Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The End of Needles Film and Media Academy

I have decided to discontinue this blog and merge it with my other class blog to consolidate information, examples, and resources for students. As of January 1, 2012 all posts will be published on my new merged blog: ART ROOM 161

Monday, December 5, 2011

Creating an iPad app

This This week we will be talking about how to create an iPad app so take a look at this tutorial from Computer Arts before we get started!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Photographer Research Project

Here's the list of photographers which are represented in our research project in this semester's Media Art:Photography class. Each student has been assigned a photographer and should research them creating a slideshow of information with at least 10 images of their artwork.

1.Alfred Eisenstaedt
2.Alfred Stieglitz
3.Ansel Adams
4.Autumn De Wilde
5.Barbara Kruger
6.Bruce Davison
7.Chuck Close
8.Cindy Sherman
9.Danny Clinch
10.Danny Lyon
11.David LaChapelle
12.Dorthea Lange
13.Edward Weston
14.Greg Crewdson
15.Henri Cartier-Bresson
16.Herb Ritts
17.Irving Penn
18.Lauren Greenfield
19.Margaret Bourke-White
20.Marilyn Minter
22.Peter Beard
23.Robert Capa
24.William Wegman
25.Yousuf Karsh

Monday, November 21, 2011

Astoria Federal Savings 2012 Teen Photo Contest

This year's Astoria Federal Savings Teen Photo Contest has been announced and the theme is "Eye on Style: People, Fashion, and Trends". There are $250 cash rewards as well as a $100 cash grant that goes to the school along with an invite to the reception for winners so if you have images you'd like to submit you can get a form from Mr. Needles and fill it out before the December 19th postmark deadline. Remember fashion is everywhere so if you have friends with a unique look or images of people using fashionable technology it could all work, good luck!

Alphabet Soup

This week's assignment was to "photograph the alphabet" by finding things in nature that resembled letters and editing them together (an example from class is pictured above). After the alphabet is finished add one or two additional symbols such as an astrick, exclamation point, ect. to finish out the image and add balance. Finally take the letters you created and put together an inspiring word that we'll print out and post up(an example from class is pictured below).

Photography Forum Contest

Here's a link to the Photography Forum High School Photography Contest. The deadline is this week and there is a very reasonable five dollar entry fee per image. The magazine was the first to publish my work in the United States and is one of the leading photography magazines out there.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our Japanese introduction

This week Mr. Needles photography class spent a few minutes each day learning how to introduce themselves in Japanese in preparation for the Skype conversation with students in Tokyo, Japan about their collaborative photography project in The Japan Society's Going Global program. The students are currently speaking to students in Japan, Pakistan, and throughout the United States on a social networking platform and exchanging images of what an average day looks like in their life and then comparing and contrasting.