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Lesson Three Ten Tips for Planning the Shoot Glenn McKnight Jason Dasti Social Media Group
Impactful pictures tell a story which requires a balance between the technical and artistic
Tip #1  Be Prepared <ul><li>Charge your  camera  batteries
Install new  batteries for flash
Clear/format memory cards
Check condition of all equipment </li></ul>
Tip # 2 Know your location <ul><li>Scout out your location before shooting
Select best location for picture taking, best lighting, best view
Establish your story </li></ul>
Tip #3  Takes tons of pictures <ul><li>Review and delete if you are not happy
Takes lots of pictures
Take shot, review, change settings, shot again
It is not film, so shoot away </li></ul>
Tip 4 Following Shooting Rules <ul><li>Rule of thirds
Leading Lines
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Lesson Three
Taking the Picture
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  1. 1. Lesson Three Ten Tips for Planning the Shoot Glenn McKnight Jason Dasti Social Media Group
  2. 2. Impactful pictures tell a story which requires a balance between the technical and artistic
  3. 3. Tip #1 Be Prepared <ul><li>Charge your camera batteries
  4. 4. Install new batteries for flash
  5. 5. Clear/format memory cards
  6. 6. Check condition of all equipment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tip # 2 Know your location <ul><li>Scout out your location before shooting
  8. 8. Select best location for picture taking, best lighting, best view
  9. 9. Establish your story </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tip #3 Takes tons of pictures <ul><li>Review and delete if you are not happy
  11. 11. Takes lots of pictures
  12. 12. Take shot, review, change settings, shot again
  13. 13. It is not film, so shoot away </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tip 4 Following Shooting Rules <ul><li>Rule of thirds
  15. 15. Leading Lines
  16. 16. Juxtaposition or contrast
  17. 17. Camera angle </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tip #5 Dress for Success <ul><li>Tell your models to dress in dark colors,
  19. 19. Avoid light colored khaki </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tip # 6 Focus your camera <ul><li>If you have AF( Autofocus) on your camera, no big deal
  21. 21. If you are using MF(Manual focus) pay attention
  22. 22. Make sure your images are in-focus
  23. 23. Out of focus images are useless </li></ul>
  24. 24. Tip # 7 Know your settings <ul><li>ISO Settings
  25. 25. Exposure
  26. 26. Focal Length
  27. 27. Picture types, Raw, JPEG
  28. 28. White Balancing etc </li></ul>
  29. 29. Tip # 8 Lighting Outdoor Lighting <ul><li>Shoot between 11am-1pm
  30. 30. Shoot in direction of the sun
  31. 31. Cloudy days permit all day shots
  32. 32. Understand front and back lighting </li></ul>
  33. 33. Tip # 8 Lighting Indoor Lighting -Tools- Flash, Quality flash with good lithium batteries -Avoid cheap batteries
  34. 34. Tip 9 Avoid Too Much Clutter Pay attention to your background, Avoid excessive clutter which is distracting to the main character
  35. 35. Tip # 10 Get personal Get personal with your subject Look for human emotion, expressive faces, gestures
  36. 36. More Information <ul>MHC 2010 Pictures </ul>http://www.flickr.com/groups/1440251@N22/ MHC 2009 Pictures http://www.flickr.com/groups/1116078@N23/ MHC 2008 Pictures http://www.flickr.com/groups/1063639@N25/
  37. 37. Thanks <ul><li>Glenn McKnight </li><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><li>Jason Dasti </li><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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