Chickerdoodle13's Photography Classroom (*New Assignment* Pg6 Post54)

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Chickerdoodle13, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Hey guys! I've gotten some great ideas from the art threads in the Fun and Games section of the message forum. Hopefully nobody gets upset that I am posting this here because a few of us have discussed starting a "photography classroom". I see MSbear has already started a great assignment! I'm starting this thread, but hopefully a few of us will be able to collaborate and run classrooms alongside eachother. I think for now I will begin with some beginner lessons, but seasoned photographers feel free to join in. If anyone else has an idea for a lesson let me know and we can add it or start your own thread!

    Assignment #1:

    This is not really an assignment, but more of an introduction and a short lesson on how to post pictures for those who don't already know. There will be a couple of steps so I will number them and explain what to do for each one. If you don't know how to post pictures and you would like to learn how, I will include some links to instructions, but feel free to ask me if you need additional help. I will include my email address for you to contact me.

    1. Post a picture that you have taken (If you don't have ANY pictures, feel free to take some and post your favorite). I would like this picture to be something you are proud of. This will serve as both an example of your work for me to see where all of my "students" are and also as inspiration for other posters for future assignments.

    2. Find a picture that another photographer has taken that inspires you. You can get this picture from the internet, a magazine, book, etc. You don't have to post this picture, but I would like to keep it somewhere that you can see it often. If you would like to show everyone else the picture you have chosen as an inspirational piece, that is fine and you can post it here.

    3. State one thing you feel you are very good at when it comes to photography.

    4. State one thing you would like to learn or improve in your photography.

    5. State anything you feel you would like to see in a future lesson. (This is optional, but it will help me create assignments that are suited to what the students want to learn. If I do not feel qualified to teach a particular subject, I will try to find someone who can.)

    6. Say what kind of camera you are using (inlcuding the lenses you have if using an SLR), so I can better tailor the assignments to your camera's capabilities.


    I would like everyone interested in joining this classroom to have this assignment done by Monday, July 18th. I will do a brief critique of everyone's posted work, but I will get more detailed and specific as we get deeper into the real assignments.

    If you have never posted pictures on this website before and need to learn how, there are a couple excellent threads that explain how.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=504

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=427634

    You can also post pictures from your facebook account and a variety of other websites, including your BYC account. Photobucket and flickr are two of the more popular ones and both are fairly easy to use.

    If anyone needs to contact me for additional help or with any suggestions, or even if you would like to teach a class, send me a PM or email me at:

    [email protected]

    I'm looking forward to coming up with some assignments and seeing your work! I hope to see you in my classroom!

    One additional item:
    I realize there will be people looking to join in this thread after the first assignment has already been completed. That is perfectly fine and you can jump right in with whatever assignment we are on. However, I would like everyone to complete this first assignment regardless of where you start. You can certainly go back and hand in the other assignments, even if they are late and I will try my best to critique them for you. I would also like the other students to join in and give constructive criticism as well. It is always great to get peer reviews!
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Here is an example I did for the first assignment so you can all see what I am looking for.

    1. A picture I took.

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    2. A picture that inspires me.

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    3. I feel I am good at macro shots and animal photography.

    4. I would like to improve my skills adjusting shutter speed and aperture to increase and decrease depth of field.

    5. I would like to see some lessons in macro photography.

    6. Canon 50D with a 28-135mm lens and a 70-300mm lens
     
  3. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    Can i join? I will do the assignment later, im going to catch some Zs first.
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Quote:Yes, certainly! Post when you can. I'm giving everyone a week to get this assignment in anyways while I work on a new one.
     
  5. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I am posting here so I can find this again, I will do the assignment later.
     
  6. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Post a picture that you have taken (If you don't have ANY pictures, feel free to take some and post your favorite). I would like this picture to be something you are proud of. This will serve as both an example of your work for me to see where all of my "students" are and also as inspiration for other posters for future assignments.
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    My top 2

    2. Find a picture that another photographer has taken that inspires you. You can get this picture from the internet, a magazine, book, etc. You don't have to post this picture, but I would like to keep it somewhere that you can see it often. If you would like to show everyone else the picture you have chosen as an inspirational piece, that is fine and you can post it here.
    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/Kansaskaty/garden/100_0950.jpg
    This pic inspires me. It was taken by a fellow byc photographer on here.. Katy!

    3. State one thing you feel you are very good at when it comes to photography.
    Im good at capturing things at different angles and perspectives. Especially plants

    4. State one thing you would like to learn or improve in your photography.
    I would like to improve on moving animals and people

    5. State anything you feel you would like to see in a future lesson. (This is optional, but it will help me create assignments that are suited to what the students want to learn. If I do not feel qualified to teach a particular subject, I will try to find someone who can.)
    Lighting, portfolios

    6. Say what kind of camera you are using (inlcuding the lenses you have if using an SLR), so I can better tailor the assignments to your camera's capabilities.
    kodak easyshare point and shoot. and a canon rebel G film camera
     
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I'm so excited people are interested in joining!

    Iheartchicks,

    Your two photos are excellent. I love the interesting angle you captured of your chicken in the first one. You did a great job focusing on the eyes, as that is what drew my eyes in first! I also really like the pink flowers in the background. The depth of field is very pleasant and I am drawn to the chicken first, then the pink flowers, then back to the chicken. A little bit of light on the chicken would help it stand out more from the background, but otherwise I think this is a wonderful photo! Taking photos outside is certainly more difficult, because the lighting doesn't always want to cooperate!

    The second photo is also very interesting. I like that your subject in focus is off to the side and the fence draws my eyes nicely into the background. Even though the background is blurred, I can still make out what everything is and the depth of field almost gives the photo a "painting" sort of effect. Very nice!

    Great job on the first assignment!
     
  8. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    3. I almost ALWAYS have my camera with me ... [​IMG]

    4. Lighting

    5. Oh, just compositions or SUBJECTS that I wouldn't normally photograph .. I do alot of scenic, nature, and family ... Photographing something totally off the wall (like the cellphones on the other thread) helps inspire me..

    6. I had/have a Nikon SLR film camera .. but don't use it any more. Current shoot with just a FUJI Finepix S700 .. while watching the prices of the digital SLRs reach a place where I can afford the one I want .. lol
     
  10. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Quote:Love your insiration shot!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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