A&P my new photo class... what the F.

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Not sure if all of you know my background. I'll sum it up real quick.

    I work tech support at a technical art school. I came in specializing in PC stuff, but have moved over to Mac imaging/configuration/software in the few years i've been here. So i'm pretty good on both.

    Always had an interest in photography, and their photo program is insane here. So I decided to get into it. 3 classes/semester - time, books, courses, etc paid for by the school. All I buy is my camera gear.

    So i'm in this 'Advanced photo principles' class.

    72 raw files due per week. :eek3:

    No editing at all, must be shot raw with metadata included.

    Plus our favorite 3, one from each subject, printed 8x11, and the print must match the monitor, EXACTLY. :squint:



    First 3 subjects, due next wed.

    Skin

    Plastic color (not plastic like the material, but plastic like... What the fuck. I have no idea what he means. He explained it to mean the relationship between colors, like a color wheel, but for light instead of painting. I get that part, not sure where he got 'plastic' from though...)

    black and white, shot in color.


    any ideas? You guys are always pretty creative...
     
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    skin - boob

    plastic color (no idea)

    black and white - butt
     
  3. mandarin orange

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    i took a basic photography class for shit and giggles to take up some credits and boost GPA.

    we have 75 RAW images due each week. and 3 photos of the best ones must be presented. We also have to convert to B&W and post process. Also we must take 1 self portrait everyday.
     
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    hahah.

    Sounds like the same class, but without the b&w....

    We have to post process for prints, every adjustment has to be on it's own layer (so he can see it), and he has limited the tools we can use...
     
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    I was gonna work the nude woman angle, but the wife isn't game with having her naked body up for display in the hallways where I work....
     
  6. Ronin

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    75 doesnt seem bad a week when i do 300+ in a single heavy session
     
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    72 doesn't seem too bad either, til I remember that I work 50+ hours a week, have 2 other classes, and a house, wife and dog.

    And remember, these aren't 72 random shots... These are 72 that you hand in to your professor.
     
  8. Ronin

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    that does seem a bit heavy actually, atleast you dont have to edit
     
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    Take 69 shots of your nutsack and 3 good pics every week and be done with it. :rofl:
     
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    good luck with that :p
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    I am in a 4x5 class, and I dropped the back. Luckily the ground glass didn't break.
     
  12. JayKimchee

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    What sucks is not how many pics you have to take, but when the teacher asks you to take more pics after seeing your pictures :)

    Best way to learn I guess.
     
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    skin : go dig in the mud/dirt and get your fingers all gritty and gross. then say you had a photoshoot with a bum. fucked up fingernails have alotta character to 'em.

    plastic color.... what the fuck?

    B&W in color, interracial couple kissing. black cat thrown in some snow. oreo dunked/dropped in milk with high shutter speed for some freeze frame droplets, ummmm i dont know.
     
  14. jared_IRL

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    :bowdown:

    Nice.

    I have no idea what i'm gonna do with the plastic color one either. The examples he had were just of things with contrasting colors touching each other. Really bizarre.

    I like the other two ideas though!

    I'll post my best ones here when I get em done.
     
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    vanilla icecream, black bowl? black syrup? (brown?). black pen on white paper. black ink dripped on.... something white. ceramic tile? television snow storm? michael jackson?

    skin, maybe a nasty bruise, and interesting mole, an adam's apple, that lil thing under your nose, an eyelid,
     

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