Archive for Advanced Commercial Photography

CP2 & Pract – Week of 9/9 – Resetting Software, Editing, Selections, & Gear

Last week the newest versions of LR, BR, & PS were loaded on your computers. We’ll go through and set them up. Should not take very long.

Also today remembering how to edit images. Clone Stamp & Healing.

Big emphasis on editing faces, hair, etc.

Selection tools and how to select just the exact parts you want.

Gear. What is there to check out.

What your Logic Keyboard does….

CP2 & Pract – Getting Forms

Today your forms are due – Portfolio Theme & Contest.

Getting ready for games. And talking about what is expected.

Next week. Editing. How to and more.

Today’s Schedule & More – 9/5

Today at the KCC there are student assemblies taking place. Below is the schedule:


2nd Period 8:50-9:35 (Announcements & Attendance)

4th Period 9:38 – 12:13 –
Presentation Time

Group A 9:45 – 10:45
200, 300, 400 Hallways

Group B 11:00 – 12:00
100, 500, 600 Hallways and Portables

Lunch 12:13– 1:12


6th Period 1:15 – 3:55 Presentation Time

Group A 1:30 – 2:30
200, 300, 400 Hallways (CCALL to LH)

Group B 2:40 – 3:40
100, 500, 600 Hallways and Portables (CCALL to LH)


Also today getting links to your Flickr & Wix sites.

CP2 & Pract – Logo & Watermark

Today & Friday’s goal is to go through and cleanup last years logo. OR if you don’t like it make a new one.

Once you are satisfied you will need to go through and make sure you have saved a Black PNG version and a White PNG version.

Then open LR.

Choose Edit > Edit Watermark

Save at least two Watermarks Presets using your PNG files.

CP2 & Pract – Getting a Link

Today you need to click here bookmark.

Also today ATPI Fall Contest.


Today we’ll cover syllabus, Leo Buckley, Vests, etc.

A quick lesson on shooting football.

ACP – Computer Setup & A Whole Lot more….

You need to add all calendars to your calendar program. If you use something other than Google calendar let me know.

Also today you’ll be setting up Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, and your internet browser of choice.

First Day of School – 8/26

Welcome to Commercial Photography!!


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

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
— Ernst Haas

SP2 & Pract – Spark Info


Spark Video cannot be Embedded using the free version of WordPress, so the Video needs to be simply linked within your menu. You can make it a drop down menu item if you choose. The instructions will seem a bit confusing, see your instructor for the simple process.


Since Spark is using your portfolio and it’s simplistic to use there will be at least one Formative and one Summative for the two creations. Reminder. The Page should be embedded on your main page or linked from your menu. The Video is to be linked from your menu, most likely as a drop down.


CP2 – Spark. What not to do.

When you are finished you are to EMBED your portfolio NOT……


Click here to see my video.





Dancers & Dogs


These are all incorrect. Wrong. Not right. Bad.

You are to EMBED. I’ll go over this in class.


CP2 – Spark – 5/13

Today you are to set up your account. After creating then set up your Brand. Which means logo, color, and font you want.

From there begin creating a Page. The page will be for your portfolio.

Click here for instructions.

CP2 – Editing

Today’s goal is to review best way to make a Black & White image.

Also to edit at least two images from yesterday’s shots on black background. Don’t worry about sizing.

Lastly to get your quote, poem, scripture, or saying for your design.

CP2 – Low Key Face

Today’s goal is to capture your image against black backdrop using the following settings to begin:

  • SS – 1/100
  • ISO – 100
  • F/Stop – 6.3

Your flash may need be farther than 4 feet from the person and shoot rule of third.

CP2 – DIY Due & PShop Account Setup – 4/15

Today is the day. All DIY is due. Make sure to make your blog post. What to include:

  • Pictures of your project of course.
  • Title of what it is.
  • Describe process.

Also today getting logins and software for PShop certification.

CP2 & Pract – Getting Best

Today you will going through ALL of your images and placing them into ATPI contest folders.

CP2 – Your weekly assignments will be due Wednesday.

Pract – PS Certification, Pirelli, & Senior Photo are due coming up.

CP@ & Pract – Coaster DIY Part 2 – 3/19

Today you’ll be going through and gluing????? your images to the tiles.

Tomorrow you’ll begin week 4 projects.

Also today overview of nine weeks.

Practicum – Last Photo Projects

Check the calendar of dates:

  • Last 3 Projects – 4/5
  • Certification Due – 4/23
  • Pirelli Photo – 5/6
  • Senior Partner OCF Photo Session – 5/17

CP2 & Pract – Get 4

Tdoay you will be getting 4 images. Any 4 images. Only stipulation. You want them to go together. They can be the same type object. Same person. Same theme.

You’ll all get the layout from me at the beginning of class:

Below is the details:

  1. Press G.
  2. On the LEFT side make a Collection called My 4
  3. Drag your 4 choice images into the My 4 collection.
  4. Now go and crop each image 1×1.
  5. Go to the print area.
  6. Using the 4×4 layout. Place your images into the layout.
  7. Under Image Settings make your selection choices for Inner Stroke.
  8. When you are ready to turn in click on the Print to File…. button at the bottom right corner.
  9. Find the 4×4 folder in Templates & Graphics > Files for Printing.
  10. Save it with your name.


Self Portrait – 2/19

Today’s goal getting images ready for Thursday. Also if your name is listed below getting your image uploaded to ATPI contest site. Entries may NOT have your watermark/logo on them.

Need to see the following today –


  • Haley
  • Bowers
  • Zoe
  • Jared
  • Falcon
  • Ma
  • Lyric
  • Yami


  • Daejzia
  • Dhalia
  • Josephine
  • Robert
  • Celia
  • Kevin
  • Luca
  • Simone
  • Zoe
  • Alecia
  • Ariana
  • Jamari
  • James



  • Shane
  • Tyra
  • Ashleigh
  • Emily
  • Austin
  • Blanco
  • Enizjah
  • Alexa
  • Madeline
  • Dasia
  • Jane

EVERYONE – Self Portrait – 2/15

Today’s goal is to have your Self Portrait turned in.

Reminder self portrait images must have been taken by you, NOT someone else. Also they may not be part of any class time assignments or shooting (like using a photo from studio portrait learning).

Below are the instructions for each class period:

1st & 7th – Commercial Photography 1 – Once you are done editing your self portrait image upload to your Flickr account.

3rd/4th & 5th/6th – Commercial Photography 2 & Practicum – Once you are done editing your self portrait make a blog post titled “Self Portrait” and place your self portrait image into the post.