GDES 73 Digital Photography at Mission College

Projects and Homework Spring 2016 - Section 45803

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GDES 73 Lab Notes/Shooting Instructions

Day 1 - Feb. 2 - Week 1

Subject

To Do

  • Read pages 11-39(Getting Ready and Step 1:Meet your camera modes)in the Betterphoto Basics book. If you are buying a camera right now, you could also read pages 208-213(Buyers Guide in Additional References), and see the sites above.
  • Next class, bring in cameras, manuals, cables or card reader, and tripods if you have them.

Day 2 - Feb. 4 - Week 1

Subject

To Do

  • Read pages 11-39(Getting Ready and Step 1:Meet your camera modes)in the Betterphoto Basics book. If you are buying a camera right now, you could also read pages 208-213(Buyers Guide in Additional References), and see the sites above.

Day 3 - Feb. 9 - Week 2

Subject

  • Lecture
  • Finish Camera features/Choosing a camera
  • Downloading with Image Capture
  • Intro to Photoshop for Photographers
    • Resizing images
    • file formats
    • Saving a jpeg
  • Intro to Flickr
  • Look at in class Exercise 1
  • Intro Outside Assignment 1
  • Downloading with Bridge
  • Exposure compensation
  • Lab
  • Download images with Bridge
  • Sign up for Flickr
  • Join Flickr group 
  • Post 2 images you took in class last week to our flickr group
  • Comment on someone else's images in our group
  • Shoot some images using exposure compensation if time

To Do

  • Read Step 2 in the Betterphoto Basics book.
  • Outside Assignment 1 - First Shots - Practice Assignment:
    • This is very similar to the assignment we did in class, but you will do it on your own and we will make a web gallery from it.
    • Shoot portraits of one person
    • Try out manual controls if you have them, or use some of the scene settings that many cameras have.
      • If you have these controls, Shoot some images in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual.
      • If you do not have manual controls, shoot some using exposure compensation and scene settings.
    • Try some images posed and some candid
    • Shoot some indoors, some with flash and some without flash
    • Shoot some outdoors, some in the sun and some in the shade
    • Try some images with the subject looking into the camera, and some not
    • Try some close-ups and some wider, full length shots
    • See example 1 here
    • See example 2 here
    • Shoot at least 30 images
    • The examples have 30 images or so. You will only turn in 10.
    • Download with Bridge or Aperture
    • Pick your 10 best images
    • Create an HTML web gallery of these 10 images only using Bridge/Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom. We will go over this in class. Please do not use a template that uses Flash.
    • Due Day 6, Feb. 18(new due date)

Day 4 - Feb. 11 - Week 2

Subject

  • Lecture
  • Finish looking at first shots
  • Exposure
    • Aperture
      • F Stop
      • Effect on Depth of Field
    • Shutter Speed
      • Effect on Motion
    • ISO
  • Exposure compensation
  • Ways to Expose
  • Web Galleries and PDFs in Bridge
  • Importing with Lightroom

To Do

  • Read Step 2 in the Betterphoto Basics book
  • Work on Outside Assignment 1 Due Day 6, Feb. 18(new due date)