DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

ASSIGNMENT  7– PHOTOSHOP EXPERIMENT IN BLACK & WHITE OR COLOR

 

FEATURED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Michele D'Addio, graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, CT, has won recognition for her imaging work.  Michele is a nurse who does photographic manipulation as a necessary hobby to deal with the contradiction between the creative and analytical aspects of her left and right brain. Imaging an integral part of her life.  Read "about the artist" to notice how she infuses her interests with images. Photography, whether a leisure-time activity or a career is an art form for life! Check out Michele's work at:   http://micheles-myocardium.com

Italian experimental digital photographer Carlo Durano.  Before delving into the photographic medium he was a designer and painter. With a broad artistic background he takes a variety of experiences and ideas from his previous personal work as well as his environment.  Go into his world of manipulation where his dreams and ideas become real thanks to  digital media.  Be amazed at his work at: http://www.carlodurano.it/Fotografie/Computer%20Art/Computer%20Art.htm

 

INTRODUCTION:   

Since the beginning of the course you have had experience with Photoshop and its filters.   This is an assignment, which uses Photoshop and will demonstrate your creativity with the program.  There is no journal for this assignment.

 

PREPARATORY PROCEDURE BEFORE STARTING TO WORK ON AN IMAGE:

1.  BACK UP ALL COURSE WORK  DAILY FROM YOUR COMPUTER.

2.  Size your image.  In the top Photoshop menu go to IMAGE/IMAGE SIZE.  Under Width and Height make certain that the image is 7.5" x 10" in any direction.  ALL MOUNTED COURSE PHOTOS WILL BE 7.5" X 10".

3.  Make the LAYER BOX show.  Go to the top menu in Photoshop under WINDOW.  About half way down, click on LAYERS and make certain it is checked.  Go to the layers menu and click on the blue colored BACKGROUND.  It will become LAYER 0.  Once it becomes LAYER 0 your image is unlocked and everything you do will be in different layers. You will find correcting mistakes and throwing out layers much easier to deal with then if the initial photo is locked in BACKGROUND.

4.  EVERY PHOTO PRINTED FOR EACH ASSIGNMENT MUST BE RESIZED TO 2" X 3" (vertical) OR 3" X 2" (horizontal) AND SAVED IN A SEPARATE FOLDER for your web gallery final exam.

5.  YOU ALSO NEED TO SAVE ALL WRITTEN INVENTORIES to a file of your choice FOR YOUR WEB GALLERY FINAL .

CLASS WORK ASSIGNMENT I:

1.    Photoshop Collage Portrait - Use Filters and do not mount. Take parts of images from any assignment (summer to Assignment VII) or take some for the assignment.  Create a unique face that makes a good design from all directions. It can be fantasy or resemble you or someone you know.  It is to be 10" x 7.5" and may be vertical or horizontal.  Below is an example found in the Paris, France, Metro to help you visualize that you will combine parts of photos to make a portrait.  Turn it in on the same due date as Assignment VII.  Filters and good balance of color and texture are a must so it will differ from the image below and test how well you read and follow directions!!!

 

CLASS WORK ASSIGNMENT II:

1.       Using Photoshop’s IMAGE /MODE, IMAGE/ADJUST/ANY OF THE CHOICES, and FILTER menu titles, create a series of 5 images from the same one photographic image.  Anything goes.  YOU MUST USE AT LEAST 3 FILTERS ON EACH IMAGE EXCEPT THE FIRST ONE.  Experiment, have fun, be tasteful and use good art as your guides.  WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU DID, THE ORDER IN WHICH YOU DID IT to make certain it is recorded in the written inventory.  See below images for a way to source for the written inventory. 

Check into cool websites that will help you with ideas for Photoshop filters at:  http://www.eyewire.com/tips/photoshop/ http://www.arraich.com/filters/aaintro.htm http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/, or type in the key words "PHOTOSHOP TRICKS" OR PHOTOSHOP FILTER TRICKS" for more.       

                                

SOURCE:  c 2004, JANE GARNES, PHOTOGRAPHER, "FEMME DU PONT MIRABEAU, PARIS" IMAGE 1: PHOTOGRAPH, IMAGE 2: FILTER/STYLIZE/GLOWING EDGES/DIFFERENT CLOUDS, IMAGE 3: FILTER/CHROME/DIFFERENT CLOUDS, IMAGE 4: EXTRUDE 2X/IMAGE/ADJUSTMENTS/COLOR BALANCE -77  CYAN AND +96 BLUE, IMAGE 5:  FILTER/SOLARIZE/DIFFERENT CLOUDS/ADD NOISE

2.       Cut 11” x 14” mats or use a single mat, perhaps with 5 hinged panels, perhaps a single mat, etc.

3.       Put dry mount tissue on the backs of each print.

4.       Dry mount all your prints from the beginning of the course on 11” x 14” mat boards or you may use a single mat if you are careful with the negative space.  Sign the work in pencil on the bottom right hand corner of the mat, just under the photo.

5.       Write one written inventory for the 5 prints and affix to the back of the first print.  Don’t forget to include what you did with Photoshop to get your result.

 

HOMEWORK SHOOTING GOALS:

Have fun shooting anything you want.  Stuck?  Re-shoot some ideas from previous assignments.  Remember good composition, the Rule of Thirds, and no flash.  We are looking for at least 24 excellent photographs.  NO PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE OUT OF FOCUS.

 

HOMEWORK SHOOTING ASSIGNMENT:

Shoot to create the most interesting photograph possible, remembering all the things you have learned throughout the course. 

 

HOMEWORK SHOT LIST:

Minimum of 24 excellent photos, all turned in the correct direction.  If 24 does not produce high level, adequate shots take as many as you need to get both quality and the 24 quantity required.  No out of focus shots will be accepted and your grade will be reduced if they appear.

 

DUE DATES:

CALENDAR FALL SEMESTER

CALENDAR SPRING SEMESTER

 

 

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