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Week of 3/25 – Welcome Back!!

Welcome to the new Online Commercial Photography style of learning. Yesterday you should have received two emails in regards to your course work. I won’t bore you again with them here, but note that your first assignment is posted under 4th Nine Weeks tab.

Got Questions?? Email me OR send me a message on Remind.

Need or Want Adobe? Take the link and follow the instructions. I went over this in class before Spring Break. Got issues or questions let me know.

Recorded a week ago for Comm Photo 1.

Adobe Software @ Home

Signing Into Adobe

Students can now go to,

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

Click Open under Creative Cloud,



Software Install (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, etc)

Then Get Desktop App for the apps that they want.



Creative Cloud Install (Online hard drive space 80GB)

From the top LEFT corner of the screen make sure Home is underlined.

Over on the RIGHT portion of the window you will see your name and under it a link for Install Creative Cloud App.

Click the link and install your Creative Cloud App on your personal computer.

After installation you should be able to click on the icon, input your school login and password.

Sharing files from Home and School is now set.



Cellphone Install

Yes there is an app for you phone. Go to your store and search Adobe Creative Cloud.



CP2 & Pract – Week of March 2 – Mounting & Portfolio

Everyone – Portfolio first half (8 for CP2 & 10 for Practicum) are due this Wednesday on your website.

CP2 – If you’ve been through water droplet you will be mounting your 11×14 water droplet photo Mon/Tues.

Pract – You will be mounting your oil/water image and photo booth event is due Wednesday.


Week of 2/24 – CP2 & Pract – Theme Week

CP2 – This week’s goal is to have completed by Friday your topic item for this week. You’ll notice in the gradebook there is a summative grade for weeks 1-4. This is done by averaging all week 1 – 4 formative grades.

PRACTICUM – Your design and functionality of the Photobooth is due next Tuesday.

CP2 & Pract – Week of 2/18

This week’s goal is to have turned in your first 4 or 5 portfolio images. Also to complete and turn-in your CP2 – Topic 3 or Pract – Topic 2.

Today we’ll go over:

  • Menu items – Portfolio
  • Gear Checkin
  • Studio??
  • Topic Complete by Friday
  • Limited gear this weekend
  • No Professional Dress this week.


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.


TOMORROW – Valentine’s Day Backdrops

Tomorrow. One camera. Two backdrops.

Red paper. Blue Chair.

Flower backdrop.


CP2 & Pract – Week of 2/10 – Self Portraits & More

These next two weeks are together in assignment time but not due dates. Let me explain:

  1. Self Portrait assignment is due this Thursday, Feb. 13th!!!
  2. Portfolio Images are due Feb. 20th.
  3. Weekly Topic Assignment will begin today, however it will be due NEXT FRIDAY, Feb. 21st.

Wednesday is Professional Dress.

You can edit and print your resumes at anytime if you want a regrade.




CP2 & Pract – Week of 2/3 – New Week. New Task

This week’s goal is to complete before Friday your assigned group task. Also happening this week is CP1 food week. So I will seek your assistance in the setups, also Mrs. Sunshine’s classes will be here both 2nd and 6th periods.

Reminder that your first portion of 4(5) images are due from your portfolio in two weeks.

Also remember your Environmental Self Portrait is due Feb. 13.

CP2 & Pract – Week of 1/27 – Topic Wk 1

Today you begin your process of working through your Topic Week schedule.

Reminders: Self Portrait due February 15th.

First 4 images of portfolio due February 20th.

CP2 & Pract – Week of 1/21 – Business Cards & Last Overviews

Today’s goal is to begin your designing of business cards for your photo business.

Also this week we’ll go over:

  • Eyelighter
  • Lensbaby
  • Product Guide

Next week you’ll begin your 5 weeks worth of lessons.

Self Portrait is due February 13th.

First part of portfolio due February 20th.

CP2 & Pract – 1/17 – Resume & Pricing

Today before leaving class your Resume, Walmart Pricing, and Printing Company pricing are due. Print to the HP4700 printer, make sure of that before pressing the print button.

Next week:

  • Business Cards
  • Product Guide overview
  • Lensbaby overview
  • Eyelighter overview

Have a Great Weekend!!


CP2 & Pract – Week of 10/13 – Pricing/Assignments/Resume

This weeks goals are to go over pricing and nail down your cost to be used for Product Guide. Also to get a sense of what to charge.

Also this week going over:

  • Lensbaby
  • Gallery Wraps
  • Water Droplet
  • Product Guide

You will have Friday only class time to complete and turn-in your Resume.


NOTE: Do you know studio lighting???  If you are available 4th or 5th Period to assist with studio lighting I would greatly appreciate your assistance.

CP2 & Pract – Resume

Today you will be going through and designing/creating your resume using your resume information.

We’ll talk about design and how much information to add. Your resume is to be one page only.

If you know Illustrator there are many free resume templates online.

If you only know Microsoft Word then there are free resume templates in the software and online.

CP2 & Pract – Week of 1/7 – Logo, Deleting, Portfolio & more

Today’s goal is to make sure your logo is PNG files are set and cropped.

Also today. Deleting. Getting rid of. Removing. You pick the word, that’s what’s happening to your images.

Images for the hallway. I’ll be coming around getting images for the hallway frames.

Printing portfolios for selected students only.

Wednesday – Typing thoughts of last semester portfolio. Self Portrait overview. Timeline overview. Portfolio books to those who will be printing. Resume Worksheet

Thursday – Spring portfolio selection. Resume worksheet printed. Resume designing begin. Print Portfolios

Friday – Finish resume. Print Portfolios


Next week – GoPro overview

2nd & 4th Period Exams – 12/20

Friday, December 20th
(Late Start for Students – CCAM & CCALL Students Only on this day)

Period Time  
2 9:50-11:30 Study & Exam
Lunch 11:30-12:05
4 12:10-1:50 Study & Exam


1st & 3rd Period Exams – 12/19

Period Time  
1 8:50-10:40 Study & Exam
2 10:46-11:46
Lunch 11:46 – 12:46
3 12:48 -2:38 Study & Exam
4 2:44 -3:55  
5-7 N/A  

5th & 7th Period Exams – 12/18

Period Time  
1 8:50-9:12
2 9:18-9:45
3 9:51-10:24  
4 10:30-11:00
Lunch 11:00-12:20  
5 12:23-2:03 Study & Exam
6 N/A
7 2:06-3:55 Study & Exam

6th Period Exam – 12/17

Period Time  
0 7:15-8:15 Exam
1 8:50-9:35  
2 9:41-10:31
3 10:37-11:27
4 11:33-12:15
Lunch 12:15-1:20  
5 1:23-1:38
6 1:44-3:24 Study & Exam
7 3:30-3:55