Photography 11

Mr. Clancy

Overview

Photography 11 is a developed course that meets the requirements set out by the new BC Ministry of Education Curriculum learning outcomes for Media Arts 11. The course is a mix of theory and practice. Students will appreciate the dichotomy between theory and technical proficiency in photography. Students will be able to create a print that is technically perfect and containing content that is meaningful and thought out.

 Classroom Rules

1.     Be respectful of yourself and your teacher

2.     Put your cellphone in the cellphone tray at the beginning of class, it will be returned to you when the bell rings

3.     Arrive on time to class

4.     Let the teacher know if you need to leave the room

5.     Be present

Attitudes/ Work Habits

·       Work in a team atmosphere to overcome problems and concepts

Skills

·       Print photographic prints

·       Make contact sheets

·       Modify and customize images (analogue and digital)

·       Create a negative library

·       Convert documents into digital files using a scanner

·       Manipulate these images with digital retouching software

Theory

·       Understand the theory behind how film works

·       Understand how photo paper works

·       Comprehend the role that photography has played in society over the centuries

·       Identify and differentiate the different fields of photography

Supplies

·       Sketchbook made in first week

·       Your own SLR camera is an asset, as it means that you will be able to work at your own pace

·       A portable USB flash drive

Evaluation

           Evaluation will be transparent, meaning that marks breakdown will be available for every assignment. You will be marked on a number of things. Marks will be based on the quality of the negative, the quality of the print, inclusion of contact sheet, and content. For each assignment there will be a marks breakdown on the assignment sheet. Digital assignments will be marked on many factors including digital retouching, and good resolution images handed in, ready for print. Late assignments will not be accepted unless accompanied by a note from your parent/guardian.

Attendance

This class has a certain amount of freedom to it. There are opportunities to work outside of the classroom. With this freedom comes responsibility. If you do not attend lectures, you will probably fail this class! Regular attendance is mandatory. You are expected to be in class, on time and attend every class.

Tutorial

I’m happy to assist you outside of class hours. Please contact me at sclancy@sd44.ca to arrange a time.

Modules

A module is a unit consisting of 1-2 minor assignments and possibly 1 major assignment. Each module has a focus on one aspect of photography.

Module 1 Set-up and introduction

·       Classroom etiquette and procedures

·       Drawers assigned

·       Google Photo/ Dropbox set up

·       PDF demo

·       Emails collected

·       Workbooks created in class

Module 2 Introduction to Visual Elements

·       Visual Elements minor assignment

·       In class visual elements project 

·       Digital Visual Elements assignment assigned

·       Visual Elements Powerpoint

Module 3 Introduction to exposure triangle

·       Classroom discussion about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

·       Class shown digital camera simulator

Module 4 Introduction to the DSLR

·       Camera care discussed

·       Camera nomenclature assignment (in work-book)

Module 5 Aperture

·       Aperture discussed

·       Aperture major assignment assigned

·       Aperture PowerPoint

Module 6 Shutter Speed

·       Shutter speed PowerPoint

·       Blurred Movement Assignment

Module 7 ISO

·       ISO introduced and discussed in class

·       ISO project introduced

Module 8 RAW images

·       RAW file format discussed in class and overview

·       RAW FILE project  introduced

Module 9 White Balance

·       White Balance discussed in class

·       White Balance project introduced

Module 10 Photoshop Tutorials

·       First, we (re)learn all the tools with this project

·       Second, we learn Layer Masks

·       Third, we learn how to scan

·       Finally, we will be completing a large project that will combine scanning and a digital image.

Module 11 Composition

·       We will discuss composition and watch a video in class

·       Composition Project assigned

Module 12 Contrast Project

Contrast project assigned

Module 13 Studio Photography

For this assignment, you will be taking photos in the room 206 studio, and will be using strobe photography.

You will be organizing and editing these photos in Adobe Camera Raw, and then using them to create your own playing cards to complete this assignment.

DO NOT crop your portrait images as you will be cropping them in the playing card assignment.

You will also be creating your own card back design.