures and Labs :

Digital Workflow
Adjustment Layers based editing
Printing Procedures - Proof to final

Assignments:

Home
addressing the theme of home
Conceptualizing - First Exposures / Critique
: 1st Draft

Shooting in the style of...
the photographer from your artist profile
: 1st Draft

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Spring Showcase Poster Design Competition - Deadline Jan. 19


Artists:

Margaret Bourke-White
Tina Modotti
Imogen Cunningham
Nan Goldin - Tate Shots-https://youtu.be/r_rVyt-ojpY
Sally Mann
Sherry Levine
Judy Dater
Annie Liebovitz
Graciela Iturbide


Feb.  

Assignments:

Home
addressing the theme of home
Conceptualizing - First Exposures / Critique
- CASE Exhibit

Shooting in the style of...
the photographer from your artist profile

Begin Research Projects
Choose Technical, Aesthetic, Conceptual from Contemporary Field for presentation...


March  

Assignments:

Home
addressing the theme of home
Conceptualizing - First Exposures / Critique
- Final

Shooting in the style of...
the photographer from your artist profile
- CASE Exhibit

Begin Research Projects
Choose Technical, Aesthetic, Conceptual from Contemporary Field for presentation...

April  

Lab:

final preparations for Showcase! Thursday April 12, 6-9pm through April 26
Exhibit Design/Sequence/Hanging

Assignments:

Construct - Photograph as Object
- create an photograph/series of images which function as an object/sculpture/or alternatively a hand made book.
Resulting from feedback generated from showcase the majority of students were interested in the altered book
project - a Visual Fine Arts Project wherein the student artists take and existing bound book and manipulate it with
drawing, painting, cut and paste techniques.

Self Portrait Composite
Minimum of 5 / maximum of 8 images composited to 13x19 @ 240-360ppi
- includes image of self
- develop a contextual collage of images from your life
- document your photoshop

Final Portfolios

Research Projects

Choose Technical, Aesthetic, Conceptual from Contemporary Field for
Presentations

Lecture:

Visiting Photographers
Jeremiah Flynn - Monday 4.22
Stan Clark - TBD
Lakshman Roth - Tues 4.23



May  

Lab/Lecture :

Dance Collaboration -
forming groups to create collaborative images.

Assignments:

Self Portrait Composite
Minimum of 5 / maximum of 8 images composited to 13x19 @ 240-360ppi
- includes image of self
- develop a contextual collage of images from your life
- document your photoshop

Research Projects
Students research and present contemporary technical and aesthetic developments in Photography.
Presentations

Final Portfolios
All students create end of year portfolios of all work assigned-personal in multiple digiial formats and presentations.
18-20 images - organized according to assign or project in full resolution.

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Xtra Credit

Construct - Photograph as Object

- create an photograph/series of images which function as an object/sculpture/or alternatively a hand made book.
Resulting from feedback generated from showcase the majority of students were interested in the altered book
project - a Visual Fine Arts Project wherein the student artists take and existing bound book and manipulate it with
drawing, painting, cut and paste techniques.


Visiting Photographers:
Jessica Layton - May 2 @ 9 am
Christopher Woodcock - May 9 @ 9am
Jeff Lee - May 22 @ 10:15


for those returning to AQ Photo for 2018-19

Summer Assignments:

Photo-a-day


Submit Proposal for Photo-a-day
Make one image per day which represents the day or some variation on strategy presented in advance.
Create a social media outlet for presentation of the daily photo -
shared to group list:

A Story of Summer - document an discrete event or an adventure specific to your experience of the summer.
First project of the fall will be to produce in a sequence of images and text which tells this story. This will be printed and presented at Fall showcase.
- to include social media hyperlinks.





Copyright and Legal Rights and Responsibilities Resources: 


Legal and Photorelease - Resources Listing 

PDFs Legal Advice - Photographers Rights - pdfs

Model Release Examples - plain text 

PDN: What Photographers Need to Know About Model Releases

http://www.pdnonline.com/features/What-Photographers-N-10515.shtml 


Three experts explain when and why you need model releases, including a variety of uses where, without a signed release, photographers can create trouble for themselves and their clients.

Photoshelter Guide to Copyright /copyright 

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Usage and Licensing:

American society of Media Photographers (National) http://asmp.org/

American society of Media Photographers (Local) 
http://www.asmpnorcal.org/

Saved Readings:

Robert Adams - Truth - http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/Readings/RobertAdamsTruth.pdf
Robert Adams - Beauty - http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/Readings/RobertAdamsBeauty.pdf

Robert Adams - Good News - http://www.basearts.com//curriculum/PDF/Readings/Rbt.Adams.GoodNews.pdf
Robert Adams - Collegues - http://www.basearts.com//curriculum/PDF/Readings/RobertAdams.Collegues.pdf

Susan Sontag - In Plato's Cave- http://www.basearts.com//curriculum/PDF/Readings/SusanSontag.pdf
Susan Sontag - Melancholy Objects - http://www.basearts.com//curriculum/PDF/Readings/SusanSontagMelancholyRev2.pdf


Shooting Assignments Summary - Intermediate / Adv.

1st Qtr.

(1) - Initial 5-10 Digital Camera images

between the first and the second class meeting - bring these to share on the 2nd class meeting.


(3)
 - Beginning Exposures
Point and Shoot Exposure Adjustment - Working with the half-step shutter lock and/or AF-L
create 3-5 exposures of a given scene showing + and - alternative exposure adjustments. (3)

(4)
 - Bracketing Exposures
3 Subjects - 5-15 exposures for each with alternate exposures.

(7) - Contact Sheets of Brackets/Equivalents
Create a minimum of 3 contact sheets documenting bracketing exposure experiments.

(8)
- Shooting for Grayscale / Black and White
4-8 images you make which would be appropriate to convert to gray scale - include both full color and grayscale image

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(5) - Equivalents: Depth of Field
5-15 Images which illustrate the side effects of aperture selections.

(6) - Equivalents: Motion / Blur
5-15 Images which illustrate the side effects of shutter speed / time value selections.

(10) - Self Portrait - Selfie (10)Try a variety of techniques and poses. You are you own best model. You know exactly what you want you to do. Experiment wih various strategies; self timer, hand held, reflection.

(Variation on The Selfie 
- Create a series of 6 images of your self presented in the front of significant locations from your life. Try to create an overall sense of context for the sequence. 
- Work, Home, Hobby, Nationality?) see : Tseng Kwong Chi http://www.tsengkwongchi.com/


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(2) - Shooting in Low Light without a flash.
-Feel free to experiment, try to find the lowest level of light possible to render a readable image.
Night Shooting / Lowlight

Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light course
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light

http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Cameras-Gear-tutorials/Photography-101-Shooting-Low-Light/163091-2.html

Light Stenciling, compliments of Carolyn Reed:
Here's what it looks like: http://www.fubiz.net/2012/01/30/light-stencils-in-vietnam/
Here's a video on how it's done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DJsLqwsqlg

Lowlight artist / painting with light + range of lighting equipment
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannepaint/4287648439/in/photostream/

DP Review: Readers' Showcase: Astrophotography

Click here to take a look at the gallery of images:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3579675465/readers-showcase-astrophotography/


(9) -
Critique I -
Presentation of a representative selection of your portfolio subjects (5-10 of each at minimum 3 times throughout the course.

(11) - Prints - create 3-5 - 8x10 minimum.

(11) - Images of Light
5-15 images of light -- consider the characteristics of the light situations you are encounter. Images with good or interesting light conditions - focus on the light (diffuse, sharp, moody?)

(12) -
Critique II
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Show progressive state of your portfolio.

(13) - Final Portfolio, Presentation and Critique - 1 Subject Presentation / 3 Subjects Total

3 subjects / 20 images each = 60 Images Total

Archived Assignements:

Black and White - (8) Shooting for Black and White / Gray Scale
Camera RAW for Black&White Mode ONLY!
_ Conversion Methods
_ Previsualization / Exposure, Tonal Considerations
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Shooting Camera RAW for  Gray Scale / Black and White

This weeks shooting assignment requires that you configure your camera for Camera RAW capture. This is a setting found in the image Image Quality menu. When shooting in Camera RAW you can generate both a RAW file and a JPEG file - the resulting images are displayed as B/W in the LCD  but in editing will contain all color channels and data.  If you are not using either Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom - you may want to shoot in this dual file  mode so that you will have access to the JPEGs prior to processing. Note: all manufacturers generally include a software application for converting RAW files.

When shooting for black and white images, never shoot with camera's black and white modes. These "creative" modes are almost always reduced data exposures. Always shoot full color and convert your images in the post process through either the camera raw processor or Photoshops many conversion methods.  The only exception to this is when shooting in RAW. If you have configured for Camera RAW files then you are able to shoot in the cameras Black and White /Grayscale mode - the resulting images are displayed as B/W in the LCD  but in editing will contain all color channels and data.  

Submit and comment on 3-5 images you make which would be appropriate to convert to gray scale or black and white as it is known historically. Submit both the original color image and the gray scale image, if converted. Black/White or Gray Scale images  can be converted using the Channel Mixer, the Black and White Adjustment layer or the Hue and Saturations adjustment layer. Include both the color and the black and white image.  

Add commentary that describes your thinking and your method of conversion.  
What makes the images suitable for black and white? 
Why shoot in black and white when you can shoot full color?

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Here are optional online tutorials for black and white conversion in Lightroom and Photoshop:

Foundations of Photography: Black and White with Ben Long
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-CS5-tutorials/Foundations-of-Photography-Black-and-White/80300-2.html

Converting to black and white
From: Photoshop Artist in Action: Tim Grey's Abandoned Farmhouse with Tim Grey
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Converting-black-white/123556/133465-4.html


Converting color to black and white with Julieanne Kost
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Converting-color-black-white/122999/137813-4.html

Black and White with Lightroom and Photoshop with Bryan O'Neil Hughes
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Thinking-black-white/122444/131805-4.html

Alternate Assignments:

Cropping 5-n-1 - Take an existing file and crop to create 5 variations on the composition. Focus is on re-framing and composing. Not compositing. 

Composite - 1 in 5 - Create an image file from the components or pieces of minimum 5 image files. Create multiple variations on the composition at will.

Bokeh- Create a series of like images of the same subject with various lenses @ largest to smallest aperture bracketed to test bokeh results for all.

Flare / Glare - Create a series of images exploring the selective use of glare /flare with alternate light sources (*sunlight, streetlights (sodium vapor), car lights(halogen).

Tilt Shift - Create a series of landscape images exploring tilt shift or the post focus effect simulating tilt shift. (an optical system (such as a camera) when the lens plane is not parallel to the image plane produces an effect of selective focus. Originally developed to correct for converging parallel lines in aerial photography.

Captioned - Submit 3 images with a brief textual description. Explore the challenges of describing an image to someone with a visual impairement or someone lacking visual acess to the image.

Images of light - 5-15 - (12) - Consider the characteristics of the light situations you are encounter.
Images with good or interesting light conditions - focus on the light (diffuse, sharp, moody?)- not the content of the image
Is there something within the light you could replicate with artificial means?


Alternative:
At the edges of light and shadow -
Create a series of images exploring the contrast at the edges between shadow and light. Experiment with exposure latitude, extremes between 10am and 2pm with direct natural light. Try the Golden Hour, the Blue Hour.



dpBestflow / American society of Media Photographers / Best Practices Resource:
http://www.dpbestflow.org/


Walter Bejamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction", 1936 - Excerpt translanted by Harry Zohn