BDP-Week 9-10

The website is going under a major overhaul. What started as just a template change, since a recent update broke our portfolio pages, it turned into a redo, costing much time and effort to reinstate it. Hence the lack of website information this week as I mentioned in class.

The classroom also had a major overhaul, including the updated software we had earlier this moth, to the rearrangement of the desks to accommodate everyone into groups. Previously we had scattered tables along the outskirts of the room, breaking up individual students who probably felt out of place. The newly formed ORANGE group is now part of the team! YAY!

We had a great week with the kickoff of Ansel Adams week! It will actually be a two week span for Ansel Adams, as we will be taking a break from the challenges this week to complete our quarter project. Challenge 05: The Ansel Zone will be due NEXT week (Thursday of course). We will be working on the Fractured Photo Project in class, so BRING YOUR FRACTURED PHOTOS on Thursday this week to learn how to create your layout in InDesign.

If you have any questions, use the comment section at the bottom or send me an email. I will try to answer each as quickly as possible.


October 21, 2013

We only have two classes this week (Mon. & Wed) due to Fall Break starting on Thursday.



I will be out on Tuesday, Oct 22 for a District Meeting. You will be watching an Ansel Adams documentary to prepare for the next challenge. Be good for Mr. Nordfeldt! He will give you note sheets to complete. If you missed it, the video is available on the website so you can complete the assignment.


The fourth Photo Challenge winner has been posted. Congratulations go to Jase Hoover! Go check out his photos.

Challenge Master

This Week’s Journal Entries

TAKE NOTES IN CLASS! And, be sure to title, date and number your pages and create an entry in your Table of Contents.


Ansel Adams

We will be looking at his work and style on Thursday this week in preparation for the next Photo Challenge.

Google Search

Artist of the Week


Dodging & Burning

Research and summarize the topic in a paragraph on one page of your journal. Include a printed sample and tape/glue them on the page with a description.

Google Search • 

This Week’s Resources

Video: Dodging and Burning

Assignments and Assessments

Due This Week

  • POSTPONED — NEW! Scavenger Hunt: (Assessment) – Instead of a quiz this week, you will be going on a Scavenger Hunt (internet) to find photos that demonstrate what we learned about COMPOSITION and the Elements and Principles of Design. Get the assignment HERE.
  • Fractured Photo Project: You must have your fractured photo images ready for class instruction on Thursday.

Weekly Regulars

  • JOURNAL: Include your TOPIC and ARTIST of the Week and TAKE NOTES! – You should be taking notes on all of the class instruction. Be sure to title and number your pages and create an entry in your table of contents.
  • PHOTO CHALLENGE – We are skipping the due date for this week to take care of the quarter Project. We will resume next week, although the challenge opens this week. We will be on Photo Challenge 05: The Ansel Zone.

Other Items

  • Rate Photos: Go to the Student Galleries on the class website and RATE and FAVORITE your peer’s photos!
  • AdobeTV: Sign in to AdobeTV with your AdobeID and watch tutorials on PhotoShop and InDesign.
  • Practice: Go to the resources tab on the website and check out the photo and tutorial websites.



The Ansel Zone

OPENS: Tues, Oct 22

All photos for this assignment must be shot after open date.

DUE: Thurs, Oct 31

Late Credit for one week.
NO CREDIT after one week late.

The Ansel Zone