Looking into a PhotographValue, Clarity, Composition, Presentation By, NikoMonfalcone
Value Depends on the range of contrast More contrast, more impact No grey, less interest Establish “good” and “bad” greys Exposure most common problem Longer the film’s in the developer, the more contrast May have accidental exposure- example: opening the camera in a lighted area by accident May have improper use of chemicals Developing: like a fine art, caution is EVERYTHING
GoodValue Example In the first photo, the photographer used the contrast of light and dark to make great value
Clarity Focus is key Focus sharp or soft Matters a little on photographer’s style Your choice of what’s in focus Connection: focus depends somewhat on exposure and value. Also depends on shutter speed Depth of Field: range of difference After focusing, no movement front/backwards (stillness means everything) Something always in focus
Example ofBad Clarity As you can see, the clarity of this photo is wrong in many different ways. Its focus is very flat. The exposure is way overdone, and its very hard to see what’s in focus
Presentation How final photo is produced Shows quality and hard work How clean: how many dust/scratches? Use clean tools to fix: healing brush, clone stamp, etc. Trim edges
Bad Presentation Example This photo contains many dust and scratches, creating bad presentation. Its like looking through a dirty window.
Composition Has to do with style Find point of interest Crop to center different objects or remove objects from photo Two ways of balance: dynamic or static Static: balance stays put, point of interest usually centered Dynamic: point of interest away from the center, shows movement Lines and curves have large impact Look closely to see lines and curves Line can pull/point, drawing users eyes towards it
Good Composition Example Lastly, instead of having a head on shot of the car, this photographer cropped out part of it to give it the effect of it shooting past you on the road. Good composition of a photo can give a company a certain image and even up their profits.
Work Cited O’Brian M., Sibley N., The Photographic Eye, 1995, Davis Publications inc., Worcester, Massachusetts U.S.A http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingspores/384364601 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunainapatnaik/642586 6539/ http://maryvrobinson.blogspot.com/2010/09/canonet- 28-test.html http://carlongevity.com/