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Digital Photo Assignments

Projects for All Levels of Photography Classes, 1st Edition

By Steve Anchell

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178 pages

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pub: 2015-09-08
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Description

This collection of more than 40 photo assignments is designed to help all students—from beginning freshmen to experienced seniors—improve or reinvigorate their work and reach their full potential as photographers. Whether you are building a syllabus for your first photography class, revitalizing assignments for your students, or looking to add DSLR video, workflow, or color correction to your class, you will find a wealth of ideas in this wonderful working guide. The assignments begin with using the camera, and progress through learning composition and lighting, working in genres, building a portfolio and more.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Section 1 – Beginner (Freshman)

 

Assignments

Assignment 1 – Significant Photo

Assignment 2 – Shutter Speed

Assignment 3 – Horizontal Motion

Assignment 4 – Panning

Assignment 5 – Water in Motion

Assignment 6 – Depth of Field

Assignment 7 – Depth of Field

Assignment 8 – Selective Focus vs. Maximum Depth of Field

Assignment 9 – Foreshortening

Assignment 10 – Keystoning

Assignment 11 – Compressing Perspective

Assignment 12 – Scale

Section 2 – Intermediate (Sophomore)

Assignment 13 – Subject Placement

Assignment 14 – Vantage Point and Point of View

Assignment 15 – The Art of Seeing

Assignment 16 – Lines and Shapes

Assignment 17 – Patterns and Textures

Assignment 18 – The Ten Step Program

Assignment 19 – Pure Colors

Assignment 20 – Neutral Colors

Assignment 21 – Symbols

Section 3 – Advanced (Junior)

Assignment 22 – Sunrise/Sunset

Assignment 23 – 360 Degree Light

Assignment 24 – Low Light Photography

Assignment 25 – Discovering Light

Assignment 26 – Lighting a Cube

Assignment 27 – Synchro-sunlight

Assignment 28 – Glow

Assignment 29 – Selfies

Assignment 30 – Portrait Lighting Styles

Assignment 31 – 20 Frames

Assignment 32 – Event Photography

Assignment 33 – A Day in the Life

Assignment 34 – Extended Documentary

Assignment 35 – Using DSLR Video

Assignment 36 – Prohibitions

Section 4 – Getting Noticed (Senior)

Assignment 37 – Tribute Photo

Assignment 38 – Building a Portfolio

Assignment 39 – Camera Phones and Apps

Assignment 40 – Building an Online Presence

Assignment 41 – Shameless Promoting

Contributors

Appendix

Appendix – Software

About the Author

Steve Anchell has taught digital and darkroom classes at Oregon State University, and has conducted workshops since 1979 at institutions such as the International Center for Photography, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and UCLA. Steve is a former contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer, Camera & Darkroom, and PhotoWork magazines, and has written for many other major photography magazines. He is the author of The Variable Contrast Printing Manual and coauthor of The Darkroom Cookbook, The Film Developing Cookbook, published by Focal Press.

About the Series

Photography Educators Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHO000000
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
PHO017000
PHOTOGRAPHY / Reference
PHO024000
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital (see also COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography)