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How to take great photos

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  1. 1. How to take great photos
  2. 2. <ul><li>READ THE MANUAL </li></ul><ul><li>Play with all the buttons - know what they are for - identify photography and playback mode </li></ul><ul><li>Find the apertures for power and cables </li></ul><ul><li>Always detach the battery if the camera is left for long periods </li></ul><ul><li>Keep away from moisture and moving within different climates </li></ul>Getting to know the Camera
  3. 3. <ul><li>Select a theme </li></ul><ul><li>Build up a series of related photos on a theme </li></ul>Tell a Story
  4. 6. <ul><li>Before shooting determine where the light is </li></ul><ul><li>Shoot with sun behind you not in front (backlight) </li></ul><ul><li>If filming inside, turn all the lights on </li></ul><ul><li>Use flash outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>Know the distance of your flash </li></ul>Lighting
  5. 7. Orientation to suit the subject
  6. 8. <ul><li>Look your subject in the eye </li></ul><ul><li>Move in close </li></ul><ul><li>Now move in closer or use macro </li></ul>Get in close
  7. 9. <ul><li>Attribution: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Hold shutter half way down </li></ul><ul><li>Reframe while holding the button halfway down </li></ul>Focus
  9. 11. <ul><li>Turn on the lights in the room so that your subject’s pupils will decrease in size. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to look to the side of your camera rather than straight at the camera when you snap the picture. </li></ul>Prevent red eye
  10. 12. <ul><li>Use the rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Use the open space </li></ul>Composition
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  12. 15. <ul><li>Use a tripod </li></ul><ul><li>Hold camera still </li></ul>Stabilise
  13. 16. <ul><li>Let subject fill the scene </li></ul><ul><li>Plain background to emphasise subject </li></ul><ul><li>Consider what is in the background </li></ul>Framing
  14. 17. Add foreground interest
  15. 18. <ul><li>Creates personal and inviting feeling </li></ul>Eye level
  16. 19. <ul><li>Low angle </li></ul><ul><li>High angle </li></ul><ul><li>Leading lines </li></ul>Angles and perspectives
  17. 20. <ul><li>Be ruthless about removing parts of the photograph that don’t really add to the overall picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Try rotating the crop, and then re-aligning the photograph behind. This can make a really dramatic difference to the picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Crop to suit the picture, don’t crop to suit the print size. </li></ul>Don’t be afraid to crop
  18. 22. Bleeding from the frame
  19. 23. <ul><li>Add props </li></ul><ul><li>Rearrange subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Try a different viewpoint </li></ul>Creativity
  20. 25. <ul><li>Add props </li></ul><ul><li>Rearrange subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Try a different viewpoint </li></ul>Creativity
  21. 26. <ul><li>Take multiple shots on a theme </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the subject in focus </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Get close </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the background, colour and light </li></ul><ul><li>Hold still </li></ul><ul><li>Get creative </li></ul>Review
  22. 27. <ul><li>Parts of a camera </li></ul>Applying it in the classroom
  23. 28. <ul><li>Brainstorm safety in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Whole class share to make a safety poster </li></ul>Safety First
  24. 29. <ul><li>Roster children in pairs as class photographers for the week to record learning, items of interest for their class blog/newsletter etc </li></ul><ul><li>Students select the best - use success criteria cards </li></ul><ul><li>Add caption/sentence to their photo </li></ul>Continue the learning
  25. 30. Study of line