Thursday, March 21, 2019

Good morning.

Today I’d like you to continue working on your Cut Out Background assignment. These will be due tomorrow at the end of the period. If you need help with Photoshop, let me know. Otherwise you have class time to work on them.

Remember that you need 5 photos for this assignment: One of each of the three effects we covered yesterday (Plain Background, Blurred Background, and Combined) and then two more of any of the effects.

ALSO: Remember that starting 4th quarter (this week) assignments may NOT be resubmitted. They MUST be turned in on time in order to receive credit. Late assignments will be a zero.

Many of you did not turn in your Sports Assignment on time (they were due on Tuesday). That is a zero in the grade book. If you get it in this week, I will still accept it, but you will lose 10 points for each day it is late.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Good morning.

Today you should be finishing up your Sports Assignment.  Be sure to check the requirements for Sports Captions. And remember to CROP the photos to improve Composition. You should have 10 action photos in your gallery.

These are Due at the end of the period TODAY. 

Also, please remember to sign up for a SPRING SPORT. Weather will be an issue, so be sure to choose the soonest game you can. Thanks.


Monday, March 18, 2019

Good morning! Welcome back. Hope you enjoyed your break. 

Today I’d like you to start by looking at the 2019 SPRING SPORTS SIGNUP. 

We need photos of spring sports for the Yearbook, and our deadline is April 3rd, so we need photos taken this week and next week. I need photos of ALL sports (varsity, JV, Reserve, and Freshman, so I need at least one person to sign up for each team. If someone has already signed up for one sport, please pick a different sport until all teams are covered.

We will also discuss how to take spring sports photos and where to stand.

You should have a MINIMUM of 500 action photos for this assignment.

After you sign up, please continue working on your Sports assignment. Since we had the snow day before break, we didn’t have time to get these done. They are due Tomorrow at the end of class. Be sure to look at the assignment description to see how the captions need to be written.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Good morning. Sorry I’m not here today. I’m at home with my daughter who is sick.

Today you should continue working on formatting, cropping, captioning and exporting your Fashion Photos. These are due at the end of the period TOMORROW. 

Be sure to double check how to do captions for this assignment and make sure you have it Linked from your Home Page.

If you are finished with the Fashion Photos, you should work on you Winter Sports Photos Assignment. This is Due on Friday.
Here is a link to the assignment description. Again, look carefully at how to write captions for these photos.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Good morning!

Today I’d like you to work on formatting and submitting your Fashion Photos.

You need 10 photos for this assignment (preferably 10 different people).

Be sure to CROP the photo to improve Composition if necessary. Observe the Rule of Thirds, and crop out any distracting elements in the photo. Don’t crop too narrowly, however, and keep some space around the person. Keep the photo basically the same shape as the original. You do NOT have to include the original for this assignment, only the cropped photo should be in the gallery.

Caption: 3 Sentences
Follow standard caption writing guidelines for identifying the person (full name and grade number in parentheses), except that for this one you’ll be saying that she/he poses for a fashion photo. In the second sentence, describe what they’re wearing. In the third sentence, say how they describe their style. 

Anthony Gonzalez (10) poses for a fashion photo during 3rd period in the 3rd Floor East hallway. Gonzalez is wearing jeans, a plain T-shirt, and black and white Chuck Taylor high top tennis shoes. He describes his style as “comfortable casual.”



Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

Good morning.

You should have finished your Student Portrait assignment yesterday. I have uploaded everything, so be sure to check on the live website today to make sure everything is working. I will be grading those tonight.

Today we’re going to talk about the next assignment, the Fashion Photo. For this assignment, you will take posed photos of students and staff to show their particular style.

We’ll go over the specifications in class today, and we’ll begin taking photos tomorrow and Friday.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

Good morning.

Today we’re going to look at using Photoshop to improve our exposure (how light or dark your photo is). Sometimes we have difficult lighting situations, and we need to correct our image to make it lighter or darker.

Short instructions:
Open photo in Photoshop.
Image – Adjustments – Levels
Move the sliders in the center of the window to lighten or darken your image
White and Black sliders will increase only the amount of white or black.
The Center slider (mid-tones) will brighten or darken the overall image.
Don’t over lighten your image, or it will become grainy.

Use this technique to improve your Portrait Photos.

Also remember to always Crop the photos to improve Composition. This will be part of your grade for this and all future assignments.

And be sure your Caption is correct for this assignment. See the description and examples here. 


Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

Good morning. Hope you enjoyed your snow day yesterday.

Everyone should have taken Portrait Photos, so today we’ll begin processing them as we have been.
1. Upload your photos from Photos to your Photos Master Folder.
Name this assignment/folder: P3.Portrait.Date.Name. 
2. Batch Rename: P3.Portrait.Name
3. Caption: This caption will be a little different since it’s a posed photo.
Name and grade of the student, what they’re doing -in the simple present tense- (poses for a portrait photo) where (specifically) they’re posing, whose class it was for, and when the photo was taken. The second sentence should be some additional, interesting information about the person.

You need a different fact for each caption. Do NOT just give her/him a piece of paper and ask them to write down 10 things. Talk to them. Ask them about hobbies, interests, favorites, backgrounds, experiences, jobs, family, etc.

Example: Angel Tran (12) poses for a portrait photo outside in the front of the building for Greg Keller’s 3rd period Photojournalism class. Tran is the editor-in-chief of The Advocate newspaper at LHS.

4. Crop to improve Composition. Cut out distracting elements, use Rule of Thirds, etc.
5. Export the 10 best photos to a Gallery in your Website Folder.
6. Make a Link to the Assignment Gallery (all.html)

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

Good morning.

Today you’re going to begin taking your Student Portrait photos

You should have a MINIMUM of 75-100 usable photos. This will be part of your grade for this assignment.

1. Different locations
2. Different poses
3. Different angles
4. Different lighting
5. Shoot horizontally and vertically (but NOT diagonally)

Change YOUR position

Have your subject looking/not looking at the camera, smiling/not smiling, etc.
*Be sure they take off their lanyard and ID when having their photos taken. 


Take the entire period to shoot, but be back in time to download your photos and turn in your camera.

Help each other.