"You don't take a photograph you make it" Ansel Adams

We will begin this unit by asking...

"How do we learn to see with our camera?"

Unit 1

We begin to see as an artist/ architect/ designer sees the visual world by transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary. How we arrange/ compose the elements within our camera frame makes all the difference! and what we capture matters..Take a look at what we mean.

National Geographic Photographer shows us how..


Check this great site on the elements and principles in photography


In this short Ted Talk photographer and educator Chris Orwig talks about what sets photographers apart in the way they magnify memories and by saying more with less by following the poets path...


CEBS (Camera/Edit/Blog/Story) is the acronym for this course. To understand what "story" means take a look at these photos from the past


http://www.boredpanda.com/must-see-historic-moments/


Learning to see with your camera:

In the beginning of the course students are asked to take series of photos using a variety of compositional techniques and subjects. Examples(5 for each) of the rule of thirds, multiple points of view, leading line, framing, reflections, shadows and portraits are placed in separate folders in the drop folder under their name on our school server. Here are some examples from each category.

Rule of Thirds:

Brooke.jpg

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Different Points of View:

Alex_.JPG
Alex_.JPG

swing.jpg
swing.jpg

shuen_shuen.JPG
shuen_shuen.JPG


Framing:

alex2.JPG
alex2.JPG

brooke5.JPG
brooke5.JPG

Snow_Stadium2.JPG
Snow_Stadium2.JPG

Shadows:

TakeARide.JPG
TakeARide.JPG

next.jpeg
next.jpeg

Gloria.JPG
Gloria.JPG

Reflections:

Edward_reflection.JPG
Edward_reflection.JPG

alex_h_9.JPG
alex_h_9.JPG

Trophy.JPG
Trophy.JPG

Portraits:

Fabulous Portraits from high school students in the Phillipines
A dad's take on portraiture
KQED
Good advice if you want to take memorable portraits

Kevin4.jpg
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Wenny.jpeg
Wenny.jpeg

Leading Line:


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chrystal.JPG

brooke3.jpg
brooke3.jpg

alex.jpg
alex.jpg

Portraits of pre K students taken spring 2012


Students Portraits



How to photograph kids

Top 10 Tips for Great Portraits from Stephen Terlizzi

First we must learn to recognize the difference between a snapshot and a photograph.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/in_pictures_year_in_pictures_2008/html/1.stm

Photography in all our classrooms!

http://www.edudemic.com/iphotography-in-the-classroom/

Here's a great visual to help you understand how aperture, ISO and shutter speed interact

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