Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sponge Bob, Graffiti Run Denver Apr 28 2013

Sponge Bob Who??
Sponge Bob Who?? Is this appropriate attire for the 5k ??
Graffiti Run 5K Denver Colorado Apr 28 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013


You are going to clone yourself! You will have 5 of you on 1 photo!  Is it hard- nope- quite easy!  You can even make yourself look like you are floating in midair!

Here is a link to a video:

So what do you need for today:
1- A camera- not a phone- a camera.
2.  A chair or 2- if you want to float you need one to stand on- you need one to put your camera on like a tripod.
3. 2 people- you will be in your own photo- set everything up so you all your partner needs to do is push the shutter button!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Trick Photo Link Up and Sunrise Sunset Link Up

Here are both the link ups for the Trick and Sunrise Sunset.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Sept. 23rd!!!

Busy day- you have ALOT of things due TOMORROW!!!!!  Blue Black and White, Bubbles and Action is also do soon!  So today is a WORK day- remember to link up to the blog.

Your trick photo needs to be edited with MCP Mini Fusion action.

Your Sunrise, Sunset photo needs to have An HDR action ran on it- however I can't remember what it is called so look in Schoology under the Sunrise Sunset assignment.

The trick photo link up will be up by the end of the hour.


Thursday, September 19, 2013


Ok, so here is a video for your action photo!!!

Here is your link up

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Today's Photos- Trick

So we have done Trick Photos using Photoshop, now we are only going to use our digital cameras! If you go to here you can see examples of trick photography!  Take at least 10 shots........I want you to take the photos, not be in the photos!  Get into groups of 2-4 to take these shots!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bubbles Link Up

Bubbles link up!

Blue Black and White Link Up

Blue, Black and White Link Up

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday- alot to do today!!!

1- Go into Schoology- I don't have alot of assignments turned it!!!!  Every Monday check your grades!!!
2- Go into your waterdrop post and comment on someones- edit your post- you DO NOT have to relink up.
3- Let's talk Photoshop- Actions you need to download (from Schoology):  Need to know what a blog is due- check schoology!!!!

1- PW Actions 1 and 2
2- Coffeeshop Boost
3- Riehle's Cinematic Action

There are ALOT OF PW actions to choose from....pick the best for your photo- you may need to run a few of them on them.
Here is an overview of the workflow:

2- BUBBLES-  Coffeeshop Boost
3- ACTION- Riehle's Cinematic Action
Watch the video- (posted Tuesday)

Cropping in Photoshop

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Graffiti Artists
Finding graffiti artists for hire can be difficult if you do not know where to look.  Many people think of graffiti in a negative way - they think of people who are out there defacing property.  This is not the case when it comes to those who are actually out there to make things look nicer and are using their talents in a way that will draw attention to whatever it is that they choose to paint.  Those who hire a graffiti artist are getting a competent artist who understands this art form and can create a masterpiece, often on a large scale.
One example of why someone would want to hire a graffiti artist is because they want to create a mural.  This can be outside of their company, on the side of their vehicle as well and even for signs.  Graffiti artists for hire have a way of making their art form known. The reason that we notice graffiti, real graffiti and not just people spray painting, is because it is usually very colourful and in many cases, quite artistic.  They tend to use a lot of bold colours and patterns that are designed to get people to notice whatever it is that they have to say.  These are not street thugs who are out there to cause damage, but true artists who can use anything as a canvas to state their point.
Naturally, those who want to also cause a sensation and get people to notice them, or usually their business, can engage these artists for money and then get them to create something unique for them. This is a different type of art form that can work for all types of advertising.  Even on a small scale, such as the design of a t-shirt, these artists can make work for them.  Those who really want to draw attention to themselves or their business are wise to consider these artists to help them along.

Does Graffiti Qualify as Art?

Since its birth, graffiti, or graffito in singular form, has always met two very conflicting views from people. For the conservatives, it is nothing more than a form of vandalism. For the modernists, it is an art form. Consisting from simple scratches to elaborate paintings on the wall, this art form is ancient and, like time, has evolved a hundred fold. In earliest times, the cavemen used it on the cave walls to depict their day to day activities, and the ancient Greeks used it in "modern style" to advertise prostitution. In this manner, the Greeks carved a handprint that looks like a heart beside a footprint and a number, indicating that a brothel is near. The Romans used it to carve love poems, love letters, alphabets, slogans or any other messages that they want to convey to the public in general in a fast way, on their walls and monuments. For them, it was a way of advertising and easy information dissemination. Not only did they do the art form in letters, they also had it in pictures. An example of this would be a second century carving of a crucified donkey that many believe to be a depiction of Jesus Christ.
Despite the many reproofs, famous artists and painters had made use of it for plain amusement or for their profession. At one time, Renaissance artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Filippino Lippi, Pinturrichio, and Ghirlandaio went to visit Nero's Domus Aurea ruins and carved, or painted, their names resulting to a new style of decoration of that era. A lot of evidences provide information that the Americans, the French, the Egyptians, the Malays, the Japanese and the Chinese of early times had also made use of it. This just goes to show that no matter how hard some people refute and regard it as junk, this certain art form is part of their culture and history.

In this day and time, graffiti has evolved greatly and has become part and parcel of the hip hop society and culture. With the technology available at hand, instead of carving the messages or images on the walls, the ones who make use of this art form now make use of the most handy aerosol spray cans, making it the most used tool for the modern art form. Because of this, graffiti has become a street art form and along with it emerged new styles. The first one is the basic form called the tag style. Because of its ease in execution being just a representation of an artist's name, it is most often used to gain recognition and as a signature of a larger piece. Next is where one makes a layer of color then outlines it with another color. This is called the throw-up style. Next style is the blockbuster style, which is made up of block letters making it very easy to read. The last style is called wild style and is made up of blended letters which are highly decorated.

Graffiti Alphabet II BlackBook Fox

Graffiti Alphabet II BlackBook Fox. AZ Graffiti letters black and white with freestyle creator. You can also emulate the style of each of the letters to make name graffiti.

Drip drip drip DROP!

1.  I used Iphoto to edit this photo.  I cropped it to 5x7 than I fixed the exposure, saturation, sharpness and detail.
2. I picked this photo because of the number of water drops in the photo and the amount of detail in the drops.  I also like the flowers that are in the photo.
3.  I really like the detail in the drops and the fact that they are very crisp and no blurry.
4.  I would crop it in more- the reason I cropped it here is because I wanted the texture in the flower- however now that I look at it I would crop it more so you don't see the cars.

Here is how you Link up your Blog!!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

What to do with your Waterdop Photos

1- Edit them in......gulp.......Iphoto.
2- Post them to your blog........
3- Answer these questions:

1- How did you edit your photo (what settings did you adjust).
2- Why did you choose this photo out of all your photos? (pre edited)
3-  What do you like about it now that its edited?
4-  What would you change about your photo?
5- Comment on someones photo!!!  Make it a good comment, something they can use!  Comment on a different person's photo each week until you have commented on everyones- than start over again!

Remember these things:

1-You have to answer ALL questions.
2- You have to use complete sentences and proper punctuation, capitalization etc.
3.  If you write one sentence for each of these questions you will not receive full credit.

Here you go- link up your blog!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What does that little Flower thing do On Your Camera????

Ever wondered about that little flower setting on your camera?  Ever used it?  Do you even have it?  Most cameras and even phones do!  But what is it?  Well its your macro setting- what is macro photography-  well its taking photos of small objects and making them appear larger- or taking photos REALLY close up.

So what are you doing????  Waterdrops!  Try to capture an image in a waterdrop.  Your setting flowers outside the building.  Examples???  Of course!  Check them out here and here!

A bit of advise from the pros:

Patience, persistence, and perseverance are necessary qualities of a water drop photographer. Creativity is also very helpful.  - The Comprehensive Water Drop Photography Guide

Example taken today what did I capture in the photo?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hershey Kisses

Once you are done with your photos for your 9 Hershey Kisses you will need to create a slideshow that can be embedded in your blog post.

Here are some sites that will do that- you can pick an of them you like- each one does something different.  Make sure you add a title to each telling which Rule of 3rd it represents.

You will than embed the show into your blog- ask Mrs. Riehle when ready.  Post your BEST photo individually to your blog and link that photo up to this post.