Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 7, Revived and Remade (due Tue 11/21)



In the comment section below write a 200 word minimum response to Chapter 7 "Revived and remade" Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.

Jessica, Zach will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 11/21

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Paper Buying Guide

Epson Photo Paper Glossy

What you get at the store, servicable quality

Epson Ultra Photo Paper Glossy

Thicker, heavier paper stock, feels better in hands

Epson Ultra Photo Paper Luster

A semi glass with a textured finish, my goto value paper

Epson Ultra Paper Premium Matte

Zero gloss, but the color gamut of the below matte papers are better

Epson Hot Press Paper

Cotton based paper with matte finish, very heavy, good color gamut.  Hot press means it is super smooth. Paper color is slightly warmer. Great for nature and landscape. 

Epson Cold Press Paper

like above but with a more textured matte finish

Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper

Cotton based paper with matte finish with a watercolor paper- type texture

Epson Exhibition Fiber Based Paper

Very heavy, fiber based paper, resembles darkroom style photographic prints, great for exhibitions, deep blacks and subtle tonal gradations make this the best paper for black and white.  Also good for portraits. 

Third Party brands I support

Red River Metallic Paper

a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant iridescence in your images. Great for images of archetecure, cars, and other high contrast images.  

Red River Baryta 

Kind of like a semigloss version of the Epson Fiber paper, better suited for color printing with a warm white paper color. 

Red River Canvas Paper

If you want that painterly look

more options from Red River Paper

Hanemuhle makes probably the best, thickest, most premium paper out there.  If I were going into a museum or new york gallery, I might splurge on this stuff. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 6, Moments in History (due Tue 11/14)



In the comment section below write a 200 word minimum response to Chapter 6 "Moments in History" Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.

Olya will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 11/14

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Tuesday meeting schedule, meet in room 165

Alex 9:20 am
Case 9:30 am
Jacob 9:40 am
Jessica 9:50 am
Julia 10 am
Kaitlin 10:10 am
Katie 10:20 am
Megan 10:30 am
Nikki 10:40 am
Rachel 10:50 am
Olya 11am
Sarah 11:10 am
Shelby 11:20 am
Taylor 11:30 am
Tristen 11:40 am
Zach 11:50 am



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Final Project

Final Project

Create a series of at least 5 images that are a body of work and will be printed and displayed in an alternative or traditional way. I want you to focus on content first, and then perfect a technique or techniques that you need in order to make these successful images.



The concept of your project can be about whatever you feel is necessary. This artwork should be engaging, original, and push the boundary conceptually, aesthetically, and technically. It should be about something that is important to you, and something that you want to say through your artwork to viewers.

For your final project consider these 3 options. ...

Create a series of works that represents a new idea, or represents a theme related to your senior exhibition.  (Seniors taking Senior Portfolio in the spring must take this option)


or option 2


Create more work based off an idea that you developed in one of the earlier projects.  


or option 3


Develop a series based around a topic from the class text, or another topic we haven't approached in class already.  

Step 1: Proposal

You will need to turn in a one page written proposal for this project, that is due at the end of the day Monday 11/6.  In your proposal I want you to reference two artists whose work you used for inspiration for your idea. You may get your research from the class text, I also recommend Lensculture, or anywhere else you like. I want to meet with each of you the following day to discuss your ideas and your strategy for the final.  I will post a schedule soon.  (50 points)

Step 2: Check ups

We will meet as a class for check up critiques on 11/14, 11/21, 12/5.  You will be required to present your work to class on those days.  I want to see at least 25 images taken each week, that somehow relate to the project.  If you show up, present, and have worked on something relating to your project each week, then you will get 150 points.  On those days I will be doing demos on printing as well.  

Step 3: Final Presentation

Our final will be held Saturday Dec 9th 8-10:30 in the Gallery. Unless we can come up with a better time.  You will hang 5 images of work in the gallery and we will review the work as a class.  Images must be printed and ready before class.  Your final prints will be what I grade.  (300 points)  



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 5, Intimate Life (due Thu 11/2)


In the comment section below write a 200 word minimum response to Chapter 5 "Intimate Life" Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.

Katie and Rachel will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 11/2

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 4, Something and Nothing (due 10/24)


In the comment section below write a 200 word minimum response to Chapter 4 "Something and Nothing" Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.
Shelby, Sarah, and Nikki will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 10/24

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

schedule until Still Life is due

Studio Assignment #1 - Bring your still life materials, backdrops, camera to class.  We will meet in the computer lab and walk over to the Grant building.  If you are not on the list for that day, then that day is a work day for you to work on the outside of class portion of the assignment. 

Thursday 10/19

Megan
Shelby
Sarah
Jacob
Katey
Kaitlin
Alex
Tristan


Thursday 10/26

Jessica
Zach
Rachel
Dominique
Julia
Taylor
Olya
Case

just a reminder, on Tuesday 10/24 we will have presentations from the book, and we will be reviewing your progress on the still life assignment. 

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 3, Deadpan (due 10/19)



Sorry I forgot to post this earlier. In the comment section below write a 200 word minimum response to Chapter 3 "Deadpan" Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.

Jacob and Case will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 10/17

Tuesday, October 10, 2017