Building the Zoetrope

Final Zoetrope is due February 22nd. We will spend today building the zoetrope.     The Zoetrope's Background The first known zoetrope was made in China in 180 AD by Tin Huan. The modern zoetrope was invented by William Horner, a British mathematician, in 1834 and was then patented by William F. Lincoln and Milton … Continue reading Building the Zoetrope


National Geographic’s Best of 2017

This week, we are still continuing with the zoetrope project and working on bokeh before the winter break. In the meantime, take a look at some of the best photos judged by National Geographic for 2017.   Wearing a curtain and a cardboard crown, Kristina Khudi becomes the “tundra princess” in the Nenets … Continue reading National Geographic’s Best of 2017

How To Bokeh

  In photography, bokeh (originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay-also sometimes pronounced as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese:) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". The term comes from the Japanese word boke … Continue reading How To Bokeh

Project 2: Creating a Zoetrope

This project will take place over the course of the next couple months as we work in stages. We will have to make a zoetrope from scratch and then use your own original photographs for the final project.     What is a zoetrope? zo·e·trope [ˈzōēˌtrōp] NOUN a 19th-century optical toy consisting of … Continue reading Project 2: Creating a Zoetrope