Photography in Education  TECH2113 Dr. Alaa Sadik Department of Instructional & Learning Technologies www.alaasadik.net [e...
Photography in Education   TECH2113 Week 3 Part One Visual Elements
Visual Elements: Syntax and Semantics <ul><li>The Language of Visual Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Visuals are a  language  t...
Visual Elements: Syntax and Semantics <ul><li>Visual Semantics </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic is  the study of language  meani...
Visual Elements: Syntax and Semantics <ul><li>Visual Syntax </li></ul><ul><li>Syntax is the grammatical  arrangement  of w...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting ...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><li>A technique used to bring the foc...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><li>A wonderful scene, framed  </li><...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><li>A party attender, framed  </li></...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><li>A beautiful sunset, naturally fra...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>The direction from which the artist...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>If you like to sell your car, captu...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks great </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks great </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks young but ambitious   </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks more beautiful  </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks bright </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks great </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting is a technique used to ...
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>…  </li></ul>
Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Photography in Education TECH2113 Dr. Alaa Sadik Department of Instructional & Learning Technologies www.alaasadik.net [email_address]
  2. 2. Photography in Education TECH2113 Week 3 Part One Visual Elements
  3. 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. 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 & time of shooting, purpose, context, audience, relationships… </li></ul>
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks great </li></ul>
  14. 14. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks great </li></ul>
  15. 15. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks young but ambitious </li></ul>
  16. 16. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks more beautiful </li></ul>
  17. 17. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks bright </li></ul>
  18. 18. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul><ul><li>Looks great </li></ul>
  19. 19. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul>
  20. 20. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Angle </li></ul>
  21. 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. 22. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul>
  23. 23. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul>
  24. 24. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  25. 25. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  26. 26. Visual Elements <ul><li>Main Visual Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  27. 27. Discussions & Conclusions
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