Instructor: Ross F. Collins, professor of communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
Diagnostic quiz: What do you know?
Midterm exam review questions.
Final exam review.Tutorials and presentations
Ten practical principles for photojournalists.
Handy elements of composition illustrated.
Qualities of light illustrated.
A brief introduction to color theory.
A brief history of photojournalism and photography.
A portfolio of great photographs.
Ways to see (video presentation).
Ross's photo galleries.
How to develop and print in a traditional darkroom. (Includes three videos.)
New! Student life: selected photos, North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2019.
Student life: selected photos, North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2018.
Student life: selected photos, North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2017.
Student life: North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2015.
Student life: North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2014.
Student life: North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2013.
Student life: North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2012.
The life of a campus: North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2008.
Student portfolios (2004)
Student portfolios (2002)
Photoshop tutorials for photographers (CS6 for Macintosh):
Photoshop Lesson One.
Image size, resolution, crop, file formats, organizing in Bridge.
Photoshop Lesson Two.
Levels/curves, dodge/burn, dust and scratches, sharpening. Quick tip: fix flash-on-camera.
Photoshop Lesson Two(b).
An alternative workflow using Camera Raw.
Photoshop Lesson Three.
Selecting, cutting, cloning, content-aware fill, sharpening, gaussian blur, image modes.
Quick tips: straighten a horizon line; add bokeh.
Photoshop Lesson Four.
Cutting, pasting, painting, erasing, color balance, fill flash
Photoshop Lesson Five.
Working with type.
Photoshop Lesson Six.
Layers, red-eye removal, Select and Mask, improving skin tones, digital plastic surgery.
Photoshop Lesson Seven.
Create a montage.
Photoshop Lesson Seven(b).
Create a poster.
Photohop Lesson Eight.
Nip and tuck.
Photoshop Lesson Nine.
Deleting backgrounds, replacing backgrounds.
Photoshop Lesson Ten.
Working in black and white.
Photos for practice:
Cairo 1998 (B & W).
Wabakimi wilderness, 2006.
Washington State, 1982.
Club moss, 1976.
Scotland, 1989 (B & W).
Man and flower.
Boats on the Nile.
Egyptian taxi driver.
Midterm exam photo.
Free Photography Tips and Tutorials for Beginners by Stephen Hockman.
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