Have a Great Summer break!

Track and Field competition at Olympic Stadium. (Credit Image: © Troy Wayrynen/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Track and Field competition at Olympic Stadium. (Credit Image: © Troy Wayrynen/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Final Portfolio Link


See Mary Ellen Mark’s Most Memorable Photo Essay


Mary Ellen Mark frequently photographed people on the fringes of society. By training her camera on those who went unseen, she willed them to be just the opposite.

In 1983, a collection of these photographs was published in a LIFE Magazine photo essay called “Streets of the Lost.” The unseen in this case were the homeless youth of Seattle. When Mark’s indelible images hit newsstands, a once-invisible population was brought to life by an unforgettable collection of very real human faces.

Mark, who died Monday at 75, chose Seattle for this project because it was known as one of America’s most livable cities. She wanted to show that if kids were living on the street there, then they were living on the streets of every major American city. She didn’t photograph from a distance, but rather implanted herself in the daily lives of her subjects, and this intimacy allowed her…

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June 15, 2015 – What’s Happening?

Learning Targets:

  • I can complete and turn in missing Photo Challenges (final day today).
  • I can turn in my Weekend Photography Extra Credit to the “leave a reply” (optional).
  • I understand the requirments and can turn in my Final Portfolio.
  • I can vote for my favorite Photo Challenge Dream photographs.

Dream images Period 3  Dream Images Period 5  Dream Images Period 6

Kites are hard to hold on to...with a smile!

Kites are hard to hold on to…with a smile! (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

June 12, 2015 – What’s Happening?

Dive-in and get caught up today!

Family vacation to California. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

Family vacation to California. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

1. Turn in your Dream Photo Challenge art to today’s blog post.

  • –Upload your photo to Flickr
  • –Add to Group HHS Photography
  • –Paste URL’s to the reply link of this post.

2. Work on your Final Portfolio Project, due Monday next week.

3. Complete the end of course CCTE Survey – Required for all students.

4. Check your Skyward account for anything else you think might be missing.

5. Have a great weekend!

June 11, 2015 – What’s Happening?

Learning Targets:

Believe it or not they are the same as yesterday. So keep working hard, as you have been, to finish up all your projects and photo challenges. Please go to Monday’s blog post for links.

Here’s the list:

  • Album Art (past due)
  • Photo Essay (past due)
  • Dream image (due tomorrow)
  • Portfolio Project (due Monday)

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For students who are finished and needing something to do, as well as a little extra credit, I have included a link to a fantastic website where you can use Photoshop layers to create a surreal image (see above) using step by step instructions and tutorial assets.

Here is the link.

Funny Surreal Image