The Art Of Seeing

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The Art Of Seeing

  1. 1. The Art of seeing<br />Composition Tips & Techniques<br />
  2. 2. {Composition}<br /><ul><li>Relates to the placement of what you see through the view finder…</li></li></ul><li>{Composition}<br /><ul><li>How you knowingly set up the shot based on what you see …</li></li></ul><li>{Composition}<br /><ul><li>Fill the viewfinder …</li></li></ul><li>{Composition}<br /><ul><li>Good photographs are pleasing to the eye, so using compositional keys will help you, as a photographer; unlock the door to producing top-notch photographs consistently…</li></li></ul><li>{Finding} Focus<br /><ul><li>The distance from the surface of the lens to the focus point is called the focal length…
  3. 3. The closer an object is to a lens, the more its focus point moves, and so the more the lens must be moved to compensate…</li></li></ul><li>{Depth of field}<br /><ul><li>Controlling what is in focus, in a photograph, can seriously enhance the feel or mood…</li></li></ul><li>{Wide} dof<br /><ul><li>Everything in the photo is in focus or sharp…</li></li></ul><li>{Shallow} dof<br /><ul><li>The foreground is in focus and the background is blurry…</li></li></ul><li>{bokeh}<br />
  4. 4. DOF {ROCKS}<br /><ul><li>Play with it and have fun!</li></li></ul><li>{unique} focus<br /><ul><li>Think outside the box;
  5. 5. Experiment;
  6. 6. Have fun with it!</li></li></ul><li>Rule of {thirds}<br /><ul><li>Imagine that there is a grid that divides the image into three equal columns and rows…</li></li></ul><li>Rule of {Thirds}<br /><ul><li>This rule will prevent the subject matter from simply bisecting the image, thus adding to the aesthetics of the end result…</li></li></ul><li>Rule of {odds}<br /><ul><li>Seek out an odd number of subjects in a given shot…</li></li></ul><li>Rule of {Odds}<br /><ul><li>This results in a natural framing of the objects, adding comfort and depth to the artwork…</li></li></ul><li>{symmetry}<br /><ul><li>When photographing an even number of subjects, using symmetry is warranted…</li></li></ul><li>Rule of {Space}<br /><ul><li>This rule pertains to creating fluidity or movement in a photo. The viewer's eye is drawn to a particular place with the use of negative (or white) space…</li></li></ul><li>{angles}<br /><ul><li>Give a different point-of-view…</li></li></ul><li>{Angles}<br /><ul><li>Make the ordinary look extraordinary!</li></li></ul><li>{angles}<br /><ul><li>Get high, medium, or low
  7. 7. Shift to the right or the left
  8. 8. Tilt your camera up or down</li></li></ul><li>{Express} yourself<br />“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”  <br /> ~Ansel Adams<br />

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