This collection of more than 40 photo assignments is designed to help all students-from beginning freshmen to experienced seniors-improve or reinvigorate their work and reach their full potential as photographers. Whether you are building a syllabus for your first photography class, revitalizing assignments for your students, or looking to add DSLR video, workflow, or color correction to your class, you will find a wealth of ideas in this wonderful working guide. The assignments begin with using the camera, and progress through learning composition and lighting, working in genres, building a portfolio and more.
Steve Anchell has taught digital and darkroom classes at Oregon State University, and has conducted workshops since 1979 at institutions such as the International Center for Photography, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and UCLA. Steve is a former contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer, Camera & Darkroom, and PhotoWork magazines, and has written for many other major photography magazines. He is the author of The Variable Contrast Printing Manual and coauthor of The Darkroom Cookbook, The Film Developing Cookbook, published by Focal Press.
Table of Contents Preface Introduction Section 1 - Beginner (Freshman) Assignments Assignment 1 - Significant Photo Assignment 2 - Shutter Speed Assignment 3 - Horizontal Motion Assignment 4 - Panning Assignment 5 - Water in Motion Assignment 6 - Depth of Field Assignment 7 - Depth of Field Assignment 8 - Selective Focus vs. Maximum Depth of Field Assignment 9 - Foreshortening Assignment 10 - Keystoning Assignment 11 - Compressing Perspective Assignment 12 - Scale Section 2 - Intermediate (Sophomore) Assignment 13 - Subject Placement Assignment 14 - Vantage Point and Point of View Assignment 15 - The Art of Seeing Assignment 16 - Lines and Shapes Assignment 17 - Patterns and Textures Assignment 18 - The Ten Step Program Assignment 19 - Pure Colors Assignment 20 - Neutral Colors Assignment 21 - Symbols Section 3 - Advanced (Junior) Assignment 22 - Sunrise/Sunset Assignment 23 - 360 Degree Light Assignment 24 - Low Light Photography Assignment 25 - Discovering Light Assignment 26 - Lighting a Cube Assignment 27 - Synchro-sunlight Assignment 28 - Glow Assignment 29 - Selfies Assignment 30 - Portrait Lighting Styles Assignment 31 - 20 Frames Assignment 32 - Event Photography Assignment 33 - A Day in the Life Assignment 34 - Extended Documentary Assignment 35 - Using DSLR Video Assignment 36 - Prohibitions Section 4 - Getting Noticed (Senior) Assignment 37 - Tribute Photo Assignment 38 - Building a Portfolio Assignment 39 - Camera Phones and Apps Assignment 40 - Building an Online Presence Assignment 41 - Shameless Promoting Contributors Appendix Appendix - Software