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.

Tips for Portraiture

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

Here are some extra resources to look at that will help […]

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 #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.

A review of 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 […]

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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