Product Photography

Product Photography – 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.

 

Tasks: PA800 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

606 - Create a design for a package.

607 - Utilize basic knowledge of printing processes.

608 - Design promotional materials.

 

Career Path: Photography

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

 

Exploratory Project:

Photo Collage Mixed Media

Product Photography

Project Overview:

Organizing a product photoshoot can be pretty overwhelming the first time around. But the more you practice, the more things will go smoothly, and soon you will not even think about it but just set up lights and backdrop, shoot, edit, and upload. But before you reach this level of ease, let’s take a look at how to conduct a successful shoot.

Lights

Lighting is essential to really define your images. Use natural light, if possible. Placing a table next to a large window with your sweep attached to the wall usually works well. This gives you a good amount of light with a soft shadow. If the shadow is too sharp, you can place a screen on the inside to soften it.

Backdrop

The other big part of your photography setup is your backdrop. For large objects like furniture or clothes on a mannequin, you will need a stand-mounted sweep. For smaller products, you can use a shooting table. Your backdrop should by-default be white because white reflects some of the light back and gives you an even, well-lit image. This, in turn, helps you greatly in post-processing, especially when you are removing the background.

Project Overview:

BALEFIRE - Body Spray: Large Spray Bottle

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EQUINOX - Hair Mist: Small Spray Bottle

Get a beach-beautiful style with this volumizing sea salt spray! Spritz on damp or dry hair for shine, hold and texture. A gorgeous orange flower, neroli and rosewood blend perfumes your locks with the most intoxicating smell. In fact, you might find yourself spritzing it on just to smell it! Use any time you want to refresh, re-style or add some volume, texture and shine.

ENERGY - Perfume: Perfume Bottles Small Large

Wrap yourself in a garden of earthly delights. Based on the bestselling Goddess Bath Bomb, this botanical perfume features soft strains of sensual jasmine blended with sweet rose. Sandalwood and oudh oil sit just below the surface, grounding the sweetness in smokier, herbal notes. The result is a scent that feels delicate, dangerous and altogether divine.

WATCHTOWER - Toners & Steamers

Give your skin a new lease on life with a blend of sea-inspired ingredients. A gentle spritz of seawater, aloe vera gel and rose absolute soothes, cools and hydrates stressed-out complexions and works wonders to calm redness too. You won't find any alcohol in our toners—just kind and caring ingredients to help you feel your best!

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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A Central Montco Technical High School Program!

HOMEWORK:

Year One, Project Overview:

- Drawing The Eye's, Nose & Mouth

Before you begin to draw the face and body, its important to spend some time drawing the basic sections of the face. In this project you will complete 3 different drawings, one of each part. One drawing of the eyes', one drawing of the nose and one drawing of the mouth.

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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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Experimental Project:
Project Name: Photo Collage Mixed Media

Project Overview: 

Soft pastel sticks do become dusty or dirty when transporting, so carry a cloth to wipe them off before pastel drawing. It's generally easier to work on a toned surface rather than on pure white. You can buy toned paper, or tone it yourself using an acrylic or watercolour wash.

 

To prevent over blending and smudging when pastel drawing you can use a mist of fixative on that area. Beware: if the fixative is sprayed too heavily, it dramatically dulls and darkens the vibrancy. Do some quick trial runs spraying the fixative to experiment with the light mist approach.

With these foundations in place, let's get started with pastel drawing.

 

Specifications: Using the supplied materials create a monochromatic portrait of a friend or family member.

 

EXAMPLES

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.
 

CONTACT US:

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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