January 30

 

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Topics:

 The Nature of Photographs

Introduction to Camera Raw/Manual Mode


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A REMINDER: AAB 403 has limited open studio hours for the current semester; the classroom and open studio hours are posted at the classroom door. Computers with InDesign and other Adobe software are located in TEC 128 at Valhalla as well as at the Peekskill and White Plains extension centers. Check schedules and plan accordingly.


IN CLASS:

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1. Draw Your Camera Assignment Due – Group Sharing of Projects – Discussion of Camera Drawings and What You Discovered from this Exercise 

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2. The Nature of Photographs: Textbook Discussion and Beyond the Surface (PPT)

 

The Nature of Photographs is an essential primer of how to look at and understand photographs, by one of the world’s most influential photographers, Stephen Shore. In this book, Shore explores ways of understanding photographs from all periods and all types – from iconic images to found photographs, from negatives to digital files. This books serves as a  tool for anyone who wants to take better pictures or learn to look at photographs in a more informed way.

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3. Unlocking Manual Photography – Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO & Light Meters

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4. Introduction to Camera Raw/ Photoshop 


Today’s Powerpoint Lectures: 

The Nature of Photographs/Meaning of Photography — the-nature-of-photographs

Unlocking Manual Photography:session-2-unlocking-manual-photo

Intro to Camera Raw: session-2-camera-raw


HOMEWORK: 

Homework Assignment — Response to The Nature of Photographs (available to download in Word or PDF format):

Reading Response_Shore (PDF)

Reading Response_Shore (Word Document)


HELPFUL HANDOUTS:

PDF Detailing Camera Raw Procedures: Processing CR Images in PS

 


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REMINDER: 1st ASSIGNMENT DUE NEXT WEEK

Documentary Walk assignment due next class. Bring 5 – 12 images, edited and ready to present in either PowerPoint format, or in a file folder. Bring external hard-drive or jump drive so you are able to transfer your images onto the overhead projector via the instructor’s computer. Refer to instructions from the first class session or email me if you have any questions.


EXTRAS: 

How Photography Connects Us

Helpful Videos:

Manual Mode – Breaking it Down 

This short video reviews some of the basic controls for an SLR camera:

How to Take a Great Picture from TED-ED

Interviews with Stephen Shore:

Interview with Stephen Shore, VICE magazine

Camera Raw Tutorials from Adobe

MANUAL MODE CHEAT SHEETS:

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Exposure Triangle and Histogram:

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