Best of the Best

February 22, 2016

The photography students are in full swing. This semester they are working on a new project that combines a study of history, camera manipulation, as well as editing in Photoshop. First the students have practiced balancing the cameras ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. They have also learned how to use a tripod. Throughout the semester each week the students have researched an influential photographer. The photographer who inspired this project was Eadweard Muybridge. An eccentric photographer and inventor Muybridge helped pioneer motion photography and projection. He is most known for his sequence of photos of a horse. The photos were originally taken to settle a bet to see if the horse always had one foot on the ground when running. After their research of Muybridge the students picked a subject or a movement. During their class period the students went to other classes to take a sequence of photos. Currently they are combining the photos in Photoshop to create their first portfolio piece. Throughout this process the students are learning not only how to combine their photos in an application, but also who started the idea or motion photography and its history. I have also included some of the photos the students have taken throughout the course of the semester.