Angles & Rules of Third in Photography


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Angles & Rules of Third in Photography

  1. 1. Better Composition: Vertical and Horizontal Angles Rule of Thirds
  2. 2. Which Way? <ul><li>There are two ways to hold the camera, either vertical, where the camera is held up and down, or horizontally, where the camera is held normally . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Vertical <ul><li>While not only the case, you should shoot ______________ vertically to get the entire object in the frame. Shooting something vertically makes the viewer focus on the __________ of the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>vertical objects </li></ul>height
  4. 5. Horizontal <ul><li>A photographer should shoot _____________when capture landscapes and scenes where you want to get a lot of background and foreground. It makes the photo look more (stable) and (level) </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes mixing up these principles can (catch the viewers attention) even (startle) or (unnerve) them </li></ul>horizontally
  5. 8. How you change the angle can give you good a opportunity to explore different creative styles.
  6. 9. Watch Your Lines <ul><li>When photographing (horizontal) or (vertical) lines like horizons and trees, you want to make sure that the lines are perfectly (straight) . </li></ul><ul><li>Line up the (horizon) with either the (LCD) or (view finder) of your camera. You have to (tilt) your camera to the right or the left to fix this. </li></ul>
  7. 12. Angles <ul><li>Many photographers shoot from (eye level) . </li></ul><ul><li>While you can get a lot of shoots that way, you can miss good opportunities for interesting shots. </li></ul>
  8. 13. Up High <ul><li>A (Birds Eye View) is shot from above the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain a bird eye view, you might want to (stand on a ladder) or on a (balcony) . Pointing your camera (straight down) will give you the same effect with certain objects but a photographer has to careful not to (get their shoes) in the picture. </li></ul>
  9. 14. Birds Eye View Flattens Objects <ul><li>Shooting from high up will (flatten) objects. You won't get things like (foreground) or much (depth) in a photograph but you will get interesting (shapes) and (patterns) that you might not find otherwise. </li></ul>
  10. 15. No Horizons <ul><li>Taking a photograph from above will cut out any (horizons) that you have in a landscape picture. Instead of focusing on (sky) in the landscape pictures, you'll hopefully locate more (points of interest) </li></ul>
  11. 16. Group Photographs <ul><li>If you have a large group of people you need to photograph, you won't have to worry about (everyone fitting into the frame) . The viewer will be focused on the (faces) and the photographer won't have to worry about fitting in (torsos) and (legs) </li></ul>
  12. 18. New Perspectives <ul><li>shooting mundane or average subjects with a high angle, will give you a new (point of view ) and help you notice details you might otherwise miss. </li></ul>
  13. 19. Down Low <ul><li>A low shot or (worm's eye view) gives a very (dynamic) photograph. It makes the (world look bigger) and focuses on (objects) on or close to the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>As a photographer, you need to kneel or lay on your stomach to achieve this kind of shot. </li></ul>
  14. 21. <ul><li>This is a very good angle for photographing (children) and (babies) because you are (on their level) but this can be applied to (every type of photography) </li></ul><ul><li>To achieve a low shot, you need to either (kneel) or (lay down) . </li></ul>
  15. 22. Rule of Thirds <ul><li>When you look through the LCD or Viewfinder imagine the screen is (split into three equal parts) both horizontally or vertically. </li></ul><ul><li>This will help the photographer (place) things in the photograph. This principle is called the (Rule of thirds) a concept created by Renaissance Painters to improve (composition) . </li></ul>
  16. 24. Watch the Horizon <ul><li>Use the rule of thirds when doing landscape photography. You don't want (Horizons) to cut the picture directly in half. When positioning the horizon on the (bottom line), you give more emphasis on the sky. On the top line, your picture looks (weighted) and (heavy) but puts more focus on the earth. </li></ul>
  17. 27. Find the Best Spot <ul><li>The lines that cross are called the (sweet spots) or (Golden Mean Spots ) where you need to position the important parts of the photograph. The best spots are the (lower right spot) and (upper right spot) </li></ul>
  18. 29. <ul><li>The reason for this is because the eye enters the picture (from the left) side of the picture then travels to the (center) of the picture. The reason for this is because we were (taught to read from left to right) </li></ul>
  19. 30. Avoid Two Golden Mean Spots <ul><li>You don't want two or more subjects to be on more then one (Golden Mean Spot) because the eye will keep looking back and forth between the two. </li></ul>