Monday, September 17, 2018

HDR Contact sheet and Editing Day!

Most recent shoots that should be on your blog are..
Golden Hour contact sheet with top 5 edites
HDR contact sheet photo shoot.

Today and tomorrow in class I will call you up to look at your blog one on one!

High Dynamic Range Photography

-Create a contact sheet for your HDR photo shoot today!

What They’re not Telling You About HDR Images
There’s a secret about those “over the top” HDR images that you don’t hear a lot of non-HDR photographers talk about. While many of these photographers don’t like HDR images at all…
….non-photographers absolutely love them!
That’s right—-regular, non photographer people love those over-the-top HDR images. Even though it’s seldom talked about, I think that’s incredibly important to know.
Matt pointed out something a while back while we were talking about this, and it has proved itself time and time again. Matt mentioned that if he sends a group of images to a magazine, or a Web site, etc., for them to pick a photo to highlight, they always (always!) choose the HDR shot.

Finished with everything OR unprepared and do not have your photos?
- Check out this awesome artical on HDR
-Next Shoot Coming up is focusing on COLOR and MOOD in your photographs! Research Mood Boards
-Try the editing challenge below for extra credit.
Post your image on your blog at the end of class. for credit!

Tools you should be using include but are not limited to
-Air Brush tool in Photoshop or light room
-Band aid Tool
-Gaussian Blur>Surface Blur
-Clone Stamp
-Eye Dropper

Thursday, September 13, 2018

New Unit--HDR Photography

DUE No Later than MONDAY! The sooner the better! 25 photos that may look good shot in HDR
HDR Photography

-High Dynamic Range Photograph- HDR photography is editing technique that attempts to display an image that is closer in relation to the human eyes view of everyday life.

-To create a HDR image you must have a wide range of dark's to light--High Dynamic range

View today's presentation HERE

HDR Toning will give the look and feel of a photo truly taken in the HDR format and it can be applied to a single image.
  1. Select an image and open it in PS6 
  2. Right click on the layer select duplicate layer. A box will appear choose the drop down select New and rename the layer HDR edit
  3. On the HDR toning file select image>adjustments>HDR toning>Yes to flatten image
  4. Explore Drop downs and adjustments
  5. When you are satisfied with your adjustments click OK and wait for PS to update
  6. Dont worry if you feel that your image looks over edited in HDR we will tone it down
  7. Drag your HDR image onto your original file. Press the eyeball to make sure it is matching up perfectly.
  8. Create a Mask--hold down the Alt key and click the mask button at the bottom of your layer tool bar.
  9. Choose the Brush drag your hardness to 0% and opacity to 25%
  10. Start painting on your black mask with white to revel the HDR toning- Use black to re-apply the mask.

Learning Targets

-I can edit a single photo in Photoshop to appear that is was photographed and edited using HDR qualities.
-I can explain why light is so important in HDR photography.
-Catch up on blog posts!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Golden Hour editing in Lightroom

For your Golden Hour Photo shoot you need to edit 5 photos in light room! You will be posting your photos in a series in your blog. You may use Pic monkey to create a layout or just post them large.. I prefer to use a grid for all of my photo shoots. I think it makes my blog look more professional


What You know about Lightroom
-How to import and export
-How to use the sliders
-How to use brushes
-How to use presets

tips to review today

Tip 1-- quick select with brushes---- photos with obvious shapes
-When using the brush tool hold down ctrl and it will "quick select" the edges of your photo
-To erase hold down ALT

Tip 2-- how to sharpen without creating grain-----photos with lots of detail
-click on the detail area and work with the sharpening tools
-hold ALT and play with the masking slider
-*It will turn black and white-- the white areas is what the software wants to sharpen
-Hold down ALT again and use the sharpening tool.. now you can better see what is being sharpened and avoid grain.
-Now play with radius to avoid the halo affect around your sharp edges

*Hold Down Alt and click the white-- your image turns black.. use the slider when your photo turns white that means its over exposed!!
* Don't for get the Y button to see the before and after of your edits
* Clicking the right button on your mouse will change the background color.
*Click F to see your photo full screen
*Using camera calibration-- you can change the preset of your image to a different camera make or model

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Intro To Light Room


Today you will learn
-How to import images in Light Room
-How to develop in light room

Lightroom is an image management and editing program also developed by Adobe, the same folks who created Photoshop.
Using Lightroom, photographers are able to work through their images from import, to sorting and organization, to processing, and finally all the way to export and sharing on the web. It’s a workflow centric program designed to help you efficiently work with large quantities of images.
Just like Photoshop, Lightroom has it’s own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Let’s lay it out.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Next shoot will be Golden Hour! Due Wednesday!!

Today we will explore LIGHT ROOM! Open up 3 unedited photo of a person to edited today!

Next Shoot is Golden Hour Focused on Portraits. 
My absolute favorite time to photograph anything is a time of day called the Golden Hour. The Golden Hour occurs during the time just before sunset, and just after sunrise. When the sun is lower in the sky, near the horizon, it must travel through more of the atmosphere, reducing the intensity of direct light and thus reducing the contrast in the scene. More blue light is scattered, so sunlight will appear reddish and shadows won’t be as deep as when the sun is higher in the sky. In addition, the lower angle of the sun creates longer shadows, which can add interest to images.

-The Golden Hour--What is it and why do you think people are attracted to images captured at this
time of day?

Also... Anyone eat bigmacs or work at McDonalds?? I have always wanted to try this as an in class project... Watch the video below

Friday, September 7, 2018

Portraits Day One-- Get Inspired

Grades are in!
30 point Summative
-10 pts-- Fence photo shoot (5pts contact sheet 5 pts finished project)
-10 pts Depth of Field Photo Shoot (5pts contact sheet 5 points edited images)
-10 pts light painting contact sheet

Many of you have blogs that are unorganized! tabs with nothing on them. text provided by the weebly people ect.. Look threw your blog!!! Make it better!

Today we will be researching Portrait Photography to get inspired for this week shoot!

Your next photo shoot is a GOLDEN HOUR portrait theme.. I will post tomorrow about golden hour.

Golden hour will be about 6:00 pm all weekend! Don't miss it! 

Here is the link to the site that tells you golden hour around the world>>

Golden Hour examples

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Shutter Speed Review Summative blog check coming! !!

Blog Check Review

Light Painting Photo shoot Due Today!!
Blog Review is coming. I will be looking for the following
-Fence Shoot and finished project
-Depth of field shoot and 5 edited images
-Light painting Contact Sheet
30 points- 10 for each assignment

  • a camera shutter is a curtain in front of the camera sensor that stays closed until the camera fires. When the camera fires, the shutter opens and fully exposes the camera sensor to the light that passes through the lens aperture. After the sensor is done collecting the light, the shutter closes immediately, stopping the light from hitting the sensor. The button that fires the camera is also called “shutter” or “shutter button”, because it triggers the shutter to open and close.
  • Shutter speed, also known as “exposure time”, stands for the length of time a camera shutter is open to expose light into the camera sensor. If the shutter speed is fast, it can help to freeze action completely, as seen in the above photo of the dolphin. If the shutter speed is slow, it can create an effect called “motion blur”, where moving objects appear blurred along the direction of the motion. 

Use the simulator below to practice adjusting shutter speed settings in your camera.