Digital Art & Design II

Fall 2018 Assignment List

Syllabus
Rules & Procedures
Class Overview

1st 9 Weeks
Unit 1 - Working with Ambient Light

Week 1 - Working with Shadows

Due Date - 8/24
Assignments 1 & 2 - The Rules & Shadowplay
Description - Students will use shadows as their primary compositional element to create dynamic, high-contrast images.  

Week 2 - Utilizing Reflectors in Fashion Photography

Due Date - 8/31
Assignment 3 - Minimalist Fashion + Reflectors 
Description - Through the use of reflectors to create fill light, students will utilize ambient light to create minimalistic fashion images.

Week 3 - B&W + Figure/Ground

Due Date - 9/7
Assignment 4 - Utilizing Figure/Ground to Create Moody B&W’s 
Description - Students will study and incorporate Gestalt psychology into their compositions to create moody black & white photos that make use of the Figure/Ground relationship.

Week 4 - Finding the Light

Due Date - 9/14
Assignment - Dynamic Light in Landscape Photography
Description - Students will study dynamic light and capture it in landscape images.  

Unit 2 - Making Your Own Light

Week 5 - One-Light Studio

Due Date - 9/21
Assignment - Basic Lighting Patterns 
Description - The student will demonstrate how to use studio lights to create the basic lighting patterns used in portraiture.

Week 6 - Styles of Lighting

Due Date - 9/28
Assignment - Using High & Low Key Setups
Description - Students will set up and utilize various studio lighting setups to create both high key and low key portraits.

Week 7 - Working w/ Speedlights

Due Date - 10/5
Assignment - Bounced Flash
Description - The student will use an on-camera speedlight to create portraits on-location by bouncing the flash to create pleasing light.

Week 8 -Table-Top Studio

Due Date - 10/12
Assignment - Product Photography on White
Description - The student will set up a table-top studio, complete with studio lights, to achieve “catalog white” backgrounds in finished product shots.  

Unit 3 - Beyond Basics

Week 9 - Color Grading

Due Date - 10/19
Assignment - Faceless Portraits
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2nd 9 Weeks

Week 10 - Harmony in Composition

Due Date - 10/26
Assignment - Balance + Symmetry
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Week 11 - Street Photography 101

Due Date - 11/2
Assignment - The Basics of Street Photography
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Week 12 - On-Tripod: Long Exposures

Due Date - 11/9
Assignment - Light Painting
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Unit 4 - Real-World Scenarios

Week 13 - Expressing Yourself

Due Date - 11/16
Assignment - Open Project II
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Week 14 - Event Coverage

Due Date - 11/23
Assignment - Event Coverage
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Week 15 - On-Location Portrait Session

Due Date - 11/30
Assignment - Portrait Session
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Week 16 - Learning from Others

Due Date - 12/7
Assignment - Deconstructing Light
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Unit 5 - Misc. Topics

Week 17 - Advanced Editing

Due Date - 12/14
Assignment - Using Presets
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Week 18 - ___

Due Date - 12/21
Assignments 19 & 20 - Levitation Photography & Portfolio
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