Photo 2

Photo 2 - Darkroom Photography

Photo 2 Syllabus
Photo Class Rules
Camera Use Agreement

National Geographic Photos of the Day Link
Weekly: Select best photo of the day, name photographer, describe photo in detail, tell why you chose it.

Lesson Twelve:
​- Final Portfolio Project - Submit a digital portfolio of your best 3 works. 
     => Select your 3 best photos from the year. 
     => Write a description in your class notebook of why this is your best work, the project requirements from which the image came, and why you chose to take and print this subject. 
     => Scan the images, crop out the white edge, open the submission template in photoshop, and place in the submission template. 
     => Type the description you wrote in your notebook into the box next to the image in the submission template. 
     => Save as... "YourName_Portfolio_Final.pdf" (Photoshop PDF file, do not preserve layers)
      => Final Portfolio Submission EXAMPLE
     => Final Portfolio GRADE RUBRIC

EXTRA CREDIT for Final Project Grade:

=> National Geographic Extra Credit Assignment

1. Final Portfolio Descriptions for 3 best works (Reflection, see above)
2. How to Display Your Photos (Notes)
3. Mounting and Matting Photos (Notes + Demo)
4. Afghan Girl Photo True Story (Responses)

 Steve McCurry: Vogue Masters 


Lesson Eleven:
"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" Reflection - type a reflection with a minimum of 1,000 words describing, analyzing, questioning, and connecting with a single photograph of your choice. Make sure you credit the photographer and the source where you found the image in your paper, and include an image of the photo at the end. SAVE AS... "YourName_1000Words" as a Word document. 

Photo Series Project - Take two rolls of film of the same subject matter (what you wrote about in your Photo Series Proposal). Choose at least 2 images from these rolls to print for the project. Use all of the darkroom techniques you have learned this year to make the best possible prints. Include your original proposal in your binder when you submit your work for this project. 
=>Photo Series Project Grade Rubric

1. Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively (Notes)
2. Wet Plate Photography (Notes)
3. History of Kodak (Notes + Responses)
4. How Instant Film Works (Notes) 


1. Panning Photography for Beginners
2. Wet Plate Photography 
3. Wet Plate Collodion Process
4. George Eastman "The Wizard of Photography"
5. Edwin Land and Polaroid Camera
6. How Does a Polaroid Work? 
Lesson Ten: 
-Practice using the Clone Stamp Tool to retouch this old photo: Old Photo Retouch
     => Hold down the Control key and click on "Old Photo Retouch"  link above. 
     => Click "Save Image As" and save into your Retouching folder as "YourName_OldPhoto.psd"
     => Open the image in Photoshop, create a new layer, and use the Clone Stamp Tool to remove  imperfections. Save the image as a Photoshop file so that your layers are preserved. 
Clone Stamp Tool

Lesson Nine:
- Take two high-resolution digital photos and upload to your class computer.
- Practice applying digital burning and dodging effects using the notes from Notebook 11 and the techniques demonstrated in class.
     => Save two versions of each image: 1 using the burn/dodge tool, and 1 using a 50% gray overlay layer.
     => Save the files as Photoshop (.psd) files, in a new folder named "Burn and Dodge".
     =>Name the files "YourName_BD_1", "YourName_BD_2", "YourName_Overlay_1", "YourName_Overlay_2".

- Burning and Dodging Project  RUBRIC
=> Find 4 images you have taken in previous rolls of film that could benefit from burning and dodging. List the images in your notebook with the (1) roll #, (2) frame #, (3) a description of the image composition and how you could improve it.
     => Show your image selections to the teacher, and decide on an image to attempt in the darkroom. Print the image and use burning and dodging to improve it.
     => Save the working prints from before you attempted burning and dodging. Scan and upload these prints to the computer. Then, use Photoshop to burn and dodge the image to improve it. Save one version for burning and dodging, and one for overlay. 
     => Save your final Photoshop images as .PSD files.
    => Choose the best version of your digital image and save it to Ms. Morland's USB as "YourName_Digital_BD_Final.psd" in the Burn and Dodge folder. 
    => Go to the printing workstation and open the final image you saved on the USB. Apply a levels adjustment layer and lighten the image by moving the middle, gray slider to the left. Then, flatten your image and sharpen it by going to "Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask". 
    => Print your image following the printing instructions you were shown in class. 

1. Creative Photo Series Inspiration (Notes + Response)
2. Preparing Images to Print (Notes)
3. Shutter Priority Mode (Notes)
4. Photo Series Idea (Fill Out + Glue into notebook)
5. Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet (Draw)

1. Two Ways to Burn and Dodge in Photoshop (Notes)
2. Write:
     Choose 4 images from past contact sheets that you believe would benefit from burning 
     and/or dodging. Write down the roll #, frame #, a description of the image, and how
     you would improve it with burning and/or dodging.

Mastering Burn and Dodge in Photography (Notes)
4.  Edge Burning (Notes + Responses)

1. Alex Stoddard


Lesson Eight:
Unplugged Youth Art Month Project
Take photos in class documenting the film process (12 photo assignment)
Develop film with roll partner, then make contact sheet of just your 12 images. 
Select the image with the best composition and exposure to print. 
Follow darkroom printing process, and save all working prints. 
Organize negatives, contact sheet, prints, and charts in your photo binder and submit. 
- Unplugged Project Grade Rubric

1. 7 Black and White Photo Tips (Notes)
2. Izabela Urbaniak Summer Unplugged (Responses)
3. Celebrating African-American Photographers (Notes + Responses)
4. William Gottlieb Jazz Photographer (Notes)

1. Gordon Parks Master Storyteller 

1. Unplugged (Responses)
2. Why Photographers Return to Film (Responses)
3. "Film is Still Alive" Video Responses (see below for questions)
4. Improve Your Documentary Photography (Notes)

1. Analogue Photography Series: Film is Still Alive

  1. In film, the photograph is a ________________, and with digital the photograph is a digital file.
  2. Every film type has its own ________________, and a digital file does not.
  3. Why does award-winning photo journalist, John Lehmann, still shoot film? What specific example does he give of a time he chose to use film?
  4. Who is David Chan and why is he important to many film photographers?
  5. Why does David Chan think people enjoy shooting with film?
  6. Why would it be difficult to make a living solely from film photography?
  7. It’s not about taking you to the destination, it’s about the whole ____________________.
  8. What are some reasons given by various photographers in the video for using film?

Lesson Seven:
- Depth of Field Project (aperture priority mode - 'A' or 'Av').
=> Take at least 10 photos with a shallow depth of field. 
=> Take at least 10 photos with a large depth of field. 
=> Develop roll of film, make contact sheet, and select 1 best example of each:
- 1 example of shallow depth of field
- 1 example of large depth of field
=> In the darkroom, process the 2 prints, write your timings down as you go
=> Turn in 2 final prints, all working prints, timing charts, contact sheet, and negatives for a project grade. 
=> Depth of Field Project Grade Rubric

1. Aperture and Depth of Field (Notes)
2. Shooting Modes (Notes)
3. Understanding Depth of Field Graphics (Notes/Drawing)

1. Aperture and Depth of Field in Photography

Lesson Six:
- Review process for printing photographs in the darkroom and note areas for improvement.
Photographer Biography Poster Project (Guide)
- Poster Project Grade Rubric

1. Rough draft of final print reflection (see class handout for guidelines).
2. Printing Photographs in the Darkroom (Notes and Questions)
3. Photographer Research (Notes + Sources Cited)

Lesson Five
- Take Sunny 16 Quiz. 
- Check out camera and take photos outside of class
      => Use Sunny 16 Chart and Exposure Wheel
      => Take 3 shots of the same subject/composition with different exposures
            >1st shot on Program (P) mode
            >2nd and 3rd shots on Manual (M) mode
- Develop your 2nd roll of film and determine your best exposures and whether your manual shots were successful.
- Select at least one frame from your 2nd roll of film to print in the darkroom
      => Follow all the steps in the printing process you learned previously
      => Keep track of your darkroom process on the chart provided (use a new chart for each frame you choose to print).
      => You must use an appropriate contrast filter
      => Burning and dodging is optional ONLY IF your print is strong enough without it.

1. Write a 4 - 5 sentence reflection on the strengths and weaknesses of the first print you made in the darkroom.
=>What makes the composition good?
=>What could be better?
=>Would you pick a different frame to print if you could do it over?
=>Does this portrait image show the subject's true personality?
>What makes you think so?
2. Tips for Shooting in Manual Mode (Notes)
3. Exposure Bracketing (Notes)
4. Evaluating Your Negatives (Notes)
Lesson Four
- Make a test print, a straight print, and a final print of one image from your first roll of film. 
Use contrast filters and burning and dodging to improve the straight print. Keep your working prints to turn in with the final print. 

1. Making a Black and White Print Questions (see video)
2. What is the Sunny 16? (Notes)
3. 1st Print Reflection - ​After making your first straight print and a working print using a contrast filter, write a reflection in your notebook and describe how you could improve the image by burning and dodging. 
4. Marked Up Photographs Article (Questions)
5. Burning and Dodging (Questions)

1. Making a Black and White Print
2. Burning and Dodging - Dodging Eyes
Lesson Three

​-Make a contact sheet of your first roll of film images in the darkroom. 
-Take Shutter Speed/Aperture Quiz.

1. Shutter Speed and Aperture Guides (Notes)
2. Making a Black and White Proof Questions (See video)
3. The Lens: Focal Length and Aperture (Notes)
4. Sunny 16 Chart (Copy)

1. Making a Black and White Proof (Video Questions)
2. Simple Guide to Depth of Field 

Lesson Two
Take one roll of film in class photo-booth setup, using your assigned film camera. 
​Practice loading film onto developing reel. 
​Develop first roll of black and white film. 

1. Exposure Reading and Notes
2. 9 Photography Techniques

1. Film Reading and Notes

1. Loading Film
2. Aperture and Shutter Settings
3. Loading 35mm Film onto Metal Reel

Lesson 1
1. Badge Template
Badge Template Instructions

2. Photomontage Artists: Hannah HochRomare Bearden
Photomontage Instructions & Examples: Arranging Your Photomontage

3. Black and White Adjustment Layers Assignment

1. Parts of an SLR Camera Diagram
2. "Beginnings" Vocabulary
3. Insta Film Photographers

1. How Your SLR Camera Works 
2. 9 Tips for Black & White Photography