Good morning and happy Friday! Hope all is well at NHS. I do not have any new assignments for you today. I have introduced all of the photo touch ups that I have for portraits, and you have a proof sheet to make today so today is simply a day to finish up your projects from the week, make a proof sheet, and learn about next weeks photo assignment. I have had a few questions about this weeks photo assignment. This week's photos are Depth of Field. I have a video describing the task. Last week when we talked about it I called it the sandwich technique and said that often it's only a matter of changing your perspective to add something to the foreground with your subject behind that foreground and then having something in the background of the shot. If you're not sure about it, watch the video or even google depth of field images to see how they build their shots.
For next Friday, I want you to take 10 photos of textures. What is a texture? It's simply... a texture is something that has a "feel" to it. A basketball has a texture with all of those little bumps on it. A brick wall has a texture because of those rough crevices in the brick. Glass has a texture... but it doesn't show in a photo because you wouldn't be able to "feel" that texture what you look at it. All you would see is a clear surface. The textures that you shoot should be something that you can almost feel when you look at the photo. I have two resources that explain this. The first explains how light can effect textures and the second gives you advice and tips on textures. Give them a read and it will help you to take better pictures for this. I have a video also to explain the assignment. One final piece of info on the project, fill the frame with the texture! Later in the class we will use these photos to blend them in to another photo and make the photo look worn. If you fill the frame with only the texture this will work perfectly. I will talk more about it on Monday when I am back to class. I hope you have a great day and a fantastic weekend!