Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Aperture: Canon Outside of Auto

I put three things on the SignUpGenius that I need people to sign up for.

The first is tonight or tomorrow night; I need play practice pictures with special emphasis on one of the performers. The info is on the description in SignUpGenius.

The second is two things tomorrow: Mr. Stetcher's Trig classes in 1st and 6th hour are measuring walls, flagpoles, using a clinometer, which looks really cool. This will be a good opportunity for you to get some cool angles, etc., especially worm's eye, and if you do an especially good job, it may be entered into the monthly photojournalism contest. And maybe the state contest for academics photography. SO SIGN UP, but remember to talk to your 1st or 6th hour teacher BEFORE TOMORROW to make sure it's okay to miss some class tomorrow. Here's a picture of the tool they're using.

Okay, now on to today's assignment:

Using the Canon Outside Of Auto website IN APERTURE PRIORITY MODE, take one photo with a short depth of field and one photo with a long depth of field.

Here's a screenshot of aperture priority mode. Make sure you've selected Aperture Priority Mode (Aperture Priority (Av)):

Screen shot each photo SHOWING THE SETTINGS and put it on your blog.

Then, for each photo, write a sentence illustrating that you understand the affect that aperture has on your depth of field. As in, "when the aperture setting is _______, that means it has a _______ aperture, which creates a _________ depth of field," etc.

Get that done, and have a great day!!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Using the Canon Outside Of Auto website IN SHUTTER PRIORITY MODE, take one photo capturing movement and one photo freezing movement. Screen shot each photo SHOWING THE SETTINGS and put it on your blog.

THIS is how you do shutter priority mode:
Notice at the top of the screen in the middle the "Shutter Priority(Tv)" clicked.

Then, for each photo, write a sentence illustrating that you understand the affect that shutter speed has on movement in the photo.

When you're done with that, we need to start working on the PhotoJ wall down in Eagle Ave.  I need to know which of your photos from August/September to send to be printed, so go in the Monthly Best Of folder and move your favorite photo into the "for wall" folder.

See below:

AND, I'll be gone at a professional development workshop on Weds., so come prepared to talk about your plans for your trunk for Trunk Or Treat on the 25th!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October 3: ALL Aug/Sept events are due TODAY by 5:30 p.m.

Good morning, photojournalists,

I have a sick boy at home, so I needed to stay home and take care of him this morning.

ALL of your work for August and September are due TODAY by 5:30 p.m.

I'm coming up this evening and grading my heart out to get everything updated.

If you hand anything for August and September in after today, it will lose 20 percent of the points for every day that it is late.

REMEMBER to do your Monthly Best Of, also. If you were gone yesterday, see one of the returners to show you. If you were absent yesterday, you do have until Weds evening at 5:30 p.m. to turn in all of your work, but I WOULD like as much turned in as possible today.

Here's a screenshot of the powerpoint slide from yesterday to remind you of what needs to be done:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20- Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!

Good morning, photojournalists!

Our winners for the PhotoChallenge 2 are Ashton Overby:

And Kylie Buchanan


Enjoy your trip to the vending machines on me!

Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18: PhotoChallenge Voting and White Balance

Good morning, Photojournalists!

First of all, please vote for the best photos in Friday's photo challenge.  Use this link:

Vote for Friday's photo challenge

Now that you're done, I'd like to let you know that TOMORROW you'll start learning about the different parts of the camera.

TODAY is one of those problem-solving days where I kept thinking there was something I forgot to have you do, and then I realized what it was.

As I was looking through pictures this weekend, I kept looking at the colors of the photos trying to figure out what happened and why the colors looked off from picture to picture, etc.

Then I realized something. You guys don't know about White Balance, and therefore you haven't been setting your cameras accordingly.

So, today you'll learn about White Balance. From here on out, you'll need to set your white balance for every environment, especially since we'll be going into the gym more taking pictures of basketball and wrestling.

Here's a video from one of my favorite online video instructors. I think he's rather funny. WATCH THIS VIDEO:

Mike Browne: How to Set White Balance

I swear at one point he looks like a Smurf!

What's the big deal with White Balance?

Here's a brief introduction to White Balance. READ IT!!


Here's another that goes into a little bit more detail that I like better:

Photography fundamentals: White Balance

The only thing I can really compare it to is how your iPhone or smart phone has different filters, and you get different colors in your photos based on how you set your filters.


Here's a video on how to adjust the white balance on the Canon cameras:

DED Studios— Canon T3i: Setting a Custom White Balance
He says to use a white color card, but you can use a piece of printer paper.

You can also choose an automatic setting. If you choose to do that, here are the directions:

For the Nikons, here's a video:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017.18 Examples of Photo Composition

I know we're spending a lot of time on composition, but I'd like for it to become a habit for you to not only look for ways to employ the types of composition in your photography but for it also to become easier for you to recognize an opportunity to use the different types of composition when you're out shooting.

Being able to do this will up your skill and make your photographs more visually appealing.

HERE'S A LINK TO THE POWERPOINT I WENT OVER if you need a refresher:
2017 Photo Composition Powerpoint

You need to complete the google doc here:
2017.18 Photo Composition Examples

MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE for copying, renaming, and sharing your document!!

You have until MONDAY to complete this. And then when you're done, I'm going to take it even further in your photo assignments you're taking.

I'll be gone tomorrow, so continue working.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Repeated image or leading line Photo Challenge Winners!!

Happy Friday!

Please don't forget about any events you signed up for over the weekend. Remember, if you're signed up for the football game, you'll have to trade off field passes.

Now for the Photo Challenge winners!

One thing I found interesting is that both photos are of the same objects.

From 3rd hour, the Photo Challenge winner is Maddie M.

Here's Maddie's Photo:

Here are a few comments from the photojournalists who voted for Maddie's image:

"I think they they thought outside of the box and went for a picture that would be more than just the lockers and stuff. The water fountains look cool as well."

"I really liked this picture because it is very plain but very clean. I also like how they took out the the hallway so you can only look at the water foundations."

"I think Maddie should win because her image is really good image that shows a repeating image. Her picture was also a unique picture that nobody else did and gave us a really good example of what it looks like from a side angle."


From 4th hour, the Photo Challenge Winner is Julia W.

Here's Julia's Photo:

Here are a few comments from the photojournalists who voted for Julia's image:

"She was very creative in the angle she took of the water fountain it was a good example of repeating image."

"The picture is very clear and shows a good example of a repeated image. I like the angle she took the picture from, it is blurry and then focused and then you have the background of the hallway."

"Her picture was unique. Many people took a picture of the lockers, lunch tables, or bookcases for repeated image, but she took a picture that no one else had thought of."

Congratulations, girls! Enjoy your trip to the vending machines!