Point of ViewAn Image Development Strategy Digital Photography Unit Ms Gregory Elementary Connected Classrooms
Learning Intentions1. To learn about point of view (sometimes called ‘perspective’) in photography.2. To see and capture images using point of view.3. To use point of view to create powerful images with digital photography.
Point of ViewAn image development strategy used by artists & photographers to make their images stronger, more powerful. – More of the ‘language’ of the visual arts.
The one compositional element that is almost entirely in your control.
Point of view, literally……means where you stand in relation to your subject
No matter where you stand or,where you look, objects recede away from you.
Where you stand influences the appearance of your subject.
Photos taken looking up are often called a‘Worm’s Eye View’.
Photos taken looking down are called a Bird’s Eye View. From far above…
Point of View, figuratively……means how you feel about your subject.
How you feel……not just spatially, but aesthetically, emotionally, even morally.
To successfully use figurative point ofview you need to:1. understand your subject enough to have an opinion or idea about it, and…
…you need to: 2. have the technical skill and creativity to communicate that opinion or idea to those viewing the photo.
Your assignment:1. Photograph a single subject from different points of view.2. Use macro settings if needed to get in close.3. Remember line, texture, shape, rule of thirds and other tips from the last two lessons.4. Remember to behave appropriately if outside of the classroom.5. We’ll upload and share out after 30 minutes!6. Questions?
References:A) The Photographic Eye http://www.scribd.com/doc/6402946/The-Photographic-Eye- Learning-to-See-With-a-CameraB) All photos accessed March 17, 2011 from Flickr:1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/13898329@N00/124946458/2. http://www.pbase.com/10kzoomfz/image/861515303. Even Taller http://www.flickr.com/photos/63359565@N00/44069294/4. Tracks into Infinity http://www.flickr.com/photos/70925600@N00/34359017/5. …like a rocket http://www.flickr.com/photos/53367917@N00/62350638/6. Tall Trees on the Rock http://www.flickr.com/photos/15848411@N00/469498566/7. Volvo army http://www.flickr.com/photos/56176680@N00/187677043/8. Flax field http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/agnic/flax/Reimers%20Seed%203.htm9. Moon Hill http://www.flickr.com/photos/83905194@N00/347834447/10. Macro-main http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503209319@N01/106115745/11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/17575871@N00/424840499/12. Baby Anna http://www.flickr.com/photos/90182659@N00/281175895/13. Ghost-dog http://www.flickr.com/photos/hand-nor-glove/372497424/sizes/m/in/photostream/14. Wilbur Likes Leaves http://www.flickr.com/photos/mommamia/210433527/sizes/m/in/photostream/