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Digital Photography

Digital Photography
 
 
 
Class Description:

In the Digital Photo course, you will learn about photo terms and techniques.  You will also creatively modify photos using photo editing software.

Some projects include: Colorization, Multiple Me, You're On Your Own, and more!

To learn more about how this class runs, check out the graphic syllabus.

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Friday 2-23-18
Posted 2/22/2018 at 2:39:29 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

If you were absent yesterday, get the file from Google Classroom and a "Colorization Demo" paper from the tray. Ask your neighbor to help when you have questions.


Respond to the post in Google Classroom about what you learned during yesterday's Colorization Demo.


Today we will...

Discuss a few more colorization tips.


Continue to practice using one of the black and white images provided to you OR a picture you find online.


You may colorize as much as you want, but you should plan on turning at least one colorized image in by the end of our next class period.


Goal:

Colorize a black and white image using various editing features and tools in Photoshop.

Thursday 2-22-18
Posted 2/21/2018 at 10:41:27 AM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Get the file from Google Classroom for today's demo.


Today we will...

Complete the Colorization Demo.


Goal:

Colorize a black and white photo in Photoshop.

Wednesday 2-21-18
Posted 2/20/2018 at 2:27:59 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Continue to work on your Brushes Activity.


Today we will...

Finish the "Brushes Activity" and turn it in!


See yesterday's blog post for a list of things you could do when finished.


Goals:

  • Become more comfortable with the interface, select colors, and use brushes.

  • Use various unique brushes to create a visually appealing image in Photoshop.

Tuesday 2-20-18
Posted 2/14/2018 at 1:24:26 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Look over the “Brushes Activity” assignment in Google Classroom.


Today we will...

Discuss the "Brushes Activity" and you can get to work!


If you have left over time, you could:

  • Complete and turn in any missing assignments.

  • Look over comments in Classroom and earn back missed points on past assignments.

  • Explore creating a brush (see the back of the Brushes Activity worksheet).

  • Watch this video called How to paint hair in Photoshop by Kue

  • Work on a "Go-On" activity.

Goals:

  • Become more comfortable with the interface, select colors, and use brushes.

  • Use various unique brushes to create a visually appealing image in Photoshop.

Wednesday 2-14-18
Posted 2/13/2018 at 1:41:16 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

How can you tell if you have a healthy heart?

 

Today we will...

Discuss ways to be heart-healthy, using the questions as a guide. Find the questions by clicking here OR use a paper copy in class.

 

Create a collage or puzzle about heart health and/or perform some virtual open heart surgery (click the link above for more info on these activities).

 

Goal:

Consider how YOU can keep your heart healthy!

Tuesday 2-13-18
Posted 2/12/2018 at 10:44:31 AM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Get a file from Google Classroom for the "Biking Demo." (Remember: You will need to open it in a new window to see the download button!)


Today we will...

Go through the “Biking Demo.” As we do, follow along on your computer as I complete the steps using the projector.


Watch a video called, "How to use the sponge tool in Photoshop" by tutvid. A different version of Photoshop is used in this video, but we have most of the same options at the bottom of our interface, rather than the top.


Goal:

Further explore tools and menus, use and organize panels, select colors, and use brushes.

Monday 2-12-18
Posted 2/9/2018 at 2:00:21 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Return to your YOYO#1 Project if you’re not finished. If you are, consider how you can keep your Go-On points today!


Today we will...

Finish up the YOYO #1 Project. We will be moving on tomorrow, so use the most of your time today!


Maintain "Go-On" points. If you're in need of an idea, see me!


Goals:

  • Merge photos, use the gradient tool, apply text, apply effects, and use drawing tools.

  • Maintain "Go-On" points!

Friday 2-8-19
Posted 2/8/2018 at 11:27:29 AM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Review the requirements of the YOYO#1 Project. See the rubric in Google Classroom or get a paper copy out of the tray.


Today we will...

Continue to work on the YOYO #1 Project. If you finish the requirements, check out the extra ideas at the bottom of the page. You will not be graded on including these, but they may add to your project!


When finished, catch up on past assignments and/or work on a "Go-On" Activity. Keep in mind that you have a choice on what to do, but you MUST be doing SOMETHING related to Digital Photo (or at least school) to keep your 25 points!


Goals:

  • Merge photos, use the gradient tool, apply text, apply effects, and use drawing tools.

  • Maintain "Go-On" Points. :)

Thursday 2-8-18
Posted 2/8/2018 at 9:24:35 AM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

I hope you enjoyed your snow day yesterday! Today's plan is very similar to what was posted for yesterday, but there is an additional infographic to check out!


Bell Work:

Look over the infographic: Can I Use This Picture?

TIP: Click to enlarge and pan around using the scroll bars.


Then, look over this one: I took a photo of my friend that I want to share… now what?


Today we will...

Discuss the infographics from bell work.


Go over and get started on YOYO Project #1.


Goals:

  • Differentiate between images that can and cannot be used and for what purposes.

  • Combine images, manipulate content, add text, apply special effects, and use a drawing tool.

Wednesday 2-7-18
Posted 2/6/2018 at 11:22:50 AM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Look over the infographic: Can I Use This Picture?

TIP: Click to enlarge and pan around using the scroll bars.


Today we will...

Discuss the infographic from bell work.


Go over and get started on YOYO Project #1.


Goals:

  • Differentiate between images that can and cannot be used and for what purposes.

  • Combine images, manipulate content, add text, apply special effects, and use a drawing tool.

Tuesday 2-6-18
Posted 2/5/2018 at 12:32:37 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Get a Climber Demo paper out of the tray and open two files in Photoshop: climber and cliff.


Today we will...

Continue with the demo. It's best to stay with the class and help each other as needed.


Toward the end of class, you will explore filters and styles by selecting half an image and applying different things to it. By selecting only half you can see the "before and after" of the application. After applying one, choose "Undo" to start fresh OR see what happens when you apply more than one at a time.


Goals:

  • Combine images, manipulate content, add text, and apply special effects.

  • Explore filters and styles in Photoshop.

Monday 2-5-18
Posted 2/2/2018 at 12:41:40 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Try to get two files from Google Classroom for today's demo. They are Photoshop files (not just images) so you will have to open them in a new window and then download them. They will likely go right into your "Downloads" folder when you do.


You may cut/paste them into you X-drive from there or at least make sure you're saving your work-in-progress to your X-drive.


Don't worry if you're having trouble. I'll show everyone how to do this on the projector in a minute! :)


Today we will...

Start the Climber Demo. Follow along on your computer while I complete it using the projector. We will not finish it today, so again, you should save what you have as a PHOTOSHOP file in your X-drive.


Toward the end of class, you should "fake a sunset" using the gradient tool and a picture of your choice.


Goals:

  • Combine images, manipulate content, add text, and apply special effects.

  • Fake a sunset using Photoshop.

Friday 2-2-18
Posted 2/1/2018 at 10:59:50 AM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Continue working on your Reflection Image.


Today we will...

Finish The Reflection Image Assignment. It is due by the end of class today, but don’t let this stress you out. Remember what due dates mean in this class! See the rubric for details on what to include and turn it into Google Classroom when finished.


When you're finished, make sure all your previous assignments are complete and turned in. Then, choose a "Go-On" Activity - either from the page on our class website or come up with an idea on your own. Just make sure you're doing something productive related to digital photography (or at least school) to maintain your points! :)


Goal:

Create a unique reflection image in Photoshop using the Image, Layer, and Filter menus in addition to various Tools and Tool Options.

Thursday 2-1-18
Posted 2/1/2018 at 10:19:32 AM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Check out the Reflection Images in the "Standout Student" section to the left. Then, look over the "Reflection Image" assignment and rubric in Google Classroom.


Today we will...

Discuss The Reflection Image Assignment.


Work on the assignment and turn it into Google Classroom when finished.


Make sure all your previous assignments are complete and turned in. Then, choose a "Go-On" Activity or come up with an idea on your own. Just make sure you're doing something productive related to digital photography (or at least school) to maintain your points! :)


Goal:

Create a unique reflection image in Photoshop using the Image, Layer, and Filter menus in addition to various Tools and Tool Options.

Wednesday 1-31-18
Posted 1/30/2018 at 11:17:46 AM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Save the "Red Ferrari" files from Google Classroom to your X-drive.


Today we will...

Go over the questions associated with the BLT - Layers Demo.

  • If you haven't turned yours in yet, you may type your responses as we discuss them. If you've already answered the questions, you may make corrections if necessary.

Complete the Red Ferrari Demo.


Create a similar image using pictures of your choice for the "Reflection Image" Assignment.

  • You may use your own pictures or pictures you find online. Either way, you will need to save them to your X-drive. Keep originals because you will turn them in along with your completed file.

Goals:

  • Review selection tools and layers.

  • Experiment with a filter, a flip, and the eraser tool.

Tuesday 1-30-18
Posted 1/29/2018 at 2:23:27 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Tell your neighbor what you know about file types. You  probably (hopefully) know that we save as a Photoshop file while still working on projects and as a JPEG when finished, but do you know WHY?


Today we will...

Discuss the handout: File Types Explained.


Watch a video about managing layers.


Return to the BLT Layers Demo. If you’re not finished with it, continue "making it your own" by adding other elements to it.

 

Turn the BLT Layers Demo into Google Classroom. When you do this, you will need to answer some questions for full credit.


Make sure all assignments so far are complete and turned in:

  • YOUR Photo Composition

  • Selections Practice - FoodFace

  • Resolution Review

  • Layers Demo - BLT

If you have extra class time, choose a "Go-On" Activity.


Goals:

  • Successfully work with layers in Photoshop.

  • Explain why layers are important in photo editing.

Monday 1-29-18
Posted 1/26/2018 at 2:00:20 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Check out this image from Artistic Action and this article from Photoshop Cafe about Photoshop layers.


Today we will...

Begin our demo on layers in Photoshop to create a BLT sandwich.


Discuss the handout: File Types Explained.


Goals:

  • Gain a better understanding of why layers are so important in photo editing.

  • Continue to practice using selection tools.

  • Understand that different file types are used for different purposes.

Friday 1-26-18
Posted 1/25/2018 at 1:18:59 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

YOUR Photo Composition is due today. Do you need to borrow a camera? Do you have any questions?


Finish your second food face and turn it in if you haven’t already.


When you’re finished with the above, read over the article about resolution on Exposure Guide.


Today we will...

Take a few notes on resolution.


Use notes to take an open-note "quiz" in Google Classroom.


Check out this article from GCF learnfree.org for some more detailed info on things like image dimensions and file types.


Goals:

  • Explain how resolution works.

  • Begin to understand more about file types.

Thursday 1-25-18
Posted 1/24/2018 at 2:23:26 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Open the "food face" file we were working with yesterday and make sure it has the following:

  • Two (or more) eyes.

  • At least 5 different food items.

  • Excess space cropped out.

Today we will...

Go over how to turn files into Google Classroom.


Attempt to create a new face out of the files that were added in Google Classroom (or search for your own images).


Consider the new challenges with these different photos.


Goals:

  • Save and upload a completed project.

  • Continue to practice working with selections in Photoshop.

Wednesday 1-24-18
Posted 1/23/2018 at 2:20:22 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Consider the assignment: YOUR Photo Composition. How is it going? Do you have questions? Do you need to borrow a camera during class?


Today we will...

Do a "food face" demo on selection and move tools in Photoshop. We will:

  • Get a file from Google Classroom to start.

  • Save it as a Photoshop file as we're working on it.

  • Save it as a JPEG to turn it in.

Goal:

Explore selection and move tools in Photoshop, creating a face out of food.

Tuesday 1-23-18
Posted 1/22/2018 at 2:35:19 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Look over the Google Classroom assignment: YOUR Photo Composition. It shouldn't take long at all, but it is DUE on Friday!


Today we will...

Explore the article that is linked below... You will see the difference between selection tools and can click each link for more info. Check out the picture of "Tool Options" for each selection tool...

Photoshop Elements Help/Using Tools to Make Selections


Watch a short video on basic selections. Pull up a chair! You will likely want to be closer to the screen to see the details about selections!


Open a sample picture in Photoshop. You will need to click “Accept” and possibly “Use Anyway” when opening Photoshop for the first time. Help each other out if needed and explore what was covered in the link and video. 


If you have issues accessing Photoshop, do a “Go-On” Activity instead. Click the link on the left of our class website for ideas. I recommend watching tutorials on Blue Lightning TV. Headphones are up front if you need to borrow some. I'll be back tomorrow to answer any questions you have! :)


Goal:

Explore selection and move tools in Photoshop.

Monday 1-22-18
Posted 1/19/2018 at 2:00:27 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

Bell Work:

Log in and read the blog. Hey! Look at that! You're almost done already! Read below to finish up...


Today we will...

Finish going over classroom procedures.


Join our Digital Photo Google Classroom. Here is our class code: klx9ul


Find a picture you think is visually interesting. It can be anything as long as it's school appropriate!


Go over photo composition techniques. You will find a few examples, post them in Google Classroom and I'll project them. As I do, the class will try to guess which techniques were used.


Goals:

  • Further understand how our classroom runs.

  • Join our Google Classroom.

  • Identify various photo composition techniques.

Friday 1-19-18
Posted 1/18/2018 at 1:40:19 PM by Alicia Antol [staff member]

WELCOME!!!

When you come to class, the first thing you should do is log on and check the blog. This is where you will find bell work, the plan for the day, and the daily goal...


Bell Work:

Fill out the Student Survey. Then, log in, navigate to our class website, and check it out.


Today we will...

Start with a "get-to-know-ya" activity called String a Story!


Begin to go over classroom procedures.


Make sure to follow the end of class procedures.


Goals:

  • Navigate to the class website and understand that when you get to class, you should log on and check the blog.

  • Get to know classmates a little better.

  • Begin to understand how our classroom runs.

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