Welcome!<br />Brown Bag Session on Photography 101<br />Genevieve Howard<br />CAFNR Communications<br />August 20, 2010<br />
What we will talk about today<br />Three types of shots: close, medium and wide<br /><ul><li>Horizontal vs. vertical
Rule of thirds</li></ul>Elements of composition<br /><ul><li>Clean backgrounds</li></ul>Get closer, get higher, get lower<...
Three types of shots of rope<br />Medium<br />by Seldom Scene Photography<br />Close<br />by mikebaird<br />Wide<br />by l...
Horizontal       vs.     Vertical<br />When is it good to use?<br /><ul><li>When subject is wider than tall
You need horizontal movement
For a sense of space</li></ul>When is it good to use?<br /><ul><li>When subject is taller than wide
You need vertical movement
For a sense of focus</li></ul>by Matt Howard<br />by Matt Howard<br />
Rule of thirds<br />The eye usually moves from left to right, top to bottom, similar to reading.<br />
by Genevieve Howard<br />
Elements of composition<br /><ul><li>Line: moves the eye through the photo.
Shape: defines the edges. Think of silhouettes.
Form: the 3-D aspect ofan object.
Color
Hue (what we think of as the named colors )
Value (lighter or darker)
Saturation (intensity)
Pattern: repetition of line, shape, form or color.
Space: negative and positive.</li></li></ul><li>Clean backgrounds<br />Which photo is more powerful for you?<br />Negative...
Get closer, get higher, get lower<br />Which photo is more powerful for you?<br />by Franklin Henderson<br />by Franklin H...
Context<br />by Franklin Henderson<br />by Keith Montgomery<br />
Which is stronger?<br />by Genevieve Howard<br />
Rule of thirds applied<br />
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

CAFNR Communications Brown Bag session on Photography 101

1,621 views
1,579 views

Published on

Learn about the basics of good photography including the rule of thirds, clean backgrounds and flattering portraits. Learn easy tips to make your own photos even better.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,621
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
70
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

CAFNR Communications Brown Bag session on Photography 101

  1. 1. Welcome!<br />Brown Bag Session on Photography 101<br />Genevieve Howard<br />CAFNR Communications<br />August 20, 2010<br />
  2. 2. What we will talk about today<br />Three types of shots: close, medium and wide<br /><ul><li>Horizontal vs. vertical
  3. 3. Rule of thirds</li></ul>Elements of composition<br /><ul><li>Clean backgrounds</li></ul>Get closer, get higher, get lower<br />Context<br />Leading lines<br />Color<br />Landscapes<br />Faces, not backs<br />Portraits<br />Cameras<br />
  4. 4. Three types of shots of rope<br />Medium<br />by Seldom Scene Photography<br />Close<br />by mikebaird<br />Wide<br />by lrargerich<br />
  5. 5. Horizontal vs. Vertical<br />When is it good to use?<br /><ul><li>When subject is wider than tall
  6. 6. You need horizontal movement
  7. 7. For a sense of space</li></ul>When is it good to use?<br /><ul><li>When subject is taller than wide
  8. 8. You need vertical movement
  9. 9. For a sense of focus</li></ul>by Matt Howard<br />by Matt Howard<br />
  10. 10. Rule of thirds<br />The eye usually moves from left to right, top to bottom, similar to reading.<br />
  11. 11. by Genevieve Howard<br />
  12. 12. Elements of composition<br /><ul><li>Line: moves the eye through the photo.
  13. 13. Shape: defines the edges. Think of silhouettes.
  14. 14. Form: the 3-D aspect ofan object.
  15. 15. Color
  16. 16. Hue (what we think of as the named colors )
  17. 17. Value (lighter or darker)
  18. 18. Saturation (intensity)
  19. 19. Pattern: repetition of line, shape, form or color.
  20. 20. Space: negative and positive.</li></li></ul><li>Clean backgrounds<br />Which photo is more powerful for you?<br />Negative space<br />Positive space<br />
  21. 21. Get closer, get higher, get lower<br />Which photo is more powerful for you?<br />by Franklin Henderson<br />by Franklin Henderson<br />by Nicole Jordan<br />
  22. 22. Context<br />by Franklin Henderson<br />by Keith Montgomery<br />
  23. 23. Which is stronger?<br />by Genevieve Howard<br />
  24. 24. Rule of thirds applied<br />
  25. 25. Leading Lines<br />Leading lines are lines in a photo that lead your eye to a particular spot. <br />by Matt Howard<br />by Matt Howard<br />
  26. 26. Color<br />Look for color.<br />by Matt Howard<br />by Drew Backues<br />
  27. 27. Landscapes<br />Make sure you have a foreground, as well as a middle ground and background. Movement of eye can be vertical or horizontal.<br />by Matt Howard<br />by Matt Howard<br />
  28. 28. Faces, not backs<br />It’s natural for people to respond emotionally to human faces.<br />Which photo draws you in more?<br />by elevatorlady<br />by Keith Montgomery<br />
  29. 29. Portraits with soft light<br />Soft light works best. If outdoors, shoot in open shade or during overcast days.<br />Compare the quality of light and shadow on the faces.<br />Which is more flattering?<br />by Allison Ralston <br />by Nicole Jordan<br />
  30. 30. Action<br />People in action make the image more exciting.<br />by Matt Howard<br />by Nicole Jordan<br />
  31. 31. Expression<br />Look for expression.<br />by Nicole Jordan<br />by Matt Howard<br />
  32. 32. Get close<br />Faces, and even just eyes, show personality and emotion.<br />by Nicole Jordan<br />by Genevieve Howard<br />
  33. 33. Cameras<br />Point-and-shoot or DSLR<br />Fine for web quality or small prints.<br />Lightweight.<br />Small size is portable.<br />More affordable.<br />Easy to use.<br />Get the best optical zoom you can.<br />Higher image quality, suitable for large prints.<br />Heavier.<br />More expensive.<br />Need to purchase separate lenses.<br />More complex.<br />More control.<br />
  34. 34. Three things<br />If you could only remember three things the next time you take a photo…<br /><ul><li>With portraits, look for a clean background.
  35. 35. Imagine a grid: rule of thirds.
  36. 36. Change your perspective: get closer, get higher, get lower.</li></ul>Have fun and take more photos!<br />
  37. 37. In appreciation<br />Special thanks to all the photographers who generously let me use their work in my presentation.<br />You can see more of their work on Flickr.<br />Drew Backues http://www.flickr.com/photos/_omerad_/<br />Matt Howard http://www.flickr.com/photos/nsca23/<br />Nicole Jordan http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicole10f/<br />Keith Montgomery http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmontgomery/<br />
  38. 38. Thank you!<br />Questions?<br />Genevieve Howard <br />howardg@missouri.edu<br />Photos on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/genhoward730/<br />Join the CAFNR LinkedIn group http://linkd.in/avOE44<br />Be our fan on Facebook http://bit.ly/bSCgt8<br />Follow us @cafnr<br />

×