7th Grade

IAssignment 15A   Grade 7  All work must be graded by  _________.


1.  Develop a recently exposed roll of film.  

2.  Label negs, print a contact sheet and show me.

3.  Write your name, enlargement time, and neg sleeve page in pencil on the back of each enlargement.  

4.  Select your best 2 photo(s) to enlarge for critique.  

5.  Read Horenstein, Black and White Photography, p. 193 – 194.  Make notes for your binder.  

6.  Explore this technique to make a NEGATIVE PRINT with one of your negatives.


1.  Shoot and mat photos for Fairchild’s Bromeliad Show, if you wish.

2.  Print a 5” X 7” image of your best photo taken on the field trip to the Cape FL Lighthouse.


1.  Read the info in Photoshop text lesson 11 “Combining Illustrator Graphics and Photoshop Images.”

2.  Think about one of your photos that would be appropriate for the cover for our End of Year Show, “FLASHBACK” to be held at the Miami-Dade Public Library, Palmetto Bay Branch, May 11, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00pm. 

3.  Using the info in the chapter, prepare a mock-up of a program for the show.   Include graphics:  title, group, location, date.

4.  Locate your cover on 81/2” X 11” paper.  Arrange it so that the page can be folded in half with the cover on the front.  Show me.  


1.  Research Photomontage.  Look at pp. 210-211 in History of Photo.   2.  Define it.  Who made this kind of photo work?  Why?  When did photographers begin to do this?


1.  Make a photomontage using your own photos.  Place it in your sketchbook.  

2.  Opposite your photomontage write a paragraph to describe it and its meaning.






I.  Assignment 14A   Grade 7 

All work must be graded by  _________.



1.  Shoot a roll of film.  Frame each image to make an interesting  composition of a landscape or cityscape.  Use hints for good exposure.

2.  Label negs, print a test strip and contact sheet and show me.

3.  Select your best photo to enlarge for critique.  

4.  Write your name, enlargement time, and neg sleeve page in pencil on the back of each enlargement.  Present them at critique.




1.  Shoot a series of 3 photos that are related to one another.  

2.  Make another series on a different subject.  Share the best at critique.




1.  Read the info in Photoshop text lesson 9, “Special Effects.”

2.  Make an outline with a list of steps to follow to make special effects. 

3.  Then select a photo that would be appropriate to turn into a traditional piece of art, watercolor, pastel or sketch using the effects in the chapter.

    4.  If you like the “artwork,” print it for critique.  Show me on the screen.

5.  Find out what it means for an artist to make a series.   Who did so?  What was the series about?  Why do you think she/he made a series?  




1.  Read Ch. 13, Documentary Photography in the History of Photography . 

2.  Write a one page summary in your own words to explain what the title means for photographers.  

3.  Draw 2 examples of documentary photography.

4.  Why do we care about documentary photography in 2011?  Is anyone doing documentary photography in 2011?   Explain.




E.  Sketchbook

1.  Look at a vehicle from a corner position so you can see two sides of it.  2.  Use two pages in your SB to make a drawing of an automobile or truck.

3.  Show values:  highlights, shine, and shadows.





I. Assignment 12A Grade 7

All work must be graded by _________.




  1. Shoot a roll of film. Frame each image to make interesting compositions of water. Be mindful of exposure. Use hints.
  2. Develop, label negs, print a contact sheet and show me.
  3. Select your best photo(s) to enlarge.
  4. Write your name, enlargement time, and neg sleeve page in pencil on the back of each enlargement. Present them at the critique.





  1. Take photos. Consider composition so they can be manipulated as in section C below. Print the best at home. Present them at critique.





  1. Read the Photoshop text lesson 8, “Advanced Layer Techniques.”
  2. Outline the chapter in your binder as you read.
  3. Create a clipping group on one of your photos with the info you read.
  4. Use an adjustment layer to edit one of your images.
  5. Show your work on the screen for a grade. Save on a stick to print at home.





  1. Look up Clarence White in the History of Photography text. You may use the internet, but not Wikipedia.
  2. Write a paragraph in your own words to explain what he accomplished as a photographer.
  3. Draw 2 of his most famous photos.
  4. Do we care about his ideas in photography in 2011? Why or why not?



E. Sketchbook


  1. Carefully follow the directions for a Making a Photo Transfer to create photo transfer of the self-portrait you made last week.
  2. Work mindfully cleaning up as you go. Take special care of brushes used with acrylic medium.
  3. Be sure you can easily find your SB when it is drying in the DR.








Grade 7     


I.  Assignment 9A   Preparation for Midterm Exams:   

Assignments will be graded by: Friday, December 17 and Jan 7, 2011.

Week of December 13 – 17:  

A.  Digital Photography

1.  If you enter Scholastics, mat your photo and fill out the form in duplicate to attach it to the back of the mat.

2.  If you are entering the JOB competition, read the instructions and save your photo to disc.  Label it as directed.

B  Greeting card:  (to send or give as a gift.) 

a.  Photograph subjects suitable for a greeting card.  Print the best. 

         b.  Cut off the borders and center the image on a card.  

C.  Preparation for the Midterm Exam

1.  Organize your notebook for 2 grades.  Place each assignment sheet from 1A to 9A in order.  Then:
      a.  Label each Text assignment with the number of its assignment sheet.

b.  Label each Photo History  assignment by number also.  Know them.

2.  Finally, go back and read each one.  Highlight the important vocabulary and information.    

D.  Garden

1.  You may help in the garden, if your work is finished.  

2.  Bring newspapers to place before we mulch the garden.

Week of January 3 – January 7

E.  Study Guide

1.  In your binder define each word verbally and / or graphically.  Design a test question with an answer for each.

E.  Study Guide

       1.  In your binder define each word verbally and / or graphically.  Design a test question with an answer for each.

2.  Highlight the vocabulary for each entry.

3.  Be certain you know about the photo history photographers.

F.  Art Criticism

1.  Read ArtTalk, the text, to learn about art criticism, pp. 25 – 30.  Then using what you have learned:

2.  Write a critique of the photo in The History of Photography on p. 191.  

Use a paragraph for each step:  description, analysis, interpretation and judgment.

Grade 7


Define verbally or graphically and write a test question for each entry.

film format

film size (mm)


range finder camera

Henry Emerson

Photoshop tools

f – stop priority

shutter speed priority

Dorothea Lange




negative evaluation


shadow details



test strip

grain finder


fuzzy focus

framing a photo


Edweard Muybridge


burn in

RC paper

FB paper



art elements





Lewis Hine

equivalent exposure


B setting

f – stop to aperture size

depth of field

aperture size to d. of field

film loading

digital camera

shutter speed

negative scanner


magic lasso tool

Gertrude Kasebier

documentary photo

Alfred Stieglitz

Photo Secession

Ansel Adams

prism in SLR

pinhole image


sandwich negatives




development process

enlargement process

acrylic paint


I. Assignment 7A:
Grade 7

All work must be graded by Thursday,  _________________________.

A. Film Photography 

1. Shoot a new roll of film.  Frame each image mindfully and place the subject off-center.  Be mindful of exposure and composition.  Use hints.

2. Label neg sleeves:  number name subjects.  Make a contact print..

3. Print the best two for critique.

B. Digital

1. Make photos of subjects that are off-center.  Again scan the frame to check for composition.  

C. Text

1. Read lesson 5 in the Photoshop 5.0 text.

2. Then write questions and answers to the following:  Restate the question in your answer.

a. What is the purpose of a quick mask?

b. When you deselect a quick mask what happens?

c. Where’s the work stored when you save a selection as a mask?

d. Once you’ve saved a mask as a channel, how can you edit it?

e. Describe how layers differ from channels.

3. Use this info on two of your photos to improve it.  Print before and after images.

D. Photo History

Work with a partner to create a new PowerPoint presentation about one of these photographers:  Niepce, Daguerre, Southworth, Hawes, Bayard, Talbot, Nadar, Fenton, Cameron, Brady, Jackson, Muybridge, Emerson, Stieglitz, Kassebier.  Decide which one to do and let me know so we don’t have duplicates.  Limit yourself to 4 frames.  Tell the b/d and country.  Explain what the artist did to advance photography.  Show 2-3 photos that you like.  Title and date them.  Title the PP file with the photographer’s full name and your last names.

E. Photo Sketchbook

Draw your best original cover plan in pencil on the front of your SB.  Spread newspaper on the table.  Use color pencils to color your original plan.  Then use acrylic paint to color it on the SB.  Use original color, not color right out of the bottle.  Clean up the area and the brushes.  


 Grade 7

All work must be graded by Thursday,  _________________________.

A. Film Photography 


I. Assignment 5A: Grade 7

All work must be graded by Thursday,  _________________________.

A. Film Photography 

1. Shoot a new roll of film looking for interesting reflections.

2. Be sure you have the starting points on exposure attached to your camera.  Develop your film and label negative sleeves.  

3. Make a contact print..

4. Enlarge at least one for critique.

B. Digital

1. Use your photos to practice skills in the text reading for Photoshop. 

2. Show me three photos that you have operated on.  Use 3 operations

C. Text

1. Read ch. 2, pp.48-65, in the Photoshop 5.0 text.

2. Use the Photoshop 5.0 text to show your skills in the operations on p. 48 top:  




move & duplicate

constrain movement

adjust with arrow keys

add to and subtract from selections


scale and transform

combine selection tools



3. Follow up by answering these questions in your binder.

a. Once you’ve made a selection, what area of the image can you edit?  Use complete sentences to answer.

b. How do you add to and subtract from a selection?

c. How can you move a selection while you’re drawing it?

d. When drawing a selection with the lasso tool, how should you finish drawing it to ensure that the selection is the shape you want?

e. How does the magic wand tool determine which areas of the image to select?  What is “tolerance”, and how does it affect a selection?

4. Read Introduction to Photography, pp 199-200.  Take notes o burning and dodging.

B. Photo History

1. On the net or the History of Photography find out about Alfred Stieglitz.

2. Select a photo he made.  Make a 10cm X 15cm drawing of it.  (B)

3. Under the drawing write a one page summary in your own words that tells about is contribution to photo history and about the kinds of photos he liked to make.  Note his b/d dates.  What new movement did he start?

C. Photo Sketchbook

1. Make a drawing of a plant with leaves.  Draw each leaf as you see it.

2. Use the contour line skills you read about for your hand drawing.  Fill your page with leaves each observed and drawn individually (skip the pot).