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Grading Period 2 September 26, - October 28, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016

No Warm Up Activity Today
Period 1 -- Prepare for Test Re-take.

Today is the last day of Grading Period 2.
Missing assignments MUST be submitted today.

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will photograph subjects with different lighting techniques.

Lighting Effects and Portrait Lighting -- Google Classroom 
Students will begin working with their portrait photo image files.
Students will use Photoshop to adjust their subject portrait photo files.
Students MUST be working with their subject's photos (not their own).

Today students will photograph the Side Lighting Photography Effect.

Portrait Photo Crop and Re-size Video Tutorial

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tomorrow is the last day of the second grading period.
All work MUST be submitted or a zero may be issued.

Warm Up -- Test Review Matching Games

Photo Composition Review Game

Image File Type Review Game

Today's Objectives
The student will select the best answer on a multiple choice online assessment.
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will photograph subjects with different lighting techniques.

Image File Type & Photography Composition Assessment
Do NOT access the test link until instructed!

Lighting Effects and Portrait Lighting -- Google Classroom (time permitting)
Students will use a tripod, photo lamps and blue background screen.
Students will work in groups taking each others pictures.
Students are required to use the same subject (group member) for each of the lighting FX photographs.

Today students will work on the Side Lighting Photography Effect.

Homework
Students will finish up any incomplete assignments.
Students will also acquire any photo composition examples needed.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Warm Up -- Test Review Matching Games
Test tomorrow over Image File Types & Photography Composition.
Students are encouraged to use their Google Docs as review guides.
Students are also encouraged to listen to the Podcasts.

Photo Composition Review Game

Image File Type Review Game

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will photograph subjects with different lighting techniques.

Top 10 Photography Composition Photos -- Google Classroom
Students MUST Turn In their Photo Composition Table today.
Students will use today's class period to complete their Google Doc table.

Make Up Work & Tests
Students missing assignments will complete and submit their work.

Homework
Review Google Docs: Chapter 3 and 4; Lessons 3 and 4.
DDMP with Mr. C. Podcasts

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 4 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Photo Composition Review Game
Test over Image File Types and Photography Composition on Thursday!

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will photograph subjects with different lighting techniques.

Lighting Effects and Portrait Lighting -- Google Classroom
Students will use a tripod, photo lamps and blue background screen.
Students will work in groups taking each others pictures.
Students are required to use the same subject (group member) for each of the lighting FX photographs.

Today students will complete the Back Lighting Photography Effect.

Students Groups will take turns taking each others photographs
Students will work with their subjects photo (should not work on their own).
Students will work with the same subject for each lighting technique photo.

Portrait Photo Crop and Re-size Video Tutorial

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Students also need to review the Podcasts.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 4 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Image File Type Review Game
Test over Image File Types and Photography Composition on Thursday!

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will photograph subjects with different lighting techniques.

Kahoot -- Image File Types

Required Reading
DDMP digital text, Chapter 4, Pages 79-80 -- Directional Lighting.
Students will access Google Classroom and read these pages.

Lighting Effects and Portrait Lighting -- Google Classroom
Students will use a tripod, photo lamps and blue background screen.
Students will work in groups taking each others pictures.

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Students also need to review the Podcasts.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Warm Up -- Google Drive Maintenance
Students will clean up and organize their files and folders.
Clean out files and folders that are no longer needed.

The Student Portrait and Lighting Effects Project begins on Monday.

Today's Objectives
The student will use Photoshop to crop and size their composition photo images.
The students will save the following file types: PSD; JPEG; TIFF
The student will backup all files to their Google Drive.

Top 10 Photography Composition Rules
Students will Turn In their composition photo examples on the Google Doc table.
Students that need to finish after today will turn in their work Wednesday, October 26.

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Students also need to review the Podcasts.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Warm Up -- Vocabulary
Students will ensure their vocabulary terms are up to date.

Today's Objectives
The student will use Photoshop to crop and size their composition photo images.
The students will save the following file types: PSD; JPEG; TIFF
The student will backup all files to their Google Drive.

Top 10 Photography Composition Rules
Students will evaluate their composition rules photographs
Students MUST have a photo example for each of the ten composition rules.

Photo Image Resizing and Adjustments
Students will use Photoshop to crop and size their composition photo images.
Students will save the following file types: PSD; JPEG; TIFF
Students will backup all files to their Google Drive.

Students are advised to crop, if necessary to rid any unwanted area, then resize and adjust the resolution.

Photo Width = 5 inches
Resolution = 300 ppi

Students will Insert a JPEG photo example for each of the composition rules into the Google Doc.
Students will explain how they applied the composition technique in column two of the Google Doc.

If students discover they still need to acquire one or more composition rules photo examples, they will need to use their smartphones and capture the photographs outside of class as homework. 

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Students also need to review the Podcasts.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Grade 8 PSAT Assessment
Periods 1 and 2 will not be meeting today.
Period 4 -- Continue work on photography composition photos.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Warm Up - Vocabulary
Students will ensure their Chapter 4 Vocabulary terms are up to date.

Today's Objectives
The student will use Photoshop to crop and size their composition photo images.
The students will save the following file types: PSD; JPEG; TIFF
The student will backup all files to their Google Drive.

Top 10 Photography Composition Rules
Students will evaluate their composition rules photographs
Students MUST have a photo example for each of the ten composition rules.

Revise the Google Doc Photography Composition Rules Table (Google Assignment)

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Students also need to review the Podcasts.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Students will be notified if they are missing an assignment.

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 4 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will evaluate their photos from Friday.
The student will photograph multiple examples of each of the 10 photography composition rules.

The Top Ten Photography Composition Rules
Students will evaluate the photos they captured on Friday.
Students will determine how many good example photos they acquired.
Students will prepare to capture the photo composition rule examples they didn't not capture Friday.

Students will be going back outside to the Farm grounds to capture all the Photo examples.

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Friday, October 14, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 4 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will setup their smart phone camera, features and functions.
The student will photograph multiple examples of each of the 10 photography composition rules.

The Top Ten Photography Composition Rules
Students will use their smartphone notes to list the ten composition rules/techniques.

1. Rule of thirds
2. Balancing elements
3. Leading Lines
4. Symmetry and patterns
5. Viewpoint
6. Background
7. Depth
8. Framing
9. Cropping
10. Experimentation

Rule 10. Experimentation
Students must be creative and capture a special effect through photo composition.
Students can combine multiple composition rules for a unique photo image.
Students can create effects using their peers as props and subjects to capture a unique photo image.

Students are required to capture multiple photo examples of each composition rule.
Students will use Photoshop to size the images and adjust the resolution for printed media.

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Thursday, October 13, 2016


No Warm Up Today!

Students will finish up their Photography Composition Rule slides and prepare to present when called upon.

Students will ONLY have 15 minutes to wrap up their slides and prepare note cards.
Note cards are available in the trays on the cabinet.

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will describe how to apply the top 10 photography composition rules.

PBL: Photography Composition Rules Presentations
Each student will explain how the composition rule was applied to their photo example.
The student will also explain how they will use the composition rule to capture their own photograph.
Students are encouraged to use note cards.

Slide Format Requirements

Use Title and Body Slides for photo example and information slides.
Do NOT apply the photo example as a slide background.
Insert the photo image into the body of the slide.

Title Bold and Size = 36 pts.
Information Size = 36 pts.

List ONLY the Key Points
Do NOT allow a text line to wrap to another row.

Use multiple slides with the same title if necessary

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 4 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will describe how to apply the top 10 photography composition rules.

PBL: Photography Composition Rules Presentations
Students will work with their group members on assigned composition rules.
Each group member will have an assigned composition rule.
Each group member will prepare to present their information on Thursday.

Groups will establish and share the following Google tools with their members:
Google Doc
Google Slides

The shared Google Doc will be used to record the following:
Resource and image web addresses (URLs).
Thumbnail image of the photo composition rules to be used in the slides.
Information and notes.

Groups will prepare the Google Slides as visual aids for their presentation.

Each student will be assigned a composition rule.
Each student will learn how to capture a photo using the rule.
Each student will find one photo example on line of the composition rule.
Each student will prepare their slides on the shared Google Slide.
Each student will enter their information and photo example thumbnails into the group Google Doc.

Google Slides -- Formatting Requirements
Title Slide for each of the assigned photography composition rules.
Each student will create their required slides on the group Google Slides.

Title and Body Slide
Title Bold and Size = 36 pts.
Information Size = 36 pts.
Do NOT allow a text line to wrap to another row.
Use multiple slides with the same title if necessary

Homework
Students need to view the following video clips:

9 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 4 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of camera basics.
The student will list their smart phone camera, features and functions.

Kahoots -- Reviewing Cameras Podcast

Chapter 4 Digital Photography -- Lesson 4.1 Reviewing Cameras
Google Classroom Lesson 4.1 Reviewing Cameras

Adobe Free Time
Students that have completed today's activities are encouraged to explore Photoshop and Illustrator.

Homework
Listen to the"DSLR versus Point-and-Shoot Cameras"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Monday, October 10, 2016

Chapter 4 Digital Photography begins tomorrow!

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 4 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will adjust image sizes to merge objects into a PSD image scene.
The student will demonstrate how to use Photoshop tools to select and merge objects.

Today will be used to complete the Mannequin Beach Scene and to turn in Lesson 3.3.

Photoshop introduces Mannequin on the beach -- Google Classroom
Students do NOT need to save the merged photo object files to their Google Drive.
Students MUST save and maintain their copy of the PSD Doll file to their Google Drive.

Step By Step Tutorial Videos

Photoshop Layers -- Group Mannequin layers

The Magic Wand Tool -- Select and merge the beach balls.

The Eraser Tools -- Clean up, then select and merge the four-masted sailing ship

The Quick Select Tool -- Select and merge the lighthouse.

The Magnetic Lasso Tool -- Select and merge the Orca whale.


Mannequin On The Beach Required Image Objects:

Beach Balls
Umbrella
4-Masted Ship
Orca Whale
Light House
Aircraft
Trunk
Object of Choice from assignment group
Object (your choice) in Manny's hand

Doll PSD Beach Scene Requirements:

Mannequin is the main subject in the scene, his clothing and shadow must follow him.
Object size and position should resemble natural size.
Object size and position MUST create the illusion of distance and depth.
The mannequin MUST be part of the overlapping layers creating an illusion of depth.
At least one object should be in front of the mannequin.
Layers MUST be named.

PSD File Name = lastname_firstinitial_doll
Students will place a copy of their PSD file into the Drop Folder.
The Drop Folder is located in the Student Share Folder.

Chapter 4 Digital Photography -- Lesson 4.1 Reviewing Cameras
Students that have submitted their PSD file will begin the following activity:
Google Classroom Lesson 4.1 Reviewing Cameras

Homework
Listen to the"Reviewing Cameras"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Friday, October 7, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 3 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will adjust image sizes to merge objects into a PSD image scene.
The student will demonstrate how to use Photoshop tools to select and merge objects.

Photoshop introduces Mannequin on the beach -- Google Classroom
Use the Download Folder to transfer files between the computer and Google Drive.
Students do NOT need to save the merged photo object files to their Google Drive.
Students MUST save and maintain their copy of the PSD Doll file to their Google Drive.

Mannequin On The Beach Required Image Objects:

Beach Balls
Umbrella
4-Masted Ship
Orca Whale
Light House
Aircraft
Trunk
Object of Choice from assignment group
Object (your choice) in Manny's hand

Homework
Listen to the"Determining Image File Formats"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 3 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will adjust image sizes to merge objects into a PSD image scene.
The student will demonstrate how to use Photoshop tools to select and merge objects.

Photoshop introduces Mannequin on the beach -- Google Classroom
Students will download a copy of the doll PSD file to their Google Drive.
Use the Download Folder to transfer files between the computer and Google Drive.

Homework
Listen to the"Determining Image File Formats"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 3 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate an understanding of file extensions and file types.
The student will recognize the role that compression, resolution and aspect ratio play in file sizes.
The student will practice image file sizing and saving file copies to their Google Drive.

Kahoot

Lesson 3.2 Determining Image File Formats -- Google Classroom
Students will ADD their six image file type files to their Google Classroom assignment.
Students may need to Un-Submit before adding their six image files

Lesson 3.3 Managing Image Sizes -- Google Classroom
Students will complete the file sizing activity.

Lesson 3.3 Video Tutorial

Homework
Listen to the"Determining Image File Formats"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 3 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate an understanding of file extensions and file types.
The student will recognize the role that compression, resolution and aspect ratio play in file sizes.
The student will practice image file sizing and saving file copies to their Google Drive.

Lesson 3.2 Determining Image File Formats -- Google Classroom
Students will complete their work on lesson 3.2 before beginning lesson 3.3.

Lesson 3.3 Managing Image Sizes -- Google Classroom
Students will begin resizing two image photos.

Lesson 3.3 Video Tutorial

Homework
Listen to the"Determining Image File Formats"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Monday, October 3, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will use their new Ch. 3 Vocabulary Google Doc.

Kahoot

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate an understanding of file extensions and file types.
The student will recognize the role that compression, resolution and aspect ratio play in file sizes.

Lesson 3.2 Determining Image File Formats -- Google Classroom
Students will complete Text Activity 3.2, Exploring Image File Types (text, pg. 56).
Students are REQUIRED to save the following image file types to their Google Drive:
Sub-Folder Name = Image file Types > BMP; JPEG; GIF; PNG; TIFF; ESP OR SVG.

Homework
Listen to the"Determining Image File Formats"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Friday, September 30, 2016

Warm Up Activity -- Vocabulary
Students will access Google Classroom
Students will open the new Ch. 3 Vocabulary Google Doc 

Today's Objectives
The student will convey the difference between painting and drawing programs.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of file extensions and file types.

Kahoot

Lesson 3.1 Distinguishing Between Graphic Programs -- Google Classroom
Students will complete Text Chapter 3, Lesson 3.1

Lesson 3.2 Determining Image File Formats -- Google Classroom
Students that complete 3.1 will begin lesson 3.2.
Students will also complete Text Activity 3.2, Exploring Image File Types (text, pg. 56).

Homework
Listen to the "Image Files"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Warm Up -- Google Classroom
Students will access DDMP Google Classroom and complete the activity.
Define Aspect Ratio

Today's Objectives
The student will convey the difference between Raster and Vector graphics.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of file extensions and file types.

Install Photoshop Elements
Students will follow verbal instructions.
Application is located in the Software Center

Kahoot

Lesson 3.1 Distinguishing Between Graphic Programs -- Google Classroom
Students will complete Text Chapter 3, Lesson 3.1

Homework
Listen to the "Image Files"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Warm Up -- Test Review
Students will review their Copyright and Creative Commons resources.

Today's Objectives
The student will demonstrate knowledge of copyright,fair use and creative common licenses.
The student will select the best answer on a multiple choice on line assessment.
The student will distinguish between Graphic Programs.

Copyright and Fair Use Assessment
Students please do NOT access the test until instructed.

Lesson 3.1 Distinguishing Between Graphic Programs -- Google Classroom
Students will begin Text Chapter 3, Lesson 3.1

Homework
Listen to the "Image Files"  
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Warm-Up: Copyright Review Game
Students will play the Matching Game
Click on Play this Game.

Print Student Bio Sheets
Students will follow verbal instructions

Required Reading

Ethics and Photo Editing
DDMP digital text - Pages 39-41
Students will prepare for group discussion using Verso

Today's Objectives
The student will explain ethics and morals.
The student will discuss today's photo ethic examples.

Ethics of Photo Editing Discussion -- Verso
Students will answer the following questions:

1. Is it ethical to make a model look thinner than she is in real life?
2. Is it ethical to change a sky from cloudy to bright blue?
3. Is it ethical to add a missing family member to a group photo?
4. Is it ethical to remove someone from a photo because you no longer like them?
5. is it ethical to use a photo taken by someone else and distort the image, making the subject appear ridiculous?

Copyright and Fair Use Test Tomorrow!
Students have been encouraged to review the following:
"Intellectual Property"  and "Ethics and Photo Editing" Podcasts
DDMP with MR.C Podcast

Monday, September 26, 2016

Copyright & Fair Use Test on Wednesday

Warm-Up: Required Reading

Illegal file sharing
DDMP digital text - Pages 31-33
Students will read over file sharing and piracy and prepare for group discussions.
Google Classroom -- Copyrights & Permissions - Chapter 2 PDF

Today's Objectives
The student will explain the concepts of intellectual property and copyright.
The student will explore file sharing and piracy's effects on commerce related to music, video and software.
The student will examine two file sharing case and prepare for discussion. 

Intellectual Property Discussion Topics:

Copyright madness: $1 million for 7 songs

Woman Fights File-Sharing Suit 


Google Classroom -- Intellectual Property Discussion
Students will answer and discuss the following questions:

What kind of property are the songs in question?
Who owns the songs?
What rights do the owners of the songs have?
What issues can we associate with these cases?

Homework
Listen to the "Intellectual Property"  and "Ethics and Photo Editing" Podcasts
DDMP with MR.C Podcast