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SEMESTER STARTUP

Digital Photography: Syllabus   GAD3411

Digital Photography: Semester Schedule  GAD3411

Digital Photography - Creative Options


Archival Digital Photo Papers
Paper Price Comparison

Equipment Sign-out Policy
Lighting Equipment for Checkout
Camera Equipment for Checkout



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


BASIC TECHNICAL

Camera Setup; Basic Settings, Shooting Control
Basic Adjustment Workflow; Adjustment Layers, Basic Normalization w/ Levels, Curves, Vibrance, Layer Sharpen
Layer Sharpen; Editable sharpening recipe

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

POST-PROCESSING

Post-Processing; aesthetics
Memory / Vintage
; aesthetics
Vintage Photos
; examples
Lomo Photo Emulation; Increased Saturation & Contrast, Blown Highlights / Clipped Shadows, Vintage Style Fading and Color Shifts, Cross Processed Colors, Heavy Vignetting, Sharp Center / Blurred Edges, Film Grain
Polaroid Emulation; Increased Saturation & Contrast, Extra Warmth / Color Shift, Chromic Aberration, Edge Vignette, Softened / Blurred, Film Grain
Soften Edges
Selections; making initial selections, refining selections, quick mask, saving & loading selections, channels


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

PIGMENT & GEL TRANSFERS

Pigment Transfer Recipe; materials, prepare the photograph, prepare the receiver, print the print, transfer the print, finishing, options
Gel Medium Transfer Recipe; materials, prepare the photograph, prepare the receiver, transfer the print,
seal the transfer print, other options
Papers for Alternative Processes; paper, surface, weight, color, manufacture, resources

WEB PICTURES

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

KINETIC PHOTOGRAPHS
Kinetic Photo Examples: from Spring 2014, from Spring 2015

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

 

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