Photography WELCOME Please make sure that mobile phones are switched off and are in your bags
My name is - Mr de Hoog Most students call me ‘Mr D’ • 25 years of teaching photography and manual arts (for the last 16 years I have just taught photography to more than 2500 students). • I have more than 28 years of experience in photography. • I have also run my own photography business – Fine Photos for 19 years. • My clients have included – • Various local Real Estate Agents, Mercedes Benz Australia, Simply Lateral Designs, Nash Cleavey – lawyers, Andrew Ralph Jewellers, Financial Advisers, Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency, Choices - Mandurah Forum, Centro Halls Head, Wedding photography for nearly 400 couples and dozens of portraits, school functions etc. • I often take about 8 - 10000 photographs each year. • In 2004 I completed a calendar for a local women’s association to help raise funds for Fremantle Hospital. • I have had work published in local and state wide newspapers. • I have exhibited at the Manjar Art awards and the local9x5 exhibition.
BEFORE WE BEGIN What did you hope to achieve when you chose to study this Photography course? • Better photography skills – digital technologies • Freedom to be creative and have some fun. • Photoshop Skills. • Research Skills. • Thinking, Planning and Problem solving skills. • Skills that you can transfer into work or further study. • A subject to compliment your tertiary bound subject commitments. • ???
BEFORE WE BEGIN Did you choose to do this course because you thought that is was a slack option? OR
BEFORE WE BEGIN If this was your motivation for doing this course, you have probably made a mistake.
NOW Please take a minute to think about what it will take to be successful in this subject.
PATIENCE FOCUS PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS COMMITMENT DETERMINATION HARDWORK ORGANISATION TIME DISCIPLINE WILLINGNESS TO THINK DESIRE EFFORT REGULAR ATTENDANCE THE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
AIMS TODAY • Overview the course • Consider what it takes to pass the course. • Operating procedures (the Rules). • My Expectations • Course Materials • Getting Started
What You have Signed Up For!! • You have decided to enrol in a busy and challenging course. • You will be taught a wide range of valuable and very transferable skills. • It is very important that you have a clear understanding of what is involved before we begin.
Course Breakdown • The course involves approximately 55 - 60% practical work. • 40 - 45% Written Work, Theory, Research and Planning. Yes!! there will be writing involved.
PRACTICAL WORK The practical components of the course typically involve - the taking and production of photographs using digital camera and digital darkroom techniques. the assembly of work in folios. the preparation of work for displays, exhibition and competition.
WRITTEN WORK The written components of the course typically involve – • the writing and taking of notes. • writing Evaluations/Reflective notes about your work. • the writing of research assignments. • completion of worksheets and theory related documents. • documenting research. • design development and project planning.
It is important that you understand that that the written components are compulsory and that you cannot pass the course if they are not completed. • Some students enter the course under the false impression that they will be out taking photographs all the time and that this is a cruisey subject. • If this is you, then you have made a mistake in your expectations of this course and what upper school studies are going to be about.
HOME WORK During the course you are going to be expected to complete homework. • This will involve some of the written aspects of the course work and some of the research work. • It will involve some of the folio preparation. • It is likely to involve you borrowing equipment to take photographs away from the school environment. • Be prepared to give an average of at least 1½ hours to this subject each week. • If you cannot or will not be prepared to make this sort of time commitment then you may have chosen the wrong subject.
OVER VIEW • Essential that you work efficiently and steadily throughout the year. • Time off to be kept to a minimum. You cannot afford to go away on interim holidays and still pass this course. If you are away it is your responsibility to catch up, not mine. No concession will be made for any work that you miss. • 4 absences in a term will result in you dropping below the minimum 80% attendance to pass. • We cannot afford to stop and wait for you.
OVER VIEW • My classes run for 2 hours so please don’t ask to or arrange to leave early. If it doesn’t suit you to stay then don’t bother to come in the first place. • Get your priorities right. If you have a part time job that’s great but remember it is part time. Do not arrange a shift that overlaps with my class. • Always plan enough work for 2 hours and have alternative activities just in case. Sitting around doing nothing productive is not an option. • Your only chance to tell me that there is nothing to do is when you have completed all of the course work.
OPERATING PROCEDURES • Please endeavour to get here on time. Late arrivals hold up the class, create disruption and cheeses me off. When I’m not happy you will know about it. TRUST ME on that one. • So, Get to class on time. Late students will be marked late, recorded late and phone calls home will be made. • Repeat offenders will be required to make up the lost time at the end of the class. The amount of time will be at my discretion. • If you are running late then I expect a note from the person who is responsible. Late with a note is OK. Late without a note = late.
OPERATING PROCEDURES • DO NOT GO TO THE CAFETERIA DURING CLASS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!! • This is not a cafeteria - Eat before and after class but not here. • If you bring food to class to eat you will be told to throw it in the bin. • However, you are welcome to have a drink with you at any time. Water, Tea or Coffee is fine but NO soft drink.
OPERATING PROCEDURES Mobile Phones • It is John Tonkin College policy and that of the Education Department that mobile phones are not to be switched on whilst students are in class. The use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited at all times. • Students who insist on using their phones during class will have them confiscated. • Please tell your parents not to call or message you during class times. If you need to be contacted please ask potential callers to ring the front office or student services and ask for a message to be delivered. Ipods/Mp3 players • These are not to be used or seen in my class. As with phones, if you use it you will loose it. • Please consider this your first and last warning.
OPERATING PROCEDURES Email Accounts • Cannot be accessed using the school computer network. So don’t bother trying. The Net • Randomly surfing the net is not permitted at all at any time. • No gaming or you run the risk of having your account locked out. • Internet usage is to be restricted to subject related work only. • Please be aware that your account is being watched and your activities are automatically recorded. • Those who do the wrong thing will have their computer account disabled.
OPERATING PROCEDURES Your Dress and Appearance • The College dress code applies in this classroom. If you are unsure of the requirements you should refer to your college diary, check the posters around the college or take a trip to student services and ask. • Students who do not comply will be given a dress infringement. • Guys: If you want to want to play ‘Superman’ and wear your jocks on the outside, buy a ‘Superman’ suit. Otherwise I/we have no desire to see them.
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT • A3 Display Book (1 will be supplied) If you need more they are - $10.00 each. • 2Gb SD digital camera card (1 supplied) Lose it and a replacement can be purchased for $10.00 • Thumb Drive or portable hard drive (see next slide) • A4 ringed file or similar with lined paper
STORING DATA • You will be producing lots and lots of data and you are going to need somewhere to store it. • The space provided on the network is limited and has been known to mysteriously delete work. • Thumb drives are OK but students lose them all of the time. Get a big one, put a lanyard on it and write your name on it. • Better still if you have the resources, buy a portable hard drive. • Get into the habit of backing up your data at home as lost work is your problem not mine.
MY EXPECTATIONS • Please remember that you have enrolled because you want to learn about photography. • It is your responsibility to come prepared to do so. Make sure that you have all of the materials that you need each time you come to class. • It is my job to provide the means for you to learn, to assess your progress and report on it. I have guidelines to follow and your results are based on your performances in relation to these.
MY EXPECTATIONS It is not going to always be easy but – • I will help any student who genuinely wants it. • I will help anyone who wants to learn. • I will endeavour to be sympathetic to your needs but only if you are deserving.
MY EXPECTATIONS • Remember it is a 2 way street. ‘You get back what you give out ‘ • If you want to treated like young adults then you must behave and work with this in mind. Do this and we will get along very well. • Do the wrong thing!! It can get very ugly and unpleasant. • Please don’t waste my time – it is valuable to me and I like to use it wisely.
The Intranet • The vast majority of the course information that you will need to access is located on the college INTRANET. • When you log onto the web the home page will give you the option to connect to the intranet • Otherwise the address is – • (needs to be updated)
The Intranet home page looks like this. To access the photography information you firstly need to select the ‘Arts’ faculty option. Select “The Arts” faculty option
Next select the appropriate subject code Select Courses an Subjects and follow the path through to ‘Photography’ and then your teacher.
You will now need to Log In with a ‘User ID ‘ and ‘Password’ USER ID: msc10 This is case sensitive so use only lower case letters Password: student
Access From Home • You can also access the intranet from home using the following address: http://www.msc.wa.edu.au • You can then log into the photography site using the - • login of msc10 and the • password is student.
COURSE MATERIALS • Course Outlines Year 11 - DESP 1A/B or Photo imaging Cert II - CUV02 • Year 12 - DESP 1C/D or Photo imaging Cert II - CUV02(yr 12) • Curriculum Council Documents • Accessing the information - the intranet that you will provide you with most comprehensive means of accessing the information. This means that you have access on more than 250 computers throughout the college.
SUBMISSION OF WORK • Dates for the submission of work are available on the intranet and a handout will also be provided. • Work will be due during and also at the end of each term. Year 11 Desp 1A/B Year 12 Desp 1C/D Year 11 Photo imaging Cert II - CUV02 Year 12 Photo imaging Cert II - CUV02 • It is your responsibility to meet all deadlines. If your work is likely to be late you need to request and negotiate an extension using the College Assessment Policies • All work is to be completed and submitted by the final deadline dates. All folios MUST be submitted on or before this date to be eligible for a final assessment grade. To receive a completion grade all tasks must have been attempted.
Year 11 Desp1A/BGETTING STARTED • The aim over the next couple of weeks will be to teach you the – • Make you familiar with the systems here • Basics of the DSLR Camera • Computer systems – - Handling and saving images. - Image preparation and printing - Folio presentation and layout
BEGINNERS If you have never studied any photography before you are in for a very steep learning curve for the next 6 - 8 weeks or so.
BEGINNERS continued • You will be given as much help as possible to bring you up to speed but at the end of the day it is your responsibility to understand the concepts that are being covered. • So you will need to do some additional study and homework. • For those that have studied before, don’t assume too much as many of the procedures that you will be taught here will not be the same as you have learnt previously.
GETTING STARTED Year 12’s studying DESP 1A/1B • Need to be aware of graduation requirements. - 4 ‘C’ grades in year 11 subject - 4 ‘C’ grades in year 12 subjects - Design Photography runs on the year 11 grid - Must complete all tasks by the end of week 2 term 4. - Alternatively – Attend until the course is completed (perhaps 1 extra full week).
Decision Time • At this point you need to think about everything that has been covered today and decide if this is the right subject for you. • Currently the classes in Year 11 are full to maximum capacity and there is a waiting list. • If you don’t want to be here it is best that you make a move out and make room for someone who really hopes to benefit from what I can teach them.
GOOD LUCK At this moment you have an ‘A’ grade. What you do from now on will determine what your final grade will be. So it is now your job to keep it.