Senior students are going to start preparation for the NOCTI test that is coming up in March. In order to help these students out, we're going to be playing Commercial Art Jeopardy over the next few weeks. We'll be forming both AM and PM teams to compete for bragging rights of being the Commercial Art Team Jeopardy Champions of 2013.
This Week's Project Work:
This short week we will continue to work on both the Comic Book Project and the Photography Experiments. I'd like to see finished comic books by next Wednesday, January 30th. Below is a short list of photography experiments we'll be working with this week:
Shooting Specifications (Metadata):
The pictures below were shot with a Canon Digital Rebel T2i in Aperture Priority Mode, ISO 800 at various f-stops from f3.5 through f22.0. The depth of field widens as the f-stop number gets higher. At f3.5 the closer and further heads were not as sharp as the middle which was the focus point for each picture.
This week we will continue to work on the group comic book project. We are also going to begin working on photography skills we'll be using in taking photos around the school for this year's Shield. Over the next month, we are going to be scientifically experimenting with our lab's digital cameras. Each week you will be required to complete four of the exercises that were developed by Peter West Carey. You can work with a partner, but each student needs to control the camera during the experiments. These exercises will help you develop the skills necessary to understand how digital cameras work.
Here are this week's experiments:
All comic book groups should be shooting greenscreen images for their finished comic book this week as well. I expect layouts to be completed by the end of this week for this project.
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
PHYS. ED. DAY
AM - Thursdays - 1
PM - Thursdays - 7
PM - Mondays - 7