Seattle Boys
       Individualized instruction in photography online and hands-on in the classroom.
            Instructor Don Camp

What's this class all about? Syllabus

What Makes a Good Photograph  LINK

Tools for this class:
  GIMP official site Downloads are free.
  iPiccy online photo editor
  Flickr The photo sharing site we use in class.
You will also need to be able to order prints from your photos. Walgreens, Costco, and Rite-Aid all make good prints and have a one hour service. You can upload pictures from your computer to these sites, and the prints will be waiting for you to pick up in about an hour.

Required Project Time Lapse  NEW

Time lapse photography squeezes time into a shorter period of time (in the case of a video) or into a single photo (in the case of a long exposure). This project explores both ways to squeeze time.

Give it a try  Time Lapse

Traffic light trails.

Project  HDR Photography     NEW

Want to try something new? High Dynamic Range photography may be it. Using a special program or an internet HRD creation site, you can turn the ordinary into a picture that looks like a painting. Or you can take a dull and uninteresting picture and make it colorful and vibrant.

HDR Photography Project HDR

Project  Video       NEW

Every camera and camera phone can do video. Usually we use it to make short video clips. This Project takes that a step beyond to multiple clip videos.

Is it difficult. NO. The picture at the right is off a professional editing studio. You can do it all on your own computer. 

Project Video

Project  Photographing Spring  NEW
Spring is the season when everything comes alive. You will find new leaves and new flowers everywhere.  There are also spring sports and spring holidays to photograph. And, of course, ther3e is spring rain. But it is different from winter rain. So get your creative juices going by looking at spring in a brand new way.

This project asks you to see spring through the lens of your camera and create a bunch of spring pictures that will give your viewer a new appreciation of the beauty of this season of the year.
  Project Spring
Spring Flower
Required Project  Tell a Story #1
Photography is used every day to tell stories. Sometimes they are the stories of a huge event like a hurricane or a war. Sometimes they are stories of a family vacation. Sometimes they are simple "how to" stories, like how to paint a picture or how to bake a cake or how to set the table for a formal dinner. That is what this project is about, telling a simple story.

Tell a story     Project "How to"

How to bake a cake

Project  Panoramic Photography     NEW

Panoramic pictures capture and image that is wider than any lens can capture in a single shot. The solution is to take several pictures together in a panorama. Try it and you might get hooked.

Project Panorama

Project  Film Photography   NEW
Film photography is experiencing a revival. It is a different look than we get from digital photography. It is retro. But it is a way to explore photography in a new way. And it is easy when you use a disposable camera. 

Try something different give  film a try.

Project  Nature
Where to begin?  Shall we photograph huge landscapes, capturing deserts and mountain ranges? Or attach a macro lens and photograph insects in our studio? Is today a flower day or are we stalking buffalo at Yellowstone? Probably if you are just exploring nature photography you will want to try out them all. So should you buy a ticket for India to photograph tigers? Probably not. The best idea is to start where you are. Or close.

Explore nature    Project Nature

Mt. Rainier
Project  The Extraordinary
        NEW for Second Semester
We walk by extraordinary things every day at home, and school and in our community. They are ordinary things like colorful fall leaves or simple tools around the house or the things we use in school. We miss the extraordinary because we do not look closely enough, but it is there. And we can turn those ordinary things back to extraordinary with out camera.

Extraordinary   Project Extraordinary

Project  Informal People Pictures
We probably take more pictures of people than any other subject, especially if we have a camera phone.  Most of the pictures we take are fun pictures, snapshots. Portraits including candid portraits  are different. They are photos of people taken casually but intentionally with the goal to capture the personality of the subject. Here's one of Mrs. O'Hara

Take a bunch of candid portraits 
Project Informal Portraits

Informal Portrait

Upload pictures to the class Flickr site LINK

Photo Gallery     

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