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"THE FIRST PHOTO SHOOT" ASSIGNMENT

GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA

This first shoot is designed to let you get to know the DSLR camera using it's automatic exposure mode
(the green "A+" setting). You will also learn how to load the camera's SD memory card on the iMac computer and view your images using Adobe Bridge software. You will also choose TWO of your favorite photos from the shoot, edit them in Photoshop and submit them with a proofsheet in the Google Classroom "First Assignment" folder.


WHAT TO DO
•Watch the videos below to learn how to set up your camera for the photo session.
•Set the camera's exposure mode to the green A+ setting.
•Take a walk on campus and make 20-30 photos of subjects that interest you.

•After your session, download the camera's SD card onto your Mac.

•Next, view the images you shot, using Adobe Bridge software.
•Pick your TWO favorite image using Bridge's "STAR RATING" method.

•Edit your photos using Photoshop
•Submit your photos & a proofsheet in the "First Assignment" folder in Google Classroom.

WHAT TO PHOTOGRAPH?
•Photograph anything on campus that looks interesting. Let you imagination dictate your image selection... Still not sure of what to photograph? Think about the "Elements of Photography" slides from last week. Look for interesting patterns of light, line, repetition of shape, spot of color, unusual perspective... that should get you started.


"FIRST PHOTO SHOOT" -examples


BEFORE YOU GET STARTED WATCH THE TWO VIDEOS BELOW

How to set your camera correctly for the first photography assignment...

Canon Rebel T5i
How to insert battery & memory card, format memory card, reset camera to factory settings and set the camera exposure setting to the "Automatic" ("A+" exposure setting) for our first photo shoot.




Canon Rebel T6
Insert battery & memory card, format memory card, reset camera to factory settings and set the camera exposure setting to the "Automatic" ("A+" exposure setting) for our first photo shoot.