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P H O T O G R A P H I C   L I G H T I N G

 

SEMESTER STARTUP

Photographic Lighting: Syllabus   GAD 3813

Photography Lighting: Semester Schedule  GAD 3813

Photographic Lighting - Creative Options

Suggested Equipment List
: flash, LED panel, reflector, tripod, light stand, umbrella, bracket/adapter

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

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


TECHNIQUES

Long Exposure with Flash; Slow sync exposure, Flash sync speed, Rear curtin sync, Front curtain sync, Exposure settings, Hand-held long exposure w/ Manual sync, Off-Camera flash
Night Exposure; Richard Misrach, Jan Staller, Naoya Hatakeyama, John Divola, David Graham, Harold Ross


KINETIC PHOTOGRAPHS

AfterEffects Kinetic Photo Anim - full illustrated text, AfterEffects Kinetic Photo Anim - quick guide
Video: Kinetic Photo Anim - video tutorial [12:05]
Putting Kinetic Photos on the Web
Stabilization with AfterEffects
Slow Motion with AfterEffects
Trimming or Rotating Video with AfterEffects
Example Pictures, from Fall 2013, from Spring 2014
Kinetic Photo sample HTML5 page

 

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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