Picture Credit: Michael Hays, Hawaii, 2005, Processed in Snap Art to create oil on canvas.Terms highlighted in BLUE can be found in the Textbook Glossary----- Meeting Notes (3/8/12 09:19) -----This image started with a .jpg capture and considerable dodging and burning resulted in a dramatic photographic image. The image was cropped to place the waterlilly on the right line of thirds. OnOne's Focus point was used to create the bokeh effects both in terms of light and focus. The resulting images was imported into Snap Art to add the oil brush stroke and canvas look and feel.
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One feature of the college and university photography programs was that a number of students who enrolled in the courses were simply taking an elective class that was both interested and useful. The Beginning courses provided a means to understand photography and they covered the basics of camera operation. This unfortunately placed aspiring professional photographers into a classroom with other students who had almost a recreational approach. Professors were limited in the depth of material that could be presented to their classes as the casual students lowered the mean performance.
“Photography [literally translated „drawing with light‟] is essentially a combination of technique and visual observation.” Anna Fox & Richard Smith.Photography captures an image in a moment of time, permitting the artist to illustrate an idea, concept, person or ‘thing.’ Limitless in scope, photography evokes powerful emotions via visual access to the viewer’s imagination and consciousness.
WELCOME TO METHODS OFINSTRUCTION (MOI)This course is an orientation course designed to acquaint the userwith various instructional techniques for presenting academicmaterials to students. Additionally, Academy policies, proceduresand requirements will be reviewed.This course is not designed to teach instructors how to teach but tosuggest various delivery techniques using the electronic environmentpresented by the Internet and our learning platform, Blackboard/Collaborate.The Academy integrates two libraries for student and faculty use:• The Academy has a digital library for upload and download of course materials provided by the individual instructor;• The Academy contracts with Creative Edge, an online digital library with over 7,500 texts and instructional videos.
During this course instructors will be presented content in the following sequence:1. Overview of the Academy‟s mission and objectives;2. BAPA Policies, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimers, Chatroom Rules, and Nudity Policy, Academic Integrity;3. Copyright & Copyright Infringement;4. Accreditation Goals - Certificate, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Art, Master of Fine Art;5. Student Financial Assistance Program;6. Independent contractor status explanation;7. Illness, leave and substitution policy;8. Collaboration among faculty members will be encouraged both from a business and academic perspective;9. Office hours policy will be presented and accompanied by suggestions for scheduling student advisement;10. Introduction to the Academy‟s website to include use of the Digital Library, uploading and student downloading of course materials. Editing Faculty Bio‟s and images will be demonstrated;11. Creating Course Materials including, syllabus, lesson outlines, PowerPoint presentations, and testing instruments;12. Introduction to Blackboard/Collaborate;13. Setting Screen Resolution for Live Demonstrations;14. Class Scheduling;15. New course ideas.
Ballinphort Academy‟s mission is to provide the highest quality photography instruction through the Internet in a live environment. Non-photography subjects will also be presented to provide students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for a professional career in industry or academe.Objectives:• Quality instruction• Quality student images• Professional placement upon graduation• World-Wide engagement
Certificate of Completion 1 YearAssociate of Arts 1-2YearsBachelor of Fine Arts 2-3YearsMaster of Fine Arts4-5 YearsAccrediting Agency: Association of WesternColleges and University
We have contracted with anational bank to provide studentswith financial assistance whilethey are admitted and enrolled incourses offered by the Academy.The student is provided anopportunity during registration toapply for a credit line with thebank. If he/she is approved, thebank pays the students tuition andfees and advances the studentthe balance, if any, on aMasterCard or Visa. The studentmust re-apply each semester forthis funding. All arrangements forthis loan are between the bankand the student as BAPA merelyprovides the application at thetime of course registration.
The key case is Nationwide Insurance Co. v.Darden, 503 U.S. 318 (1992), which lists the followingfactors as being what a court must weigh to determinewhether someone is an employee or an independentcontractor:The United States Supreme Court adopts a common-law test for determining who qualifies as an "employee"as defined under the Employee Retirement IncomeSecurity Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C.S. 1002(6)In determining whether a hired party is an employeeunder the general common law of agency, the Courtconsiders the hiring partys right to control the mannerand means by which the product is accomplished.Among the other factors relevant to this inquiry are theskill required; the source of the instrumentalities andtools; the location of the work; the duration of therelationship between the parties; whether the hiringparty has the right to assign additional projects to thehired party; the extent of the hired partys discretion overwhen and how long to work; the method of payment; thehired partys role in hiring and paying assistants;whether the work is part of the regular business of thehiring party; whether the hiring party is in business; theprovision of employee benefits; and the tax treatment ofthe hired party.
Feeling a little blue? Weather got you down? Get the fluevery season?We’d like to say that to miss class, you need to look likethis guy on the left! But… that seems a tadunreasonable.In reality, we know people get sick but IF you getsick, don’t wait until the last minute to makearrangements with a substitute instructor. BAPA’s policyis to trade classes as a guest instructor.If another faculty member substitutes for you, you owethem a reciprocal event. Abuse of this policy will make itvery difficult for you to cover legitimate illness.A note about leave: As an independent contractor, youare not required to teach every semester. But please…plan ahead and schedule your leave at least a semesterin advance.
Productivity is the engine that drives success. In our situation, that could betranslated into, “The more students you teach, the more money you will earn.” Wehave developed a referral system whereby each student referred by an instructor willbe registered in the referring instructor’s classes when offered. Instructors areencouraged to exchange course introductory presentations to inform the studentsabout their availability and scheduling.
Photography was offered in colleges and universities, especially in artcolleges. America was the first to offer photographic university degreecourses, included it in art and design, social studies and communication.