Photo 1
Photo 1 - Digital Photography

Photo 1 Syllabus
Photo Class Rules

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
- Polaroid Project
=> Take at least 5 photos of subjects from your daily life.
     => Follow the Polaroid Project INSTRUCTIONS
     => Polaroid Project Grade Rubric

EXTRA CREDIT for Final Project Grade:
=> National Geographic Extra Credit Assignment

1. Quick History of Color Photography (Notes + Responses)
2. How a Film Camera Works (Notes + Responses)
3. Film Processing (Notes + Draw + Responses)
​4. Richard Avedon (Notes)
5. True Story of Afghan Girl Photo (Notes + Responses)

1. Richard Avedon BBC
2.  Finding the Afghan Girl
3. Steve McCurry: Vogue Masters

Lesson Eleven
​- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 
     => 500 word reflection on ONE photo from "Daily Dozen". 
    => Save As... "YourName_1000Words" as a Word document. 
    => ​Write an additional 500 words on a second photo for extra credit on your last project grade. 

1. History of Camera Obscura (Notes)
2. Wet Plate Photography (Notes)
3. History of Kodak (Notes + Responses)
4. How Instant Film Works (Notes)

1. From Camera Obscura to Camera Phone
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
- Notebook 11 and 12 Quiz
- Retouched Portrait Project
     => Instructions
     => Rubric

-Practice using the High Pass Filter technique to smooth skin on this photo: High Pass Practice
     => Download the image to your computer using the same process as before
     => Follow the directions in your notes on the High Pass Filter to smooth the skin
     => Save as... "YourName_HighPass.psd" in your "Retouching" folder. 

Practice using all the retouching tools you have learned to retouch this photo: Retouch Practice 4. Save as... "YourName_Retouch_4.psd"

-Practice using the Clone Stamp Tool to retouch this old photo: Retouch Practice 3
     => Hold down the Control key and click on "Retouch Practice 3" above. 
     => Click "Save Image As" and save into your Retouching folder as "YourName_Retouch_3.psd"
     => Open the image in Photoshop and use the Clone Stamp Tool to remove  imperfections.
Clone Stamp Tool

- Practice using the Healing Brush Tool to retouch this portrait: Retouch Practice 2
     => Hold down the Control key and click on "Retouch Practice 2" above. 
     => Click "Save Image As" and save into your Retouching folder as "YourName_Retouch_2.psd"
     => Open the image in Photoshop and use the Healing Brush Tool to remove  imperfections.
Healing Brush

1. The Healing Brush Tool (Notes + Questions)
2. 5 Tips for Using the Clone Stamp Tool (Notes)
3. High Pass Filter for Smoothing Skin in Photoshop (Notes)
4. Retouched Portrait Instructions (Notes + Draw Icons)

Lesson Nine
- Practice taking a portrait photo of a classmate or friend, upload the image, and practice the "Soft Focus Tutorial" to imitate a vintage Hollywood style portrait. 
Soft Focus Tutorial Instructions

Practice using the Spot Healing Brush Tool to retouch this portrait: Retouch Practice 1
     => Go to your class folder and create a new folder called "Retouching"
     => Hold down the Control key and click on "Retouch Practice 1" above. 
     => Click "Save Image As" and save into your Retouching folder as "YourName_Retouch_1.psd"
     => Open the image in Photoshop and use the Spot Healing Brush Tool to remove skin  imperfections.
  Spot Healing Brush Tool

1. Sid Avery Candid Photographer of Film Stars (Notes + Responses)
2. Soft Focus Photography (Notes)
3. 5 Retouching Skills for Beginners (Notes + Video)
4. Non-Destructive Editing in Photoshop (Notes + Responses)

1. What is Vignetting? (Notes)
2. 7 Black and White Photo Tips (Notes)
3. The Difference Between Editing and Retouching (Notes + Responses)
4. Celebrating African-American Photographers (Notes+Responses)
5. William Gottlieb Jazz Photographer (Notes)

1. Gordon Parks Master Storyteller 
2. Vintage Hollywood Glamour Photoshop
3. 5 Photoshop Retouching Skills
4. The Healing Brush Tutorial

Lesson Eight:
-Unplugged Project (Youth Art Month)
     => Read "Isolation Effect of Cellphone" article and answer questions in your notebook.
     => Take a creative photo of someone posing as if looking at a smartphone in a situation that is surprising.
     => Take another photo of someone holding a phone instead of an everyday object that is normally part of an "unplugged" activity (such as writing, drawing, playing a sport or an instrument, eating, or... pick something unique and unexpected).

    => Edit your final images using the following instructions for increasing contrast:
Photoshop Instructions for Unplugged Project
     => Unplugged Rubric

1. Unplugged Slideshow (Response Questions)
2. Did Cell Phones Unleash Our Inner Rudeness? (Article/Responses)
3. 5 Simple Ways to Add Contrast (Notes)
4. Photographer Captures Isolation Effect of Cellphones (Responses)
5. Black and White Adjustment Layer (Notes)

Lesson Seven:
- Take a photo that is a good example of one type of Rhythm (see notes). Upload the photo to your computer. Make a "Rhythm" folder and put the image inside. Rename the image for the appropriate type of Rhythm.

- FRAMING PROJECT: Take at least 3 unique photos using the framing techniques discussed in class. Upload to a "Framing" folder on your computer. Open each file in Photoshop and apply a "Brightness/Contrast" layer adjustment. Save the files as Photoshop files. Rate the images from best to worst and name them as "YourName_Framing_1.psd", YourName_Framing_2.psd", and YourName_Framing_3.psd". Make sure to save the final images in a "Done" folder.

      => Basic Photoshop Edits for Brightness/Contrast and Saturation (Directions)
      => Framing Project Grade Rubric 

Mountain framed by branches

1. Visual Rhythm (Notes)
2. 6 Ways to Show Emphasis (Notes)
3. 7 Tips for Using Framing (Notes)
4. Difference Between Vibrance and Saturation (Notes)

1. Principles of Design: Emphasis


Lesson Six:
- Watch "Art Elements and Principles of Design" video and take notes by making a list of Elements and a list of Principles in your class notebook.
- With a partner, take a photo example for symmetrical balance, asymmetrical balance, and unbalanced composition. Upload the 3 images to a folder on your class computer called "Balance". Make sure you rename each image for the correct type of balance!

1. Color Theory for Digital Media (Notes)
2. Compelling Photographs: The Principles of Design (Notes)
3. Balanced vs Unbalanced Compositions (Activity)
4. Rhythm Design (Activity)

1. Art Elements and Principles of Design
2. Principles of Design: Rhythm
Lesson Five:
- Take Macro Textures Quiz.
- Complete Macro Texture Image Search in class (Photoshop assignment)
- Homework: Take a few close-up photos of very small things. 
- Complete Macro Scale Assignment in class (Photoshop assignment)

Texture and Color Project
- Take at least five photos that are good examples of texture with eye-catching colors
- Show Ms. Morland your photos in class
- Select two photos to use for the project that show a specific color scheme when placed side-by-side (use notes on color)
- Follow Texture and Color Project Instructions to complete your final image and submit. 

Texture and Color Project Rubric


1. Macro Phone Photography (Notes)
2. Element of Texture in Photography (Notes)
3. Scale and Proportion (Questions)
4. Color Theory for Photographers (Notes)
Lesson Four
- Take Background Composition Quiz.

Humans of Roanoke Project: 
Photoshop Instructions Humans of Roanoke
- Look at the examples of street portraits from the following artists, especially "Humans of New York" photographer Brandon Stanton. 
Get permission to photograph a portrait of a friend, family member, or mentor from your life. 
- Ask the person your are photographing to tell you a story about themselves, OR ask them questions. Write down quotes by the person to include in your project with the photograph. 
- Photograph your subject, paying careful attention to background composition. Choose a background outdoors somewhere in Roanoke. 
Choose a background that is not distracting from the person in the portrait. Use the suggestions in the article below called "Improving Your Background". 
Your background can also tell the viewer something important about your subject. Watch the video of images by Henri Cartier-Bresson for inspiration. 
- Take multiple photographs of the same person and bring to school to show the teacher. Together you will decide which photo is the best, then you will use Photoshop to put together a mock "post" by "humansofroanoke" using a template. 
Humans of Roanoke Grade Rubric

Henri Cartier-Bresson Slides
Martha Cooper Slides
Humans of New York Slides

1. Point of View Identification (use Nat. Geographic "Daily Dozen" photo link)
- Find an example of high, low, eye level, and bird's eye view. Write a ​detailed​ description of the image. 2. Martha Cooper Street Photography Article (Response Questions) 
3. Improve Your Backgrounds (Notes/Response Questions)
4. What Makes a Good Portrait? (Notes/Response Questions)
Lesson Three
- Choose one of the following images to use as your background photo: 

Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8

Image 9 Image 10 Image 11 Image 12

Take several photos of a classmate, friend, or family member from the same angle as the background image you selected (low or high angle). Think carefully about how you should pose the person to fit into the background image. 

Follow the Photoshop instructions for the Ghost Assignment to create your final image. 

1. Photoshop Layers (response questions)
2. Point of View in Photography (response questions)
3. Photoshop Layers: Beyond the Basics (response questions)
4. Layers Diagram (draw and label)

1. Street Photography Point of View
2. Angles are Critical


Lesson Two
Name Project
Take at least one good image that shows a great sense of depth Take at least one good image using LINE for each letter of your name (at least 5 letters/photos)
Background Photo: Photoshop Instructions
Letters Photos: Letters Photoshop Instructions
Name Project Grade Rubric 

1. Black and White Landscape Tips Reading and Responses
2. Basic Photoshop Shortcuts NOTES
3. Lesson Two Vocabulary
4. Horizontal vs. Vertical Composition (TAKE NOTES)

1. Leading Lines Reading and Responses
2. Element of Line Notes
3. Creating a Sense of Depth in Your Photos
4. Shallow or Great Depth?

Lesson One
Photographer Badge
Instructions for Adding Photo to ID Badge Template

Photomontage Artists: Hannah Hoch, Romare Bearden
Photomontage Instructions & Examples: Arranging Your Photomontage

Rule of Thirds / Cropping Assignment: Step-by-Step Photoshop

1. Ansel Adams Article Responses

1. Photomontage