Unite for Sight - April 17, 2011  Yale University Telling the Story: Documentary Photography for NGOs
 
 
 
 
Documentary Photography
 
What is photography?
<ul><li>Photography is reacting to what you  </li></ul><ul><li>see and organizing it into a frame. </li></ul>Elliot Erwitt...
We’re responsible for EVERYTHING in the frame.
The Frame.
 
Placement of the subject
Eleanor, Chicago, 1949 © Harry Callahan
© Henri Cartier-Bresson/ Magnum Photos
The Rule of Thirds …
 
 
 
 
Our next choice is where to put the horizon?
What is this photograph about ?
The Earth or the sky?
Ansel Adams. Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1942
© 1982 by William Albert Allard from  Vanishing Breed , published by the New York Graphic Society Books
© Joseph Koudelka/ Magnum Photos
 
 
Pay special attention to  the edges of the frame.
 
 
© Alex Webb, Magnum Photos
Light.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Blue Sixty: The sixty-minutes  after the sun has  gone over the horizon.
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Holding the camera </li></ul><ul><li>Approaching people </li></ul><ul><li>Working with interpreters </li></ul><ul>...
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  1. 1. Unite for Sight - April 17, 2011 Yale University Telling the Story: Documentary Photography for NGOs
  2. 6. Documentary Photography
  3. 8. What is photography?
  4. 9. <ul><li>Photography is reacting to what you </li></ul><ul><li>see and organizing it into a frame. </li></ul>Elliot Erwitt - Magnum Stories ; Pg. 138
  5. 10. We’re responsible for EVERYTHING in the frame.
  6. 11. The Frame.
  7. 13. Placement of the subject
  8. 14. Eleanor, Chicago, 1949 © Harry Callahan
  9. 15. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/ Magnum Photos
  10. 16. The Rule of Thirds …
  11. 21. Our next choice is where to put the horizon?
  12. 22. What is this photograph about ?
  13. 23. The Earth or the sky?
  14. 24. Ansel Adams. Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1942
  15. 25. © 1982 by William Albert Allard from Vanishing Breed , published by the New York Graphic Society Books
  16. 26. © Joseph Koudelka/ Magnum Photos
  17. 29. Pay special attention to the edges of the frame.
  18. 32. © Alex Webb, Magnum Photos
  19. 33. Light.
  20. 43. The Blue Sixty: The sixty-minutes after the sun has gone over the horizon.
  21. 48. <ul><li>Holding the camera </li></ul><ul><li>Approaching people </li></ul><ul><li>Working with interpreters </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul>
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