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PHOTOGRAPHY OVERVIEWArt 176 Photography
Keep it simple     Keep background uncluttered     Avoid mergers     Have single dominant subject
Single dominant subject
Cluttered background
Avoid backgroundmergers
Angle   Low angle     Clear sky backdrop     Accentuate movement or action   High angle       Eliminate cloudy sky A...
Angle
Strong center of interest Take pictures at different angles with different  compositions Work The Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds
Balance Balance color and weight in a picture Formal and informal Symmetrical and asymmetrical
Line   Line leads the eye     Diagonals     S-curves Static vs. dynamic lines Shape
Line
Line
Line
Framing Adds depth Should fit theme Watch focus on foreground     Focus on foreground in landscape     Focus on subje...
Framing
Framing
Fill the frame   Would this picture look better if I was closer?     Focus on subject     Detail Start far and move cl...
Fill the frame
Fill the frame
Pick a good light direction   Three light directions     Front - sunny with high color     Side - depth and texture    ...
LightDirection?
LightDirection?
Contrast   Hard vs. soft light     Sunny days – high contrast (hard light)     Cloudy days – low contrast (soft light)...
Light and contrast
Light and contrast
Time of day
Light type
Action shot tips High shutter speed Telephoto lens       Longer lens means faster shutter speed   Stopping motion    ...
Action shots
Landscape tips Take pictures at the start and end of the day Anticipate weather changes Diffused light can highlight pa...
Objects in the landscape tips Add scale, depth and focal points Use items to add interest to common or simple  scenes
Sunset tips Include shadowed image for interest Often best after the sun has actually gone down Less time closer to the...
Wildlife tips Fill the frame Avoid barriers Shoot against the glass if in a car (no flash) Use tripod Blur background...
Garden tips Strong diffused light is generally best—especially  for single blooms Macro lens     Can help you get a 1:1...
Take-away tips Think Experiment Move Wait Rule of Thirds
Photography overview working on it
Photography overview working on it
Photography overview working on it
Photography overview working on it
Photography overview working on it
Photography overview working on it
Photography overview working on it
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  1. 1. PHOTOGRAPHY OVERVIEWArt 176 Photography
  2. 2. Keep it simple  Keep background uncluttered  Avoid mergers  Have single dominant subject
  3. 3. Single dominant subject
  4. 4. Cluttered background
  5. 5. Avoid backgroundmergers
  6. 6. Angle Low angle  Clear sky backdrop  Accentuate movement or action High angle  Eliminate cloudy sky Avoid centered horizons Use the light Emphasize a point, tone
  7. 7. Angle
  8. 8. Strong center of interest Take pictures at different angles with different compositions Work The Rule of Thirds
  9. 9. Rule of Thirds
  10. 10. Rule of Thirds
  11. 11. Balance Balance color and weight in a picture Formal and informal Symmetrical and asymmetrical
  12. 12. Line Line leads the eye  Diagonals  S-curves Static vs. dynamic lines Shape
  13. 13. Line
  14. 14. Line
  15. 15. Line
  16. 16. Framing Adds depth Should fit theme Watch focus on foreground  Focus on foreground in landscape  Focus on subject in portraits  Auto-focus should be centered on main topic  Overall—Depends on camera
  17. 17. Framing
  18. 18. Framing
  19. 19. Fill the frame Would this picture look better if I was closer?  Focus on subject  Detail Start far and move closer Fill the frame with objects that ―fit‖ Long range shots provide depth and perspective
  20. 20. Fill the frame
  21. 21. Fill the frame
  22. 22. Pick a good light direction Three light directions  Front - sunny with high color  Side - depth and texture  Back - dynamic but challenging; silhouettes and water effects
  23. 23. LightDirection?
  24. 24. LightDirection?
  25. 25. Contrast Hard vs. soft light  Sunny days – high contrast (hard light)  Cloudy days – low contrast (soft light) Portraits often use soft light (shaded area) Flash will reduce contrast Soft light helps with color variations Time of day
  26. 26. Light and contrast
  27. 27. Light and contrast
  28. 28. Time of day
  29. 29. Light type
  30. 30. Action shot tips High shutter speed Telephoto lens  Longer lens means faster shutter speed Stopping motion  Far is easier than near  Straight is easier than diagonal  Diagonal is easier than right angles Panning
  31. 31. Action shots
  32. 32. Landscape tips Take pictures at the start and end of the day Anticipate weather changes Diffused light can highlight patterns and textures Bright light highlights monochrome colors Move around to exclude or block objects from view
  33. 33. Objects in the landscape tips Add scale, depth and focal points Use items to add interest to common or simple scenes
  34. 34. Sunset tips Include shadowed image for interest Often best after the sun has actually gone down Less time closer to the equator to take
  35. 35. Wildlife tips Fill the frame Avoid barriers Shoot against the glass if in a car (no flash) Use tripod Blur background, or find simple one Focus on the eyes Go for natural poses, growls, yawns, etc.
  36. 36. Garden tips Strong diffused light is generally best—especially for single blooms Macro lens  Can help you get a 1:1 ration  Avoid shadowing your subject  Have smaller aperture to allow more depth of field  Without macro = 4 foot minimum
  37. 37. Take-away tips Think Experiment Move Wait Rule of Thirds
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