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Shooting for the CVHS Website

THE ASSIGNMENT:
Shoot two interesting “scenic” photos of Castro Valley High for the school's website. These photos will be used for the banner at the top of the page, so the unusual dimensions of the banner photo -wide and narrow, requires that you previsualize your photos before you shoot them.


WHY ARE YOU SHOOTING THIS?
This assignment can be both challenging and fun -and it gives you valuable training. Shooting images in a challenging size/format that meet a client’s specific requirements is something professional photographers are asked to do on a daily basis.  In addition to “real world” training, having your image published on the school website is kind of cool, because thousands of people see your photo when they log onto the school’s site.  Finally, shooting for the web gives you another photo credit that can be added to your resume.

 

WHAT TO SHOOT:

•Using beautiful light and interesting composition, shoot 2 “scenic” photos that show the visually appealing aspects of our campus.

•Shoot the pictures so that students are not identifiable, or if they are identifiable, make sure they are very small in the image (like faces in a big group), or shot from the rear.

•After you have shot, crop your photos to the following dimensions:
980 pixels wide x 200 pixels tall.

•Title your photos:

P7advlastname_webpic1
P7advlastname_webpic2

•Put them in the “CVHS Website” folder in the Adv. Period 7 folder.

•If you do not have access to a DSLR, you can check out a DSLR camera for this assignment, or you can use the panorama feature on your iPhone. 

•Although this assignment appears easy, in reality, it can be challenging because the photo content requirements and dimensions are very specific. (As you have seen from looking at the website, the photo dimensions are really wide and thin, measuring 980 pixels wide by 200 pixels high).