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Digital Photography II 2012 - 2013, "A" Day: Lesson Sequence A-1, 7:50 – 9:22 Quarter

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Lesson Sequence Details 1.) Introduction to Digital Photo2 2.) Requirements and Expectations 3.) Syllabus review 4.) Research and Preparation Days: Be prepared for anything; research on your current assignment, presentation of your homework, technical presentation, power point, film, demonstration or an intense discussion on the meaning of life. 5.) Documentary/Concentration Preparation: a yearlong project to document a personal interest. 6.) The Portfolio: Requirements 7.) The AP, 2-D Design Portfolio 8) Assignment #1: 9.) The Web Search Photographer Power Point Assignment. Each student will be given a pair to compare and contrast. Specific photographer will be assigned later. Photoshop review, Photo history review, Elements and Principles review, Composition review. Lesson #1: Assignment: Shadow and Reflection: Due at critique: two contact sheets of 35 images. Two finished mounted prints. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Shoot outside – weather permitting – if not today one of the next three classes. Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Alternate with grading and critique. Just intro today: next time grading and critique. The AP, 2-D Design Portfolio: Quality, Breadth and The Concentration: A part of the AP portfolio that requires you to develop a long term and in-depth project of your own conception that concentrates on a single, specific and focused idea. This is a body of work that will evolve over time and will include all three of the components listed below plus an explanation of your artistic influences. Discussion: of SUBJECT, FORM, and CONTENT in Photography - The Three Basic Components of a work of Art. 1. Subject: the "WHAT", A person, place, a thing or an idea


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2. Composition or Form: the "HOW". Arrangement of shapes and other basic building blocks of the visual arts into a visually effective organization to express and idea. 3. Content: the "WHY". The emotional or intellectual message of an artwork. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #1: Assignment: Shadow and Reflection: Due at critique: two contact sheets of 35 images. Two finished mounted prints. Lesson #2: Indoor/Outdoor Natural Light Portrait: 4 finished images. Due: Two mounted prints. Also due, two 20 image contact sheets. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Shoot outside – weather permitting – if not today one of the next three classes. Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Grading and critique today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #2: Indoor/Outdoor Natural Light Portrait: 4 finished images. Due: Two mounted prints. Also due, two 35 image contact sheets. Lesson #3: Color Basics Review A: Getting ready for Autumn: Due: Two mounted prints for each. Also due, two 35 image contact sheets for each. 1.) Hue: Primary (red, yellow, blue) and Secondary (purple, orange, green), 2.) Compliment: Opposites on the color wheel Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Review today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Mr. Stanforth at workshop: Work on current assignments Last Class of 1st Qtr. Portfolio Due for Grading Grade and Critique: Color Basics Review A: Getting ready for Autumn: Due: Two mounted prints for each. Also due, two 35 image contact sheets for each. 1.) Hue: Primary (red, yellow, blue) and Secondary (purple, orange, green), 2.) Compliment: Opposites on the color wheel Lesson #4: Color Basics Review B: Fall has arrived: Due: Two mounted prints for each. Also due, two 35 image contact sheets for each. 1.) Value: Bright color object on a gray field, 2.) Temperature: Warm object


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on a cool field. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Grading and critique today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #4: Color Basics Review B: Fall has arrived: Due: Two mounted prints for each. Also due, two 35 image contact sheets for each. 1.) Value: Bright color object on a gray field, 2.) Temperature: Warm object on a cool field. Lesson #5: Contact Sheet Image: 35 images on one contact sheet to create a single image. Due: Make three, mount the best one. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Mr. Stanforth is out: Due for grading: Nov. 19: Research in class Photomontage, and write a brief overview of two pages, single spaced. Research and place 5 examples of Photomontage in the x drive file named “Photomontage�. Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Review today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #5: Contact Sheet Image: 35 images on one contact sheet to create a single image. Due: Make three, mount the best one. Lesson #6: Photomontage, Using many images to create one: Make two, mount both. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Grading and critique today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #6: Photomontage, Using many images to create one: Make two, mount both. Lesson #7: Revealing Self-Portrait: Two finished mounted prints. Use whatever resources you have to create your image. Last Class of 2nd Qtr. Portfolio/Exam Due for Grading Last Class of 2nd Qtr. Portfolio/Exam Due for Grading Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Review


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today. Grade and Critique: Lesson #7: Revealing SelfPortrait: Two finished mounted prints. Use whatever resources you have to create your image. Lesson #8: Head and shoulders Portrait of a Family member using natural light from a window only (may use a reflector and use no props, may be side lit or back lit): Due: One 35 image contact sheet and two finished mounted Prints one in color and one in B&W. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Grading and critique today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #8: Head and shoulders Portrait of a Family member using natural light from a window only (may use a reflector and use no props, may be side lit or back lit): Due: One 35 image contact sheet and two finished mounted Prints one in color and one in B&W. Use this day to make up for the day we go outside to learn how to shoot the snow. Lesson #9: Full Length portrait of a friend using whatever lighting you have at your disposal. You may also use props. Due: One 35 image contact sheet and two finished mounted Prints one in color and one in B&W. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Review today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #9: Full Length portrait of a friend using whatever lighting you have at your disposal. You may also use props. Due: One 35 image contact sheet and two finished mounted Prints one in color and one in B&W. Mr. Stanforth in Utah. Research for Power Point Presentation. Assigned Photographers: List and instructions are on Teacher Folder in X drive. Mr. Stanforth in Utah. Research for Power Point Presentation. Assigned Photographers: List and instructions are on Teacher Folder in X drive. Bring in your flash and tripod for the flash demo. You


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will get graded for this. Optional to bring in a zoom lens if you have one. Lesson #10: Multiple images of a single subject on a single frame shot/created in the camera. Due: Two 35 image contact sheets and two finished mounted Prints one in color and one in B&W. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Last Class of 3rd Qtr. Portfolio Due for Grading Web Search Photographer Power Point Presentations: Web Search Photographer Power Point Presentations: Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Grading and critique today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #10: Multiple images of a single subject on a single frame shot/created in the camera. Due: Two 35 image contact sheets and two finished mounted Prints one in color and one in B&W. Lesson #11: Your Best Quality & Your Worst Quality: Due: Two 35 image contact sheets and two finished mounted Prints Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Review today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #11: Your Best Quality & Your Worst Quality: Due: Two 35 image contact sheets and two finished mounted Prints Lesson #12: Panorama: Create a single multiple-image on one or more mounts of one subject. Make two, mount both. Research and Preparation: Create a file of examples. Research and Preparation: Discuss examples Documentary/Concentration Preparation: Grading and critique today. Photoshop/Print/Mount: Critique Preparation Grade and Critique: Lesson #12: Panorama: Create a single multiple-image on one or more mounts of one subject. Make two, mount both. Extra Extra Extra Sr. Exams Sr. Exams Jr. Exams


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AP Digital Photo II, Course Description and Class Expectations Class Expectations THE DIGITAL CAMERA - All students who sign up must have a properly working DIGITAL camera that has full manual controls - You must be able to operate the aperture and shutter speed in a manual / non-automatic mode. I have no preference for make or model of Camera. Telephoto, wide angle or other specialty lenses are not needed. OTHER EQUIPMENT: All students should have access to a working color inkjet printer at home. It is optional for students of Digital Photo I but required for students of AP Digital Photo II to have a tripod and working “off camera� electronic flash for use in the class. This is an AP (Advanced Placement) Course which will fulfill all of the requirements of the College Board for the AP Studio Art 2-D Design Portfolio. CLASS WORK/HOMEWORK: The basis of all work will be the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. It is a requirement of the College Board that students will produce 2/3 of their work outside of the classroom in order to receive AP credit. Assignments will be given from the syllabus but all students will be encouraged to pursue personally motivated work. The sketchbook is an important tool for every artist and all students will be expected to draw/write/compile visual and verbal information in their sketchbooks on a daily basis. The work assigned to students at this level is designed not so much to teach a specific skill as it is to enhance the skills already acquired and provide a creative opportunity for the students to begin to express and develop their own unique style. HOMEWORK: All course assignments, homework and portfolio requirements are listed on the Lesson Sequence page.

THE AP STUDIO ART 2-D DESIGN PORTFOLIO: All students will be given on the first day of class a copy of the College Board AP Studio Art Course Description by the instructor and later in the year the poster briefly outlining the contents of the Course Description. Students will: 1. Read and address all three sections of the portfolio: Breadth, Concentration, and Quality. These will be addressed in class discussion at the introduction of each assignment.


2. Develop mastery of concept, composition, and execution of their personal ideas and themes. This should be exhibited in the sketchbook as a visual diary that will be the foundation for all finished work. 3. Develop a body of work investigating a strong underlying visual idea in drawing that grows out of a coherent plan of action or investigation. Once again the sketchbook should be extensively utilized for the development of ideas and to discuss with the instructor the development of those ideas from inception through development to completion. 4. Satisfy the Breadth requirement of the AP portfolio: though, in class, and out of class assignments, figure drawing, fulfilling a minimum of required independent work, and investigating the work of artists studied in Art History assignments. 5. Fulfill all curricular requirements as presented in the course syllabus. 6. Demonstrate an ongoing and informed process in conjunction with the instructor (in informal and formal personal interview) and class (during class critique at the completion of each assignment) to exhibit mastery of not only technical skill but an understanding of the principles of design, and critical decision making by analysis and interpretation of the work of their own, their peers and the work others. 7. Practice integrity by the exhibition of their mutual respect. Theft, vandalism, handling another's work without permission, or the destruction of another's work or property will exclude a student from this class. I expect you to take pride in all that you do and assume that others feel the same. Plagiarism is a violation of Trademark and Copyright law. You may never use any portion of any work of art created by another artist from any source (internet or otherwise) without permission of the artist. If you present another’s work as your own in any form that work is an academic violation and will receive an automatic failure. Remember, that regardless of whether you submit your portfolio to the College Board or not you are still required to submit it to me in the same format with appropriate slides, actual work, and essay responses to the Concentration questions. THE CONCENTRATION: Although I will meet with you individually on an ongoing basis throughout the year to discuss your concentration, remember to review the AP Studio Art document given to you at the beginning of the year. Also, consider our discussions on the principles of design, the fine and applied arts, style, the purpose of art in society, and the work of artists from our readings on the lives and work of artists. Your concentration proposal and work will be evaluated every critique based upon the criteria in your proposal. Your concentration should evolve; so only in rare instances will a student need to radically change the proposal. Finally: you must remember to document the evolution of your concentration in your sketchbook for later reference and


not only make verbal but also visual references to your influences from other artists and art history. Although assignments with specific intentions for learning and skill development are given by the instructor they are open ended enough for students to attempt to adapt the assignment to the concentration whenever possible. CRITIQUES: There will be no tests in the traditional sense. Test will be by critique. ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR CRITIQUES - Every student is required to participate in the critique sessions - they are the class tests and therefore no excuse other than a school sanctioned absence will be accepted. The class critique is an open forum where the instructor will not only make comments concerning technical and aesthetic problems and successes but will encourage the entire class to respond. Positive comments are most desirable because it is more valuable to learn from each other the good things that we have done as opposed to the negative. Likes and dislikes, although important, are only a small part of the class critique. All students will be encouraged to express their opinions which will be directed toward technique and aesthetics. GRADING: The basis of all work will be the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. Works of art are graded based upon the student's effort, presentation, and time spent on the assignment. Grades are also determined by neatness, ability to follow directions, interpretation of the assignment, technique and quality of execution. Of all of these qualities other than time spent, creative risk taking - TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT - is the most desirable and will produce the best results. GRADING PERCENTAGES: 50%: CRITIQUES: All major class and out of class assignment. 25%: PORTFOLIO: All class portfolios 25%: HOMEWORK: Any minor assignment given by the instructor for completion outside of class. NO EXTRA CREDIT, except in unusual circumstances initiated by the instructor and only for students who have completed all work on time and according to directions.

DISCIPLINE: THE FREEDOM OF THE ARTROOM: All Moeller Art/Photo students enjoy a privilege that I like to call "The Freedom of the Art Room". This freedom requires a great deal of maturity and responsibility on the part of all students. Those that do not practice this maturity and responsibility will have that freedom curtailed or revoked. Mutual respect among students is required. Theft, vandalism, handling another's work without permission, or the destruction of another's work or property will exclude a student from this class. I expect you to take pride in all that you do and assume that others feel the same. The only thing that belongs in your mouth during this class is what God or the Orthodontist put in there. As stated in the School Student Handbook, no food is to be consumed anywhere outside of the school cafeteria. KEEP YOUR GUM AND CANDY AT HOME. GUM CHEWING IS


INAPPROPRIATE AT SCHOOL. ALSO, REMEMBER TO "KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF". Chewing your fingernails, any other part of your body, clothes, pens, pen tops, paper, books, dirt, grit, desk, school property of any kind, other students, the property of other students, dried flavored or unflavored, salted or unsalted, corn, or other crunchy product; to include, dried meats, fruits, vegetables, cow, pig, lamb, or other animal product either living, dead or in suspended animation - IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN THIS CLASS. Persons not able to control their bodies and the actions of their bodies during class will receive a self-control training assignment for homework to assist them in overcoming their difficulty. (You will hand-write this page twice.) THIS ALSO APPLIES TO DRINKS. DO NOT BRING LIQUIDS TO CLASS. If you fear dehydration during class, consume sufficient liquids before class at one of the many cool and refreshing water fountains that abound in the hallways at Archbishop Moeller High School. Please try to relieve your body of all waste products between classes. If you need to blow your nose during class remember that this is not grade school and, no, I do not have a tissue for you, nor will I excuse you from class to go search for one. Keep a handkerchief in your pocket or a sufficient packet of tissues in your backpack.

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