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    • Photography in Education TECH2113 Dr. Alaa Sadik Department of Instructional & Learning Technologies www.alaasadik.net [email_address]
    • Photography in Education TECH2113 Week 3 Part One Visual Elements
    • Visual Elements: Syntax and Semantics
      • The Language of Visual Literacy
      • Visuals are a language that allow us to produce and communicate thoughts and images about reality.
      • The symbols used in visual communication are not a fixed vocabulary (dictionary) .
      • Visual communication is made up of symbols whose meaning results from their context .
      • A visual meaning is formed by seeing and thinking .
    • Visual Elements: Syntax and Semantics
      • Visual Semantics
      • Semantic is the study of language meaning .
      • Visual semantics are the structural, cultural, communicative and social signs relate to meaning.
      • Examples of visual semantics signs includes: purpose, photo creator, date & time of shooting, purpose, context, audience, relationships…
    • Visual Elements: Syntax and Semantics
      • Visual Syntax
      • Syntax is the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences .
      • VL syntax is the form of building of blocks of an image. These blocks are called visual elements .
      • Examples of visual elements includes: scale, dimension, arrangements, framing, motion, colour, light, shadow, juxtaposition, relative size, foreground, background…
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Framing
      • Angle
      • Lighting
      • Timing
      • Contrast
      • Scale
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Framing
      • A technique used to bring the focus and depth to the subject and objects.
      • What is included and excluded in an individual shot.
      • The photographer’s determination of what the edges of a photograph will be.
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Framing
      • A wonderful scene, framed
      • by a window frame
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Framing
      • A party attender, framed
      • by her friends
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Framing
      • A beautiful sunset, naturally framed
      • by the clouds
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
      • The direction from which the artist photographs the subject .
      • A technique used to change/improve the look of objects by using different camera directions.
      • Angles are used to convey different information and feelings about the same subject.
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
      • If you like to sell your car, capture a good
      • photos from an appropriate angle.
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
      • Looks great
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
      • Looks great
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
      • Looks young but ambitious
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
      • Looks more beautiful
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
      • Looks bright
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
      • Looks great
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Angle
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Lighting
      • Lighting is a technique used to imply a mood/emotion.
      • Very contrasting lighting (dark shadows, bright highlights) is more dramatic than a soft gentle light.
      • Lighting and shadows also provide clues to the figuring out the larger setting and time of day the shot was taken.
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Lighting
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Lighting
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Timing
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Contrast
    • Visual Elements
      • Main Visual Elements
      • Scale
    • Discussions & Conclusions