Balfour Photography 2013 - Planning and Composition
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START HERE –White balance your camera BEFORE AFTER
Photo planningAsk readers what they want Conduct surveys, interviews and focus groups Uncover ways to work their ideas into the bookTell both individual and collective stories One-of-a-kind experiences Common activities and eventsBrainstorm fresh angles and new ideas Discover new angles to repeated stories Add stories that have not appeared in the book
The Graphic OrganizerCover PEOPLE & GROUPS OF PEOPLE involved with event.
The 2nd Graphic Organizer Person by person, or group by group, write down everything they do
Find yourfocus • Plan photo coverage • Schedule interviews
Make sure to cover thingsand immediately after the eventthat happen before the event, during the event,
Using a red marker, circle activities that would make great photos
Full Cast NumberTransformation Crew Chorus-- speaking Leads parts
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plan photopackages WHY? Packages include more students in the book.
Vary the number of people in photos on the spread 36 TOTAL 65 Full Cast Number21 3 5Transformation 2 4 1 Crew Chorus-- speaking parts Leads 12 2 1 1
Use the aperture to give a strong center of focus.
Let’s look at more great shots. See if you can identify the photocomposition techniques
Special ThanksKiski High School’s photographers& adviser Paul FantaskiLegacy High School’s photographers& adviser Leland MallettMcKinney High School’s photographers& adviser Lori OglesbeeShawnee Mission North’s photographers& adviser Becky Tate
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