This week Jeff brought in a bunch of cool equipment so the Photons could experiment with lighting and take portraits for the yearbook.
This week with the Photons,we looked at work by Stephan Draschan who spends time in museums and galleries waiting for visitors to match art works. We were able to see how he used many of the techniques we have been
We were asked to read an article about the McDonaldization of our culture. As a class, we took a walk to Sugar Beet food co-op, keeping in mind the article we read. When we returned we talked about what we
The Photons used their time in photography class to take pictures of the auction items and portraits for the new currency.
Today the sociology class looked at research methods, starting with the idea that we take in, assess and draw conclusions from social data all the time (show of hands; whether a restaurant has good reviews; number of texts received; which
This week we laid out four major sociological theories/movements that inform the way we might look at society, social institutions and social behaviors (see Chap 1 in the book). We looked at how these “lenses” can be used to understand
In our last class we talked about 3 things to think about when taking photos. 1. When is permission appropriate vs. documentation. 2. The difference between horizontal and vertical. And how it changes the story of your photos. 3. The
Today we introduced sociology as a formal discipline of the social sciences. Sociology is the study of societies and social institutions and our social and behavioral response to them. The sociological imagination involves our ability to understand the relationship between
Focus and Exposure
This week we talked about how important a foundation is when learning anything. Most of the kids worked on practicing with focus and exposure. A few kids continued working on family portraits for our bulletin board.
Today we looked at two bodies of work by photographer Whitney Bradshaw. http://whitneybradshaw.com/ We also talked about how we would like to proceed with this photography class. Lastly the kids split themselves up into groups to complete the task of