Archive for Advanced Commercial Photography

SP2 & Pract – Spark Info


Spark Video cannot be Embedded using the free version of WordPress, so the Video needs to be simply linked within your menu. You can make it a drop down menu item if you choose. The instructions will seem a bit confusing, see your instructor for the simple process.


Since Spark is using your portfolio and it’s simplistic to use there will be at least one Formative and one Summative for the two creations. Reminder. The Page should be embedded on your main page or linked from your menu. The Video is to be linked from your menu, most likely as a drop down.


CP2 – Spark. What not to do.

When you are finished you are to EMBED your portfolio NOT……


Click here to see my video.





Dancers & Dogs


These are all incorrect. Wrong. Not right. Bad.

You are to EMBED. I’ll go over this in class.


CP2 – Spark – 5/13

Today you are to set up your account. After creating then set up your Brand. Which means logo, color, and font you want.

From there begin creating a Page. The page will be for your portfolio.

Click here for instructions.

CP2 – Editing

Today’s goal is to review best way to make a Black & White image.

Also to edit at least two images from yesterday’s shots on black background. Don’t worry about sizing.

Lastly to get your quote, poem, scripture, or saying for your design.

CP2 – Low Key Face

Today’s goal is to capture your image against black backdrop using the following settings to begin:

  • SS – 1/100
  • ISO – 100
  • F/Stop – 6.3

Your flash may need be farther than 4 feet from the person and shoot rule of third.

CP2 – DIY Due & PShop Account Setup – 4/15

Today is the day. All DIY is due. Make sure to make your blog post. What to include:

  • Pictures of your project of course.
  • Title of what it is.
  • Describe process.

Also today getting logins and software for PShop certification.

CP2 & Pract – Getting Best

Today you will going through ALL of your images and placing them into ATPI contest folders.

CP2 – Your weekly assignments will be due Wednesday.

Pract – PS Certification, Pirelli, & Senior Photo are due coming up.

CP@ & Pract – Coaster DIY Part 2 – 3/19

Today you’ll be going through and gluing????? your images to the tiles.

Tomorrow you’ll begin week 4 projects.

Also today overview of nine weeks.

Practicum – Last Photo Projects

Check the calendar of dates:

  • Last 3 Projects – 4/5
  • Certification Due – 4/23
  • Pirelli Photo – 5/6
  • Senior Partner OCF Photo Session – 5/17

CP2 & Pract – Get 4

Tdoay you will be getting 4 images. Any 4 images. Only stipulation. You want them to go together. They can be the same type object. Same person. Same theme.

You’ll all get the layout from me at the beginning of class:

Below is the details:

  1. Press G.
  2. On the LEFT side make a Collection called My 4
  3. Drag your 4 choice images into the My 4 collection.
  4. Now go and crop each image 1×1.
  5. Go to the print area.
  6. Using the 4×4 layout. Place your images into the layout.
  7. Under Image Settings make your selection choices for Inner Stroke.
  8. When you are ready to turn in click on the Print to File…. button at the bottom right corner.
  9. Find the 4×4 folder in Templates & Graphics > Files for Printing.
  10. Save it with your name.


Self Portrait – 2/19

Today’s goal getting images ready for Thursday. Also if your name is listed below getting your image uploaded to ATPI contest site. Entries may NOT have your watermark/logo on them.

Need to see the following today –


  • Haley
  • Bowers
  • Zoe
  • Jared
  • Falcon
  • Ma
  • Lyric
  • Yami


  • Daejzia
  • Dhalia
  • Josephine
  • Robert
  • Celia
  • Kevin
  • Luca
  • Simone
  • Zoe
  • Alecia
  • Ariana
  • Jamari
  • James



  • Shane
  • Tyra
  • Ashleigh
  • Emily
  • Austin
  • Blanco
  • Enizjah
  • Alexa
  • Madeline
  • Dasia
  • Jane

EVERYONE – Self Portrait – 2/15

Today’s goal is to have your Self Portrait turned in.

Reminder self portrait images must have been taken by you, NOT someone else. Also they may not be part of any class time assignments or shooting (like using a photo from studio portrait learning).

Below are the instructions for each class period:

1st & 7th – Commercial Photography 1 – Once you are done editing your self portrait image upload to your Flickr account.

3rd/4th & 5th/6th – Commercial Photography 2 & Practicum – Once you are done editing your self portrait make a blog post titled “Self Portrait” and place your self portrait image into the post.

Self Portrait Assignment – EVERYONE!!

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Self Portrait Assignment Due

February 15th


All images must have been taken after August 1, 2018.
Click here to see past winner’s galleries.

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CP2 – Pricing – 1/22

  1. Kelly Hosch
  2. Heather Nix


CP2 & Pract – Upcoming Assignments

We’ll discuss today.



CP2 –

  • Water Droplet
  • Velvet 56
  • Tilt Shift
  • GoPro
  • Eyelighter
  • Gallery Wrap


Pract –

  • Green Screen
  • Under water portrait
  • Water/Oil Droplets
  • Gallery Wraps
  • Color Paper

CP2 & Pract – App for You

Simple to use Photo Time app. No ads. Just straight information. Found on the Google Play site.

CP2 – Social Media Groups

Below are groups you might want to add on Facebook:

Central Texas Photographer Detash (means they sell stuff)

Learn to Light OCF

Also Trinity High School Facebook page.

Also these on Instagram

SI Full Frame

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CP2 & Pract – 10/23

CP2 – The goal is to get your Pixieset plugin set in LR. Making sure your Pixieset account is synced with LR, and that exporting to your gallery will be a breeze.

Also today finishing your Football Game 2 post

REMINDER – Contest #4 due Friday.

Pract – Getting studio setup for projection photos. Also setting up Headshot gear in classroom, and finish setting up in studio for HS.

REMINDER – Contest #5 due Friday.

Need your opinion. Should I buy.

Also today everyone. Getting ATPI login setup.

CP2 – Portfolio Topics & Checkout

Below is a listing of links for themes from your portfolio’s:

Informal Portrait | P | G1 | G2 |G3

Fashion | P | G1 | G2 |G3

Advertising | P | G1 | G2 |G3

Macro Nature | P | G1 | G2 |G3

Environmental Portraits | P | G1 | G2 |G3

Studio Formal Portraits | P | G1 | G2 |G3

Student Life | P | G1 | G2 |G3

Sports | P | G1 | G2 |G3

Still Life | P | G1 | G2 | G3

Creative Fashion | P

Street Photography | P

Glamour Portraits | P


CP2 & Pract – Great Advice

Regarding your portfolio. Could NOT have said it better.