Restore a photo to its original glory. Preserving history of a family event, life event, etc. for future generations. Taking that damaged photo from damaged to priceless.
The checklist below should be used to verify that you have all the assignments
Team up with a partner and go through each others website.
Use the rubric below as a reference and to give a score.
Websites are Due Fri, Nov 8
THE ESSENTIAL LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHERS WE SHOULD ALL KNOW
A brief biography of the photographer
Why you chose the photographer
4 Photographs that you will analyze, critique and explain why you chose them.
Camera Buying Guide & Another Camera Buying Guide - Look at these guides to learn about the different features and why you might choose one over another. Select the camera (brand and model) you would purchase and answer the following questions:
What Would I Like To Use It For?
Think about what you will actually use your digital camera for. What do you shoot now? Is there anything you'd like to take pictures of that you currently can't, like concerts in dark clubs? Are you printing and framing them? Putting them up on Facebook? Is this camera just for snapshots with friends? Are you trying to get into photography, or do you just want to take pictures? A bit of reflection here will narrow down your search tremendously.
What Do I Hate About My Current Camera?
Digital cameras have been around for about 15 years, and for most of us, our next digital camera won't be our first. If you are replacing a digital camera think about what frustrates you the most about your current camera. Does it take forever to shoot? Is its focus incredibly slow? Do the images come out flat and noisy? Is it too bulky to fit in your pocket?
Almost every camera you buy will, in some way, be a compromise. You'll be trading size for quality, price for speed, simplicity for specialization. Know what you are absolutely unwilling to deal with in your new camera so when it comes time to make that compromise, you'll know what you can't live with anymore so you're not spending more money just to live with the same problems.
What Do I Want Most: Portability, Picture Quality, Or A Mix?
This is an important question to ask because it will quickly narrow down your options to a certain range of cameras and can turn a choice between 50 cameras into a choice between five. First, a primer: With cameras, the size of the camera's image sensor has a great deal to do with the quality of the images.
A dSLR is large because it sports a very large image sensor, which produces amazing-quality photos but requires larger, interchangeable lenses to produce clean, sharp images over such a big area.
A point-and-shoot, alternatively, is amazingly portable and can even pack a great zoom into a tiny package because of its small sensor. But compare the images that come from a typical point-and-shoot to a dSLR, especially in low-light settings, and the difference is obvious.
There are, of course, compromises between the two, like fixed-lens super-zoomers and interchangeable-lens mirrorless formats. It's up to you to decide if splitting the difference is a worthy move.
How Much Am I Willing To Invest?
The more you spend, the more you'll get (for the most part). dSLRs are phenomenal cameras, but you'll have to buy the camera body, lenses, and accessories, so the cost can quickly cross four figures. Consider whether you'll use it enough to justify that expense.
It's likely that more of you reading this right now are figuring out whether to spend $250 or $350 (rather than $599 versus $899). At this price range, it's important to take the time to understand the true quality difference between the cameras in that price range. Is it something that actually affects image quality like a larger sensor or optical stabilization? Or is it superficial, like a touchscreen LCD versus physical buttons?
Really, put some thought into this decision. Time is the best investment you can make.
Some other things to consider
What matters most to me in a camera?
You will take 4 photos in 10 seconds. These photos will be sued to create a classic style strip of photo booth photos.
Have fun with this and let your personality come through in the photographs.
You will start by taking this Personality Test, based on Carl jung's and Isabel Briggs Myers' Typology approach to personality. You may discover something new about yourself.
Once you have completed your personality test, go into the photo booth and take your photos. The camera will have an automatic timer, simply hit the shutter release and get ready.
Will be worked on during the week of Sept 30 - Oct 4
What would happen if you asked high school students to help create a 21st-century portrait of the country by turning their cameras on their neighborhoods, families, friends and schools?
You would have “My Hometown” — a vibrant document of 4,289 images submitted by teenagers in school- or community-based photography programs across the United States, including rural villages and urban neighborhoods, wealthy suburbs and blue-collar Rust Belt towns.
While participants only photographed their own communities, together, the images create an important and lasting document of America today as seen by teenagers. They are published today in an interactive feature that opens with a selection of 145 photographs and is also searchable by state and by photographer. Many of the images will be archived at the Library of Congress in the Prints and Photographs Division.
The project was inspired by our belief in the power of photography as an educational tool, and by a desire to help young people communicate the way they see their lives and their communities.
More than 3,000 teenagers in 45 states participated in “My Hometown.” In the final presentation, curated to give a sampling of the best photos from a cross-section of the country, there are five images from NYC Salt, a nonprofit program serving inner-city teenagers, and eight from photography students at Miss Porter’s School, a boarding and day school for girls in Farmington, Conn., that was founded in 1843.
Teenagers from Granada High School photographed their small town of Planada, Calif. (population 4,269), and put their images — accompanied by a rap song, “Planada Rising,” written for the project by a student, Jose Ramos — on YouTube. The lyrics include, “We come from dirt and dust and now we’re brick; our hearts are strong because we’ve worked hard for this.”
Link to New York Times project
You can view the entire “My Hometown” slide show here, or by clicking on the image above.
Due Monday, Oct 8
Take a "roll" of photos (minimum 24 photos)Post 6 total to your blog as a new page called "My Hometown"