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Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.
 

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

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Studio Photography
Photo/Video - 3/1

Fun With Photography & Photoshop

Photography/Video – Hours: 20

 

Student Goals:
Students will be introduced to the concepts of SLR camera operations and the use of the composition in Photography

Purpose:
Basic photography skills are so important in today’s digital design world. Whether its a photo for a website or a product shot for an advertisement. Photography is a must-have skill in today's design world.

Student Objectives:
By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to set up and complete a studio photoshoot with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.

 

 Theory Task:

1901- Prepare and present a portfolio.

2906 - Participate in critiques of commercial art projects.

 

Skill Task:

801 - Operate digital camera and accessories.

802 - Compose a photograph through the lens.

803 - Differentiate lighting options and their effects.

404 - Stabilize the camera.

805 - Download and manage digital images.

 

Exploratory Project:

Children's Book Illustration

OVERVIEW:

Photoshop is one of the most powerful applications around. When it comes to working with photos, there’s almost nothing it can’t do. Even the name “Photoshop” is a byword for image editing.

 

Since it launched more than 25 years ago, however, Photoshop’s picked up loads of new features that let it do even more. Adobe has developed the Creative Cloud into a suite of overlapping apps. Some of the tools from programs like Illustrator have made their way into Photoshop and vice versa. Photoshop can now do a lot more than just edit photos.

 

Project Requirments:

 

The goal of this project is to take all that you know about studio photography and photoshop and create the impossible!

 

Take a look at these samples and begin to create a concept idea of what you want to do. You will need to push your planing through sketch to figure exactly what you want to create. The final project needs to be perfect and believable. You may need to shoot both pictures, but I'm sure you can find the resources online.

 

Requirements:

You need to create two different pictures and the final pieces should show all the original images you used on the side or the bottom of the image.

Portfolio final pieces should be 17"x11"

Assessment:

Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.

 

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HOMEWORK:

Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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Assessment:

Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.

 

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1/7
Experimental Project:
Project Name: CHIDRENS BOOK IILLUSTRATION

Project Overview: 

1. Read the poem and think about what kind of imagery might go along with this     

2. In your sketchbook draw an illustration for the poem     

3. Take about 20 - 30 minutes for this exercise - ad color if you would like

 

Specifications: One Inch Tall  

If you were only one inch tall,

you'd ride a worm to school.

The teardrop of a crying ant would be your swimming pool.

A crumb of cake would be a feast

And last you seven days at least,

A flea would be a frightening beast

If you were one inch tall.

If you were only one inch tall, you'd walk beneath the door,

And it would take about a month to get down to the store.

A bit of fluff would be your bed,

You'd swing upon a spider's thread,

And wear a thimble on your head

If you were one inch tall.

You'd surf across the kitchen sink upon a stick of gum.

You couldn't hug your mama, you'd just have to hug her thumb. You'd run from people's feet in fright,

To move a pen would take all night,

(This poem took fourteen years to write--

'Cause I'm just one inch tall).     

 

- Shel Silverstein

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