Saturday, May 3, 2014

Final Grades

I have finished grading your finals and putting your grades into the spreadsheet.  There are several people who were absent but did not give me excuse forms.  This is seriously affecting several people's final average.  Can you please get me your excuse forms ASAP so that I can post grades when it opens up for the final semester averages?  Thanks!

Great job on Friday.  Thanks for all your hard work and commitment to the class.  It showed.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Capture a newsworthy image that conveys any combination of emotion, interaction or conflict.

If you enjoyed the photojournalism assignment, you might want to consider entering this contest.  It is free to enter!

One 1st Place Winner

PRINT: A 30” x 40” digital gallery plexi print with wood brace of winning image (Value $505) (40” will be the long dimension by fall)

STORE FRONT EXPOSURE: Winning image will be displayed with photo credit at Duggal’s corporate location located at 29 w 23rd Street New York, NY 10010

MAGAZINE EXPOSURE: Featured in Digital Photo Pro Magazine
Only one image and story can be submitted per artist. Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Image requirements: JPEG at 150 DPI or higher, please make sure your file size is 5mb or larger.
Judging criteria: creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness.

The Final is Friday at 9 am on 3rd Floor Journalism

 10 fabulous matted images for the final.

Final exam:
  • 10 matted images 
  • Image sized 8x12 (except for the David Hockney or the Anna Atkins if you wish)
  • Mat sized 16x20
Your 10 images can be composed from each of the class assignments or they can be a series of images from your favorite assignment. It is important to edit down your images to the 10 strongest that represent what you have learned in PHO 111.

Grading criteria:

  • Strong Compositional Elements demonstrated?
  • Strong Use of Color?
  • Intended subject In Focus?
  • Crisp Edges?
  • Clear of Distractions?
  • Interesting Lighting?
  • Interesting Subject?
  • Interesting Perspective?
  • Cropped correctly?
  • Correct Mat Size?
  • Trimmed Neatly?
  • Perfect Print Quality?
  • Participated in Critique without being asked?

In order for you to be able to take your prints with you after critique, can you please have your ten images up on your blog by Friday, May 2nd?  This way if I have questions while I am grading then I can refer to the images on your blog since I won't have your printed/matted work in front of me.

It has been a privilege and an honor to be your instructor for PHO 111.  I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  Please keep in touch.