Students were to take five, or more photos, of their subject. The composition was to stay the same while the subject moved. Using Photoshop they used layers and the clone stamp tool to take all five photographs to put into one image.
Aprils Fools Photo
Students used their own photographs, plus any extra images from the internet, to create a Surreal scene in Photoshop. The idea was to make the viewer stop in their tracks and say "Wait a minute, that can't really happen."
Photography students photographed pictures of found objects to create a word. They used Photoshop to put the word together to create one image.
Look At Me
Using Photoshop students inserted their face onto another image. They used the layers palette to insert their face onto the image by using the lasso tools, blending, coloring, and rotating their image.
Students captured Winter in the Hudson Valley looking for vibrant colors and activities that take place during the winter months.
Self Potrait Collage
Using one of their self-portraits students created a collage in Photoshop that was all about them. They included images of things they liked, their beliefs, their heritage, family, friends, activities, etc.
Pop Art Portraits
After taking portraits and self-portraits students learned about artists Andy Warhol and Shepard Fairey. They used their Pop Art style to change their portraits to Pop Art using Photoshop.
Students were taught 20 different portrait techniques to be applied when taking their portrait photographs of family, friends, school staff and community members.
Students created a winter/holiday scene in Photoshop building off of their previous skills. They are getting more comfortable using the tools and layers in Photoshop.
Photographing your subject as a reflection is an excellent way to create an interesting composition in your photographs.
Students captured Autumn in the Hudson Valley looking for vibrant colors and activities that take place during the autumn months.
Elements of Art in Photography
Students took photographs of these Elements of Art. They created collages in Photoshop to present their photographs of each element.
In Photoshop the students learned how to change their photographs to black and white. Then using tools they put the original color or artificial color. They always love how they turn out.
Students learned that lighting is very important in creating the mood and setting in a photograph. They experimented with when to use their flash and when to turn their flash off to get the natural lighting for their photographs. They also learned how the different times of day can affect the lighting in their photographs.
Students started learning about Adobe Photoshop. They learned about the menu bar; options bar; tool bar and layers palette. Students created three projects using Adobe Photoshop. First, they created an Autumn Scene that included a foreground, middle ground, background; two objects relating to Autumn; and more that 2 colors. The second project they created, or re-created, a character. The character required two different shapes; two different colors; and two different patterns. For the final project the students created an Exquisite Corpse, which is a method by which a collection of words or images are collectively assembled. For this project they found 5+ body parts on the internet. In Photoshop they used the magnetic lasso tool to select specific body parts to create a new figure. The results are very creative and funny,
Students were encouraged to get out of their "normal" point of view and look for unique angles to take photographs. They learned about rule of thirds, bug's eye view, bird's eye view, and framing to capture these photographs.