Photography I

Week 1

Day 1 – Introduction to Photography:  Nokia & 20 Places to photograph outside of STMA HS – Word Doc
Day 2 –  Illuminating Photography History of Camera, camera types, camera intro, Chapter 1, Photoshop Fun
Day 3 – , camera review,
Day 4 – Composition(focal, rule of 1/3s and balance), 20 Objects shoot outside

Week 2 


Day 1 – Photoshop intro, file types and resolution, Channel Mixer (RGB), contrast vs. levels, vs. curves.Photoshop: Channel Mixer
Day 2 – Edit Objects and Upload 10 Best

WEEBLY Create Your Own Blog

Students will create their own Weebly Blog with two pages: Composition Examples and their own Personal Blog. The Composition Examples will be created for the display of photos that inspire the students. Their own blog will be a way to showcase their personal portfolio or work.

Day 3#2 Assign Shadows
Composition Examples: 20 Shadows/Reflections – Create Weebly and find examples
Chapter 2 Reading and Questions
Day 4
Blog:20 Objects Assignment
Day 5 Blog: Shadows/Reflections.

Week 3

 Shadows and Reflection DueComposition Examples: 7 Elements/8 Principles.Students will create compositions with every element represented in a photo and 1 principle, for a total of 8 images.
#3. Panorama 8 – 20 check-in photos due 3/27
Working with Masks:Blog: 7 Elements and 1 Principle
Students will begin organizing a new Photoshop document with all of their Panorama images.

Week 4

Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speed
#5 Action Chapter 6 Book WorkComposition Examples: 3-5 Of Each: Panning, Motion Blur & Stop-ActionHelpful YouTube tutorials from Andy Heatwole
Lesson 1: Introduction to Photoshop Layers Masks
Lesson 2 – Part 1: Introduction to Adjustment Layers 
Lesson 2 – Part 2: Introduction to Adjustment Layers
Lesson 3: Advanced Layer Masking Painting Techniques
Lesson 4: Layer Mask Options and Working with Selections
Blog: Panorama

Week 5

#5 Action & #6 Macro
Students will print their Panorama photographs and critique 10 of their peers work.Students will Read through Chapter 6 in the textbook and complete the end of chapter questions.Students will learn about Panning, Motion Blur, and Stop Action Photos. Using various shutter speed, students will capture moving subjects using the 3 camera techniques.
Motion BlurComposition Examples: 20 Macro images of a variety of subjects

Week 6

#6 Macro Chapter 10, pg 229 & Chapter 11 (still-life) pg. 256 25 Beautiful Examples of Macro Photography
& #7 Portraits Chapter 5 & Chapter ReviewStudents will re-size all 4 action images to a 5″ x ___” and place them on a new custom canvas document at equal distances apart:
5″ x 24″. Save the document as a PSD to Mrs. Henrikson’s shared folder, under Action.Students will upload to original jpeg images to their Weebly page and create a new post on their personal Blog and label each camera technique. Students will also include their original image of their pre-Photoshop edit action photo.
Blog: Action: 1 Panning, 1 Stop Action, 1 Motion Blur, 1 Before & After Photoshop Action Edit (5 images total)
Students will print all 4 Action images for an in-class critique

Week 7

#7 Portraits: Students will use the read chapter 14 in “The Photographic Eye: Learning to see with a camera” textbook (Pg. 181 – 195) The textbook provides 8 different assignment exercises and each student will choose 2 exercises for their portrait assignment. Students will take 10 shots per exercise, having a total of 20 images due on Thursday 4/24 for the check-in.
#6 Macro: Students will take shots of different objects up close using various lighting strategies and experimenting with the aperture settings. Students will turn 5 of their best shots that demonstrates 5 different camera angles, subjects, and/or lighting.
Weebly Critique – Students will access the Weebly pages of their classmates & leave comments about their Macro PhotosDove

Week 8

#8 Double exposure
#9 Social Change

Week 9

Continue Social Change
Artist Presentations
Artist presentations
No school Monday (Memorial Day)
Elements: Line, Shape, Texture, Form, Color, Space, Value
Principles: Balance, Contrast, Rhythm, Repetition, Pattern, Emphasis, Unity, Variety, Movement

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