June 8, 2015 – What’s Happening?

Learning Targets:

Homegrocer.com is at the cutting edge of internet E-commerce offering customers a new way of grocery shopping through their computers. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

Homegrocer.com is at the cutting edge of internet E-commerce offering customers a new way of grocery shopping through their computers. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

June 5, 2015 – What’s Happening?

Learning Targets:

  • I can complete the brainstorm activitiy for the Dream Photo Challenge (not for seniors).
  • I can turn in my photo essay with four photos.
  • I can work on my Final Portfolio Project.

The photographer above, shot this as one of his series, Surrealistic Pillow, where he photographed a ton of his own dreams. Perhaps you could do the same?

For this next photo challenge, you will photograph something that could only happen in a dream. Maybe its the light that’s not quite right, maybe there are hands coming ouf of the walls, or the trees, maybe they have eyes. Maybe everyone’s face is blurred out. However you choose to show a dream like world, take us there.

Brainstorm three possible ideas you have for this photo challenge. Write down one idea on paper and hand it into me at the end of class. Please give me as much visual information as possible.

Dream photos are due in on 6/10.

June 4, 2015 – What’s Happening?

Learning Targets:

  • I can vote and critique Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art with Line.
  • I can continue working on my Final Portfolio.

Choose THREE photos to critique.

Period 3  Period 5  Period 6

In a Google doc or Word doc critique the photos on the following criteria:

  • How well does the Album Cover shot show the type of music that might be contained in the album?
  • Does the text in the shot reflect the mood of the photograph?
  • Does the image use line to create a sense of depth in the image?
    Does the image demonstrate thinking outside the box?
  • What attracted you to this photo? What makes it different from the rest?
    Technical aspects (is the image in focus, does it need to be cropped, Photoshop work?)
    Did they use a composition technique? Which one and how? (Framing, rule of thirds, or leading lines)?
  • What could be done to improve this image?

Please print out your vote and critique to the HHS classroom printer and hand your response to me at the end of class. Thank you!

June 3, 2015 – What’s Happening?

Learning Targets:

  • I can turn in my photo essay assignment to the May 12th blog post.
  • I can turn in my Album Art with Line assignment to today’s blog post.
  • I can continue working on my Final Project (due June 9th for seniors).
  • I can complete the CCTE End of Class Survey (see link below).
Clark County Fair: Katy Hamlin, left, and Lisa Marshall of Portland ride the Rocket Rush Ejection Seat at the Clark County Fair Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

Clark County Fair: Katy Hamlin, left, and Lisa Marshall of Portland ride the Rocket Rush Ejection Seat at the Clark County Fair Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

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June 2, 2015 – What’s Happening?

Learning Targets:

    • I can turn in my photo story or essay.
    • I can finish my album art with line photo challenge. I will create a link tomorrow.
    • I can begin working on my Final Portfolio project. Please see yesterday’s and Friday’s post with information about how to do it.
Clark College Theatre Cabaret: (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

Clark College Theatre Cabaret: (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

June 1, 2015 – What’s Happening?

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100 life-sized cows will hit the streets of Portland for the street art display “Kows for Kids.” The cows were created by local artists and will be scattered throughout downtown Portland for three months. They will then be auctioned off and proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations for kids. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen)

Learning Targets:

  • I understand the requirements for Album Cover With Line.
  • I know how to manipulate text for my Album Cover With Line photo challenge.
  • I have a resource I can use for how to alter text in photoshop.
  • I understand the requirements for the final portfolio project.

Tasks:

1. Shoot & Edit ONE PHOTO for Album Cover With Line. – Due on Wednesday, 6/3.

2. Check out Today’s Tutorial: Awesome Text Effects for your Album Art Project.

3. Start working on your FINAL PORTFOLIO PROJECT, due for Seniors Tuesday, JUNE 9th. One week later for everyone else.

Extra Credit link:

Weekend Photography

May 29, 2015 – Happy Friday & What’s Happening?

Learning Targets:

  • I understand the requirements for Album Cover With Line.
  • I know how to manipulate text for my Album Cover With Line photo challenge.
  • I have a resource I can use for how to alter text in photoshop.
  • I understand the requirements for the final portfolio project.

Tasks:

1. Look over the requirements for this week’s photo challenge: Album Cover With Line. – Due on Wednesday, 6/3.

2. Check out Today’s Tutorial: Awesome Text Effects for your Album Art Project.

3. Look over the requirements for the FINAL PORTFOLIO PROJECT, due for Seniors Tuesday, JUNE 9th. One week later for everyone else.

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For your Final Exam in this class, you will create a photo Portfolio website, which has the following:

1. A main page with the following:

  • A paragraph with an Artist Statement, a paragraph about your overall style and influences as a photographer

2.  A second page with the following:

  • Your top five favorite photos you took this term.
  • A paragraph on why you chose this image, why it stands out, and what inspired you to take this photograph?
  • The aperture, shutter speed, ISO and Focal length of each.(You can find this information on Flickr)

3. A third page with Your Personal Essay/Photo Journalism piece with five photos.

To create your portfolio, you will be using Weebly  WordPress,Google SitesCrevado, any of these will do.

In Weebly Your SubDomain will be your first name, last name, and something to do with Photography.

Choose the portfolio type of website, and a sub domain of Weebly option.

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Once you are inside, use the above interface to add pictures, pages, text, etc.

OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES ARE HERE AND HERE.

When you have all of the above completed, copy and paste the URL in the comment field below.

FINAL PORTFOLIO PROJECT IS DUE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD ON JUNE 9TH FOR SENIORS. JUNE 16 & 17TH FOR EVERYONE ELSE. NO LATE WORK ON THIS PROJECT WILL BE ACCEPTED.