ASSIGNMENT: Final Portfolio

Your final portfolio is due, on the server, by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4. The server will be shut down at precisely 5 p.m. – the time will be displayed on the projection screen starting around 4 p.m. and will be announced throughout the day.

Your portfolio is to contain 10 images you shot this semester. They need to have full Associated Press style captions on them, including your credit and contact information along with the subject’s contact info. You can use the original names from when you shot the photos, they do not need to be renamed.

Those 10 images, along with the final version of your audio slideshow, need to be placed in a folder named “lastname_portfolio” and dropped on the server. Even if you didn’t change your slideshow you need to put it in that folder.

For your slideshow, remember you’re submitting the renamed “publish_to_web” folder which should contain several files, including an index.html file. Make sure it is all there and that it plays. (You can double-click on the index.html file and it will play in your web browser.)

Your 10 images should demonstrate a variety of subjects (I recommend no more than three images from any one subject), a variety of styles (long, medium and close-up), good moments, good light, good compositions and technical excellence (sharp, well exposed, well controlled and in the proper file format – jpgs). Captions count – proofread them and find a friend to proofread them, as well.

I am more than happy to take a look at what you’re considering, but in the last eight hours on Friday I will only deal with technical problems in the lab.

Don’t wait until Friday afternoon, either. There are two sections of classes who need to produce their portfolios. Do not take a chance, do not wait. The Miller Learning Center has a media lab if you want to work on your photos there in the evenings. Audacity and Soundslides are available online for Mac and Windows but make sure your final show does not have the demo warnings on it. It is your responsibility to make sure it works correctly.

Your camera kit is due when you submit your portfolio (so no later than Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m.). If you fail to return your complete kit, there is a $50 per day fine. The kit should have the camera, lens, lens hood, lens cap, battery, battery charger, bag and card reader.

Questions? Ask, here, by email or in person.


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