PHOTO ONE--HVCC main page

Spring 2018--Jaeger

Thurs March 8: critique of “set-up” images. You should have several prints, either of different set-ups, or a range of images of a single set up that show variety and depth as a group.

due Tuesday March 13: shoot your usual 100 pictures...this time of letters, words, marks, graffiti, etc. Some but not all of these can be “made” marks. Some but not all of these can be “found” marks. Don’t do anything illegal.

Tuesday March 20: work day

Thursday March 22: critique will be a group of pictures that incorporates added text (text added to the print or the image after shooting). This is related to the shooting 100 pictures but is totally different in that you’ll be adding the words after shooting for the critique.

March 15, for extra credit:

Digital Media 101 panel discussion*:

The ins & outs of a commercial Photo Studio

March 15th 1pm-2:30pm :  101

BTC meeting rooms 2&3



This panel discussion will address the ins and outs of running a successful commercial photography studio. Guest speakers Mark McCarty, Ray Felix, Gary Gold and Elizabeth Mickalonis are experts in the field, with decade's worth of experience.  Over the years, each speaker developed a unique niche in the commercial photography industry, but remain unified by their core passion and commitment to photography.



MATERIALS and camera LIST FOR COURSE (click) (updated in part)

click the main MATERIALS link (above) for details on the 3 main things you need:

DSLR camera or mirrorless equivalent

SD card (or a 2 pack if you can)

fast USB flash memory


How to links

A few links to sites that might help with technical camera and Photoshop use.

A new link that’s a cool general site about taking better pictures:

TRIPODS...not needed for this class. The best long term options are more expensive versions with separate head and legs. But here are simpler starting points that cost less and will do you good!

best all round: Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminum Tripod

lighter: BONFOTO Aluminum Camera B671A Tripod


SITES for contemporary photography (this is a list of web pages that will lead to lots of new work, not sorted in any way, but something to browse and be surprised by) photography, mostly.

How to save your images off the Q drive outside of the classroom

...for the end of each semester

  1. 1)choose the ones you want (you won’t have room for all of them)

  2. 2)go into a computer on campus, open the Q drive, open the folders one by one to get into ARH 129, Jaeger, etc. until you find your folder

  3. 3)go to the dates of the images you want and open those folders

  4. 4)in these folders are your actual images...most will be RAW files, which you will need a program like LR or other to open. But you will also find your Photoshop files--they have a different file name--and these are the ones you worked on for class, in case that’s your starting point

  5. 5)drag the images one by one into a folder you have created on the desktop

  6. 6)when you have all the images you want, open up the computer (lower left, click computer...) and find your USB thumb drive (often labelled E)

  7. 7)move the folder of images on the desktop to this thumb drive

NOTE: if you can remember to do this in class, or from the Photo I computers in the library, you can choose your images in Lightroom and Export them into a folder or directly onto your USB drive.