Basic photography— Art, composition, and computer principles
What makes these images effective?
Creating mood <ul><li>Overall feel of a picture </li></ul><ul><li>Created by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul><...
Characteristics of a good photo <ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><li>Line </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Texture <...
Shape <ul><li>Tends to be noticed first, before texture and pattern </li></ul>
 
Line <ul><li>Lines create  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pattern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth...
Line creates perspective <ul><li>Lines into the horizon show depth and perspective for the viewer </li></ul><ul><li>Vanish...
                                       
 
 
 
 
Pattern <ul><li>Orderly combination of shape, line, or color </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern can help echo the character of a ph...
 
Texture <ul><li>Adds realism (sense of touch) to a photo </li></ul><ul><li>Side lighting highlights texture </li></ul><ul>...
 
Using light for depth <ul><li>Soft side lighting can give a sense of shape and depth without high contrast </li></ul><ul><...
 
Giving perspective <ul><li>Linear—Lines which converge into the distance </li></ul><ul><li>Diminishing size—objects furthe...
 
Depth and perspective <ul><li>Overlapping forms—overlapping objects in a picture create depth and distance </li></ul><ul><...
 
 
Improving composition <ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Angle and perspective </li></u...
Have a strong center of interest <ul><li>Take pictures at different angles with different compositions </li></ul><ul><li>W...
 
 
Simplicity <ul><li>One strong center of interest </li></ul>
 
Cut offs <ul><li>Avoiding cutting out parts or wholes of people or main subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding cutting out th...
Give the object some-where to go
 
Working with angles <ul><li>Low angles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear sky backdrop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High angle </li></u...
 
 
Balance <ul><li>Balance color and weight in a picture </li></ul><ul><li>Formal and informal </li></ul><ul><li>Symmetrical ...
 
Fill the frame <ul><li>Would this picture look better if it were closer? </li></ul><ul><li>Long range shots provide depth ...
                   
 
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Basicphotography

  1. 1. Basic photography— Art, composition, and computer principles
  2. 2. What makes these images effective?
  3. 3. Creating mood <ul><li>Overall feel of a picture </li></ul><ul><li>Created by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus (isolation and distance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather and light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sunrise/sunset </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Misty, rainy days </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sun vs. overcast </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Characteristics of a good photo <ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><li>Line </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul>
  5. 5. Shape <ul><li>Tends to be noticed first, before texture and pattern </li></ul>
  6. 7. Line <ul><li>Lines create </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pattern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Line leads the eye </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagonals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S-curves </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Line creates perspective <ul><li>Lines into the horizon show depth and perspective for the viewer </li></ul><ul><li>Vanishing point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point at which lines converge and vanish in to the horizon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place off-center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Close-ups decrease perspective while wide-angles can exaggerate it </li></ul>
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  9. 14. Pattern <ul><li>Orderly combination of shape, line, or color </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern can help echo the character of a photo </li></ul><ul><li>Catching attention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Random patterns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slight variation in a pattern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pattern in common places </li></ul></ul>
  10. 16. Texture <ul><li>Adds realism (sense of touch) to a photo </li></ul><ul><li>Side lighting highlights texture </li></ul><ul><li>Most portraits use front lighting to decrease texture on skin </li></ul>
  11. 18. Using light for depth <ul><li>Soft side lighting can give a sense of shape and depth without high contrast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portraits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When shape/depth is more important that texture </li></ul></ul>
  12. 20. Giving perspective <ul><li>Linear—Lines which converge into the distance </li></ul><ul><li>Diminishing size—objects further away are smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial perspective—atmosphere creates haze, which lightens objects farther away </li></ul>
  13. 22. Depth and perspective <ul><li>Overlapping forms—overlapping objects in a picture create depth and distance </li></ul><ul><li>Selective focusing—focusing on the foreground and blurring the background </li></ul>
  14. 25. Improving composition <ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Angle and perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul>
  15. 26. Have a strong center of interest <ul><li>Take pictures at different angles with different compositions </li></ul><ul><li>Work around the rule of thirds </li></ul>
  16. 29. Simplicity <ul><li>One strong center of interest </li></ul>
  17. 31. Cut offs <ul><li>Avoiding cutting out parts or wholes of people or main subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding cutting out the path of a moving object </li></ul>
  18. 32. Give the object some-where to go
  19. 34. Working with angles <ul><li>Low angles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear sky backdrop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High angle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate cloudy sky </li></ul></ul><ul><li>45 degree angles will cut glare </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid centered horizons </li></ul>
  20. 37. Balance <ul><li>Balance color and weight in a picture </li></ul><ul><li>Formal and informal </li></ul><ul><li>Symmetrical and asymmetrical </li></ul>
  21. 39. Fill the frame <ul><li>Would this picture look better if it were closer? </li></ul><ul><li>Long range shots provide depth and perspective </li></ul>
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  23. 42. Uploading Photos

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