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    Commercial Art

    A group for IHS Graphic Arts students.
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    English Language Learners at IHS

    This site is for ELL students at Issaquah High School.
    Last Activity: over 1 year ago
    1 member
  • Photography 1

    Photography 1

    In this course students will investigate composition, historical influences in photography, camera controls and post processing techniques.
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  • Photography 2

    Photography 2

    This site is for students in Ms. Claudon's Advanced Photography class.
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claudonj@issaquah.wednet.edu

 

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700 2nd Avenue Southeast
Issaquah, WA 98027

Ms. Claudon's Latest Posts
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 27 May 2011

    Advanced Photography Blog: Sample Artist Statement

    ELL Adaptation

    I really liked this artist statement by Elisa Paloschil, so I used it as a form to build my artist statement around. Feel free to use my work as a model for yours.



    “I use photography as a means of self-expression – I make pictures for myself, to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better understand my reality, and to express my interpretation of the world around me. A clearer understanding of myself and of my world allow me to explore fragments of life as an abstract form, and also to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. My goal is to use my camera like Alice’s rabbit hole, to open an unexplored world, a place of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships, new chances new beginnings and most importantly new stories.”

    I use photography as a means to document the world around me. I make pictures that call attention to things that other people overlook. This exploration of the overlooked helps me engage more deeply with where I am in space and time. My goal is to make photographs that draw viewers into the now. A focus on details keeps us in the present, it stops us from fretting on the future or regretting the past. My photographs are like a physical meditation.  

    “My choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fuelled by an impetuous desire to partake in the stories that unfold around me. I seek the unknown and I look for the light within the shadows, the stories that are not at first obvious and the uncommon in the common. I photograph people in their environments because I am curious of what lays behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go. My photography evokes the passage of time. I use slow shutter speeds and double exposures to explore the nuances of movement and the modulation of time as it passes from past to present to future. Recently I have begun to work with landscapes, attempting to illustrate abstract, evocative scenery as a motif to epitomize the idea of imagined space, a reminder that what I create through the viewfinder is only real to me.”

    My choice of subject comes from my interest in ideas about beauty, and emotional connections. I enjoy finding photographs that capture candid moments. I photograph people in their natural environment because I want to preserve a moment in time. Recently I have focused on portraits that capture mood through light and composition.

    “I am inspired to compose by the contrast of light and dark, while I use the changing light of day to arouse the mood of my dreams.  Strangely, colour has appeared in my work, slowly and without intention, concealing the black and white imagery of my past. This colour conjures images of my favourite foods – mangoes, chocolate and spicy masala chai, and surprises me.  Gone with the black and white is my concern with documenting a story, rather I find myself interested in the results of immersing myself in the story and recording my own reactions and actions to my world.  The photographs of Faces and Places come from that immersion.”

    I am inspired by the moments we lose to memory. I hope to bottle up happy moments in my photographs to save for later. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these photos reference memories of home and family. This collection of work comes from my desire to preserve important those beautiful moments in my life.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 26 Jan 2010

    Advanced Photography Blog: Entry Assignment: Parts of A Film SLR Camera

    Label the parts of the camera with the terms below.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 27 Jan 2015

    Advanced Photography Blog: Day 2 Photo 2 and 3!

    Agenda:

    1. Turn in Equipment Checkout Sheet
    2. Sign Up for Remind ( 4th, 5th, 6th
    3. Introduce Ourselves  Done!
    4. Exposure Cheatsheet
        1. Directions for Adjusting Camera Shooting Modes/Release Modes
    5. Assign In Class Cameras
    6. Darkroom Pre-Test (time permitting)
    7. Assign Self Portrait (time permitting)

     

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 22 Jan 2015

    Advanced Photography Blog: Welcome to Photography 2!

    Before the end of class: 

    Homework: 

    • Signed Syllabus--Due Tomorrow
    • Art Fee--Look for it online. 
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 4 Sep 2014

    Photo 1 Blog: Welcome to Photo 1!

    Learning Goals: 

    1. Basic Course Information and Syllabus
    2. Required Materials
    3. Log on and do the Get to Know You Survey

    Before the end of the period: 

    • Find the photography website. 
       

    Homework:

    1. What would you take with you if your house were burning?
    2. Pay your Art Fee. 
    3. Start asking around for cameras. 
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 14 Oct 2014

    Photo 1 Blog: Gold--Prepare for Event 2! Purple--Contact Printing Demo!

    Learning Goals:

    Students will be able to: 

    • contact print.
    • Use the rule of thirds and isolate a subject. 
    1. Contact Printing Demo
    2. Finish Making a Print Notes


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 16 May 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Photography Field Trip Review and Choice Topics

    Agenda

    Calendar Review

    • Fine List 
    • Last Day to charge Film. 
    • Field Trip attendees 
    • Senior Finals 
    • Last Projects
    • Late Work Deadline

    Last Roll of Film!


    Field Trip Review


    Scanned Film Demo

    • Digital "Double Exposure". 
    • 3 Processed Photos, at least 1 "Double Exposure"

    Photo by Ariel Lee

    Photography Vocabulary


    1. Shallow Depth of Field
    2. Deep/Long Depth of Field
    3. Fast Shutter Speed
    4. Slow Shutter Speed
    5. Available Light
    6. Isolate the Subject
    7. Vantage Point
    8. Rule of Thirds
    9. Hard Framing
    10. Soft Framing
    11. Environmental Portrait
    12. Implied or Leading Lines
    13. Bracketed Photos for an HDR
    14. Principles of Design:
      1. Movement-- Static and Dynamic
      2. Rhythm
      3. Emphasis/Contrast--(color, temperature, size, texture, value, shape)
      4. Unity/Variety
      5. Balance--Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Radial
      6. Proportion
    15. Elements of Art
      1. Leading Line
      2. Space (active space, distance, negative/positive)
      3. Color (warm, cool, complementary, analogous)
      4. Texture
      5. Value
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 6 Apr 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Upcoming Shooting Assignments: Principles of Design, HDR, and Double Exposures

     

     Double Exposure
      

    High Dynamic Range Images

      

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 27 Mar 2012

    English Language Learners at IHS - Blog: Making Generalizations about U.S. and North Korean Political Relationships

    1. Discussion Question
    2. Reading Time and Reading Journal (find prepositions, draw a picture to go with what you find)
    3. Review North Korea/US Venn Diagram 
    4. Watch "Life in North Korea" video 
    5. Write a paragraph together that makes a generalization about US/NKorean foreign relations. 

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 25 Sep 2012

    English Language Learners at IHS - Blog: "Your Life is Fully Mobile" Time Magazine The Wireless Issue

    Learning Goal: 

    Use text features to make a prediction. 

    Guess and Check Technique. 

    Directions:

    1. Read the article. 
    2. Collect three or more pieces of evidence that answer the following question. 
    3. Analyze the text features of the article, make a prediction about the purpose this text was written for. Use text evidence to support your response.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 19 May 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Critque Comments, Grading Projects, Work Time

    Before the end of the period:

    1. Comment on 1 HDR photograph
      1. Describe: What is in the picture?
      2. Analyze: What composition words apply?
      3. Interpret: What does this make you think of? What mood does it have? or What story do you see in the photo?
      4. Evaluate: Was it successful? Why or wny not?
         
    2. Comment on Principles Poster
      1. Describe: What is in the picture?
      2. Analyze: What composition words apply?
      3. Interpret: What does this make you think of? What mood does it have? or What story do you see in the photo?
      4. Evaluate: Was it successful? Why or wny not?
         
    3. Rate your favorites 5 stars.
       
    4. Save your HDR Shots and Principles Poster to the folder.

    Other things to work on:

    1. HDR Panorama 
       
    2. Develop and Scan Nature Walk Film 
       
    3. Put your field trip pics in a collection and start editing in Camera Raw. 
       
    4. Complete any late or missing assignments before JUNE 1

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 3 Mar 2015

    Advanced Photography Blog: Intro to Environmental Portraits

    Agenda: 

    1. Environmental Portraits Intro
    2. Portrait Plan, Due Friday
    3. 50 Portraits, Due Next Tuesday

    This Week: 

    Thursday: 

      • Purple Group--Matte/Dry Mount Darkroom Techniques, start choice film project.
      • Gold Group--Still Life Photos/Portrait Lighting Recipe

    Friday:

      • Purple Group: 

        • Dry Mount or Matte your best Darkroom Technique Print (DUE Monday)
        • Finish your Portrait Plan (DUE Friday) 
        • Film Choice Projects:
          • Double Exposure (2 matted)
          • Print a Series (3+ Matted)
          • Kaleidoscope (4 of the same one dry mounted) 
          • Scan Film (4 matted)
      • Gold Group:
        • 3 types of light photo 
        • Invisible Black Background
        • Portrait Plan

    Today's Materials

    1. Student Examples of Environmental Portraits
    2. Arnold Newman Environmental Portraits (Jonathan Bielaski  is a contemporary photographer who takes some cool portraits)
    3. Environmental Portrait Article, Questions 
    4. Environmental Portrait Plan

       

    Homework/More Information: 

    1. Interested in Environmental Portraits? Read the article

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 23 May 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Portfolio

    Photography Vocabulary

    1. Shallow Depth of Field
    2. Deep/Long Depth of Field
    3. Fast Shutter Speed
    4. Slow Shutter Speed
    5. Available Light
    6. Isolate the Subject
    7. Vantage Point
    8. Rule of Thirds
    9. Hard Framing
    10. Soft Framing
    11. Environmental Portrait
    12. HDR
    13. Principles of Design:
      1. Movement-- Static and Dynamic
      2. Rhythm
      3. Emphasis/Contrast--(color, temperature, size, texture, value, shape)
      4. Unity/Variety
      5. Balance--Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Radial
      6. Proportion
    14. Elements of Art
      1. Leading Line
      2. Space (active space, distance, negative/positive)
      3. Color (warm, cool, complementary, analogous)
      4. Texture
      5. Value

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 10 May 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Pike Place. Are you going?

    Having trouble seeing the form? Click this link. 


     

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 3 Jun 2015

    Advanced Photography Blog: Final Portfolio and Wrapping Up....

    Agenda

    1. Last Day for Late Work Reminder--June 10th 

    2. What to do with your Pike Place Photos?
      1. Check off 200, rated and in a collection
      2. Final Portfolio from 10 categories

    3. Ways to Improve your grade. 
      1. Late Assignments you can still turn in. 
      2. Extra Credit

    Last Assignments

    The following assignments have not been entered in the gradebook.

    • Choice Project (DUE 6/3)
    • Final Portfolio (6/10)
    • Final Critique (Final's period)
    • Classroom Check Out

    Last Day for Late Work June 10th 

    You may still turn in the following late Daily Work:

    You may still turn in late projects on this list: 

    • Environmental Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Matted Competition Entry
    • HDR Panorama
    • 1 HDR from 3 Bracketed Images
    • 5 HDR Toned (Fake HDR) 
    • 3 Macro Images
    • Choice Project

    Check the description on Family Access for basic directions about your assignment. Like this...


     

    Photojojo has prints REALLY big engineering prints and ships them to you for $25. I just thought you might think it was cool.  

      

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 14 May 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Nature Film Shoot

    Pick one vocabulary word from the list below. Post a photo on our student response blog. Title your post "1ClaudonJ_ Available Light ( Or theVocabulary Word of Your Choice)" 
    1. Available Light
    2. Isolate the Subject
    3. Vantage Point
    4. Rule of Thirds
    5. Hard Framing
    6. Soft Framing
    7. Environmental Portrait
    8. Implied or Leading Lines
    9. Elements of Art
      1. Leading Line
      2. Space (active space, distance, negative/positive)
      3. Color (warm, cool, complementary, analogous)
      4. Texture
      5. Value

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 19 Apr 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Principles of Design Photo Sort

    Due today by the end of the period:

    Shooting Strategy 

    1. Read an article 
    2. Save as a .pdf name it like this 3ClaudonJ_ShootingStrategy2
    3. Copy and Paste into the photography folder. 

    Comment on 3 HDR Posts. 

    1. Look through the HDR posts.
    2. Pick three different posts to comment on:
      1. Name the Principle you think applies the most.
      2. Explain why you think so.
      3. Use 3 different principles.

    Homework:

    Purple Group 

    • Shoot Choice Topic Roll of Film. 

    Gold Group

    • Shoot 50 digital pictures in a grocery store that show the Principles of Design. 
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 1 May 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Post Your HDR Photos

    Post 6 HDR Photographs to our media gallery.

    Name them:

    • PeriodLastNameFirstIntial_HDR1 
    • (2PeriodClaudonJ_HDR1, 2PeriodClaudonJ_HDR2)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 9 Sep 2012

    English Language Learners at IHS - Blog: Communication Forms and Introduction to Genre

    Learning Goals:

    • Classroom Culture
    • Communicating with teachers. 
    • Understand the term "Genre"

    Before the End of the Period:

    • Complete your Accommodation Plan

     

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 28 Mar 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Unit 1 Review: Process Grid Jeopardy

    Review Camera Raw Pictorial

     

     Expert Group #1: Dodging and Burning

     

     Expert Group #2: Split Filtering 

     

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 9 May 2012

    Advanced Photography Blog: Field Trip Information, Final Assignments

    Pike Place Field Trip

    Friday May 18th 

    We will be gone almost all day. You will attend most of 1st period and return with a 10 or 15 minutes left in 6th period. 

    The field trip is optional and will cost $8. 

    • Commit tomorrow. 
    • Pay the bookkeeper by Monday. 
    • If you say you are coming and do not attend we will have to charge you for your bus ride. 

    If you don't come you are still responsible for the assignment. Shoot the photographs on your own time before Monday May 21. 

    What To Bring

    1. Digital Camera
    2. Camera Charger and/or Extra Batteries
    3. Extra Blank Memory cards
    4. Lunch or Lunch Money
    5. Cell phone.


    Meet in the photography room at 8:15. We will be exchanging phone numbers and leaving on the bus at 8:30.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    • 1 Dec 2014

    Photo 1 Blog: Multiplicity Practice

    Agenda: 

    • ALL:

      • Process Grid: Shutter Speed

      • Multiplicity Demo and Practice Multiplicity

      • Catch up time: 
        • Silhouette Final Edits (DUE Wed)
        • Contact Print and Test Strip (Due last week) 
        • Shutter Investigation (Due last week)

    Today's Materials

    Use your layer mask notes to combine and blend your Multiplicity Originals. Then do digital workflow. The video below walks you through the steps if you miss the demo. 

    Before the end of class:

    1. Start editing the Multiplicity Practice, or your multiplicity originals. 

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