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Photography

  1. 1. Digital Photography Workshop Sunnybrae Normal School 15th May 2007
  2. 2. A 21st Century baby is born!
  3. 3. All great pictures are well composed. There is a balance. Here are a few tips to help you take better pictures.
  4. 4. Learn the Rule of Thirds Avoid placing your subject in the centre This... not this
  5. 5. • Divide the view into thirds, horizontally and vertically
  6. 6. • Place the subjectcentre of the frame where the lines intersect, instead of in the
  7. 7. Not this...
  8. 8. Rather this
  9. 9. Make the eyes the focal point
  10. 10. If you can’t get the subject on the intersection, put it on one of the line of thirds.
  11. 11. The more intersections or lines you can target, the better.
  12. 12. Look for elements that lead the eyes through the photo
  13. 13. Give space in the background to walk or look into Not this... Rather this ...
  14. 14. Pay attention to framing • Nothing ruins a photo faster than distracting elements in the background. • Look all around the edges of the frame
  15. 15. In bright sunlight • Use flash to light the faces Not this But this
  16. 16. Not this But this
  17. 17. Try focussing off centre - master the two step shutter • Use the first click to focus and hold it down • Move the camera so the focussed image is on the side
  18. 18. Action Shot • Predict the action • Focus on where the action will take place
  19. 19. Try framing your photo with the foreground
  20. 20. Try getting in close (using macro mode) • Don’t use flash • Don’t use zoom
  21. 21. Vary your line of sight
  22. 22. Try a snail or bird’s eye view
  23. 23. Use interesting angles
  24. 24. Look for patterns
  25. 25. in nature...
  26. 26. ... and man made
  27. 27. You can use your camera as a colour photocopier • Prop the page at a 450 angle • Hold theout from the camera directly page. Watch for glare.
  28. 28. Most of all have fun catching the moment Photos by Cathy O’Hanlon

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