Thursday, April 18, 2024

Color Naming Book from 1955

I found this in one of the classrooms where I teach at the University of Minnesota:

Figure out your Munsell notation (something I became VERY familiar with
teaching Color Theory at CVA) and then turn to the correct page in this book.

Follow the Munsell chroma and value notation to get the "name" of the color

PAGES of color names!

Close-up of names.

Being so wrapped up in "true" Munsell color notation while teaching at the College of Visual Arts, I never thought about what you would "name" any of the given colors in his system. But this book does that... to an extreme measure!

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Students Making Big Prints

Just like we did last year, my students recently made some prints on the design department's 44" printer:

[click to enlarge]

Some eye-catching night shots coming out.

Catching 2 of her larger prints.

Re-printing 2 darker images a BIT lighter to make up the difference
between the glow of the screen and the reflected light off the print.
(Or: prints are always darker, and darker images can easily go TOO dark.)

Comparing 2 larger prints.

I think ALL of these images that we printed in class made it into the Juried Student Exhibition, and 2 of the 5 awards in the Fine Arts category* went to 2 of these photos! Congrats Photography II and Advanced Photography classes!

Come see their work in person in 2 weeks at the Juried Student Exhibition's closing reception: Thursday, April 18th, 5-7 p.m. at the Concordia Gallery, 1301 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104.

* They are split between "fine arts" and "design" for this exhibition. A 3rd student of the 5 awards in Fine Art was a former student of mine, and 3 of the 5 award winners in Design are current students of mine! (But I can't take any credit for that as I'm their photography professor.)

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