Introduction to Digital Photography Class

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Introduction to Digital Photography Class

  1. 1. MR. DIZARD’S CLASS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION
  2. 2. “I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.” – Author Unknown
  3. 3. ANSWER THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS • Take photos that tell a story • Take photos from different angles and perspectives • Move in close • Look the subject in the eye where possible • Look for the details in the scene that will support your story
  4. 4. CAPTURE INTERESTING PHOTOS • Scan the background before you take the photo • Take photos from different perspectives to change the emphasis of your photo • Try zooming in as close as possible for greater impact
  5. 5. TAKING A GREAT PHOTO
  6. 6. • Take many photos so you have more to choose from. Digital photography allows this with no additional cost • Use the correct shooting mode • Portrait mode for close-ups • Landscape for distance shots • Use the editing tools in Photoshop to improve your photos.
  7. 7. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” –ANSEL ADAMS
  8. 8. WHAT MAKES A GREAT SHOT? • Anticipate the action so you get the shots you want • Use your camera’s BURST mode, if it has one so you can take multiple shots • Use your tripod’s swivel feature to follow the action. • Turn off the display’s preview feature so you can take shots quicker.
  9. 9. CAPTURE CANDID SHOTS • Avoid posing children. Try to capture them naturally • Make the children feel comfortable and relaxed • Try to be discreet
  10. 10. “Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner “ -AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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