Monday, March 30, 2015

Light Writing: James Carey

A friend of mine, James Carey, who was in undergrad when I was getting my master's, absolutely fell in love with photography.  For a while he made long exposures and light writing his particular thing.  These photos are from about 8 or so years ago, but I am always reminded of these when we play with light writing in this class.





Thursday, March 19, 2015

Portrait Artists Working in Series with a Theme

Remember our conversation in class about choosing a theme (something personal you want to express in your work) for your photographs.  Once you have decided on a theme, make your choices about who you will photograph, where you will shoot the images, whether the images will be color or b&w, and what kind of lighting you will use.  All these decisions should be specifically based on the theme you have chosen.  Keep them consistent in each portrait so that the series feels like one body of work together.  Below are the photographers we looked at in class so you can examine again how each artist chose to express his/her particular theme and what elements where kept consistent in all images.

Assignment #3

6 Portraits
  • Develop a theme for your series of portraits
  • Make decisions about what elements you will keep consistent in all 6 images (based on your theme).
  • Experiment with controlled lighting (not just available light).
  • May be color or black & white (based on your theme).
  • Assignment Critique: April 6





























Sunday, March 1, 2015

Updated Course Schedule

Class Schedule

Week 8 (Mar 2-6)
MIDTERM
Blogs Graded for Midterm
Continue Motion/DOF
CRITIQUE ASSIGNMENT #2 (MARCH 6)

*SPRING BREAK MARCH 9-13*

Week 9 (Mar16-20)
Discuss Portraiture
Thinking about themes
Portrait Lighting
3-Point Lighting
Assignment #3: 6 Portraits
Read Chapter LIGHT

Week 10 (Mar 23-27)

PORTRAIT PROPOSAL DUE MAR 23
Continue Lighting Exercises
Continue Shooting & Editing Portraits
Assignment #3: 6 Portraits

Week 11 (Mar 30-Apr 2)
Continue Lighting Exercises
Continue Shooting & Editing Portraits

*GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 3*

Week 12 (Apr 6-10)
CRITIQUE ASSIGNMENT #3 (APR 6)
Discuss Final Project
FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL DUE APRIL 10

Week 13 (Apr 13-17)
In Class: Experimenting with Lighting and Abstraction
Homework: Continue Shooting & Editing Final Project

Week 14 (Apr 20-24)
In Class: Experimenting with Abstraction
Homework: Shoot & Edit Final Project

Week 15 (Apr 27-May 1)
POST EXPERIMENT PHOTOS TO BLOG (APRIL 27)
FINAL PROJECT ARTIST’S STATEMENT DUE APRIL 29
Continue Shooting & Editing Final Project

FINALS WEEK
Tuesday, May 5

o    CRITIQUE FINAL PROJECT – 9:00-11:00 AM