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  PHOTOGRAPHY 3:: FALL SEMESTER - 2013  
  Your mission is to learn every think there is to know about operating a digital SLR camera so you can use it as the creative tool it can be, and master artificial studio lighting.  
  WEEK ! - Sept 4 - 6  
 

Hello. class discussion.

Syllabus: read in, know it, believe it : )

The photo programs at GHHS and PHS are based on the state guidelines for commercial photography. By the end of this semester you should know everything that is outlined (read through pages 8 -10) in this document.

You have all arrived at this class by different paths. You aren't all starting with the same abilities and skills. The first thing we need to do is assess where you are and what you need to do before you begin the Photo 2,3 or 4 projects.

Photoshop portion of the competency sheet.

Here are the camera instructions. They are mostly from the class camera manual. Find the answers to any questions you didn't know. If you can't figure it out from reading about it, and experimenting with the camera, ask me to help you.

We have different models of cameras. There will be some differences ,but they are basically the same.

DSLR basics

Part 1

Part 2

Photoshop Competencies: tool pallet, cropping, layers, adjustment layers, color correcting, layer masks, sharpening, size, resolution, resizing, feathering selections, black and white conversions (desaturate, B&W adjustment layer), filters, file formats, retouching (patch tool, clone stamp tool, lighten layer blend technique,dust and scratches filter), hand coloring, history pallet, vignettes (dark and soft), selecting using quickmask, saving selections, straightening, duotones/tritones, dodging and burning (not with dodging and burning tools), adjusting contrast (s curve, levels adjustments), cool edges, brushes (download, making your own), threshold command, photomerge, notes tool, actions, batch commands.

Sample Files: You can download or copy from this web page.

Camera safety tips:

1. Always use the camera strap.

2. Ask me for a camera. The camera cabinets are off limits to students. When you check out a camera write your name and the last 2 numbers of the serial number on the check-out list.

3. Return the camera and card to me at the end of the period. I need to sign you off. Don't leave the camera unattended.

4. Turn off the camera before inserting or removing the memory card. Be careful when inserting the memory card. If it doesn't go in easily, take it out and try again. Ask for help if you have trouble.

5.If you check out a camera for the period, don't give it to someone else to use until you check it back in.

6. Don't place the camera on the edge of the table (so people don't bump into it and knock the camera off the table). Keep the camera strap from draping over the edge of a table.

7. Don't let the camera get wet.

Photoshop basics: Setting up and saving your work space, layers, color correcting, cropping, sytaightening, retouching, (patch tool, cloan stamp tool) etc. (we will go over this in class).

Basic File Prep: You need to at least do these steps on all files you turn in: color correcting, sharpening, cropping and straightening, and saving as a jpg.

Sample Files: You can download or copy from this web page.

Tutorial Videos

Setting up a custom photoshop workspace

Adjusting color balance, brightness and contrast

Zooming

Sharpening an image

Cropping and Straightening

Dodging and Burning

Black and white conversion

Dark Vignette

Hand Tinting

Selecting with a quickmask

Combining Images

 
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RESOURCES

 

 
 

Good Contemporary Photographers

Dark Chamber

A Lot of History

George Eastman House

PBS Photography

Glazers

B&H

DP Review

Using Your Digital Camera

Color Information

Communication Arts

Webster

Photo Links

Sports Photography

 
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