HW3: 4pts. Due February 22. Post images to Flickr.
Reading: Aperture and Depth of Field, Understanding Exposure, Bryan Peterson,
pp. 36-39, 43, 46, 48-49
Shooting Assignment: Shooting outside, look for your subjects based on lighting quality and direction. Take 5 great pictures with front lighting, 5 great pictures with back lighting, 5 great pictures with side lighting, and 5 pictures with diffused lighting for a total of 20 images. The early morning or late afternoon on a sunny day will be the best time to shoot the front, side, and back light photos. The diffused light shots should be taken in shade or on a cloudy day. Experiment with how you can move around a subject and transform it with the lighting direction and quality.
Check the weather. Plan ahead: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/.
No credit will be given for improperly exposed photographs or out of focus photographs. No credit will be given for boring subjects like fire hydrants, streetlights, garbage cans.
Upload your files to your Flickr account and then do two things:
1. Add the 20 files to your account. Title them “Front Light,” “Side Light,” “Back Light” and ”Diffused Light” accordingly.
2. Send your images to the class group.
Remember to save all of your work at full resolution (so you can print it) at least until the end of the semester.
HW2: 4pts. Due February 15. Bring marked reading to class. Post images to Flickr.
1. Reading: handout from Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age by Robert Hirsch, Chapter three: Image Capture: Cameras, Lenses, and Scanners, pp. 62-69
Please underline whatever you think is most important and bring the copy to class next week.
2. Shooting assignment: 6 x 6
a. Select a 6 ft square location of your choice anywhere OUTSIDE or inside with BRIGHT
DAYLIGHT. Check the weather and plan when in the week you will do this assignment. It will be easiest to do on a sunny day! Assignments shot inside in a dark room will not be given credit. Without leaving that small area, take 20 varied and visually arresting photographs, one each for each of the categories listed above from the in-class shoot. Each of the 20 images should be very different from the others.
03. Overhead or high angle
04. Oblique angle
05. Frame or Radical cropping
Space and Perspective
06. Shallow Space
08. Deep Space
09. Positive space or form
10. Negative space or ground
15. Rule of Thirds
16. Emphasized Texture
17. Minimized Texture
b. Because Flickr has a 100MB limit per month, please make a small set of files to upload to Flickr. In Bridge select: Tools>Photoshop>image processor. Then select the location to save the new set of smaller images and how big they will be. I suggest 1000 px x 1000px as an upper limit.
c. Post the small sized jpgs to Flickr. Then send your images to the class group. Please tag the images “6×6” so I can identify your assignments correctly.
HW 1: 4pts. Due Feb. 8th. Post to the OpenLab. Category= hw1.
Select a photograph of New York by one of the four photographers we looked at in class. Identify the photograph. Using the handout “Seeing Photographs” answer the first seven questions. Modify question 8 to be, “How does this photograph relate to others in the same series by the same photographer?” Use the vocabulary listed under “Visual Elements” at least for questions 3, 4, and 5 and elsewhere if appropriate.
Dawoud Bey-Harlem Stories
http://www.thomasholton.com/ The Lams of Ludlow Street
Jeff Liao-Habitat 7
http://www.eugenerichards.com/ then select galleries>Stepping Through the Ashes
Reading: Next week, we will see the older photography formats daguerreotype and tintype at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Read these two explanations of these formats.