I’m here until 1PM if you want to do family photos. Call 336-3861 if you need into the building.
Today your Christmas Card Assignment is DUE!!
IF. Again IF…. the weather is okay I will be here tomorrow from 10AM – 1PM if you and your family want to come take photos at school. The Christmas decorations didn’t come through however the backdrops are still available. If you need into the building call or text 254-300-1556. Check the blog for updates!
Make sure on your assignment that all images that should line up actually do. NO jagged layouts.
Have a Good Weekend!
Today continue your designing of the Holiday Card assignment. Remember:
- Keep the photos perspective by using the SHIFT key when resizing.
- Stay with 2-3 colors. Don’t make it look like a crayon box.
- If you need extras like curved boxes, snowflakes, Sassy let me know.
When photographers become the event their covering, it’s never a good thing. I think the video guy has a right to punch both of them.
Today you are designing a holiday card on your own. All instructions are online, and I will go over the first part of the lesson today in class.
If you are planning on bringing your family to the Career Center to do photos. PLEASE see me about when.
I need your selection form returned. If you misplaced (lets just go ahead and say what it is…. Lost yours) see me for another one.
Today you will complete the card design. For those of you who did not save your ROT file correctly OR at all to the Templates and Graphics area you will have the opportunity one last time today to do so.
1. Choose File >Save as.
2. Save to Templates & Graphics > Rule of Third
3. Change the format to JPEG
4. Make the file name ClassPeriodNumber-LASTnameFirstnameInitial
(Example 6 period student Justin Case — 6-CaseJ)
5. Once saved into the Rule of Third folder save the file to YOUR Edited or ROT folder as a JPEG file with the name ROT Design.
Also some of you were absent or didn’t complete the printing of your ROT. Here are the steps below:
Open your ROT design in Photoshop.
Choose File > Print
Make sure it’s to the HP4350 printer.
Make sure the box “Scale to Fit Media” is checked.
Then you’ll need to printout all of your USED images:
Make a folder inside of your ROT folder. Name it Used.
COPY all images used in your design to the Used folder. (This includes B&W and HDR)
Once all of them are copied within Bridge change the Workspace to Output.
Press Ctrl+A (select all)
Change the number of Columns to 2
Change the number of Rows to 4
Refresh your preview at this time. (you should see 6 – 8 images on your page.)
Press the Save button.
Save it by whatever filename you want.
Printout the PDF to the HP4350 printer when it opens.
Once both printouts are done. Get them off the printer. Staple and turn in.
Today you will begin the process of taking online Christmas cards from this….
Using Photoshop and your own photos.
Speaking of Own Photos…. Hope you’ve taken your family photos, because by Friday you will be well on your way to making your own card design. Here is the breakdown of upcoming days:
Today – Tuesday = Creating Christmas card together in class.
Wednesday – Friday = Christmas Card assignment using images I give you.
Monday 12/9 – Thursday 12/12 = Christmas Card Final Exam. Using your own images for the card design. Minimum photos on card has not yet been set. Most likely . . . 3.
Today we’ll finish what we started yesterday…
- Golden hour
- And hopefully we’ll get some reflector time in, that is if there’s some clearing.
Reminder that by December 5th you will need your family photos taken. You’ll be designing cards like….
Take lots of photos.
Have a Great Thanksgiving!!
Today we’ll discuss and show how reflectors make a difference in your photos. Don’t believe a piece of white paper or cloth can make a difference? There are discussion groups on Flickr.
Click on the image for a great tutorial regarding the use of reflectors. Or search the 20 million links regarding them.
You’re for color like the pic below taken this weekend in Salado.
Today by the time you leave class your ROT design is to be completed and finished. It should be saved to the Rule of Third folder in the Templates and Graphics area, AND it is also to be added to the online Flickr group.
Have a Great Weekend!!
Next meeting — December 3rd 5:30PM. We’ll be taking photos at 6PM for the cosmo department styling competition.
Also the shirt design is complete. I’m looking for some business sponsorships to defray printing cost and competition costs. If you know of a business that would be interested in donating please let me know.
Today you will see why Prime lenses are the preferred lens for photography. Zoom’s are great but Prime are greater. Ironically I came across this article last night while on Facebook from B&H Photo (if you’re not following them you should). B&H is the place all our equipment has come from.
Examples also found tonight online came from several photographers that I follow.
Today you’ll see for yourself why Prime is better.
Today I will be grading your printouts from ROT. Here are the grade items:
- Number of pics
Reminder FRIDAY your ROT design is due.
Also remember TOMORROW you will be taking photos of each other. Which means your picture will be taken.
Today you should be to the half way point of creating your ROT design. Some like the one below are finished.
GRADING. There is much to be graded this coming week:
- First is your ROT printout. Should have had at least 2-3 pages worth of images. (That’s 60 pics if your counting)
- Renaming. We covered this in class. You were to rename your ROT images. Several of you didn’t. That goes badly in the gradebook. Should have been 20131029-ROT-01.JPG etc.
- You’ll print Macro pics Friday or Monday, depending on ROT design.
Make sure that you do the following for your ROT design:
- Tighten the spacing between your pics. Don’t know how? Ask for help.
- Mix them up.
- Remember only three pics can come from our class photo sessions together.
- Make your best images be the largest.
- HDR needs to be in color.
- Black and White. Well that should be black and white, but it could be HDR black and white.
- Need to have at least 100 macro images.
- They should be in focus.
- They should NOT be glaring with a flash.
- Use your cell phone. It takes great Macro.
- Think ROT when taking your Macro.