Sunday, January 19, 2014

Welcome – Spring 2014 Class

Welcome to the blog for Intermediate/Advanced Digital Darkroom, for Spring 2014.

Here's a link we'll be using today:

And a little bit of context for the link:

Example of a british library remix:

Next class, we'll be starting a "composite drawing" at poster size. This will build on your knowledge of brushes in Photoshop – a tracing/drawing project, in which you'll composite two photos, and then use the composite as a basis to trace out an illustration. You won't have to composite the two photos perfectly -- since you're ultimately making a drawing, you can correct discrepancies of lighting at the drawing stage, and a lot of the tell-tale details that you need to painstakingly correct when making two photos seem like one realistic photo can just be omitted at the drawing stage.

The theme for the drawing will be to take some figure or object and put it somewhere it doesn't belong. It could be a godzilla-size dog stomping through a skyline, a bird perched in an aquarium, someone practicing yoga at the top of a flagpole. The more impossible the better. The final drawing should be 11 inches by 17 inches, 600dpi -- it doesn't matter if it's in portrait or landscape format. Please come prepared with your photographic images at the beginning of next class -- if you want to shoot your own photos for this project, feel free.

If you'd like to download a copy of the syllabus, follow the below links.

This is the "Advanced" version:

This is the "Intermediate" version: