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.


Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Today we’re going to look on the internet for photos that you think are good examples of Photojournalism. We talked a little bit yesterday about the difference between art photography and photojournalism. We said that photo-journalistic images tell a story as opposed to just being aesthetically pleasing (pretty). That’s what you should be looking for.

Assignment: Find at least 10 examples of good photojournalism. You can do this a few different ways:
1. Do an image search for the term “photojournalism.”
2. Search for specific topic or event.
3. Find online newspapers and magazines, and look at their photos.

Step 1:
Make a New Folder on your Desktop (go to File and select New Folder), and title it: WebPhotos.Name (include your actual name).

Step 2: (Be sure you have clicked on the Largest image possible. Do NOT save thumbnail images, because it will be too small. You may have to click on the “Visit” button to get to the actual page where the image appears. Click on it to see the Full Sized Image.
Save the image – Right click on your mouse or hold down the Control Button on your keyboard and click on the image (then select Save Image As from the menu and navigate to the folder on your Desktop. Click on the arrow next to the file name to expand the window.

This will allow you to navigate to the folder on your desktop.)

You can also drag the image from the web page directly into your folder.

Step 3: There is a Google Slide Presentation that has been created for you in Google Classroom. Use this to place your photos AND the caption information for that photo (if any).

Copy and Paste any information you can find out about the photo onto the slide in the text box below the photo that you place.

Include the following:

  • 1. caption information (who/what it is a photo of, where/when it was taken, etc.)
  • 2. the photographer’s name (if given)
  • 3. the URL (web address) that the photo came from
  • 4. a description of why you think it’s a good photo

Continue this process until you have 10 photos. We will share these on Monday and discuss what makes the photos good examples of photojournalism.