Urging the World to See

What to do for Class 5


Here is, as you must be starting to get used to, the summary of what you guys should be doing until Class #5 (Tuesday June 30).

1/ You might want to subscribe to this blog (click on RSS Feed in the sidebar, and follow instructions. For my regular blog one can get email alerts, I don't know if this works for this one, but if you have a Yahoo or Google page, you would get a message on it that will alert you when the boss thinks that life is too easy for you, and the siesta is over.

2/ Most of you, except possibly Thomas, need to work some more about your self portrait. My understanding is that Ammar has shot some, but met technical difficulties to upload them. He can either work some more on it already, or wait for comments. Thomas, you are so fancy clothed, a guy dressed like that most likely knows whether he should be satisfied with what he has or not. Honestly there is not such a thing as a finished work, as in art it is rare that one can say (as I used to hear my step father say about his paintings, but he was wrong): "I am going to stop, because if I try to go further, I'll damage it."

All of you, post your new attempts if you have some, in a new entry, but under the same category "self portrait."

3/ Add more photographs (up to ten), the new ones that you will take this week end or have shot recently, to your large album, and possibly to your select if warranted. You can also withdraw things that don't look so great to you any longer, to either of these albums.

4/ Those of you who have not done that, remember to take care of the categories in your blog (erase default categories that do not apply, and create/apply the appropriate categories. You should have the following categories: History of Photography, Best Of, Self Portrait.

THOMAS: you might want to modify your categories,you have not erased the useless ones, and it seems that you have two categories for History of Photography (it makes it too long a title to add "world" to that one).

KYLIE: You have two categories "class1, 2) that seem to duplicate "History of Photography."

5/ Try to pay a visit to the Montagne Ste Victoire, climb on it up to the top, this week end or in any case before July 1st. This should be a memorable experiencefor you to have climbed Cezanne's mountain. From the top, take the basis for a panoramic view (several would be a good idea), by taking several photographs from left to right and overlap them, until the several photographs cover the span that you want to have in your panoramic. It is ok to put the camera vertical (a.k.a portrait) and/or use the tele part of the zoom rather than a wider angle, you then just have to take more photographs in order to cover the same angle, but the perception is different, try and experiment.

It is important that you understand that the photographs for one pano will be assembled in photoshop more or less automatically, and that they need to have as much as possible the horizon line at the same position in each photograph. It is also a good idea to keep the camera as vertical as possible, otherwise you will have a curved horizon line. And again, leave some room for overlapping, as Photoshop needs that in order to see what is common in the two photographs to assemble them, it calls it "stitch."

5/ Except for Kylie and Emily who have already told me, please confirm if Sat July 18, or Sunday July 19 would work for you for our special field trip.

6/ Some of you have not told me where and when they go in other field trip. I need to know!

7/ You might remember that next weekend is when the Tour de France starts, and you want to do your best to see that, as it is a landmark of France, and this tour is especially exceptional as it starts on the Côte d'Azur which is exceptional.

That's if folks, enjoy, email if you have questions.

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