01 – TGJ 2O

Monday, October 16, 2017 –

Multiplicity –

Today, we will get started on a multiplicity assignment.  This assignment will consist of you creating a finished multiplicity composure.   At the end of this, you will write a 50 word reflection.

The instructions for the multiplicity photo are below.  1st deadline – Thursday, October 19.


Web Link – http://photoextremist.com/how-to-clone-yourself-using-multiplicty-photos


In order to do this, you must start by taking at least 3 photos of a person, without moving the camera on the tripod.

You will then import the photos in to photoshop, and use the command file –> scripts –> load photos in to stack.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017 –

Students are to explore the pixlr program further.

Using 3 different photos, students are to apply filters to their photos to improve the overall appearance.  Upload your finished photos to your flickr account.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 –

Today, we will spend the period working with Adobe Photoshop and Google Pixlr.  Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for image editing, Google Pixlr is a web based app that is available through the google app store.

The interface and many of the controls are similar between the two applications – the advantage to you is that Pixlr is available anywhere you can access google chrome, Photoshop is available on these computers.

You are to take a photo and perform  similar edits on both photos using both photoshop and pixlr.  Please use this as an opportunity to display where you are at with photoshop in terms of background and ability – Everyone has varying levels of experience and as teachers we refer to this as a diagnostic.  Upload your photos to flickr in a new album named “2017-10-05 edits”

When complete, send an email to paul.darling@k12.kpdsb.ca describing your preference between the two applications.   If you have a phone based photo application that you prefer to use, please share the application name with me.

Monday, October 2, 2017 –

Introduction to famous photographers.

On your own, discover 3 photographers who are exhibiting their work online.  Reflect on what you like and what you don’t like about their work.  Send an email to paul.darling@k12.kpdsb.ca listing the three photographers you discovered and a 2-3 sentance reflection on their work.

When you have completed this, you may use a classroom camera to emulate the work of one of the photographers you have found.  Upload your photos to an album on flickr.

Monday, September 25, 2017 –

Printing of photos –

Today, we will look at printing some of our photos out to share them with others.

You will print photos using adobe indesign.  You will use a tabloid sized document in portrait orientation.  Please include a byline at the bottom of your photo.  (photo by…)

When you have completed this, you will print your photos in landscape orientation on a tabloid sized paper.

Two things to remember with Adobe Indesign –

Ctrl + D is used to place a photo

to print as a PDF, file–>AdobePDF presets –> high quality print.

Start by getting one photo printed out today, by the end of this week, you will be printing out multiple photos.


You may use 20 minutes of today to get some fall colour photos as well.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 –

Today is a catch-up day.  If you are behind on your albums or organization, please catch up with them.  If you would like to make a bonus album, the conditions outside are quite unique – Sunshine after a rainy morning.

Make sure your photos are organized in to albums as appropriate.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 –

Today, you are to create an album where you focus on “little details” of the fall season.

The emphasis on this album is to have photographers get as close to their subjects as possible.

You may go outside, however there is some precipitation.  If you are staying inside, please remember that you are not to be taking photos outside of any classrooms, not point the cameras inside of any classrooms.  You may take photos in student square, in the area outside the resource room, and in the cafeteria.  No loitering – you are to return to class as quickly as you are done.

Save the photos in an album named 20170919 close ups

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 –

Today, we are taking advantage of one of the last warm days we will have.  Have a look at tips for sunny days photography –

Tips for sunny day photography

Try to take photos with at least 3 different techniques –

Subject vs. Background


High Speed photography

Portraits in the light shade

Attempt to capture at least one photo in each of these different situations.  Upload your photos to an album named “20170912 Sunny Day”


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 –

Photo walk # 2 – The Wabigoon River.  Today, we will be walking as a class down to the Wabigoon River.  Try to get your best photo of the park like setting.

By the end of today, you are to have the following :

-Flickr account created

-“Follow” Mr. Darling

-Upload photos from Friday, Today.  As you upload, be sure to add photos to an album, as described.



Wednesday, August 30, 2017 –

In the world of today’s communications, it is necessary to understand that there are many different file formats that we encounter.  There are 2 things that are very important to understand in terms of image quality, these are : File Size and Resolution.

Image File Formats

File Size and resolution

Search google for the following images, and make mental notes of what each photo looks like.  For each photo, make note of the image size in pixels and the image size in megabytes.

Photo with slow shutter

Photo with fast shutter

Photo with small aperture

Photo with large aperture

Panning photo

Light painting photo

Multiplicity photo

Next, visit the camera simulator website, and use the simulator to create different images.  Visit the Canon version of the same tool.

Finally, Visit flickr.com and create an account if you do not already have one.  Add me as a contact on flickr so that we can be connected.


Flickr is just one photo sharing community on the internet.  Search Picasa, Smugmug, and any other photo sharing situation.