Monday, December 19, 2016

A Few of My Favorite Things

During the long holiday break you will be photographing a few of your favorite things. See presentation below for details, examples and due dates. 





Monday, December 12, 2016

Careers in Photography

Please use the presentation below for your Careers in Photography project. This presentation includes specific details for your sketchbook as well as examples and due dates. 



Monday, December 5, 2016

Try Something New

See the presentation below for details, examples and due dates for your Try Something New Project. You are only limited by your own creativity!




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Selfie Project

Please use the presentation below for criteria, examples and due dates for your Selfie Project. 




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Thanksgiving Project

Please use this presentation for your Thanksgiving Project - it has examples, criteria and due dates.  I hope you all have a nice break!




Monday, November 14, 2016

One Subject - Forty Photos

The presentation below has criteria, examples and due dates for your One Subject - Forty Photos project. My suggestion for this assignment is to KEEP TAKING MORE PICTURES after you've already taken 40 photos. They will only get better!



Monday, November 7, 2016

Social Messages

Below is the presentation shared in class for your Social Messages project. Use this for examples, ideas, requirements and due dates. 
Make a statement!



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Point-of-View

Below is the class presentation for your point-of-view project. Remember, no images should be captured from a normal or expected point-of-view. 





Monday, October 24, 2016

Abstracts & Details

Below is the presentation for your Abstracts and Details project. REMEMBER: you must be taking photos in 5 categories: nature, industry, food, shadows and your choice.  See the presentation below for examples, criteria and due dates. 




Monday, October 17, 2016

Still Life

Please use the presentation below for your Still Life assignment. Remember there are 4 very specific criteria for this project, so be sure you are meeting all of the requirements. 



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Expressive Portraits

Please use the presentation below for tips, examples, requirements and due dates for your Expressive Portraits assignment. 



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Common Elements Collage

Below is the presentation shared in class for your Common Elements Collage.  You can see examples, due dates and criteria here.  I hope you have a great long weekend and take a lot of fabulous photos!



Monday, September 26, 2016

Landscapes

Please use the presentation below to help you complete your Landscapes photo assignment. Due dates and criteria and included on last page. Enjoy the weekend and get outdoors!!!




Thursday, September 22, 2016

Creative Shooting & Manual Modes

Below is the presentation shared in class for your Creative Shooting and Manual Modes project. Please use this to help you work with the DSLR camera and all the manual modes. Remember you need to experiment with all the different modes and submit pictures by December 19th. Don't wait until the last minute - there are 2 cameras available to borrow. Enjoy!



Monday, September 19, 2016

Lighting

Your assignment for this week is to experiment with different types of lighting. There are several types and you should try them all. Be sure you are looking at the assignment page and meeting the very specific criteria for this project. Good luck, and remember - lighting and composition are the keys to successful photographs!



Friday, September 16, 2016

Photographer Presentation

Below is what was shared in class for the Photographer Presentation. This includes due dates and criteria for the assignment. Please refer to this as needed. 





Photography Vocabulary & History

The presentation below is what was shared in class. Please refer to this as needed, and note that the sketchbook assignment is on the last slide. 



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Composition Guidelines

Below is the presentation shared in class for your composition guidelines project. This presentation includes examples, tips, requirements and due dates.  Be sure to check it and make sure you are experimenting with all of the different composition tools.




Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rule of Thirds

See the presentation below for details, criteria, requirements and due dates for your Rule of Thirds assignment. There are 2 parts to the sketchbook that are due by the end of class on Thursday, 9/8. If you were absent, please submit them by the end of next class. You must also take 40 pictures that represent the Rule of Thirds. These photos are due on Monday, 9/12. Please make sure you have your photos taken and you bring them to class on a memory card or your camera as we will work on creating a contact sheet together. 
Enjoy!




Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome to Photography!

Below is the presentation we covered the first day of class. Please refer to this as needed and share with your grown up people. And don't hesitate to see me with any questions or concerns. 
- Mrs. Duckworth



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

2016-2017 Supplies

Welcome to Photography!  

Please have the following supplies ready for the first week of class, and in every class...
* Pencils and Pens
* Erasers
* A 2-pocket folder
* Sketchbook - that we will make from school materials on the first day of class

OPTIONAL:
* Digital Camera with at least 1GB Memory Card & compatible USB Cord
* Flash Drive - minimum 1GB

See you soon!!!
- Mrs. Duckworth

Welcome to Photography!

You've found yourself at Mrs. Duckworth's photography site, a place for students, parents, teachers and whoever else is interested in learning more about photography here at Victor Senior High School.

For my students, please bookmark this site and refer to it often. Your assignments and their subsequent due dates will be posted regularly, as will any reference materials necessary to complete your homework. 

For parents, please use this site to keep up to date on what your child is currently learning in his or her photography class. I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. Check back often to learn about the new and exciting projects we are working on.

Thank you for visiting and again, please stop back soon. Your contributions will help make this blog a success!

I'm looking forward to the next 20 weeks, and I hope you are too! 

- Mrs. Duckworth

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Photo Essay Final

Here it is, your FINAL project in photography. See the presentation below for details, criteria and examples. There are VERY specific due dates for this project, so please check the presentation and be sure you are turning everything in on time. This is your final project and it is worth 20% of your overall course grade. This should be treated like a final exam in any other course. Good luck, and don't forget everything you have learned in this course while you are working on this last project.




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Landscapes

Please use the presentation below to help you complete your Landscapes photo assignment.  Due dates and criteria and included on last page. This project is due after the long weekend - so get outdoors!!!




Sunday, May 15, 2016

Surrealism

Your next project is going to truly test your creativity and both your photography & composition skills, along with your Photoshop skills. See the presentation below for details, examples, criteria and due dates for your Surrealism project. 
Be creative!!! 




Monday, May 9, 2016

Careers in Photography

Please use the presentation below for your Careers in Photography project. This presentation includes specific details for your sketchbook as well as examples and due dates.  




Sunday, May 1, 2016

Social Messages

Below is the presentation shared in class for your Social Messages project. Use this for examples, ideas, requirements and due dates. 
Make a statement!



Thursday, April 28, 2016

One Subject - Forty Photos

The presentation below has criteria, examples and due dates for your One Subject - Forty Photos project. My suggestion for this assignment is to KEEP TAKING MORE PICTURES after you've already taken 40 photos. 



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Perspective is Everything

Please use the presentation below for criteria, examples and due dates for your Perspective is Everything project... 



The Selfie Project

Please use the presentation below for criteria, examples and due dates for your Selfie Project. 




Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Abstract & Details

Below is the presentation for your Abstract and Details project. REMEMBER: you must be taking photos in 5 categories: nature, industry, food, shadows and your choice.  





Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Point-Of-View

Below is the class presentation for your point-of-view project. Remember, no images should be captured from a normal or expected point-of-view. 



Monday, March 14, 2016

Still Lives

Please use the presentation below for your Still Lives assignment. Remember there are 4 very specific criteria for this project, so be sure you are meeting all of the requirements.




Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Expressive Portraits

Please use the presentation below for tips, examples, requirements and due dates for your Expressive Portraits assignment. 






Monday, February 29, 2016

Common Elements Collage

Below is the presentation shared in class for your Common Elements Collage.  You can see examples, due dates and criteria here.  




Thursday, February 25, 2016

Photographer Presentation

See the presentation below for due dates and criteria for your famous photographers presentation. Remember it is due on May 4th and there is no late work accepted.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lighting

Your assignment for this week is to experiment with different types of lighting. There are several types and you should try them all. Be sure you are looking at the assignment page and meeting the very specific criteria for this project. Good luck, and remember - lighting and composition are the keys to successful photographs!


Friday, February 12, 2016

Photography Vocabulary & History

Below is the presentation shared in class for photography vocabulary and technical history. There is a sketchbook assignment at the end of the presentation. If you did not finish it in class, it will be due the day we come back from February break, and you will have a small amount of time in that class to work on it. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Composition Guidelines

Below is the presentation shared in class for your composition guidelines project. This presentation includes examples, tips, requirements and due dates.  Be sure to check it and make sure you are experimenting with all of the different composition tools.





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rule of Thirds - Composition

See the presentation below for details, criteria, requirements and due dates for your Rule of Thirds assignment. There are 2 parts to the sketchbook that are due by the end of class on Thursday, 2/4. If you were absent, please submit them by the end of next class. You must also take 40 pictures that represent the Rule of Thirds. These photos are due on Monday, 2/8. Please make sure you have your photos taken and you bring them to class on a memory card or your camera as we will work on creating a contact sheet together. 
Enjoy!