Digital Photography<br />Agenda<br /> Overview<br /> Tips for Taking Good Photos<br /> Editing Photos<br />4/16/2010<br />...
Overview<br />Producing Good Photos<br /><ul><li>Composing
 Editing</li></ul>Gadgets<br />I’m not a gadget person. My focus is always composition, using whatever camera is available...
Frame the Photo<br />Hands, feet, heads<br />Are they all in, if that is the desired look?<br />Pay attention to how much ...
Frame the Photo Examples<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />4<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br /><ul><li>  Feet ar...
  Some eyes are closed
  Can’t see some faces
  Too much “sky”</li></li></ul><li>4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />5<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br /><ul><li>  Ni...
  Even “sky/foreground”
  All faces are showing
  People are smiling</li></li></ul><li>4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />6<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Camera a...
Sun and Lighting<br />Time of day and sunlight<br />Mid-day is the worst time of day to take photos outside. When the sun ...
4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />8<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Bright sun overhead and shadows make the subjec...
Flash or No Flash<br />Glare<br />If a flash reflects off of something in the background, it can produce unwanted glare.<b...
Flash or No Flash Examples<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />10<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Low light with...
Photography in Classrooms and Schools<br />Be aware of the background<br />Can clutter be cleared up?<br />Cables and othe...
Photography in Classrooms and Schools Examples<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />12<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos...
Photography in Classrooms and Schools Examples<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />13<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos...
4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />14<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Good examples of classroom photos.<br />Framed...
Photos of Groups<br />Try to line up in even rows without some people too far in the foreground and others too far back.<b...
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  1. 1. Digital Photography<br />Agenda<br /> Overview<br /> Tips for Taking Good Photos<br /> Editing Photos<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Producing Good Photos<br /><ul><li>Composing
  3. 3. Editing</li></ul>Gadgets<br />I’m not a gadget person. My focus is always composition, using whatever camera is available.<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />2<br />
  4. 4. Frame the Photo<br />Hands, feet, heads<br />Are they all in, if that is the desired look?<br />Pay attention to how much sky and foreground are showing. Is it the look that you want?<br />Camera angle<br />Best not to point camera down at subjects, unless you are going for that particular look. Get level.<br />Body and face looks and angles<br />Are subjects slouching, legs hanging open, faces looking down, etc.<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />3<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />
  5. 5. Frame the Photo Examples<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />4<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br /><ul><li> Feet are cut off
  6. 6. Some eyes are closed
  7. 7. Can’t see some faces
  8. 8. Too much “sky”</li></li></ul><li>4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />5<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br /><ul><li> Nicely framed
  9. 9. Even “sky/foreground”
  10. 10. All faces are showing
  11. 11. People are smiling</li></li></ul><li>4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />6<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Camera at eye level with Sophie.<br />Camera pointing down at Sophie.<br />
  12. 12. Sun and Lighting<br />Time of day and sunlight<br />Mid-day is the worst time of day to take photos outside. When the sun is directly above, there is too much bright, glaring, overhead light. Photos appear washed out.<br />Shadows<br />Watch out for bodies and faces in part shade, part sun.<br />Position versus sun<br />Best not to take photos into the sun. Have your back to the sun, but watch for your own shadow and watch for subjects squinting, looking into a bright sun.<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />7<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />
  13. 13. 4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />8<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Bright sun overhead and shadows make the subject too dark. <br />Good lighting in late afternoon. Good contrast and sun position. Otavalo, Equador.<br />
  14. 14. Flash or No Flash<br />Glare<br />If a flash reflects off of something in the background, it can produce unwanted glare.<br />Wash out <br />Colors can appear washed out with a flash.<br />Low light motion and blurriness<br />In low light situations, you might not need a flash, but motion can appear blurry. Too much distance can cause blurriness also.<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />9<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />
  15. 15. Flash or No Flash Examples<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />10<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Low light without a flash and motion, caused this photo to be blurry.<br />Glare from flash and washed out colors.<br />
  16. 16. Photography in Classrooms and Schools<br />Be aware of the background<br />Can clutter be cleared up?<br />Cables and other distracting “stuff” laying around?<br />Kids love to make hand signals<br />We can’t use these photos.<br />Remember sky/ground ceiling/floor and framing<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />11<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />
  17. 17. Photography in Classrooms and Schools Examples<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />12<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Too much clutter around the room distracts from the subject.<br />Hand signals<br />
  18. 18. Photography in Classrooms and Schools Examples<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />13<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Too much ceiling.<br />
  19. 19. 4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />14<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Good examples of classroom photos.<br />Framed well. Minimal clutter.<br />
  20. 20. Photos of Groups<br />Try to line up in even rows without some people too far in the foreground and others too far back.<br />If the back of the group is too close to a wall you might get unwanted shadows.<br />Can everyone see the camera. If not, their face will not be in the photo.<br />I like to get kids to wave, but remind them not to cover someone else’s face.<br />If outside, try to have your back to the sun, watch out for your shadow. If the sun is too bright people will have to squint.<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />15<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />
  21. 21. 4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />16<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br /><ul><li>One girl way in the front of the rest makes it too difficult to see the others far in the back.
  22. 22. One boy is holding a box in front of his face. This happens frequently with hands waving also.
  23. 23. One girl in front of screen with glare
  24. 24. Some students behind others and not visible</li></li></ul><li>4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />17<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />Photo by SAAM photographer.<br />
  25. 25. Action Shots<br />People speaking<br /> It can be really difficult to take a photo of someone while they are talking. Try to time the photo when they are in between words to avoid funny faces.<br />Hand Movement<br />Try to time the photo in between hand motions to avoid blurriness.<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />18<br />Tips for Taking Good Photos<br />
  26. 26. 4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />19<br />Tips for Taking Good PhotosAction Shots<br /> No meaningful expression. Background too dark.<br />This one is better. Could use to express making a point. Light background is better contrast.<br />
  27. 27. My Four Favorite Fixes<br />Cropping<br />Lighting, Color, Contrast<br />Straightening<br />Red Eye<br />Picasa Demo<br />4/16/2010<br />Sarah Rosedahl<br />20<br />Editing Photos<br />

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