I know, I know. I’m late posting this week and you’ve all been sitting anxiously at your computers waiting for my exciting update. Well, the wait is over, but it’s another brief one this week:
Week 10. Into double digits!
In Digital Imaging this week, we looked at the tools in Photoshop: clone, heal, patch, burn, dodge, sponge. From here on out, most of class will be working on our final projects. We have to use the things we’ve learned so far (masks, layers, blending tools…) and produce 8-10 prints.
Readings: Donald Kuspit, “Author’s Comments on The Cult of the Avant-garde Artist.” Art Criticism 11 (1996): pp. 90-100.
We didn’t read this essay for class, but were given a link to it and anyway, a Lacanian analysis of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is pretty cool.
Next week one of the thing we’ll be discussing is this essay about Eminem, Sylvia Plath and mommy and daddy issues.
Lighting this week was a very quick class. We checked out our light painting photos from last week, talked a little about night photography which is what we have to do for next week – take some night photos.
Critique was fun this week. It seems like people (myself included) are figuring out week by week what really interests us and how we really like to work and what we’re really interested in. It’s a very different experience for me to be photographing in school where I don’t have to consider anybody else’s opinion and where I am totally free to experiment and fail than it is to be shooting on a job.
Past Tense, Present Tense rounded out the week with two student presentations. One focused on long exposures in photography and the other gave a little presentation about portraiture. Click on the photos below to see more: