STEVEN BERKOWITZ – EDUCATIONAL PAGES


 

C O N T E M P O R A R Y   P H O T O G R A P H Y

 

SEMESTER STARTUP

Contemporary Photography: Syllabus  GAD 3422 / VS 3100

Contemporary Photography: Semester Schedule GAD 3422 / VS 3100

Photography Magazine / Gallery Guide

Archival Digital Photo Papers
Paper Price Comparison

 

AESTHETICS

Framing & Composition; Investigation, Visualization, Framing, Shooting
Passive & Active Shooting: Proximity, Angle of View, Luminance, Obfusgation, Interaction, Previsualation
Intuitive vs. Directed Shooting: Intuitive Shooting, Self-Awareness and Organization, Directed Shooting, Content Bleed, Balanced Shooting, Motivation, Discipline
Self-Evaluation
Connect to Class Folder through OWLbox

 

GALLERY TRIPS

Itinerary 01, Chelsea Galleries, Upper
Itinerary 02, Lower East Side Galleries, including map; Lower East Side Gallery List & Map
Itinerary 03, Uptown Galleries List & Map
Itinerary 04, Chelsea Galleries, Lower

Straightening Skewed Pictures [video 3:40]

 

PRINTING with the EPSON 4880/4900

Digital Printing
; shoot, process, print
Preparing Photos for Printing
; resize, add a border, set max and min levels, save a 'printing file', make test print(s)
Printing with ImagePrint on Epson 4880/4900 Printers  
Printing with ImagePrint - Visual Guide
Custom Paper Sizes; for 8.5 x 11 or 13 x 19 centered page sizes...
Printer Test Print; blackWhiteGrey_test_x535.tif
Compensation Curves for Correcting Printer Profiles

Guidelines for Print Sizing & Matting
; archival quality, visual aesthetics, recommended print sizes, recommended mat sizes
Troubleshooting the Epson Printers
Printing on Heavy Paper

Manual Feed 4880 : Manual Feed 4900
Digital Photo Paper
; Paper for Digital Prints, Digital Printing Aesthetics, Printing Papers, Vendors
Test Strips
; multiple passes, multiple slices

WEB PICTURES

Web Picture Preparation; preset settings, image sizes, saving
Accessing the ART FOLDER; connecting, disconnecting


FINAL REVIEWS

Digital Portfolio, Creating a Digital Portfolio with Actions
Video: Digital Portfolio - black background  [1:23]
Video: Digital Portfolio with actions  [10:01]

Matting Handbook, including Mat Board Proportions, Image Positioning, Materials for Matting (shopping list),
Cutting Large Boards Down, Centering the Mat Window, Cutting the Mat, Assembling the Mat, and Image Information
Materials for Matting (just the shopping list)
Video: Matting; Centering, Cutting, Finishing [21:20]

Final Reviews, Digital Portfolio Requirements, Review Requirements, Review Procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DIGIPHOTO BASICS (optional)


Camera Setup; Basic Settings, Shooting Control
Reading an Exposure Meter; Aperture, Shutter Speed
DigiPhoto Aesthetics & Technique
; Information & Communication, the Four Disciplines,
Mystery & Light - Assignmet #1, Movement & Depth of Field - Assignmet #2, Darks & Lights - Assignmet #3
Framing & Composition; Investigation, Visualization, Framing, Shooting


 
General Input Workflow
; Computer Turn On & Log In, Desktop Use, Create Storage Folders, Load Pix into Computer, Select Photos for Processing, Backup to Memory Stick, Backup to DVD
Basic Adjustments; Adjustment Layers, Basic Normalization, Layers, Curves, Greyscale Conversion with Channel Mixer
Layer Sharpen; Editable sharpening recipe
MacIntosh Navigation Tips; Keyboard Shortcuts, PhotoShop Toolbox
Using Keywords in Bridge; about keywords, creating keywords, assigning keywords, finding photos by keywords
 


Critique Decorum

Photo Clichés
Cropping


GREYSCALE CONVERSION

GreyScale Conversion; black & white tool, presets, how filters work
Advanced Greyscale Conversion - Visual Guide
; preview, splitting channels, combining channels, channel strategy, layer strategy, results


TONING

Toning with Gradient Map; add Gradient Map adjustment layer, open Gradient Editor, select colors, add additional colors to make Duotones
Video: Multiple Gradient Map Toning [15:24]
Toning Examples
; Toners: sepia, selenium, bleach, combinations, Emulsions: silver, cyanotype, van dyke brown, combinations, albumen prints, argyrotypes, carbon prints, chrysotype, platinum & palladium, salt prints, satista process, ziatype
Film Grain; add a film grain texture layer

EDITING

Selections; making initial selections, refining selections, quick mask, saving & loading selections, channels


PRINTING with the EPSON 4880

Digital Printing; shoot, process, print
Preparing Photos for Printing; resize, add a border, set max and min levels, save a 'printing file', make test print(s)
Printing on Epson 4880 Printers
Custom Paper Sizes; for 8.5 x 11 or 13 x 19 centered page sizes...
Installing Color Profiles; downloading profiles, installing profiles
Printer Test Print; blackWhiteGrey_test_x535.tif
Compensation Curves for Correcting Printer Profiles

Guidelines for Print Sizing & Matting; archival quality, visual aesthetics, recommended print sizes, recommended mat sizes

Troubleshooting the Epson Printers
Printing on Heavy Paper

Digital Photo Paper; Paper for Digital Prints, Digital Printing Aesthetics, Printing Papers, Vendors
Test Strips; multiple passes, multiple slices


WEB PICTURES

Web Picture Preparation; preset settings, image sizes, saving
Accessing OWLbox; connecting, disconnecting
POW Print Scaling
; for scanning prints with borders, Borrowing Web Pix


DUPLETS

Digital Duplets; Expand the Canvas, Add the Second Photo, Make a Border, Save the File, Make a Print, Webbing Duplets


COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Basic Color Phototography; Light and Vision, Color Theory, Color Space, Color Temperature
Working with Color; Color Modes, Color Balance to Evoke a Mood, Basic Adjustments, Color Adjustments, Eulation Techniques, Shooting Techniques
Color at Night; ambient light, reciprocity failure, painting with gels, dusk light, street light, superimposition, projection

SPECIAL EFFECTS RECIPES

Infrared; Pick a Picture, Mix the Channels, Soften the Picture, Add Noise, Colorize

PANORAMA, TILING AND FOCUS STACKING

Panorama; Panorama Shooting Tips, Aesthetic Goals, Hand Stitching, Photomerge, Tiling, Focus Stacking

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE [HDR]

High Dynamic Range; Shooting, Loading Files, Basic Adjustments, Adjusting Dynamic Range, Convert HDR Files, Additional Adjustments

PRESENTATION

Matting Handbook, Final Requirements, Digital Portfolio, Creating a Digital Portfolio with Actions
Video: digital portfolio - black background
Video: digital portfolio with actions [10:01]

 

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