Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Photography - Graphic Design/Advertising

Good afternoon photography students. Today you will be looking at advertising photography. You will be taking a picture to create an ad for a product. You need to hold a photo shoot and then take your image to the computer to edit and ad information for your product. This will be a three day project. When you are finished you will upload your ad to our Shutterfly class page. 

Go to the following Pinterest link to see a variety of advertising photography. 

Day 1: Research Advertising Photography. Find out what you like and what you don't like. What would you like to photograph and then think what are the possibilities that you can photograph it (We don't live by the ocean, so I would not have photograph an ad including an image of the ocean as a reasonable goal for this assignment). What props do you need to take your pictures?

Day 2: Make it happen. Set up and photograph your subject. Take many pictures so you have lots of options. 

Day 3: Edit your image on the computer. Photoshop is your friend :) .


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Close Up Nature Photography

Hello Photography Class,

We are starting today with Close Up Nature Photography.
To start, I would like you to visit this site and read about iPhone photography for nature.

Here is another site for close up nature photography.

Please visit my Pinterest Board: Photography: Close Up Nature

When you take your Close Up Nature picture there are points to remember:

  • Clarity: You want crisp clear photos. If they are not clear, take more pictures
  • Rule of Thirds: Don't put your subject directly in the middle of your frame. Move your subject off a bit to the left or right, whichever way the subject opens to the image, move it to the opposite side. 
  • Take LOTS of pictures to have lots of options. 

After you take your Close Up Nature picture, load your images to your computer and use an editing tool to tweak your image, don't over filter your picture though. Then post it to our Shutterfly class site please. 

Thank You!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Photography Students

I hate being out of the classroom. I apologize for my absence last Friday. I'm sure you all worked very hard on the assignment, especially since I gave it to you on Wednesday to get a head start on it and opportunity to ask questions.

Please email me your list of your 10 favorite photo editing apps available from the internet. Please give me one sentence summarizing the perks for each app.

Thank you!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Photography Assignment 9.28-9.30

(Wednesday) First you need to take at least 30 pictures of texture. Here are some examples of texture from my Pinterest Board.

(Thursday) After you take these pictures, narrow it down to 1-2 of your favorite pictures. You need to post them in their raw state on our Shutterfly class site in the Photo Folder titled "Raw Texture". After you do this, create a blog post on your blog and give a 3-5 sentence paragraph.

(Friday) On this day you need to research 10 photo editing tools on the computer. Then I would like you to post one of your favorites on our Shutterfly class site and tell why you chose this one.
Next, you need to edit one of your texture photos and upload it to the "Edited Textures" photo folder on our Shutterfly class site and then also post this on your blog with a 3-5 sentence paragraph.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Photography Day 2

Good Afternoon Photographers!

Today we are going to take a look at different photographers and their work.
I have generated a list of photographers and places to view their work. Please look through the list and look at their work. Choose a photographer whose work you would like to research a bit more.

You will be creating a Google Slide/Prezi/Interesting Digital presentation on a photographer. Focus on your layout, typography, color and balance. Design of this presentation is as important as the research you are proving in the presentation.

  • Please include 5-10 slides in your presentation. 
  • Use at least 8 pictures of their work you would like to share with the class. 
  • Artist's Name - Bio, Education, Upbringing, Art Experience
  • Did your artist work in other mediums?
  • Why is her/she a photographer
  • What inspires his/her work
  • Has your artist encountered any hardships in his/her life that are directly related to their work?

Abba Richman
Dorthea Lange
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Richard Avedon
Iain MacMillan
David Wojnarowicz
Andy Warhol
Ciril Jazbec
David Lindsey Wade
Sarah Cheng-De Winne
Dimitris Theocharis
Thomas Kettner
Steve McCurry
Annie Leibovitz
Man Ray
Alfred Stieglitz

This is just a small list of photographers. Please continue and do your own research to find a photographer you like and would like to share with the class through this presentation.

Part 2 of this project: you need to choose one of your photographer's pieces of work and recreate it. You will then create a presentation piece placing the original and your photo together with a paragraph explaining your process of recreation.


  • Day One: Research many photographers
  • Day Two: Research and choose an artist
  • Day Three: Research your photographer and gather information
  • Day Four-Seven: Using your digital tool, create your presentation
  • Day Eight-Nine: Recreate your artist's photograph 
  • Day Ten: Edit and refine both pieces of your presentations. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Freshmen Computers

Good morning! Today you are going to learn how to create a survey using Google Forms.

Click this link to learn some easy information to start.
Read the information. Click this link to read about adding content to your form. Be creative, this can be a great tool to get a lot of information in an organized manner. Click on the headings to the right side of the page on the "add content to your page" link. This will walk you through how to best create a survey for your needs. Your assignment today is to create a survey for your peers. This can be to gather information of your choice (school appropriate), for another class, or for the yearbook for example! Make something up to survey your classmates about. Develop questions utilizing each ​type of question type, there are 9 types, change the theme to match your topic as best you can.

When you are done with your survey, email it to your peers. Then you can work on Google Draw, or your blog, or Code.

See you tomorrow.

Mrs. Hanel

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Freshmen Computers

Good Morning Bloggers!

One more week and then we have Spring Break.
Can you imagine visiting this place for Spring Break? Please respond to the following image in a 3-5 complete sentence response in the comment section.