Photo 4

Photo 4 - Advanced Studio Class in Photography

Photo 4 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, tell why you chose it.

Lesson 9

1. Photojournalism vs. Documentary Photography (Read + Take Notes on the Differences)
2. Storytelling Through Photography (Notes)


1National Geographic Photographers on Photography
2Documentary Photography
7 Photojournalism Tips
4Wedding Photography Photojournalistic Approach 

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
=> Photo 4 will complete 2 concept ideas, and submit 2 final images from each.
3 Ways to Get a Faded Look Tutorial

1. 13 Conceptual Photo Series (Response)

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
-Independent Project Progress Grade: Critique 2 images (darkroom prints and/or digital)
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


1. Photographer Survey 
2. Badge Template
=> Badge Template Instructions
3Photomontage Artists: Hannah HochRomare Bearden
=>Photomontage Instructions & Examples: Arranging Your Photomontage
4. Notebook Assignments:
=> 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? 5. Headshots Project Resources:  8 Tips ArticleHow Focal Length Affect Portraits 6. Photoshop Lesson #1: Levels and Curves Instructions Videos:
1. Curves Adjustments Video
2. Posing Models for Headshots
3. Working with People
4. Basic Lighting for Portraits
5. Focal Lengths for Potraits