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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What are we doing?

  • Learning about different types of color schemes
  • Taking 3 photographs, one for each of the 3 color scheme

What do we have to turn in/participate in?

  • Creative color wheel made in photoshop that shows the 3 primary colors, 3 secondary colors

  • 3 photographs, each showing a different color scheme:
    • Monochromatic (including many tints and shades)
    • Analogous
    • Complimentary

  • Photographs CANNOT be flat. They must show a depth of at least 3 to 5 feet. You will not get credit for photographs that do not do this.

  • DO NOT just take a bunch of objects of certain colors and pile them together!!!!!!!!!! Remember, it has to be a good photo in the first place, and show the specific color schemes as well.


What should I make sure to do? What should I think about?

  • Think about color and how it can enhance the mood or feelings in a photograph.
  • Think about every single object in the frame. Are you sure you want it to be there?
  • Think about what you are trying to say with the photograph. Is it just “pretty”, or are you trying to tell the view something?
  • Think about the camera angle…is it boring? Does it help to say something about the subject?
  • 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. Make sure to meter every photograph properly for the correct exposure. MAKE SURE YOUR WHITE BALANCE IS SET CORRECTLY . Use a WHITE CARD if needed.
  • Your photograph should reflect everything we have learned so far about:
    • Physical choices
    • Photo commandments (avoiding clutter, rule of thirds, etc)
    • Composition (line, shape, texture)
    • Shadows and light
    • Depth of field and motion
    • What you include in the frame



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