During the class of Digital Media 2, the learning objectives were to use a camera professionally, work with subjects, & use new techniques in photoshop like; mid-tones, curves layers, & watermarking. I find this valuable to my future because it allows me to express my creativity when I will be working with things that require these things.
The project was about double exposure & required me to take a ten portraits & ten textured photographs. I also had to fix them up using camera raw & see which two portraits I would use for my double exposure. When I finally chose my two portraits, I had to fix them up a little more using masking layers to adjust exposure, colors, & spot healing. When my pictures were ready, I chose two of my best portraits & two of my best textures & combine them using the masking techniques that were previously used in adjusting the portraits. Throughout the process listed above, I have learned photoshop & better photography in the following ways, new masking techniques like mid-tones, curves, & adjustment layers, positioning of subjects in pictures, & taking pictures of textures. Because I learned these new ways of using photoshop & a camera, I was able to create two good double exposure images which I got good grades on.
The two school wide learning outcomes(SLO) I feel I demonstrated with this artifact were “applying technological skills for the 21st century & thinking critically & creatively”. I have demonstrated “applying technological skills for the 21st century” by showing that I can use photoshop in more ways than I used to. Learning new techniques has shown me how simple & fun editing can be. This is important because in the future I might just want to have some skills with editing software or might even end up working in a job that needs skills like the ones I’ve learned. The second SLO I demonstrated was thinking “critically & creatively” by knowing that, when taking a picture, I would have to take into consideration , exposure, color, & position of a subject. Why this is important is it is showing me careful consideration of things that make a photograph look professional. It is also teaching me that I can be creative while doing something I like that is professional looking.
There was one SLO I think that I could have improved during this project, “self directed learner who communicates effectively”, during the photography part of this project I had to tell the subject how I wanted them to be during the photograph. In other pictures I took, it shows that I just took random pictures without thinking about how they should be positioned.
Overall the project, I feel, was a success because of the new things I learned & what I was able to accomplish in the making of the double exposure images. The most important things I have learned in this class this year are photoshop, premiere pro, & how to use adobe bridge. These skills will help me in the future by allowing me to show that I can be creative & masterful of different software programs that require editing.
Model Photo Shoot
During the class of Digital Media 2, the learning objectives are to create 10 well produced images with at least 4 masking layers, a midtone boost and a watermark. The project that I am submitting for Digital Media 2 had the following objectives, to take 10 high quality photographs with the technical skills: focus, proper exposure, depth of field, and ISO. We also had to have high quality artistic composition which means we deeded to show rules of composition that is purposeful and wouldn’t waste space or have distracting elements. We also cleaned up the images with clone stamps, add midtone boosts and a watermark.
The assignment was about producing 10 high quality pictures with masking layers, a midtone boost, and a watermark. The process I went through to do this project and meet the learning objectives was we first began with pre-production, which we had to describe the idea or concept of what we wanted our’s to be. We then had to choose our model who we would work with. After that, we had to choose some images to relate to what posing or expressions we wanted to have for our models. Next was what props or wardrobe development or stylistics (such as hair and makeup) we needed. After that came up post production, how we were going to edit and what our style of editing was going to be. Last we had to take prototype pictures and put them next to how we though we wanted the model to actually pose.
Throughout this process listed above, I have realized I have learned in the following ways, I have learned organization because we had to organized how we wanted the models to look and how they dressed before the actual shoot. I also learned planning, because we had to make sure things were ready to go once we arrived at the park.
The two School Wide Learning Outcomes I demonstrate with this artifact are thinking critically and creatively and applying technological skills for the 21st century. I have demonstrated thinking critically and creatively in the artifact by demonstrating my creativity with how I wanted my pictures to turn out. At first I thought I wanted to tell a story but I changed it and just went with just taking pictures with a certain theme. The second SLO I demonstrated was applying technological skills for the 21st century because I edited in Photoshop which is a program that is used still today regularly by magazines and other photographers. I could have improved being a self directed learner who communicates effectively because I don’t think, with my first idea, how I wanted it to be so maybe that’s why I dropped the idea all together.
Overall the most important things I have learned in this class this year are taking better pictures and editing with more options to make my photographs much better. These skill I have learned in this class will help me in the future by giving me more options for a future career in editing.