Seeing photographs


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Seeing photographs

  1. 1. Seeing Photographs
  2. 2. What’s Wrong with these Photos?
  3. 16. How do you learn to take better pictures? <ul><li>Learn the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize the end product </li></ul><ul><li>Make choices as you photograph </li></ul>
  4. 17. Framing <ul><li>The frame isolates part of a larger scene </li></ul><ul><li>How much of the scene do you want to include? </li></ul><ul><li>Framing can strengthen a picture or make it awkward </li></ul>
  5. 18. What’s Working on these Photos?
  6. 19. Delarosa
  7. 20. Joel Sartore
  8. 21. Joel Sartore
  9. 22. David Juguet
  10. 23. Martin Waldbauer
  11. 24. Ian Plant
  12. 25. Close up or not? <ul><li>Choose how much of the scene to include. </li></ul><ul><li>Beginners often shoot too wide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try shooting the whole scene, then move closer to the details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This can help with unwanted background </li></ul></ul>
  13. 26. Jeremie Mazenq
  14. 28. Ibrahim Kerem Ozturk
  15. 29. Backgrounds <ul><li>Pay attention to what surrounds your focal point </li></ul><ul><li>Backgrounds can be interesting or distracting </li></ul><ul><li>Should it be in focus or blurry? </li></ul>
  16. 33. Where to Place a Subject <ul><li>Moving the subject to the left or right of the frame can add interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Since we read left to right, people will read a subject on the left first </li></ul>
  17. 34. Vadim Trunov
  18. 35. Borinamisica
  19. 36. Motion You have two major choices with motion: 1. Stop the motion 2. Blur the motion
  20. 39. Perspective/Point of View/Camera Angle <ul><li>Perspective can create illusion of 3-dimensions on a 2D photograph </li></ul><ul><li>Point of view can add interest </li></ul>
  21. 47. The Rule of Thirds <ul><li>Started by painters in the 19 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Divide the frame into threes vertically and horizontally </li></ul><ul><li>The most important things go in the four intersections </li></ul><ul><li>The strongest intersection is the top left. </li></ul>
  22. 48. The Rule of Thirds