Archive for February 26, 2020

Camera Designing – 2/26

Today’s goal is to begin (or maybe finish in a day) a design of your camera. May not be larger than the sticker you received last week. You will be asked questions about your camera.

When your finished we’ll hot glue a magnet to the back and you’ll place yours on the board with your research card.

Food Project – 2/24

Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) goal is to complete and turn in your Food Project. There should be 3-5 images placed together using either Photoshop or Lightroom. It’s up to you which software you use.

When your done your Food Project should be saved to the Food Project folder and added to the Flickr Food group.




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.

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

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.


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.


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.


Vanity Fair – Oscar Photos

Vanity Fair does the Oscar photos like no other, because of photographers like Mark Seliger. Each year is a different set up for their “photobooth” and this year was like no other.

Photos from 2020


2016 Time lapse Setup

2017 Time lapse Setup

2018 Time lapse Setup

Photos taken in 2018

Photos from 2015

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!!!!

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.




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.