Advanced Photo Studio is scheduled in the same class period as Photo Studio. Advanced students may be asked, at times, to serve as mentors for other students as appropriate.
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Advanced Photo Studio has a prerequisite of Intro to Photo and Photo Studio or other comparable high school photo classes. I’ll be expecting a high level of motivation, and high quality work in Advanced Photo Studio.
Notebook or folder: you need to have a notebook, sketchbook or folder for handouts, homework, etc. This is separate from your classroom folder, since you need to take it to and from class.
•If you have a 35 mm film camera, please plan on using this for shooting photos. You do not need to bring it to school, but you need to know how to use it. (I will review this in class.)
• If you have a digital camera, you can use that for digital projects.
• As always, you have to shoot most of your photos outside of class time. Please plan ahead! • Be prepared for class by doing homework/shooting on time.
• Attendance is important. You will earn a participation grade for each class.
• School attendance policies are in effect. 5 absences per semester=lost credit for class.
You will study photo history, aesthetics and technique, integrated with hands-on projects.
Projects: 70% Reading/research: 15% Class participation: 15%
Please note: Homework is integral to completing projects on time. (shooting outside of class, etc.) Final exam activity/project is 10% of semester grade.
1. Seeing like a photographer (reading & response)
2. Weekly photo challenge: a photo a week posted to our blog. 3. Film and darkroom:
• Review of film and darkroom
• Shooting assignment: choose one: (film)
“A Certain Slant of Light” (light through objects, cast shadows, reflections, light as spotlight etc.)
“Behind the Mask” (faces / figures hidden with “masks” - how do you portray the subject though partially hidden?)
4. Principles of Design: Repetition and focal point (digital)
5. Elements of Design: Color Theory (digital)
6. Photoshop tricks and tips: Surrealism project; Layers project; Editorial Illustration project
7. Create your own negative- The Figure Revisited: handmade negatives and digital negatives
Printing from your negative: photo paper, cyanotype
8. Photo installation project for Center for Maine Contemporary Art show (due April 4) 9. Photos without a camera
• chemical properties of film and paper
• manipulating ordinary photo paper with chemicals, light, heat, block-out resists
10. Photo themes: a series of photos on a theme of your choosing. Presentation for Fine Arts Night.
11. Altered books; handmade books
12. Holga and vintage cameras, 120 film
Digital file formats:
1. Your digital work must be saved in the following format: FirstName_LastName_assignment name.jpg
2. I cannot accept work that is saved as screen shots or other formats, or does not have your name on the file name.
3. We will go over file saving procedures at the start of digital project work. Print images must be 200 dpi minimum.