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

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