Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New York City Spring trip info meeting Tues Dec 4

Come to New York City during Spring Break! Info meeting December 4 at 12:15 in 162.  We go every two years with students and it is always great.  Here are pics from last time.  Join us for the meeting and find out all about it.  

Monday, November 19, 2018

Class Schedule till Final

11/20 Work day
11/27 Work day
11/29 Work day
12/4 Final Book Presentation and Crit

The work days are not required, but I will be around to help anyone with printing or technical concerns.  Notice I did remove the check up crit on 11/29, I figured we should just work on our projects as much as possible and 1 crit would be enough.

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 8 Physical and Material (due 12/4)


In the comment section below write a 150 word minimum response to the final chapter, Chapter 8 "Physical and Material" 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.

Marlluvia and Leticia will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 12/4

Printing Instructions

1. Sign in on the computer closest to the printer.  The same one I use.  Do your image editing in Photoshop.

2. If resizing to fit your image on paper, you may do so automatically in the print dialog box.  If you chose to do it in Photoshop, please make sure to use a resolution of 220-300 ppi if possible, without upsizing the overall resolution or file size. 



3. Go to file - Print.  Select the Epson Sylus 7880 Printer.  Make sure you select the right printer or the rest of this will not work out the same.



4. Click on print settings to open the printer dialog box. Click on the correct paper size.  Underneath that, where it says layout, click on that to pull up the print settings.  Select the paper you are using. 



5.  Exit out of the print settings, and go back to the Photoshop print window. Where it says color handling. Make sure it says Photoshop Manages Color.  Make sure you select the ICC profile that corresponds to your paper.  This will make it so your print matches what you see on screen (as close as possible).

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

no class today 11/13

I am having an issue with my cat today that is going to require an immediate visit to the vet.  She got in a nasty fight with a neighborhood stray and got some flesh wounds.  So anyways… won’t have any class today, just make sure to work on and turn in your proposal for the final. (which are due today)  I will get a chance to look at those this afternoon.  You could also finish your reading assignment. We will do the book presentations Thursday, along with some other fun stuff. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 7 Revived and Remade (due 11/15)


In the comment section below write a 150 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.

Myjah and Magnolia will be leading the classroom discussion on Thursday 11/15

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Final Project

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 Tuesday 11/12.  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. (50 points)


Step 2: Check ups


We will meet for a one on one for check up critiques on 11/27

The rest of the classes will be work days, I will be available to help do printing if needed.    

Step 3: Final Presentation

Our final will be held Tuesday Dec 4th.  You must have at least 7 prints, we will hang them in the Art Hallway.  You will be graded on the quality of your images and your prints.  email to me your Lightroom contact sheet PDF of all the images shot for this assignment (minimum 200)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 6 Moments in History (due 11/8)


In the comment section below write a 150 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.

Julie and Kaden will be leading the classroom discussion on Thursday 11/8

Monday, October 29, 2018

Ocular Obstinance this Halloween!!

Tarleton Film Festival Ocular Obstinance from Knut Hybinette on Vimeo.

Tarleton Digital Media Studies
Presents
"Ocular Obstinance"
Wed October 31
Tarleton Art and Digital Media Studies student and alumni films, videos, animations, game designs, digital environment designs, experimental media ... and more!
Join us at Brazos Drive-In Theatre
Screening begins at dark
Arrive early to enter into our Halloween costume contest - everyone in costume qualifies!
Vote for your favorite student work for the
Audience Choice Award
Following the student work, stay for a Halloween-themed feature film double-screening.
Ticket proceeds will create new Tarleton student scholarships and events