Archive for Advanced Commercial Photography

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.


CP2 – Remind

If you are not on the list add to the new CP2 Remind

Or simply text @ga4bdd to 81010

CP2 – Counselor Image Creation

Below are your instructions for completing the counselor & KCC image:

  1. Must include the phrase “We care about your future”  How you design that is completely up to you.
  2. When complete with your design that must include the phrase above, their names, and high school’s save the file to your folder.
  3. Save the file to your folder. I’ve deleted several files that were saved in Files for Printing area.
  4. After saving to your folder. From the Image Size area change the resolution to 72. Then change the width to 1000. Save this as a JPEG file to your folder area.
  5. Close your file. Don’t save it or your resize will over right your work.
  6. Upload your resized image to your blog. Label the post “KCC Counselors”

Images are to be posted before you leave today.



ACP – Computer Setup & A Whole Lot more….

You need to add all calendars to your calendar program. If you use something other than Google calendar let me know.


Also today you’ll be setting up Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, and your internet browser of choice.

News & Events

Throughout the year we’ll discuss issues and news that happens in the world of photography. Like this one from last week…..  you won’t believe.


Also this is true…

photo meme

Deleting . . . . and Possibly Exporting – 5/24&25

Today and tomorrow you are to go through your folders. YES ALL of your FOLDERS!!! Using Lightroom or Bridge…. preferably LR. Go through and delete any images you no longer want.

1st and 7th periods. DO NOT delete any images associated with your final exam. Tuesday or Wednesday you may need them.

3rd/4th & 5th/6th – Be prepared Tuesday & Wednesday to Save/Export many of your images to a folder for future printing. Also some of you will be posting your entire portfolio.

If you want to take your images with you. Go through and Export them to your flash drive, hard drive, or Dropbox (if you have it setup). Below are setting changes when Exporting:

  • Export to your specific folder.
  • Turn off the file naming.
  • Turn off the resize. However check the DPI make sure it’s 200.
  • Turn off the watermarking.


10 Portfolio Hints

Portfolio hints from ATPI Twitter posts:

Tip #1: A portfolio’s weakest image can make or break it. Try to include images in a set that have an even level of skill or accomplishment.

Tip #2: A strong portfolio showcases a photographer’s breadth of technical skill as well as their depth of visual creativity.

Tip #3: Show viewers stories/concepts they’ve never seen in ways unexpected and refreshing.

Tip #4: Let the story or concept drive the technique or execution. Let the “why” of your portfolio drive your “how.”

Tip #5: A portfolio needs both a visual coherence and unity as well as a variety of subjects or compositions. A set of images should “fit” together without the appearance of redundancy.

Tip #6: In a portfolio, order matters. Begin and end the set of images strong while sequencing them in an intentional way.

Tip #7: In documentary or photojournalistic portfolios, the “decisive moment” is still a key element in successful storytelling.

Tip #8: The strongest of portfolios make the viewers laugh, want to cry, or at the very least, feel something. Images should evoke emotion and empathy.

Tip #9: Getting it right in camera matters. Overediting can hurt a portfolio, especially when it overwhelms the photo.

Tip #10: Look at past winners as some indication what judges normally award. Notice the little things. It’s all in the details.

Quote by a 2018 ATPI contest judge:  “Patience is a very important virtue in photography.” PJ Judge

Practicum – Register

All Practicum students need to click the link below to register for Texas School vendor show.