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  Welcome Advanced Digital Artists & Photographers !

You have entered the third stage of the AVCHS Digital Arts Pathway. Those students who perform exceptionally well in this course, receive above an 85%, will receive a Digital Arts Diploma, documenting your mastery of the course.

To receive a successful grade in this course, you will need to use this site regularly. This course will focus on the image, its importance in contemporary culture, the ethics behind photography, how to manipulate imagery, design powerful and provocative images and develop a portfolio of art work that displays both a focus and the courage of experimentation.

Students will need to produce 12 different works for their Breadth portfolio, 12 consistent works for their Concentration portfolio, five best Quality works. All work needs to be completed by the first week in May.

 
FALL ---- Breadth SPRING ---- Concentration
U1: Photo Mechanics (6) U6: Photosynthesis (5)
U2: Community Photo (4) U7: Visual Narrative (3)
U3: Photo Portraiture (4) U8: Concentration Setup (2)
U4: Photomontage (3) U9: Concentration Portfolio (6)
U10: Photo Film (3)
WINTER BREAK
SUMMER BREAK

google image check
free online photos
photo quotes
art wish list

FALL SEMESTER Digital Darkroom vs. Photo Manipulation

YOUR FIELD JOURNAL

  • Bring journal to every class
  • Number each page (only front)
  • Leave first 5 pages blank
  • Place a border around each drawing / design
  • Design each page using the grid system
  • Date and title each page
  • Bring pencils / erasers / ruler to every class
  • Work with a partner in case of absence

LESSON A Mondays 45 MIN SCHOLARS: Academic

  • Field Journal See Think Wonder / Think Aloud / thumbnail sketches (8)digitalart
  • Field Journal Homework evaluation - write discuss (12)
  • Discussion Close Reading / Vocabulary(20)
  • Evaluation of class / work (10)

LESSON B Tuesdays 90 MIN PHOTO SCHOLARS: Training / Exercises

  • Field Journal (FJ) Quick Write / thumbnail sketches (10)
  • Lecture EQ, topic, reading / Socratic discussion (15)
  • Computer / FJ Log / write share about today's photo (15)
    Break
  • Field Journal Work (5)
  • Computer / Camera Photo skills by instructor, online (10)
  • Computer / Camera Studio Work (25)
  • Field Journal Evaluation of class / work (5)

LESSON C Thursdays 90 MIN PHOTO ARTISTS: Studio Work

  • Quick Write / thumbnail sketches in Field Journal (10)
  • Pick up laptop / evaluate your work / email to instructor your timeline (10)
  • Journal Design using images (15)
  • Photography / Digital Darkroom / Photo Manipulation / Benchmarks (45)
  • Journal Evaluate your work (10)

GETTY Museum Video Lessons

LACMA

RESOURCES

TEACHING TECHNIQUES (MORE)

  • Explication de Texte: By reading and analyzing passages from the text aloud, learners can see higher-order thinking skills and that 'criticism' is a participatory intellectual exercise.
  • Lecture/Rhetorical Questioning: Talk in 7 to 10 minute segments, pause, ask pre-planned rhetorical questions; learners record their answers in their notes.
  • Surveys with Exemplifier: Pause, ask directly for a show of hands: 'Raise your hand if you agree... disagree... etc.' or 'Raise your hand if you have encountered an example of that.' Ask for a volunteer to speak for the response group whose hands are raised.
  • Construction Spiral: Pose problem questions in a three-step learning cycle-(1) each individual writes down their thoughts, (2) all share in a small groups of three, and (3) compile the answer on the board in front of the whole class avoiding any evaluation or changes to what the class offers. Let the group correct itself. If weaknesses appear or more sophisticated understanding is needed, pose a second problem in the same manner. First questions usually begin at a reflex level to engage the students. Used to construct understandings and concepts.
  • Learning Cells: Each learner reads different selections and then teaches the essence of the material to his or her randomly assigned partner.
  • Poster Sessions: Groups of three to five students each complete a poster or stand-alone display that conveys the group's work in (a) identifying and clarifying a controversial issue, (b) locating appropriate information and resources concerning their issue, and (c) critically evaluating the evidence they find. The posters are displayed in a public area of the college, so that not only can the students in the course learn from each others' work, students from other classes and other faculty can see it, too.

 

  • UNIT 1 The Mechanics of Photography & Film 3 Cs & Principles of Design

    • UNIT Objective In this unit, students will review a variety of photo compositional techniques and connect these practices to the elements and principles of art. Students will also make strong connections to language in their design and photo practice. Students will be integrating text into their work, using language to promote a deeper understanding of their artistic practice.
      (16 classes - 6 weeks)

    LESSONS | VOCABULARY | FINAL PROJECTS

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • What are the essential skills of a contemporary photographer?
      • How do design principles make a photo composition successful?
      • What are the most successful techniques in photographic work?
      • How will students show mastery of this unit’s projects?
      • How do students discover their subject or content of their work?
      • What are the ethics of photo editing?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • All photos should show a concept or idea behind it.
      • Photographs should be in focus.
      • Photographers should understand basic photo techniques.

    • VOCABULARY
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus.
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower the shutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white
      • Photography Masters
    • DESIGN Journal Daily Writing Prompts
      • What might be some of the basic rules that all photos must follow?
      • Photo Art History What is the meaning of their work? Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jeff Wall, Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, WPA
      • Analyze the difference between original and cropped images
      • How do specific compositional techniques such as rule of thirds and rhythm change the visual interest in a photographic work?
      • What are the formal and conceptual differences between color and black & white photography?
      • Personal statement / manifesto Why do you take photographs?
      • Vocabulary Building Students work with instructor to generate list of unit specific terms

    • FINAL Projects
      • GOOGLE Slides (individual)
        • Best Digital Darkroom Photographs
          • Three Photo Beasts - Identify categories
          • Additive Still Life (5 images)
          • Three Breadth images (different subjects & composition)
        • Best Photomontages
          • One Photomontage
          • One manipulated image (filters or copy paste)
          • Additive Still Life (manipulated with filters and/or copy paste)
          • Cropping Project
        • Due: Sept. 19 / No late work

    • BASIC Camera Technology Review
      • WEEK 1
        • L1 Scholar Photographer
          "Busy Child" - The Crystal Method
          • OPENING
            • "The illiterate of the future will be ignorant of the use of camera and pen alike." - Mology Nagy - Explain meaning
            • Why would you want to be a photographer?
            • How is photography different from any other art form? Is photography an important medium? Why or why not?
          • ACT I
            • Rules / Methods / Goals
            • Create Booklet - 8 pages
            • Classroom Setup here
            • Computer Use / Classroom Experience
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • National Geographic: Choose one image and give it a caption / describe
            • Why did you choose this photo? See Wonder Think
          • ACT IV
          • ACT V
            • Create own selfie using the computer's web cam
              • Add a text to selfie in Photoshop - Self Portrait
          • Homework
            • One photo of an important object. Must be in focus.
            • One selfie & one self-portrait
        • L2 Artist Photographer
          "Gnossienne N°1" Alexandre Tharaud (Erik Satie : Gnossiennes)
          • OPENING
            • Take out your cell phones
            • Look at your photos
            • What might be some of the basic rules that all photos must follow?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will synthesize basic photo genres and techniques by creating one or more successful photographs
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
          • ACT III - Group Work: 3 -4 students (setup / lighting /camera)
            • Personal Still Life objects from classroom collection; indoor / outdoor
            • Eye Portraits @ Rule of Thirds
          • Homework -
            • AP SUMMER Work on Tumblr - 2 printed out by Thursday (here)
            • Diptych (2 panels): Same still life, different lighting environments
              • Construct a Still Life Work using the 3 C's
              • Arrange your own composition using one or more methods from class
              • Use both artificial(inside) and natural light(outside)

    • PHOTO Methods / Exercises 
      • WEEK 2
        • L3 Photo Scholar
          • OPENING
            • What did we learn last time we met?
            • Essential Questions:
              • What are the essential skills of a contemporary photographer?
              • How do design principles make a photo composition successful?
              • What are the most successful techniques in photographic work?
              • How will students show mastery of this unit’s projects?
              • How do students discover their subject or content of their work?
              • What are the ethics of photo editing?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will learn to look at / critique work using a variety of methods
            • Students will set up their digital portfolio
          • ACT I
          • ACT III
            • 100 Ideas Packet
              • "Digital Photography" & "Cropping" articles
              • Read twice: Anotate, Summarize, How will you use this information?
              • Google Slides Examples
          • ACT III
            • Syllabus - Review / Quiz
              • How many photographs / images will be in your final portfolio?
              • What is the basic rubric that will be used throughout the school year?
              • List two principles of art - define or describe
              • What is the graphic software we will be using?
              • When will homework be regularly due?
          • ACT IV
            • Google Slides Portfolio Setup
              • Breadth Slide
              • Concentration Slide
              • Tumblr Link Slide
              • Add Homework I to Slides
              • One Letter Photo from Classroom
        • L4 SCHOLAR Artist
          • OPENING Find a photo in National Geographic magazine
            • Use Denotation / Connotation or 3 Cs to unpack the image's meaning
            • Why was this image used? Review the article
          • HOOK:
          • ACT I
            • 100 Ideas Packet
              • "Digital Photography" & "Cropping" articles
              • "Cropping"
                • Read twice: Anotate, Summarie
                • Quote: How will you use this information?
          • ACT II
            • Digital Darkroom vs. Photo Manipulation
              • DD: color correction, cropping, contrast / example
              • PM: filters, photomontage, collage, clone tool / example
          • ACT III
          • ACT IV
            • Photo Manipulation Triptych
              • Addition / Subtraction Cut-n-Paste / Rubber Stamp Tool
              • Choose one image from slides here
              • Add / substract to change meaning
              • Place images side by side to create narrative triptych
          • Homework
            • Five Panel Narrative: Take a photo of an area, ground, floor, table top, that you may use to add items to it
        • L5 Artist Photographer
          • OPENING
            • How might a photographer become an artist? Explain
          • ON THE Edge - Josef Koudelka - Street and Chance
          • Objective
            • Work with Still Life Setups and DSLRs
            • Review homework and course requirements
          • ACT I
            • 100 Ideas Packet: Review "Artificial Lighting"
          • ACT II: Nikon Use / STILL LIFE Setups
            • Setup each table to create a series of photographs
            • How to set up a still life
            • Light / Flashlights
          • ACT III: Digital Darkroom Setup
            • Standard Fireworks / Photoshop Layers: original, color correction, black and white, blur / spot area
          • GOOGLE SLIDES Share Exercise
          • Homework
            • Read: Artificial Lighting - annotate / summarize / apply
            • Digital Darkroom: Three Photo assignments: Lighting and Your Still Life
              • Different Lighting Sources
              • Three Object Still Life using artificial lightling lamp, flashlight, flash
              • Use the 3 C's when constructing your composition
              • Share with Instructor
            • Photo Manipulation: Photomontage / Photo Collage
              • Create a collage adding three or more elements
              • Rubric well made / glued, elements look integrated
            • AP 2-D Evaluation:
              • Review the AP 2-D Rubric for Breadth here
              • Answer this question: How will you receive a "4" on the AP Breadth Rubric?

    • ELEMENTS and Principles of Design
      • WEEK 3
        • L6 PHOTO Scholar
          • ACT IV
            • Vocabulary Work
              • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
              • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
              • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
              • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
              • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
              • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white
        • L7 SCHOLAR Artist
          • OPENING See Wonder Think & 3 Cs
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will effectively use both digital darkroom and photomanipulation techniques and establish three or more differences between the methods
            • Students will evaluate camera methods and be able to differentiate between ISO, F-stop, and shutter speed
          • HOOK: AP Breadth Rubric here
          • ACT I: DIGITAL Darkroom (does not change meaning of work)
            • Photoshop CS3
              • Five Layers
                • Original street photo (outdoors)
                • Color Correction
                • Contrast
                • Cropping
                • Spot Color: one area in color, most in black and white
          • ACT II: PHOTO Manipulation (changes meaning / subject of work)
            • Add two or more elements to one of your photos
            • The elements should be opposite of the space; ex. outdoor space should have indoor elements and vice versa
            • Turn all into black and white
            • Add Noise Filter to all if necessary
          • ACT III: NIKON DSLR - Notes
            • Tutorial on ISO, Aperture / F-stop, shutter speed (4:15)
            • Vocabulary:
              • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
              • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus.
              • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
              • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
              • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower the shutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
              • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
          • ACT IV: Reading Protocol
            • 100 Ideas Essay:
              • The Street
                • Annotation / Summarize / Quote and its use
          • CLOSING:
            • What are the differences between digital darkroom and photomanipulation?
        • L8 ARTIST Photographer
          • OPENING See Wonder Think / Denotation Connotation / Three Cs / DD vs. PM
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will explore methods of critique
            • Students will evaluate one image from a photographer
            • Students will take photographs using different lighting situations
          • ACT I
            • WEEK in Review - QUIZ
              • What are two methods of composition?
              • What makes Cartier-Bresson important?
              • Why is denotation important? Explain.
              • Explain one difference between digital darkroom and photomanipulation
          • ACT II
            • THREE Cs: Graciela Iturbide
              • Choose one image
              • Talk to the Image: Three Cs, Den/Con
          • ACT III
            • AP STUDIO LINK
              • How would you receive a "4" on the Breadth section of your portfolio?
              • Check out this link: AP 2-d rubric
          • ACT IV
            • PHOTO BOOKS
              • Find a photo book from the back shelf
              • Find one work in the book that shows a principle of art
          • ACT V
            • STUDIO Work - Principle of Design: Emphasis - one image dominates
              • INDOOR / OUTDOOR Still Life Design / Setup
                • One object photographed indoors and outdoors
                • Where will you situate the object? centered? rule of thirds? Close-up? Wide shot?
                • Use Digital Darkroom and Filters for each
                • Create two diptychs: two panels each
          • ACT VI
            • Completed:
              • Tumblr Account in your Google Slides
              • Diptych
              • Google Slides
              • Progressive Still Life
          • GOOGLE Share one diptych from your group
        • HOMEWORK
          • Photo Beast I
            • 20 photos posted on Tumblr
            • Pick 5 categories / 4 images each
            • Choose one work that is best from this: share
          • Digital Darkroom: Three Photo assignments: Lighting and Your Still Life
            • Different Lighting Sources
            • Three Object Still Life using artificial lightling lamp, flashlight, flash
            • Use the 3 C's when constructing your composition
            • Share with Instructo
          • AP 2-D Evaluation:
            • Review the AP 2-D Rubric for Breadth here
            • Answer this in your Google Slides: How will you receive a "4" on the AP Breadth Rubric?
          • Interior / Exterior
            • One photo indoors / one outdoors - use rule of thirds composition
            • Placed side by side on Tuesday as diptych
    • YOUR FINAL Projects
      • WEEK 4
        • L9 PHOTO Scholar
          • OPENING See Wonder Think / Form Content / Den - Con
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Evaluate images using different techniques
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
            • PHOTO Books
              • Find a photo book from the back shelf
              • Find one photo work in the chosen book that shows art principle
              • Discuss using this method: I chose this work because it shows...; explain
          • ACT III
            • VOCABULARY List: Review / Quiz: L14
          • HOMEWORK
            • TUMBLR account: 20 images uploaded / Five in Google Slides / Share
        • L10 SCHOLAR Artist
          • OPENING See Wonder Think / Form Content / Den Con
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will work with DSLRs, interior / exterior objects, evaluating light source, POV, etc. that address principle(s) of art
          • ACT I
            • 100 Ideas Essay Reading: Focus - Reading Protocol
            • Photo Books vs. Photo Magazines
              • Choose one book and one magazine per table
              • What are the differences? What are their uses?
          • ACT II
            • LECTURE REVIEW: DSLR
              • ISO / APERATURE / SHUTTER SPEED
              • Handout here
          • ACT III
            • STUDIO Practice: DSLRs
              • STILL Life Work
                • Studio Setup by table / wall
              • MOTION Studies
                • Adjust Shutter Speed
          • ACT IV
            • COMPUTER
              • Upload to Google Slides Portfolio
              • Create a Five Image Google Slides of best Photo Beast work
              • Share work
          • HOMEWORK Post all work on Tumblr
        • L11 ARTIST Studio
          • OPENING See Wonder Think
            • Photographer Minor White PDF
            • What makes his work successful? Three Cs on one of his works
            • Generate two questions about the work
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will learn about their Breadth portfolio
            • Students will perform both digital darkroom and photomanipulation on four different images, addressing design principles and the 3 Cs.
          • ACT I
            • GOOGLE Slides
              • AP 2-D Design Rubric
              • Breadth: Statements / Goals - Create own goals - Breadth Ideas
              • Examples of AP Photography here / evaluate using rubric
              • Write out five or more ideas as methods for your Breadth work
          • ACT II - DSLRs
            • AV INTERIOR - EXTERIOR / Design Principles Shots
              • In groups take four images addressing different design principles
                • Principles: Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Rhythm
              • Still Life Setups
          • ACT III - DSLRs
            • DSLR OUTDOOR Work - Objects / Figures
              • Lecture on shutter speed / chart here / tripod use
              • Groups of four: tripod or hand-held
              • Adjust Shutter Speed to create motion blur
              • Assignment: 1 motion blur, one motion in focus
          • HOMEWORK - TUMBLR
            • Photo Beast II 5 interiors / 5 exteriors
            • One object in five situations - Grade based on variety
            • VOCABULARY: Review List / Quiz September 11
      • WEEK 5
        • L12 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Choose one of your own photos
              • Three Cs Protocol in the Google Slides
            • Photographer: Edward Weston | PDF | Three Cs in Journal
            • Describe the process for setting up a photo like E. Weston
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Photographers will learn to discuss their work, using the advance methods based on the 3 C's.
            • Photographers will work with critique methods, developing this skill for their own work
          • ACT I
            • Focused Blur
              • Add one work to Google Slides
              • Evaluate using the 3 Cs
          • ACT II
            • Photo Beast II
              • Choose two photos from Tumblr
              • Add to Google Slides
              • 3 Cs for each
          • ACT III - Motion Blur
            • DSLR SETUPS / TRIPODS
              • One photo that show motion blur / background in focus
              • One photo that captures motion
          • ACT IV
            • Digital Darkroom
              • Cropping
                • One original photo cropped two different ways - example
            • Photomanipulation
              • Multi-Panel Additive Still Life (from previous homework)
                • Add filters and / or photomontage
                • Send two different panels Google Slides
                  • Five image original
                  • Five image with filters
            • Add to Google Slides
          • ACT V
            • Studying Methods here
            • Quiz: September 11
          • CLOSING
            • How will you use this information / skills?
            • What will the next class be about?
        • L13 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Photographer: Weegee | PDF | Three Cs
            • How would you setup a photograph like Weegee?
              • Write out a narrative/story addressing this question.
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Photographers will setup their different portfolios
            • Photographers will setup / design their Google Slides portfolio
            • Photographers will complete two summative projects
          • ACT I
            • Hand-held Journal
              • Setup binder
              • Artist Statement I
          • ACT II
            • Google Slides Portfolio
              • Setup / Design
              • Building your Portfolio
          • ACT IV
            • Tumblr Account
              • Advanced: 20+ photos
              • AP: 70+ photos
          • ACT V
            • Notebook / Tumblr Evaluation
              • 2-4 minutes each
              • Send Tumblr Account
                • AP - 60 works
                • Advanced - 20 works
          • ACT VI - Summative Projects
            • Digital Darkroom
              • Cropping
                • One original photo cropped two different ways
                • How will you connect the fragments to each other?
                • Two projects:
                  • One original multipanel-Rubric: balance, focus
                  • One reworked in Photoshop - Rubric: transparency, shadow
                  • Example
            • Photomanipulation
              • Multi-Panel Additive Still Life (from previous homework)
                • Add filters and / or photomontage
                • Send two different panels Google Slides
                  • Five image original
                  • Five image with filters
        • HOMEWORK - Label and Post on TUMBLR / GOOGLE SLIDES
          • Photography/Google Slides: Interpreting the Still Life
            • Design one personal vanitas, using objects at home
            • Take three strong photos of the vanitas
              • Show emphasis, figure ground, and space
              • B/W & Color
          • Photography / Google Slides: Photo Beast III
            • Choose one category
            • Take five photos (Three Cs / principles)
            • Post in Google Slides
          • Breadth 3
            • Choose 3 best works
            • Google Slides
            • Full page for each photo
      • WEEK 6
        • L14 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
          • HOOK
            • Focused Blur - Breadth Portfolio / Instructor's Example
            • Three Minute Instructor Presentation: Vocabulary and Analysis
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will evaluate their partner's photo work using the Critique Chart, making two suggestions about the work
          • ACT I
            • Discuss final project / work
            • Requirements: Homework vs. Classwork
          • ACT II
            • 100 Ideas: Birth of Photography Reading
              • Annotate / Summarize
              • Write out one advanced level question from the reading
              • Pose it to your table
          • ACT III
            • Portfolio Homework- Three Images
            • Breadth 3
          • ACT IV
            • Portfolio Binder
            • Artist Statement
        • L15 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • What is the difference between digital darkroom and photomanipulation?
            • Go go Magnumphotos.com - Choose one favorite artist
              • Sketch out the image
              • Three Cs
              • Summary of artist
            • Photographer Jerry Uelsmann | PDF
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will evaluate their own work, using the Three Cs.
            • Students will review Digital Darkroom and Photomanipulation techniques
            • Students will setup their portfolio binder and artist statement
          • ACT I
            • One Original Printed Image
            • Evaluate on back of image
            • Post on wall / Due by Thursday
          • ACT II
            • Digital Portfolio I - Keep separate from other Google Slides
              • Best Digital Darkroom Photographs
                • Three Photo Beasts - Identify categories
                • Additive Still Life (5 images)
                • Three Breadth images (different subjects & composition)
              • Best Photomontages
                • One Photomontage
                • One manipulated image (filters or copy paste)
                • Additive Still Life (manipulated with filters and/or copy paste)
                • Cropping Project
            • Due: Sept. 19 / No late work
          • ACT III
            • Breadth Ideas
              • Create a moodboard with one example for each of the 5 Breadth choices
              • Share work with instructor
          • ACT IV
            • Photoshop / Montage Review & Final
            • Download this image / Open in Photoshop
        • L16 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • What is interesting about photography? Discovery? Techniques? Setup?
            • What is more interesting: straight photography or photo manipulation?
            • Explain.
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will continue their final portfolio
            • Students will review basic digital photomontage skills
          • ACT I - Summative
            • Printed Photo
            • Three Cs on front / back
            • Summative: 60 pts.
          • ACT II - Summative
            • Photoshop / Montage Review & Final
            • Download this image / Open in Photoshop
              • Duplicate this image in Photoshop using these techniques
              • Complete Photoshop Final II
          • ACT III - Summative
            • Digital Portfolio I - Keep separate from other Google Slides
              • Best Digital Darkroom Photographs
                • Three Photo Beasts - Identify categories
                • Additive Still Life (5 images)
                • Three Breadth images (different subjects & composition)
              • Best Photomontages
                • One Photomontage
                • One manipulated image (filters or copy paste)
                • Additive Still Life (manipulated with filters and/or copy paste)
                • Cropping Project
            • Due: Sept. 19 / No late work
          • ACT IV
            • Photomanipulation
              • Multi-Panel Additive Still Life (from previous homework)
                • Add filters and / or photomontage
                • Send two different panels Google Slides
                  • Five image original
                  • Five image with filters
          • HOMEWORK
            • Print out your Breadth 3 images for Portfolio
            • Digital Portfolio I - Keep separate from other Google Slides
              • Best Digital Darkroom Photographs
                • Three Photo Beasts - Identify categories
                • Additive Still Life (5 images)
                • Three Breadth images (different subjects & composition)
              • Best Photomontages
                • One Photomontage
                • One manipulated image (filters or copy paste)
                • Additive Still Life (manipulated with filters and/or copy paste)
                • Cropping Project
      • UNIT 1 FINAL
        • Design Journal Prep Brainstorming / Creative Writing
          • What is the difference between constructing a still life and finding one already created?
          • Storytelling / Creative Writing Methods
        • Portfolio Project Interpreting the Still Life
          • Create four original photos from personally constructed and natural still life setups
          • Additive Still Life: Digital Darkroom & Photomanipulation
          • Uses one or more principles of design to construct compositions
      • UNIT Length: 6 Weeks

      • ONLINE Gallery Walk
        • Group / Self Evaluation Student creates rubric / criteria to evaluate their work
        • Critique / redesign of one Topic Experiment images

  • UNIT 2 Personal vs. Public Space - Your Community Recorded & Decoded

    • UNIT Objective Students will work with composing the space around them, how they interact as a photographer with that space, and how that space is represented as both a personal and public “community”.  Students will write short stories, integrating imagery into comic book-style photo projects, addressing how their community can be documented both verbally and visually.
      (12 classes - 4 weeks )

    LESSONS | VOCABULARY | FINAL PROJECTS

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • What are the specific differences between a your “personal” space and the “public” community? Describe those differences.
      • How do you visually record the meaning and mood of a “place”? What elements / principles?
      • What software techniques change the meaning of an image? How?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • Any subject, object, image will change meaning based on place, filter, manipulation.
      • Photo manipulation changes the meaning of an image.

    • DESIGN Journal Daily Writing Prompts
      • Analyze the difference between original and manipulated images
      • What images, concepts, beliefs define your community?
      • Personal manifesto on community, location and place
      • Vocabulary Building Students work with instructor to generate list of unit specific terms
      • Photo Art History Comparison with one Master William Eggleston, Duane Michals, Lee Friedlander, Alfred Stieglitz, László Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger

    • DESIGN Journal Prep
      • Brainstorming location shoots home, store, neighborhood, define “place”
      • Journal Questions What is community? How do you photograph community? How is a space different from “place”?

    • VOCABULARY
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus.
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower theshutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white
      • Photography Masters
    • FINAL PROJECTS
      • Photo Film Portrait - 1 minute (20+ images)
      • Three Constructed City-Geoscapes Geometric collage images of home, community - example
      • Five Photojournalism Story illustrating text / poetry
      • Breadth 3 - Second Set of Three Breadth Photoworks

    • PHOTO Concepts / Exercises (in addition, use techniques from previous units)
      • WEEK 7
        • L17 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • What images, concepts, beliefs define your community?
          • HOOK
            • Focused Blur
              • Three Minute Presentation
              • Take notes on methods
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will compile homework into their Printed Portfolio
            • Students will complete their Unit 1 Digital Portfolio
          • ACT I
            • AP Grading Rubric: Quality
            • Which strands will we use??
          • ACT II
            • Digital Portfolio I - Keep separate from other Google Slides
              • Best Digital Darkroom Photographs
                • Three Photo Beasts - Identify categories
                • Additive Still Life (5 images)
                • Three Breadth images (different subjects & composition)
              • Best Photomontages
                • One Photomontage
                • One manipulated image (filters or copy paste)
                • Additive Still Life (manipulated with filters and/or copy paste)
                • Cropping Project
            • Follows the Three C's
              • Craft - uses Digital Darkroom, in focus, color corrected, etc.
              • Concept - follows the required basic concept / genre / experiment
              • Composition - uses a compositional device such as rule of thirds, emphasis, asymmetry / balance
          • ACT III
            • Portfolio Review / Grade - 90 pts.
              • Three images printed / placed in portfolio
              • Photographer Statement I
              • Leave portfolio for evaluation / grade
        • L18 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Sketch / write out details of your communities:
              • streets, businesses, signs, buildings near your home and school
            • Week 7 Photographer: Josef Koudelka | PDF
              • See Wonder Think / Three Cs
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will review field trip rules and requirements for working with photography in public.
          • ACT I
            • Digital Portfolio I - Keep separate from other Google Slides
              • Best Digital Darkroom Photographs
                • Three Photo Beasts - Identify categories
                • Additive Still Life (5 images)
                • Three Breadth images (different subjects & composition)
              • Best Photomontages
                • One Photomontage
                • One manipulated image (filters or copy paste)
                • Additive Still Life (manipulated with filters and/or copy paste)
                • Cropping Project
          • HOMEWORK
            • Community Photography
              • Five people
              • Five indoors
              • Five outdoors
            • Use principles of design: contrast, emphasis, balance, rhythm
            • Place all images in Google Slides
            • Due: Tuesday
      • WEEK 8
        • L19 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their Unit I portfolio
          • ACT I
            • Three Cs Quiz
            • Koudelka image
          • ACT II
            • Complete portfolio / share with instructor
          • ACT III
            • Photo Work (Digital Darkroom)
              • Five Figures
              • Five Indoors
              • Five Outdoors
            • New Google Slides: Share
          • ACT IV
            • Printed Porfolio
            • Field Trip Form
        • L20 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • Koudelka Reading / Use as Model of Description: Constructed Photo
            • Glue / annotate
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will analyze how they will be able to create unique imagery / photography based on their community, using the Three C's and other critique and photomontage methods
          • ACT I
            • Photo Work (Digital Darkroom)
              • Five Figures
              • Five Indoors
              • Five Outdoors
            • New Google Slides: Share
          • ACT II
            • Nikon DSLRs: 3200, 3300, 5100
              • Review methods: ISO / Aperature / Shutter Speed - handout
              • SD Cards per camera / groups
              • Constructed Photo
            • Collect Field Trip Forms
          • ACT III - Journal/Computer
            • What images, concepts, beliefs define / illustrate your community?
              • Google Maps Collage: Construct your own collage using a variety of images from Google Maps, rotating and lining up images using building lines, billboards, etc.
          • ACT IV
            • AP 2-D Portfolio
              • Breadth Work How to create a variety of imagery using photography as your base to create mixed media images
              • Concentration Work What is your theme or focus? Choose three possible concepts that you might consider spending six weeks exploring
            • Review student's portfolio
          • ACT V
            • Breadth / Concentration
              • “Your Neighborhood Re-Considered” Students will take a dozen “portrait” action shots of their community focusing on figure / ground, contrast of subject, using a variety of shots, angles and techniques, people in space; post in Tumblr
              • Geo-tecture Found Photo Composition - example
                • Deconstruct your neighborhood
          • ACT IV
            • Collages
              • One Vanitas
              • Three Panel Visual Narrative
              • One Google Maps Collage Environment
        • L21 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Prep for field trip
            • Groups / bags / focus
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will follow methods and processes for photography outdoors, using ISO set up, aperture, and shutter speed.
          • ACT I
            • 45 minute photo shoot
          • ACT II
            • Upload field work from photo shoot
          • ACT III
            • Alternative:"Classroom Redefined" - One photograph of the classroom converted into a Hockney-style photomontage
              • Hockney-style photomontage - using Photoshop
              • Move one image around using the cubist collage technique
          • HOMEWORK
            • Breadth / Concentration
              • “Your Neighborhood Re-Considered” Students will take a dozen “portrait” action shots of their community focusing on figure / ground, contrast of subject, using a variety of shots, angles and techniques, people in space; post in Tumblr
              • Geo-tecture Found Photo Composition - example
                • Deconstruct your neighborhood
      • WEEK 9
        • L22 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will review their homework, their journal, their methods for successful image making
          • HOOK
            • Feininger Lecture
          • ACT I
            • AP 2-D Portfolio
              • Breadth Work How to create a variety of imagery using photography as your base to create mixed media images
              • Concentration Work What is your theme or focus? Choose three possible concepts that you might consider spending six weeks exploring
          • ACT II
            • 100 Ideas Essay: Narrative
            • Reading Protocol: Anotation / Summary / Quote, Use
          • ACT III
            • “Your Neighborhood Re-Considered” Students will take a dozen “portrait” action shots of their community focusing on figure / ground, contrast of subject, using a variety of shots, angles and techniques, people in space; post in Tumblr
            • Geo-tecture Found Photo Composition - example
              • Deconstruct your neighborhood
        • L23 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • Master Photographer: Robert Frank PDF
            • Quick Three C's
            • Robert Frank Film Trailer
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will develop ideas for their Breadth Portfolio
            • Students will effectively work with the Three Cs and photography to score a proficient score
            • Students will work with photomanipulation and digital darkroom to see the differences
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
            • Breadth Work How to create a variety of imagery using photography as your base to create mixed media images
            • Write out a short "Artist Statement" that addresses " variety" using the Three Cs.
          • ACT III - UNIT II
            • Photomontage (photomanipulation)
              • Three Panel Visual Narrative Collage using figures
              • One Image Google Maps Mashup / Photomontage Environment
              • One Digital Vanitas: Beginning | Advanced
              • Geo-tecture Found Photo Composition - example / Practice
            • Photo Work (digital darkroom)
              • One Still Life
              • One Vanitas
              • Two panel visual narrative / comic
              • Three Breadth Works
          • ACT IV
            • Catch-up
              • Check Powerschool for missing work
              • Review Photoshop skills
          • ACT V
            • Brief History of Photo Fakery slideshow
            • NY Times article on Photo Fakery / annotate / summarize
              • Choose one image from slide show and analyze using Three Cs.
        • L24 PHOTOGRAPHER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Compare one work from Robert Frank's The Americans work with one of his later mixed-media work
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will compare photography from different parts of an artist's career
            • Students will work with their photomanipulation work
            • Students will create a superimpositon work, layering two or more images
          • HOOK
          • ACT I - Super-imposition Project
            • Final: Superimposition of two images using filters / contrast
          • ACT II
            • Photomontage (photomanipulation)
              • Three Panel Visual Narrative Collage using figures
              • One Image Google Maps Mashup / Photomontage Environment
              • One Digital Vanitas: Beginning | Advanced
              • Geo-tecture Found Photo Composition - example / Practice
            • Photo Work (digital darkroom)
              • One Still Life
              • One Vanitas
              • Two panel visual narrative / comic
              • Three Breadth Works
          • ACT III
            • Geo-tecture School Project
              • Look for line in culture and nature
              • Compile seven or more images from your "communities" to create a collage based on connect "lines" in nature and culture
              • School photography: connecting disparate images using line and shape
              • Example
            • Breadth Three
        • HOMEWORK
          • Breadth: Photo Manipulation / Installation
            • “Your Neighborhood Re-Considered” Students will take two best “portrait” action shots of their community focusing on figure / ground, contrast of subject, using a variety of shots, angles and techniques, people in space; post in one Google Slide (remember Baldessari)
            • Geo-tecture Found Photo Composition - example
              • Deconstruct your neighborhood / rotate images to line up buildings
              • Rotate work in Google Slides
            • Three Breadth Works
      • WEEK 10
        • L25 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING You should never think without an image. - Aristotle
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will be introduced to UNIT 2 requirements, final projects; community narratives for school, home, neighborhood
          • HOOK
            • Eggleston Essay fragments here
            • Notes
          • ACT I
            • Eggleston Essay fragments here
            • Summarize
            • Quote / Use
          • ACT II
            • School community photography
            • DSLRs: f-stop, aperture, ISO, etc.
            • F-stop tutorial: Which F-stop gives you bokeh?
          • ACT III
            • “Constructed City-Geoscapes” using a variety of angles, contrast, framing devices, students construct a collage work mixing together a variety of shots of personal buildings into a single work
              • May use 6-9 found images from Google Images
              • Example
          • ACT IV
            • Narrative Structures How to construct a visual narrative
          • ACT V
            • Discuss Breadth, Quality and Concentration Portfolios
        • L26 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • Master Photographer Dorthea Lange | PDF
            • Portraiture as part of community / defines community
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will create a variety of small works: geoscape, school community portrait, comparison with Lange photo
          • ACT I
            • Eggleston Essay fragments here
            • Notes
          • ACT II
            • How is Eggleston work the anti-thesis of photomanipulated work such as Uelsmann or Baldessari?
            • Compare Eggleston to Lange using the Three Cs
          • ACT III
            • “Constructed City-Geoscapes” using a variety of angles, contrast, framing devices, students construct a collage work mixing together a variety of shots of personal buildings into a single work
              • May use 6-9 found images from Google Images
              • Example
          • ACT IV
            • UNIT 2 FINAL
              • Photomontage (photomanipulation)
              • Photo Work (digital darkroom)
                • One Still Life
                • One Vanitas - add framed photo of a skull and mirror
                • Two panel visual narrative / comic similar to Ai Wei Wei
                • Three Breadth Works
              • Artist Statement: what interests you, who influenced you, why do you make photography, what is different about photography
          • HOMEWORK
            • Community work - Tumblr
              • 10 photos of your community outside school
              • 10 photos of your community inside school
              • Rubric: variety of photo techniques and subjects
      • WEEK 11
        • L27/28 SCHOLAR STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Describe each final project
            • Article on Ai Wei Wei's vase being broken here
            • Write out a response to this
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will create a variety of small works: geo-scape, school community portrait, photo-manipulated work
            • Students will build their printed portfolio and fill out the form in it - six Breadth pieces
            • Students will begin to put together their Unit 2 portfolio: photo-manipulation and digital darkroom example
          • ACT I
            • Eggleston Essay fragments here
            • Notes
          • ACT II
            • “Constructed City-Geoscapes” using a variety of angles, contrast, framing devices, students construct a collage work mixing together a variety of shots of personal buildings into a single work
              • Use 6-9 found images from Google Images or from own work
              • Use emphasis and structure to create your composition
              • May use "line" to create structure
              • Example
          • ACT III
            • UNIT 2 FINAL
              • Photomontage (photo-manipulation)
              • Photo Work (digital darkroom)
                • One Still Life at home / outside school
                • One Vanitas - add to still life one framed photo of a skull and mirror that has interesting reflection
                • Three Breadth Works
              • Artist Statement: what interests you, who influenced you, why do you make photography, what is different about photography
          • HOMEWORK
            • Community work - Tumblr
              • 10 photos of your community outside school
              • 10 photos of your community inside school
              • Rubric: variety of photo techniques and subjects
      • WEEK 12
        • L29 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • What are the elements of a strong (Good) AP 2-D Breadth Portfolio?
            • Which photographer shows variety in their choice of craft, composition, or concept?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will evaluate their Breadth choices and strategies
            • Students will evaluate their Unit 2 portfolio progress
          • ACT I
            • AP Breadth "Good" Rubric
              • Artist Statement: write a strategy for creating twelve unique works
              • One paragraph / Share
            • Calendar for work:
              • Breadth Portfolio Completed in December
              • Concentratio Portfolio Completed before Spring Break
            • Process: Explanation
          • ACT II
            • UNIT 2 PORTFOLIO
              • Photomontage (photo-manipulation)
              • Photo Work (digital darkroom)
                • One Still Life at home / outside school
                • One Vanitas - add to still life one framed photo of a skull and mirror that has interesting reflection
                • Three Breadth Works
              • Artist Statement: what interests you, who influenced you, why do you make photography, what is different about photography
          • ACT III
            • Remind for this class
            • Survey on home page
          • HOMEWORK
            • Breadth 3: Three additional printed Breadth works
            • Community work - Tumblr
              • 10 photos of your community outside school
              • 10 photos of your community inside school
              • Rubric: variety of photo techniques and subjects
        • L30 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Evaluate Breadth Portfolio
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will evaluate their Breadth 6 photo
          • ACT I
            • Breadth Portfolio Evaluation
          • ACT II
            • UNIT 2 FINAL
              • Photomontage (photomanipulation)
              • Photo Work (digital darkroom)
                • One Still Life
                • One Vanitas - add framed photo of a skull and mirror
                • Two panel visual narrative / comic similar to Ai Wei Wei
                • Three Breadth Works
              • Artist Statement: what interests you, who influenced you, why do you make photography, what is different about photography
          • HOMEWORK
            • Community work - Tumblr
              • 10 photos of your community outside school
              • 10 photos of your community inside school
              • Rubric: variety of photo techniques and subjects
        • L31 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Evaluate Breadth Portfolio
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will evaluate their Breadth 6 photo
          • ACT I
            • Breadth Portfolio Evaluation
          • ACT II
            • UNIT 2 FINAL
              • Photomontage (photomanipulation)
              • Photo Work (digital darkroom)
                • One Still Life
                • One Vanitas - add framed photo of a skull and mirror
                • Two panel visual narrative / comic similar to Ai Wei Wei
                • Three Breadth Works
              • Artist Statement: what interests you, who influenced you, why do you make photography, what is different about photography
          • HOMEWORK
            • Community work - Tumblr
              • 10 photos of your community outside school
              • 10 photos of your community inside school
              • Rubric: variety of photo techniques and subjects

    • UNIT 2 Topic Experiment Community Diptychs / Constructed City-Geoscapes
      • Personal / Public photography: Create works that address personal and public imagery by connecting works in a two-panel format. This form may include
        • Color vs. B&W photography
        • Personal vs. public
        • Constructed City-Geoscapes Geometric collage from image of home, community

    • UNIT 2 Online Portfolio Project Community Photojournalism
      • Generate five or more image work using progressive or visual narrative techniques
      • Address motif, consistent concept and composition devices

    • ELEMENTS and Principles of Design
      • Rhythm Students investigate the method of using repeating elements
      • Balance Students investigate how the use of symmetry and asymmetry are different
      • Contrast Students investigate how to use figure-ground relationships in their practice

    • DIGITAL Darkroom / Software Skills
      • Desaturation Create Black & Whites from color photos
      • Dodging / Burning tools working with image detail
      • RGB Color Correction

    • DUE: OCTOBER
    • ONLINE Gallery Walk
      • Group / Self Evaluation Student creates rubric / criteria to evaluate their work
      • Critique / redesign of one Breadth image

  • UNIT 3 The Self as Subject - Traditional vs. Contemporary Portraiture

    • UNIT Objective In this unit, students will work with their own “self”, focusing on their own image, as cipher, as symbol, and as nexus for ideas, creating portraiture through a variety of methods, arranging personal objects, using software manipulation, and attaching contemporary techniques to traditional portrait compositions.  Students will mix language, text, symbols, graphics, critiques, and other found elements to create a variety of unique artistic projects.
      (9 classes - 3 weeks)

    EXERCISES | VOCABULARY | FINAL PROJECTS

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • What are the traditional methods for creating portraiture?
      • What are some of the methods that will change traditional portraiture?
      • What software techniques change the meaning of an image?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • Any subject, object, image will change meaning based on place, filter, manipulation.
      • Photo manipulation changes the meaning of an image.

    • DESIGN Journal Daily Writing Prompts
      • How many variations of the concept of “self” can be photographed?
      • Vocabulary Building Students work with instructor to generate list of unit specific terms
      • What images, concepts, beliefs define portraiture?
      • Personal statement What traits determine “photographer as artist”?
      • Photo Art History Comparison with one Master Diane Arbus, Rineke Dijkstra, Cindy Sherman, Richard Avedon, Sally Mann, Joel Peter Witkin, August Sander, Walker Evans

    • DESIGN Journal Prep
      • Create a mood board of a variety of portrait styles from current fashion magazines
      • Journal photomontage experimenting with image combinations
      • Journal entries about own traits as well as alter ego and fantasy figure
      • What are the most successful compositional devices for creating photo “portraits”?

    • VOCABULARY
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus.
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower theshutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white
      • Photography Masters
    • FINAL Projects
      • Multi-Panel Self Portrait - 4 or more panels | two using Fireworks / Photoshop
      • Four Double Exposure Portraits - Examples | Examples
      • Vocab Image Bank - 1 photo for each vocabulary word
      • Breadth 4 - Final Set of Four Breadth Photoworks

    • PHOTO Concepts / Exercises (in addition, use techniques from previous units)
      • WEEK 13
        • L32 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Complete Unit 2 Work / Breadth Portfolio
            • Unfamiliar Familiarities video
          • ACT I
            • UNIT 2 FINAL
              • Photomontage (photomanipulation)
              • Photo Work (digital darkroom)
                • One Still Life
                • One Vanitas - add framed photo of a skull and mirror
                • Two panel visual narrative / comic similar to Ai Wei Wei
                • Three Breadth Works
              • Artist Statement: what interests you, who influenced you, why do you make photography, what is different about photography
          • ACT II
            • Six Breadth Works in Portfolio
          • ACT III
            • Self Portrait Dyptich: one digital darkroom / one photomanipulation
        • L33 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Master Photographers: Arbus vs. Frank - Comparison - Three Cs
            • Students will evaluate their printed work and their current work on Tumblr using one of the critique methods: Three Cs, Denotation Connotation, See Wonder Think, Form Content, or Feldman Model.
          • ACT I
            • Google Share: Portfolio Design / Design Statement
            • Print out by instructor / design
          • ACT II
            • Six Breadth Works in Portfolio
          • ACT III
            • Using the web cam, experiment with portraits / self-portraits different angles, POV, “selfies”, symbolism, etc.
            • Create a Four Panel Self Portrait using the web cam. Compile the work into one Photoshop or Google Slides project.
            • Google Slides
          • ACT IV
            • Silhouettes and Images inside
              • Adding your images into a portrait silhouette
              • Some examples here
            • Four plus images in one panel
        • L34 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING Journal
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will evaluate methods of portraiture
            • Students will complete several projects due this week
          • HOOK
            • Photo Portraiture Video
          • ACT I
            • Printed Portfolio
              • Breadth Six
          • ACT II
            • Complete Portrait Diptych
              • Use the web cam, experiment with portraits / self-portraits different angles, POV, “selfies”, symbolism, etc.
              • Photoshop Examples
          • ACT III
            • Alphabet Photography - first six images
            • Tumblr Work
          • ACT IV
            • Embedded Images in Silhouettes
              • Adding your images into a portrait silhouette (negative space)
              • Some examples here
              • Tutorial here
            • Portrait Moodboard: 1 traditional, 1 unique, 1 manipulated, 1 modern
              • Use internet images
              • Justify your categories
          • HOMEWORK
    • UNIT 3 Topic Experiment Two mixed media “Persona” photomontages
      • WEEK 14
        • L35 PHOTOGRAPHER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • To say that "the camera cannot lie" is merely to underline the multiple deceits that are now practised in its name. - Marshall McLuhan - 1964
            • Review your Tumblr work and Google Slides
            • Review your printed portfolio work
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete or setup
              • Two Digital Darkroom Portraits
              • Photo Dyptich
              • Alphabet Photography
              • Unit 3 Portfolio
          • ACT I
            • GOOGLE SLIDES Setup: Unit 3
              • Portrait Dyptich
              • Portrait Progress (three photos that show changed / neg. space)
              • Mix multiple portraits: your image with others
          • ACT II
            • Alphabet Photography
              • 12 letters in nature and/or culture photographed | branches
              • Place work in Photoshop file
              • Benchmark: 4 images
          • ACT III
            • Review AP Printed Portfolio by instructor
            • Review Advanced Printed Portfolio by instructor
              • After discussion, send own evaluation via email
          • HOMEWORK
            • Six photo faces printed and/or from magazines
            • Six hands / feet printed
        • L36 PHOTOGRAPHER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • To say that "the camera cannot lie" is merely to underline the multiple deceits that are now practised in its name. - Marshall McLuhan - 1964
            • Review your Tumblr work and Google Slides
            • Review your printed portfolio work
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete
              • Two Digital Darkroom Portraits in class
              • Four Silhouette / Shadow Photo Manipulations
            • Add to Google Slides
          • ACT I
            • Complete Portrait based works
            • Mix multiple portraits: your image with others
          • ACT II
            • Complete Portfolio Design
            • Google Share: Portfolio Design / Design Statement
          • HOMEWORK
            • Breadth IV: Two Breadth Photos / Digital Darkroom (DD)
            • Breadth V: Two photo manipulations
            • Tumblr: Post four figure / portraits / DD
            • Tumblr: Post four street scenes with figures / DD
    • UNIT 3 Online Portfolio Project: Serial “Self” Portraiture / Photo Screens
      • WEEK 15 - Juniors College Trip
        • L37 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Students will review work they have done including work on Tumblr.
            • Students will review photomontage / manipulation work.
            • Phillipe Halsman's "Dali Atomicus" - Three Cs
          • WEEKLY OBJECTIVES
            • Students will review several techniques for portraiture.
            • Student will practice these methods and decide which methods they will use.
            • Students will work with both digital darkroom and photomanipulation techniques.
            • Students will review the Three Cs and their use as photographers
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
            • MOODBOARD
              • Evaluate each method's process
              • Write out a process for each
              • Create one work from the five choices above
              • Due on Thursday
            • Add to Unit 3 Portfolio
          • ACT III
            • Portraiture:
              • One person in three different lighting environments
          • HOMEWORK
            • Street Series Project: one printed photo that might be part of a series
            • Image / Text: Writing on the printed image that describes the series
            • Private / Public Persona: tell a story or visual narrative "portrait" by adding elements to a private space, using one of the Photo Basics techques
        • L38 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • Evaluate your portfolio
            • Choose one image: How might you create a visual narrative / serial work from this image?
            • Place this image in Google Slides - Narrative? Serial Work?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will design two folding screens of five panels, one traditional, without variety, one with variety. Either could be used for their visual narrative, story or photo journalism presentation.
            • Students will evluate their Tumblr and Portfolio work
          • ACT I
            • Discuss methods, styles for a folding presentation screen
              • Centered vs. Edges
              • Bleed vs. Border
              • Subject - Gestalt: parts into whole
              • Changing panel sizes
              • Review examples in classroom
          • ACT II
            • Sketch out three different folding screen designs
            • Explain your sketches
            • Portraiture:
              • One person in three different lighting environment
          • ACT III
            • MOODBOARD
              • Evaluate each method's process
              • Write out a process for each
              • Create one work from the five choices above
              • Due on Thursday
              • Add to Unit 3 Portfolio
          • ACT IV
            • Printed photo work
              • Writing ideas all over the image using methods for connecting ideas with a visual representation
            • Consider Three C's: craft, composition, concept
          • HOMEWORK
            • Breadth 9
            • Two Folding Screens - Due December 2
        • L39 PHOTO STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Folding Screens: How are they different?
            • What is a visual narrative?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their online and printed portfolios
            • Students will construct their first photo alphabet poster benchmark
            • Students will work on their Folding Screen Photo Project. They will decide what subject will be their focus for their final
          • ACT I
            • Two Folding Screens
              • Breadth: Variety and Connection
              • Concentration: Similar
              • Small Screen - Focus on one subject / bleed
              • Subject: cropped, full, fragment
          • ACT II - Due Today
            • Portfolios: Digital and Printed
            • Alphabet Poster
          • ACT III
          • ACT IV
            • Artist Statement here
        • HOMEWORK
          • Experimental Portraits Project:
            • Two Folding Screens - Portraiture
              • One Breadth Screen: Variety and Connection
              • One Concentration Screen: Similar
              • Suggestions:
                • Small Screen - Focus on one subject / bleed
                • Subject: cropped, fragment
            • Breadth Portfolio - 12 best works / shows variety
    • ELEMENTS and Principles of Design
      • Balance: construct portraits using both symmetry and asymmetry to shift emphasis
      • Emphasis: How many ways can you emphasize an image / section in a composition?

    • DIGITAL Darkroom / Software Skills
      • Color correction Manipulate RGB and CMYK to create the strongest image
      • Using Filters adding contrast, changing hue and saturation, to discuss changes in meaning
      • Compare Cropped vs. Uncropped images
      • Digital Darkroom Dodge / Burn software as a traditional darkroom method

    • UNIT 3 Finals
      • Photo Portraits
      • Portrait Sequences
      • Portraits
      • Two Folding Screens

    • DUE December

    • ONLINE Gallery Walk
      • Group / Self Evaluation Student creates rubric / criteria to evaluate their work
      • Critique / redesign of one Experiment image

  • UNIT 4 Photomontage & Mixed Media Methods

    • UNIT Objective In this unit, students will work with a variety of photomontage and photo collage methods, comparing straight, digital darkroom photography with software and natural collage methods.
      (8 classes - 3 weeks)

    EXERCISES | VOCABULARY | FINAL PROJECTS

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • How does meaning change when a photomontage process begins?
      • What are the metaphors or symbols embedded in specific software filters?
      • Why does an artist choose mixed-media as their format?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • Photomontage can be used to fool the eye, critique an image, mimic other methods or create new worlds.
      • Mixed media work addresses the need to work with a variety of methods and materials simultaneously.

    • DESIGN Journal Daily Writing Prompts
      • Why create work using different methods?
      • Which artists use mixed media?
      • Who are the pioneers of photomontage? What was their goal with this technique?

    • DESIGN Journal Prep
      • Photomontage
      • Mixed media / watercolor

    • VOCABULARY
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus.
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower theshutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white
      • Photography Masters
    • FINAL Projects
      • Two Screens: Breadth and Concentration (genre choices: portraiture, landscape, street, etc.)
      • One Mixed-Media Self-Portrait (using natural media)
      • Breadth 12 - 12 images showing variety of craft, composition and concept

    • PHOTO Concepts / Exercises (in addition, use techniques from previous units)
      • WEEK 16 ,
        • L40 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Plan your Alphabet Poster
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their online and printed portfolios
            • Students will construct their first photo alphabet poster benchmark
            • Students will work on their Folding Screen Photo Project. They will decide what subject will be their focus for their final
          • ACT I - Due Tomorrow
            • Portfolios: Digital and Printed
            • Alphabet Poster
            ACT II
            • Experimental Portraits Project:
              • Two Folding Screens - Portraiture
                • One Breadth Screen: Variety and Connection
                • One Concentration Screen: Similar
                • Suggestions:
                  • Small Screen - Focus on one subject / bleed
                  • Subject: cropped, fragment
            ACT III
            • Students will review their portfolio, evaluate the work, and create a plan to finish up the semester
        • L41 SCHOLAR DESIGNER
          • OPENING
            • What are some of the elements of a successful poster?
            • What are some genres in photography?
            • List five unique methods for creating a photo?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their online and printed portfolios
            • Students will construct their first photo alphabet poster benchmark
            • Students will work on their Folding Screen Photo Project. They will decide what subject will be their focus for their final
          • ACT I - Due Today
            • Portfolios: Digital and Printed - Review
              • Students will review their portfolio, evaluate the work, and create a plan to finish up the semester
            ACT II
            • Experimental Portraits Project:
              • Two Folding Screens - Portraiture
                • One Breadth Screen: Variety and Connection
                • One Concentration Screen: Similar images connected
                • Suggestions:
                  • Small Screens - Focus on one subject / bleed
                  • Subject: cropped, fragment
              • Brainstorming:
                • Signs: street, on buidings, etc.
                • Trees, clouds
                • Buildings
                • Close-ups of faces (eyes only, hair only, etc.)
                • Close-ups of cars / motorcycles
                • Lights at night (must be in color)
                • Student hands: gestures, fingers
              • Negative Space Review
          • ACT III
            • Benchmark II: Alphabet Poster - 18 letters next week
              • Build poster
        • L42 DESIGNER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Review Field Trip Rules
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will work with closeup / emphasis
          • ACT I
            • Review show at Latino Resource Center
          • ACT II
            • Abbot Kinney: Photo work: close-ups / figures
      • WEEK 17
        • L43 - 45 PHOTOGRAPHER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • What projects are due?
            • Check Powerschool
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their online and printed portfolios
            • Students will construct their first photo alphabet poster benchmark
            • Students will work on their Folding Screen Photo Project. They will decide what subject will be their focus for their final
          • ACT I
            • Portfolios: Digital and Printed - Review
              • Students will review their portfolio, evaluate the work, and create a plan to finish up the semester
            ACT II
            • Experimental Portraits Project:
              • Two Folding Screens - Portraiture
                • One Breadth Screen: Variety and Connection
                • One Concentration Screen: Similar images connected
                • Suggestions:
                  • Small Screens - Focus on one subject / bleed
                  • Subject: cropped, fragment
              • Brainstorming:
                • Signs: street, on buidings, etc.
                • Trees, clouds
                • Buildings
                • Close-ups of faces (eyes only, hair only, etc.)
                • Close-ups of cars / motorcycles
                • Lights at night (must be in color)
                • Student hands: gestures, fingers
              • Negative Space Review
          • ACT III
            • Alphabet Poster - FINAL on December 14
              • NO LATE WORK

  • UNIT 5 Building Your Breadth Portfolio: Your Final Images

    • UNIT Objective In this unit, students will collect and assemble their final Breadth portfolio over the final two weeks of the semester. They will present their work to the class and in a group show at the end of the semester.
      (4 classes - 1 week)

    EXERCISES | VOCABULARY | FINAL PROJECTS

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • How does a designer / artist / photographer choose their best work?
      • What is the difference between best work and innovative work?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • Any subject, object, image will change meaning based on place, filter, manipulation.
      • Photo manipulation changes the meaning of an image.

    • UNIT 4 FINAL BREADTH PORTFOLIO
      • WEEK 18
        • L36 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Research Fotor.com
            • Find the Simple borders section
            • What works are part of a serial or narrative?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will organize their photo screens:
              • Seven Best Works
              • Concentration Project (8 or more images)
          • ACT I
            • Evaluate their project
            • Office Hours
        • L37 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • How to create a seriel work or narrative?
            • Ed Ruscha's "Every Building on the Sunset Strip" here
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will divide works into two pathways:
              • 9x12 - Seven Best Works Folding Screen Project
              • Folding Screen Narrative PowerPoint - Four or more panels any size
          • ACT I
            • Folding Screen Production
            • Brainstorming:
              • Signs: street, on buidings, etc.
              • Trees, clouds
              • Buildings
              • Close-ups of faces (eyes only, hair only, etc.)
              • Close-ups of cars / motorcycles
              • Lights at night (must be in color)
              • Student hands: gestures, fingers
          • ACT II
            • What must be done by Thursday?
            • NO LATE WORK
            • Period 4 production / setup
        • L38 PHOTO STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Complete Folding Screen Piece
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students goal is to complete a successful, well-constructed project that uses the Three C's, has a serial nature or narrative (5 or more panels)
          • ACT I
            • Folding Screen Production / Setup
            • No late work
          • ACT II
            • Evaluation of work
      • WEEK 19
        • L39 / L40 / L41 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • Evaluate your progress: Review PowerSchool projects and due dates
            • What does Breadth mean?
            • What works are part of a serial or narrative?
            • Evaluate your own work: Google Slides / Tumblr / Portfolio
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their Google Slides Portfolio
            • Students will begin working on their box and panels
          • ACT I
            • Printed work in folders
            • Complete Box / Folded Panel Work Setup
          • ACT II
            • Evaluate Google Slides - Example - only if completed other work
            • Portfolio: 12 Breadth / Variety Printed / Artist Statement / Name and Title
            • Self Portrait Box: Close-ups / Well made / connected images
            • Three Panel Landscape Screen: Six images visually connected
            • FINAL: Google Slides Portfolio with Review Example
        • L42 / 43 / 44 PHOTO STUDIO - FINAL CLASS
          • PowerPoint Evaluation by two students
          • Three C's Photos: Craft / Composition / Concept
          • Breadth Portfolio Evaluation
        • HOLIDAY BREAK PHOTO WORK
          • Twenty photos of one subject / different angles / different subjects
          • Post in Tumblr
SPRING SEMESTER: Mixed-Media, Photojournalism & Your Portfolio
  • UNIT 6 Photo-Synthesis: Mixed-Media Art & Photography

    • UNIT Objective In this unit, students will add graphic and natural elements with both commercial and fine art goals. Students will compare how these elements change the meaning of the work. Students will work with imagery as essential elements and as minor compositional device then discuss how the work changes based on scale, emphasis, detail, location, and figure/ground relationships. Students will also experiment with mixed-media photography and photomontage. (11 classes - 4 weeks)

    LESSONS | VOCABULARY

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • How should an image be photographed when it will be used as part of a graphic design such as a poster or advertisement?
      • How should an image be manipulated to become part of or more like a graphic?
      • When should an image be the emphasis and when should it be secondary?
      • What natural art methods might work with photographic imagery?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • Any subject, object, image will change meaning based on placement, filter, manipulation.
      • Photographs usually dominate a poster or other graphic.

    • DESIGN Journal Prep
      • Basic typography manipulate scale, font face, leading, kerning, style
      • Graphics Text boxes, word bubbles, organic/geometric text shapes, text paths
      • Photo imagery isolated with background added using paint

    • DESIGN Journal Daily Writing Prompts
      • How do graphic elements help communicate meaning beyond the images used?
      • Vocabulary Building: Students work with instructor to generate list of unit specific terms
      • How does the use of text change the purpose and meaning of the work?
      • Personal statement on graphic design, image text analysis
      • Photo Art History Comparison with one Master Milton Glaser, Alexander Rodchenko, Laslo Maholy-Nagy, Gyorgy Kepes, Bauhaus, Russian Constructivism

    • VOCABULARY
      • graphic design a design method used in commerical art that used text, graphic elements, imagery and other art techniques
      • mixed-media a mixture of different art media such as painting, photography, and collage
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower theshutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white

    • FINAL Projects
      • Mixed Media Triptych - Three panels connected by subject (mix drawing, photo, digital)
      • David Hockney Photocollage Project - multi-panel photomontage using filters
      • Duane Michels' Narrative - five panel project that creates a narrative
      • Mixed Media Portraits - drawing / painting on top of a photo image
      • Barbara Kruger Pastiche - image / text recreation
      • Dual Concentration Statement - two possible directions for their concentration work with one example for each

    • PHOTO Concepts / Exercises (uses compositional techniques from previous units)
      • WEEK 1
        • L1 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Review Breadth 12 Portfolio
            • What methods/techniques did I learn / use during semester I?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will evaluate their past semester and review their future semester.
            • Students will review their skill sets and design principles.
            • Students will present their Panel projects
          • ACT I - Critique
            • Review portfolio using worksheet
            • Evaluate Principles here
            • Complete Worksheet / teacher will evaluate work
          • ACT II - Homework
            • Concentration Panel
            • Breadth Panel
          • ACT III - Concentration
          • FINAL ACT
            • Review Your Process
        • L2 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • History of Photomontage
            • Why use photomontage? List some techniques of photomontage
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will brainstorm and list a series of methods for mixing natural and digital media; photography extensions using paint and photomontage techniques
          • ACT I - Concentration
            • Create two new Google Slide Projects
              • Title: Semester 2 Exercises
              • Title: Concentration Work
          • ACT II - Photoshop Techniques in Semester 2 Exercises
            • One Digital Darkroom - List process
            • One photomanipulation technique - List process
          • ACT III - Creativity List
            • Creative Photo Choices list
            • Mixed-media photography examples
              • Choose two methods / list
          • HOMEWORK
            • Photo Beast I or II - Six photos from one method in Photo Beast
            • Use different composition and craft for this ONE concept

    • UNIT 5 Breadth / Concentration Experiment Exercises
      • WEEK 2
        • L3 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will build their Exercises portfolio with homework
            • Students will try a variety of techniques using Photoshop
          • ACT I
            • Photobeast 6 Homework
            • Example of Google Slides
          • ACT II
            • Concentration Google Slides
            • Concentration Ideas
            • Write out a basic Concentration Focus in your Concentration Portfolio
            • Breadth / Concentration Ideas
            • Concentration Portfolio example
          • ACT III
            • Photoshop I: Selections
              • Magnetic Lasso selections
              • Pen Tool selections
              • Selections Saved
              • Selections / Stroke
              • Add two strokes to one of your images
              • Add to your S2 Exercise Slids
            • Photoshop II: Filters
              • Google Three Photoshop Triptychs
                • Three original photos with 2 Photoshop effects each
                • One Multiple Selections Photoshop Photo
          L4 ARTIST STUDIO
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will develop processes for creating a variety of photo-manipulated imagery.
          • ACT I - 20 mins.
            • 100 Ideas Packet Review
            • Introduction - practice
          • ACT II - 30 mins.
            • Research - Five Example Moodboards - Visual / Verbal
              • Five Found Images: Process to create a political mash-up
              • Five Found Images: Process for a narrative Photo Comic Book
              • Five Found Images: Process to a create a image-based poster
            • Example: Mash-up Portrait Tupac Van Gogh example
          • HOMEWORK
            • Photo Beast 6 - Six additional photos
      • WEEK 3
        • L5 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Choose one work from each / place in Slides
            • Describe how you would create each
            • Three Cs for one in your Exercises Slides
            • Label each image with artist and title
            • Teacher Link
          • OBJECTIVE.
            • Students will discuss concentration possibilities with instructor.
            • Students will review their previous work
            • Students will evaluate several methods for creating photomontage work
          • ACT I - Lecture
            • Digital Darkroom vs. Photomanipulation
            • Concentration Methods here
              • Process for finding your "focus"
              • List two possible focuses in your Concentration Portfolio
          • ACT II
            • Research - Five Example Moodboards - Visual / Verbal
              • Five Found Images: Process to create a political mash-up
              • Five Found Images: Process for a narrative Photo Comic Book
              • Five Found Images: Process to a create a image-based poster
          • ACT III
            • Create one mashup / photomontage
              • Mash-up Portrait: Tupac Van Gogh example
              • H. Hoch - collage portrait
              • J. Baldessari - 4 or more found movie images
                • Connect the images (like geoscape)
          • ACT IV - Catch up
            • REVIEW
              • Complete previous works:
                • Photobeasts I & II
                • 100 Ideas Packet Introduction
        • L6 ARTIST STUDIO
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their mashup
            • Students will create a surrealist work using photoshop techniques
            • Students will discuss Digital Photography and its important points
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
            • Photoshop III - Surrealism I
              • Cut and Paste Tools: advanced tutorial here
              • Combine 2 seemingly unconnected objects (apple and a Frisbee)
              • Find / write a short story about explaining their connection
          • ACT III - 30 mins.
            • Catch up: Review Powerschool for any work missing
          • ACT IV - Exit Question
            • How might you create a Concentration Portofolio using Photoshop techniques?
          • HOMEWORK
            • S2 Exercises: Create six political or social memes addressing a contemporary figure using an app (Phonto)
            • Concentration Portfolio - 2 images for each portfolio
    • UNIT 5 Online Portfolio - Catch Up + Concentration / Focus
      • WEEK 4
        • L7 SCHOLAR + Catch Up
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will continue to evaluate methods for Surrealist photography by using research and analysis
            • Students will use the design thinking handout to create a brainstorming process that can be used for a variety of projects
          • ACT I
            • Mash-up Portrait - Tupac Van Gogh example
              • Download graphic
              • How might you create this type of mashup?
          • ACT II
            • Photoshop III - Surrealism I
              • Cut and Paste Tools: advanced tutorial here
              • Combine 2 seemingly unconnected objects (apple and a Frisbee)
              • Find / write a short story about explaining their connectionS
          • ACT III
            • How to be Creative video
              • Notes
            • Design Thinking Process Handout
              • Notes
          • ACT IV
            • Concentration Work: Strong Ideas
              • Work with associative thinking to create similar but different concentration focus - take an idea and make specific
              • Brainstorming - how to take an idea, develop / create tangents
              • Write out 5 Strong Ideas for your Concentration
              • Compete Homework Handout for Tuesday
          • FINAL ACT
            • Review Powerschool projects
        • L8 SCHOLAR DESIGNER + Catch UP
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will learn methods for creating image based mixed media work
            • Students will catch up with their previous week's work
            • Students will focus on two possible subjects for their final concentration
          • ACT I - How to create a John Heartfield Work
            • Collage / Photomontage
              • Photoshop
              • Choice of subject
            • Political Photography
            • Metacognitive: analyze your process
          • ACT II
            • Tumblr / Google Slide Assignments:
              • Six Poli-Sci Memes | How to create ironic / parodic work?
              • Five photos based on one school essay or PowerPoint
          • ACT III
            • Concentration Handout
            • Google Slide: Write out process
          • ACT IV - 30 minutes
            • CATCH-UP
              • Review Powerschool for missing assignments
          • PROVING BEHAVIOR
            • List all Powerschool projects that are not complete
        • L9 ARTIST STUDIO
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will meet with teacher to discuss projects
            • Students will catch up on work
            • Students will create a Rauschenberg- & Kruger-style project
          • ACT I
            • Found Image Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
              • How would you create a Rauschenberg work?
              • Photoshop Technique: Colorize Filter
          • ACT II
            • Found Image Text Artist: Barbara Kruger
              • How did she make these works? What is the process? What is the one concept she uses to tell her message?
              • How would you create a Kruger image / text work?
          • ACT III
            • CATCH UP: Review work in Powerschool
            • Office Hours: Tuesday / Thursday
        • HOMEWORK
          • 24 Image Quilt: Take 24 images of one subject topic / make sure image shows emphasis
          • Concentration Research / Photography

    • ELEMENTS and Principles of Design
      • Emphasis direct focus on image / text
      • Balance Symmetry / Asymmetry with similar imagery / elements
      • Visual Narrative - Rhythm / Pattern / Movement

    • DIGITAL Darkroom / Software concepts
      • Vector tools organic / geometric shapes
      • Filters contrast, colorization, distortion, saturation
      • Color Correction traditional vs. distorted

    • DUE FEBRUARY

    • ONLINE Gallery Walk
      • Group / Self Evaluation Student creates rubric / criteria to evaluate their work
      • Improve Topic Experiment - Compare before / after


  • UNIT 7 Visual Narrative: Photo Comic Book

    • UNIT Objective Students will work with several of the skills developed over the course to create a six panel comic book using photography and graphics to create a meaningful project that addresses a dream or surrealist-style memory.
      (8 classes - 3 weeks)

    LESSONS | VOCABULARY

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • How do you create a story / narrative using photo techniques?
      • What techniques are considered surrealist or illustrate a dream?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • Traditional photo techniques are the basis for all photo projects

    • DESIGN Journal Prep
      • Review basic Digital Darkroom and Photomanipulation techniques

    • DESIGN Journal Daily Writing Prompts
      • What stories are based in surrealist dream settings?
      • How might genre help support a comic narrative?
    • VOCABULARY
      • graphic design a design method used in commerical art that used text, graphic elements, imagery and other art techniques
      • mixed-media a mixture of different art media such as painting, photography, and collage
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower theshutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white

    • FINAL Projects
      • Three Panel Photo Comic Book
      • Photomontage Triptych - Narrative Connections

    • PHOTO Concepts / Exercises (uses compositional techniques from previous units)
      • WEEK 5
        • L10 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will set up their Final Concentration portfolio
            • Students will discuss the elements of a comic book
            • Students will review their missing projects: Memes, Mash-up, etc.
          • ACT I
            • Found Image Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
              • How would you create a Rauschenberg work?
              • Photoshop Technique: Colorize Filter
          • ACT II
            • Found Image Text Artist: Barbara Kruger
              • How did she make these works? What is the process? What is the one concept she uses to tell her message?
              • How would you create a Kruger image / text work?
          • ACT III - Comic Book Project
            • Three Panel Project
              • Visually connected
              • Uses text
        • L11 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Concentration Portfolio
            • Add two images to each portfolio - due this week
            • Teacher Link
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will set up their Final Concentration portfolio
            • Students will discuss the elements of a comic book
          • ACT I
            • 100 Ideas Packet - "Straight Photography"
          • ACT II
          • ACT III - Comic Book Project
            • Three Panel Project
              • Visually connected
              • Uses text
        • L12 ARTIST STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Concentration Portfolio
            • Add two images to each portfolio - due this week
            • Teacher Link
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will set up their Final Concentration portfolios
            • Students will discuss the requirements of the comic book
          • ACT I
            • Two Concentration Portfolios - Three Cs / Artist Statement
              • Digital Darkroom - Two works due Monday
              • Photomanipulation - Two works due Tuesday
                • Superimposition - B&W
                • Stroke - Color / offset
                • Cut and Paste - surrealist method
                • Filters - become a painting
                • Text / Graphics - story / narrative
          • ACT II
            • Photomanipulation Moodboard
              • Find or create one example of each
                • Superimposition - B&W
                • Stroke - Color / offset
                • Cut and Paste - surrealist method
                • Filters - become a painting
                • Text / Graphics - story / narrative
          • ACT III
          • ACT IV - Comic Book Project
            • Three Panel Project - Choice
              • Same background different foreground
              • Different background same foreground
              • One image dissolves
            • Example
      • WEEK 6
        • L13 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Concentration Portfolio
            • Add two images to each portfolio - due this week
            • Teacher Link
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will set up their Final Concentration portfolio
            • Students will discuss the elements of a comic book
          • ACT I
            • TWO Concentration Portfolios - Three Cs / Artist Statement for each
              1. Digital Darkroom - Two works due every Thursday
              2. Photomanipulation - Two works due every Thursday
                • Methods:
                  • Superimposition - B&W
                  • Stroke - Color / offset
                  • Cut and Paste - surrealist method
                  • Filters - become a painting
                  • Text / Graphics - story / narrative
                  • Area Color / Background B&W
                  • Blend / Blur / Smudge
                • Examples
          • ACT II - Comic Book Project
            • Three Panel Project II
              • Erase / Clone brush remove / create
        • L14 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Concentration Portfolios I / II
            • Add two images to each portfolio - due this week
            • Teacher Link
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will set up their Final Concentration portfolio
            • Students will discuss the elements of a comic book
          • ACT I
            • 100 Ideas Packet
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Digital Darkroom - Two works due every Thursday
            • Photomanipulation - Two works due every Thursday
              • Methods:
                • Superimposition - B&W
                • Stroke - Color / offset
                • Cut and Paste - surrealist method
                • Filters - become a painting
                • Text / Graphics - story / narrative
                • Area Color / Background B&W
                • Blur / Smudge
                • Mirror Image
              • Examples / Support
          • ACT IV - Comic Book Project
            • Three Panel Project
              • Visually connected
              • Uses text
      • WEEK 7
        • L15 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • 100 Ideas Packet
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will set up their Final Concentration portfolio
            • Students will discuss the elements of a comic book
          • ACT I- Concentration Portfolios I / II: Benchmark 2
            • I: Digital Darkroom - Two works due every Thursday
            • II: Photomanipulation - Two works due every Thursday
              • Methods:
                • Superimposition - B&W
                • Stroke - Color / offset
                • Cut and Paste - surrealist method
                • Filters - become a painting
                • Text / Graphics - story / narrative
                • Area Color / Background B&W
                • Blur / Smudge
                • Mirror Image
              • Examples / Support
          • ACT II
          • ACT III - Comic Book Project based on Concentration Portfolio
            • Three Panel Project
              • Visually connected
              • Uses word bubble / text
        • L16 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Concentration Portfolio
              • Add two images to each portfolio - due this week
            • Teacher Link
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will set up their Final Concentration portfolio
            • Students will discuss the elements of a comic book
          • ACT I
            • I: Digital Darkroom - Two works due every Thursday
            • II: Photomanipulation - Two works due every Thursday
              • Methods:
                • Superimposition - B&W
                • Stroke - Color / offset
                • Cut and Paste - surrealist method
                • Filters - become a painting
                • Text / Graphics - story / narrative
                • Area Color / Background B&W
                • Blur / Smudge
                • Mirror Image
              • Examples / Support
          • ACT II
          • ACT III Comic Book Project based on Concentration Portfolio
            • Three Panel Project
              • Visually connected
              • Uses word bubble / text
        • L17 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Concentration Portfolio
              • Add two images to each portfolio - due this week
            • Teacher Link
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will be able to complete the first four images for both Concentration Portfolios (Advanced may work in groups)
          • ACT I Comic Book Project based on Concentration Portfolio
            • Three Panel Project from Concentration Works
              • Visually connected
              • Uses word bubbles and / or text
          • HOMEWORK
            • Photo Beast Six
              • Six photos from one of the categories
              • Added to their Semester 2 Exercises
            • 100 Ideas: Fifth Essay - The Street

    • ELEMENTS and Principles of Design
      • Emphasis direct focus on image / text
      • Balance Symmetry / Asymmetry with similar imagery / elements
      • Visual Narrative - Rhythm / Pattern / Movement

    • DIGITAL Darkroom / Software concepts
      • Vector tools organic / geometric shapes
      • Filters contrast, colorization, distortion, saturation
      • Color Correction traditional vs. distorted

    • DUE FEBRUARY

    • ONLINE Gallery Walk
      • Group / Self Evaluation Student creates rubric / criteria to evaluate their work
      • Improve Topic Experiment - Compare before / after


  • UNIT 8 Your Concentration Setup: Digital Darkroom vs. Photo-manipulation

    • UNIT Objective In this unit, students will experiment and find their own concentration focus for their work, developing their own artistic process from design journal sketches to photo production and evaluation. Students will develop a concept, generate a general timeline and produce a body of work that follows the concept and timeline. Students will work with both original and photomanipulated work. Students will generate their own manifesto / statement about their artistic trajectory, and what direction they might be headed in their work.
    • (9 classes - 3 weeks)

      LESSONS | VOCABULARY | FINAL PROJECTS | AP CATALOGUE

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • How does a photographer determine which is their best work?
      • How does a photographer determine a concept, focus or direction in their work?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • A body of photographic work should show consistency of style, subject, composition or elements.
      • A photographer uses many points-of-view to determine a pathway of work.

    • FINAL Projects
      • Six Concentration Photos using Digital Darkroom
      • Six Concentration Photos using Photo-manipulation
      • Three Panel Visual Narrative from Concentration Photos
      • 9-16 Image Photo Quilt with Portrait / Self-Portrait

    • DESIGN Journal Prep
      • Brainstorming / idea generation around concepts, student vision developed
      • Generate Student Concentration summary
      • Create process and benchmarks for project completion

    • VOCABULARY
      • graphic design a design method used in commerical art that used text, graphic elements, imagery and other art techniques
      • mixed-media a mixture of different art media such as painting, photography, and collage
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower theshutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white

    • DESIGN Journal Daily Writing / Discussion Prompts
      • What photo processes and methods help create a consistent body of work?
      • Vocabulary Building Students work with instructor to generate list of unit specific terms
      • Students design a feedback loop based on current process / practice.
      • Photo Art History Comparison with one Master: Lucas Samaras, John Baldessari, Duane Michaels, Graciela Iturbide, William Christenberry, Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha

    • UNIT 8 Topic Experiment The Ultimate Photo Beast
      • WEEK 8
        • L18 SCHOLAR ARTIST
        • L19 DESIGNER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Photographer: Ed Ruscha
            • How to create a series, a book, a quilt
            • Create a process / transform / combine
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete Concentration Portfolio I and II Benchmark II
            • Students will work on their book / quilt project
          • ACT I
            • Review photomanipulation methods
            • What graphic / photomanipulation style do you prefer?
            • Explain the process
          • ACT II
            • Concentration Portfolio Research
          • ACT III
            • 100 Ideas Packet
          • ACT IV
            • Photoquilt Benchmark I - 16+ images of an object, subject or space
              • Uses emphasis, contrast / Three Cs
              • Construct in Photoshop or use an App
          • HOMEWORK
            • Gestalt Photoquilt using Photo App
            • Concentration Portfolios: six images in each due next week
            • Photo Beast III: Six images in your Semester 2 Exercises
      • WEEK 9 - BRAINSTORMING / IDEA GENERATION / YOUR CONCENTRATION
        • L20 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Photographer: Lewis Baltz - What makes his work interesting?
            • What is the process for creating a concentration of work?
            • How do you work with associative ideas / concepts?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will create a Google Slides Concentration Portfolio and artist statement that addresses an interesting subject, personal to the student
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
            • Concentration Portfolio Research
            • Assignment
              • Create a Concentration Portfolio Google Slides
              • Add an artist statement (see above)
          • ACT III
            • Assignment
              • Research ISO / F-Stop / Aperture on Youtube
              • Describe how these are different
              • Add one image that illustrates your research
        • L21 SCHOLAR DESIGNER
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will review methods of DSLR photography
            • Students will develop a process for creating Concentration photo work
            • Students will develop an artist statement that addresses a specific concept / subject
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
            • CONCENTRATION Digital Portfolio
            • CONCENTRATION Digital Portfolio
              • Pick up Portfolios / Remove Breadth Work / Add to Front Section
              • Requirements: Weekly print-outs of work for evaluation
          • ACT III
            • Write out the process for choosing a concentration focus
            • How will you accomplish this?
          • PROVING BEHAVIOR
            • Compare Barney with Baltz using these images here
          • EXIT QUES
            • What are some consistent elements of a series of works?
            • What make a series successful?
        • L22 DESIGNER STUDIO
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will work in groups to take several photographs around Abott Kinney using a worksheet list
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
            • Upload one example of each to Google Slides
            • Five images total per group
      • WEEK 10
        • L23 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Photographer: Uta Barth
              • What is the process / method of her photo work?
              • Why is her work interesting?
          • WEEK'S OBJECTIVES
            • Students will evaluate their Concentration focuses
            • Students will upload their two Concentration Works after they have completed Digital Darkroom for each
          • ACT I
            • Concentration Work: Digital Darkroom
            • Example setup
          • ACT II
            • Students will review missing work in Powerschool
              • 16 image quilt
              • Photo Beast III
              • Concentration Portfolio I / II
          • ACT III
            • Tumblr Photo Beast
              • 50 photos in Tumblr
          • FINAL ACT
            • Setup meeting with instructor here
        • L24 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Evaluate your first four images in your Concentration Portfolio I
            • Photographer: Uta Barth
              • What is the process / method of her photo work?
              • Why is her work interesting?
          • OBJECTIVES
            • Students will evaluate their Concentration focuses
            • Students will upload their two Concentration Works
            • Students will complete any missing work
          • ACT I
            • Concentration Work: Digital Darkroom for each image
          • ACT II
            • Students will review missing work in Powerschool
              • 16 image quilt
              • Photo Beast III
              • Concentration Portfolio I / II
          • ACT III
            • Tumblr Photo Beast
              • 50 photos in Tumblr
          • ACT IV
          • ACT V
            • Setup meeting with instructor here
        • L25 DESIGNER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Review work to be completed
            • Setup meeting with instructor here
          • OBJECTIVES
            • Students will evaluate their Concentration focuses
            • Students will upload their two Concentration Works after they have completed Digital Darkroom for each
            • Students will complete any missing work
          • ACT I
            • Concentration I / II: Google Slides
              • Digital Darkroom for each image
              • Example setup
          • ACT II
            • Students will review missing work in Powerschool
              • 16 image quilt - 16 similar image connected
              • Gestalt Photo Quilt Portrait - Example
          • ACT III
            • Concentration Portfolio I / II
              • Six images in each portfolio
          • ACT IV
            • Student Catalogue for Peer
            • Setup meeting with instructor here
          • HOMEWORK
            • Concentration Portofolios: Six images in each
            • Photo Beast III
            • Tumblr 50

SEMESTER WRITING PROJECT: AP & ADVANCED Artist Catalogue / Zine

  • ARTIST Catalogue Collaboration
    • Students will work collaboratively on each other's artist catalogue
    • Students will create a 3-5 page document with up to three examples of the chosen student's work
    • Students will interview their chosen student as part of their catalogue
  • SUPPORTS
  • DUE DATES
    • Benchmark I: Rough Draft (1-3 pages) - April 12
    • Benchmark II: Design / Setup - April 26
    • Final: Printed - May 17
  • UNIT 9 Your Concentration Portfolio: Design & Production

    • UNIT Objective In this unit, students will work 5 weeks designing, producing and completing two Concentration portfolios. The final portfolio is determined by the student but will ultimately include 24 works that follow two separate but not necessarily completely different directions. One direction will address Digital Darkroom methods while the other will focus on photomontage and photomanipulation techniques. Students will use the Three Cs(craft, composition, concept) and the Four Cs(cropping, contrast, color correction on the computer), addressing a variety of design and photographic principles.
    • (16 classes - 5 weeks)

    LESSONS | VOCABULARY | FINAL PROJECTS

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • How does a photographer determine a concept, focus or direction in their work?
      • How does a photographer determine which is their best work?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • A body of photographic work should show consistency of style, subject, composition or elements/principles.
      • A photographer uses many points-of-view to determine a pathway for their work.
      • An artist experiments then develops their first work as part of the pathway.

    • DESIGN Journal Prep
      • Brainstorming / idea generation around concepts, students “vision”, goals and style
      • Generate Concentration summary Students write a short trajectory of their future work
      • Create process and benchmarks for work

    • DESIGN Journal Daily Writing / Discussion Prompts
      • How does one design and create a series of work?
      • What are the criteria for choosing best work?
      • Vocabulary Building Students work with instructor to generate list of unit specific terms
      • How do artists/designers/photographers prepare to present their work?

    • VOCABULARY
      • graphic design a design method used in commerical art that used text, graphic elements, imagery and other art techniques
      • mixed-media a mixture of different art media such as painting, photography, and collage
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower theshutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white

    • FINAL Portfolio
      • Twelve final works for your Concentration PowerPoint portfolio (similar concept)
      • Twelve final works for your Breadth PowerPoint portfolio (variety)
      • Six final works for your Photomontage PowerPoint (collage / photomontage)
      • Twelve Best Works printed / placed in Concentration Portfolio
      • Present final portfolio to art panel,

    • FINAL PROJECTS
      • Concentration 12 - All 12 images due Week 15 for evaluation
      • Breadth 12 - All 12 images due Week 12 for evaluation
    • WEEKLY Work & Evaluations
      • WEEK 11 - 6 school weeks until AP / Advanced Portfolios due
        • L26 SCHOLAR DESIGNER + WORKSHEET
          • OPENING
            • Pick up a National Geographic magazine
            • Find one article with photography
            • Three for Three (Three Cs on Three Images)
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their third benchmark Concentration Portfolio this week
            • Students will upload all Breadth Photography this week
          • ACT I
            • 100 Ideas Annotation Process
              • Complete one essay following process
              • Complete one essay on your own
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Gestalt Photo Quilt Portrait / Triptych - Example
          • PROVING BEHAVIOR - Notes
            • Transfer one evaluation method to your Concentration Portfolio
              • Evaluation one of your works using one method above
          • HOMEWORK - Thursday
            • Setup meeting with instructor here
            • Concentration I & II: Two images each / Digital Darkroom for each
            • Tumblr Work: 72 images
        • L27 - L28 PHOTO STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Pick up a National Geographic magazine
            • Find one article with photography
            • Three for Three (Three Cs on Three Images)
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete Camera Lucida Packet with a partner.
            • Students will complete their Concentration I / II Google Slides
          • ACT I
            • Camera Lucida Packet: Studium vs. Punctum
            • Supports: Camera Lucida Wiki / Camera Lucida PDF (pages 23-30)
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Photomanipulation Pastiche Portfolio
              • Six Works Total: Notes
                • 3-4 works: Hoch, Baldessari, Rauschenberg, Kruger, Hockney
                • 1+ works : Use methods above to make second work
                • 1+: works: Conflate two methods
          • ACT IV
            • Concentration I / II: Evaluation Methods Redux
              • Camera Lucida:
                • Studium / Punctum: How to decipher and use ideas?
                • Wiki / PDF (pages 23-30)
              • Methods here
                • Denotation / Connotation: Objective/Subjective
                • Three Cs: Craft, Composition, Concept
                • Feldman: Description, Analysis, Interpretation, Judgment
                • AP Critique
          • PROVING BEHAVIOR - Notes
            • Transfer one evaluation method to your Concentration Portfolio
              • Evaluation one of your works using one method above
          • HOMEWORK - Thursday
            • Setup meeting with instructor here
            • Concentration I & II: Two images each / Digital Darkroom for each
      • WEEK 12 - 5 school weeks until AP / Advanced Portfolios due
        • L29 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Review the AP Critique methods
            • Summarize in your Concentration Portfolio I slides
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their Concentration II and III
            • Students will begin to evaluate their work using several methods
          • ACT I
            • Concentration I / II: Evaluation Methods
            • Add to your Concentration Portfolio I
              • Camera Lucida:
                • Studium / Punctum: How to decipher and use ideas?
                • Wiki / PDF (pages 23-30)
              • Methods here
                • Denotation / Connotation: Objective/Subjective
                • Three Cs: Craft, Composition, Concept
                • Feldman: Description, Analysis, Interpretation, Judgment
                • AP Critique
          • ACT II
            • Concentration Portfolio Benchmarks I - III
              • Portfolio I: Digital Darkroom
              • Portfolio II: Photo-manipulation
          • ACT III
            • Artist Catalogue
              • Due May 17
              • Student Artist of Choice
              • Methods here
              • Five Questions: Create five questions that you would ask your student-photo artist
        • L30 / L31 ARTIST STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Evaluate your work ethic AND what you need to do to accomplish and complete your different portfolios
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their Photomanipulation Portfolio
            • Students will add their Concentration photos
          • ACT I
            • Artist Catalogue
              • Due May 17
              • Student Artist of Choice
              • Methods here
              • BENCHMARK:
                • Five Questions: Create five questions that you would ask your student-photo artist
                • One image from the student-artist chosen
          • ACT II
            • Concentration Portfolio Benchmarks I - III
          • ACT III
            • AP Students: Upload All Breadth Work for Review
            • Check Powerschool for review of missing or incomplete worK
      • SPRING BREAK HOMEWORK
        • Photo Beast IV - 6 photos from Photo-synthesis site
        • Artist Catalogue work-in-progress
        • Tumblr II Work: 75 images
        • Concentration Portfolio I: Artist statement & images
        • Concentration Portfolio I: Printed / Portfolio
      • WEEK 13 - 4 school weeks until AP / Advanced Portfolios due
        • L32 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Journal: With four weeks left to complete both Concentration Portfolios, assess your progress:
              • Will you be able to complete your work in the allotted time?
              • Have you shown a consistency of subject and genre?
              • Have you experimented with the Three Cs within your genre?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will add Photo Beast III to their Semester 2 Exercises Slides
            • Students will review work that is due this week: Concentration Work
            • Students will complete their Concentration Artist Statement
          • ACT I
            • Concentration Artist Statement Complete
            • Concentration Portfolio: II / III / IV
              • Eight photos / images in each portfolio
          • ACT II
            • Photoshop Review
              • Digital Darkroom: Cropping Exercise
                • Tumblr - Choose one successful photograph
                • Open this image in Photoshop
                • Crop this photo image eight (8) times in Google Slides
                • Instructor's Example
          • ACT III
            • Tumblr 75 Complete by Thursday / send link
          • HOMEWORK
            • Concentration Portfolios I & II / Benchmark IV
          L33 SCHOLAR DESIGNER
          • OPENING
            • Journal: With four weeks left to complete both Concentration Portfolios, assess your progress:
              • Will you be able to complete your work in the allotted time?
              • Have you show a consistency of subject and genre?
              • Have you experimented with the Three Cs within your genre?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will add Photo Beast III to their Semester 2 Exercises Slides
            • Students will review work that is due this week: Concentration Work
            • Students will complete their Concentration Artist Statement
          • ACT I
            • Concentration Artist Statement Complete
            • Concentration Portfolio Benchmark IV
          • ACT II
            • Photoshop Review
              • Digital Darkroom: Cropping Exercise
                • Tumblr - Choose one successful photograph
                • Open this image in Photoshop
                • Crop this photo image eight (8) times in Google Slides
                • Instructor's Example
          • ACT IV
            • Tumblr 75 Complete
          • HOMEWORK
            • Concentration IV
            • Essay Packet: two additional essays
        • L34 DESIGNER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Journal: With four weeks left to complete both Concentration Portfolios, assess your progress:
              • Will you be able to complete your work in the allotted time?
              • Have you show a consistency of subject and genre?
              • Have you experimented with the Three Cs within your genre?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will add Photo Beast III to their Semester 2 Exercises Slides
            • Students will review work that is due this week: Concentration Work
            • Students will complete their Concentration Artist Statement
          • ACT I
            • Concentration Artist Statement Complete
            • Concentration Portfolio Benchmark IV
          • ACT II
            • Photoshop Review
              • Digital Darkroom: Cropping Exercise
                • Tumblr - Choose one successful photograph
                • Open this image in Photoshop
                • Crop this photo image eight (8) times in Google Slides
                • Instructor's Example
          • ACT IV
            • Tumblr 75 Complete
          • HOMEWORK
            • Concentration IV
            • Essay Packet: two additional essays
          • HOMEWORK
            • Concentration V: Two additional works
      • WEEK 14 - 3 school weeks until AP / Advanced Portfolios due
        • L35 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Review your Concentration Portfolio / Artist Statement
            • Go to Powerschool and check Concentration Portfolio assignments
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT continue with their Concentration Portfolio V: 10 images in both portfolios
            • AP students will upload their Breadth Portfolio
          • ACT I
            • AP Signup: Upload Breadth Portfolio
          • ACT II
            • Homework: Tumblr 72
          • ACT III
            • Four DSLRs: How to adjust - aperture, ISO, shutter speed
            • By table
            • Discuss studio setup
        • L36 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Review your Concentration Portfolio / Artist Statement
            • Evaluate your work so far
              • What is missing?
              • What is the connection between each of your works?
              • What are your strengths / weaknesses?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT continue with their Concentration Portfolio
            • Concentration Portfolio V: Two sets of five images
            • SWBAT complete review of two essays and their application
          • ACT I
            • Breadth Six Portfolio
              • Variety: Interior/Exterior; People/Objects; Straight/Filter
              • Portfolio Example
                • Exterior Street / People / Text added
                • Interior Room / Shadow / Filter added
                • Exterior Street / Objects / Black and White
          • ACT II
            • Photoshop CS3 Review
              • Digital Darkroom
                • One portrait: Crop, Color Correct, Contrast
              • Photo Manipulation Methods
                • One portrait: Three Different Effects
              • Example
          • ACT III
            • Homework: Tumblr 75
              • How many do you have on your site?
              • Email your URL
          • PROVING BEHAVIOR
            • Add two images to your Concentration Portfolio I
            • Add two photo-manipulated images to your Concentration Portfolio II
        • L37 DESIGNER STUDIO
          • OPENING - 20 mins.
            • Review your Artist Statements
            • Consider influences: Which artists / photographers do you see as a mentor or influence?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT continue to build their Concentration Portfolio
            • SWBAT manipulate one image to add to their Breadth / Concentration Portfolio
          • ACT I
            • Research one photographer from Magnum Photos
            • Find one work that compares to your work
            • Add image to an Artist Statement / Write out connection to your work
          • ACT II
            • Diptych I:
              • Manipulate one work using Photoshop tools / experiment
                • Place next to original
                • Explain how the meaning has changed
          • ACT III
            • Continue with Concentration Work
            • Concentration 5: Five works for two sets of Concentrations
          • ACT IV
            • AP Benchmark: Upload 6 Breadth works to your AP Central Account
          • HOMEWORK
            • Complete Tumblr 72
            • Continue Concentration Work
      • WEEK 15 - 2 school weeks until AP / Advanced Portfolios due
        • L38 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Evaluate Concentration Portfolios
            • Artist Statements Review
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT evaluate their work, progress, using several techniques: Three Cs, denotation connotation, studium punctum, Feldman.
            • SWBAT evaluate their work in both portfolios
          • ACT I
            • Concentration Portfolios V
          • ACT II
            • Best Work Printed by May 3
              • Review Powerschool
          • ACT III
            • AP Requirements
              • Review Powerschool
          • ACT IV
            • Work Due: May 3
        • L39 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Review your Concentration Portfolios
            • Portrait Photography current work
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT to upload all Breadth Work by end of class
            • SWBAT to complete Benchmarks V for both portfolios
          • ACT I
            • Benchmark V: Both Concentration Portfolios
          • ACT II
            • AP: Artist Statements
        • L40 SCHOLAR ARTIST
      • WEEK 16 - ALL AP WORK UPLOADED THIS WEEK - MAY 3, 2018
        • L41 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Laptops: Review Powerschool work that is due by end of week
            • Organize the week: What must be done in class? outside class?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT analyze their requirements then create a process to complete their work for the week.
            • SWBAT review their email to see what is due by end of week.
            • SWBAT review their essay packet to catch up their work.
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Review Powerschool assignments due
          • HOMEWORK
            • Concentration Portfolio Work
            • AP - Upload All Breadth work
        • L42 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
            • Laptops: Review Powerschool work that is due by end of week
            • Organize the week: What must be done in class? outside class?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT analyze their requirements then create a process to complete their work for the week.
            • SWBAT review their email to see what is due by end of week.
            • SWBAT review their essay packet to catch up their work.
          • ACT I
            • Essay Packet Review: 6 completed Annotation | Summary | Analysis
            • Completed: 12 essays by Thursday
          • ACT II
            • Concentration Portfolio: Seven sets by end of week
          • ACT III
            • Review Powerschool assignments due
          • HOMEWORK
            • Concentration Portfolio Work
            • AP - Upload All Breadth work
        • L43 SCHOLAR ARTIST - UPLOAD ALL WORK
          • OPENING
            • Laptops: Review Powerschool work that is due by end of week
            • Organize the week: What must be done in class? outside class?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT analyze their requirements then create a process to complete their work for the week.
            • SWBAT review their email to see what is due by end of week.
            • SWBAT review their essay packet to catch up their work.
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
          • HOMEWORK
            • Concentration Portfolio Work
            • AP - Upload All Breadth work
      • WEEK 17 - LATE - ALL AP WORK UPLOADED THIS WEEK - MAY 8, 2018
        • L44 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
          • HOMEWORK
        • L45 SCHOLAR ARTIST - UPLOAD ALL WORK
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
          • HOMEWORK
        • L46 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT
          • ACT I
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
          • HOMEWORK
    • UNIT 9 Final Concentration
      • Photo Gallery -  discussion with peers, instructors, and photography panel
      • Display work in a class exhibition
      • Write an Artist’s Statement for catalogue
      • Instructor's Example Focused Blur

    • CAREERS / Colleges
      • Research careers in graphic design, photography and photojournalism
      • Produce a PowerPoint that compares each of these careers
      • Plan a trajectory for becoming a professional commercial / fine artist and photographer


  • UNIT 10 Photo Film: A Story Without Words

    • UNIT Objective Students will construct visual narrative film using specifically still images to construct a story. Students may use imagery using pieces based on a chosen genre or subject such as landscape, a site-specific location, personal / public issue, manipulated imagery, or mixed media experiment. In addition, students will illustrate a short story, comic book or poem, and compare types of communication, both visual and verbal, and how they convey meaning.
    • (9 classes - 3 weeks)

    LESSONS | VOCABULARY

    • ESSENTIAL Questions
      • What are some of the important techniques that will create a film / visual narrative?
      • How is a visual narrative similar to / different from a traditional verbal narrative?
      • What methods can be manipulated or expermented with when creating a story?

    • ENDURING Understandings
      • Visual narratives require visual consistency to create connections
      • To create a narrative, the story must be embedded in the image, through gesture, composition, and emphasis.

    • DESIGN Journal Prep
      • Brainstorming activities list and address local social concerns
      • Create concept maps from chosen subjects
      • What issues are personal /public? How are they different?

    • DESIGN JOURNAL Daily Writing / Discussion Prompts
      • How can a photographer create a series of photos that connect visually, or by concept, or through language?
      • Vocabulary Building - Students work with instructor to generate list of unit specific terms
      • Personal Manifesto on visual storytelling
      • Photo Art History Comparison with one Master - Dorthea Lange, Sebastião Salgado, André Kertész, W. Eugene Smith, Dan Eldon, Margaret Bourke-White, Duane Michaels, Cristina De Mittel

    • VOCABULARY
      • mis-en-scene multiple shots that make up a scene in a film
      • photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film
      • aperture The iris of the lens that controls the size (diameter) of the aperture is called “diaphragm” in optics. The sole purpose of the diaphragm is to block or stop all light, with the exception of the light that goes through the aperture. In photography, aperture is expressed in f-numbers (for example f/5.6).
      • focus the clear and sharply defined condition of an image. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image in focus; out of focus
      • f-stop number is determined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the aperture. Focal length refers to a lens' field of view (sometimes called angle of view), which is the width and height of the area that a particular lens can capture. Focal length is often printed right on the camera lens.
      • ISO The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The component within your camera that can change sensitivity is called “image sensor” or simply “sensor”
      • shutter speed is the unit of measurement which determines how long shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower theshutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor
      • bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens
      • rule of thirds  is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
      • decisive moment "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative."- H. Cartier Bresson
      • framing using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.
      • depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field
      • megapixels is equal to one million pixels. Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny, tile-like picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
      • resolution  is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail.
      • figure ground our ability to separate elements based upon contrast--that is, dark and light, black and white

    • PHOTO Concepts / Exercises (uses compositional techniques from previous units)
      • WEEK 18 - Photo Film
        • L40 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Melania Trump as Photographer- analyze / write her artist statement
            • What is a Visual Narrative?
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will work on elements of their photo film
            • Students will research basic storyboard techniques
          • ACT I
            • Create a Photo Film Google Slide
            • Photo / Review two pages in a comic book
            • Add to Google Slides
          • ACT II
            • Film Genres: science fiction, adventure, biography, western, romance
            • Script to Storyboard
            • Mis-en-scene: composition of your shots
            • Develop ideas for your project
          • ACT III
            • Four Photos Movie
              • Thumbnail sketches: Copy / Transform / Combine
              • Examples
              • Photos to Movie Maker with Audacity audio
              • Example using film stills from La Jetee
        • L41 SCHOLAR ARTIST
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will learn basic mis-en-scene by watching a film and sequence of images, analyzing a comic book
          • ACT I
            • Film: La Jetee | Sequences
            • Analysis of sequence of 5 shots
            • Reflection about work: How does this filmmaker tell a visual narrative?
          • ACT II
            • Film: The Belly of the Architect
            • Reflection about work: How does this filmmaker tell a visual narrative?
          • ACT III
          • ACT IV
            • DSLR Work: Aperture / Mis-en-scene
          • FINAL ACT
        • L42 FILMMAKER STUDIO
          • OPENING
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will begin the process of creating a photo film project
            • Students will set up their Google Slides Final for their Breadth, Concentration and Photo Film.
          • ACT I
            • Photo Film Project: Set up Google Slides for entire group
            • What is a good visual narrative?
            • How do you create a dream-like film?
            • What methods / materials do you need to complete this project?
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Review Concentration Work Portfolio
            • Review Powerschool Assignments
          • HOMEWORK
            • Photo Film Project
            • Review all work from year
      • WEEK 19 - Photo Film
        • L43 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Use Photo Film Google Slides example
            • Complete each of these assignments as a group
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will begin the process of creating a photo film project
            • Students will set up their Google Slides Final for their Breadth, Concentration and Photo Film.
          • ACT I
            • Photo Film Project: Set up Google Slides for entire group
            • What is a good visual narrative?
            • How do you create a dream-like film?
            • What methods / materials do you need to complete this project?
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Review Concentration Work Portfolio
            • Review Powerschool Assignments
          • HOMEWORK
            • Photo Film Project
            • Review all work from year
        • L44 SCHOLAR FILMMAKER
          • OPENING
            • Use Photo Film Google Slides example
            • Complete each of these assignments as a group
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will begin the process of creating a photo film project
            • Students will set up their Google Slides Final for their Breadth, Concentration and Photo Film.
          • ACT I
            • Photo Film Project: Set up Google Slides for entire group
            • What is a good visual narrative?
            • How do you create a dream-like film?
            • What methods / materials do you need to complete this project?
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Tripods
            • Camera Check Outs
          • HOMEWORK
            • Photo Film Project
        • L45 FILMMAKER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Use Photo Film Google Slides example
            • Complete each of these assignments as a group
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will begin the process of creating a photo film project
            • Students will set up their Google Slides Final for their Breadth, Concentration and Photo Film.
          • ACT I
            • Photo Film Project: Set up Google Slides for entire group
            • What is a good visual narrative?
            • How do you create a dream-like film?
            • What methods / materials do you need to complete this project?
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Review Concentration Work Portfolio
            • Review Powerschool Assignments
          • HOMEWORK
            • Photo Film Project
      • WEEK 20 - EVALUATION OF ALL WORK: Breadth / Concentration / Film
        • L46 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Use Photo Film Google Slides example
            • Complete each of these assignments as a group
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will begin the process of creating a photo film project
            • Students will set up their Google Slides Final for their Breadth, Concentration and Photo Film.
          • ACT I
            • Photo Film Project: Set up Google Slides for entire group
            • What is a good visual narrative?
            • How do you create a dream-like film?
            • What methods / materials do you need to complete this project?
          • ACT II
          • ACT III
            • Review Concentration Work Portfolio
            • Review Powerschool Assignments
          • HOMEWORK
            • Photo Film Project
        • L47 FILMMAKER SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Use Photo Film Google Slides template
            • Complete each of these assignments as a group
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their photo film project, due next week
            • Students will set up their Google Slides Final for their Breadth, Concentration, Photomanipulation and Photo Film.
          • ACT I
            • Photo Film Project Google Slides template
          • ACT III
            • Combine all work into one Google Slides Project
              • 12 Concentration Works with Artist Statement
              • 12 Breadth Works
              • 6 Photomanipulation Works
              • Photo Film Slide with screen captures and Youtube link
        • L48 FILMMAKER STUDIO
          • OPENING
            • Use Photo Film Google Slides template
            • Complete each of these assignments as a group
          • OBJECTIVE
            • Students will complete their photo film project, due next week
            • Students will set up their Google Slides Final for their Breadth, Concentration, Photomanipulation and Photo Film.
          • ACT I
            • Photo Film Project Google Slides template
          • ACT III - 240 pts. x 3
            • Combine all work into one Google Slides Project
              • 12 Concentration Works with Artist Statement - 108 pts.
              • 12 Breadth Works - 96 pts.
              • 6 Photomanipulation Works - 24 pts.
              • Photo Film Slide with screen captures and Youtube link - 12 pts.
      • WEEK 20
        • L49 SCHOLAR
          • OPENING
            • Use Photo Film Google Slides template
            • Complete each of these assignments as a group
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT complete all work today including their Final Portfolio
            • SWBAT complete Photo Film Google Slides template format
        • L50/51 SCHOLAR PHOTOGRAPHER
          • OPENING
            • Set up Google Slides Work
          • OBJECTIVE
            • SWBAT setup their own work to be evaluated by their peers
            • SWBAT score which portfolio if the best, most creative, etc.

    • UNIT 10 Topic Experiment Two photo comic book studies (3+ panels each)
      • One visual narrative comic book without text
      • One visual narrative comic book with color manipulation and word bubbles added

    • UNIT 10 Online Portfolio Visual Narrative Project
      • Idea generation to develop a photojournalism project
      • Storyboard imagery / photo-illustrate
      • One film made of stills with sound / voice over - 120+ seconds

    • ELEMENTS and Principles of Design
      • Principle: How do you create rhythm using motif?
      • Photo / Film Techniques: Create photo “mis-en-scene”, narrative, close-ups, etc.
      • Visual narrative techniques repeating elements, motif, object / subject  
        • Cropping / Close-ups
        • Copy / Paste techniques
        • Desaturation B&W vs. Color

    • DUE MAY

    • ONLINE Gallery Walk
      • Group / Self Evaluation Student creates rubric / criteria to evaluate their work
      • Improve one Topic Experiment - Compare before / after


The mission of Ánimo Venice Charter High School is to prepare students for college, leadership, and life through innovative instruction, a rigorous curriculum, and the use of technology. At Ánimo Venice, we are committed to the education, and social and economic success of students who historically are unlikely to attend and excel at an institution of higher learning. We aim to achieve our mission by creating a student-centered environment that unifies the efforts of family, community, and school to foster life-long learning, cross-cultural competency, social responsibility, and academic excellence.