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Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
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Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
Intro Photog Feb03
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Intro Photog Feb03
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Intro Photog Feb03
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  • 1. Introduction to Documentary Photography
  • 2. Keep Your Camera Ready <ul><li>You never know when something’s going to happen. Get the habit of having your camera with you. </li></ul>
  • 3. Keep It Simple: Get Close <ul><li>You waste film and distract the viewer when you are farther from your subject than you need to be. </li></ul>
  • 4. Moving in focuses the viewer’s vision
  • 5. Getting close involves the viewer with your subject
  • 6. Distracting Surroundings
  • 7. Are simplified by Getting Close
  • 8. Keep People Busy <ul><li>Avoid Static, Posed Group Photos </li></ul>
  • 9. Show People Doing Something <ul><li>People in action are more interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>We not only see them, we see them interacting and we begin to get a story. </li></ul>
  • 10. Show People Doing Something!
  • 11. Watch for interaction between people: eye contact
  • 12. Keep the Background Simple: Look At Edges
  • 13. Frame foreground elements with background elements
  • 14. Simplify the Background by throwing it out of focus
  • 15. Look for an Unusual Point of View that helps tell the story
  • 16. Consider Getting Above the Situation
  • 17. Look for “Frames”
  • 18. Include foreground objects as a frame
  • 19. Composition: The Rule of thirds
  • 20. Rule of Thirds
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  • 24. Don’t always use Horizontal Framing
  • 25. Turn Your Camera to get a Vertical Frame
  • 26. Practice Your Timing
  • 27. Timing: Can you see everyone’s face?
  • 28. Strong sunlight creates too much contrast <ul><li>State the purpose of the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Identify yourself </li></ul>
  • 29. Use your flash to lighten foreground
  • 30. The interview itself is part of history.
  • 31. Whose story is it? In the Heritage Project, the documentarian is part of the story.

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