Introduction to Photography

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An introduction to photography for the web.

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Introduction to Photography

  1. 1. Photography Adding colour and movement
  2. 2. Why add images? <ul><li>Illustrate – some stories need illustration </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes image is the story </li></ul><ul><li>Emote – add visual emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Balance – overall look of page </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your audience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Elements <ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Composition </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul>
  4. 4. Story <ul><li>Plan your photos as you would plan the story </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to relate the photo to the story </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible – if the photo suggests a different hook for the web story - go with it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Location <ul><li>How will location affect your shots </li></ul><ul><li>How will time of day add or detract </li></ul><ul><li>How much time to take your shots </li></ul>
  6. 6. Subject <ul><li>What is the subject of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Does the subject make a good photo </li></ul><ul><li>People make better photos than things </li></ul>
  7. 7. Composition <ul><li>The rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Framing and framing </li></ul><ul><li>Close and wide – long and tight </li></ul>
  8. 8. Perspective <ul><li>“ If your photo isn’t good enough you probably aren’t close enough” </li></ul><ul><li>Use different angles </li></ul><ul><li>Think of eye lines – the talents not yours </li></ul>
  9. 9. Portraits <ul><li>Want 3-d </li></ul><ul><li>no distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Plain clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Even Light </li></ul><ul><li>Angle bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Angled shots </li></ul><ul><li>No studios, headphones! </li></ul>

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