Monday, April 30, 2018

Important dates

1. Monday, last progress report due to Flickr.  

2. Wednesday: The final class day will be May 2nd.  You must turn in a folder to me of your book images, and I must have proof that you have paid for your book.  (printed receipt would work).  Come to class that day and turn in your photos and receipt.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Next Wednesday the 18th, Mid Project Review

Be prepared to talk about your project (5 min)
Be prepared to help others, have questions
Set aside a slide show or powerpoint or group of your best work so far to show us

Lightroom Book Design and Layout

Lightroom Blurb Book design module

Advanced Lightroom Tips and Tricks from Last Week

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Here is the schedule for the senior shows. We have 7 exhibitions, with 1 outside show in Annalea. All the lectures are on tue/thu except one on Wednesday 4/25. We will do 2 students per lecture instead of one this time. Kiyana Cherry and Taylor Martin April 9-11 Lec April 10 Jessica Moore and Tiara Tatum April 12-16 Lec April 12 Blake Goldsmith/Ranlee Kunkel/Nikki Valdez April 17-19 Lec 17 and 19 Taylor Hughes and Rachel Nunez April 20-24 Lec 24 Aleisha Bryeans/Tommy Capps/Colin Craig April 25-27 Lec 25 and 26 Annalea Nelson April 26 to May 2nd lec May 2 Matt Huskins April 30 - May 2 Lec May 1 Jacob Fritts and Yuki Holloway-Ogiamien May 3 - May 11 Lec TBA

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Abstract for Final

This brief assignment is meant for you to start researching and thinking about the conceptual basis of your final book project


You are to create a short paper (500 word minimum) on what you plan on doing for your final project. This paper should clearly state the objective of your project, possible shooting strategies and locations, technical requests, and about a paragraph of historical research that must cite at least two photographers whose work/ideas somehow parallels yours. You may use any source to find photographers, but I recommend Lensculture.  I am not going to stress perfect grammar or style, although I expect a paper written at least at high school level and readable.

Due Date: emailed paper due Monday April 2nd by the end of the day. The final photos/book will be due at the end of the month.

Points to Consider:
Whatever you choose, make sure that you pick a topic that interests you (and will continue to interest you for the month you will work on it). To begin, start looking at the work of contemporary photographers who are working in a similar vein as to what you wish to do. Check the campus library, museum, and magazine websites for inspiration and for examples. After you have your idea and examples, develop a clear paper and emphasis the points you wish your photos to illustrate.

In April your weekly assignments will become open, you will be required to shoot a minimum of 25 images a week that should be geared for the final. A majority of your final grade depends on it.

Here are a list of a historical/contemporary photographers
More lists
and more and more


Your final should be an exploration of a topic that you select that you can invest time and research towards. This will be your homework for the rest of the year, and I expect the work to reflect the quality of a project that has been worked on and refined as much as possible. Every image turned in should be amongst your best work, and the photos should work together cohesively to explicitly illustrate your ideas contained in your research. You will work on it for homework the remaining four weeks of class.

You will be designing a book in Blurb that you will create and publish. Your book may be a narrative of some kind, a documentary work, have text or not, whatever you like…but I do want you to consider the wide appeal of this book. If you want to make a book about your family or your friends partying, then you must consider adding enough content to make it interesting enough to catch the casual viewer.

Blurb Photography art books
How to make a beautiful photo book with blurb