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Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
Summer arts camp    basic photography
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  • 1. Summer Arts Camp - Basic Photography Lesson Gina Pierson
  • 2. What are we going to do today? ● Fundamental photography concepts: composition, exposure, lighting ● Hardware ● Software ● Portrait photos ● Still Life photos ● Future of Photography ● Careers in Photography
  • 3. How did I end up here today? ● Introductions ● History ● SCAHC & SCC ● Why did I chose photography? ● Why do I love photography? ● What are you looking to get from today? ● Can you see yourself becoming a photographer one day?
  • 4. Fundamentals of Photography - Composition ● 10 Rules of Composition – Simplify the scene – Fill the Frame – Aspect Ratio – Avoid the middle (Rule of Thirds) – Leading Lines – Use Diagonals – Space to Move – Backgrounds – Creative Colors – Breaking the Rules (visual language)
  • 5. Fundamentals of Photography - Exposure
  • 6. Fundamentals of Photography - Lighting ● “Writing with Light” ● Off and On Camera Flashes ● Natural lighting ● Creating Shadows (volume) ● Being Creative ● Broader ● Closer/farther ● Diffusion ● Bouncing ● Frontlit/backlit ● Sidelit/below – texture ● Silhouette – backlighting ● Light has color even when it looks white ● White balance – adjusts lighting in camera to make white objects appear white ● Color temperature – Sun – blue – Incandescent or halogen blub – red/orange
  • 7. Hardware – Your “Gear” ● Point and Shoot ● Cell phones ● DSLR - Full frame and cropped frame ● External Flash ● Shutter Releases ● Umbrellas ● Studio lights ● Underwater/outdoor cameras
  • 8. Hardware – Camera Settings ● Aperature ● Shutter ● ISO ● Exposure Compensation ● Focus ● Aperature/Shutter Priority ● Different modes ● Shutter release ● Self timer ● Continuous/single ● Bracketing/HDR
  • 9. Software ● Post-processing in the digital age ● Effects ● Social media – Instagram – Snapseed – Picasa ● Professional Photo Editing/Design packages ● Cataloging
  • 10. Portrait Photography – Fashion Photos ● Combination of fashion and photographic elements ● Creating a work of art ● Accessories, clothes, makeup ● Style/Trends ● Study photography and fashion industry ● Engaging model – making eye contact/focus ● Looking away/looking at each other ● Light creates drama ● Props ● Angles ● Candids/emotion
  • 11. Still Life Photos ● Reflective objects ● Tripods and angles ● Shutter Release ● Backdrop ● Composition ● Lightbox ● Demand
  • 12. Future of Photography ● Internet is more and more visual with social media – Pinterest – Instagram ● Value will be in photographer not the photography ● Being small and fluid ● Integrity ● Caring about issues ● Being in the right place at the right time ● Technology – in the 18th Century everyone could afford a paintbrush but not everyone could master it!
  • 13. Careers in Photography ● Photojournalism ● Fashion ● Commercial ● Fine Art ● Forensics/Medical ● Portrait ● Event

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