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Photography: Townscape

Goal: Introduction to photography of the built environment; using different photographic techniques; composing views; identifying locations; adjusting images; uploading and managing images; assessing scenes and images.

  1. Set up an account at Panoramio. (Philip's account as an example.)
    1. Test run. (This is just a test run with images you already have on hand, not images for this assignment.)
      1. Read 'help' to become familiar with interface; look at other collections.
      2. 'Upload' a few (at least three) large (but less than 5 mb) images (taken anywhere but your 'Townscape' of choice).
      3. Provide 'title' (using name of building, place, location),
      4. On Panoriamio, 'map", exactly, making sure to 'save position' and 'finish'. If you can not map exactly, do not map.
      5. 'Create tag' of location (viz: town, city, state) and 'tag' each image by location.
  2. Before taking photographs of your town/city of choice (or any others for the class), make sure your digital camera is:
    1. set with the correct time, date.
    2. set for the largest-size image possible. This may include two settings:
      1. 'superfine' and
      2. 'large'.
  3. Take photographs based on examples, discussion in class.
    1. Take at least twelve (12) photographs. See 'tags', below.
    2. In field, record street address and/or nearest intersection (for photo 'title' and to 'map' using interface).
    3. In field, as needed take notes on photographing subject (for 'comments'). This includes information about the subject; considerations on photographing the location.
  4. Once you have images for this assignment:
    1. Keep original, unadjusted images.
    2. Make copy (copies, as needed) for adjustments later in Photoshop o rotehr application.
    3. (Later you may adjust in Photoshop, or equal, but for now—for this assignment—focus on composition and lighting.)
    4. For Panoramio
      1. Upload.
      2. 'Tag' images with <175_townscape> tag. (Geographic tags can be made, but they will not be used for this assignment. For example, you can make tages of <Bristol_RI>, <Newport_RI>.)
      3. Tag the three best as <175_townscape_top_picks>.
      4. Option: Add any of your own 'comments', as needed, based on field notes. (I believe 'comments' can not be changed once they are posted. If needed, you can 'save' (copy) the copy of your post; delete your post; revise your copy; and re-post it.

We will be reviewing your townscape images in class and online.