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Photography concepts

  1. 1. Photography ConceptsBrendan Lyons
  2. 2. Camera Angles• A camera angle is determined by the positionof the camera relative to notable objects inthe photograph and describe the way you areviewing the picture.• Camera angles depend on the position of thecamera, and can change the viewersperception of how they see things.
  3. 3. AnglesFront Angle: The camera is level with thefocus, and captures the entire subject.Point of View: The point of view angle islooking directly at the person, onlyencasing part of the person.
  4. 4. Medium ViewThis is a slightly distant view with a level angle.
  5. 5. Long ViewThis angle provides a distant and expansive view of objects in aphotograph. This angle usually includes a fair amount ofbackground.
  6. 6. High AngleThe camera is above the object, putting the viewer in a position of power. This anglegives you a perspective where you are looking down on the focus of the picture.
  7. 7. Low AngleThis position of the camera is below the focus, looking upwards at it. This angleoften is associated with empowering the subject of the photo.
  8. 8. Point of Focus and Depth of FieldPoint of Focus: The point offocus is an object in thephotograph drawing the mostattention. There can bemultiple points of focus in aphoto.Depth of Field: The amountof a picture that is in focus iscalled the depth of field. Partsof a photograph that are inthe depth of field appear crispand are not blurred.
  9. 9. This photo has the foreground in focusand a shallow depth of field. Only theobjects very close to the camera looksharp.The middle ground is crisp while theforeground and background are out offocus.
  10. 10. In this photo, the background is sharpwhile any object close the the camera isfuzzy.Only leaves that a certain distance appearin focus. Any object that is too far fromthe point of focus is not captured indetail.
  11. 11. FramingThe technique of framingmakes the viewer of thephoto look inside the frame.This helps you focus on allthat is within the frame.
  12. 12. Framing
  13. 13. Leading LinesThis concept attracts theattention of the viewer to thedirection of where the linesare pointing.The lines in a photographencourage you to follow themand to look where they areleading.Many times, multiple lines ina photograph point towards acentralized location.
  14. 14. The paneling and intersections betweenthe walls and floor/ceiling all direct theviewers attention toward the people inthe walkway.Even though the words “MUSIC” are notin focus, the railing points in that directionand draws attention to it.
  15. 15. Color CoordinationComplementary colors: Colors that areon opposite sides of the color wheel gowell together.The red-orange hues of the bark andyellow-greens of the plant life contrastwell and balance the photograph.
  16. 16. Direction of LightingThe first photograph was taken while Mr.Woods was directly under a skylight. Thelighting from aboveThe second photo only contains light fromthe background. This is known as backlighting.