Week #6 :: Misty’s Class

This week we learned about color design theory and how to color balance our images in Photoshop and Lightroom.  Click on the links below for more in depth info on what was covered in class this week.

Class Notes |  Assignment  | Image Cover Sheet

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Misty’s Class :: {Assignment} Color as the Main Event

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Assignment  |  Lecture Material

Here are some more examples of successful photos with Color as the Main Event, from the Patterns in Nature: Flora series on National Geographic.

Calla Lilly by Raul Touzon

Giant Lobelia by George F. Mobley

Week #5 – Misty’s Class

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”  ~ Robert Capa

This week we learned how to set the minimum focusing distance on our camera lens and talked about filling the frame with your subject.  We also learned about lens perspective distortion/compression.  Click on the links below for more in depth [...]

Misty’s Class :: {Assignment} Minimum Focus

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Assignment:  Minimum Focus

Here is an example of a successful Minimum Focus assignment.  Feel free to click on the link below the images to see more from the artist’s portfolio.

Photos by Courtney Stafford-Heeney

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Week #4 – Misty’s Class

This week we are learning more about Depth of Field and using Aperture Priority on our cameras.  We are also switching to using the RAW file format and learning how to import, edit & print our RAW files using Adobe Lightroom.  Click on the links below for more in depth info on what was covered [...]

Misty’s Class :: {Assignment} Selective Focus & DOF

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Assignment: Selective Focus & Depth of Field

Here are some examples of successful B&W photos using Selective Focus.  Feel free to also click on the artist’s name under each photo to see more of that photographer’s portfolio.

Photos by Alin Cortea

Week #3 – Misty’s Class

Here are some topics we covered this week in class, along with our class notes and this week’s assignment.

Using Design Elements as a compositional tool Lens Focal Lengths Explained Print Demo Adobe Photoshop Review and Sharpening Demo

Class Notes  |  Assignment  |  Image Cover Sheet

 

Video Tutorials:  Sharpening in Photoshop  |  Printing on the [...]

Misty’s Class :: {Assignment} Design Elements (B&W)

Photo by Art Wolfe

Assignment | Lecture Material

Here are some examples of successful B&W photos with Design Elements as the Main Event.  Feel free to also click on the artist’s name under each photo to see more of that photographer’s portfolio.

Photo by Art Wolfe

Photo by Art Wolfe

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Week #2 – Misty’s Class

Here are some topics we covered this week in class, along with our class notes and this week’s assignment.

How shutter speed, aperture and ISO relate to each other How to avoid the Focusing Trap & Light Meter Trap Introduction to Adobe Bridge and Photoshop How to Print your images in our VCP Lab

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Misty’s Class :: {Assignment} Light as the Main Event

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Assignment | Lecture Material

Here are some examples of images that demonstrate Light as the Main Event.  Feel free to click on each artist’s name to learn more about them or see more of their portfolio.

Photo by Edward Weston

Photo by Paul Strand

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Week #1 – Misty’s class

Below is a run-down of what was covered this week in our first class.

Class & Lab etiquette/expectations Crash Course on camera function and basic operations How shutter speed, aperture and ISO relate to each other Finding your way around a Mac

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Misty’s Class :: {Assignment} B&W Portrait

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Assignment | Lecture Material

Here are some examples of successful B&W Portraits.  Feel free to also click on the artist’s name under each photo to see more of that photographer’s portfolio.

Photo by Herb Ritts

Celebrity Portraits by Annie Leibovitz, for GAP

Photo by Joanna Kustra

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