If you are currently enrolled in Digital Photography this is where you will find details on class assignments. Remember that assignment deadlines are always posted to the Google Calendar Tab.
Assignments Sheets are posted here along with the description for each unit.
Assignments Sheets are posted here along with the description for each unit.
Camera Check Out Reminders
Cameras can be checked out at the end of each school day at 2:45. You may only check a camera out directly from me (Mrs. Bjork). Don't just take one off the shelf even if you're in that class room at the end of the day with another teacher. You have to get the camera from me, have me check it over to be sure all the parts are in the bag. You can then sign it out on the sheet. Cameras are due back during resource the next morning. If it is a Wednesday and I am in a meeting you need to stop by at the start of first hour to drop it off. I will give you a pass if needed to first hour. When returning the camera have it ready for me to inspect and then sign in the date you returned it. If you are absent it is your responsibility to get the camera returned to school by your parent. They can drop it office to the attendance secretary in the office. If you don't follow these rules you may jeopardize your ability to be allowed to check out a camera in the future.
Week of June 2 - 6
Monday-Tuesday: Work days to finish Masters Free Choice and your exam.
Wednesday: Critique of Masters Free Choice for B day class.
Thursday: Critique of Masters Free Choice for A day class and early Exam for the six volunteers.
Friday: Early Exam for the six volunteers, work time for the exam for the rest.
Mac Lab and art room are open after school Monday June 2 3:00-4:30
June 5 3:00-4:30
May 26 - 30
Tuesday/Wednesday: Work day on your Free Choice Masters project. Make sure you've had your Bridge check and that wiki research is finished.
Thursday/Friday: Continue working on Free Choice and your Exam
Free Choice Masters Critique is Monday/Tuesday, June 2/3
REMEMBER THAT MAY 30TH IS THE FINAL DAY YOU CAN CHECK OUT A CAMERA FOR THIS YEAR.
May 19 - 23
Monday/Tuesday- Final day to work on Free Choice Masters of Photo wiki research and shooting photos. Bridge check will be next class if you're B Day (Thursday). IF you're A day we'll do Bridge check on Friday.
Wednesday: Work day for A day class, shoot photos and prepare for Friday Bridge check on Free Choice.
Thursday/Friday: Bridge check for Free Choice. Start editing photos and prep for critique. Discussion of Exam and hand out papers related to it.
Week of May 12 - 16
Monday-Friday: Research using the wiki page on Master Artists and Free Choice. Develop a Complex composition and Concept for your Final Free Choice project.
Complete the wiki research and then get started on your photo shoots. Bridge check will be due next Tuesday/Wednesday May 20/21.
Week of May 5 - 9
Monday-Wednesday: Work days to finish Lost and Found project. Final prints due for critique Thursday and Friday.
Thursday/Friday: Critique Lost and Found project, Discussion of final unit.
Week of April 28 - May 2
Monday: A day- Work on Lost and Found project due next week Friday May 9th.
Tuesday: Work on Lost and Found project due next week Thursday May 8th.
Wednesday A day/Thursday B day: Work time on Lost and Found.
Friday B day: Shortened classes. Work time for Lost and Found
Week of April 21 - 25
Monday 4/21 & Tuesday 4/22/: Continue wiki research for Lost & Found, collect and gather what you need during spring break and bring back to school after break. Wiki research and proposal should be finished by the end of this class.
Wednesday 4/23 & Thursday 4/24: Wiki research check and photo check due today. Bring your found photos and materials to class to share what you plan to use. You will meet individually with me to share your proposal on the wiki and to share your photos. These should be found images mostly. If you're using your own shot photos you should upload to a folder on the Share drive so we can look at from my desk.
Friday 4/25 & Monday 4/28: Get started editing and putting together your Lost and Found Image.
Week of April 7 - 11
Monday/Tuesday: Critique of Five/5 project. Make sure all elements are turned in (wiki and assignment)
Deposit your written artist statement and title of your work into the Google Folder for the contest.
Wednesday/Thursday: READ and click through all the links and videos on the wiki site for the Lost & Found project using the wiki and linked pinboards.
See assignment details below. Post your proposal here.
Friday 4/11/Monday 4/21: Continue wiki research for Lost & Found, collect and gather what you need during spring break and bring back to school after break. Wiki research and proposal should be finished by the end of this class.
Week of March 31 - April 4
Monday- Wednesday: Work days to edit and finish FIVE/5 assignment. Work should be highly creative especially in terms of concept and composition. Use Adobe Photoshop to really play up your idea.
Thursday/Friday: Critique of FIVE/5 project has been pushed back to Monday and Tuesday April 6-7. Work should be digitally turned in using the Share Drive. Don't have to print these for critique. We will print later.
Make sure you follow the correct path:
Finder- XServe-Share-Share 2013-14-Second Semester-Digital Photography section you are in.
Week of March 24 - 28
Monday: Critique of Portrait assignment, start research and proposals for Five new project. Bridge Check of FIVE next class.
Tuesday: Research, planning and photoshoot for FIVE, Bridge check next class on FIVE/5
Wednesday/Thursday: Bridge Check for FIVE/5, continue editing and finish Wiki posts.
Friday: Continue Editing FIVE/5-Deposit into SHARE drive upon completion.
FIVE IS DUE FOR CRITIQUE ON APRIL 3-4
Week of March 17-21
Monday/Tuesday: Work on edits to portraits, start printing and mounting two 5 x 7 inch portraits.
Wednesday: Final work day on portraits, edit and print and mount them.
Thursday/Friday/Monday: Portrait critique, two 5 x 7 inch portraits should be printed and mounted for display. Complete the portrait grade rubric.
Introduce New Unit: FIVE
Week of March 10-14
Monday: Photoshoot in Art Room using studio lights, umbrellas etc.
Tuesday/Wednesday: Bridge Check of Portrait collection
Start editing portraits in Photoshop
Thursday/Monday: Finish up edits and choose the top 2 for printing. Due for Critique March 20-21.
No School Friday March 14th.
Week of March 3-7
Monday/Tuesday: Research portraits identifying techniques for creating works of art, not just Facebook shots. Use wiki page for research:
Wednesday/Thursday: Learn about lighting techniques and how to make a good portrait. Photoshoot in classroom studio using lights and umbrellas.
Friday/Monday: Use Photoshop to edit portraits and choose 3 best to work on further.
Bridge Check of 36 images due Tuesday/Wednesday March 11/12
Weeks of February 17 - 21 &
Photoshop Tutorials To Try so you can have wicked awesome skills!
Photoshop Tutorial on Water Effects
Sistine Chapel 360 Virtual Tour
Digital Photography Online Tutorials
Adobe Layers Magazine
Worth 1000 Amazing Photos and Photoshop Images
How To Shoot Photos of Lightning
Digital Atelier modern 21st century digital imaging and printmaking site, emphasis on alternative processes.
Photography West Gallery: Features works by many of the Masters of Black and White Film Photography including Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro and more.
Masters of Photography: Great website with lots of fabulous photographers who are historically significant.
Imogen Cunningham one of my favorites! Fantastic imagery from the 20th century including portraits and flowers and more.
Edward Weston master of light and shadow, emphasis on organic forms through still life, landscape and human figure.
Ansel Adams master of light in natural settings. photographed the National Parks and helped with conservation efforts through his images.
George Eastman House great museum and archive about the early days of photography.
popularized photography for the everyday person. Many great tips and resources here.
Historic Photo Archive
Archive of First Semester 2013 Units
Getting Started: Day 1