Photo 3
Photo 3 - Advanced Photography

Photo 3 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 10
"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 in your paper, and include an image of the photo at the end. SAVE AS... "YourName_1000Words" as a Word document. 

- Storytelling Project - Grade Rubric

Final Portfolio - Submit a digital portfolio of your best image from each project this year.  
     => Select your 4 best photos from the year (1 from each project).
     => 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. 
     => Open the submission template in photoshop, located in the "Photo 3" folder on your computer, and File > Place... each image in the correct template (there are 2 templates, one for the double exposure projects, one for conceptual/storytelling projects).
     => Type your description paragraph into the box next to the image in the submission template. At the bottom of the paragraph, add a title for each image. 
     => Save as... "YourName_Portfolio_Final_1.pdf" and "YourName_Portfolio_Final_2.pdf" (Photoshop PDF file, do not preserve layers once you are done editing). 
      => Final Submission EXAMPLE
     => Final Project GRADE RUBRIC

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

1. Dorothea Lange (Notes)
2. A Portrait of America Articles (choose one: summarize + analyze photos)
On the Fence: Border Towns 
The Fall of Flint
Power Down: Former Mining Towns
​3. Dali Atomicus Photograph (Notes + Responses)

1. Tank Man: The Amazing Story Behind the Photo
2. The Making of Migrant Mother
3. Finding the Afghan Girl 
4. True Story of the Afghan Girl
5.  Steve McCurry: Vogue Masters 

Lesson 9
- Write a reflection in your notebook about some stories you could tell based on people, places, or events in your own life in the next month. Come up with 3 distinct ideas for a story and how you would go about photographing this story (when, where, how often, how would you handle weather and/or lighting conditions?). This week, begin photographing one of the stories. You will bring in photos each week for this project, and complete the project at the end of the semester by editing and printing at least 6 images that tell a story. 

-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 class 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

-Practice using the High Pass Filter technique to smooth skin on this photo: High Pass Practice
     => Hold down the Control key and click on "High Pass Practice"  link above. 
     => Click "Save Image As" and save into your class folder as "YourName_HighPass.psd"

     => Create a new layer and use Spot Healing, Healing Brush, and Clone Stamp to retouch the photo. 
    => Follow the directions in the "High Pass Filter" Notes to smooth the skin. 

1. Mounting and Matting Photos (Notes + Demo)
2. High Pass Filter for Smoothing Skin in Photoshop (Notes)
3. 10 Photo Stories from 2017 (Notes + Response)
4. Curating a National Geographic Photo Story (Notes + Responses)

1. Photojournalism vs. Documentary Photography (Read + Take Notes on the Differences)
2. Storytelling Through Photography (Notes)
3. Wedding Photojournalism (Notes)
4. 3 Ideas for Storytelling Project (Written Reflection)


1. National Geographic Photographers on Photography
2. Documentary Photography
7 Photojournalism Tips
4. Wedding Photography Photojournalistic Approach 
5. Careers in Photography: Curator at MOMA 
6. Storytelling with Photography 
Lesson 8
-Take notes on process for preparing images to be printed. 
- Prepare your final images from your Conceptual Photo Project for print:
     => Adjust levels to lighten image
    => Adjust image size and crop to the desired print size 
    => Flatten image
    => Apply sharpening to image using Unsharp Mask
     => "Save as" TIFF file with sharpened layer preserved
     => Add the word "Print" to the file name when you save

1. Izabela Urbaniak (Responses)
2. Celebrating African American Photographers (Notes+Responses)
3. 6 Things You Should Do When Editing Photos (Video + Notes)
4. Five Tips for Printing Images (Notes)

1. Gordon Parks Master Storyteller 
2. 6 Things You Should Do When Editing Photos
3. Unsharp Mask Filter

1. Justin Peters Photomontage (Responses)
2. Jerry Uelsmann Analogue Photomontage (Responses)
3. Harold Ross Article (Responses)
4. Photographic Composites (Notes + Responses)
5. Digital Image Processing (Notes)

1. Photographer Spotlight Jerry Ueslmann
Lesson 7
Youth Art Month Project: "Unplugged" 
=> Presentations for thought and ideas: Unplugged, Phone Addiction
=> Write out 3 ideas for based on what "Unplugged" means to you
=> Submit 1 final image for Youth Art Month by February 28th.
- Tutorials: 
1. Using a found image or one of your own images uploaded to the computer, practice cutting out the subject of the image completely using the pen tool (see "3 Ways..." video below for help). Place another image in the background to create a simple digital photomontage. 
Photomontage Example
2. Continue practicing the pen tool by cutting out the following images and using a found image for the new background:    image 1     image 2    image 3

1. 13 Conceptual Photo Series (Response)
2. 3 Ideas for "Unplugged" (Write)
3. Having Your Smartphone Nearby Article (Responses)

1. 3 Ways to Cut Out Images in Photoshop 
2. How is Your Phone Changing You? 

Lesson 6
- Photo Filters Photoshop Assignment 
- Conceptual Photo Project Proposal (Guide) (Rubric)
=> 3rd 9 weeks project grade (due by end of 3rd 9 weeks)
=> Plan and execute 2 photo shoots based on your concept
=> Choose the best 3 images, apply global/local post processing in Photoshop, submit. 
3 Ways to Get a Faded Look Tutorial

1. 10 Basic Posing Techniques for Fine Art Portraits (Questions)
2. Richard Avedon (Notes)
3. 10 Fine Art Photographers You Should Know (Response)

1. Richard Avedon
2. Alex Stoddard "Fine Art and Conceptual Photography"

Lesson 5
Complete Found Image Double Exposure in Photoshop
=> Use 2 found images to overlay as 2 layers in Photoshop
=> Use Blending Modes, Layer Opacity, and Layer Masks to create a double exposure effect. 
=> Save into your class folder on your class computer. 
Complete Digital Double Exposure Tutorial 2 in Photoshop
=> Use 2 found images to complete the tutorial
=> Work in black and white only first, and save resulting image to your folder
=> Add Solid Color Adjustment Layers and Black and White Adjustment Layers
=> Save 2nd color image to your class folder
- Take numerous images on your digital camera to use for your Double Exposure Project
=> Plan which images will be combined ahead of time
=> Shoot your images in a variety of locations
- For your Digital Double Exposures Project, complete 2 final images:
=> One in black and white
=> One in color
=> Use Layer Groups, Blending Modes, Opacity, Layer Masks, and Adjustment Layers

1. Photoshop Blending Modes Explained (Notes)
Lesson 4
- Shoot 2nd roll of double exposures, develop, and make contact print. 
Complete Digital Double Exposure Tutorial #1 in class. 
Select 2 images from film double exposures (roll 1 and/or 2) to print. 
For 2 images, make test strip, straight print, working prints (burning/dodging), and final print. Keep all prints to turn in for final project grade (Double Exposures Project). 

Double Exposure Tutorial #1
IMAGES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  

1. Double Exposure Blending in Photoshop (Reflection Questions)
2. Ansel Adams and Photography Before Photoshop (Reflection Questions)
Lesson 3
- Bring underexposed roll of film to school, use film picker to retrieve leader. 
- Shoot 2nd round of photos on same roll of film to create double exposures. 
- Bring double exposed roll of film back to school and develop for a grade. 
Review darkroom process for making contact prints. 
Create contact print of double exposures and select 1 image to print. 
Write a reflection of the results of your first roll of double exposures, as well as the image you selected to print and how you will go about creating the best possible print.


1. FILM Double Exposures Article (Response Questions)

2. DIGITAL Double Exposures Article (Response Questions)
3. Reflection on results of first roll of double exposures, which image you would print, how to print.

1. "Jarred & Displaced" (watch at end of article)
2. Erkin Demir Double Exposure 
3. Double Exposure Effect Tutorial 1 (try in class)
Lesson 2
-Complete Headshots Project with 2 final images in "Done" folder on assigned computer. 
-Take home 1 roll of 35mm film to shoot UNDEREXPOSED by one stop.
- Review process for developing roll of film.

1. 35mm Film Photographers to Follow Article and Response Questions
2. Double Exposures Guide NOTES

1. Double Exposures


Lesson 1
Photographer Survey
Badge Template
Badge Template Instructions
Photomontage Artists: Hannah HochRomare Bearden 
Photomontage Instructions & Examples: Arranging Your Photomontage

Photoshop Assignment #1: Levels and Curves Instructions

Headshots Project Resources:  8 Tips Article, How Focal Length Affect Portraits

Headshots Step by Step Editing

1. Self Portrait Artists Article - Write 1 page self-reflection and list of portrait ideas.
​Questions for reflection: What traits and accomplishments are you proud of? What do you want to show others about yourself? What kind of days make you feel the most creative? Do you often show your emotions to others? What is important to you in life? Do you take serious or lighthearted selfies?
1. Curves Adjustments
2. Posing Models for Headshots
3. Working with People
4. Basic Lighting for Portraits
5. Focal Lengths for Potraits