Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Good morning!

Please upload and process your Halloween photos from yesterday to your Photos Master Folders TODAY. We’d like to use some for a gallery on the Advocate Online page. Be sure to Batch Rename and Caption them.

You should also be finishing up your Fall Sports assignment. This will be due next week on Wednesday.

We’ll also be talking about our next assignments.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

Good morning. Sorry, I’m still gone. I will be back tomorrow.

Today I’d like you to begin working on the next assignment, the Cut Out Background photo. We use this technique to remove distractions from the background of a photo or to enhance it to bring out the subject more. The instructions are here.

They are also listed under the Assignment Tab above.

You will use your existing photos for this assignment – either their Student Portrait or their Spirit Week photos. This may be a little tricky, but I’d like you to try it. We’ll go over it in more detail tomorrow. 



Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Last week we took photos every day of Spirit Week. Thanks for your coverage.

For this assignment, I want you to include 10 of your best photos for the assignment gallery and caption them this way:

Caption: Follow standard caption writing guidelines, except that for this one you’ll be saying that they pose for a Spirit Week photo. Second sentence should explain what they’re wearing and what theme day it was for.

Example: John Smith (10) poses for a Spirit Week photo during 2nd period in the 3rd Floor East hallway. Smith wore four different colors of clothing for Wacky Day and colored his hair purple.

Please be sure to add the IPTC Stationary Pad information to ALL of your photos indicating which day the photos were taken.

Example: Spirit Week – Western Day Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

These are due by the end of the period on WEDNESDAY of this week! This will be your last assignment for the Quarter.

**To make a gallery from multiple folders, you will need to Copy the ones you want and Paste them into a New Folder. Then make the gallery from photos in that folder. 

Or, you can combine all of your photos into one folder. But if you do this, you’ll need to Batch Rename them separately for each theme day. 

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

Good morning.

You should be working on your Cropping/Composition assignment today.
This is Due at the end of the period TOMORROW. 

  1. Choose 5 of your best photos.
  2. Caption them correctly and completely.
  3. Open them in Photoshop.
  4. Crop them to improve the Composition – using the Rule of Thirds.
  5. SAVE AS and add a _2.jpg to the end of the file name. Don’t save over the original. 
  6. Select the original and the cropped images and Export them to the Website Gallery folder. You should have 10 images in your gallery.
  7. Make a link to the all.html page in your Gallery Folder.
  8. Ask Mr. Keller to upload your website.
  9. Check ONLINE to see that the links are working.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

Good morning!

Today we’re going to take a short quiz over Chapter 5.

I’ll give you 5 minutes to look over your notes before the quiz. You may NOT use your notes for the quiz.

Be sure to submit the form before the end of class. If you finish early, look online for news stories from today until everyone else is finished. If we have time after that, we’ll discuss some current events.

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

Good morning.

I’m not at school today. Please give the sub your best cooperation.

Please click on this link to do an exercise on Caption Writing for today. Please be sure you READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY.

If you do not finish by the end of the period, please SUBMIT THE FORM ANYWAY. It will not save your responses if you don’t submit it.

You will need to caption your Cropping and Composition photos using this format, so please pay close attention to the instructions. We will caption those photos tomorrow and Wednesday.

Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

Good morning!

Today I’d like us to finish up with the First Photos Assignment.

You should have:

  1. your name at the top of your index page
  2. a photo of yourself on your index page
  3. your gallery exported correctly
  4. your link made to your First Photos Gallery on your Index page

When you are finished, ask me to upload your website, and be sure to check online to make sure your links are working and that your gallery exported correctly. Click on the 2020.1 Student Pages link in the menu above, and click on your name in the list. It should take you to your Index Page. Click on the links to make sure everything is working.

If you are taking sports photos today, keep an eye out for the weather and listen for cancellations.



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Good morning!

Today we’re going to learn some of the basics of photography and how to set the camera to take good photos.

As we watch these videos, please take notes. you can do this in Classroom (I have a Google Doc there that you can use), or you can take notes by paper and pen.

There will be a quiz over this information TOMORROW. 

How to Use a DSLR Camera: Learn DSLR Camera Basics Shutter Aperture ISO

We will plan to begin taking photos on Friday. You will go out with a partner to take photos around the school. We’ll talk about the specifics of the assignment tomorrow after the quiz.