Friday Logo & Shooting – 9/22

Today’s goal is to get logo ideas created and design started. Take your time and design out 5 different logos. When you have your logo idea then begin the process. Instructions are here….. just click.

Next week….

  • Finishing Manual Scavenger Hunt.
  • Begin or continue computer designing logo.
  • Print out scavenger hunt images.
  • Get Chapter 1 back.
  • Finish 30 day Challenge.

Remember today is Perspective.


Have a Great Weekend!!

Logo OR Scavenger Beginning – 9/21 1st Period

Today’s goal is for you to have your 5 logos possibly sketched. Doesn’t have to be perfect.  There are tons of ideas online. Just search……. start with Photographer Logos…… then try Vintage Photographer Logos……. Or try Contemporary Photo Logos.

Tomorrow shooting again.


2-4-6 & Dress for Success – 9/20

Today’s goal is for you to get more comfortable with manual shooting. And also covering logo information.

1st Period – Logos & Scavenger Hunt

7th Period – Manual Settings Tour.

Day 20!!!! Means it’s time for another summative grade. Make sure your Flickr accounts are up to date.

Manual Settings – 9/19

Today’s goal is to fully understand the concept between ISO, Shutter Speed, & Aperture settings. Below is what will be taking place.

1st Period – Manual Settings Tour.

7th Period – Manual Settings information & Dress Code

Reminder tomorrow is day 20 of the 30 day challenge. Another summative for the nine weeks.



Guest Speaker – 9/18

Today you will hear from Josh Davies in the commons. Because of this there’s a change in this week’s schedule:

1st Period

  • Monday: Guest speaker, Manual settings
  • Tuesday: Manual settings. Tour. Dress Code presentation
  • Wednesday: Shooting & Logo design. Day 20 summative & Professional Dress
  • Thursday: Logo design
  • Friday: Shooting & Logo design

7th Period

  • Monday: Guest speaker
  • Tuesday: Manual settings. Dress Code presentation
  • Wednesday: Manual settings. Tour. Day 20 summative & Professional Dress
  • Thursday: Shooting & Logo design
  • Friday: Logo design

Taking and Transferring – 9/15

Today’s goal is to get the process of transferring images to be second nature. Like you’ve done it all of your life…… or at least for the week.

Next week at a glance:

  • Monday: Guest speaker
  • Tuesday: Manual settings
  • Wednesday: Manual settings. Tour. Day 20 summative & Professional Dress
  • Thursday: Shooting & Logo design
  • Friday: Shooting & Logo design

Reminder 30 Day Challenge continues. Today is “What Motivates Me” . . . . . NOT “Who” but “What”.

Have a Great Weekend!!

Transferring – 9/14

Today’s goal is get the transferring settings set-up. It will take some doing, but when done life will be sweet and easy.

Tomorrow if the settings are done we’ll take more photos and transfer.

Next week learning about Manual.

Ch. 1 – 9/13

Today’s goal is to work and complete the Chapter 1 worksheet on History of Photography. One creator was very angry with his country. Who was it?

Reminder today is day 13 of the 30 Day Challenge Assignment.

September 30 Day Photo

Grades have been placed for upcoming progress report. Today’s chapter assignment will be posted next week.

Finishing Ch. 1 – 9/12

Today we’ll complete the information from Chapter 1.

Tomorrow you will be completing Chapter 1 & 2 worksheets.

Thursday and Friday – shooting and transferring using Lightroom.

Photo History – 9/11

Today we will discuss the History of Photography. Even get our hands on some really old, old, images. (No I don’t mean my childhood photos).

  • Tomorrow. We’ll finish the history section.
  • Wednesday. History Chapter Work
  • Thursday. Importing using Lightroom

Syllabus Signatures — Need your page back that says you got the syllabus on Monday of last week.

Sometime this week. Recovering dress code and professional dress.

Shooting Again – 9/8

Today’s goal is to shoot and transfer files again.

Next week:

  • Monday – Wednesday: History of Photography
  • Thursday – Transferring using Lightroom
  • Friday – Campus tour

Reminder!!! Sunday is Day 10. Grades will go in next week.

Have a Great Weekend!


Camera. Settings. And More – 9/7

Today the goal is for you to know parts of the camera, settings, where to find batteries, and formatting.

If time allows we’ll get into transferring photos to your computer. And where they go and how to get the images there.

Software Setup – 9/6

Today you will be setting up three software programs:

  • Adobe Bridge – Color, folders, favorites
  • Adobe Photoshop – Preferences
  • Adobe Lightroom – Catalog. Metadata area.

Also today. Making sure your name is listed with the instructor.

Syllabus Day – 9/5

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.

30 Day Challenge – 9/1

Today we’ll make sure you can upload to Flickr and I’ve got your account.September 30 Day Photo

Also your 30 Day challenge started today. So we’ll make sure I’ve can see your images.

Logged In?? – 8/31

Today you will begin the process of setting up your computer work space. Also you will set up your web browser and getting your Flickr account set up.

Tomorrow maybe setting up Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Bridge.

To begin click the link below to register.

When done click the photo below to follow Mr. Smallwood’s Flickr account. That’s how your work will be graded.


Course Syllabus — We will go over on Tuesday.

ACP – Calendar Adding

Also today what ATPI contest will you enter?

Here’s another calendar to add.



Equipment, Working Area, & Photo Storage – 8/30

Today finishing copyright. 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.

Copyright – 8/29

Today we’ll discuss the issue of who owns the photo.

First Day of School – 8/28

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