Class hours: 10:05 – 2:45
Mr. Bohmann | firstname.lastname@example.org
10:05 Today’s Notes & Attendance
Today is a CTE Blue Day – afternoon classes being at 1:25pm
- PE will meet at the Tennis courts
- Alex = PreTech 1 @ 10:15am for short SkillsUSA conversation
- Run-Hide-Fight/Resist Drill – Slideshow
10:10 Transferrable Skills (Employability Grading)
Next year you are either going to continue your education or join the workplace.
Transferable skills are exactly what they sound like: the skills that you use in every job, no matter the title or the field. Some transferable skills are hard skills, like coding, modeling, animating, or other technical skills, and some are soft skills like communication and relationship building.
Think of transferable skills as part of your career tool belt. As you progress through your senior year, you will want to develop your skills to best prepare you for successful experiences after school. Specifically:
- Self-Direction / Working in Groups and Teams
- Clear and Effective Communication with others & adults
- Creative and Practical Problem Solving
This morning I’m going to hand you a rubric to review. The rubric is your self calibration tool to determine where you see yourself now. 20% of your CAWD grade is made up of Transferrable Skills.
At the start of each week we’ll take time to reflect on the previous week.
The goal is to improve and refine your skills throughout the year. So, if you are quiet and not big into working in groups (I know the feeling), then this is a skill you will want to work on!
Besides the automatic mode, photographers can shoot pictures in other creative modes as well.
So far we have been working in the Aperture Priority Mode (A/v) which allows us to change the depth of field by adjusting the f/stop. We’ve also played with Shutter Priority (A/v) which allows us to manage shutter speed.
Play around with the controls in this game. They when you are ready, click on the challenge button in the upper corner of this linked website and see if you can complete each challenge.
Try to get a perfect score. Use hints if you like.
You’ll need to adjust Shutter Speed (controls how quickly shutter closes to take the picture) and the ISO (which adjust the exposure – which is a complex way of saying how much light is needed.)
We haven’t talked about exposure – but use your common sense for now.
11:00 The Rule of Thirds or Phi Grid (Golden Ratio) –
Some Composition Tools
The Rule of Thirds is a visual composition guide that says you should imagine a grid of two equally spaced horizontal and vertical lines on your images that creates nine boxes. According to the Rule of Thirds, you compose your images with subjects of interest at the points where the horizontal and vertical lines intersect. This negative space is considered good practice for creating visual tension and drawing the eye across the photo.
However, all rules are meant to be broken (but not the Cawd class rules of course)
The Phi Grid (Golden Ratio variation) is similar to the Rule of thirds, however the center is squeezed both vertically and horizontally to make a tighter center. Again this is just a strategy to apply when composing your shots. The Phi Grid is best used for landscapes.
A third compositional technique is the Golden Ratio. The Phi Grid is actually an easier version of the Golden Ratio. The idea behind this technique is to create balance. Based on the Fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21). The ratio is 1 : 1.618. This creates the spiral pattern we find in nature.
Here’s a quick video to show you in photographs.
The golden spiral or Fibonacci spiral curves up from the corner of the largest square to the opposite corner, then continues curving into each smaller square. When all put together it forms a logarithmic spiral similar to what you might see on a snail shell.
Setting up Guide Overlays on our cameras | Setting Up Guides in Camera Raw & Photoshop(crop options)
Assignment: Using the rule of thirds or the phi grid, golden ratio, capture one photo from each category. Pay close attention to Composition, proper exposure and make sure your images are in Focus! You may shoot in Automatic, Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority modes. You may shoot in RAW or jpeg. You decide. If you are not sure, let’s talk. It is perfectly ok to have questions. That’s why I am here!
Rule of Thirds and/or Phi Grid Composition Assignment:
- One Portrait Example Example 2 Example3
- One Landscape Example Example2
- One Architecture Example Example 2
- One Action Example Example2
All images should be compressed as jpgs. Create a Slideshow using Google Slides.
The background of your slides are either white or black with images centered
Due: Thursday, September 21st – This info is also in Google Classroom
11:30 Photo Walk
Let’s head out and get some photos. Remember a clean SD card is really helpful when reviewing work.
Things to practice – Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and playing with ISO. I’ll circle around and work with each of you (or do my best). Ask questions!
Remember you now have two assignments so there should be plenty to shoot.
12:25 – 12:55 Lunch
12:55 Independent Reading
1:30 Design Challenge
1:55 Production Time and Guided Support
You have multiple assignments assigned:
- 6Pack_LogoJam – Due Monday, September 18th
- 25 Free Photos Slideshow – Due Monday, September 18th
- Composition Photo Assignment – Due Thursday, September 21st
- Photo Editing Practice
- CCV work
- 20% (if you are done with everything else)
Dailies can be placed in the CAWD2 Dailies Folder on the CAWD2 Public Folders drive