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Photos from UHS Spring Muscial – Bye Bye Birdis

Posted by seanmorr on May 30, 2008

Click here to view the photos

The best way to view them is to click on the ‘slideshow’ icon in the upper right

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Warm Up – 5-29-08

Posted by seanmorr on May 29, 2008

Look at the following photo gallery

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/patterns-aerial-views.html

In your journal tell me which one is your favorite and why

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Voting Page for P1 Animals

Posted by seanmorr on May 29, 2008

Here is a link to the voting page

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=AwyMrqYwKc06k8WCRrx7Vg_3d_3d

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Warm Up 5-27-08

Posted by seanmorr on May 27, 2008

Go to the following link and look through the photos

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/05/26/nytfrontpage/20080526POD_index.html

Which one did you like the best and why?

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Warm Up 5-22-08

Posted by seanmorr on May 22, 2008

Could you take a photo a day for 18 years?

This photographer did, and it documented his life

When Jamie Livingston, photographer, filmmaker, circus performer, accordian player, Mets fan, and above all, loyal friend, died on October 25th (his birthday) in 1997 at the age of 41, he left behind hundreds of bereft friends and a collection of 6,000 photographs neatly organized in small suitcases and wooden fruit crates.

Jamie took a polaroid once a day, every day, including his last, for 18 years.

This photographic diary, which he called, “Polaroid of the Day,” or P.O.D., began when Jaime was a student at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. The project continued when he moved to apartments in New York City including the incredible circus memorabilia-filled loft on Fulton Street, which he shared with his best friend. That loft was the site of many a Glug party, an “orphans thanksgiving,” a super-8 festival of Jamie’s lyrical Super-8 films, and a rollicking music jam.

The picture taking continued as Jamie traveled the world with the Janus Circus, his very own circus-troupe, and later when he became a much-in-demand cinematographer and editor of music videos back in the early days of MTV. He contributed his talents to the ground-breaking Nike “Revolution” spot and many other commercials, too. Through it all he took pictures, made movies, and loved his friends. And the Polaroids reflect all of that: a life bursting with activity, joy and sadness, too.

Jamie brought his camera wherever he went. As one friend said, “It probably helped his social life because everyone wanted to be in a photo of the day.” It was always interesting to see what Jaime deemed worthy of a P.O.D. My husband remembers his own 30th birthday party in his photo studio on Ludlow Street: “Hundreds of people filled my loft and the party snaked down Ludlow Street to Stanton. But what did Jamie take a picture of? A potato chip or something. It was a gorgeous shot, though.”

But more often than not, the photos were of friends, family, himself, special places he had visited, or just something that caught his discriminating eye. And if he’d been to a Mets Game that day, that was it — a Mets game was always a worthy P.O.D.

And the pictures are utterly gorgeous miracles of photographic artistry. The color, the light, the time lapse swirls, the unerring composition. Whether it was a still life of what he’d eaten for dinner, an unblinking shot of his beloved grandfather (Pops), or swooningly romantic portraits of his beautiful wife or ex-girlfriends, any one of these photographs should be in a museum collection. But perhaps more importantly, Jamie’s friends and the world need access to these pictures, which is why his devoted friends have been talking for years about ways to exhibit this massive body of work.

Look at some of his photos here

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Photos of the UHS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

Posted by seanmorr on May 21, 2008

Click here to see rehearsal photos of the UHS Musical

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Photoshop Assignments – 5-21-08

Posted by seanmorr on May 21, 2008

Look through the following tutorials and choose one of them to complete

Speed lighting effect

Cool Retro Curves

Glowing Light Painting effect

Choose one of these, complete the tutorial and then turn it in.
If you want to do a second tutorial, I will give you significant extra credit.

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Link to bubbles tutorial

Posted by seanmorr on May 19, 2008

http://www.viddler.com/explore/seanmo/videos/10/

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Warm Up 5-19-08

Posted by seanmorr on May 19, 2008

Go to the following website

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/05/16/nytfrontpage/20080516POD_index.html

Look through the photos

Which do you like the best and why?

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Voting page for P1 Reflection

Posted by seanmorr on May 16, 2008

Vote at this link

In your journal, tell me which one you voted for and why

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=jfgyUAKhXtAq2d_2fKybVkjQ_3d_3d

 

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Warm Up – Lighting

Posted by seanmorr on May 15, 2008

First, I give you one of the cutest baby photos ever

This photo used 2 off camera flashes

Next, how many lights are used in the following portrait?

How many lights used in this one?

How many lights in this one?

Click here to see the setup of this photo

How can you tell how many lights were used in photos? any ideas?

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Warm Up 5-13

Posted by seanmorr on May 13, 2008

Look through the following slide shows

Slideshow 1

Slideshow 2

 

Which photos had the most impact on you?  why?

 

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Warm Up 5-12-08

Posted by seanmorr on May 12, 2008

Take a look at the following photo gallery
http://jamesdeavin.com/sport/

Do you like the photos? why or why not?
What are they of? what is the theme?
What do you think of the photographer’s composition?

here is another gallery by the same photographer if you are interested
http://jamesdeavin.com/ossuary/

Oh and in case you are wondering what the skull church is all about, its called the Sedlec Ossuary, and I will let the quote from Wikipedia below fill you in on the rest.

The Sedlec Ossuary (Czech: kostnice Sedlec) is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints (Czech: Hřbitovní kostel Všech Svatých) in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary contains approximately 40,000-70,000 human skeletons which have been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.

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Animal Photo Contest

Posted by seanmorr on May 9, 2008

Here is a link to the details of the Oregon Humane Society Photo Contest
http://www.oregonhumane.org/contest/Photo_Contest_Rules.htm

let me know if you have any questions

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Warm Up – 5-9-08

Posted by seanmorr on May 9, 2008

Click below and then view the

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17947772/displaymode/1107/s/2/framenumber/1/

‘spring blossoms’ slideshow

Journal

What photo did you envision?

Which photo did you like the best?

Did any of them look like the photo you envisioned?

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Photo Galleries for Warm Up 5-8-08

Posted by seanmorr on May 8, 2008

Look at the following New York Times Slide shows on the cylclone in Myanmar

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/05/05/world/0505-MYANMAR_13.html

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/05/07/world/0507-MYANMAR_index.html

In your journal, descibe how you feel after looking at these examples of photojournalism

Would you have felt the same just reading about it?

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The Alphebet Project

Posted by seanmorr on May 5, 2008

Here are links to the alphabet project examples

http://www.pbase.com/abbarich/coloured_alphabet

http://www.flickr.com/photos/saraharnottphotography/53864566/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickcastoro/sets/72157594284703340/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gary8345/43573825/

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Assignments 5-2

Posted by seanmorr on May 2, 2008

1st period

Look at the following photo

Do you like it?  why or why not?

is it a good black and white photo?

For today

In the pick up box, there is a worksheet named

‘weston1’

Open it up, read it and answer the questions

turn it in as p1lastnameweston1

Have a great weekend

 

PERIOD 2

Continue working on your storyboards and animation lessons(in the pick up box)

You should be working the whole time

 

PERIOD 3

Do the warm up from period 1 above

Then, continue with your critiques

IF you want to check out a camera, swing by after school, I will be around.

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS – I need you to come find me in 434 during 6th period so we can get a photo of you for the art show

Ethan

Skyler

Peter

Kaitlan

Bernice

Patty

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