Jaclynn Claudon

Jaclynn Claudon
"I do not want ART for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few."  William Morris
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Email

claudonj@issaquah.wednet.edu

 

Address

700 2nd Avenue Southeast
Issaquah, WA 98027

Ms. Claudon's Latest Posts
  • 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.

  • Advanced Photography Blog

    Entry Assignment: Parts of A Film SLR Camera

    Label the parts of the camera with the terms below.

  • Advanced Photography Blog

    Welcome to Photography 2!

    Before the end of class: 

    Homework: 

    • Signed Syllabus--Due Tomorrow
    • Art Fee--Look for it online. 
  • 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)

     

  • 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. 
  • 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


  • 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
  • Advanced Photography Blog

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

     

     Double Exposure
      

    High Dynamic Range Images

      

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.
  • English Language Learners at IHS - Blog

    North Korea's New Leader

  • Advanced Photography Blog

    Pike Place. Are you going?

    Having trouble seeing the form? Click this link. 


     

  • 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

  • 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. 
  • 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

  • Advanced Photography Blog

    HDR Photo Examples

     

    Post Your HDR Examples Online Here 

  • Advanced Photography Blog

    Post Your HDR Photos

    Post 6 HDR Photographs to our media gallery.

    Name them:

    • PeriodLastNameFirstIntial_HDR1 
    • (2PeriodClaudonJ_HDR1, 2PeriodClaudonJ_HDR2)
  • Advanced Photography Blog

    Critique Portrait and Perfect Print. New Shooting Assignments.

  • Advanced Photography Blog

    Unit 1 Review: Process Grid Jeopardy

    Review Camera Raw Pictorial

     

     Expert Group #1: Dodging and Burning

     

     Expert Group #2: Split Filtering 

     

  • 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.

  • Advanced Photography Blog

    Post your Principles of Design Poster

    Post your work on our Connect Media Gallery

    Explain each of the Principles of Design in your poster:

    • Movement-- Static and Dynamic
    • Rhythm
    • Emphasis/Contrast--pics different types of emphasis
    • Unity/Variety
    • Balance--Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Radial
    • Proportion
  • Advanced Photography Blog

    3 Point Lighting

    Use the simulator to make predictions about the meaning of the following terms, put your answers on this form

    • Key Light 
    • Fill Light 
    • Back Light


  • Advanced Photography Blog

    HDR Demo Notes

    Notes: High Dynamic Range Images


    In Bridge, go to “Tools” > “Photoshop”> “Merge to HDR Pro”

    Set the exposure values if necessary. Normal EV is 0, Over exposed EV is 3, and Under exposed is -3. (this step is not always required)

    Change the presets menu and move the strength and radius of the “Edge Glow”. Try selecting only some of the photos on the bottom of the screen.

    Adjust the “Curves” at the histogram on the bottom right of the screen. Pull the corners in to the side of the histogram.

    Adjust other settings as needed. When you like how it looks push okay.

    Save the file as a .TIFF.

    Open the file in Camera Raw.

    Move the “Recovery” slider to the right to improve the medium tones.

    Do your regular Camera Raw workflow.

    Save the image as a .jpg