Photography One course
Weekly Slide Shows
1. Still life Inside and Outside
Refresh your camera skills by making photographs indoors and outdoors this week. Go through your camera control check list before shooting, try and shoot with lots of light! Its okay to use either natural light (the sun) or artificial light, but watch your colors and the shutter speeds. Using objects from around your home, set up a still life both indoor and outdoors, explore the light and different camera settings.
Prepare your 4 final best photos for class by saving them to a thumb drive to share in week two. and save them as jpg files. While you are shooting jot down any questions you have about camera controls etc. to discuss in week two.
2. Shutter Speeds
Utilizing the camera controls work on shooting moving things this week. Practice with the shutter controls to both stop and blur time/movement. Take a look around your environment and find moving targets such as cars, swings, people, pets, water etc. and alter your shutter speeds to work to both blur and stop movement. You will need to use a tripod or station your camera on a sturdy surface for the long exposures.
Prepare your 4 final best photos for class by saving them to a thumb drive to share in week two. and save them as jpg files. While you are shooting jot down any questions you have about camera controls etc. to discuss in week three.
3a. Color and Light
Please select just one color to shoot this week and choose your best 5 images using color as your intention of the photograph. The photographs you make using color should also have a similar theme or subject to them. How the images relate is up to you, but for example, you could shoot all landscapes, abstractions, still life, or portraits, the final photographs should connect through the repeated use of color. This is to encourage you to think not only about the individual photographs, but also how they can relate to one another. Prepare your 5 final best photos for class by saving them as jpgs to a thumb drive to share in week four.
3b. Photo Design
Most subject can be explored using design elements, take a walk around your neighborhood and discover design. Working with elements of design in mind, make photographs that simply address design. Using any of the design ideas below, focus on composition as well as camera controls. Take a few shots of the same scene to explore how you frame your subjects.
Repetition Rule of thirds Symmetry Texture Lines Framing Perspective Balance
Prepare your 5 final best photos for class by saving them as jpgs to a thumb drive to share in week four.
Take time this week to try and shoot a few photographs for each of the four themes we discussed today in class.
STILL LIFE - PORTRAITS - LANDSCAPE - JOURNALISM
Your subject matter can be up to you but remember to work with the technical camera controls and design elements we have been discussing and learning about up to this point in the class.
Choose your best one or two for each theme to share in week five.
Suggested Educational Books
Suggested Photo Books