Family Pics DUE TODAY – 12/9

Today’s goal is to turn in your family photos. You’ve had 5 weeks to complete this, so hopefully you have some great images. There will be two SUMMATIVE grades for this:

  • Workflow – The importing, renaming of images, print layout for turning in. All based on the number of image.
  • Quality – Lighting, posing, creativity, etc. Also based on number requirement of 20 – 30 images.

When finished turning in, continue working on Holiday Card Assignment. HC Assignment is due tomorrow.


CP2 & Pract – Week of 12/9 – Holiday & Portfolio

This weeks goal is to complete and have posted your portfolio by the end of class Friday. (CP2 12 images, Pract 16 images).

Also your holiday images are due next Monday:

  • CP2 – Bokeh & Holiday choice.
  • Pract – Bokeh with OCF


Finish Lesson, Start Assignment – 12/5

Today’s goal is to complete the lesson begun yesterday and to begin your Holiday Card assignment.

The HC assignment is due Tuesday.

Reminder. Family Photos due MONDAY!!!!

Open your file from yesterday and then….

CLICK HERE to get started for today!!

Holiday Card Begins – 12/4

Today you will begin the process of taking online Christmas cards from this….

To this……

Using Photoshop and your own photos.

Speaking of Own Photos…. Hope you’ve taken your family photos, because by Tuesday you will be well on your way to making your own card design. Here is the breakdown of upcoming days:

Today & Tomorrow = Creating Christmas card together in class.

Friday – Tuesday = Christmas Card assignment using images I give you.

Wednesday 12/11 – Friday 12/13 = Christmas Card Final Project. Using your own images for the card design. Minimum photos on card has not yet been set. Most likely . . . 3. You will design cards like these:


Learning to Edit & Information – 12/2

Today’s goal is to learn how to some simple edits using Photoshop and Lightroom. How to clean up and make look better your photos.

  • Monday – Changing faces, hair removal, brightening, LR editing. Loading Actions.
  • Tuesday – Eyes. Wrinkles. Skin. Teeth. PS Actions.
  • Wednesday – Holiday Card Design instructions
  • Thursday – Holiday Card Design Instructions complete. HC Assignment assigned.
  • Friday – Working on HC Assignment
  • NEXT MONDAY – Family Photos DUE.
  • NEXT TUESDAY – HC Assignment DUE.
  • NEXT WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY – Final Exam Project.
  • Week after NEXT – Final Exam Week.



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CP2 & Pract – Week of 12/2 – So Much Going On

This weeks list of items seems long but very easy to take care of.

First returning all gear checked out from the holiday week. Hopefully downloading some really good images.

CP2 items:

  • Bokeh & Holiday light challenges.
  • Learning to print.
  • Printing your best 4 so far.
  • Turning in OCF. 2 separate blog post.
  • Turning in Headshot. 2 separate blog post.
  • Finishing up portfolio.

Pract Items:

  • Setting up printing.
  • Finishing and turning in In The Box design.
  • Finishing up portfolio.
  • Bokeh with OCF light challenge.



BoB WoW & Mag Cover – 11/22

Today’s goal is to complete and upload your 2 images of BoB and WoW with watermarks.

Also to printout your Magazine cover for your famous photographer.

Reminder Family Photos Due December 6th.

Have a Great Holiday!!

Publishing to Flickr – 11/21

Today’s goal is to be able to post three different images to your Flickr account from this weeks shooting of BoB, WoW, and Macro images.

Below are the instructions for Macro Image:

Find what you think is your Macro image using Adobe Lightroom.

Press the letter D to go to the Develop mode.

Do VERY SUBTLE editing. If you shot correctly there should be really nothing you need to do.

When finished return to the Grid mode (G).

Drag the image to one of the Flickr logo photostream areas.

Click on the Photostream area.

Now press the Publish button.


Go to the Uploading Bob & Wow from the 2nd nine weeks menu.




BoB WoW Macro – 11/18 – 11/20

Throughout the three days of this week you will rotate through taking photos for each area. You will have one day on each but can shoot more if needed possibly Thursday.

The goal is by Friday. Upload to Flickr your best BoB image with your white logo watermarked. And upload to Flickr your best WoW image with your black logo watermarked.

Below are the settings and requirements for each shooting item:


  • 10 images of Black Object on Black Backdrop.
  • The goal is to capture your object as close to darkness as possible with being able to see the object sides on the dark background.
  • Shooting different angles of the same object.
  • Using a tripod and cell phone light.
  • Settings will start at: ISO 100-1000  F/stop 5.6-10  SS 1/15 – 1



  • 10 images White Object on White Backdrop
  • The goal being to capture your white object as close to the bright white background as possible, still able to see the sides of the entire object.
  • Shooting different angles of the same object.
  • Most likely not with a 50mm lens
  • Settings will start at: ISO 680-1250  F/stop 4-6.3  SS set to +2 to +3 over exposure


  • 15 images of one object or classroom
  • Shoot 3 different objects or classrooms.
  • You may find cellphones shoot closer than the DSLR lenses.
  • Shooting different angles of the same object.
  • Settings will be done using Manual setting.

CP2 & Pract – Week of 11/18 – Getting Work Done

CP2 – This weeks goal is to get everything shot, so that you can be ahead of the game in editing. If you have already shot both Headshots and OCF, then you need to get them edited and on your blog.

Practicum – By the end of this week your cube images are to be taken, and if already taken the process of placing them together should begin. Also if you have not already captured your OCF then you need to do so.

Everyone – Portfolio images are due FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH!!!!



Bob & Wow Homework + Checking paper – 11/15

Today’s goal is to check for plagiarism within your document that you were to turn in yesterday. It’s going to go really quickly.


You are to bring an all WHITE object AND an all BLACK object to class. Size? As small as a golf ball and as large as a Kleenex box.

The goal is by next Friday you have two images with logos placed on your Flickr account.

Also next week you will be capturing macro images. We will put these together after the Thanksgiving break.

Annnndddddd……. lastly. Family Photos. This is a great weekend to shoot. Don’t waste it!!!!!!!!


Famous Photographer Turn-in – 11/14

Today’s goal is to complete and turn in your Famous Photographer paper. You are to print out and turn into the sub your paper. Should match all requirements from the website.

Tomorrow we’ll discuss Bob Wow Macro.

Reminder Family Photos are due December 6th!!

Famous Photographer – 11/13

Today’s goal is to complete your Famous Photographer paper. You will have instructions on turning in your work tomorrow.

History Day 2 – 11/12

Today’s goal is to get at least half of your photographer history project completed. We’ll also go over the parts of your magazine cover portion as well.

To begin go to your Famous Photographer folder. Open your Research Template.


Watermarking & Flickr Setup – 11/8

Today’s goal is to get your watermarking of images and Flickr upload setup within LR.

Also today going over camera checkout contract.

And lastly. Your family photo shooting assignment. When it’s due and what is expected.

Have a Great Weekend!!

Family Pics Day 2 – 11/7

Today’s goal is to get indoor family images that look good. Going to be difficult with the clouds but setting your ISO a bit higher will help.

Tomorrow we’ll discuss:

  • Other ways to take your family photos.
  • Also when your family photo project is due.
  • Camera checkout contracts.

Great Examples

Great photos from class today.


Family Posing with Shapes – 11/6

Today’s goal is build on your tripod and remote knowledge and begin family posing.we’ll be discussing tripods. How to put them together for use. Setting up. Dismantling. Camera timer. Posing

Biggest need for posing is triangle and head placements.

Outfit coordination.

Stagger heads, triangles, and slanted angle are the best.



Posing ideas from Pinterest are really helpful.

Look for group posing ideas online.

Tripods & Remotes – 11/5

Today’s goal is be able to place a camera securely atop a tripod and take photos.

Also if time permits, remotes. Settings & use.

Tomorrow. Family photos.

Printing Manual & Logos – 11/4

Today’s goal is to get your Manual Scavenger Hunt photos printed and your Logo Uploaded.

Logo – You need to upload your WHITE PNG file to your Flickr account, then add it to the group.

Printing –

1. Using the top right menu in Adobe Lightroom select the the Print (Ctrl+P) option.

2. Press the letter I. (This will show you the printer information)

If yours is set to HP4700 then go on to Step 3. If not……

Once in the print mode change the printer using the “Page Setup…” button in the bottom Left corner to the HP4700.

3. Using the keyboard press Ctrl key down while selecting the 12 images you want to print from the photos at the bottom of the screen.

4. Now that all items are selected and still within Adobe Lightroom under the Template Browser area on the LEFT side of the screen open the Lightroom Templates.

5. Choose the 2×2 Cells.

Now go to the right side of the screen and make the following selections:

Image Settings:

  • Rotate to Fit – Checked
  • Stroke Border – Checked


  • Look at bottom. Uncheck – Keep Square
  • Rows – 3
  • Columns – 2
  • Cell spacing – Vertical – 0
  • Cell spacing – Horizontal – .25


  • Show Guides – UnCheck


  • Identity Plate – Check
  • Click the drop down and choose Name School Period
  • Photo Info – Check.  Make sure the option selected is Photo Info
  • Font Size: 10

Print Job:

  • Draft Mode Printing – Checked


7. At this time press Print ONE TIME only.

Go and get your papers off the printer. Write the number of the picture sets in between each set of photos. See your instructor or example for details.