Week #9 :: Misty’s Class

This week in class we learned about photographing action and how to show motion in our photographs.  In class we played around with light painting.  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} Action/Motion

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Assignment:  Action/Motion

Here are some good examples of images portraying Action and/or Motion.  To read more about any of the photographers below or see more of their work, click on their name.

Photo by Jeff Farsai

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Week #8 :: Misty’s Class

This week we are learning about storytelling Environment Portraits.

Class Notes |  Lecture Material | Assignment | Image Cover Sheet

**If you missed class, don’t forget to complete the VCP Mid- Semester Course/Lab Survey.  This only needs to be completed once per student (per class), so if you’ve completed this in class, you don’t have to do it again.

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Misty’s Class :: {Assignment} Environmental Portraits

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Assignment | Lecture Material

Here are some good examples of Environmental Portraits.  Take the time to think about what you can learn about each subject in the photo by noticing their surroundings and expression.  To read more about any of the photographers below or see more of their work, click on [...]

Week #7 :: Misty’s Class

This week we are learning about color portraits and editing skin tones.

Class Notes |  Assignment  |  Image Cover Sheet

Here are some extra resources to look at that will help you with what we learned in class this week.

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5 Tips for Better Self Portraits Great Self Portraits in 4 Steps 101 Portrait Photography [...]

Misty’s Class :: {Assignment} Self Portrait

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Assignment:  Self Portrait

Here are some good examples of Self Portraits by famous photographers.  To read more about any of the photographers below or see more of their work, click on their name.

Cindy Sherman, famous for her self portraits

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