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Advanced Photography Blog Page
(UPDATED WITH ASSIGNMENT #4, #5 & #6)

•Throughout the year, you will make frequent contributions to your photography blog.
•It will be used for a variety of postings, such as: answering questions about photography, gathering and posting information or inspirational photos and journaling your thoughts about specific topics or assignments... think of it as a year-long running dialogue, with us and yourself, about all-things photography.

HERE'S HOW TO START...
•STEP #1 -Go to the Weebly Photography Portfolio website you created last year.

•STEP #2 -Add a "BLOG" page to your site.
The example below is a screengrab from a blog page posting on a student's website.
•For her real blog go to this link... Zoie's Photography Blog -I provided the link to give you a sense of how your blog posting(s) might look.
•For full-tilt inspiration, look at JOE MCNALLY'S blog -the link also at top of this page.



HERE ARE EXAMPLES OF JUST SOME OF YOUR FUTURE BLOG POSTS
Blog Page Assignment #1

•Read the online article, 13 Camera Settings Every Beginner Needs to Know.

•FOR YOUR FIRST BLOG POST, ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
•Your answers should be simple, in your own words.
(DO NOT COPY AND PASTE ANSWERS FROM THE WEB.... WRITE THE ANSWERS IN YOUR OWN VOICE! -EXPLAIN AS IF YOU WERE TEACHING PHOTOGRAPHY TO SOMEONE WHO IS NEW TO PHOTOGRAPHY)

1. What are aperture, shutter speed and ISO?
2. What are aperture and shutter priority settings?
3. What are AF modes?
4. What is white balance and why would you need to change it?
5. What are drive modes and metering modes?
6. What is exposure compensation?

After you have added a blog page to your website and answered the quesitons above, click on the link below to submit your website name and url address.
WEBSITE BLOG PAGE SUBMISSION

BLOG PAGE ASSIGNMENT #2 "WELCOME BACK ASSEMBLY POST"
•For your second post, choose 2 photos from your "Welcome Back" assignment.
•Crop and tone them.
•Post them to your blog.
•Below, above, or in between your images, write a thoughtful post about two challenges you faced while photographing at this "event."
•One suggestion about how to proceed... write your post as though you were talking to future students, giving them advice about challenges they might face when photographing this event -things you learned about taking "Welcome Back" photos that you wish you knew before you went to the event.

BLOG PAGE ASSIGNMENT #3 "HOMECOMING WEEK POSTS"
•For your third post, choose 2 photos from your "HOMECOMING" assignment.
•Crop and tone them.
•Post them to your blog.
•Below, above, or in between your images, write a thoughtful post about two challenges you faced whihle taking photos at this "event."
•One suggestion about how to proceed... think about how the challenges of this assignment were similar, or different, than those you experienced during the "WELCOME BACK" assignment? Did your technique for taking pictures evolve during the week-long event? Did your experience result in better photos taken later in the week?


BLOG PAGE ASSIGNMENT #4 "WINDOW LIGHT" POST
•For your 4TH post, choose 2 photos from your "WINDOW LIGHT" assignment.
•Crop and tone them.
•Post them to your blog.
•Below, above, or in between your images, write a thoughtful post about two challenges you faced while using this technique..
•Write what worked, what didn't, how you could make it better and how you can usse this technique in the future...


BLOG PAGE ASSIGNMENT #5 "REFLECTOR LIGHT" POST
•For your 5TH post, choose 2 photos from your "REFLECTOR LIGHT" assignment.
•Crop and tone them.
•Post them to your blog.
•Below, above, or in between your images, write a thoughtful post about two challenges you faced while using this technique..
•Write what worked, what didn't, how you could make it better and how you can usse this technique in the future...

BLOG PAGE ASSIGNMENT #6 "LIGHT PAINTING" POST
•For your 6TH post, choose 2 photos from your "LIGHT PAINTING" assignment.
•Crop and tone them.
•Post them to your blog.
•Below, above, or in between your images, write a thoughtful post about two challenges you faced while using this technique..
•Write what worked, what didn't, how you could make it better and how you can usse this technique in the future...