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“A picture is worth a thousand words.” A picture can also be worth a 5 on the AP Studio Art 2-D test which requires just submissions of artwork—no studying involved. Although 2-D Design also includes other mediums besides photography, these lessons are great resources for tips and ideas to strengthen any photo-based pieces. This course is packed with inspiration, guidelines, and examples on fun photo adventures for anyone who loves photography, AP student or not. Learn about Elements of Design, Better Composition, Principles of Art, and Basics of High Art Photography, while exercising that knowledge in diverse projects assigned to each lesson. Coupled with Educator’s Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop Elements courses, you will have everything you need for AP Studio Art 2-D's photo pieces. Professor Jessica Spinella is an avid photographer and enthusiastic teacher, bringing the best artists out of her students for many years. Nearly all of her students ace the AP Studio Art 2-D exam with a score of 4 or 5.

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I. AP Studio Art 2-D

  Intro to AP Studio Art: 2-D Design 13:24
   Intro 0:00 
   Requirements 0:17 
    Not an Actual Exam 0:25 
    3 Sections 0:40 
    Section 1: Breadth 0:44 
    Section 2: Concentration 0:46 
    Section 3: Quality 0:52 
   Section 1: Breadth 1:04 
    12 Art Pieces To Create 1:13 
    Based on Principles of Art and Design 1:17 
    Scoring Guideline at AP Website 1:27 
   Section 2: Concentration 1:54 
    12 Art Pieces To Create 2:00 
    Student Driven Project 2:10 
   Section 3: Quality 2:21 
    5 High Quality Works 2:27 
    Mail Them to AP Central 2:36 
    Digital and Mailed Submissions 2:39 
   Timeline 2:57 
    Requires Time Commitment 3:08 
    This Course is Photography Medium Based 3:20 
    Photography is Just One Area of 2-D Design 3:30 
    Connect With Local High School 3:36 
    The Portfolio is due in early May 4:14 
    Pace Yourself, Set Up a Schedule 4:20 
    Most People Work On All Sections At Once 4:30 
    Quality Section Derived from Breadth & Concentration 4:34 
    OR Divide The Sections 4:54 
    Breadth First 5:16 
    Make a Plan 5:35 
   Tips for Success.. 5:54 
    Download & Read AP Studio Art Course Description 6:05 
    Do NOT procrastinate 6:39 
    Labor of Love Intensive 7:12 
    Have Fun and Work Hard 7:42 
    Strong Concentration 7:51 
    Set Yourself Up For Success 8:05 
   Scoring 8:25 
    AP Studio Art Scoring 8:26 
    Goal: College Level Fine Art Photography 8:56 
    Scoring Basics 9:15 
    What the Scores Means 9:19 
    Some Colleges Only Accept Certain AP Scores 9:56 
    A Variety of Descriptors 10:38 
    Please Read the Scoring Guideline! 11:36 
   Sample Portfolio's 12:05 
    Check Out Older Portfolios and Their Scores 12:07 
    Not All Portfolios are Photography Based 12:30 
    Other Mediums of Your Choice Can Be Submitted 12:42 
  The Concentration Section 24:34
   Intro 0:00 
   What is a Concentration? 0:10 
    A Concentration Is… 0:14 
    In Other Words… 0:25 
   Requirements 0:34 
    Original Idea to Strong Concept 0:39 
    Strong Concept Communicated Through 12 Art Pieces 1:05 
    Concentration Commentary 1:26 
    Commentary is Optional, but Recommended 1:59 
    Answering These Questions 2:17 
   Scoring 3:14 
    The Portfolio is Scored as a Whole, Not by Section 3:18 
    But Different Judges Look at Each Section 3:33 
    Each Section's Score is Averaged into Your Portfolio 3:44 
    4 Major Areas of Concern 3:55 
    1. Coherence and/or Development 4:24 
    What Is and Is Not a Concentration 4:30 
    A Technique is NOT a Concentration 4:47 
    2. Quality of the Concept/Idea Presented 5:42 
    Take a Simple Idea and Make it Specific 5:54 
    Do Not Use Human Emotion as a Concentration 6:17 
    A Strong Idea 6:48 
    3. Degree of Development and Investigation 7:06 
    They Want to See Growth in the Idea 7:42 
    4. Quality of the Work in Concept and Technique 7:57 
    Concept > Technique 8:30 
   Timeline 8:55 
    Start Early! 8:56 
    Start With 3 Ideas 9:20 
    Research Your Ideas 10:09 
    Go With Your Strongest Idea 11:07 
    Expect to Devote Several Months 11:24 
    Create More So You Can Toss Out Weaker Pieces For the Exam 11:30 
    Treat This Course Like a Job 12:27 
   Tips for Success.. 13:01 
    Do NOT Procrastinate 13:04 
    Make Your Plan 13:21 
    Do NOT Save All the Work For the Last Week 13:31 
    College Board Graders are Looking For.. 13:38 
   Sample Portfolio's 14:35 
    Samples Available At AP Website 14:40 
    Samples Available On Flickr, Photobucket, Google, etc. 14:47 
   Concentration Student Sample 1 15:42 
    Concentration Commentary 15:47 
    Response to Question 1 15:52 
    Response to Question 2 16:20 
   Concentration Sample 1, cont. 16:40 
    Continued Response to Question 2 16:41 
   Concentration Sample 1, cont. 17:15 
    Continued Response to Question 2 17:16 
    Had to Reshoot Some of These to Achieve Desired Results 17:30 
   Concentration Student Sample 1 17:55 
    Butterfinger 17:56 
    Foot Note 18:04 
   Concentration Student Sample 1, cont. 18:10 
    Green House 18:11 
    Ice Breaker 18:20 
   Concentration Student Sample 1, cont. 18:26 
    Key Note 18:28 
    Pocket Book 18:49 
   Concentration Student Samples 1, cont. 18:55 
    Shoe Lace 18:56 
    Under Dog 19:02 
   Concentration Student Samples 1, cont. 19:10 
    Under Pants 19:11 
    Water Color 19:17 
   Concentration Student Samples 1, cont. 19:23 
    Love Seat 19:25 
    Time Keeper 19:30 
   Concentration Student Sample 2 19:36 
    Concentration Commentary 19:37 
    Response to Question 1 19:44 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 19:59 
    Response to Question 2 20:00 
    A Concentration to Explore a Social Issue 20:28 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:02 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:05 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:08 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:11 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:14 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:17 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:20 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:24 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:32 
   Concentration Student Sample 2, cont. 21:39 
   Concentration Student 3 Sample 21:43 
    Concentration Commentary 21:45 
    Response to Question 1 21:52 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 22:16 
    Response to Question 2 22:19 
    A Concentration to Promote Environmental Awareness 23:27 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 23:33 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 23:38 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 23:42 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 23:46 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 23:49 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 23:53 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 23:57 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 24:00 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 24:04 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 24:08 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 24:11 
   Concentration Student Sample 3, cont. 24:13 
  The Breadth 16:18
   Intro 0:00 
   Requirements 0:09 
    What is Breadth? 0:14 
    Principles of Design 0:33 
    12 Pieces That Include Those Principles 0:59 
   Scoring 1:28 
    Read the Scoring Guideline 1:37 
    Scoring Descriptors 1:45 
    1. 2-D Design Principles 1:53 
    2. Originality and Innovative Thinking 2:10 
    Fine Art, Not Snapshots 2:34 
    3. Application of 2-D Design Principles 2:50 
    4. Principles Incorporated in Composition 3:27 
    5. Engaging Work 3:55 
    6. Skill With Materials and Media 4:32 
    Materials: Camera and Adobe Photoshop 4:38 
    Learn to Use Photoshop with Educator.com 5:08 
    7. The Student 'Voice', Your Style 5:27 
    8. Image Quality 6:05 
    9. Overall Accomplishment and Quality 6:24 
   Timeline 7:02 
    This Course is a Guide for Your Breadth Pieces 7:18 
    Each Lesson is Designed with Intention 7:31 
    16 Lessons, 16 Projects 8:32 
    Get Organized! 9:16 
    Planning is Key! 10:14 
    Breadth Before Concentration 11:01 
   Tips for Success.. 11:52 
    Work Hard, Do Your Very Best Work 11:55 
    Do NOT Procrastinate 12:31 
    Make a Plan for Yourself 12:40 
    Do NOT Save All The Work For Later 13:01 
   Sample Portfolio's 13:13 
    Samples Available at AP Website 13:14 
    Samples Available On Flickr, Photobucket, Google, etc. 13:31 
   Breadth Student Sample 13:57 
   Breadth Student Sample, cont. 14:04 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 14:09 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 14:14 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 14:21 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 14:27 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 14:56 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 14:59 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 15:08 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 15:22 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 15:29 
   Breadth Student Sample 1, cont. 15:40 
  Seven Guidelines to Better Composition: The 50 30:08
   Intro 0:00 
   Guidelines to Better Composition 0:15 
    What is Composition? 0:21 
    Strong Composition 0:34 
    Composition Can Improve Your Photographs 0:53 
   Composition is a Universal Term 1:00 
    Architecture 1:04 
    Music 1:27 
    Art & Photography 1:37 
   Composition Defined 1:53 
    Photographic Composition is.. 1:54 
    Composition Guidelines 2:06 
   Composition Cont. 2:21 
    Object Placement 2:22 
    Changing Camera Position 2:27 
    Example: Object Placement 2:34 
    Example: Shifting Camera Position 2:52 
   Composition, cont. 3:13 
    Good Pictures are Created 3:15 
    How Do You Create a Picture? 3:23 
    Careful Planning and Patient Waiting 3:27 
    Don't Take the Obvious Photo 3:52 
    Composition Guidelines Will Become Second Nature 4:27 
   The Seven Guidelines to Better Composition 4:50 
    The Seven Guidelines 4:51 
    Composition is a Sense of Design 5:05 
   1. Simplicity 5:24 
    The First Guideline is Simplicity 5:27 
    Give Your Focal Point the Most Visual Attention 5:32 
    Try Uncomplicated Backgrounds 5:39 
    Example: Simple Backgrounds 5:45 
   Tips to Simplicity 6:30 
    Simplicity is Not a Physical Attribute 6:40 
    Choose One Specific Subject 7:05 
    Exclude Unwanted Things In Your Frame 7:45 
    Boring Subjects = Boring Photographs 8:34 
   Tips to Simplicity, cont. 8:50 
    Keep Environmental Backgrounds Uncluttered 8:52 
    Move The Unwanted Objects 9:07 
    Use Shapes and Patterns 9:24 
    Use Negative Space Wisely 9:59 
    Unclutter As Much As Possible 10:32 
    Be Strong in Your Simplicity 11:29 
   2. The Rule of Thirds 11:50 
    Off-Center Photos 11:56 
    Use the Viewfinder, Not the Screen 12:04 
    Imagine Gridlines 12:22 
    Place Subject Along Vertical Lines 12:31 
   The Rule of Thirds, cont. 12:55 
    Example: White Dog's Face 12:56 
    Off-Center Placement 13:23 
   The Rule of Thirds, cont. 13:33 
    Consider the Path of Moving Subjects 13:35 
    Leaving Room For Movement 13:41 
   The Rule of Thirds, cont. 14:03 
    Placement of The Horizon 14:04 
    Example: Girl Playing Piano 14:22 
   The Rule of Thirds, cont. 14:53 
    Portrait Photography 14:56 
    Example: Portrait 15:01 
   3. Lines, Repetition & Negative Space 15:29 
    They Draw Your Viewer To The Focal Point 15:33 
    Example 15:39 
   Lines 16:17 
    Leading Lines 16:18 
    Diagonal Lines 16:25 
    S-Curve 16:43 
   Repetitive Lines 17:09 
    Repetitive Lines Draw Attention 17:12 
    What is Repetition 17:16 
    Examples 17:28 
   Negative Space 18:37 
    Attention Towards the Subject 18:38 
    What is Negative Space 19:04 
    Space Around Your Subject 19:21 
    Negative Space Creates Emphasis 19:43 
    Examples 19:50 
   4. Balance 20:12 
    3 Types of Balance 20:14 
    Symmetrical 20:17 
    Asymmetrical 20:41 
    Radial 20:46 
    Balance the Picture 21:03 
    Good Balance 21:17 
    Move the Focal Point 21:48 
   Balance Samples 21:59 
    Symmetrical Balance 22:04 
    Not Exactly the Same, but Uses the Same Space 22:08 
    Asymmetrical Balance 22:21 
   5. Geometric Shape 22:42 
    Shapes, Patterns, Symmetries, etc. 22:46 
    Produce a Strong Focal Point 23:08 
    Example 23:16 
   Geometric Shape Samples 23:47 
    Circles 23:53 
    Colorblocking 23:56 
    Repetition 24:11 
   6. Framing 24:24 
    Framing 24:29 
    Example 24:40 
   Framing, cont. 24:52 
    Environment as Framing 24:54 
    Architecture as Framing 24:59 
    Art as Framing 25:05 
   Framing, cont. 25:19 
    Not Literal Picture Frames 25:47 
    Use Objects in the Current Environment as Frames 25:58 
    Nature as Framing 26:05 
   Framing, cont. 26:20 
    Doorways as Framing 26:23 
    Archways as Framing 26:24 
    Unique Objects as Framing 26:25 
   7. Avoiding Mergers 26:34 
    It's Easy To Accidentally Create a Merger 26:40 
    Don't Let Mergers Emerge! 26:46 
    What is a Merger 26:49 
    Examples 26:59 
   The 50 Project 27:36 
    Practice Your Understanding of Composition 27:39 
    5 Photographs Each 27:50 
    Avoid Mergers 28:30 
   The 50 Project, cont. 28:41 
    Edit Your Top Photos 28:44 
    You Should Have Some Photoshop Experience 28:57 
    Don't Go Too Crazy 29:22 
    Educator.com's Photoshop Lessons 29:35 
    Adobe Creative Cloud 29:41 
  Form 16:32
   Intro 0:00 
   Form Explained 0:15 
    3-D and Encloses Volume 0:17 
    Most Basic Element of Art 0:34 
    In All Sorts of Photographs 0:53 
    Form is Everywhere 1:00 
    Examples 1:05 
   Form Samples: Architecture 1:43 
    Example 1 1:54 
    Example 2 2:03 
    Example 3 2:15 
   Form Samples: Human Form 2:37 
    Shape and Form is Not Just Geometric 2:40 
    Example 1 3:00 
    Example 2 3:22 
    Example 3 3:45 
    Exploration of Human Form 3:57 
   Form Samples: Objects 4:34 
    Example 1 4:46 
    Example 2 5:21 
    Example 3 5:37 
   Form Samples: Abstractions 6:12 
    Forms You Aren't Sure What They Are 6:17 
    Example 1 6:24 
    Example 2 6:39 
    Example 3 6:54 
   Tips for Success.. 7:21 
    Get in Close! 7:24 
    Use a Macro or Close Up Lens 7:53 
    What is a Macro Lens 7:57 
    Try Renting a Lens 8:30 
    Strongly Consider Simplicity 8:50 
    Explore Your Subject 9:14 
    Play With Your Subject 9:48 
    Exhaust the Subject Matter 10:27 
    Experiment! 10:45 
   Form Project 10:51 
    Take Photographs That Emphasize Form 10:53 
    Express Those Forms 10:57 
    Focus Primarily on Form 11:07 
    Design a Series of 3 Images 11:38 
    All 3 Need to Relate to Each Other 12:18 
    Create 1 Canvas Displaying All 3 Images 13:01 
   Student Sample 1 13:48 
    Collage Design Example 13:51 
    Composition of the Collage 14:08 
   Student Sample 2 14:56 
    One Way to Approach This Project 14:58 
    Composition of the Collage 15:18 
    Borders 15:35 
   Student Sample 3 15:45 
    Abstract Example 15:54 
  Locks, Chains, & Metals 11:06
   Intro 0:00 
   Ugly Can Be Beautiful 0:14 
    Everything Can Be Photographic 0:17 
    More To Photograph 0:24 
    Push Yourself to Photograph Something Different 0:31 
   Locks 1:07 
    We Walk By Them Everyday 1:12 
    Beautiful Colors 1:29 
    Rust and Aged Objects Bring Color and Texture 1:36 
   Chains 2:00 
    Chains Can Bring Good Compositional Elements 2:03 
    Take Advantage of the Natural Elements 2:15 
   Metal 2:50 
    Metal is Everywhere 2:53 
    Rust, Rust, Rust 3:02 
   Tip for Success.. 3:16 
    Get in Close! 3:21 
    Use a Macro or Close Up Lens 3:35 
    Try Renting a Lens 3:42 
    Rusty, Gritty, Dirty 4:03 
    Think About Form, Shape, Color 4:38 
    Remember The Rule of Thirds 5:01 
    Explore Your Subject! 5:23 
    Play With Your Subject 5:45 
    Exhaust the Subject Matter 6:06 
    Experiment! 6:27 
   Locks, Chains & Metal Project 6:39 
    Take Photos to Emphasize Locks, Chains, & Metal 6:43 
    Ugly Can Be Beautiful 7:03 
    Pay Attention to Composition 7:14 
    The Goal of the Assignment 7:21 
    Design a Series of 3 Images 7:51 
    Save For Submission Later On 8:13 
    Smart Editing 8:35 
    Save Separately 8:50 
   Student Sample 1 9:07 
   Student Sample 2 9:36 
    Saturating Rusts' Color 9:42 
    A Bad Idea For Rust: Black and White 10:02 
   Student Sample 3 10:17 
  Evidence 13:24
   Intro 0:00 
   Evidence Understood 0:11 
    Photography is Evidence of Something 0:14 
    Photographs Represent Something Real (Even If It's Not) 0:20 
    Photos Refer to Reality 1:16 
    Evidence Can Be Almost Anything 1:56 
    Evidence Remains 2:06 
   Evidence of Movement: 2:27 
    Story of an Old Truck 2:34 
   Evidence of Waste 2:56 
    Story of a Dirty Beach 3:00 
    Creates a Relatable Experience 3:19 
   Evidence of Abandonment 3:33 
    Story of People Who Left 3:36 
   Tips for Success.. 4:39 
    Choose a Theme to Work Within 4:44 
    Be Intentional With Your Images 5:26 
    Strongly Consider Composition 6:04 
    Something You Uncover, Discover, or Search For 6:30 
    Explore Ways to Communicate Your Theme 7:19 
    Exhaust Your Subject Matter 7:25 
    Experiment! Have Fun! 8:00 
   Project: Evidence 8:17 
    Choose a Theme 8:21 
    Design a Series of 3 Images 8:37 
    Make Sure Your Editing Matches the Mood 9:13 
    Make Images With Meaning 10:05 
    Save For Submission Later On 10:43 
    Additional Examples 10:51 
   Student Sample 1 11:09 
    Theme of Wear and Tear 11:11 
   Student Sample 2 11:45 
    Theme of Gardening 11:47 
   Student Sample 3 12:23 
    Theme of Abandonment 12:25 
  Repetition 14:54
   Intro 0:00 
   What is Repetition? 0:16 
    Repetition is Echoing or Repeating 0:19 
    Confusion About Repetition 0:21 
    Gives Instant Composition 0:35 
    Attention Grabber 0:51 
   Repetition: Architecture 1:12 
    A Dynamic Photo of a Building 1:16 
    Repetition Used to Emphasize Something Else 1:31 
   Repetition: Objects 1:54 
    Everyday Objects Have Great Repetition 1:57 
    Photographer Used Aperture 2:37 
    Photographs of Instruments Are Not Very Unique 3:05 
   What Repetition is NOT: 3:41 
    A Bunch of Branches: Not Repetition 3:49 
    This Photo Does NOT Have Repetition 3:57 
   What Repetition is NOT: 4:33 
    Flower Petals: NOT Repetition 4:34 
    Why Not? 4:39 
    Repetition Is Very Organized 4:50 
   Tips for Success.. 5:29 
    Balancing Repetition With a Simple Background 5:32 
    Consider Opening Your Aperture 5:53 
    Consider Composition As You Shoot 6:33 
    Consider Setting Up This Shoot 6:57 
    Explore Your Subject 7:24 
    Exhaust Your Subject Matter 7:26 
    Experiment! 7:27 
   Project: Repetition Using School/Art Supplies 7:51 
    School Supplies: Pencils, Pens, Notebooks, Markers, etc. 7:55 
    Perfect Subjects for Repetition 8:19 
    Gather Your Materials 8:26 
    Use Natural Light 8:40 
    Check Out Other Student Samples 9:20 
    Think About Your Background 9:51 
   Project: Repetition Using School/Art Supplies 10:54 
    The Goal of This Assignment 10:58 
    Experiment! Don't Be Boring 11:03 
    Design A Series of 3 Final Images 11:14 
    Consider Vintage Effects or a Fun Action 11:25 
    Using Photoshop Action 11:30 
    Save For Submission Later On 11:58 
   Student Sample 1 12:16 
   Student Sample 2 13:06 
   Student Sample 3 13:42 
   Other Fabulous Examples 14:19 
   Other Fabulous Examples 14:28 
   Other Fabulous Examples 14:37 
  Pet Portraits 10:56
   Intro 0:00 
   Pet Portraits & William Wegman 0:11 
    William Wegman 0:19 
    Check Out His Gallery 0:35 
    Pet Portraits Are Expressive 0:42 
    Super Modern Photos 0:52 
   William Wegman: Red Toy, 2006 1:29 
    Created a Red Toy 1:34 
    High Art 1:39 
    Made Intentionally, Not a Snapshot 1:43 
   William Wegman: Intruder, 2006 1:59 
    Great Negative Space 2:00 
    Very Expressive 2:05 
    Stories Can Be Interpreted 2:21 
   William Wegman: Unnamed 1989 2:38 
    A Little Bit About William Wegman 2:43 
    Playful Piece 2:58 
    Collaging Photographs 3:07 
   William Wegman: Headover 1989 3:31 
    Form 3:40 
    Negative Space 3:54 
   Tips for Success.. 4:01 
    Find a Pet 4:06 
    Goldfish 4:24 
    Plan to Spend Time With The Pet 4:40 
    Consider Composition 5:13 
    Emphasize the Pet's Expressions and Personality 5:30 
    Props: Optional 6:03 
    Think About Your Background 6:39 
    Play Around With Cropping 7:04 
    Play With The Pet 8:03 
   Project: Pet Portraits 8:49 
    3 Expressive Pet Portraits 8:53 
    Edit in Photoshop 9:07 
    Edit Intentionally 9:12 
    Save For Submission Later On 9:39 
   Student Sample 1 9:54 
   Student Sample 2 10:04 
   Student Sample 3 10:32 
  Still Life 14:08
   Intro 0:00 
   Still Life Photography 0:09 
    About Still Life 0:13 
    What is a Still Life 0:28 
    Typical Still Life Objects 0:44 
    Manmade Setting 0:57 
    Popular Since the 17th Century 1:33 
   Still-Life: Traditional Style 2:09 
    Paintings 2:13 
    Kitchen Objects 2:24 
   Still-Life: a Modern Take 2:51 
    Garage Objects 2:53 
    Negative Space 3:08 
    Rule of Thirds 3:14 
    Think About Composition While Setting Up 3:21 
   Still-Life: a Modern Take 3:44 
    Various Objects 3:47 
    Lighting 3:55 
    Asymmetrical Composition 4:06 
    Calling Your Inner Interior Designer 4:18 
    Resources/Inspiration for Objects 4:27 
    Remember 4:45 
   Tips for Success.. 4:55 
    Choose a Theme 4:59 
    Some Suggestions 5:07 
    Set It Up 6:00 
    Lighting 6:16 
    Consider Composition 4:46 
    Think about Background 7:09 
    Experiment!! 7:37 
    Explore, Create, Exhaust the Subject 7:56 
   Project: Still-Life 8:13 
    4 Images 8:18 
    Edit in Photoshop 8:25 
    Be Intentional With Your Editing 8:50 
    Save For Submission Later On 9:10 
   Student Sample 1 9:23 
   Student Sample 2 10:39 
   Student Sample 3 11:24 
   Student Sample 4 12:16 
   Student Sample 5 13:02 
   Student Sample 6 13:23 
  Colors 12:11
   Intro 0:00 
   Color Theory 0:12 
    The Color Wheel 0:20 
    Color Harmony & Context 0:42 
    Color in Photography 0:44 
   The Color Wheel 0:53 
    Color Through Time 0:55 
    Today's Color Wheel 1:01 
    The Rainbow 1:15 
    Warm vs. Cool 1:25 
   The Color Wheel, cont. 1:34 
    Primary Colors 1:41 
    Secondary Colors 1:58 
    Tertiary Colors 2:12 
   Color Harmony 2:33 
    Arrangement of Colors 2:37 
    We Naturally Pair Certain Colors Together 2:41 
    Color Context 3:02 
    Examples 3:07 
   Color in Photography 3:31 
    Peter Lik Photography 3:38 
    Known for Bright Colored Photography 3:52 
    Example 4:00 
   Color in Photography, cont. 4:16 
    Complimentary Color Scheme 4:26 
    What is a Complimentary Color 4:30 
    Examples 4:41 
    Opposites on the Color Wheel 5:03 
   Color in Photography, cont. 5:15 
    Analogous Color Schemes 5:17 
    Warm Colors 5:25 
    Example 5:35 
   Color in Photography, cont. 5:59 
    On your Own 6:01 
    Color Matters 6:20 
    What Colors Mean 6:28 
    Tips for Success.. 6:45 
    Choose a Color Theme 6:49 
    Consider Composition 7:48 
    Think About Your Background 7:57 
    Experiment 8:18 
    Explore, Create, Exhaust Your Subject 9:00 
   Project: Color 9:17 
    A Series on Color Theory 9:19 
    4 Different Images 9:22 
    Be Intentional 9:27 
    Images Relate to Each Other 9:28 
    Use Photoshop 10:05 
    Design a Collage 10:20 
   Student Sample 1 10:36 
   Student Sample 2 11:09 
   Student Sample 3 11:41 
  Passageways 10:29
   Intro 0:00 
   Passageways 0:09 
    A Passageway 0:10 
    Different Shapes and Sizes 0:18 
    Often Overlooked 0:22 
    Consider the Beauty of Everyday Life 0:36 
   Passageways: Perspective 0:49 
    Perspective in Art and Photography 0:55 
    One-Point Perspective 1:10 
    Using Perspective 1:32 
   Passageways: Perspective 1:46 
    Two-Point Perspective 1:49 
    Can Be Any Direction 1:58 
   Passageways Examples 2:12 
   Passageways Examples 2:25 
   Tips for Success.. 3:10 
    Leading Lines 3:19 
    Photo Adventure 3:41 
    Pay Attention to Space 3:51 
    Create Interesting Compositions 4:07 
    Think About the Architecture 4:25 
    Limit Distractions 4:46 
    Connect Images 5:12 
    Consider One or Two Point Perspective 5:19 
   Project: Passageways 5:47 
    4 Images of Passageways 5:50 
    What to Think About 6:00 
    Solo Stand-Alones or a Collection 6:19 
    Enhance in Photoshop 6:47 
    Be Intentional 6:49 
    Save for Submission Later On 7:33 
   Student Sample 1 7:50 
   Student Sample 2 8:39 
   Student Sample 3 9:13 
   Student Sample 4 9:38 
  Texture 11:08
   Intro 0:00 
   Visual Texture 0:15 
    Everything Has Texture 0:16 
    Placing Emphasis on Texture 0:27 
    No Flat Images 0:46 
   Visual Texture: Examples 1:18 
    Examples 1:19 
    Visual Texture 1:45 
   Visual Texture: Examples 2:00 
    Reach in and Touch it 2:02 
    Like Crunching Leaves 2:07 
   Visual Texture: Examples 2:35 
    Still Maintaining Great Composition 2:37 
    Crunch Leaf 2:55 
   Visual Texture: Examples 3:06 
    Water Drops 3:08 
    Wet Texture 3:16 
   Tips for Success.. 3:24 
    Photo Adventure 3:31 
    Avoid Flat Images 4:05 
    Think About Getting In Close 4:52 
    Blurred Backgrounds May Help 5:17 
    Limit Distractions 5:39 
    Let Us Feel the Texture 6:08 
    Emphasize the Texture 6:41 
   Project: Texture 7:13 
    3 Images 7:17 
    Solo or Collection 7:48 
    Enhance in Photoshop 8:08 
    Be Intentional 8:13 
    Save for Submission Later On 8:59 
   Student Sample 1 9:25 
   Student Sample 2 9:59 
   Student Sample 3 10:25 
   Student Sample 4 10:45 
  Photo Documentary 11:08
   Intro 0:00 
   Photo Documentary 0:10 
    Who Are You? 0:16 
    Photo Documentary 0:22 
    What Matters to You? 0:28 
    Dig Deeper 0:52 
    Documentary Style Photographs 1:07 
    Defining Features of Documentary Style 1:10 
    Nothing is Set Up 1:16 
    100% Real 1:34 
    Communicates a Stance 1:57 
    Tells a Story 2:21 
    Empower, Provoke, Elicit 2:43 
   Documentary Style Photos in History: Dorthea Lange 3:14 
    Migrant Mother 3:25 
    Dorthea Lange 3:30 
    The Story 3:40 
   Documentary Style, cont. 4:39 
    Dorthea Lange 4:40 
    Bread Line 4:42 
    Communicates a Story 4:55 
   Documentary Style, cont. 5:05 
    Check This One Out Yourself 5:11 
   Tips for Success.. 5:23 
    Stop and Consider What's Important to You 5:29 
    What is Achievable 6:03 
    Research Before You Shoot 6:34 
    Pay Attention to Composition 7:02 
   Project: Photo Documentary 7:42 
    3-4 Part Documentary Series 7:45 
    Enhance in Photoshop 8:14 
    Create a Solo Piece 8:41 
    Save For Submission Later On 9:11 
   Student Sample 1 9:16 
   Student Sample 2 9:43 
   Student Sample 3 10:17 
  Negative Space 9:28
   Intro 0:00 
   Negative Space Explained 0:15 
    Area Around and Between Subjects 0:20 
    Use of Negative Space 0:39 
    Most Effective When.. 0:56 
    Try Opening Your Aperture 1:18 
   Negative Space Examples: Shadows & Silhouette 1:47 
    Example: Cove 1:55 
    Example: Wedding 2:17 
    Example: Staircase 2:39 
   Negative Space Examples: Empty Backgrounds 2:57 
    Example: Telephone 3:02 
    Example: Pier 3:42 
    Example: Telephone Poles 3:50 
   Negative Space Examples: Background Blur 3:54 
    Example: Bug 4:03 
    Example: Leaves 4:12 
   Tips for Success.. 4:38 
    Choose a Subject 4:43 
    Put Some Variety in Your Portfolio 4:52 
    Create Negative Space 5:24 
    Experiment! 5:59 
    Don't Forget the Rule of Thirds 6:33 
   Project: Negative Space 6:58 
    4 Images of Negative Space 7:00 
    Enhance in Photoshop 7:04 
    Save Solo Images or Put Together 7:14 
    Save for Submission Later On 7:23 
   Student Sample 1 7:28 
   Student Sample 2 7:58 
   Student Sample 3 8:23 
   Student Sample 4 8:47 
  Self-Portrait 16:09
   Intro 0:00 
   Self-Portraiture in Photography 0:20 
    The Photographer is the Subject 0:30 
    Very Common Subject Matter 0:50 
    Even Earliest of Photographers Made Self-Portraits 0:55 
    Photography Started As Science 1:06 
    Taken Via Timer or Remote of Yourself 1:32 
    Your Likeness 1:56 
   Self-Portraits in Photographic History 2:18 
    Andy Warhol 2:25 
    Conveying Something Interesting 2:32 
    Check Out His Other Works 2:43 
   Self-Portraits in Photographic History 2:49 
    Hippolyte Bayard 2:54 
    Photograph Was Set Up 2:58 
    Self-Portraiture Has Been Around for a Long Time 3:04 
   Self-Portraits in Photographic History 3:30 
    Giles Duley 3:33 
    Telling 3:46 
    Nice Contrast 4:00 
   Tips for Success.. 4:10 
    Consider Different Aspects of You 4:12 
    How Do You Identify Yourself? 4:45 
    Do Your Research 5:01 
    Experiment! 5:52 
    Don't Forget Composition 6:40 
    Props Can Help To Get Situated 6:52 
   Project: Public & Private Self-Portraits 7:11 
    6 Self-Portrait Images 7:28 
    3 Images of Public You 8:03 
    3 Images of Private You 8:35 
    Edit in Photoshop, Create Layers 9:21 
    Basically 6 Mini Collages 10:09 
    Assemble 10:47 
    Save for Submission Later On 11:20 
   Student Sample 1 11:57 
   Student Sample 2 13:38 
   Student Sample 3 14:30 
   Student Sample 4 15:12 
  Nature 10:38
   Intro 0:00 
   Nature Photography 0:13 
    Nature Subject Matter 0:16 
    Difficult to be Edgy 0:38 
    Most Photographed Subject 0:52 
    Cliché Subject 1:20 
   Nature Images: Ansel Adams 1:47 
    Ansel Adams 1:55 
    His Work is Everywhere 2:25 
   Nature Images: Peter Lik 2:45 
    Peter Lik 2:46 
    Very Vibrant Colors 3:10 
   Tips for Success.. 3:24 
    Composition 3:29 
    Color 4:15 
    Experiment! 5:06 
    Do a Flickr Search 5:59 
    Do Research 6:27 
    Don't Use Your Cell Phone 6:55 
   Project: Nature 7:27 
    3 Image Series 7:29 
    Enhance in Photoshop 8:14 
    Save for Submission Later On 8:56 
   Student Sample 1 9:10 
   Student Sample 2 9:25 
   Student Sample 3 9:39 
   Student Sample 4 10:03 
  Expressive Portraits 16:58
   Intro 0:00 
   Expressive Portraits 0:12 
    Photographs of People Expressing Mood or Personality 0:15 
    Visually Speaks 0:31 
    Compelling and Intentional 0:44 
    Annie Leibovitz 0:50 
   Lighting 1:16 
    Use of Light 1:26 
    Avoid Shooting During Midday 1:38 
    Golden Hour 2:10 
    2 Light Sources 2:57 
    1. Hard Light 3:03 
    2. Fill Light 3:19 
    Flash 3:58 
    Reflector 5:00 
    You Can Use Car Reflectors, Too 6:01 
   Expressive Portraits: Annie Leibovitz 6:37 
    Blues Brothers 6:44 
    Making It Expressive 6:50 
   Expressive Portraits: Annie Leibovitz 7:14 
    John Lennon 7:16 
    The Story 7:23 
    John Lennon and Yoko Ono 7:36 
   Expressive Portraits: Annie Leibovitz 7:52 
    Covers for Vanity Fair, Vogue 7:56 
    Leibotvitz Sets Up Her Vision 8:22 
   Annie Leibovitz 8:55 
    Annie Leibovitz: A Life Through a Lens 8:57 
    Available on Amazon 9:02 
    Made in 2009 9:09 
    Wonderful! 9:15 
   Tips for Success.. 9:34 
    Practice Putting Your Subject at Ease 9:36 
    Composition! 10:26 
    Experiment! 10:54 
    Go on Location! 11:32 
    Download Portrait Pose Guide 12:37 
   Project: Expressive Portraits 13:14 
    5 Images Series 13:15 
    Find Your Inner Leibovitz 14:00 
    Enhance in Photoshop, But Not Too Much 14:45 
    Save Submissions for Later On 15:28 
   Student Sample 1 15:47 
   Student Sample 2 16:13 
   Student Sample 3 16:29 
  Choose Your Own Adventure 10:31
   Intro 0:00 
   What's Missing? 0:13 
    What is Your Portfolio Missing? 0:30 
    Filling in the Gaps 1:05 
    Ask a Trusted Opinion 1:19 
    Genres of Photography 1:36 
   What's Missing?, cont. 2:11 
    Principles of Art 2:12 
    Make Sure You Have These 2:25 
   Photographers for Inspiration 2:50 
    Shows in Reputable Galleries 3:00 
    Find on Gallery Websites 3:33 
    Find a Photographer of the Genre You're Missing 3:35 
    Getty.edu 3:54 
   Tips for Success.. 4:19 
    Research Your Inspiration 4:23 
    Observe How They Create Their Work 4:36 
    'Joiners' 4:47 
    Why Did You Choose That Artist 5:30 
    Don't Forget About Composition! 6:07 
   Project: Choose Your Own Adventure 6:20 
    Make the Guidelines 6:23 
    At Least 1 Image 6:52 
    Edit Similarly 7:39 
   Student Sample 1: David Hockney Inspiration 9:00 
   Student Sample 2: Langenhiem Brothers 9:49 
  The Quality Section 24:18
   Intro 0:00 
   What is the Quality Section? 0:20 
    According to College Board.. 0:48 
    5 High Quality Works 0:51 
    Your Best Works 1:07 
    Physical Prints 1:30 
    Turn in a Repeat 1:48 
    Represents You as an Artist 2:16 
   Requirements 2:30 
    Print Your Pieces 2:35 
    Substantial When Printed 3:58 
    Images MUST Be Matted 5:28 
    Framing Stores Can Custom Cut Mattes 5:42 
    Easy to Find Pre-Cut for Standard Sizes 6:42 
    Ready Made Mattes Online 7:25 
    Flapping is Done with Newsprint Paper 8:00 
   Scoring 9:00 
    Download and Read the Scoring Guide 9:11 
    How the Quality Section is Scored 9:35 
    Use of Design 9:42 
    Intention in Composition 10:13 
    Originality, Imagination, and Invention 10:30 
    Experimentation 10:58 
   Scoring, cont. 11:18 
    Confident, Evocative Work 11:28 
    Technical Competence 11:55 
    Student Voice 12:53 
    Overall Accomplishment and Quality 13:11 
   Timeline 13:32 
    The Quality Section is Last 13:37 
    Have Most of Your Work Done 14:01 
   Tips for Success.. 14:55 
    Ask for Help 15:02 
    Be 100% With Every Printed Piece 15:38 
    Give Yourself 2 Weeks to Print, Matte, Flap 16:22 
    DO NOT Turn in a Poor Print 17:06 
    Finish Your Quality Section a Week Before the Exam 17:23 
   Sample Portfolio's 18:19 
    AP Central 18:35 
    Flickr 18:45 
   Matting Photography 19:15 
    White, Black, or Grey 19:30 
    Beveled Interior Edge 20:01 
    Buy Pre-Cut Matte Board 20:18 
    Acid Free Artists Tape 20:59 
    DO NOT Write on the Matte 21:35 
    Watch YouTube for Help 21:58 
   Flapping Your Matted Photography 22:34 
    1. Measure Your Flap 22:51 
    2. Cut Angles 23:24 
    3. Fold and Tape 23:32 
    Newsprint Paper 23:53 
  Turning In Your Portfolio 12:30
   Intro 0:00 
   Web Submission: Saving Your Spot 0:12 
    Web Submission 0:17 
    Connect With a Local High School 0:34 
    Ask the School For.. 1:17 
    1. School Code 1:51 
    2. Teacher Code 2:06 
    You Need These to Log In 2:37 
    Date, Time, & Location 3:25 
   Web Submission: Registering Online 4:03 
    AP Central Exam Info 4:20 
    Watch the Demo Video 4:23 
    1. How to Register 4:28 
    2. How to Log In 4:30 
    3. How to Load Your Photos 4:31 
    4. How to Label Photo Dimensions 4:33 
    5. Where Your Concentration Commentary Goes 4:36 
    Basically Everything 4:39 
   Web Submission: Image Prep 4:45 
    Recommended Image Sizes: 4:54 
    Landscape Orientation 4:57 
    File Sizes 5:30 
    Portrait Orientation 5:50 
    Image Size Above Are Recommendations 6:30 
    Between 1 and 3 MB 6:38 
   Web Submission: Forwarding Your Portfolio 7:29 
    You Need Your AP Number 7:32 
    When You Are 100% Satisfied: 8:57 
    Forward Portfolio 8:59 
    Make Sure All Codes Are Correct 9:10 
   Day of the Test 9:33 
    Bring All 5 Pieces (Matted & Flapped) 9:48 
    Already Forwarded Your Online Portfolio 9:55 
    Blue or Black Ink Pen 10:02 
    Bring Your AP Booklet 10:16 
   Final Tips 10:55 
    Do Your Best 11:00 
    Keep Your AP Booklet 11:43 
    GOOD LUCK!! 12:13