Photography Two

Photography Two

Photography Two Course Information


Video that gives an overview of course:

 

Important: Late Policy is in effect for Photo Two – see toward bottom of page

 

Course Objectives:

 

 The majority of assignments in Photo Two will be Photoshop/Photopea based.  Not all students could download Photoshop (provided by the school) so some students are using Photopea which is a free online editing program.

We will not assign too many new photo shoots due to the fact that not all students have access to normal cameras and new photos shot on cell phones take up data, which not all students have in great quantity. Additionally not all students have the same freedom of movement due to COVID-19 concerns which limits the kinds of photo shoots I can assign.

Modules

 

Specific Photoshop/Photopea Assignments

Many assignments will be specific techniques used in Post Production.  Tutorials and sample images are provided for all these assignments.

Sustained Investigation

Students will pursue a Sustained Investigation.  This is where students pick a topic and develop a series of images that relate to the subject.

Free Choice

Students will turn in images of their choice (do not have to be connected to Sustained Investigation).

Written work

We also will have writing assignments that highlight established photographers’ pursuit of a Sustained Investigation.  Other writing assignments will focus on a historic photo of the student’s choice, research of two photographers related to the student’s Sustained Investigation, and two personal photos of the student’s choice.

How the class runs 

Explanations and Tutorials will be provided for assignments and Mr. Lindroth is available the entire class time on Zoom for assistance. 

It must be understood that I, as a teacher, would much prefer that I have all students on Zoom while I demonstrate a Photoshop/Photopea technique.  However, the issue with this is that the students must have their screens open in one of these programs and then have Zoom open and watch my demonstration.  Unless students have two screens hooked up to their computer, this can be very challenging for the students to do. Students without two screens would have to toggle back and forth between my live demonstration and their image while trying to keep up with the rest of the class.  It must be understood, as well, that internet connectivity issues happen regularly and students can be kicked off Zoom, students cannot hear me speak, or I cannot hear them speak, or my screen freezes up on them.  Additionally both Photoshop and Photopea require a great deal of RAM to run and if a student is on Zoom, a lot of RAM is being used an could slow the performance of both the photo software and the Zoom session.

This is why I pre-record all tutorials.  The benefit of this is that the tutorial displays far better off of my website than it does over Zoom, students can work at their own pace using two windows open on their computer with the tutorial open and Photoshop/Photopea open, or students can watch the tutorial on a mobile device as they work on the software on the computer.

Pre-recording these tutorials, typing up the tutorials so students also have a written document to refer to, and doing this for two software programs (Photoshop and Photopea) is a daunting task for me, to be perfectly honest.  But I know it is the best way to deliver the instruction.  Doing live demonstrations would be far easier for me than this.  I am doing this for the benefit of the students because if  we did live demos, it would create a great deal of frustration with all of the connectivity issues.   Having said all this, I am always available for any student for me to walk them through a live demo on Zoom.

I mention all of this so that parents and students understand why I am not holding students in a Zoom session all class period.  I explain assignments and they should be going to work on them during class time and then if they have questions, they can go back on Zoom and ask me for help.

 

 

Grading Scale

A+                               100%                          C+                               77-79%

A                                  93-99%                      C                                  73-76%

A-                                90-92%                      C-                                70-72%

B+                               87-89%                      D+                               67-69%

B                                  83-86%                      D                                 63-66%

B-                                80-82%                      D-                                60-62%

F                                  59 and below

Late Policy

Most every assignment due date is assigned weeks or months before they are due so students have plenty of time to get work done on time.  It is recommended that students work well ahead of the due dates and get work turned in early.  If a student is emailing the day before or the day of a due date saying they are having trouble with something and won’t make the deadline, the response will usually be from me: “You have had a long time to complete this, take a late penalty and move on.”  A couple late assignments will not have dramatic impact on a grade, but multiple late submissions would, of course.

Any assignment may be turned in late for partial credit.  You get 70% credit for a late assignment.  Assignments will be removed 3 weeks after their due date and will not be able to be turned in.  Obviously, assignments due toward the end of the course will not have this 3 week limit as the sub-term will end before that 3 week extension of time.

Re-Doing for a Better Grade

You may re-do any assignment for a better grade IF then original submission was initially turned in on time.

Extra Credit

Extra credit is available.  Go to this link for information:

Photo Contests