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SEMESTER STARTUP

Photo Imaging / Digital : Syllabus   VS 2852

Photo Imaging / Digital : Semester Schedule  VS 2852

Gallery Itinerary 10/10   [pdf]

DigiPhoto Equipment List (basic); Cameras, Data, Papers, Vendors
Archival Digital Photo Papers
Paper Comparison
Freestyle Paper Guide


DIGIPHOTO BASICS


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
Using Keywords in Bridge; About Keywords, Creating Keywords, Assigning Keywords, Finding Photos by Keywords
MacIntosh Navigation Tips; Keyboard Shortcuts, PhotoShop Toolbox

Photo Clichés
Cropping

 

BASIC ADJUSTMENTS

Basic Adjustments; Adjustment Layers, Basic Normalization, Layers, Curves, Greyscale Conversion with Channel Mixer
Greyscale Conversion with B&W Tool; Overview, Presets, How Filters Work
Layer Sharpen; Editable sharpening recipe



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

 

CRITIQUING

Critique 01 Prep; Preparing photos for projection
Critique Decorum

Connect to Art Folder

 

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
connecting to 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

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
Toning in Camera Raw; open with Bridge, correct, warm, split wiht violet, final adjustments
Soften Edges
Selections; making initial selections, refining selections, quick mask, saving & loading selections, channels

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, Matting Materials Shopping List, Digital Portfolio, Creating a Digital Portfolio with Actions
Video: digital portfolio w/ black background [1:57]
Video: digital portfolio w/ actions [10:01]

 

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