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Photo 2- Continue with Blockheads. Get them printed out, start cutting them out and taping together.

http://www.cubeecraft.com

Photo 2 WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT- Get photos of family/friends/pets/badgers for an even better Blockhead next week.

Photo 1- Continue to work on and perfect mini-worlds/small planets. Some great examples HERE.

Weekend assignment Photo 1- Take pics of People. You’ll be starting to do portrait photography and learning how to do photo retouching. Make sure it’s about fro their chest up and mainly a pic of their face, those are generally easier to edit. we will be learning how to edit them on monday SO COME PREPARED!!!

FOR TODAY’S POST- 10 thoughts on being a Photographer, by the good John Greengo. LINKWhat are your thoughts after watching this? 

Today-

Photo 2- Hope you brought your camera, we are going to give the Blockheads a try. THIS LINK for the already made ones, and to use as a template of the one that you will create. Pay attention to the details, where things match up, line up… use the clone stamp tool if you have to in order to fill in areas. …and remember, layers, layers, layers. Bring in an Xacto knife if you have one to use tomorrow to cut these out.

Photo 1- Mini worlds. Links to tutorials-  Mini-worlds.  HERE is a more advanced version of it. Want one more? Huh?! DO YOU? Well, you asked for it, HERE it is. If you get done with one, work on another, and another, and another.

For today’s post-

PHOTO 2 Blog Post-

3 stupid reasons why your photography does not improve. REad through this great short post. I will then ask you the same questions that are asked here- “ I’d love to hear from you on two fronts:

  • what other simple things hold you (or other photographers) back from improving?
  • what tips and solutions would you give others facing these problems?”

PHOTO 1 Blog post- Phillip Toledano created an amazing work where over the course of several years he photographed his father. LINK HERE With the photos he has his own personal thoughts and feelings about each one. Read through it, REALLY read it, do not just look at the photos. After reading and looking at it, what are your impressions? If you could send a message directly to the photographer Toledano, what would you tell him? Do you like this or not? Would it have been as strong with just the photos and no words? What about no photos and just words?

Test day

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Crazy day.

Period 1. Work on photoshop stuff. Have fun with it. NO GAMES. Be good.

Photo 2- no blog post. We will look at photos

PHOTO 2- BRING CAMERA TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

Photo 1- For today’s post- Phillip Toledano created an amazing work where over the course of several years he photographed his father. LINK HERE With the photos he has his own personal thoughts and feelings about each one. Read through it, REALLY read it, do not just look at the photos. After reading and looking at it, what are your impressions? If you could send a message directly to the photographer Toledano, what would you tell him? Do you like this or not? Would it have been as strong with just the photos and no words? What about no photos and just words?

Look at photos

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Photo 2- Look at photos. We have quite a few assignments we have not looked at, but need to loo at and discuss. This needs to be a class discussion using photo related terms, so we can all learn and grow as photographers.

Photo 1- Look at your reflection photos and discuss them. This is a class discussion, not just a few people. By doing this, you are using photo terms and growing as a photographer.

ALL- Update on the possible Silverwood field trip. Once I can get the date for sure on it, I will get more info to you and parents (a permission slip and money will be needed). Cost- I forgot about lunch out there, so it will be closer to about $30, that will include lunch and drinks all day out there. You will NEED your camera while out there. Also, as I stated yesterday, if money is an issue we will figure it out. I don’t want you not going because of money.

For today’s post- What motivates us? We are going to watch a movie about what really motivates people to do more, to do better. You might be surprised by what it is. For those watching at home, the video is HERE. You know the routine- after watching it, what do you think? How is this relevant to this class? School? Life?

….. just to see if it is blocked for you guys, try THIS LINK. 

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Photo 2- Download your window light portraits, fix them up, make them look beautiful, turn into the WINDOW LIGHT folder. Good chance we will talk about them today, depends on how quickly people get them turned in. Turn in your Photoshop Contest image from Friday.

Photo 1- Download your reflection photos. Fix I will be coming around for a check on them (20 points), pick your best one, fix it up, make it look beautiful and amazing, turn it into the REFLECTION folder by the end of the period.

FOR ALL- Interested in a field trip later in the school year? A trip to Silverwood? There would be a cost with it, about $20 (if money is an issue for you, let me know. I don’t want you not going because of money). We would go out, take photos, and then when we return back to classes create an advertisement using the photos that you shot while out there.

For today’s postWhat do you think the future of photography holds? What will cameras be like in 10 or 20 years? What will computer programs for photos be like in 10 or 20 years? What would you like to see in 10 or 20 years? There is no right or wrong answer to this, just be sure to use complete sentences!

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