Archive for Commercial Photography

Camera Research – 2/21

Today’s goal is to complete your Camera Research project on the card you turned in Tuesday. You need to include:

  • Features
  • Film size
  • Company
  • Inventor (if possible)
  • The more information provided the better.

Next week:

  • Matting
  • Mounting
  • Framing
  • Camera Creating
  • Food Project Completion

Have a Great Weekend!


Food Editing – 2/20

Today’s goal is to begin editing your best 5 – 7 food images. Next week we’ll go over sizing placement and how to turn in your project.


Tomorrow you will be completing the Camera History research about your chosen camera.

Food Due!! – 2/19

Today’s goal is turn in your food photos. All instructions are online, by the time you walk out today your contact print of your images is due.

Tomorrow you will be editing your Food Photos. 5-7 images. We’ll discuss in class today.

Friday. Completing the index card of camera research.

Camera History – 2/18

Today’s goal is to find the camera for your History Research project. You will looking for the camera you will not only write about but create as well. Below are many different camera invented over the years.

You will search out cameras from history of photography. The year you must start from is 1983 and beyond. No Disc Cameras or Pocket Instamatic cameras.

The project will be two fold. A 5×7 card and clay. You will write and create. Start by clicking here to get a camera idea.

So here is this and next weeks at a glance:

  • Today – Finding Camera for Research
  • Wednesday – Food Photo Turn-in
  • Thursday – Editing Food Photos
  • Friday – Writing about your Camera

Next Week:

  • Creating Camera
  • Photo Displaying Chapter
  • Mounting Photos
  • Finishing Food Project

Photobooth & Self Portrait Upload – 2/14

Today we’ll be going over the process of a Photobooth. Also those of you who did great with Environmental Self Portrait will be uploading to contest site.

No School Monday.

Next Week:

  • Tuesday – History of Photography assignment
  • Wednesday – Food Photos Due
  • Thursday – Food Edits.
  • Friday – Photo History Research

Have a Great Weekend!!

CP2 & Pract – Self Portrait Upload

Today you will be uploading your self portrait to the ATPI contest site. Refer back to this post for all information. Below is what you need to do:

Open your Self Portrait in Adobe Photoshop.

Click this link to set up your file for contest.

Click this link to upload your file to the contest site.


Adobe Software @ Home

Students can now go to,

Click Sign In at the top-right, log in with their KISD email & password.

Click Open under Creative Cloud,

Then Get Desktop App for the apps that they want.


TOMORROW – Valentine’s Day Backdrops

Tomorrow. One camera. Two backdrops.

Red paper. Blue Chair.

Flower backdrop.


Environmental Self Portrait – 2/11-2/13

Today’s (and the next few days) goal is to get your Environmental Self Portrait completed and turned in. Effort. Creativity. Editing. Composition. Lighting. Imagination. All of these will be considered in the grading of your Self Portrait.

Jasmine Embrick – CP2 – Ellison HS

Josephine Vargo – CP2 – Ellison HS


Haley Farmer – CP2 – Ellison HS

Zoe Chevalier – CP2 – Harker Heights HS




Also this week printing your exports.


Finishing Exporting & Self Portrait – 2/10

Today’s goal is to finish and complete your Exporting for Printing from last week.

Also this week you will have time to work on your Self Portrait assignment that is due this THURSDAY!!!!

Finishing Edit, Crop & Export – 2/7

Today’s goal is to complete your edits and then crop all images.

Exporting with or without your logo is up to you. You will export to the Files for Printing area.

Next week your Environmental Self Portrait is Due!!

The week after next your Food Photos are Due!!

Have a Great Weekend!

Editing – 2/6

Today’s goal is to do some great edit work. And hopefully by tomorrow you’re ready to crop and export.

If you want to get ahead of the action do a crop 8×10.

Edits from yesterday. Best of each group:

  • Lemon Lime
  • Doughnuts
  • Peppers
  • Oreos
  • Berries and Bagels

Then ONE additional. What you think is your very best.

This is what you should have edited from before today:

  • 5 – 7 Studio portraits.
  • 3 Reflector Edits
  • 3 Environmental Portraits
  • 3 Cupcake photos

In addition to the number above go back and edit 2 Black & White edits from either studio or Reflector.

When finished you should have 24 photos edited.


Food Photography Shooting Day 2 – 2/5

Today’s goal is to shoot at least 10 different photos of each food setup in the classroom. Also try your hand at being a food stylist.

Thursday & Friday – Editing along with exporting.

Food Overview – 2/4

Today’s overview of food photography and what it means to be a food stylist. your food photos will be due on February 19th!!

Tomorrow shooting food photos.


Confectionery Shoot – 2/3

Today’s goal is to shoot a well lit photo of a sugar item. You will have many different lights to use and tryout.


Tomorrow. Different food photo setups.

Environmental SELF Portrait – 1/31

Today’s goal is going over the Environmental SELF Portrait assignment. Images are due FEBRUARY 13th!!

Also today going over next weeks Food Week!!

Sunday’s suppose to be a great day for senior portraits. Don’t waste the chance.

Have a Great Weekend!!


Environmental Portraits Cont. – 1/30

Today’s goal it to continue the process of shooting people in their environment.

Tomorrow Environmental Self Portrait assignment and preview to next weeks shooting.

Environmental Portraits – 1/29

Today’s goal is to begin the topic of Environmental Self Portraits. To do this we’ll first begin with what makes a good Environmental Portrait.

First what does it mean….

Environmental Portrait Photography – An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings. The term is most frequently used of a genre of photography.

The person doesn’t have to smile.

Or even be looking at the camera….


Below are ones taken by former students.



You can tell where they work by simply looking at the surroundings.

Can’t figure out how to shoot the person’s photo, look for ideas of their where you want to take the photo to get ideas. Like what’s the best way to shoot in a weight room.

Framing. Depth of field. Rule of thirds. Composition makes your photos better.

Later this week your environmental portrait.


Missed class yesterday?? You need to come in before school or during lunch to turn in your Macro images.

9 Macro Layout – 1/28

Macro Photography – Macro photography, is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.

Today’s goal is to complete the layout of your Macro images. Your images should have been taken at a distance of no more than one foot from your subject. Also if you could not physically touch what you were shooting do NOT use the photo.

Reminder of what was to be photographed. 15-20 images inside of one particular room OR 15-20 images of an object larger then a fire hydrant.

Macro Turn-in – 1/27

This weeks set of goals are the following:

  • Saving your macro images for printing
  • One additional day of reflector shooting.
  • Learning best ways to shoot Environmental Portraits

And with all of that also be mindful of the weather.



Today’s goal is to return outside to shoot using the reflectors. This time with a use of White and Transparent.

Tomorrow’s goal is to complete and turn-in your Macro images using Lightroom. You will crop, place, and then save your work.