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Basic camera shots

  1. 1. Basic Camera Techniques
  2. 2. Rule of Thirds <ul><li>Divide the image into 9 parts using an imaginary 3 x 3 grid. </li></ul><ul><li>Place points of interest in the intersections or along the lines so that your photo becomes more balanced and look more natural. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leading Lines <ul><li>Use leading lines to draw the viewer's eye through the photograph. This is a powerful technique to draw the viewer's attention to one or more intended subjects or focal point. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Repetition of image <ul><li>Echoing or repeating a shape throughout your photo gives you instant composition. Repetition photography is an excellent way to grab the attention of your audience and draw them into the image. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Parts of a Whole <ul><li>Forces the viewer to focus on which you want them to focus. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Unusual Angles <ul><li>Where the camera is placed in relation to the subject greatly affects the way the viewer perceives that subject. </li></ul>Bird’s eye Worm’s eye
  7. 7. Contrast <ul><li>The subject pops out when its colors and/or tones are in contrast to the background and/or other elements of the picture. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Group shots <ul><li>Try varying heights of subjects, angle of camera, or action of subjects…. make them interesting! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Close-up Shot <ul><li>Close-ups are obviously useful for showing detail. </li></ul><ul><li>A close-up of a person emphasizes their emotional state. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reaction Shot <ul><li>A shot that shows how a person feels about something. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Action Shot <ul><li>A shot that shows action, movement, or something happening. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Emotion Shot <ul><li>A shot that shows feelings of the subject. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Horizontal Shot <ul><li>Emphasis is on the horizon line, usually follows Rule of Thirds. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Vertical Shot <ul><li>Emphasis is on the upright subject of the image, usually follows Rule of Thirds. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Framing <ul><li>Framing draws attention to the subject of your image by blocking other parts of the image. </li></ul><ul><li>1. gives the photo context </li></ul><ul><li>2. gives a sense of depth and layers </li></ul><ul><li>3. leads eye towards main focal point </li></ul><ul><li>4. intrigues viewer. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Basic Video Shots
  17. 17. Wide Angle Shot <ul><li>Establishes setting (where and when) </li></ul><ul><li>Entire subject is seen </li></ul><ul><li>Little detail </li></ul>
  18. 18. Medium Shot <ul><li>Introduces subject </li></ul><ul><li>Details of who or what without losing the where. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Close-up Shot <ul><li>Close-ups show details. </li></ul><ul><li>A close-up of a person emphasizes their emotional state. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Extreme Close-up <ul><li>ECU shows ONE detail </li></ul><ul><li>Can emphasize important emotion or detail. </li></ul>
  21. 21. 3 Word Rules
  22. 22. Good to Great
  23. 23. Keep it Simple
  24. 24. Ideas Are Everywhere
  25. 25. Passion Is Key
  26. 26. Audience is key
  27. 27. What’s Your Message
  28. 28. Deadlines ARE Important
  29. 29. Is It Great
  30. 30. Make It Unique
  31. 31. Pressure Makes Diamonds
  32. 32. Beginning, Middle, End
  33. 33. Action, Reaction, Emotion
  34. 34. Compose, Sequence, Story
  35. 35. Get Close Up
  36. 36. Shot And Move
  37. 37. Tripod > You
  38. 38. You’re NO Monkey
  39. 39. Sequence= Series of Shots that Tell a Story