Introduction to Documentary Photography
Keep Your Camera Ready <ul><li>You never know when something’s going to happen. Get the habit of having your camera with y...
Keep It Simple: Get Close <ul><li>You waste film and distract the viewer when you are farther from your subject than you n...
Moving in focuses the viewer’s vision
Getting close involves the viewer with your subject
Distracting Surroundings
Are simplified by Getting Close
Keep People Busy <ul><li>Avoid Static, Posed Group Photos </li></ul>
Show People Doing Something <ul><li>People in action are more interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>We  not only see them, we see...
Show People Doing Something!
Watch for interaction between people: eye contact
Keep the Background Simple: Look At Edges
Frame foreground elements with background elements
Simplify the Background by throwing it out of focus
Look for an Unusual Point of View that helps tell the story
Consider Getting Above the Situation
Look for “Frames”
Include foreground objects as a frame
Composition: The Rule of thirds
Rule of Thirds
 
 
 
Don’t always use  Horizontal Framing
Turn Your Camera to get a Vertical Frame
Practice Your Timing
Timing: Can you see everyone’s face?
Strong sunlight creates too much contrast <ul><li>State the purpose of the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Identify yourself ...
Use your flash to lighten foreground
The interview itself is part of history.
Whose story is it? In the  Heritage Project,  the documentarian is part of the story.
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Intro Photog Feb03

  1. Introduction to Documentary Photography
  2. Keep Your Camera Ready <ul><li>You never know when something’s going to happen. Get the habit of having your camera with you. </li></ul>
  3. Keep It Simple: Get Close <ul><li>You waste film and distract the viewer when you are farther from your subject than you need to be. </li></ul>
  4. Moving in focuses the viewer’s vision
  5. Getting close involves the viewer with your subject
  6. Distracting Surroundings
  7. Are simplified by Getting Close
  8. Keep People Busy <ul><li>Avoid Static, Posed Group Photos </li></ul>
  9. Show People Doing Something <ul><li>People in action are more interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>We not only see them, we see them interacting and we begin to get a story. </li></ul>
  10. Show People Doing Something!
  11. Watch for interaction between people: eye contact
  12. Keep the Background Simple: Look At Edges
  13. Frame foreground elements with background elements
  14. Simplify the Background by throwing it out of focus
  15. Look for an Unusual Point of View that helps tell the story
  16. Consider Getting Above the Situation
  17. Look for “Frames”
  18. Include foreground objects as a frame
  19. Composition: The Rule of thirds
  20. Rule of Thirds
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  22.  
  23.  
  24. Don’t always use Horizontal Framing
  25. Turn Your Camera to get a Vertical Frame
  26. Practice Your Timing
  27. Timing: Can you see everyone’s face?
  28. Strong sunlight creates too much contrast <ul><li>State the purpose of the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Identify yourself </li></ul>
  29. Use your flash to lighten foreground
  30. The interview itself is part of history.
  31. Whose story is it? In the Heritage Project, the documentarian is part of the story.

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