Where do I pick up my portfolio?

Question:

I go to school on campus and was wondering how to pick up my portfolio after you are done with it if I dont wanna mail it? Thank you!
 
Answer:
Great question, thanks for asking.
After I have graded the portfolios, I will mail back those that have SASEs.  The remaining work will be in a box at the back of OE 184 on campus.  I will send out an email to everyone to let you know that the work has been placed in the back of this building.
Take care,
Say!

 

Can I shoot new images for the New Images assignment?

Question:
For the new images I have a problem, and that is that three weeks ago my harddrive crashed and nothing could be recovered. Luckily I had a lot of pictures still on my camera cards, but a lot is gone. So to have 10 new images from this semester will be hard, I am traveling now and I’m going to shoot a lot here, is it possible I take some photos here and upload them as new images? I will keep the different assignments in mind so that it isn’t just picked out of the blue!

I do have at least 5 images and I’ll dig up more, but to be able to shoot some new one’s would be great 🙂
Answer:
Hi,
Oughf!  Sorry to hear about the crash!!  That is painful.
For the New Images assignment – you images should be just that.  You should be taking new images to show off  your new skills acquired by taking this class.  😉
Looking forward to seeing your travels.  😀
Have fun!
Say!

How do I reserve studio space at SBCC?

We had several students come in with glitter in the last couple of weeks.  So now there is glitter all over the studios.
Please inform your students that there is NO GLITTER in the studios.  EVER.
Please share the following instructions on how to reserve studios with your students:
1. Log out of your personal Gmail account.
2. Log in to Pipeline.
3. Click the “Gmail” link in the upper right of your pipeline home page.
4. Go the the SoMA Photo Reservation page: https://tinyurl.com/SBCCphotostudio1
5. Click in the Studio Reservation you wish.
6. Show up on time or early for your Studio Appointment clad in closed toe shoes with your printed assignment page and current student ID.
Thanks and have a great day!
AJ

 

I can’t find much information on my famous photographer. What do I do?

Question:

I’m facing a big problem, as I’m trying to work on my famous photographer paper. My problem was when I was choosing the photographer.. That I did not know any of the photographers. I googled some them and tried to look for their style of pictures. And I randomly chose mine. I think I could do one of his photos, but it’s so hard to find info about him. Only place I was able to find out little bit info of him was his website. So I’m not sure what I should do.
Answer:
This paper does not require that you tell me all about the photographer.  Instead, you can tell me about your personal responses to his images.
Write a 2-3 page college level, double spaced paper. Provide a short biography and a more comprehensive discussion on what distinguishes this photographer’s “STYLE” along with a few words on what your attraction is to this photographer. You are required to site your reference material correctly. WIKIPEDIA IS NOT CONSIDERED A RELIABLE SOURCE OF FACTUAL MATERIAL. Your references should be from books, magazines, or other more reliable websites. The research paper must be your original work; plagiarism is not tolerated.”

I am more interested in reading about how you view the work of your photographer, then I am learning that said photographer started photographing when he was seven after his granddad gave him a camera as a gift.  😉

For the part of citing your source(s), do still cite his website if this is where you get the factual information on him.
Hope this helps,
Say!

 

Which Photos Can Be Used for the Portfolio Assignment?

Question:
Hope you are having a good weekend! I was trying to get together my final portfolio but, I was confused about what photos we can actually use. is it JUST photos we have taken in this class assignments? or can it be pictures we have taken ourselves on our own time during this semester? I am going on a trip with my family I thought I could get some amazing photos there but I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to use them for our final portfolio. Thank you so much

Answer:
You are welcome to use any photos that you have taken THIS semester that were shot in full manual mode.  🙂
Looking forward to seeing your great images.  Remember – lighting, angle, and composition.  😉
Best,
Say!

May I use A4 paper instead of 8.5 by 11 inch paper?

Question:

Hello!

i just wanted to ask if it is okay that I print in A4, since here in Sweden that is the general size of prints and printers 🙂 is that okay or will I get a percentage off for that?

Answer:

Hello:
Great question.  In countries where 8.5″ x 11″ paper is not available, please do use A4.
Thanks for asking,
Say!