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Lesson 10- Landscape and Painting

Photographing Landscape and Nature


‘A LANDSCAPE IMAGE CUTS ACROSS ALL POLITICAL AND NATIONAL BOUNDARIES, IT TRANSCENDS THE CONSTRAINTS OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE.’ -Charlie Waite


Michigan offers such great opportunities to get out and take pictures of nature and the natural landscape. Skyline offers it own natural landscape. To help inspire your creativity please look at the following artists: Colby BrownKarl Blossfeldt, Bret EdgeAnsel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Lars Van De Goor, Philip Hyde, Joseph Holmes, Eliot Porter, Charlie Waite, Marc Wilson, Niel Weaver, Steven Huyser-Honig and Galen Rowell.

This project will allow you to take a landscape photo of nature. Please no buildings you can take those type of photos for the Architecture Project. You will need to find areas of interest like a corn, flower, or wheat field. You can take pictures of forest and take details of mushroom. To achieve this you will need to be aware of such things as lighting and viewpoint. Time of day is also a major factor. You may choose to shoot at dawn, noon, in the evening, dusk or after dark. The light you choose can really add drama, em­phasis and mood to your photos. Make sure to crop the image within your viewfinder. Plan your composition. Take pictures from different angles and perspectives.. Choose more than one location. The more variety the better your later projects will be.


Great inspiration on various Landscape Photographers and their work are on this site http://www.lightinframeblog.com/100-landscape-photographers-worth-knowing/#sthash.XS0Q5334.dpbs

Try this site as well https://hyperallergic.com/371899/karl-blossfeldt-masterworks-photography/

And if that does not help look at the right side bar of this link http://newlandscapephotography.com/ for Landscape Photographers.

Photo Guidelines
You must turn in a minimum of 25 of your best photos to your folder. I suggest 5 different places in which you photograph 5 different angles, time of day or be creative. Please do not include people or animals in your photos.

Save all photos taken in a folder named Landscape. You will need to edit 10 (2 of each location) and post on you weebly after approval. Remember to include your artist statements as well and Self Evaluation.

Artist Statements. Titles for ALL images.
You are to write a one-paragraph (5 sentences minimum), narrative to accompany EACH of the locations. Your statement should discuss what & where you chose to take your photos, why you choose the composition and what feeling are you trying to convey. Please include any trial, errors and triumphs you had with the photos. *Your Artist Statement should be posted to weebly.


Oil Painting Directions





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Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I'm going to show you how to quickly
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transform your landscape photographs
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into the look of impressionist paintings. You can also apply it to your other
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photographs, as well
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For the color palette, we'll use the impressionist painting,
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"Sunset in Venice" by Claude Monet. You can download it from the link I provided
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located in the video description or project files.
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Open a photo you'd like to use. We need to resize it for the best results.
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Go to "Image" and "Image Size".
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Make the Resolution: 150 pixels per inch
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and the Height: 720 pixels.
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Since the Height and Width are linked, the Width will change to another amount.
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To fit it onto your screen,
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press Ctrl + 0 on a PC or Cmd + 0
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on a Mac. Make two copies of your
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image by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J
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twice. Go to Image,
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Adjustments and Match Color. Make the Luminance and Color Intensity: 100
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and the Fade: 0. Open
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Source and choose "Monet". Then click OK.
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Next, we'll add an impressionist style texture.
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Go to Filter, Pixelate
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and Pointillize. Make the Cell Size
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3. Reduce its Opacity to 50%
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and click off the eyeball to hide the layer.
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Click on the thumbnail of the middle layer to make it active
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and go to Filter and Oil Paint.
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If you have CS5, you can go to the Adobe site
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and download "Pixel Bender", which is similar to the Oil Paint filter
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or you can go to Filter, Artistic
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and experiment with those filters. The results won't be exactly the same as the
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Oil Paint filter,
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but some of them will still give you an impressionist look.
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Once the Oil Paint filter opens, make the Stylization: 10...
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the Cleanliness: 2... slide the Scale
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all the way to the left and the Bristle Detail
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all the way to the right. The Angular Direction is irrelevant
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since the Shine is zero. As before,
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go to Image, Adjustments and Match Color.
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Make the Source image "Monet" and click OK.
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Invoke "Auto-Tone"
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by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + L and then
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"Auto-Levels" by pressing Ctrl + Alt + L
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on a PC or Cmd + Opt + L
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on a Mac. Then, click OK. To see the final result,
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make your top layer visible. If you feel a color is too
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vibrant, use your Sponge Tool to desaturate the color.
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To increase or decrease the brush size,
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press you're right or left arrow keys on your keyboard.
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Make sure the Flow is 100%.
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Let's say you want to desaturate the red colors
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in this area. Just brush over those areas.
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When I toggle back-and-forth,
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you can see the difference
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you can see the difference. Have fun transforming your outdoor photos

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into the look of beautiful, impressionist paintings.
For those of you looking for a challenge try this: