Photo 1

Unit 1 - intro

Unit 2 - shadows and light

Unit 3 - composition

Unit 4 - camera controls

Unit 5 - portraits

Unit 6 - aesthetics

Unit 7 - color

Unit 8 - commercial

Unit 9 - you the artist

  • examples 1 2 3 4 5
  • more ex. 6 7 8
  • proposal form
  • photo assign -1/6, -1/13
  • rubric
  • writing: c.s. script
  • digital skills 7:
    social issue / meaning
  • make portfolio of 8 best photos
  • study guide for exam

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Clive Brunskill


What are we doing?

  • Learning to look at light and shadow in a new way
  • Shooting digital photos to explore the ways in which light & shadow are important elements
  • Demonstrating that you can make a turn a color image into a black&white image in Photoshop.
  • Adjusting the LEVELS and CURVES of our images in Photoshop.



What do we have to turn in?

2 black & white digital images that show:

  • 1 photo that shows shadows as objects
  • 1 photo that shows an aspect of light
  • look HERE for ideas



What should I make sure to do?

  • Make sure to meter every photograph properly for the correct exposure. Use a gray card or object if you need to. If the subject has really bright areas and really dark areas, then meter both and pick an exposure in between.
  • Make choices to create visually strong compositions with camera angles, orientation, distance, fore/mid/background
  • Make sure to use WHITE BALANCE and EXPOSURE COMPENSATION if needed. Also make sure that photo is in focus



What should I think about?

  • Think about every single object you are including in the frame. Are you sure you want it to be there? Pay attention to things in the background.
  • Is there clutter in your photograph? Think about the "10 Commandments"
  • Think about what you are trying to say with the photograph. Is it just "pretty", or are you trying to tell the viewer something about yourself or the world?
  • Think about the camera angle.is it boring? Does it help to say something about the subject? Look HERE for more ideas about angles and zoom
  • Think about where you point you camera to meter a scene. Is it a really dark place or a really light place? Try to meter in a neutral place, not too light or too dark.


What should I do if I need help? .........Ask Ms Epp!