Photo Contest

ATPI is hosting it’s Back to School Photo Contest!! Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Take or find a picture you took over the summer.
  2. Upload it to either Instagram or Twitter
  3. Tag it with #atpigoodbyesummer

That’s it.

You can see the latest entries on Twitter and Instagram.

Chapter 1 – 8/26

Today you will be working through the worksheet for Chapter 1. History of Photography is what I’m calling it. Monday I’ll go over the chapter with you.

Next week at a glance:

  • Monday – Going over Chapter 1. I love the history of Photography. I hope you’ll see that.
  • Tuesday – Logging on and setting up computer area.
  • Wednesday – Setting up Photoshop & Lightroom. Going over 30 Day Photo Challenge.
  • Thursday – Shooting some images with cameras and transferring.
  • Friday – Going outside to shoot and again transferring.

Have a Great Weekend!!


Some Stuff I Covered – 8/25

Today we will go over the course syllabus in detail. Make sure to have mom or dad sign and bring back tomorrow.

Here are some points I’ve covered:

Some things I’ll probably cover in class today……

Assigned Seats - I don’t assign seats but reserve the right to move you to another computer at any time. Also you won’t want to move after you’ve logged in and made your settings in Firefox, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Photoshop.

Headphones - There will be times when using ear buds is appropriate in my classes. I’ll let you know when it’s acceptable. If it’s too loud for me, it’s too loud for your parents.

Flash Drives - It would be a good thing if you have your own flashdrive or thumbdrive for this class. It will make it easier to carry your work back and forth from home and school. Having a Dropbox account will also help.

Food and Drinks - Absolutely Not! Food and drinks are not allowed in class at anytime. And there’s always an exception to the rule, that’s for those who arrive late and have their breakfast or lunch tray with them.

Cell Phones - There is a time and place for using your cell phone. Respect is the main reason for use.

Restrooms – Try to take care of getting to the restroom between classes. I know it’s difficult with only 3 minutes If you cannot I will allow you to leave but not during the first or last 10 min. of class.

Grades - eSchoolPlus is online so that you can check your grades at any time. Because this is a computer class and you have access to the internet I will not printout grade sheets for you to check your grades each week or so. Please make sure you obtain a username and password to check not only my grades but all classes any time of the day.

Supplies – Have at least a pen or pencil each day – never know when you’ll need one. Also keep any papers passed back in a pocket of another folder or separate folder for this class. With grades being online and other events – it’s easy to miss inputting a grade.

Careers & What Not to Do – 8/24

Today due to no computers yet we’ll discuss careers of photography and Photoshop skills.

Tomorrow we will go over the course syllabus and begin Chapter 1. History of Photography.

How good are you at Photoshop…

Pet Photography

Wedding Photographers

Ones that get way to much in the way….

Those that don’t watch their surroundings…

Street Photography

Photographing Strangers

People of New York


Humans of New York

ACP – Online Sites, Football, Passes

Today a quick lesson on shooting football.

Day 2 of School

Today finishing the cards from yesterday. Also tour of the area you will work in plus more. Types of photography and no underwater photography.

Today you also see an overview of equipment that you’ll work with.

First Day of School

Make sure to add your best photo taken this summer to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag:  #‎ATPIGoodbyeSummer

Tech Camp – Day 8

Today you’ll be shooting motion using water balloons. We’ll see just how fast you are.


I hope each of you has enjoyed your time while attending the KISD Education Foundation Tech Camp 2016. I hope to see each of you in the future at the Career Center.

Tech Camp – Day 7

Today after you finish editing and text designing you will be learning the process of Photomerging within Adobe Photoshop.


Click here to take the Tech Camp survey!!!

Tech Camp – Day 6

Today we’ll be taking photos of one another outside. Also today you’ll get some text design by going through and designing images like the ones below.


Hannah Smith 2

Also possibly the text design below. It will take a little while to learn all of the setting options, but after that you’ll be designing wonderfully.

Tech Camp – Day 5

Today we’ll be doing several Photoshop techniques. Here’s a list:

  • Healing
  • Patching
  • Rubber Stamping
  • Image Enhancement
  • Warping
  • Actions

Also today cameras and lenses.

Dropbox Link for Today


And if time permits some of these as well:

  • Reflection
  • Clipping
  • Vignette
  • Emboss
  • Graffiti

Tech Camp – Day 4

Today cameras and lenses.

We’ll take photos of one another and then do some design work as well.

You’ll be creating 3-in-1 images of each other and others within Tech Camp. Three pics, copy, paste, transform, and print. You’ll also be mixing them up.


Tech Camp – Day 3

Today finishing your Cartoon in Real Life designs.

Remember to use the directions from yesterday.

1. Go to the Tech Camp folder using Adobe Bridge.

2. Choose which Cartoon layout you need to use. The one going up and down or sideways.

3. Double click and open the one you need open into Adobe Photoshop.

4. Choose File > Save as.

5. Save the file to your desktop as Real Life Cartoon1

6. Search the web for a cartoon character and a real photograph. Watch the file deminsions look for ones that are at minimum 1100 x 850.

7. Open the images you saved from the web, both the cartoon and real life image. Then drag both of them into the PSD layout file together.

8. Lastly design and create.


Also today getting you setup with so you can save your work and use at home.

And lastly — Photos. Of yourself. No selfies. This is for projects coming soon.

TechCamp – Day 2

Yesterday we learned how to use the selection tools and how layers work.

Today we’ll do some Image manipulation and enhancement.

After the break you’ll create a cartoon in real life using layers, masks, shadows, etc.

Welcome to TechCamp

TechCampGlad to have each of you here.

This will be website we use to get links information and instructions on how to create and design using Adobe Photoshop.

Today we’ll learn some Adobe Photoshop.

Last Day of School – 6/2

2nd and 4th Period Exams

CCAM eats here

Period Time
2 9:55-11:25 Study & Exam
Lunch 11:25-12:15
4 12:20-1:50 Study & Exam

6th & 7th Exams – 6/1

6th and 7th Period Exams

CCPM eats here

Period Time
1-4 N/A
6 10:20-12:35 Study & Exam
Lunch 12:35-1:25
7 1:30-3:45 Study & Exam

3rd & 5th Exams – 5/31

3rd and 5th Period Exams

CCPM eats here

Period Time
1 N/A
2 8:50-9:30
3 9:33-11:13 Study & Exam
4 11:16-11:55
Lunch 11:55-12:55
5 1:00-2:40 Study & Exam
6 2:43-3:13
7 3:16-3:45

ACP – Final Images

Today before you leave class your Final Exam image with overlay is due turned in into your folder located in the Files for Printing folder.

If your image is not the correct size it will NOT be printed.

1st Period Final Exam – 5/27

Today you have to make sure you have any files that you want to save backed up to your Google, Dropbox, or OneDrive account.

Below is today’s schedule:

Period Time
1 8:50-10:30 Study & Exam
2 10:33-11:18
3 11:21-12:06
4 12:09-12:40
Lunch 12:40-1:25

CCAM Eat Here

5 2:20-3:00
6 3:03-3:23
7 3:26-3:45