Category Archives: Photo Challenges

Next Week’s Photo Challenge: Portrait W/Slow Shutter Speed


Photo by Mr. Strong

The Jist

This photo was created by using a slow shutter and slowly zooming in over six seconds.

Next week you will turn in two different portrait photos that use slow shutter Speed. You could do lighting painting, a slow zoom, a ghosted portrait image, any of the slow shutter tricks you learned about in Photo 1.


Want more examples? click here to do a google search.

You will be graded on how well you pull off the special effect in addition to exposure and lighting.

Brass Tacks

When’s this due: Two photos will be turned into Google Classroom and added to the flickr group HHS Photography on or before 11/18.


This Week’s Photo Challenge: Animated Gif.

Animated Gifs as Fine Art


For this week’s photo challenge, you will create an animated gif. Several frames of an image to create an animation. The photo challenge will utilize the timeline feature of Photoshop. The tutorial below gives you step by step instructions on how to animate an image.

Work flow for this assignment:

1. Take a photo that has an element that you could animate. It could be clouds in the sky, it could be the direction light hits a subject.Take several photos with different lighting with the subject still stood in the same place. USE A TRIPOD.

2. Bring your photo(s) into Adobe Photoshop.

3. Go to Window/Timeline and choose frame animation.

4. Change one aspect of the photo and repeat it to get an effect similar to the one above.