Jan 18

Welcome to the end of the semester! Congratulations on all the hard work you put in this year and you all produced extraordinary pieces of art.

Please fill out the questionaire below to help shape the course for future students. Your input is greatly valued and will make an impact on those after you taking the course.

Jan 17

Portfolio due today! Continue working on it if you are not done. When you are done, hand it in via the Assignments drive

Portfolio Rubric

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Photo Portfolio Rubric

Jan 16

Continue working on your portfolio. Did you miss your chance at handing in your late photo assignments? Still work on your missing photo assignments for your portfolio and they will still be marked in your portfolio!


Jan 13

Guest Speaker today. After he is finished you can continue working on your portfolio.

Natural Light Portraiture Assignment

Light can be a very useful too when taking photos. You've probably already started to notice how it can affect your photos. Light can be used to create a mood, add drama, and/or evoke emotion into your viewer.

Look at the photos at the website and watch the video below. Natural light is always the best type of light to use to flatter your subject (without using additional equipment).

Natural Light Portraits Article

1) Find a partner and take 1 camera for the pair of you and find a window in the school

2) Work together to come up with poses that uses the natural light coming in through the window to light your model. Use the website article and the video for ideas and inspiration or try to recreate one of the images.

3) Things to remember:
-> Do not take a picture of your model's whole body. Concentrate on the upper half or get in even closer and just take their face

-> Try different angles and poses both as a photographer and as a model

-> Watch your camera settings. Think about using a large aperture (small F number) for shallow depth of field.

-> Be creative and have fun! You each need to come up with 1 photo to hand in. Remember you may still need to work on it in Photoshop so make sure you leave time. Add this photo to your portfolio!


Jan 10

1) Hand in  your booklet so I can update your photo marks

2) Review the Critiquing Rules and Guidelines

3) Upload any school photos you have not put into the yearbook drive into the STUDENT LIFE FOLDER. Be sure they are only the good ones!

4) Continue working on your Powerpoint portfolio - see yesterdays posting / Portfolio notes posting. You will not have time Wed/Thursday to work on it. We have a guest speaker Friday, so you may not have a lot of time Friday to work on it

REMINDER! ALL photo assignments should be handed in. If you still want to hand in photo assignments, FRIDAY JAN 13 IS THE LAST DAY.


Jan 9 - Portfolio Notes

Welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

1) Hand in 1 photo to critique. Drag and drop to the Critique folder on the Assignments drive.

2) Did you hand in all your photo assignments? A lot of you did not. Work on your photo assignments you have not completed yet. If you are having trouble finding some of your assignment shots, please see me ASAP.

If you are done all your photo assignments, continue working on your Powerpoint portfolio.

A few notes:
-> You should have 26 photos + 26 information slides + 1 cover slide = 53 Slides MINIMUM in your portfolio.

-> Your photos should be all your assignment photos and no more than 5 school life pictures.

-> Do you have any photos you are not happy with or would like to redo? Feel free to go out and redo those photos and replace your assignment photo with your new and improved one.

-> Do you have a photo that you love but it does not fit into any of the assignments? You can add no more than 2 BONUS photos to your portfolio.

-> Your photos can be 25 of any of the 28 assignments.

-> You MUST have these assignments in your  portfolio:
     - 2 Action Shots
     - ISO (all 3 can be on 1 slide) - be sure to label each photo with its ISO
     - Bracketing (all 3 can be on 1 slide)

-> Do you think your colour shot is spectacular? Put your colour version of the photo after the black and white assignment on a separate slide.

-> Make sure your photos are colour corrected and touched up (adjustments made to levels, highlights and lowlights, distractions taken out, etc) and VIGNETTE if you think it will enhance your photo.

Questions? SEE ME ASAP!