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Final Project Possibilities

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Okay, here is a tally of the ideas that you all came up with today.  Look at these topics and think about them for the weekend.  We’re going to vote on them Monday and then start preparing for the project.

  1. Things forgotten
  2. Human feelings & emotions
  3. Public Service Announcements
  4. Modern Fairy Tales or Myths
  5. Superstitions/Rituals
  6. Reflections (?) – Interesting idea, but not specific enough – anyone have any ideas to make this better?
  7. Phobias
  8. Opposites that attract/Odd couple or strange pairs of people/things.
  9. Growth – developing, changing in society
  10. People with dual personalities/different emotions or reactions in situations?
  11. Shadows (?)
  12. Fashion through the years (generational)
  13. Social Issues – Not specific enough – can we have some people get some more specific ideas for this?
  14. Warping Reality – specific how can a photographer change what you see or how you view objects
  15. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure


The Human Condition Assignment

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This weekend, you will be photographing the Human Condition project. Below is the assignment handout, as well as a few examples. Remember our conversations this morning, and also remember that you will most likely have to re-shoot next week a little bit. Note that a couple of the example images have 3 images – don’t be confused: You do NOT have to do three images, only 2. However, 3 images is a possibility for some of you, if your idea works out that way.

Nature Photography Evaluation

Below is the Nature Photography project evaluation. You can print it out and write in your answers, or download it and type your answer in. If you wish to type your answers directly into the handout, use the WORD DOC format below. If you just wish to download the form, print it forst, and the hand-write your answers in, download and print the PDF file. Make sure you use the HS-A02-BW1 printer! (To save the color printer’s ink supplies.) The whole project is due next Tuesday, right before Thanksgiving.

Expressive Portrait Project

This weekend you will be photographing your expressive portrait assignment. We’ve spent days talking about it, so hopefully you have a good idea of what you want to do. Remember the following requirements, though:

  • 120 shots minimum
  • 2 models maximum (in that first 120 shots)
  • No pets, and no children
  • Bonus points for a model over the age of 55

And here are a few examples for you to look at from previous students:

A really cool video that one of your fellow students found yesterday when you were all searching different lighting techniques:

Elements and Principles Evaluation Sheet

The “evaluation process” is a little different for this project. Below is a video explaining how you go about getting the evaluation sheet, and how to fill it out.

For reference, here is the project handout, as well as the Elements and Principles handout that I gave you in class:

Making a Contact Sheet with Adobe Bridge

RIT Photo Contest

One of my old professors sent me this link today – there’s a photo contest that RIT is holding right on Instagram: You just have to tag your top 10 images #ritphotoprize2016 by November 4th, and you could win an iPad Mini, or other prizes.

Follow this link for the full rules and whatnot:

2016 RIT Photo Prize

2016 RIT Photo Prize

In this demo, I go over how to get rid of those pesky chromatic aberrations using the power of Camera Raw!