- Learn as much about the camera's shooting modes as you can by visiting the knowledge base area of this website!
- Make sure that your camera is equipped with a fresh battery, a flash that you know how to control and permission from the instructor via a pass.
- Shoot in Camera Raw - it gives us a lot more power in editing.
- Limit your shoot to one program or area (gym, classroom, etc.) of the building.
- When you're done shooting in that area return to class and move the images from the card to a computer.
- Delete the images from the card so that the next person to use the camera doesn't have to.
- Use Adobe Bridge to grade the images that you took. I usually only use 3-5 stars for my ratings.
- Discard any out-of-focus images or poorly framed shots.
- Copy the images to the Google Drive folder for the yearbook into the correct folder. You were all invited to this drive folder several weeks ago and should be able to access it through your students.cciu.org email address.
Several students have expressed interest in taking pictures for this year's yearbook. I welcome your help with this task, but we need a step-by-step process for how we handle images for this year's book. The problem with digital cameras is that we can end up buried in images that are of varying quality. We're looking for great images - average will only work if we're in a bind.
Today we're going to be working on our local SkillsUSA competition. ALL TCHS students are members of Skills and all students will be participating in this competition. For seniors, this is great practice for the upcoming NOCTI exams and a potential avenue for getting money together for college. Competing in Skills is something that you'd want to place on your resume and feature in your portfolio.
To read the scope for this competition you can access the information two ways:
Made sure that you read the design spec carefully. It's a pretty simple task. Don't forget the Wizard of Oz lesson on hierarchy!
Competencies this week:
The next two weeks we are going to be working on two different projects. The first is a macro-photography/photoshop project we've never done before. I'm going to be asking you to team with a classmate and create a small staple city. Once created, you will need to set up a camera, a tripod or gorillapod and take some close up images of your creation.
This is a great tutorial for getting started on this project.
Below are sample images to give you some ideas for creating this.
You will need to do some post-production work in either Lightroom or Photoshop to make these look believable. You can go as far as you wish with this - be creative!
Below are raw files created by Dillon in the morning class:
Mr. Tucker is in his 21st 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.
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