Biology

Biological Imaging

Syllabus

Schedule

Lesson Plan

Portfolio

Peer Grading Sheet                   pdf

Portfolio Submission Sheet      pdf

Best Images

2005 Poster

Image Analysis

Useful Links

Macro - Digital Handbook of Biological Imaging and Nature Photography

ELM Book

An extensive guide to nature photography with both digital and film techniques.  Methods, equipment, software and more.

Schedule

Week

Date

Topic

Reading

Assignment (Portfolio)

1

Jan. 13

Introduction/Quickstart

Basics

 

2

Jan. 20

Exposure/PowerPoint

 

Photo Basics

 

3

Jan. 27

Good Images Photoshop

Photoshop (skim)

01. Diagram
02. Scanned Image
03. Page of Text with Photo B/W

4

Feb. 3

Photoshop
Camera Clinic

Digital Darkroom

04. Flowchart3
05. Equipment – Labeled3
06. Portrait (fun)

5

Feb. 10

Equipment
Techniques
Sharpness
*****QUIZ*****

Camera Web Pages
Wide-Angle

07. Labeled Apparatus
08. Software Screen Capture
09. Portrait (formal)

6

Feb. 17

Composition
Copystand

Copystand
Macro

10. Moving Subject
11. Wide Angle
12. Glass container with liquid

7

Feb. 24

Microscopy

Field Photography

13. Object with scale
14. Photo of Computer Screen
15. Your Room

8

March 2

Critique/Aesthetics

 

16. Pollution
17. Habitat - Terrestrial
18. Macro

March 11  Spring Break

9

March 16

Digital - Photoshop

Insect Photography

19. Habitat – Aquatic
20. Worm
21. Laboratory

10

March 23

Students' Choice

Flash

22. Protozoa
23. Algae (with scale)
24. Procedure

11

March 30

Instructor’s Choice

Telephoto

25. Atmospheric Phenomenon
26. Geologic Phenomenon
27. Image taken with Flash

12

April 6

Image Analysis
***** QUIZ*****

Image Analysis

28. Field Work
29. Field Plot
30. Telephoto

13

April 13

Presentations

 

31. Fish
32. Life Cycle
33. Area Related

14

April 20

Presentations

 

34. Bird
35. Amphibian
36. Area Related or animated GIF

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative list of topics – I will adjust based on needs/performance of class.

Must be submitted as Photoshop psd file, jpg file, or gif file unless otherwise indicated.

May be turned in as a PowerPoint file

Must be hard-copy

 *Must be hard-copy

Final:  Tuesday, April 28th, 3:00 to 5:30 PM

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